Meet Our Doctors in Windham

Looking for Windham veterinarians who care for their patients as if they were their own pets? Look no further than Canobie Lake Veterinary Hospital. Our doctors love what they do and have a genuine interest in making and keeping pets well. If you have any questions about our veterinarians, or if you’d like to make an appointment, give us a call at 603-898-8982.

Melissa Magnuson


Dr. Melissa Magnuson is a native of southern Minnesota, where she grew up on a small pig and cattle farm. Ever since she can remember, she’s wanted to be a veterinarian and fulfill her lifelong passion of helping animals. With a degree in biology and philosophy from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, she went on to work on a master’s degree at Southern Mississippi University. From there, she completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1998.

Her internship in small animal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine brought her to the east coast. She has a special interest in surgery, emergency medicine, and avian and exotic animal care. Because she absolutely LOVES veterinary medicine, she never feels like she’s at work. She feels very lucky to have found her passion.

Dr. Magnuson is married to her best friend, Andy, with whom she has three beautiful daughters. Her pets include four dogs, three cats, a bird, a bearded dragon, and a guinea pig. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family outdoors, biking, hiking, swimming, and reading.

Katie Handley


Bio Coming Soon.

Laila Khayami


Dr. Laila Khayami grew up in Massachusetts. She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Vermont knowing she wanted to pursue veterinary medicine. She did not know that would take her to Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Khayami graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery degree and a desire to return to practice in the New England area. During her time in school, she developed many interests from surgery, preventative medicine, behavior, and the patient-client relationship. When not in the office, Dr. Khayami enjoys taking her two rescue dogs, Flynn and Maisel, on various adventures from hiking to many trips within the New England area. She also enjoys spending as much time with friends and family, traveling, skiing, baking, many outdoor adventures, and watching various sports.

Danielle Libman


Bio Coming Soon!

Dayle Parnell


Dr Dayle Parnell grew up in Massachusetts, but now calls Southern New Hampshire home. She attended Providence College where she double majored in biology and chemistry before earning her DVM at Tufts Cummings School in Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She spent over a decade in general practice and emergency medicine and then spent the next two years working in and overseeing the physical rehabilitation department in a specialty hospital. Dr Parnell is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) through the University of Tennessee and a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) through the IVAPM (International Veterinary Academy of Pain Practitioners).

Dr Parnell has special interests in physical rehabilitation, canine fitness and sports medicine, orthopedics, neurology, osteoarthritis, and geriatric medicine. She is particularly passionate about pain management and maximizing the quality of life of our pets, and believes in using a multimodal and integrative approach.

Dr Parnell has two dogs and two cats. In her free time, her favorite pastimes are hiking and kayaking with her dogs. She also enjoys participating in canine agility, yardwork, sketching, and reading.

Catherine Reese

DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Meet our travelling surgeon.

After graduating from Cornell University in 1991, Dr. Reese attended Tufts University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1995. She then completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston in 1996 and a small animal surgical residency at Cornell University in 1999. After her residency, she returned to Angell as a staff surgeon for almost 12 years, where she was also the director of the Surgery Residency Program and trained over 30 new board-certified surgeons. She was board certified as a specialist in small animal surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001. In addition, she is a member of the AVMA, MVMA, NHVMA, the Society for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery, the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, and the Veterinary Orthopedic Society.

Dr. Reese brings extensive experience in the field of advanced animal surgery to our staff. Her skills are diverse and include orthopedic, neurologic, and soft tissue procedures. These procedures include advanced fracture repair, laryngeal tieback surgery, brachycephalic airway correction, persistent right aortic arch surgery, thoracic duct ligation and cisterna chyli ablation for idiopathic chylothorax, lateral and ventral bulla osteotomy, skin grafting, oncologic surgery, patella luxation repair, and cranial cruciate ligament repair. She was certified to perform the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) procedure for cranial cruciate ligament repair in 2000 and was one of the first surgeons in New England to perform Tibial Tuberosity Advancements (TTAs) for cranial cruciate ligament repair beginning in 2002. She prides herself on providing compassionate care for her patients and open communication with her clients.

Dr. Reese lives in the Boston area with her son and husband. In her rare free time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, softball, and golf.

Lauren Soucey


Dr. Soucey grew up in Windham, New Hampshire, but now resides in Auburn, New Hampshire with her boyfriend and two cats. She had a passion for animals at a very young age and dedicated many years working towards her lifelong goal of becoming a veterinarian. Her journey began by receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire in Durham. From UNH, she went on to Ross University in St. Kitts for her pre-clinical schooling and then completed her clinical year at the University of Tennessee, graduating in May of 2018.

Dr. Soucey loves many aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and canine rehabilitation. She looks forward to learning something new each day to provide the best medicine for her patients. She especially loves interacting with clients and their pets!

In her spare time, she loves being with her two cats. She hopes to add a dog to her family soon! She enjoys spending time with family, baking, watching the Boston Bruins, traveling, and spending time at Old Orchard Beach.

Katie Wallace


Bio Coming Soon!

Ayse Washington


Ayse Washington comes Canobie Lake Veterinary hospital after graduating from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and working with patients in various states along the east coast, west coast, and the rocky mountains. She holds certifications in Rehabilitation and Spinal Manipulation. Dr. Washington also incorporates Chinese Medicine into her practice.

Dr. Washington brings a holistic approach to veterinary medicine. Holistic medicine aims to treat the patient using both conventional and alternative therapies. It takes into account the whole picture of the pet, including their history, environment, relationships, and nutrition. Dr. Washington firmly believes that optimal nutrition, when given in the proper form, provides the building blocks that the body needs to heal from the inside.

Dr. Washington has a special interest in chronic conditions and geriatric pets. Holistic medicine is beneficial in these cases because it addresses the underlying causes of disease, and works to support the body’s own healing processes to restore the pet’s vibrancy, energy, and strength. It is a great option for those looking to take the next step in the long-term management of their pet’s health.

When she is not working on cases, Dr. Washington enjoys the outdoors, reading, and spending time with her husband.