Meet Our Team

Jill Patronagio, DVM

hospital pics 100Dr. Jill Patronagio received her B.A. with a major in biology from Augustana College in 1998. She then graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, with high honors, in 2002. A native of Illinois, Dr. Patronagio relocated to New Hampshire upon graduation and practiced at a five doctor mixed animal clinic in Henniker for ten years before purchasing the Hollis Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Patronagio has substantial experience in both medicine and surgery and has special interests in soft tissue surgery and dermatology. Dr. Jill Patronagio purchased HVH in 2012, continuing the tradition of excellence in veterinary medicine while expanding the surgical practice.  She leads the HVH team in providing high quality veterinary care and exceptional service to the people and pets of Hollis and the surrounding communities. She is a contributor to the Hollis Times as well as The Cabinet Press. She is joined in this endeavor by her husband Damian, daughter Hollis, and sons Beckett and Jasper. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with her family and dogs, Boo and Rueben.

Dr. Jill is pictured here with her dog, Rueben.

Nicole Poppenger, DVM

Dr. Nicki Poppenger was raised in Central NY and received her B.S. at the University of Vermont. She later went on to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and just recently graduated in 2015. After graduation she moved to New Hampshire and practiced emergency medicine.  Dr. Nicki is excited to join the HVH team and continue to expand her knowledge and skills while providing compassionate, quality care at HVH. She enjoys yoga, swimming, hiking and relaxing with her partner James, their dogs-Opie and Kona, and their cats- Hyde and Link.

Dr. Nicki is picture with her cat Cabot, who recently crossed the rainbow bridge.

Kenyon Widger, Technician / Office Manager

Kenyon-Widger-Hollis-Vet-768x1024Originally from North Woodstock, NH, Kenyon has always had an interest in animals. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2008 with her BS in Wildlife Management/Ecology with a minor in Zoology. Following graduation, Kenyon moved out to Ithaca, NY where she began working as a Project Assistant for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Citizen Science program, NestWatch. She also worked briefly for the Ithaca SPCA before taking a second position in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center. Kenyon lived in Ithaca for three years before she moved to Belmont, MA where she worked for almost a year as a dog-walker. She has since settled in Nashua and is now the Office Manager here at the HVH. When Kenyon isn’t taking care of things at the office, she’s home spending time with her husband, Peter, her son, Malcolm, daughter, Evelyn, and their two dogs. Kenyon is currently attending San Juan College’s online Veterinary Technician program in pursuit of her technician’s license.

Kenyon is pictured here with her dog, Colby.

Jessica Towlen, Technician

photo (2)Originally from the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, Jessica graduated from the University of New Hampshire’s Thompson School of Applied Science in 1997 with her associate’s degree in Animal Science. She has always had a passion to work and care for animals and found the veterinary field a great fit. Before coming to HVH, Jessica previously worked with Dr. Jill in Henniker for 9 years. In total, she has been a Veterinary Technician for a total of 15 years, enjoying all aspects of her job. Jessica lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband, 2 cats, and 2 Doberman Pinschers. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, traveling, and going for walks with her dogs.

Jess is pictured here with one of her dobermans, Logan.


Samantha Goodspeed, Receptionist