Avalon Animal Hospital, PLLC

760 Central St. Suite 3
Franklin, NH 03235





Kristi M. Gaff, DVM

Dr. Gaff is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire with strong family, personal and professional ties to the area. She is a 1992 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and a 1996 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Gaff started her professional career in New London, NH at a companion and large animal practice. With a varied and busy surgical, medical, dental and emergency case load she gained valuable practice experience. In 2008, Dr. Gaff purchased Avalon Animal Hospital and began the next phase of her veterinary career as the owner of a companion animal practice.

Since 2008, she has become a committed member of the local business community and a resident of Franklin. She has also increased the medical, surgical, and dental services offered at Avalon Animal Hospital. For Dr. Gaff and her staff, treating each pet and owner with respect and caring is as important as providing state of the art medical, surgical and dental care. She maintains membership in the following organizations; American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA), New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association (NHVMA) and Veterinary Information Network (VIN).

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Gaff enjoys time with family and friends, cooking, the outdoors, live music and sporting events. 


Suzanne DeStefano, DVM (now visiting us on Tuesdays)

Dr. Suzanne DeStefano has been a small animal veterinary practitioner for over 30 years. Many of these years have been devoted to long and short-term relief assignments in over 25 practices in New Hampshire and Maine. During this time, she has also been an adjunct professor at the Thompson School of Applied Animal Science at the University of New Hampshire, a NH State Pari-mutuel commission veterinarian and a private veterinary industrial consultant.

Dr. Suzanne M. DeStefano obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Hofstra University and her D.V.M. from Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana.