Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Niki Lagasse<br>DVM photo

Niki Lagasse

Dr. Lagasse is the owner of the Riverside Veterinary Clinic, as well as the Newburyport Veterinary Clinic. She was born and raised in Haverhill, MA. After graduating from Haverhill High School in 1977, she attended Michigan State University for two years and the University of Vermont for one year. She was a member of the second graduating class at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Upon graduation, she returned to her hometown of Haverhill to practice and in 1988 she and Dr. Crawford started the Riverside Veterinary Clinic. After thirty years Dr. Lagasse enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery, she especially enjoys client education and forming relationships with her clients and patients.

Dr. Lagasse resides in Newburyport with her husband Michael and their two sons Robbie and Greg. When not at the clinic, she enjoys tending to her home and gardens, riding and caring for her two horses, playing with her three dogs and two cats and watching over her chickens and quail. She also enjoys cooking, sewing, running, biking, skiing, snowmobiling, camping and spending time with family members.

Deborah  Burba<BR>DVM photo

Deborah Burba

Dr. Burba joined Newburyport Veterinary Clinic in August 2015. She was born and raised in Salem, MA and graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Providence College. After receiving her DVM from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, she completed an internship in small animal medicine, surgery and emergency medicine from VCA Southshore Animal Hospital in 2001. After taking care of animals in her hometown of Salem for the past 11 years, she is excited to develop those same great relationships with clients and their pets in the community in which she lives.

Dr. Burba lives in Amesbury with her husband, Bill, children, Brittney, Will and Caroline as well as their dog, Hodgie (named after the ice cream place!!).

Bridget Pope D.V.M  photo

Bridget Pope D.V.M

Dr. Pope was born and raised in Southern Vermont on a small horse farm. Animals have always been a huge part of her life and the compassion she had for them drove her to want to have a positive impact on their lives, and the lives of their owners.

Dr. Pope attended New Hampshire University where she obtained her B.S. in Pre Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she continued her academic career at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her Clinical year at Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pope graduated in May of 2014 where she joined a small animal practice in the Berkshires for 6 years. Dr. Pope Joined Newburyport Veterinary Clinic after she and her family moved to Groveland, Ma. in 2020. 

She practice's general small animal medicine with a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

During Undergraduate school, Dr. Pope met her husband Spencer, who is also an avid animal lover and outdoor enthusiast. Together they love spending time outside. Some of their favorite activities include hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities. They also spend a lot of time traveling with their two beautiful children, Alexander (a very active 3 year old) and Anika (an adventurous 2 year old), to see family.

At home, you can find two wonderful dogs, a black mouth Cur named Indiana Jones and a boxer mix named Sammy. The most recent addition is a very mischievous cat named Bruce.


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Kaelyn  photo


Kaelyn started working at the Newburyport Veterinary Clinic as an intern in May of 2017. After graduating with her associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Great Bay Community College, she began working as a full time employee. She is currently working towards obtaining her C.V.T.

In her free time, Kaelyn enjoys spending time with her 4 dogs.

Sam  photo


Angela  photo


Angela has worked at the Newburyport Veterinary Clinic as a tech for over 4 years now. She was born and raised in the Newburyport/Amesbury area and graduated from Amesbury High School. She then received an interior design degree at Hesser College but turned her focus towards her love for rescuing animals. Since working at the clinic, Angela has taken several courses toward her Veterinary Technician degree.

Angela currently resides in Amesbury with her numerous pets.

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Karina  photo


Karina joined the Newburyport Veterinary Clinic in April 2017. She was born in South Florida but relocated to Newburyport with her family in 2012. She studied and graduated from Great Bay Community College, receiving her A.S. in Veterinary Technology. She has been working in the field since April 2013 and is currently working towards her C.V.T. In her free time, Karina enjoys spending time with her daughter Avery. She also enjoys shopping, taking walks downtown Newburyport, or watching movies snuggled next to her dogs Chloe and Juice.

Newburyport Veterinary Clinic

177 Storey Avenue

Newburyport, MA 01950

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(978) 462-7771
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Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday 8:00am - 12:00pm