Dr. Watson has been part of the team at Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital since June 2016. A native of Worthington, Dr. Watson has always loved the woods and hills of Western MA, and takes a particular delight in observing the natural world (she still routinely flips over rocks to see what might be living underneath). As a child, she enjoyed caring for various household pets, and was always eager to accompany them to the vet for checkups.
Dr. Watson earned a B.A. in Sociology from Tufts University and worked at a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC for several years. As a volunteer at a local animal shelter, she had a “lightbulb” moment that started her on the path to a dramatic career change. She moved back to Massachusetts and studied animal science at UMass Amherst while working as a veterinary assistant. Dr. Watson earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. During veterinary school she worked as a farmhand on the university farm, caring for cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens. (She especially loved the newborn piglets.)
Dr. Watson loves being a general practitioner because the wide variety of patients and medical concerns makes every day unique. She enjoys getting to know clients and working with them to meet their individual needs and the needs of their animal companions. She has special interests in wellness/preventative care, soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography, and dermatology. Dr. Watson is deeply grateful to be working with a “dream team” of friendly, brilliant, funny, and collaborative coworkers at PVH!
In her free time, Dr. Watson enjoys sewing, kayaking, and observing wildlife. She and her husband Matt have a number of trail cameras around their property and love capturing footage of bears, foxes, porcupines, and many other critters. They live in Washington, MA with their two pets: an orange tabby cat named Levon and a “dixie dog” named Tucker.