Walpole, MA Veterinarians
Christina M. Poor, BVetMed, MRCVS
Emily McCabe, DVM
Dr. McCabe resides in Medfield with her three young children and three cats. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, skiing, cooking, and vacationing on Cape Cod.
Sharon Chase, DVM
Dr. Amelia Ragon joined Norfolk County Veterinary Service in June 2021.
Dr. Ragon was born and raised in Massachusetts. While growing up, her family always told her that she would be a veterinarian. Dr. Ragon was, however, in denial for most of her childhood because she didn’t feel she would be able to euthanize any animal. Fast forward to high-school when one of her family’s cats went into heart failure. Dr. Ragon’s perspective changed completely during that time regarding quality of life and euthanasia. She saw the importance in both and her passion for veterinary medicine began.
Dr. Ragon attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Studies. She then continued her journey at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ragon joined veterinary medicine because of her love for animals, but also her love for people. She always knew she wanted to go into general practice where she could form long-term relationships with her patients and their owners.
Her professional interests include preventative medicine, behavior, surgery, and end-of-life care.
While Dr. Ragon grew up with dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and fish, she now has her hands full with her one and only lab rescue mix, Hazel.
Outside of work, Dr. Ragon can be found spending time with family and friends as well as cheering on any Boston sports team. She also enjoys running with the hopes of completing a marathon one day and traveling to both old and new destinations.
Aurora Richards, DVM
In July of 2021, Dr. Aurora Richards-Stipnieks joined the staff of Norfolk County Veterinary Service. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Tufts University, she attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2005. Dr. Richards has held various positions through the years. In 2006, she completed an Internal Medicine Internship. From 2007-2009, she worked as an emergency veterinarian. From 2009-2021, she served as a veterinarian and was the Medical Director of the Bristol County Veterinary Hospital.
When asked what she likes best about her job, Dr. Richards responded that she likes being able to focus on each individual patient, improving their quality of life. She enjoys working with the owners as well, helping them to strengthen the human/animal bond. In addition to being trained in ultrasound imaging, internal medicine, and emergency medicine, Dr. Richards has Fear Free Certification, which means she has been trained to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets.
Dr. Richards has two dogs and three cats. She has a German Shepherd named Nala and a Jack
Russell Terrier Mix named Belle. Her cats are named General Grievous, Whitey Bulger, and Sofia.
When not at work, Dr. Richards enjoys sailing (racing and blue water sailing), hiking, and volunteering for a non-profit, The Coalition Against Pediatric Pain (TCAPP) which she founded with her children in mind. TCAPP is a national non-profit organization that is committed to improving quality of life for children living with chronic pain from rare diseases.