In Loving Memory of Lauren Beebe, DVM

We would like to thank you for your kindness and support extended to all of us at Killingworth Animal Hospital on the loss of our dear friend Lauren.  Dr. Lauren Beebe was a wonderful veterinarian, very kind and gentle with all animals, but above all, she was a great person, a loving mother, and an amazing friend.  Lauren loved to be involved in the community including Cub Scouts and fundraising events.  There are truly no words to describe how much she is be missed.  She was such a positive influence in all of our lives.

About Our Doctors

An ongoing series of informational entries

Suzette Ward, DVM


Dr. Ward grew up surrounded by animals and nature on a horse farm in the heart of England. After undergraduate studies at University of Guelph, she completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College. She has a particular passion for feline medicine. She volunteers her time working at a cat shelter.  She shares her home with an assortment of special felines, including three blind cats and an amputee named Wobbly.  Dr. Ward is shown here with her cat Baby Panda.

Christine Mullen, VMD

February 14, 2018

Dr. Chris Mullen is a native of western Pennsylvania and received her Veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Shortly after graduation, she moved to Connecticut and has been active in small animal practice in the state for over 25 years.  Her primary professional focus is on canine and feline medicine and surgery.

Personal interests include traveling, gardening, kayaking, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.  Sharing the spotlight in the photo is her late dog, Wally.

John P. Mead, DVM


Dr. Mead is a native of Florida.  He received his bachelors degree from Boston University and completed his veterinary doctoral degree program from the University of Florida in 1992. He now lives in Hamden, CT with his family.  He has 2 dogs, Telly and Rosie. He supports his young daughter's love of birds by caring for 3 chickens (Mask, Billy Idol and Hea Hea), 2 English Budgies (Pip and Woody) a cockatiel (Boba) and a green conure (Tengue). His areas of interests are feline and canine medicine & surgery and pocket pets. When not tending to his patients he enjoys woodworking, camping, and hiking.

Robert Fair, VMD


Dr. Fair opened Killingworth Animal Hospital on July 24th, 1995 and has provided loving care to many of the pets in Killingworth and the surrounding area ever since.  Prior to relocating to Connecticut, he co-owned Vineyard Veterinary Clinic on Martha's Vineyard for 15 years.  Dr. Fair completed his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts in 1976 and his Veterinary Medical Doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.  Dr. Fair and his wife  Beth, have two dogs (Portia & Ruffian), two cats, two horses, and two sons.