Veterinary Technicians work closely with the doctors to provide your animal with the best care possible. Educated and skilled, the technicians (and technician assistants) medicate the hospitalized patients, obtain blood samples for testing, perform laboratory blood tests in house and prepare samples to go to outside laboratories.
They also assist the doctors in surgery, including monitoring anesthesia, performing dental scaling and polishing, preparing medications to go home with patients, taking radiographs (including dental). Other responsibilities include care such as nail trims, cleaning ears, anal gland expressions and ear flushes, etc.)
Rosanne Brennan has been in the Veterinary field since 1999. She started out as a veterinary technician assistant at Meriden and Wallingford Veterinary Associates, with Dr. Hallock. She has been with us here at Yalesville Veterinary Hospital since 2001 and became the Lead Veterinary Technician in 2005. In 2014, her and Dr. Hallock joined forces once again when he merged his clinic with YVH.
Rosanne acquired her Veterinary Technician degree through PennFoster College, and made the Dean’s list twice. Rosanne is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for the state of Connecticut. She is married, has five cats, a red eared slider turtle, fish, and four iguanas.
Sue has been a member of the YVH team since 2009. She graduated with honors from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh, P.A. with a degree in Veterinary Technology.
Demaris joined the Yalesville Veterinary Hospital team in January of 2013 after having worked in the veterinary field for more than 7 years.
Within those years she worked in an Emergency/Specialty Hospital and several day practices throughout North Carolina. After spending many years in North Carolina she moved back to her hometown of Waterbury CT in December of 2012.
Demaris is the coach of our “Biggest Loser” program for pets here at Yalesville Veterinary Hospital and enjoys assisting owners in this nutritional challenge. She shares her home with her awesome son Xavier and her cat ‘Loki’.
Hannah started working with us in the fall 2010. She is the founder and director of Green Carnation Rescue, a No-Kill cat and rabbit rescue.
Hannah particularly enjoys working with special needs and feral pets. Hannah lives in Cheshire with an ever-changing number of animals.
Toni-Lee has been at Yalesville Veternary Hospital since 2005. She is a loving mother and grandmother.
Toni-Lee lives in Meriden and shares her home with her long time boyfriend, David and their three dogs, Grendal, Scraps and Taz.
Patrick has been working at Yalesville Veterinary Hospital since March of 2012. He started working with animals at the age of 7when he worked as a barn boy in order to pay for his riding lessons.
Aside from working at YVH he spends his time working in the theater. Having attended WCSU for theater – he has worked on many shows around the state as well as some in NYC. Patrick has also been to Edinburgh Scotland twice for the Fringe Festival.
In his free time he likes to take hikes with his dog Raleigh and spend as much time outside as he can.
Connor joined the Yalesville Veterinary Hospital team in the summer of 2010 in a part time position while she completed her undergraduate studies at Boston college.
After receiving her B.S. in Psychology with a neuroscience concentration, she began her full time position at YVH. Being of Cuban descent, Connor is able to assist our Spanish speaking clients. She has a wide experience with animals ranging from growing up on her family farm to caring for wildlife since becoming a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
All of these interests stem from her desire to attend veterinary school.
A lifelong animal lover, Emily attended Suffield High School as part of the Agri-Science program where she focused on the Animal Science track. She was also a member of the FFA and showed dairy cattle in 4-H for 12 years. In addition, Emily and her family have fostered many dogs and cats for a rescue group in New York.
Emily lives in Meriden with her husband, two children, a Pug, two cats, a guinea pig, and two rabbits. She enjoys meeting new animals every day at work and being part of the care team.