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Dr. Jennifer Fraker

Dr. Jennifer Fraker is a Nantucket native. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Vermont in 2000. She spent the next three years working in the Animal world - first as a keeper at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and then as a veterinary technician. Dr. Fraker graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College in 2007. She spent her first year at Florida Veterinary Specialists where she completed a small animal rotating medicine and surgery internship. Her next two years were spent working as a general practitioner and emergency doctor at Sumner Veterinary Hospital in Washington state. She returned to practice in Nantucket in 2010. Dr. Fraker's particular interests are in cardiology, wellness/preventative medicine and pain management.  When not in the hospital Dr. Fraker enjoys spending time with her son, Jackson; her dogs, Tramp and Minnow; and her 3 cats, Ned, Chester and Canoe Bob.


Dr. Maia Howard

Dr. Howard received her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003. After graduating from UMASS, she worked for 2 years as a veterinary assistant at a cat only hospital in Arlington, MA. From there she used her diverse background to assimilate into Tufts Veterinary School, where she completed her doctorate in 2009. Dr. Howard furthered pursued a small animal internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and moved to Nantucket in 2010. Dr. Howard’s particular interests are in surgery, herbal medicine and chronic pain management.  She received her certification in Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in 2013. On her days off Dr. Howard goes for walks in the woods with her two dogs Jubilee and Gus. At home, her two cats Aku and Baloo are always good for a snuggle.


Dr. Shanna Minior

Dr. Shanna Minior received her bachelor of science in Environmental Chemistry from Clark University in 2000. She earned a full academic scholarship to pursue a Masters in Business Administration in 2001 and spent the following five years working in various start-up companies and in the Research Planning department at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her love for animals and sciences brought her back to school to complete her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. She completed a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in 2009. During vet school, her special interests were in wildlife and international medicine. She was funded by the USDA & US Army to complete a research project assessing the prevalence of Brucella in Zimbabwean goats. She then further specialized in small animal medicine via an emergency and surgery rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center before finding her way to Nantucket in 2010. Her fondness for the Nantucket community spirit, beautiful landscape, and great co-workers encouraged her to join forces and open Offshore Animal Hospital to ensure the pets and wildlife of Nantucket have a place to go for quality and up- to-date veterinary care and emergency stabilization. When she is not working, you can find Shanna jogging along the Miacomet trails, escaping into Boston for a Red Sox game or enjoying the local cuisine. She shares her apartment with her beloved dachshund Moby McBarker and 2 lovebirds.


Dr. Stephen St. Pierre

Dr. Stephen St. Pierre has been practicing veterinary medicine since graduating from Cornell University in 1970.  He established his own practice in Glastonbury, CT in 1973. After 33 years he sold the practice to his associate and then continued to work until 2008. As a long time, but infrequent, summer resident of Nantucket he and his wife Pam decided they wanted to spend more time on island. His idea of working part time for the MSPCA turned into a full time position beginning in 2008. He is very pleased to offer his practice management skills, his medical and surgical experience to create Offshore Animal Hospital. In his free time Dr. St. Pierre enjoys biking and exploring the island. He is particularly interested in caring for the wide variety of wildlife that comes into the hospital.