Dr. Julie Kopser, our Chief of Staff, is a graduate of Tufts University in N. Grafton, MA, and she performed her internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston. When Dr. Kopser joined our staff in 1994, she became an integral part of our hospital.
Dr. Kopser has enhanced our hospital with a passion for her work and her love of learning. She provides medical and surgical services for dogs, cats, and exotic pets. Medical services include general medicine, ultrasound, echocardiography, and chemotherapy. Surgical services include soft tissue and orthopedics such as patellar luxation repair and cruciate repair. One of the most exciting and rewarding cases that Dr. Kopser has treated combined both medicine and surgery. Using echocardiography, she diagnosed a four month old puppy with a serious heart defect (patent ductus arteriosis) and was then able to surgically correct the defect with the help of the skilled team of CVH employees.
Along with her veterinary duties, Dr. Kopser organizes the student externship program for veterinary students on rotation through our hospital. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the ultrasound teaching lab for 3rd year veterinary students at Tufts University. Passionate about furthering her own studies, she regularly attends continuing education programs in the fields of cardiology, emergency medicine, surgery, and oncology.
In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Kopser's bedside manner is impeccable. Although she loves working with patients and their owners one-on-one, she admits that surgery is one of her favorite veterinary duties. She is extremely thorough and can be counted on to give her undivided and complete attention to the pet and task at hand.
After 25 years as an associate veterinarian at Countryside, Dr. Kopser accepted the position of Chief of Staff. Her goal is to support the staff at CVH, (many of whom have become like family members to her) to make the hospital a place for growth and fulfillment for all who choose to work here while making the world a better place for all our pet patients.
Dr. Kopser thoroughly enjoys being a mom of a daughter who set out to study Zoology and Chinese in college. When she is not working at Countryside, she can be found outdoors hiking, running, supporting, and exploring the natural world.
Photo taken by Blue Amrich and Aimee Powers