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The receptionists here at Yalesville are very important members of our hospital team. Their duties include answering the phones, booking appointments for our clients, and admitting patients for surgery and/or daily testing. Seeing that our receptionists are the first people you meet, they strive to make your visit to our hospital a pleasant experience not only for you, but the members of your pet family.

Lisa Byrd


Lisa has been with Yalesville Veterinary Hospital since May or 2014. She joined our team when Yalesville and Meriden Veterinary Associates merged. Lisa come to us with 14 years of experience in the veterinary field. Lisa lives with 3 Rottweilers whom she competes with in obedience, rally, herding, and shows her dogs in the confirmation rings.

Lisa also comes to us with 18 plus years of obedience training and teaches our puppy and adult dog obedience classes. In her spare time you can find Lisa ring side at dog shows and seminars as she is interested in canine communication and behavior as well as canine rehabilitation. She is also certified as a CGC instructor through the AKC.

Jennifer Perfetto


Jennifer joined the Yalesville team in June of 2015. She has been an animal lover since she was a small child and has always dreamed of working in the veterinary field. She lives in Meriden with her fiancé Steven and their three year old son, Romario. They share their home with their two dogs, Brooklyn and Reina, and three cats, Bali, Ivy, and Rhaego. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and pets when she isn’t working. She also has a great appreciation for nature and tries to venture outdoors as much as possible.

Lillian Melendez

Lillian joined Yalesville Veterinary Hospital in 2015 and is new to the veterinary field. Lillian has loved animals since she was a little girl. As a child she would spend hours with her uncle helping him take care of the many pets he fostered. Lillian was the proud owner of her beloved Boxer, Andy, who passed away in 2013. She hopes to one day have a household filled with rescued Boxers. In Lillian’s free time she likes to cook, spend time with her family, and go to the gym.