Bungee jumping upstate New York
Christine Davis, DVM
Born and raised in Montana, Dr. Davis loved animals from a young age and spent many hours on her grandfather’s cattle ranch taming barn kittens and feeding orphaned calves.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University. She then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University. It was there that she met her future husband, Michael, and graduated with honors. She completed her internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University.
Dr. Davis began working at Broadview Animal Hospital in April of 1992 and became an owner of the practice in May of 2008. She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but has particular interest in internal medicine, feline behavior and soft tissue surgery.
She states, “I love the human-animal bond and establishing a relationship with my clients that lasts for years. I truly enjoy meeting all of their pets and learning all of their stories.”
Her goals are to stay on top of the latest advances in veterinary medicine and also to continually improve upon the customer service we provide. She enjoys taking the time to be sure every patient is as comfortable and calm as possible, and even created a special examination room in the hospital that is specially suited for our feline patients.
Dr. Davis is an admitted lover of “crazy adventures” and enjoys travelling to exotic locations. She has been skydiving, bungee jumping, scuba diving, and has even had a close encounter with a great white shark. She is a thrill seeker who is also very athletic; she regularly competes in many sporting events like triathlons and road races.
Dr. Davis loves ballroom dancing with her husband, who is an equine veterinarian. They have a daughter and son who both attend college in New England. She owns three dogs: a Labrador Retriever mix named Rea, a Schnoodle named Minty, and a Shih Tzu named Reggie. She also has three cats named Jacob, Noonie and McKenzie.
Michael Norris, VMD
Dr. Norris grew up in Rockland County, New York. By the age of fourteen, he had made up his mind about wanting to become a veterinarian. He states, “I was fortunate enough to be born into a family that loved pets. I have always enjoyed being around animals. There is a certain peace of mind that their presence brings.”
Dr. Norris received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He then received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University Of Pennsylvania. Dr. Norris practiced for five years in Westborough, Massachusetts before moving to New Hampshire. He became an owner of Broadview Animal Hospital in 1988.
Dr. Norris enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but is especially intrigued by anesthesia and pain control, which is a continually evolving science. He is currently a Zoetis ELITE speaker on perioperative pain management and reports, “We are always looking for the perfect anesthetic and safer, more effective pain control. My involvement in the ELITE speaker program has helped me stay abreast in this field and share my enthusiasm with other practitioners.”
Dr. Norris is proud of his involvement in organized veterinary medicine. His goals are to enhance the delivery of veterinary care to the public and positively impact the veterinary profession. He was past president of both the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association and the New England Veterinary Medical Association. He has also served on the New Hampshire Legislative Study Committee for Pet Overpopulation, been an alternate delegate for New Hampshire to the American Veterinary Medical Association, a trustee for the Veterinary Scholarship Trust of New England, and a member of the Advisory Board for Great Bay Community College’s Veterinary Technician program.
As you can see, Dr. Norris is a very busy man but he always reserves time for family. He and his wife, Sandy (whom he met in high school), have a son and two daughters. They own a yellow Labrador Retriever named Sadie, a Bull Dog named Sophie, and three cats named Kramer, Lilly and Nibbler.
Dr. Norris is passionate about fly fishing and was past president of the Hackle & Tackle Club (a local fly fishing group). He is also an avid fly tyer who enjoys tying flies for fresh and saltwater fishing. In addition to spending time in the diverse fisheries in New England, Dr. Norris has traveled to fish in the continental U.S. and abroad. His other hobbies include woodworking and home renovations.
J. Wesley Chapin, DVM
Dr. Chapin grew up on his family’s farm in upstate New York. As a young man he was very active in 4-H and worked with sheep and various livestock. He also enjoyed working at a local veterinary hospital. Both his upbringing and background in animal care made veterinary medicine a very natural career path for him.
Dr. Chapin received his Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University and later received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University.
He first began his veterinary career in a mixed animal practice, but found he wanted to focus more on small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Chapin moved to the northeast and joined the Broadview Animal Hospital team in 2005. He then became an owner of the practice in 2008.
Although Dr. Chapin enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, he is most passionate about soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He has pursued continuing education to further his skills by attending the Ohio State Fracture Management course, and has also undergone training to perform Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) surgery to manage anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in dogs. Although not board certified, Dr. Chapin also manages broken bones, luxating patella (knee cap) disease, and femoral head and neck ostectomies (FHO surgery). He says, “I truly love seeing my patients heal and get back to being active and happy after an injury. I want to be sure everything goes smoothly with my patients throughout the recovery process. I feel a duty to help my clients maintain peace of mind through health challenges.”
Dr. Chapin says that he enjoys practicing veterinary medicine because he has “always had a deep desire to help heal animals when they are sick or hurt. I also thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients. They each have their own personality.”
Dr. Chapin is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Study Groups Organization.