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Janessa B. Vandette, PA-C

Orthopaedic Physician Assistant

Mansfield Orthopaedics, A Practice of Copley Hospital

555 Washington Highway, Morrisville, VT 05661


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Mansfield Orthopaedics - Waterbury

6 North Main St., Waterbury, VT 05676


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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 serves as first assistant to orthopaedic surgeon  Joseph McLaughlin, MD.


American Academy of Physician Assistants
Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont
Physician Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery

Education & Clinical Experience

Masters of Science in 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 in Health & Human Performance, Exercise Science 2006-2011
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

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

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