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Janessa B. Vandette, PA-C,

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Janessa, a New Hampshire native, completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at the University of Montana in Missoula. Shen then went on to complete her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Missouri State University. She returned home to New England to pursue her career at Mansfield Orthopaedics at Copley Hospital. Janessa is board certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.

Janessa sees patients with a focus on upper extremity pathology and also serves as first assistant to orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Joseph McLaughlin in the operating room.


American Academy of Physician Assistants

Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont

Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery

Education & Clinical Experience


Masters of Science: Physician Assistant Studies 2014-2015, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Post-Baccalaureate coursework: Science for Health Professionals 2012-2013 University of New England, Biddeford, ME

Bachelor of Science: Health & Human Performance, Exercise Science 2006-2011 University of Montana

Licenses & Certifications: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Clinical Experience

Orthopaedic Physician Assistant 2016 – present

Mansfield Orthopaedics, a practice of Copley Hospital

Certified Nursing Assistant 2013

Parkland Medical Center, Derry, NH

Physical Therapy Aide 2013

Salem Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic, Salem, NH

Patient Care Technician 2012

Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, MO

Physical Therapy Aide, Office Assistant 2009-2011

Gateway Physical Therapy, Missoula, MT

Receptionist/Herbal Arranger 2008-2009

Bitter Root Acupuncture & Herbarium, Missoula, MT

Chiropractic Assistant, Office Assistant 2006-2008

Hampstead Chiropractic, Hampstead, NH

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