Charles D. Waters, DVM
Dr. Charles Waters joined the Hingham Animal Clinic in 1982 as a veterinarian and went on to be part owner in 1994 with Dr. Donald Smith. He was born and raised in New Hampshire where he graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1973 with a BS degree in Animal Science. He went on to get his DVM degree from De La Salle Araneta University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 in the Philippines. Dr. Waters enjoys general medicine as well as working as the primary veterinarian for Hull Seaside Animal Rescue.
In his spare time, Dr. Waters enjoys spending time with his wife Nelia, son Eric and daughter Sarah as well as their cat Curly. He is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).
Heather Sacks, DVM
Dr. Heather Sacks' main interests are acupuncture and herbal medicine, dentistry, ultrasound, chemotherapy as well as general medicine and surgery. She attained her undergraduate degree from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in English Literature before attending Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sacks earned her DVM degree in 2003, and moved to Buffalo, New York to begin her career as a small animal and exotic veterinarian.
Prior to Cornell, Dr. Sacks worked as a veterinary technician at Jardin Gaia, a wildlife rehabilitation and education center in Costa Rica, Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, and at Animal Rescue League of Boston. After graduation from veterinary school, Dr Sacks moved to Buffalo and began practice at a prestigious small animal referral hospital. Dr. Sacks co-founded City Creatures Animal Hospital in 2007 before opening Nickel City Animal Hospital in Buffalo in 2012. In the same year, Dr Sacks also received the 40 under 40 award from Buffalo Business First for her community outreach as a vet and Nickel City Animal Hospital was awarded Best Vet Hospital by Buffalo Spree Magazine.
Amanda Lincoln, DVM
Dr. Amanda Lincoln was raised in Southeastern, MA and currently resides in Holbrook, MA. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and earned her DVM degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the Hingham Animal Clinic team, Dr. Lincoln practiced as a full-time vet at the Pembroke Animal Hospital in Pembroke, MA and provided relief work at various practices throughout Massachusetts. Her special interests include oncology, dermatology, and dentistry.
In her spare time, Dr. Lincoln enjoys gardening, camping, and hiking. She also shares her home with five cats, one dog, and 10 chickens.
Diana Watkins, DVM
Dr. Diana Watkins grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and currently resides in Cohasset, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and earned a DVM degree from Tufts University. Prior to joining the Hingham Animal Clinic team, Dr. Watkins practiced at Animal Hospital of Lynnfield, Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic, and Crazy Paws Animal Hospital. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, allergic skin disease, canine and feline behavior, all aspects of feline internal medicine, in particular respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems.
Before veterinary school she worked as a scientist at a pharmaceutical company for five years and completed a certificate program in biomedical engineering at Tufts.
Elizabeth Hodge, DVM
Dr. Elizabeth Hodge’s special interests include ultrasound, geriatric care, palliative care/ pain management, managing endocrine disorders, as well as general medicine. Dr. Hodge is originally from the sunny shores of Boca Raton, Florida where she grew up volunteering at the local humane society and was also an active member of the South Florida Working Dog Club. She earned her DVM degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. During her time at Cornell University Dr. Hodge was a member of Phi Zeta, the National Veterinary Honor Society, for her excellent scholastic record. Additionally, she received the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Certificate of Clinical Excellence for outstanding knowledge and clinical ability in veterinary internal medicine as well as a scholarship from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation and Zoetis for veterinary students capable of addressing the diversity of our changing world.
Mellissa Geldmacher, DVM
Dr. Mellissa Geldmacher grew up in Pembroke, MA and graduated Ohio State University with her DVM in 2000. She previously worked at Abington Animal Hospital for 15 years, Roberts Animal Hospital and its -now closed- sister hospital, Animal Care Center of Marshfield for 5 years. Dr. Geldmacher is an acupuncturist and completed the IVAS course in 2009. In additional to preventative care, and acupuncture, Dr. Geldmacher also has an interest in dermatology.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her Cavachon, Merlin (although not the inevitable bath he needs after), quilting, reading and horseback riding!