Brookline Animal Hospital, located near Hollis, NH, was founded in June 2012 by Margaret Monachelli, D.V.M. The practice was opened in the Monachelli’s (circa 1834) colonial house as a “home business”. The front door of the practice is the front door to the home. The waiting room is the home’s original parlor. The reception area was the home’s dining room. An addition was built onto the house in 2012 to accommodate a treatment room, kennel, surgery and radiology. In 2016, a second addition was added onto the first to allow us to continue to meet the demands of our growing client base.
While much of the hospital is housed in a new and modern building, located near Townsend, MA, clients feel the warmth and comfort of coming into our “home” when they enter Brookline Animal Hospital. You, our clients, are part of the Brookline Animal Hospital family and we are here to help with all your 4-legged family member’s needs.
Hollis is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 7,684 at the 2010 census. The town center village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Hollis Village Historic District. According to Samuel T. Worcester’s history which was commissioned by the town selectmen in 1878, the town was incorporated in the province of New Hampshire on April 3, 1746, “to have continence forever by the name of Holles…”
Worcester argues that, at the time of the charter, Governor Benning Wentworth was indebted to Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle for his appointment as governor. According to Worcester, it was “very much the custom with Gov. Wentworth” to name towns in honor of his friends and patrons. Thus in the same year, the towns of Pelham and Holles were incorporated, and named after the duke. Worcester cites a Mr. Bancroft who,
“…in his history, says of him (Newcastle) that he was of so feeble a head, and so treacherous a heart that Sir Robert Walpole called his name ‘Perfidy’; that Lord Halifax used to revile him as a knave and fool, and that he was so ignorant of this continent, that it was said of him, that he addressed his letters to the ‘Island of New England.'”
Thomas Hollis (1659–1731) was a major benefactor of Harvard College. According to Worcester, about the year 1775, town records started appearing with the town’s name spelled as “Hollis”, after Thomas Hollis. Both spellings were used until about 1815, after which only the name “Hollis” appears, “…while Holles, the name of the Duke of Newcastle, has passed into merited oblivion.”
Brookline Animal Hospital welcomes new clients from the Hollis area. Schedule an appointment with your Hollis veterinarian today!