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Quality Care For The Life Of Your Pet

Our approach to general pet medicine, diagnostic, and therapeutic services is meant to allow you and your pet increased comfort while maintaining confidence that you are in capable hands.  Our goal is to provide quality pet care and exceptional customer service.

Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep their pets healthy year-round, with good nutrition, parasite prevention, wellness planning, and exercise.  ADAvets stays on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology and above all, knows that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Deirdre Ryan, DVM


Dr. Deirdre Ryan is the daughter of Irish immigrant parents and the granddaughter of a dairy farmer. She decided to become a veterinarian while bottle feeding a calf on her grandfather's farm.

Dr. Ryan graduated from Harvard University with a BA in psychology and received her doctoral degree from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. At Tufts she was awarded the Pharmacia & Upjohn Proficiency Award for high levels of achievement and interest in small animal medicine and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Student Surgery Award for excellence in small animal surgery. She then completed post-doctoral training as an intern at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA.

After her internship Deirdre spent 13 years as an associate at Wellesley Natick Veterinary Hospital. Exploring a different part of the veterinary field she spent three years in a joint role as The Blue Buffalo Company's Technical Services Veterinarian/New England Regional Manager for veterinary diets. However, she missed clinical practice and returned to her true passion of caring for companion animals. In 2017 Dr. Ryan founded VetValet to provide in-home quality veterinary care for pets and convenience for owners, and is now a founding partner of ADAvet.

Dr. Ryan lives with her husband, three daughters, two dogs and two cats in Wayland, MA. Outside of work her interests include hiking, skiing, tennis and travel. She loves learning about other people, cultures and viewpoints. Most importantly she is a proud hockey, lacrosse, crew mom!

Dr. Antonietta Orlandi, DVM


Dr. Antonietta Maria Orlandi (Mancini) was born in Newton Massachusetts. As a small child her family moved to Atina, Italy and then to Cabimas, Venezuela prior to returning to the USA when she was just 5 years old. She grew up in the New England area and still loves the four seasons it has to offer.

She knew when she was a small child that her dream was to be a veterinarian. She fulfilled that dream by attending Assumption College in Worcester, Ma. where she received her B.A. in pre veterinary. Dr. Orlandi then attended Tuft's School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton MA. where she earned her D.V.M. degree. Following her graduation, Dr. Orlandi spent some time working in Rome, Italy at a small animal hospital before returning to the USA where she spent 5 years working at Ashland Animal Hospital, then 23 years at Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital before following her life long dream of owning a practice.

Dr. Orlandi's interests include dogs, cats and exotic/pocket pets. Dr. Orlandi lives in Hudson, Ma. with her husband, three children and pets. Her interests outside of work include family time, cheering at her kids sports events, walking, hiking, playing soccer, cooking and vacations with her family including travelling to Italy as often as possible where her extended family resides.

Dr. Alma Rotolo, DVM


Dr. Alma Rotolo originally from Monopoli (Bari) Italy, pursued her childhood dream and passion of becoming a veterinarian. She received her DVM from the University of Bari, Italy in 1991. She practiced veterinary medicine in Italy for seven years while completing a PhD program in Parasitology. In 1998, Dr. Rotolo moved to the United States and completed her requirements for her United States veterinary license at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA.

Most recently, Dr. Rotolo spent 22 years as an associate at Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Rotolo lives with her husband, son, daughter, dog, cat and various reptiles in Waltham, MA. Outside of work her interests are exercising, cooking, beach time and travel. Dr. Rotolo especially enjoys spending time with family and friends on Cape Cod or Italy (her homes away from home).

Dr. Emily Harris, DVM


Dr. Emily Harris grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, fostering an early love for dogs through her relationships with her family's pets. She pursued her B.S. in neuroscience and neurology followed by veterinary school at Michigan State University.

She worked at a small animal clnic in Ann Arbor, Michigan until her husband's career relocated them to Massachusetts in 2021. Her career interests include surgery, ultrasound, and practicing Fear Free medicine for dogs and cats. She is passionate about meeting both the emotional and physical needs of her patients at each visit.

Dr. Harris enjoys biking, swimming, watching sports with her husband (Go Green!), baking, and traveling. She lives in Milford with her husband and 2 dogs, a pit bull mix named Mia and a golden retriever named Mac.

Dr. Heather MacFarlane, DVM


Dr. Heather MacFarlane grew up locally, in Stow. She always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and had numerous pets while growing up.

She received her BS in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis in 2001, staying at Davis to receive her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduating from veterinary school, she returned to Massachusetts. She worked at VCA Abbott Animal Hospital and Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital prior to joining ADAvet in September.

Her interests are preventative medicine, weight management, nutrition and internal medicine. She lives in Bolton with her husband and 2 young children. She has an older blind cat named Olivia and is hoping to add a dog to the family in the near future. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, traveling, exercising, and being outdoors.