Our Mission

At AMCNE, we strive to be producers of healthy pets, happy clients and cherished long term relationships.

We strive to keep pets healthy and we do our best to make sick pets better.We take on any ailment, at any hour, any day of the year.

We build great systems and even greater terns - and as a result, we deliver the best veterinary medicine available.

From the very first hug to that final goodbye, our goal is to provide clients' pets a longer, fuller, richer, quality of life because we do what we do.

We strive to service as many pets as we are able to, so that we may enrich as many of these relationships as possible and that this world can be a better place for all of us.


At AMCNE, our number one goal is to provide our clients with a peace of mind and deliver excellent veterinary care and excellent client service. We pride ourselves on client centered care, education of disease processes and working with your primary veterinary team.


At AMCNE, we strive to communicate openly, honestly and clearly with our client, partners, team members, colleagues and community members. Through great communication, we form long and lasting relationships. We will continue to improve and practice our communication skills; we will seek additional training and education where necessary.

Our Veterinary Specialists

If you are in need of a veterinary specialist, AMCNE offers 24/7/365 ER & ICU along with a boarded veterinary surgeon and a boarded internal medicine specialist.

Our specialties offers state-of-the-art diagnostics and advances technology to help diagnose and treat your pets. Our boarded surgeon offers surgery and consultations weekly and our internal medicine specialist performs outpatient ultrasounds.

Dr. Stephanie Kottler, DVM, DACVIM

Internal Medicine & Diagnostic Ultrasound

Dr. Stephanie Kottler spent most of her upbringing in Arlington, MA. She attended college at Northwestern University where she obtained her B.S. in theater in 1999. After graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Minnesota. In 2008, she finished a 3 year residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Missouri and completed her Master’s degree. Dr. Kottler is board certified in small animal internal medicine. Her interests within the realm of internal medicine include endocrinology and infectious disease. Dr. Kottler has practiced internal medicine in New Hampshire as well as worked as a consultant for Antech laboratories. Currently she is offering diagnostic ultrasound (abdominal, cervical, and non-cardiac thoracic).

Dr. Julia Zitz, DVM, DACVS

Orthopedic & Soft Tissue Surgery

Dr. Zitz graduated from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After graduation, she did her internship at the Animal Medical Center of NYC which specialized in small Animal Medicine/Surgery from 2003-2004. She then went on to The Ohio State University where she completed her small animal surgical residency and masters in 2007, with diplomate status in 2011. Dr. Zitz has worked as a veterinary surgeon for the last 9 years before joining our team. When not in the hospital, Dr Zitz resides in Ipswich, MA and loves to sail, ski, as well as play tennis and golf with her husband and 2 dogs.

Internal Medicine

What is a board certified veterinary internist?

A licensed veterinarian who has gone on to do additional intensive training after veterinary school. This training consist of a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency program meeting the requirements established by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).

Internal medicine specialists diagnose and treat serious and chronic health problems.

My pet had radiography, does he really need an ultrasound?

Ultrasound uses sound waves as a pain-free, non-invasive procedure to evaluate your pet's internal organs. An ultrasound can see the organs in a real-time moving picture. It allows us to visualize objects or possible abnormalities (such as mass/tumors or fluid) that is unseen by radiographs alone.

We are also able to obtain samples by using the ultrasound to evaluate cells, perform biopsies and/or collect fluids. If a sample is needed, sedation will be required for the safety of the pet and our staff.

Can I be there for my pets' ultrasound?

Abdominal ultrasounds are offered on an outpatient basis. Your pet would be dropped off in the morning, food with-held and an ultrasound would be performed. You will be contacted as soon as your pet is able to be picked up from our hospital. There is no set time or guarantee as to when the ultrasound will be performed.


What is a board certified veterinary surgeon?

A licensed veterinarian who has gone on to do additional intensive surgical training after veterinary school. This training consists of a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency program meeting the requirements established by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).

So your pets need to be seen by a surgeon?

Our veterinary surgeon can consult with you and your pet to determine if surgery is the best option and if necessary, which surgery is best for you, your lifestyle and needs. Our goal is to get your pet back to "normal" function after surgery.

We often see specialized cases such as:

  • Traumatic injuries and emergencies (some examples include: broken bones, lacerations, bite wounds, splenectomies- removal of the spleen)

  • Orthopedic Surgeries (some examples include: ACL tears, hip surgery, knee surgery and amputations)

  • Soft Tissues Surgeries (some examples include: mass removals, abdominal surgeries, cancer and reconstructive surgery- skin grafts)

Why can't my regular veterinarian do surgery?

All veterinarians may perform surgery as part of their practice. However, difficult and complex cases may be best managed by a boarded surgeon. We ensure working closely with your private veterinarian for proper communication prior to surgery and for any additional post-operative care necessary.

We are open 24/7.

Book now for a consult with a veterinary specialist: (603) 821-7222.

Animal Emergency Medical Center of New England

168 Main Dunstable Road

Nashua, N.H. 03060

Phone Number: (603) 821-7222


© 2019 by Animal Emergency Medical Center Inc.

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