Meet the Staff

Dr. Nancy Crowley

Dr. Nancy Crowley is a native of Boston and graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. After completing an Internship at Angell Memorial in Boston, she worked on the South Shore then in Salem at Hawthorne Animal Hospital. She became certified in Veterinary Homeopathy by the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy in 1996. In 1998, she started the Beverly Animal Natural Health Center to focus on her niche of practicing holistic veterinary care for dogs and cats.

Wellness health care, client education, nutrition and dentistry are just a few of her passions. She is married to Erik Hatfield and has two girls, Mia and Amy. They share their home with Jed and Lily, two cats from Northeast Animal Shelter and have helped out at the clinic over the summer months. She is very active and enjoys skiing, cycling and coaching her girls’ soccer teams for Lynn Youth Soccer. She completed several triathlons including the Lake Placid Ironman in 2009.

Dr Crowley is a member of the AVMA, MVMA,and a long time member of the Veterinary Association of the North Shore, a local group of our veterinary colleagues that provide camaraderie and continuing education to the veterinarians of the North Shore.

Dr. Crowley’s email address is note: Dr. Crowley does not check email every day, so do not use this email to seek medical advice for your pets. Please call the office to make an appointment at 978-927-3622.

Dr. Lynne Ricketts

is originally from upstate New York in the Saratoga area. She attended Dartmouth College for her undergraduate degree before heading back to NY to attend the Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ricketts moved to the North Shore in 2001 when she joined the staff at BANHC. She is married to Taidgh McClory. They have a son (Kye) and twins (Davin and Estelle). Ollie Jean, a rescue dog from the Animal Rescue Network of New England, joined the family in 2012.

Dr. Ricketts is a board member and secretary of the Veterinary Association of the North Shore, a local veterinary group that promotes collegiality, continuing education and raises money for veterinary scholarships. She is also a member of the AVMA and the MVMA.When not working, or chasing her three children around, Dr. Ricketts enjoys playing the piano, exploring the outdoors and checking out the latest restaurants in the area.


Kate began her career in animal care when she was 16 by volunteering with various local animal shelters. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Behavior from the University of New England in 2016. During college, Kate spent her summers as an intern at the Museum of Science in the Live Animal Center. She was also a marine mammal rehabilitation volunteer in Maine and a sea turtle rehabilitation volunteer in Cairns, Australia. After graduating college, Kate spent a month in the Caribbean as a Leatherback sea turtle research assistant, where she monitored nesting females and guided hatchlings to the ocean for their first swims. In addition to her passion for animals, Kate enjoys traveling and photography.


Kim has been working with small animals since she was 15 years old when she started her own pet sitting service. Since then she graduated from Newbury college with a degree in Culinary Arts and Psychology. After years working in the Culinary world, she found her way back to working with animals when she was hired within the penguin department at the New England aquarium. There she worked with penguins and breeding rays and small sharks for their touch tank. After five years with the New England aquarium she came to the North Shore in 2012 to share all her passion and expertise here at the clinic. She lives in Ipswich with her husband, two sons and 3 cats.


Michelle was a long time employee with BANHC from 1999-2005. She went back to school to become a Medical Assistant and did that for 11 years working with surgeons and specialists. Her love for animals and working with them has brought her back home to BANHC. Michelle lives in Haverhill with her husband Keith and their 5 kids, Gianna, Dakota, Sophia, Lylia and Logan and their beloved Newfoundland Kodi.


A lifelong resident of the North Shore, Olyvia now resides in Danvers with her beloved cat Luna. Her high school degree from NS Tech High School, now Essex Tech is in graphic communication. She loves to create design things, especially with animals. Luna is her number one model with Stuart coming in as a close second. She worked at BANHC a few years back and has also returned to help us in our new space with her smile and expertise.


Savannah is a student at Beverly High School and works with us a few days a week after school. She aspires to be a veterinarian in the future and enjoys helping us with the animals. She has two tabby cats at home named Honey and Tiger and besides being around animals, she enjoys art and horseback riding.


Stuart came to BANHC in 2010 when he was around 2 years old and has been living happily at the clinic ever since. He is a bit of a troublemaker who has a love for anything plastic and never turns down food. You can usually find him sleeping next to the fish tank or chasing imaginary flies around the clinic. Despite his few quirks, he has been a welcome addition to the clinic.