President, J.M. Pet Resort & J.M. Pet Vet
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Jeni Mather is the owner and President of J.M. Pet Resort and J.M. Pet Vet, state-of-the art pet care facilities located on Boston’s South Shore. The highly successful J.M. Pet Resort is a dream come true for Jeni. She turned her lifelong passion for animal welfare and helping people into a thriving pet-care business. Jeni now employs over 50 staff members to support a variety of essential pet-care services, including an on-site Health4PETS Veterinary Clinic, PLAYtrain® daycare, boarding, and grooming for dogs and cats, pet sitting and motivational obedience training to pet owners. The full-service Resort also includes a retail store with top-of-the-line natural, holistic and frozen pet foods, nutritional supplements, treats and pet care items.
Her humble beginnings all began while attending college at Stonehill College. She trained dogs for extra money while working multiple customer service jobs. Graduating with a BS, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in animal welfare and community outreach and so it began. Jeni kick started her career in 1996 by working two and sometimes three jobs; she was a veterinary technician by day and a motivational dog trainer by night. She specialized in socialization and aggression rehabilitation. In the years following she would go on to work at a multitude of animal hospitals and grow her interest in animal welfare and the human animal bond. Her intuitive dog training abilities and uncanny success stories quickly garnered her reputation as “the doglady”. Her moonlighting experience was so positive it inspired her to make dog training her full-time career. In 1998, she opened J.M. K-9 Training which offered doggie daycare 6AM-9PM 7 days a week; the first of its kind on the South Shore.
Jeni’s compassionate dedication to the care and well-being of animals and a very special dog named Blue inspired her to open the Brockton Blue Dog Shelter in 1999. Jeni recognized the need for a South Shore-based facility to support homeless dogs with health issues, obedience problems, or even a safe place for a family to relinquish a pet for whatever reason. Her unique rescue program has to date resulted in the successful rehabilitation and placement of over 1,700 dogs. The nonprofit 501c3shelter and the West Bridgewater Animal Control are housed at J.M. Pet Resort.
Over the next 13 years the business thrived year after year growing in size and in services expanding to offer so many more amenities than just daycare. In 2011, Jeni moved her business to a brand new location and renamed the company J.M. Pet Resort harnessing all of the impressive services in an 11,000 sq.ft. building. In 2016, there was one piece of animal care that Jeni wanted to offer her clients and people in the community, affordable veterinary care. Spending those years working as a vet technician, and as the Founder/Director of The Brockton Blue Dog Shelter, Jeni witnessed the struggle many people shared when it came time to paying for medical expenses. In 2016 Jeni fulfilled this wish by opening J.M. Pet Vet, a high quality veterinary mobile clinic stationed at the Resort. It is her intention to not only help the community with affordable veterinary care, but to also help area shelters and animal control facilities who have strained budgets.
Along with being the President of J.M. Pet Resort and Founder and Director of the Brockton Blue Dog Shelter, Jeni is a Veterinary Technician, a Certified Pet Tech Instructor, a Level 2 Certified Dog Trainer through the Animal Behavior College. She is also the West Bridgewater Animal Control Officer, Animal Behavior College Mentor and a Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
Jeni resides in Easton with her loving husband George, her three beautiful children, and a few beloved pets, including Fiona, Blueberry, Cora, Chase, Sakari, all adopted from the Brockton Blue Dog Shelter and the newest member Nikki who was a Christmas surprise!
Dr. Michelle Brown, D.V.M.
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Dr. Brown comes to us with over 18 years of veterinary experience. Dr. Brown has worked at various hospitals including Animal Associates Clinic in N. Dartmouth, and VCA Whitman Animal Hospital in Whitman, MA. Dr. Brown is a graduate of Stonehill College and Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She lives in the area with her husband and two sons.
Dr. Adam Page, D.V.M.
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We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Adam Page to J.M. Pet Vet! Dr. Page has over 5 years of veterinary experience within the South Shore Massachusetts area. Working in busy clinics, Dr. page practiced wellness care, emergency care, routine dental prophylaxis, and of course performed surgeries such as spay & neuter and small mass removals. Dr. Page has a special interest working for shelters and spent some time working at the Animal Rescue League of Boston. This experience lends itself perfectly for our own dogs house in the Blue Dog Shelter. In his spare time, Dr. Page enjoys computer programming and web design, but he can always rely on his 2 dogs to spend some time outside! Dr. Page receive his doctoral of veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota and received his undergraduate degree from Bridgewater State University.
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We are so proud to have Joyce on our team with over 25 years experience as a Hospital Administrator. Joyce holds an A.S. in Animal Science from Newbury College. Joyce has a love of all things furry, especially dogs and cats. Here she is with Jolene! Jolene is a poodle mix who was adopted from our very own Blue Dog Shelter! Her passion for her work is obvious and we are so excited to have her as part of our team. Joyce’s knowledge and skill set will be a tremendous asset for our new veterinary clinic.
Andrea Gouthro, CVT
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Andrea joined our team in February 2016 and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2003. She earned her BS in Animal Veterinary Science from the University of Rhode Island and is a Veterinary Assistant Instructor at Massasoit Community College. She spent 14 years at the Animal Rescue League of Boston where she was the Assistant Director of Community and Shelter Veterinary Medicine. When Andrea isn’t providing care to pets in need, she enjoys kayaking and camping with her fiancé and spending time with her dog, Taby, and her 3 cats: Spike, Fury & Monchie.
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Stacey is a veterinary technician and certified groomer with over 35 years of experience in animal care. She completed coursework in Management from Fischer Jr. College and has previously worked as a veterinary technician at Medway Animal Hospital, North Main Street Veterinary Clinic, Foxborough Animal Hospital and Animal Eye Specialists. Her favorite part of animal care is assisting in surgeries and seeing a pet’s quality of life improve as a result.