Pet Haven Animal Hospital

153 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472


Our Doctors

 Debra Campbell, D.V.M.
 Practice Owner

Dr. Debra Campbell was raised in Connecticut, received her undergraduate degree from Whittier College, in California, and graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA. Dr. Campbell opened Pet Haven Animal Hospital (formerly Boston Pet Haven) in 2010; she previously owned and worked at Rotherwood Animal Hospital in Newton, MA, which she sold to VCA Animal Hospitals in 2009.

Dr. Campbell's career has taken her to a number of shelters, from Worcester to the small towns of Rhode Island, and to many Boston area shelters, where she donates her time doing surgeries and offering medical support. In addition, Dr. Campbell is a long-standing member of Veterinary Adventures and Pets Without Vets, organizations which provide spay/neuter programs throughout Third World areas. She travels on 1-2 volunteer trips each year; this work has taken her to the Amazon, American Samoa, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, and Johanessburg, South Africa. Her most recent trip, in late 2013, was to the island of Turks and Caicos, where a team of volunteer veterinarians and staff aided the local rescue, Potcake Place, by spaying/neutering and providing care for over 200 island dogs and cats. 

For over 15 years, Dr. Campbell has been a dedicated member of the Veterinary Medical Assistance Team (VMAT) and the National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT); she holds current memberships with both organizations.

 Recognition for her work includes:

  • FEMA Merit award for service during 9/11 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Dinstinguished Service Award from NDMS and AVMA  (Hurricane Katrina)
  • Featured on PBS documentary, Katrina's Animal Rescue ("Meet the Rescuers" page)

Dr. Campbell and her husband, Bob, a cardiologist at Mt. Auburn Hospital, have 2 beautiful daughters. They also share their home with a menagerie of rescued pets including, 6 cats, 5 dogs, 3 hens,1 rooster, and "Kiwi", the adorable Quaker parrot (whom you will often find visiting at the office for the day).

Dr. Campbell is proud to follow her dream and continue her work at Pet Haven Animal Hospital.

Colleen McCarthy, D.V.M.
Associate Veterinarian (a general practitioner also focusing on dentistry at Angell Memorial in Boston)

Growing up in Waltham, MA, Dr. Colleen McCarthy always longed for a dog but because of her mother's fear, she didn't adopt her first dog until she was 15. To fill her"dog void," she would befriend the neighborhood dogs and spend hours grooming them and pretending they were hers. Even her childhood cat endured dog-like treatment although, Dr. McCarthy admits, "she never learned to walk on a leash or perform tricks." Later, when this beloved feline had to be euthanized, the young Dr. McCarthy was deeply touched by the attending veterinarian's compassion and care. This memorable experience, she says, was a decisive factor in her choosing a career in veterinary medicine.

Dr.McCarthy earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Brandeis University in 2002 and continued there for her master's degree in molecular and cell biology which she earned in 2004. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 has been practicing small animal medicine in Massachusetts since May 2009.

"Obviously,healing sick puppies and kittens is the most rewarding part of being a veterinarian. But developing long-term relationships with clients and their pets is the most satisfying part of my job," says Dr. McCarthy. "I love working with clients to develop personalized care plans for their furry children and, in turn, feeling like these families welcome me not only as a doctor but also as a friend."

Dr.McCarthy is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Her professional interests include dentistry, feline medicine, behavior, oncology, and multi-modal approaches to pain management.

At home, Dr. McCarthy cares for her clowder of domestic shorthair rescue cats(Percy, Meeks, Roxy, Lemon and Frankie) and a spoiled Betta Fish.  Her hobbies include reading, music, knitting,yoga, writing, and exploring local cuisine.

Dr. Peter Gollub

Dr. Gollub earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University, and his law degree from Boston University. In addition to prior legal practice in civil and criminal courts, for eight years Dr. Gollub directed the MSPCA’s law enforcement department investigating animal cruelty allegations. In addition, he has served an adjunct assistant professor at Tufts University and was appointed to and served on the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Gollub also has authored a children’s book, Remembering Baymore, a narrative tale modeling the stages of grief, and designed to help children process feelings surrounding the death of a pet. His current veterinary practice focuses on preventative care and internal medicine.  Dr. Gollub is able to converse in basic level Spanish.

Dr. Jessica Voss

Dr. Jessica Voss grew up in rural Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced in the Midwest as a small animal and equine veterinarian until 2008, when she moved to the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom she was in general practice as well as emergency medicine. 

Dr. Voss is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is certified in veterinary acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.  Her professional interests include behavioural medicine, theriogenology, sports medicine and multimodal pain management—including acupuncture. 

Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Voss has been successful competing showjumpers in Europe.  She takes great pleasure in the outdoors and backpacked 1500 miles with her dog “Luna” across the UK. She also had the good fortune to exhibit Luna to an FCI title and three Best of Breed titles at Crufts.  Currently she is caretaker to four “foster fail” budgerigars and is on the waiting list for a puppy.  Her goal is to provide the puppy with the opportunity to excel at the skills needed for search and rescue and see how those skills develop.