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Dawn Brooks, DVM with DogDr. Dawn Brooks, our Chief of Staff, joined our practice in July of 1999. She has enhanced us with her professionalism and good nature, and her clients speak highly of her quality medicine and compassion for her patients. She was born in Lowell and has lived in Westford since birth and many recognize her as a member of the Tandus clan.

She is the 4th generation in her family to live in Westford since her great-grandfather settled here from Poland. She graduated from Westford Academy in 1990, and then attended Stonehill College in Easton, MA. From there she went west to Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduated in 1998, and then moved back to New England to her roots. She rounded out her academic career as an intern at the Angell Memorial Medical Center in Boston until 1999.

She resides in Westford with her husband, Robert, her daughters, Sydney and Jordyn, her Golden Retriever, Miller, her cat, Veronica, and two guinea pigs, Reeses and Snickers. She enjoys various outdoor hobbies with her family, taking care of her daughters and bringing them to dance competitions around New England, crafts (quilting, needlepoint, recreational sewing), is an active member of her church, and is an avid Girl Scout and supports the Westford Girl Scouts as a leader for two troops and as the town cookie sale coordinator.

Dr. Brooks has a special interest in small mammal, avian and reptile medicine and enjoys taking care of all pets, including rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, birds, snakes, lizards, turtles, and tortoises. She is committed to providing excellent care to our less traditional pets and their families. Dr. Brooks became Chief of Staff in the summer of 2012 and offers quarterly "Meet the Chief" seminars to discuss various aspects of pet health. These seminars are free to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Photo taken by Blue Amrich and Aimee Powers