Staff

Robert J. Wendell, DVM, MS, graduated in a dual degree program, receiving a master's degree in cardiac physiology, as well as his DVM from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. Bob practiced in New Hampshire before moving to Vermont in 1990.

He founded Aeolus Animal Hospital & Equine Center in the fall of 1992. "Dr. Bob's" special interest lies in equine medicine and surgery. He performs all of the equine anesthesia and cardiopulmonary monitoring for the hospital. Prior to and during veterinary school, Bob worked as an equine anesthesia technician at The Ohio State University for 6 years. Bob owns 2 horses, a pony and "Babes" the Macaw parrot, who can be admired in the lobby of the hospital. In his "spare time", Bob enjoys skiing, playing volleyball and ice hockey and shooting sporting clays.

  Jessica P. Meyer, Jessie graduated from the University of Muenster, Germany Medical School in 1992. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist in Germany. After moving to the United States in 1997, she decided to leave the fast pace of human medicine and found a fulfilling and rewarding position as a technician, assisting Dr. Wendell with ophthalmologic problems. She is a third level dressage rider who competes in the summer with her 11 year old Dutch Warmblood "Antigua". She and her husband also adopted an Australian shepherd (“Tony”) from the Australian shepherd rescue and placement helpline (ARPH), a wonderful organization for which Jessie volunteers. Tony loves to do agility and goes to trials with Jessie. The latest addition to Jessie's life is her Aussie puppy Opie, who is following in Tony's agility footsteps.  
 
Danielle Poirier , Danielle is AAHEC’s office manager. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Castleton State College. Danielle has been working for Aeolus since June of 2000. She has a trail horse at home. She rescued her Rottweiler, Sienna and a Rhodesian ridgeback mix a few year back and enjoys Trail riding and hiking with them.   Carolyn P. Graves, one of 3 technicians, graduated from S.U.N.Y. at Morrisville in 1986 with an associate's degree in Equine Management. She has lived in Vermont all her life. Carolyn has 3 horses, a Lipizzaner ("Apollo") and a Oldenbury ("Cocomo"), a Dutch-LIpizzaner Cross ("Rose"), a cat named "Mocha" and a Border Collie cross named" Sebastianan". During summer, she rides dressage on "Cocomo" and spends time camping with family.