Florence Animal Clinic

Dr. Danielle Lorenzo

Dani LorenzoDr. Danielle Lorenzo purchased the Florence Animal Clinic, formerly known as Berens Animal Hospital, from Dr. Mark Berens in December 2011. After earning a BA in English from Skidmore College and an MA in journalism from Indiana University, she worked in publishing for 10 years before deciding to attend veterinary school. She graduated with a DVM from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Dr. Lorenzo’s professional interests lie mainly in small animal internal medicine, with an emphasis on wellness and preventive care. She also enjoys dermatology.

Dr. Lorenzo lives in Southampton with her husband, Jake Harrison. Her small farm has been home,
at various times, to sheep, goats, a llama, angora rabbits, and a variety of cats. Her hobbies include
weaving, hand-spinning, hiking, running, biking, tennis, and reading in bed much later than she


Dr. Jennifer Kefer

Dr. Jennifer KeferDr. Kefer grew up in New York and pursued a B.S. degree in social work from Skidmore College. She then traveled west to get both a master’s degree in anatomy and her veterinary degree from Colorado State University. Dr. Kefer has traveled to Guatemala, Peru and Mexico to provide veterinary services to animals in remote villages. She is also a certified animal acupuncturist and enjoys providing this service to patients with a variety of ailments.  During her free time, Dr. Kefer enjoys a multitude of outdoor adventures with her family.


Veterinary Technicians

Kellie Denno

Kellie, our practice manager, is a native of Florence. She has been a technician at the clinic since 2002. Kellie has a great love of animals and family. At work, she especially enjoys phlebotomy and being the head surgical technician. Kellie’s family includes her husband, Nick, and two children, as well as her English bulldog, Pudge, and one house cat named Carrot.

Alisa Wagman

Alisa has been a technician at the clinic since January 2008. She has a bachelor’s degree in animal behavior from the University of Maryland and is certified in small animal massage. Alisa works in animal rescue and has a passion for fostering cats in need. She shares her home with seven cats: Zober, Kitty, Bumble Bee, ShoJoJi, Tubs, Talulah, and Gator. She has also made space for her dog, Mosley, and her husband, Kevin. She also is responsible for taking the famous desk dog, Woo Woo, home at night.

Anne Stengle

Anne has been a technician at Florence Animal Clinic since 2007. She graduated from Holyoke Community College in 2008 with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology and animal sciences. She then went on to obtain a PhD in 2017 from the University of Massachusetts in the field of conservation wildlife. She lives in Easthampton with her cat, Fluffy, and associated snakes and turtles. In her spare time, she teaches chemistry and biology at Holyoke Community College.

Kristi Sharpe

Kristi graduated from Holyoke Community College in 2008 with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology and animal sciences. She has been a technician at the clinic since March 2011 and is currently the assistant surgery technician and the afternoon head technician. Horses have been her passion and hobby for the past seven years. She stays busy outside of the clinic by trail riding with her horse, Fantasia, and visiting different local conservation areas with friends. She lives with Jessie the German Shepherd and two cats (Cornstarch and Finna).

Nitasha Gauthier

Nitasha is our most recent addition to the Florence Animal Clinic staff.
Nitasha graduated from Holyoke Community College in 2012 with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology and animal sciences.
In addition to her passion for fostering cats, she enjoys crafting, cooking, and photography.


Staci Lazzara

Staci has been employed at the Florence Animal Clinic as a veterinary technician since May 2008. Her favorite part of working at the clinic is being part of a team that works to do everything possible for our patients’ well-being. She also enjoys maintaining the clinic’s appearance and keeping up with the maintenance on the building. She shares a home with her girlfriend, Megan, their Boston Terrier, Gracie, their two King Charles Cavaliers, Dory and Winston, and seven cats named Xander, Charlie, Milo, Willow, Alex, Joan Jett, and Gordon.