Meet Our Veterinarians
Dr. Aaron McDonald
Dr. McDonald was born and raised in the rural setting of Charlton, Massachusetts. It was here that he developed an interest and love for animals. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. After some years spent in education, biotechnology, and as a volunteer at the New England Aquarium he found his true calling; he applied and was accepted to Tufts University-Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
After receiving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. McDonald completed a surgical and medical internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. He stayed in sunny Southern California for several years working in emergency, general, and mobile practice. During this time, Dr. McDonald’s family continued to grow with the addition of two intelligent and beautiful daughters. He and his family returned to Massachusetts to be closer to extended family and the Boston Celtics.
In August 2017, Dr. McDonald happily accepted the position as Chief of Staff of Norwood Animal Hospital. He looks forward to enhancing the well-being of your pet.
Dr. Diana Man
Dr. Diana Man grew up in Boston and started her love for animals at a young age through volunteering at local animal shelters and the New England Aquarium.
After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in 2006, she worked as a veterinary technician and at a biotech laboratory for two years before her acceptance into veterinary school. In 2014, Dr. Man graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England.
After graduation, Dr. Man moved back to the United States to be closer to family and friends. Since then, she has since been practicing in the small animal field with areas of interest including preventative medicine, geriatric medicine, and pathology (especially forensics). In February of 2018, Dr. Man started a new chapter when she became part of the Norwood Animal Hospital family.
When not working, she enjoys volunteering, spending time with family and friends, hiking, and archery.
Dr. Melissa Precopio
Dr. Melissa Precopio grew up in Mystic, Connecticut with several pet cats. She received her Bachelor of Arts in biology with a concentration in biochemistry, from Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Directly after college she pursued further education in medical sciences and received her PhD in Immunology/Virology from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Eventually, her passion for animals coupled with a firm grounding in science inspired her to become a veterinarian. She attended Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and received her DVM in 2017. In November 2018 she joined Norwood Animal Hospital.
Her professional interests include dermatology and internal medicine. She firmly believes that patient care is a collaborative effort between pet owners, veterinarians and veterinary staff, and strives to effectively communicate all aspects of diagnostic and treatment plans with her clients.
Dr. Precopio shares her home with her one-year-old cat, Fizzgig, and her eleven-year-old black Labrador retriever, Dahlia. In her spare time, she enjoys running, baking, and attending live music performances.