Our Team in Rye, NH
Sagamore Animal Hospital is proud to care for your pets with a team offering years of experience, accumulated knowledge, and unwavering compassion for animals and their humans. We invite you to meet the doctors and staff members who will be here to welcome you and your companion when you arrive for your first visit!
Dr. Michael Schafer
I have worked at Sagamore Animal Hospital since 1987 and have been the proud owner since 1989. I am fortunate to have an incredibly conscientious and dedicated staff and wonderful clients. My personal life revolves around my wife and two adult children. We are expecting our first grandchild in August! Our home farm includes 9 horses, 3 cats, 3 dogs, 8 chickens and a pot belly pig named Archie. I enjoy many things outdoors including hiking, biking, camping, snow boarding and boating. I like building projects and woodworking as well. My most enjoyable therapy though is trail running with my Jack Russell Terrier, Tia.
Dr. Whitney Fry
My name is Whitney Fry. Originally from Oklahoma, I graduated from Oklahoma State University School of Veterinarian Medicine in 2014. I then made the move to New England and completed a one-year small animal internship at Tufts Cummings. After working at a busy ER hospital in Massachusetts for over 5 years, I am excited to take on a new adventure in General Practice with Sagamore Animal Hospital. My husband, Brian, and I moved to York, Maine last summer and we are enjoying coastal living. We have a cat named Milo. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping and travel.
Dr. Brie Dichter
My name is Dr. Brie Dichter. I am a Massachusetts native. I attended Northeastern University in Boston and then completed my studies at The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine. I have spent the last few years in Denver, Colorado at a large speciality small animal practice. I recently moved back to New England to be closer to family and the coast. I find passion in treating geriatric patients and strengthening the human-animal bond. In my free time I keep busy with my two sons, Wesley and Henry.
Dr. Joe Marchell
My name is Joe Marchell. I grew up in Hampton Falls, NH and attended Winnacunnet High School, University of Vermont, and Washington State University for my doctorate. I come from a family of veterinarians. Both of my parents practice on the seacoast; Dr. Frank Marchell at Piscataqua Animal Hospital in Kittery, ME and Dr. Cindy Wojcicki at Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital in Amesbury, MA. Professionally I enjoy dermatology and internal medicine. Outside of work I’m interested in music production and weightlifting.