Our Team

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Village Veterinary Clinic! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get To Know Our Veterinary Team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Meet Our Veterinarians

Heath McNutt


Dr. Heath McNutt

Dr. Heath McNutt was raised in New England and graduated from the University of Maine in Orono before attending St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated from St. George’s in 2010 and practiced in Vermont for six years before settling in the Seacoast area in 2015.

Dr. McNutt’s professional interests center around preventative care and the management of chronic diseases. In his personal life, Heath enjoys spending time with his four children, gardening, woodworking, hiking, and anything to do with the water.

Heath has been with us here at Village Veterinary Clinic since 2017, and in January 2019, along with his wife, Dr. Amanda, took over ownership of the practice. They look forward to continuing the legacy of compassion and community started by Dr. Nazemetz in 1984.

Amanda McNutt


Dr. Amanda McNutt

Dr. Amanda graduated from veterinary school at St. George’s University in Grenada after attending undergraduate school in Staten Island, NY, where she grew up. Heath and Amanda met in veterinary school and, from there, moved to Vermont after they graduated.

While in Vermont, they worked in different clinics and had three little girls. They quickly realized they wanted to own a clinic and work together, so they began that journey. Heath and Amanda purchased Village Veterinary Clinic in 2019 and enjoyed sharing this life.

Amanda’s favorite thing to do outside work is to spend time with Heath and their four children. They enjoy traveling, skiing, hiking, and going to the beach together. They look forward to joining this community for years to come.

Michael Nazemetz

Founder, DVM

Dr. Michael Nazemetz

The late Dr. Mike grew up on the family dairy farm in central New Jersey. He received his degrees from Michigan State University. After practicing in several clinics around New Hampshire, he and his wife, Ann Lee Hussey, LVT, established Village Veterinary Clinic in 1984.

He was an active member of the Rotary Club of Portland-Sunrise and enjoyed volunteering in the community and the worldwide projects that Rotary International brings to the table. He also enjoyed bicycling, fishing, golf, and motorcycling.

He shared his home in South Berwick, Maine, with many pets over the years and

More recently, with his Labrador retriever, Parker, and feline friend, Elliott.

Dr. Mike will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, witty humor, and unending love for his patients, clients, community, and family.

“We have shared many laughs and some tears over the years, and I have enjoyed watching your families grow and bring in their families. I deeply appreciate your friendship and loyalty.” ~~~ Michael K. Nazemetz

One of his favorite quotes is, “Choose a work that you love, and you won’t have to work another day.” ~~~ Confucius

Meet Our Staff

Tammy Poole


Veterinary Technician/Office Manager

My name is Tammy. I started here in October 1992, shortly after graduating from UNH and receiving my AS in Animal Science from the Thompson School of Applied Science. When I first started here, there was a staff of just a few. I quickly put my previous experience and newly learned academics to work doing what I had dreamed of. Before long, I realized I had become part of an excellent veterinary practice, a wonderful work family, and an even greater community.

Thirty years later, I still love every aspect of veterinary medicine. From the incredible pets, their amazing humans, our excellent doctors, and all the hard-working staff who make it happen. So much has changed since the penciled-in appointments and handwritten reminder cards, and it has been my pleasure to be a part of Village Veterinary Clinics’ growth.

Outside the office, I enjoy yoga, hiking, aerial dance, gardening, raising monarch butterflies, the Red Sox, and spending time with my husband, family, and two grandchildren. And whenever possible, traveling to Costa Rica. We are owned by three cats, Keeper, Alice, and Flipper, and a large saltwater fish tank.



Veterinary Technician

Becca graduated from New Hampshire Community Technical College in 2007 with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. In 2009, Becca joined our team here at Village Veterinary Clinic as a Veterinary Technician.

She loves her job and the opportunities it provides to help animals in need and be an active part of the community. When she isn’t in the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and their two sons, Tristan and Colson.

Shelby Hamel


Veterinary Technician

Shelby started in the veterinary field 2016, working in general practice while finishing her schooling. She graduated from Great Bay Community College in 2017 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Craving a change of pace, Shelby transitioned into a career in shelter medicine. While Shelby loved a lot about working at the shelter, she found it difficult to balance work and home life. She decided to transition back to general practice and joined the team at Village Veterinary Clinic in 2020.

While Shelby is in the clinic, she enjoys helping with surgery and dentistry and singing to patients when they visit. When Shelby isn’t working, she enjoys doing yoga, camping, foraging, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and spending lots of time with her family, especially her two children, Ezra and Iris. Shelby also has four fur babies: 2 dogs, Freyja and Bragi, and two older cats, Odin and Ymir.

Jordan Williams


Veterinary Technician

In 2018, Jordan graduated from Great Bay Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She received her license and became certified in July of 2018. She has worked in general practice for most of her career and finds it the most personable, which is why she enjoys it the most. She joined the team at Village Veterinary Clinic in 2021.

While Jordan is in the clinic, she enjoys snuggling patients for their vaccines and assisting in surgery. When Jordan isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ben, son Hunter, and daughter Caroline and going to the lake. Jordan also has two dogs, Hank and Onyx, a cat named Mr.Kitty, and a bunny named Ellie.

Staci Stanley


Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Staci graduated from UNH in 1996 with a degree in Applied Animal Science and started working for Village Veterinary Clinic shortly after in 1997. In 2004, she took an extended hiatus to raise a family.

In 2018, Dr. Mike presented Staci with a welcomed opportunity to rejoin the team. Her genuine love for people and their pets shines through every day.

Staci has been a professional dog trainer for 25 years and teaches competitive obedience in multiple locations.

Staci shares her home with her husband, two teenage daughters, and their dog, Apollo, a seven-year-old Vizsla. She also has four geriatric chickens and one feisty parakeet named Melody. Staci is currently working with Apollo on several obedience titles.

Staci enjoys RVing, hiking, paddleboarding, soapmaking and gardening. She travels whenever possible and has visited most of the United States and 12 countries, including India and Nigeria. She is happiest when she is spending time with her family.