About Us

Dr. Bill Walker

Dr. Bill was born at the University of Florida and spent winters in Jacksonville, Florida classrooms and every summer on a family farm in Hutchinson, Kansas.

He, his son Owen and Otis the Amazing Wonder Dog moved to Northumberland 3 years ago and they love the White Mountains lifestyle here.

He has a BS and DVM from Kansas State University, a post-doctoral fellowship in toxicology (cancer research) at Yale University as well as Computer Science courses at Boston University.

He has been the Medical Director at several animal hospitals in the Boston Metrowest area, owner/director of the Rotherwood Animal Clinic in Newton, MA for 20 years and Medical Director at the Worcester Animal Rescue League.

He has consulted at the Boston Museum of Science in live animal care, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Massachusetts Herpetological Society and many dog and cat clubs and rescues.

He has published and assisted in several papers on antibiotic therapy, fluid therapy, water intoxication and antifreeze poisoning.

He has raced quarter horses, off-road stadium trucks and kayaks. He now is enjoying cowboy shooting in his spiffy 1873 cavalry uniform.


Carolyn Nicoli

Carolyn grew up in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and graduated from Chelmsford High School. She got her start working with animals as a Research Animal Care Specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. From there she worked at a local veterinary hospital in the kennel. Here she started a love for veterinary medicine.

After moving to Southern New Hampshire, Carolyn worked at a busy general practice and emergency clinic where she learned veterinary nursing, emergency medicine, management and triage. Her love of the scaly creatures of the world led her to volunteer at New England Reptile Distributors, handling and caring for exotic animals. In 2011 Carolyn’s love of the lakes and mountains encouraged a move to the Lakes Region,of New Hampshire, with her Olde English Bulldog, Porkchop. Here she worked at a mixed animal practice and learned a few things about large animal care and also worked at an Emergency Clinic in the area.

Her love of the Northern Kingdom’s beauty and an opportunity to join this exciting new practice. She moved up here to be Technician Supervisor, with Porkchop, to help start and build Cape Horn Pet Clinic.


Melissa Dano

Melissa Dano spent her childhood and most of her adult life living and working on the family dairy farm in northern New York where she developed a passion for the care of animals. Recently, she earned an associates degree in business management as well as a certification in advanced obedience dog training.

Her husband’s career in environmental remediation sent them to northern New Hampshire where they fell in love with the local area and decided to make it their permanent home with their two children, Adriana and Erika, as well as Tylee their rescue dog, and the family’s 4 laying hens Parmesan, Little, Pot Pie, and Barbie­Q.