Handel With Care Veterinary Hospital

Is this your veterinarian?

33 Crystal Ave
Derry, NH 03038

Driving Directions

(603) 432-1404


Email: hwcvetkim@aol.com

  • Hours:
  • Monday 8:15am-8:00pm
  • Tues, Wed, Fri 8:15am-6:00pm
  • Thursday 8:15am-7:00pm
  • Saturday 8:15am-2:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

We give unconditional love, because they do

At Handel With Care Veterinary Hospital, we understand your pets are an important part of your life. Our highly trained staff will treat you and your pets with professionalism and courtesy while providing you with the very best veterinary care available. Our full-service animal hospital offers a variety of services intended to promote your pets overall health and longevity. It is our privilege to care for you and your pets.  Call today to learn about our services or to schedule an appointment.

Handel With Care Veterinary Hospital Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Laboratory
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Handel With Care Veterinary Hospital Staff Profiles

Dr. Eugene Handel

Dr. Handel has loved animals since he was a boy in Milton, Massachusetts, where he used to scare his mother with frogs and snakes.  He earned a B.S. in biology from Purdue University, graduating in 1976.  He then went on to study veterinary medicine at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he graduated in 1981.

Dr. Handel has many professional interests, including geriatrics, avian medicine, pain management, and behavior.

Dr. Handel loves boating, hiking, music (especially jazz and blues,) traveling, and reading.  He is a big Red Sox fan.  He lives with his wife, Terry, in Hampstead.  He has two children, Ian and Laurel, a standard poodle named Louis Pierre Francois Vuitton, and a cat, Simon Oscar de la Renta.  Simon was an adoption cat found under a porch at 3 weeks of age.  He is beautiful now!

Pictured with Dr. Handel is Louie.
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Years in Practice: 27

Dr. James Belanger


Dr Jim grew up in Hollis surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, cows and horses.  Dr Jim was very active in 4-H into college earning his BS in Animal Sciences at UNH, Durham in 1986.  He was awarded his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991.

Dr Jim joined the team at Handel With Care Veterinary Hospital in 2014.  While he has worn many hats in his career, he truly enjoys working with the animals and their people.  Dr Jim’s professional interests are in geriatric animal medicine, pain control and natural veterinary medicine.

Dr Jim shares his life with his wife, their two grown children, Gigi, their Border Collie, Scottie, their Jack Russell Terrier and Peanut, the cat.

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Years in Practice: 25


Practice Manager
Kim has worked at Handel with Care since 2004, and holds a  degree in business and entrepreneurship.  She lives locally with her fiance Keith and her son, Shane, whom she absolutely adores.  When she's not working, Kim enjoys snowmobiling, cars, trying new things, and spending time with her son.  She's mom to Fred and Karly.  Kim has completed AAHA's Veterinary Practice Management Institute at Purdue University and is on her way to becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM).

Pictured with Kim is Karly.
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Years in Practice: 12

Purdue University