Veterinary Operations Department

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Kimberly Jordan, DVM

Director of Veterinary Operations

Peg Wheeler smiling and holding a bunny

Peg Wheeler, LVT

Student Recruitment Liaison

Sarah M. Fischer, DVM

Regional Relief Veterinarian

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Sarah M. Fischer, DVM

Regional Relief Veterinarian

Fun Fact: Dr. Fischer began playing piano at the age of five and, as a teen, was the accompanist for the choirs of her high school and local elementary school.

Pet in Photo: Esther

Born and raised in Baltimore, Sarah earned her BS in biology from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2001 and her DVM from the University of Florida 2008. She worked several years as an associate veterinarian and then as a medical director at a small animal hospital in Connecticut before moving into full-time relief work. She has a passion for feline medicine and has had research published in JAVMA dealing with feral cats and vaccines. Sarah’s special interests include neurology and exotic medicine. She spends her free time taking care of her home and critters and enjoys going to the theater, bargain hunting, and collecting anything (and everything) Harry Potter.

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Gwen Hood, DVM

Regional Relief Veterinarian

Fun Fact: Dr. Hood loves to paint and is creating individual paintings of each species of bird that frequents her home.

Although Dr. Hood has had a passion for helping animals since childhood, her original undergrad degree was in Greek and Roman history and English Literature. After graduation, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian and returned to SUNY Albany to complete her prerequisites for application into a DVM program. She earned her DVM degree from Ross University in 2011 and completed an internship at Blue Pearl outside of Chicago. After 10+ years as an associate DVM in Upstate New York, she delved into the world of relief work. Dr. Hood has a professional interest in geriatric medicine and completed her certification in hospice and palliative care. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing with her husband, bird watching, painting, and spending time with her two daughters and her pets.

Tarron Herring, DVM

University DVM Director

Fun Fact: Tarron has competed as a natural bodybuilder.

Dr. Herring grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and attended veterinary school at Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining Rarebreed, Dr. Herring held various roles in the industry for over 15 years, ranging from clinician to director where he built, developed, and supported many hospitals, support staff, and doctors. Dr. Herring is an innovative, transformational community leader who has a passion for cooking and is an advocate for health, fitness, and well-being. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Swedesboro, New Jersey, where they enjoy family scrub nights that include watching a family movie and performing surgery on various injured stuffed animals.

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Abby Campion

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Fun Fact: Abby bungee jumped off the world’s highest bridge (at the time) in South Africa.

Abby’s adoration towards all four-legged friends started from an early age walking dogs with her grandmother and it sprouted from there. Having volunteered at multiple shelters and being part of the dog daycare community for several years in her early teens, she knew she wanted her career to somehow involve and surround animals.

In 2017 Abby began her career as a veterinary technician, and eventually transitioned into recruitment in the pharmaceutical industry. After years of recruitment, she found herself missing the veterinary medicine industry and went back into the field just before joining the Rarebreed team. Combining her history in the field with her time in recruitment made for the perfect storm. When she’s not staffing Rarebreed hospitals, you can find Abby on the beach or in the mountains with her dog, Sunny.

Cheryl Brocki, DVM

Chief Veterinary Officer

Fun Fact: Dr. Brocki recently fulfilled her childhood dream of traveling to Australia and exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

Pet in Photo: Mooloo

Dr. Brocki remembers always wanting to be a veterinarian. She completed an animal science degree from UMASS/Amherst and then her veterinary degree from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine. She began her career at a small animal general practice north of Boston where she worked with a great mentor for two years. Her career then took her south near Nashville, Tenn., for many years and then back to Massachusetts. Before becoming chief veterinary officer, she held multiple roles within the veterinary field, including chief of staff and medical director. Favorite parts of her career include mentoring and coaching students and early career veterinarians.

Dr. Brocki and her husband, John, have two sons together. During her down time, she and her family love to hike and just be outside in nature, read, and check out new breweries to enjoy some New England IPAs.

Kimberly Jordan smiling and holding a Boston terrier

Kimberly Jordan, DVM

Director of Veterinary Operations

Fun Fact: Dr. Jordan got married in an eight-hundred-year-old church in Italy.

Pet in Photo: Asparagus

Dr. Jordan grew up in Texas and attended Texas A&M University for both undergraduate and veterinary school. After working at both private and corporate practices in Raleigh, North Carolina, she spent a year traveling to different clinics when they needed a helping hand. Through this experience, she developed a passion for helping clinical teams find joy in the day to day and feel supported both inside and outside of work.

An avid gardener, she lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband, Zach, and rambunctious Boston Terrier, Asparagus. She loves to travel and find inspiration for new recipes when hosting friends and family.

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Peg Wheeler, LVT

Student Recruitment Liaison

Fun Fact: At one point Peg and her husband owned/drove the tallest Belgian mare in the state of Maine.

Pet in Photo: Captain Crunch

Peg has worked in veterinary practices, managed an animal shelter, worked in technical support for IDEXX Labs, and owned/managed a pet services and feed/supply business that offered pet boarding and grooming, nutritional consulting, and municipal animal shelter services. Peg taught animal science and veterinary technology and built a veterinary technology program and an animal care/management program at the local community college. Peg has written two products for Cengage Learning and published several peer-reviewed articles in JAVTE. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Maine State Society for Protection of Animals, is a member of the York County Animal Rescue Team, and is the current president of the Maine Veterinary Technician Association.

Peg lives on a small farm in Berwick, Maine, with her husband, youngest son, and their dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, ducks, and geese. Peg also enjoys yoga, running, gardening, and doing fun stuff with her kids and grandkids.

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David Tubman, DVM, MPH

Director of Veterinary Operations

Fun Fact: Dr. Tubman once lived on a kibbutz in southern Israel and worked in a plastics factory.

Pet in Photo: Marty McFly

Dr. David Tubman joined the Rarebreed Medical Operations team in 2021. Before that, he worked in general practice caring for pets in the greater Boston area. He studied cellular and molecular biology at the University of Michigan and then returned to Boston to work in the biotech industry. David then decided to pursue his goal of becoming a veterinarian and graduated from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduation, he moved to Georgia to complete a small animal internship at the Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Atlanta. After that, he worked in emergency medicine in Baltimore. A few years later he returned to Boston and earned a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University. He is now looking forward to his new role in Medical Operations and is excited to help our veterinary partners.

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Sarah Horn, DVM

Director of Veterinary Operations

Fun Fact: Dr. Horn has cage dived with great white sharks off the coast of South Africa and snorkeled with whale sharks off the coast of Mozambique.

Dr. Horn cannot recall a particular moment during which she realized she wanted to be a veterinarian; it was simply her calling.  She pursued her undergraduate studies at Bowdoin College, and it was during her time there that she fell in love with the great state of Maine.

Dr. Horn studied veterinary medicine at Ross University and spent her clinical year at Cornell University. She then completed an internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists before moving back to Maine, where she’s been working ever since.

Years of playing field hockey, beginning in middle school and continuing through her collegiate years, is what Dr. Horn credits with teaching her the value of teamwork and support. She realizes these virtues are crucial to success and happiness in both life and work. Rarebreed has given her the opportunity to combine her passion for veterinary medicine with her desire to support those around her.

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James Desir, DVM, CCRP

Director of Veterinary Operations

Fun Fact: James was a NCAA Division 1 athlete in soccer, track and football.

Pet in Photo: Marty McFly

Since graduating from Ross University in 2011, James has been advancing his medical knowledge and surgical skills through a multitude of both general and emergency/specialty veterinary hospitals across the United States. He’s practiced in Connecticut, Virginia, California and New York. Rarebreed has given him a unique platform to advance his skill sets while promoting an environment for both personal and professional well-being. In turn, he hopes to share his knowledge with the veterinary partner community.

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Sam Thibault, CVT

Area Manager

Fun Fact: Sam is an avid antique collector and enjoys woodworking and restoring furniture..

Pet in Photo: Ollie

Sam is a native of the Syracuse, New York, area where she began her career as a kennel attendant at a local shelter. She found her purpose there and pursued her passion for animals by attending Mount Ida College to obtain her veterinary technology degree. She moved to Nantucket where she excelled in general practice and became a member of the New England Aquarium Marine Mammal Field Response Team. After leaving Nantucket, Sam worked for an emergency and referral hospital where she spent time in the ER/ICU and in dermatology and later worked as a supervisor. Taking a step out of practice, she refined her skills as a practice consultant.

Sam lives in the hamlet of Leeds, New York, with her wife, her dog, Petunia, three cats, Gilly, Max, and Tomato, and 15 chickens. She enjoys homesteading and restoring her 1890 farmhouse.