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Dr. Weed joined Cumberland Animal Hospital in 2014. Originally from Freedom, Maine, he received a BS in biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his doctorate at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
After graduating from Tufts he did a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Veterinary Specialists of Connecticut.
Following his internship he moved to RI and worked in a busy emergency and general practice for 14 years. He was chief of staff for 12 of those years.
Dr Weed’s focus includes surgery and internal medicine. He has training in endoscopy and basic ultrasonography.
Dr. Weed has interest in zoo medicine. He has had the opportunity to perform lifesaving intestinal surgery on a mountain lion at Buttonwood Park Zoo. He has also helped with multiple surgeries at Southwick's Zoo.
Outside of work he enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing with his wife Cheryl, sons, Hunter and Easton, and dogs, black lab Drake and a brittany named Blaze.
Dr. Rochette is our newest team member to join Cumberland Animal Hospital. She is originally from East Providence, Rhode Island, but has worked at a small animal hospital in Dartmouth, Mass. since she graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island in 2007. She has an undergraduate degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Clinical Nutrition from the University of New Hampshire.
Her areas of interest in veterinary medicine include pain management, wound care, and feline medicine. She has completed specialized training and can perform in-hospital abdominal ultrasounds and acupuncture.
Outside of work Dr. Rochette loves to garden and cook, and she is married to her high school sweetheart and is a proud mom to two beautiful daughters, Lily and Sophie. She is also mom to her dog Bradley and her cats Rondo, Jinx, and her 22-pound Maine Coon Cat named Leo.
Dr. Pray joined the team at Cumberland Animal Hospital in May of 2012. Originally from Bristol, Rhode Island, Dr. Pray earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She worked for a number of years as a veterinary technician in the East Bay area before changing careers to work in cancer research at Roger Williams Medical Center, followed by Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, MI. While in Michigan, she attended Michigan State University and earned her DVM with Honors.
Dr. Pray’s professional interests include dermatology and surgery, and she looks forward to providing general medicine and urgent care to her patients.
Dr. Pray is very excited to be back in Rhode Island. Away from the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Tim, and their two children, Genevieve and Theodore. They share their home with two aging cats, Gus-Gus (a diabetic) and Suzy-Q (a torti with an attitude). Dr. Pray also loves home improvement projects and visiting local fairs and farmer’s markets.
Dr. Marques grew up in Rhode Island and attended Providence College for her pre-vet degree. She attended Tufts University’s Cumming’s School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2004. While at Tufts, she played an active role in the Pet Loss Hotline and continued to work as a veterinary technician. She has been practicing in the Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts area for the past 13 years. Two of those 13 years were spent working at an emergency clinic. Dr. Marques has a particular interest in feline medicine and enjoys developing long term client-patient relationships.
Outside of work, she has fun spending time with her family, including her husband, children, and her three kitty rescues, Merlin, Abigail, and the ornery Indy. Her family loves to spend time outdoors in the nice weather and cheer on the Patriots in the fall!
Dr. Davidson attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 1990. After working as a research assistant at Joslin Diabetes Center, she pursued her veterinary studies at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA. She graduated with her DVM degree in 1995.
Dr. Davidson has been an associate veterinarian at Cumberland Animal Hospital since 2001. Since October of 2012, she has had the pleasure of becoming an assistant professor, teaching Veterinary Technology at New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI.
Away from the hospital, she enjoys time with her husband and their children. They have a black lab, Luna, two cats, Andre and Snack Attack, and two rats, Vanilla and Cocoa.Dr. Davidson is an avid reader, plays classical piano, and enjoys outdoor activities with her family including hiking and biking.