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Dr. Jennifer Fraker

Dr. Fraker is a Nantucket native. She received her undergraduate degree in animal science from the University of Vermont in 2000. She spent the next three years working in the animal world – first as a keeper at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago and then as a veterinary technician. Dr. Fraker graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College in 2007 and spent her first year at Florida Veterinary Specialists, where she completed a small animal rotating medicine and surgery internship. Her next two years were spent working as a general practitioner and emergency doctor at Sumner Veterinary Hospital in Sumner, Washington. She returned to Nantucket to practice here in 2010. Dr. Fraker's veterinary interests are cardiology, wellness/preventative medicine, and pain management.  When not in the hospital, Dr. Fraker enjoys spending time with her son, Jackson, daughters, Abigail & Sophie, husband, Greg, her dogs, Minnow, Squid, and Sushi and her cats, Chester and Charles Vane.


Dr. Maia Howard

Dr. Howard received her undergraduate degree in animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2003. After graduating, she worked for 2 years as a veterinary assistant at a cat-only hospital in Arlington, Massachusetts. She completed her doctorate of veterinary medicine at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2009. Dr. Howard then pursued a small animal internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and moved to Nantucket in 2010. Her veterinary interests are surgery, acupuncture and herbal medicine, and chronic pain management.  She received her certification in acupuncture from the Chi Institute in 2013. On her days off Dr. Howard goes for walks in the woods with her son Kai, four dogs Jubilee, Gus, Winston, and Lincoln. Her cat Dennis sometimes comes along on walks as well.


Dr. Shanna Minior

Dr. Shanna Minior received her bachelor of science in Environmental Chemistry from Clark University in 2000. She earned a full academic scholarship to pursue a Masters in Business Administration in 2001 and spent the following five years working in various start-up companies and in the Research Planning department at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her love for animals and sciences brought her back to school to complete her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. She completed a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in 2009. During vet school, her special interests were in wildlife and international medicine. She was funded by the USDA & US Army to complete a research project assessing the prevalence of Brucella in Zimbabwean goats. She then further specialized in small animal medicine via an emergency and surgery rotating internship at Angell Animal Medical Center before finding her way to Nantucket in 2010. Her fondness for the Nantucket community spirit, beautiful landscape, and great co-workers encouraged her to join forces and open Offshore Animal Hospital to ensure the pets and wildlife of Nantucket have a place to go for quality and up- to-date veterinary care and emergency stabilization. When she is not working, you can find Shanna jogging along the Miacomet trails, escaping into Boston for a Red Sox game or enjoying the local cuisine. She shares her apartment with her beloved dachshund Moby McBarker and 2 lovebirds.


Dr. Stephen St. Pierre

Dr. Stephen St. Pierre has been practicing veterinary medicine since graduating from Cornell University in 1970.  He established his own practice in Glastonbury, CT in 1973. After 33 years he sold the practice to his associate and then continued to work until 2008. As a long time, but infrequent, summer resident of Nantucket he and his wife Pam decided they wanted to spend more time on island. His idea of working part time for the MSPCA turned into a full-time position beginning in 2008. He is very pleased to offer his practice management skills, his medical and surgical experience to create Offshore Animal Hospital. In his free time Dr. St. Pierre enjoys biking and exploring the island. He is particularly interested in caring for the wide variety of wildlife that comes into the hospital.


Dr. Stacey Tanguy

Dr. Tanguy was born and raised in New Jersey. In 2011, she received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Colgate University. Dr. Tanguy went to pursue her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. After graduating in 2016, she completed an internship at Angell last year and is excited to be at Offshore Animal Hospital this summer. Dr. Tanguy lives with her ginger cat Winston and is recently engaged. She looks forward to meeting Nantucket’s year-round and summer residents and their owners.