WagMore Veterinary Care
Wellness and Acupuncture
Vicki Kucia DVM, CVA
WagMore Veterinary Care
Wellness and Acupuncture
Vicki Kucia DVM, CVA
Meet the team
Dr. Vicki Kucia
Dr. Vicki Kucia is a Veterinarian and certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. She received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine with a focus in small animal medicine and pain management. She trained in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) at the Chi Institute of TCVM.
Dr. Kucia has served the Central Massachusetts area as a veterinarian since graduation. She is excited to open WagMore Veterinary Care offering Wellness and Acupuncture, after years of ownership at an animal hospital in Uxbridge, MA. “I wanted to leave the faster paced hospital setting and be able to spend more time with my clients and their pets. Wellness and Acupuncture are an art which can not be rushed. WagMore is not an appointment driven practice, allowing us more time to spend with our clients and their pets.” She is passionate about working with clients to educate them on how to optimize their pets health. “Our time with our pets is too short. We can give someone another quality year or two with their pet by focusing on wellness and prevention of disease. We have the tools to use our scientific knowledge to integrate the best of what Western and Eastern medicine have to offer.”
Dr. Kucia lives on site in Millbury with an array of critters. Currently, there is a variety of chickens, goats, cats, fish and miniature schnauzers. While we are not a petting zoo we don’t discourage you visiting our family. If you need cheering up or just a good laugh feel free to bring along veggie snacks for Justin and Enzo. They happily put on a good goat show for food!
Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Vicki Kucia attended Mount Holyoke College and graduated Magna cum laude, with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and Education. She was awarded a Student Leadership and Service Award and the Kathryn M. Eschenberg Incentive Award for Excellence in Biology.
Additionally, she has a Associate of Science from Manchester Community Technical College in Medical Laboratory Technology. During her studies at MCTC she received numerous awards including Salutatorian and Treasurer’s Award. She also is board certified as a Medical Laboratory Technician by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Impressively, she is one of the elite scholars who is inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Eta Mu Lambda Honor Society.
Dr. Kucia is always attending continuing education seminars to stay current in veterinary medicine and to offer clients more options for their pets’ wellbeing.
While currently busy managing a respiratory care center in human medicine, Dawn lends a hand at WagMore Veterinary Care as much as she can. She always has a smile and will roll up her sleeves and do any task large or small to make your experience with us meaningful. Whether helping you out to your car in the rain with an umbrella or sharing a hug after a sad appointment, you will appreciate Dawn’s deep level of caring and committment to you and your pet.
A lifelong lover of all creatures big and small, Dawn’s compassion for animals is appreciated by our patients and their families. “I am so very proud of WagMore’s mission and patient care. I can not wait to see the impact this practice and amazing team has on veterinary care in the area!”
Known locally as the “crazy chicken lady” you will find her excitement for chickens is contagious. When coming or going to WagMore Veterinary Care, keep an eye out for a group of very happy hens and you will have met “Dawn’s Divas”! If you are in the area stop in and try a dozen of the best eggs ever!!
Jordan joined the WagMore staff after volunteering in her off hours to shadow Dr Kucia during acupuncture treatments. Jordan came whenever time allowed between a busy class schedule to observe this ancient art. She is an aspiring veterinarian, who hopes to integrate acupuncture into her own practice once she has earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and certification as a veterinary acupuncturist.
Currently, Jordan is in her final year at Becker College studying hard during her last semesters for a Bachelor of Science in the Veterinary Sciences. Although we are thrilled she is part of the WagMore team, it is just for a short time during her journey to become a veterinarian.
Jordan, a Maine native, started her collegiate studies at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. When we say Jordan is a native of Maine, we mean she is a serious Maine resident! She grew up in Fort Fairfield, a small town in Northern Maine. That is a cool 7.5 hrs north of here. Canada in across the street – literally! She lives in a town with a population of less than 2,000 people. Her high school graduating class had 32 students! The highlight of her hometown is the Potato Blossom Festival which features potato wrestling in a vat of mashed potatoes. Jordan came to Massachusetts for her education and the opportunity to meet some new faces. Good news for WagMore and for her boyfriend, who is a local Massachusetts law enforcement officer.
But don’t think Jordan is not well traveled coming from a small town on the Canadian border. In addition to her studies at Becker College, Jordan has studied abroad in Australia and Thailand. She was selected for a unique educational program, which gave her the opportunity to work with veterinarians from those areas. In Thailand, she had the awe inspiring, good fortune to work will one of our world’s most beautiful, intelligent, and unfortunately endangered creatures, the elephant. She also worked with one of WagMore’s favorite animals, the dog. During her studies in Australia, she had the privilege to work with many different exotic species such as kangaroos, koala bears and even pythons. Her educational experience with animals, large and small, domestic and exotic, has given Jordan a perspective and respect for animals that will be a immense asset when she is a veterinarian.
You will always find Jordan wearing an infectious smile and happy to help you over the phone, in the exam rooms or at the front desk. As the youngest member of the team, she is our computer genius and responsible for keeping our Facebook page so entertaining. When not at WagMore taking care of you and your pets, Jordan is busy studying while caring for her hedgehog named Athena and her pit bull mix canine named Boda. WagMore feels very lucky to have Jordan on the WagMore team and we know you will love her too!
Sharon has loved animals for as long as she can remember. From domestic animals, wildlife, marine mammals and birds, to reptiles, rodents and pocket pets….she is fascinated by them all. She tries to learn as much as she can about every animal she encounters. She truly loves them all….except for tarantulas. Her #1 wish on her bucket list is to dive with whales.
Sharon graduated from Massasoit Community College with an Associates degree in Science and went on to Pre-Veterinary studies at Kansas State University. Her first job in the animal field was managing a large pet store where, in addition to her managerial duties, she was responsible for the care of multiple species of animals and educating her clients on the proper care and handling of their pet purchases. She especially loved hand raising many types of parrots, and became a PIJAC Certified Avian Specialist.
A move to Virginia brought Sharon to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. There she volunteered with the Stranding Response Team helping to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles, seals, and dolphins. She also worked at a boarding kennel and training center, learning sanitation practices, studying dog behavior, and doing basic dog grooming. Her dream of working at a veterinary practice came true with her first position at an animal hospital and reproductive center. As a Veterinary Receptionist, she continued her focus on client education while cross training as a Veterinary Assistant. There she also expanded her knowledge of canine reproduction and breeding.
Returning to New England brought another position at a boarding kennel, daycare and training facility, with hopes of someday returning to the veterinary field. As luck would have it, Sharon is now happy to be part of the exceptional WagMore team! “The love and compassion that WagMore has for its clients is unmatched in my experience.” She is looking forward to learning all she can and becoming a vital addition to the practice.
Sharon has a busy life with four children and five grandchildren to keep track of. She lives on her family’s 25 acre farm in North Smithfield with her youngest daughter who is currently a junior in the Marine Science Program at URI, her three dogs, a horse and a tortoise. Sharon also breeds and trains Miniature American Shepherds, competes in dog agility, and has been an avid equestrian for most of her life. Future plans include finishing her Certified Veterinary Assistant program, boarding horses, and raising chickens and goats. She is hoping she can get some good advice from WagMore’s resident “chicken lady”!!!
Faith joined WagMore Veterinary Care after coming to Dr Kucia for years of acupuncture treatment for her aging Shiba Inu, Biba. After the loss of her beloved Biba, Faith recognized a need at WagMore where she could help other owners and their pets with their acupuncture therapy. Faith started with Dr Kucia on a blanket and the floor and has watched WagMore grow and florish. In doing so, she began a new chapter in her life and enjoys fostering a deep connection with WagMore’s clients and their pets. WagMore cannot thank Faith enough for all she does.
As a member of the WagMore Veterinary Care team, Faith does it all! She is the genius behind our awesome facebook posts and started fun fact Friday. You may also encounter her answering your emails and phone calls; making client appointments and assisting Dr. Kucia with patient care. She has a gentle manner and wants to make sure you’re happy and that your pet can’t wait to come back!
Faith has lived in association with animals all her life. She grew up on a Morgan Horse Farm in southern Massachusetts and spent her summers in New England showing Morgan Horses. After finishing college, Faith returned home to run the family farm, Quail Run Morgans in West Barnstable, MA. While involved with Quail Run, she raised and started many foals, including two future world title holders.
Faith holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications Disorders. She worked in Chatham, Massachusetts, at the elementary school, as part of the reading specialist team. For Faith, who loves to read, this was a dream job and she continued to work at the school 11 years. While working, raising her two boys, and caring for her three fur kids, Faith remained connected to the animal world. Her favorite dog breed is the Shiba Inu. She joined Northeast Shiba Rescue (NESRA), where she volunteered for ten years, including four years when she served as vice president. During this time she adopted two more long term fosters into her pack.
Faith now lives with one fur kid, a Shikoku (another Japanese breed she learned about thanks to her work with Shibas), named O’ikon Miyako or Koko as Faith’s friends call her. Faith loves this girl with all her heart! WagMore loves Faith’s care and compassion and are confident you will too!