Our Staff

Deborah OtkaDeborah Otka, Hospital Administrator

Hospital Administrator Deborah Otka holds a Doctor of Pharmacy and has more than 14 years of experience in pharmacy, patient care and customer services. Her background will be invaluable in assisting our clients and ensuring that Noank-Mystic Veterinary Hospital becomes the model of veterinary care in our area.

"Owning this hospital is something that my husband and I have worked for," she said. "We take pride in providing our patients with the quality care we know they deserve.

Outside of the hospital, Deborah enjoys tennis, ballroom and Latin dancing, swimming, playing the piano, gardening and spending time with her family - furry and non-furry!

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Natasha LutzNatasha Lutz, Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Natasha Lutz joined our team with more than a year of experience as a technician's assistant at another hospital. Natasha assists with hospital maintenance, animal care, medication preparation, laboratory testing, and ensuring that our clients are knowledgeable on the treatments their pets receive.

"I love utilizing the lab equipment and providing the best care for our patients," she says. "I enjoy working at NMVH because it has many state-of-the-art features that I have not seen at other veterinary hospitals that I've previously taken my pets to."

Natasha holds a bachelor's degree in Biology and Forensic Science from Syracuse University. She has two small dogs of her own, Angus and Russell, as well as an African helmeted turtle named Xena. In her free time, she enjoys learning more about biology, forensic science, and animal conservation. She also likes to cook, draw, travel, and practice karate.

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Natasha LutzLindsay Savignac, Veterinary Technician

Lindsay Savignac joined the medical team at Noank-Mystic Veterinary Hospital in January 2017. She's worked in the animal-care field since 2015, and her favorite part of the job is working with all types of animals. As a veterinary technician, Lindsay is responsible for running lab work, taking histories, filling medications and helping with surgery.

"I like working at Noank-Mystic Veterinary Hospital because Dr. Otka teaches me new skills, and I get to work with the coolest animals," Lindsay says. "The staff here is very welcoming."

At home, Lindsay has a 12-year-old black lab/Shar Pei mix named Midnight, a 10-year-old bearded dragon named Sahara and a 3-year-old Iguana named Reptar. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, rollerblading, horseback riding, running, drawing, swimming, seeing new places and visiting her friends who live all over the country.

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Shelby LawShelby Law, Receptionist

Shelby joined the team of Noank-Mystic Veterinary Hospital in August 2017 as our receptionist. Her responsibilities include answering the phones to assist clients, scheduling appointments, filling medications and prescription, and assisting our technicians and veterinarians.

“I like working at NMVH because I get to see a wide range of animals,” she says. “My coworkers are awesome, and I truly feel like I’m making a difference.”

Her upbeat personality improves the moods of our clients and their furry family members. Although this is her first animal-related job, Shelby has volunteered at the Humane Society, so her love for animals is abundant. Shelby has two domestic shorthair cats at home, Daryl (two and a half years old) and Jinxy (two years old).

In her free time, Shelby enjoys reading, watching TV, traveling, and of course, spending time with her husband, their cats, and her friends.

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Ashley VanbeekAshley Vanbeek, Veterinary Technician

Ashley will help with blood draws, catheters, dental cleanings, vaccines, client education and more. Ashley started her career with an Animal Science Degree from Holyoke Community College and has been in animal-related fields for over six years. Ashley enjoys helping animals get back to optimum health. Ashley enjoys working with all different kinds of pets, and loves meeting new exotic pet patients. She loves the team atmosphere at Noank-Mystic Veterinary Hospital and how kind everyone is. Her boundless energy and outgoing personality make her a wonderful asset to the team. She also is incredibly strong and always ready to help lift heavier animals and equipment! At home, she takes care of her three cats: Opie, Camille and Bailey.

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Laura M. Sears, Assistant Veterinary Technician

Laura is a part-time assistant veterinary technician here at Noank-Mystic Veterinary Hospital. She is passionate about and dedicated to making a difference in animals lives. Some of her job responsibilities include feedings, weighing the animals, cleaning, and assisting our staff.

Laura loves educating our clients about animal care, and believes that “when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.”

When she isn’t working, Laura spends a lot of time volunteering at local animal shelters. She also enjoys baking traditional desserts and trips to the beach. At home, Laura cares for her two cats Mowgli and Gryffin, and her chinchillas, Lyla and Winnie.

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Hours:

MON, WED, FRI 8-6  |  TUE 8-2  |  THU 8-7 (8-3 every other THU)  |  SAT 8-2  |  SUN 8:30-12:30