Our North Reading Team


Meet the Pack

At North Reading Veterinary Clinic, we’re not just a team of professionals in scrubs; we’re a group of pet enthusiasts eager to share smiles, stories, and compassionate care with you and your furry friends.

Get to know the personalities behind the lab coats, as we strive to make every visit not just about health but about building a lasting connection with both you and your beloved pets.

Our Doctors

Craig Cox


Owner of North Reading Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Craig Cox earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He completed his clinical training at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Ross. Dr. Cox has worked in the veterinary field since he was 16 years old. Experience as a veterinary technician prior to attending veterinary school has prepared Dr. Cox to understand all the roles within the veterinary team. A native of Woburn, Dr. Cox began his career as a doctor on the South Coast of Massachusetts at a busy small animal practice before returning to the North Shore. He has over 20 years of experience as a small animal veterinary practitioner, with special interests in emergency, geriatric and internal medicine. Dr. Cox lives locally with his wife and two children. He has two yellow labs named Russell and Pemi and 2 cats named Clover and Boulder. When not working, Dr. Cox enjoys spending time with his family and watching football and hockey.

Suzanne Kay


Dr. Suzanne Kay earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, completing her final clinical year at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Kay worked as a Veterinary Technician for several years prior to attending veterinary school. Having the experience as a veterinary technician Dr. Kay knows how important patient care and comfort are while visiting or staying in the hospital. She grew up in Nahant and has worked long term at several practices throughout Eastern Massachusetts, joining North Reading Veterinary Clinic part-time in 2019. Her special interests include veterinary dentistry and feline medicine. She lives locally with her family including 2 beautiful labradors, 2 cats and a bearded dragon. When not working she enjoys reading, being outdoors, time at the beach, and watching her kids play hockey and softball.

Our Staff


Practice Manager

Megan is originally from Saugus and lived in Portland, Maine for 7 years but now lives in Malden with her cat Stewie. She always knew she wanted to work with animals from a young age and graduated from the University of New England in 2015 with a degree in Animal Behavior and a minor in Mental Health Rehabilitation. Megan worked with animals ranging from dogs and cats to show and therapy horses as well as wolves. She then began working in boarding and daycare facilities at the age of 19 and immediately fell in love with caring for people’s pets and since have managed large-scale facilities in both Maine and Massachusetts. To expand her knowledge, she began working in the veterinary world in 2020 and have previously worked as a receptionist as well as a veterinary assistant. She loves being part of a field that is constantly growing and changing and always having something new to learn. She is passionate about getting to know the clients and their pets and ensuring they always have the best care and experience. In her free time, you can find Megan spending time with friends, at the gym or visiting Maine!

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Veterinary Technician

Parker started working at North Reading Veterinary Clinic in August of 2018. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she decided to pursue her interest in veterinary medicine, a passion that started at a very young age when she would go to work with her mom at their local veterinary hospital. For her senior thesis, Parker produced and directed a documentary film investigating the differing cultural perspectives of dogs. She traveled to Puerto Rico, Texas and throughout the North East to conduct interviews and research for the film. Parker lives in Lynnfield with her Holland Lop Rabbit, Walter and two French Bulldogs, Phoebe and Stella. In her free time, Parker enjoys spending time with her family and pets, long-distance running, skiing and cooking. She loves working at NRVC because she is constantly learning something new!

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Certified Veterinary Technician

Stephen has worked as a certified veterinary technician at North Reading Veterinary Clinic since January of 2020. He graduated from North Shore Community College with a degree in Veterinary Sciences and has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has worked as a technician since 2014. He has experience volunteering at the Stone Zoo as a keeper’s aide. When not working he enjoys travelling, spending time with friends, and playing video games. He lives with two cats, Sammy and Socks and a Havanese dog named Twinkle.

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Veterinary Technician

Maddie began working at North Reading Veterinary Clinic in January of 2020. At the time, Maddie was finishing up her senior year at Essex Agricultural and Technical School where she was in the veterinary science program. Currently, Maddie is attending college to fulfill her goal of becoming a certified veterinary technician. Maddie has always had pets growing up and currently shares her house with three Boxers named Shelly, Gisele, and Nova along with a Cockatiel named Good Boy. Maddie enjoys spending time with her family and pets and is always looking to learn something new!

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Head Receptionist

Maria is our head receptionist. She has been working at North Reading Veterinary Clinic since 2002. Maria enjoys greeting both the people and pets that are coming into the clinic. She shares her home with Letty, a Boston Terrier and Tony, a domestic shorthaired cat. Maria enjoys spending free time with her daughter as well as scrapbooking and reading.

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