Our Veterinarians


Dr. Lynne O’Neil

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Lynne O'Neil

Many of you may recognize Dr. O’Neil, from her 16 years of dedication to clients and patients at Townsend Veterinary Hospital. While it was a very difficult decision to leave TVH, she is excited to enter into a new phase in her life, building a new practice from the ground up with her daughter, Dr. Ally.

Dr. O'Neil graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. She has pursued additional training in ultrasound technology. Her special professional interests include greyhound medicine and surgery as well as feline infectious diseases. Her husband, Shawn, graduated with her from Cornell but continued his training at Colorado State University to become a veterinary pathologist and is now in research.

Dr. O'Neil lives in Bolton with her husband and a recently emptied nest. Her youngest child, Scott, is his third year medical student at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her daughter, Allison is now her new business partner and colleague. The eldest, Shawn Jr. completed his Masters degree in mechanical engineering and is currently employed by Boeing in Mulkilteo, WA. The family dotes on 2 cats and 8 grand-cats. In her spare time, Lynne enjoys art, travel, and helping several animal rescue groups.

Dr. Allison O’Neil

Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Ally joined Townsend Veterinary Hospital in 2017 and quickly found that being an associate veterinarian was not going to be a long term option for her. She is excited to join her mother in making their shared vision a reality.

When the O’Neil family found itself in Missouri briefly for work, Dr. Ally was accepted into the rigorous 8-year veterinary program at the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine, where she went on to complete her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She is happy to be back in New England and has purchased a home in Brookline, NH with her husband, James.

Dr. Ally has pursued additional training in exotic animal medicine as well as ultrasound training. She takes a special interest in feline medicine and behavior modification. She fawns over her own family of 4 cats, a bearded dragon, two corn snakes and tropical fish. In her spare time Allison loves arts of all kinds--drawing, painting, and pottery. She also enjoys horseback riding, fishing, gardening and travel.