Rachel L. Kupcinskas-Santic, DVM

Department: Veterinary Clinic
Position: Medical Director, Lenfest Animal Health Center
Becker College
955 Main Street
Leicester, MA 01524
Phone: 774-354-0450
Email: rachel.santic@becker.edu

Dr. ‘K’ earned her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She grew up about ten to fifteen minutes from the school and spent a good amount of time there in both High School and College. She was valedictorian at Millbury High School in 1994 and also attended Mass Academy of Math and Science her senior year. She graduated from WPI with high distinction in 1997.

Dr. K is former United States Pony Club member. She achieved her H-A rating and spent many wonderful years riding competitively and teaching younger club members in horse management, dressage, show jumping, and eventing.

Dr. K credits her grandmother with passing on her love for animals and pretty much always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Her parents were strong supporters of her academics and extracurricular activities. Her sister, also a WPI graduate, encouraged her to pursue Mass Academy and WPI. Family and education are both very important to her.

Over the past sixteen years she has worked at a few different small animal hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island ranging from a small family clinic to an overnight care hospital to a large urgent care/emergency hospital. She enjoys both medicine and surgery. She has also served as a relief doctor and has acupuncture training. Dr. K became the Medical Director of the Lenfest Animal Health Center in 2016.

Dr. K enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.

Professional Memberships

American Veterinary Medical Association

Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association

Publications

Picture This Spotlight on Dermatology, Category: OMG!, NAVC Clinician’s Brief, June 2011

Flowmetric Comparison of Respiratory Inductance Plethysmography and Pneumotachography in Horses, Journal of Applied Physiology, December 2001

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