Dr. Brittany Neeland
Dr. Brittany Neeland grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and always had a love for all animals, both pets and wildlife. She was surrounded by pets throughout her childhood and teen years, owning dogs, cats, and even pet rats and mice. She inherited her love of animals from her father who raised a variety of exotic pets from birds, to reptiles, to aquarium fish.
Dr. Brittany graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There she was especially interested in animal behavior and ornithology, participating in research studies in those areas. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, Brittany moved with her partner to his home state of Oregon. She always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, and she focused on finding opportunities that would allow her to gain the necessary experience for veterinary school. She interned at an animal rehabilitation facility that provided medical care to raptors and wild rabbits. Additionally, she interned at a wildcat sanctuary providing daily husbandry, nourishment, and enrichment for a variety of wildcat species. During that experience she even had a too close for comfort encounter with a cougar! Each of these opportunities continued to fuel her passion for working with animals.
Dr. Brittany pursued her veterinary medicine degree at St. George’s University on the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada. She completed her clinical year of veterinary school at Oregon State University. She genuinely enjoyed her time in both places, but always missed her family back home and wanted to return to the Northeast. She recently moved back to New England with her partner and cat to begin her career as a veterinarian at Sand Road.
In her down time, Dr. Brittany loves to go hiking, bird watching, wine tasting and trying new restaurants. A favorite hobby of hers is her weekly “Drinks and Dessert” Skype date with her identical twin sister. She looks forward to those weekly meetings finally being in person again.