Sterling Impression Animal Rehabilitation Center of New England 2021. All rights reserved
Dr. Marjorie C. McMillan DVM, DACVR, CCRP
1008 East Street, Walpole, MA 02081 | Email: SterlingImpression@gmail.com | Call: (508) 668 - 7946 (SWIM)
STERLING IMPRESSION ANIMAL REHABILITATION
CENTER OF NEW ENGLAND
Dr. McMillan graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing for 49 years. In addition to specializing in avian medicine, Dr. McMillan is Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist which required internships at Angell Animal Medical Center, Tufts Veterinary School and University of California Davis.
With a deep fondness for geriatric dogs, Dr. McMillan began her coursework at The University of Tennessee in canine rehabilitation with the intention of improving the quality of life in senior dogs, dogs with orthopedic conditions and dogs with neurologic diseases. Her personal experience includes caring for her geriatric Labradors, Sterling and Norman, who both lived 16 years.
Currently Dr. McMillan has another yellow Labrador named Kyle.
How we started, and where we are now...
This center was created as a result of a longtime dream of Dr. Marjorie McMillan. She realized there had to be a better way to treat animals with lameness issues. She carried her 15 year old paralyzed, Labrador retriever named Sterling around for 2 years. That led to an interest in physical rehabilitation and her getting involved in coursework at the University of Tennessee Veterinary School.
Her experience with Sterling inspired Dr. McMillan to create the Water Wellness Center in order to provide state-of-the-art care for other pets with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
The University of Tennessee had been doing groundbreaking work in physical therapy for small animals. In June of 2003, Dr. McMillan successfully completed the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practioner (CCRP) program offered at the University of Tennessee. With the completion of the degree, she became one of the first thirty-six practionioners in the country!
In August 2004, the Water Wellness Center moved to its new location and was renamed Sterling Impression Animal Rehabilitation Center of New England. The center was named in memory of and dedicated to Sterling, Dr. McMillan’s Labrador retriever.
With the move we have acquired additional space and new equipment which includes a heated lap pool, Digatherm scans, and PRP treatments. In addition to new equipment we also have excellent staff members who not only enhance the center with their care and compassion but bring along expertise in the world of animal rehabilitation.
Tenara Kuznezov has been a part of Sterling Impressions since 2011 when she did a rotation while attending Mount Ida College. Upon graduation, she joined the Sterling Impressions/Windhover team. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology. Tenara is a Certified Veterinary Technician with a passion for rehabilitation, weight management, and feline medicine. Although she is a fan of all species, large and small, Tenara has a soft spot for cats as her own cat’s illness helped her decide on a career in veterinary medicine. She believes in creating a stress- and enjoyable visit for both patients and their owners. Over the years, Tenara has found a lot of joy in her life through helping improve the quality of her patients’ lives and helping their owners improve their pet’s health and mobility. When not at work, Tenara is having adventures with her young sons and husband, caring for her three cats, or indulging in a good book.
Brianna Ward Veterinary Technician
Brianna Ward joined Sterling Impressions 2022 . She graduated from New England Institute of Technology majoring in veterinary technology in 2023 and earned her Certification in Veterinary technician in August 2023. Before college, Brianna attended Norfolk Aggie allowing her to gain experience with many different species of animals big and small. If not at school or work, you can typically find Brianna with her three dogs at home or out on her dirt bikes. Apart from her passion for animals, Brianna is a huge advocate for mental health awareness.
Jane started her work with animals as a veterinary technician while in High School. She then graduated with a Bachelor in Animal Science from UMASS Amherst in 2006 and worked as a Veterinary Techinician at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. While working she continued on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She discovered Sterling Impression and Windhover Veterinary Center during her last rotation in vet school and fell in love with Veterinary Rehabililtaion.
Jane paused her veterinary goals to start a family, proceeded to have her four children, and introduced Henry (picture above) to the Family. She returned to animal rehabilitation in September 2022 and is helping develop the Pain Management Center at Windhover.