Dennis Veterinary Hospital

About Us

Dr. Allison S. Neese, DVM

Dr. Allison Neese was born in Salem, Massachusetts and moved to Cape Cod when she was just two years old. She attended the Harwich Public School System, graduating from Harwich High School in 1985. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts in 1989.

Veterinary education and training was undertaken in Athens, Georgia at the Univeristy of Georgia (one of the top Veterinary institutions in the nation) and Dr. Neese received her DVM in 1994.

Dr. Neese entered small animal practice in Gainesville, GA immediately after graduation, where she stayed for seven years. With an initial interest in aquatic veterinary medicine, the strong emotional bond between pet owners and their small furry friends eventually captured her heart and devotion.

Dr. Neese moved closer to home to attend a residency/PhD program in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Dr. Neese completed her residency, but returned to her first love of private small animal practice at East of the River Emergency Hospital in Bolton, CT, as an emergency clinician and surgeon.

With the opening of Cape Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) in South Dennis, Dr. Neese was able to return to the Cape. With hopes of eventually becoming a practice owner, Dr. Neese took a position at Hyannis Animal Hospital, but being a resident of Dennis, business ownership seemed more sensible in her own hometown.

Dr. Neese has family residing in Harwich, Brewster and Eastham. She is very pleased to be at Dennis Veterinary Hospital. She is very fond of cats, boasting ten feline friends at home, but she also loves her dogs too - Simon and Dillon (Shetland Sheepdogs).

Jennifer Peatie

Jen is a long time Cape Codder, moving here from Connecticut when she was two.  You will see Jen at the reception desk.  She was educated in the D-Y school system.  She has worked in the veterinary field for the past 10 years and she has always had a great love for animals.  She has a special knack for finding homes for unwanted or abandoned animals.

She has a wonderful 22 year old daughter who shares her love of animals.  Their family includes two fun kitties Baby and Boo.  All of Jen's animals are rescues.  She enjoys volunteering for The New England Society for Abandoned Animals.  In her spare time, she likes to watch movies, go to concerts, and loves all New England sports teams.


Diane Fiorentino

Diane is a recent transplant to the Cape in 2010 from Western Massachusetts.  She has been working in the veterinary field since 2004 and with Dennis Veterinary Hospital since 2012.  Diane has always lived with and loved animals.

She and her husband have 6 rescued animals; 4 cats and 2 dogs.



Lynn Gonsalves

You'll see Lynn at the Reception desk on some days and other days she'll be working in the back office.

Lynn has always had at least one dog in the house.  She got her first Australian Shepherd when she was a senior in high school and has been addicted to the breed ever since.  Lynn and her Aussie, Allie, live in South Yarmouth.  When she's not at work, you can find her spending time with Allie, her family, and her friends.  Lynn is also a professional photographer specializing in dogs, combining her love and appreciation of animals with her long time passion of photography.