Your Pets Are Our Passion
Our talented team of veterinary professionals is here to help keep your furry family members happy and healthy for years to come! We work very hard to stay on top of the latest advances in veterinary medicine, from new concerns about emerging diseases to ways to make sure your pet’s visit is as stress and anxiety-free as possible.
With our veterinarian’s knowledge, dedication, and compassion, we’re confident you can’t go wrong no matter who you choose! Our veterinary nurses are the heart and soul of our clinic. Their care and compassion for our patients are second to none, and they have extensive knowledge of veterinary medicine. Over half of our nursing staff has received formal training in veterinary technology, and all routinely attend continuing education. Their combined experience goes beyond 50 years in the field! Our patients couldn’t be in better hands!
Dr. Jennifer Schickler
Veterinarian, Practice Owner
Dr. Schickler's Bio
Dr. Jennifer Schickler grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, and received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College. She received her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. Dr. Schickler joined Arlington Animal Clinic in 1997 and has been an owner since 2006. She currently lives with her three children, four dogs, and two rambunctious Maine Coon cats. Her interests include karate (she’s a BLACK belt), running marathons, crossword puzzles, and sea-glassing.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Dr. Catherine Cole
Veterinarian, Practice Owner
Dr. Cole's Bio
Dr. Catherine Cole grew up surrounded by animals in rural Southern Oregon. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at Northwestern University in 2002 and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She has been with Arlington Animal Clinic since 2006 and joined Dr. Schickler as owner in 2012. Dr. Cole currently lives with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, one exceptionally naughty cat, and three betta fish. Dr. Cole enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, reading, photography, and knitting in her spare time. She also serves as an adjunct clinical professional for the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts. Dr. Cole is heavily involved in an advocacy group that helps raise awareness about canine nutritional dilated cardiomyopathy and other animal nutrition concerns.
Dr. Michael Avery
Dr. Avery's Bio
Dr. Michael Avery grew up in Cortland, New York, and attended Cornell University as an undergraduate in biology. After graduating, he worked in ecological research, first with northern flying squirrels and then Japanese giant salamanders, before beginning graduate research in invertebrate ecology and climate change at Penn State University. Hoping to combine his love of wildlife and interest in medicine, he began veterinary school at Cummings School of Veterinary medicine at Tufts University, graduating in 2018 and then completing an internship at Tufts Wildlife Clinic in 2019. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Avery loves to cook, eat, and carve wood.
Dr. Michaela Snead
Dr. Snead's Bio
Dr. Michaela Snead is returning to her old stomping grounds as she joins the team at Arlington Animal Clinic! Having obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at Mt. Holyoke College and her master’s degree in biology at Tufts University, Dr. Snead left the Bay State to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, performing her year of clinical rotations at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys baking, running, and spending time with friends and family, as well as her dog, Salsa!
Reptile Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Amanda Oppold
Dr. Oppold's Bio
Dr. Amanda Oppold grew up riding horses and having her childhood Labrador retriever, Cinnamon, pull her on a sled over frozen ponds in Hastings, Minnesota. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University in 2014 and covered equestrian sporting events in Wellington, Florida, after undergrad. She then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Oppold enjoys renovating old houses with her husband, reading as many books as possible, and taking walks with her Alabama rescue dog, Daisy.
Professional Interests: Dermatology and Nutrition
Our support staff is the heart and soul of our clinic. They understand it can be scary for pet parents when a member of the family isn’t feeling well and will make sure that all of your concerns are addressed as quickly as possible.
Senior Veterinary Nurse