Our Veterinarians


Dr. Carolyn A. Clegg D.V.M.

Dr. Carolyn Clegg has practiced medicine at Boxford Animal Hospital since 1994. A New Jersey native, Dr. Clegg attended Hofstra University, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in History. She went on to attend the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.


Dr. Clegg's professional interests include internal medicine and exotic pets, especially small mammals. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association.


Dr. Clegg practices medicine at Boxford Animal Hospital alongside her husband, Dr. James Tanner, the hospital's director. Her hobbies include gardening, crafts, reading, history and volunteering for her daughter's Girl Scout troop. Dr. Clegg has two children and a cat named Ollie.

Dr. James E. Tanner D.V.M.

The medical director and co-owner of Boxford Animal Hospital, Dr. James E. Tanner has practiced medicine since 1991. A native of Norwalk, Connecticut, Dr. Tanner attended the University of Connecticut, where he was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Pathobiology in 1985. He went on to attend the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Dr. Tanner completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at South Shore Veterinary Associates in 1991. His professional interests include avian medicine, internal medicine and soft-tissue surgery.


Dr. Tanner and his wife, Dr. Carolyn Clegg, co-own Boxford Animal Hospital. They have two children and a cat named Ollie.


A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Tanner's hobbies included skiing, gardening and boating.

Created by James D. Tanner for Boxford Animal Hospital 2017; Updated June 2019