The  client service staff 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 client service staff are the first and last 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 of 2014. She joined our team when Yalesville and Meriden Veterinary Associates merged. Lisa came to us with 14 years of experience in the veterinary field. Lisa lives with 2 Rottweilers at the moment whom she shows in the obedience rings and competes with in obedience, rally, herding, barn hunt.

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 Canine Good Citizen instructor through the American Kennel Club.

Cody Hendley

Cody Hendley

Cody came to Yalesville in July of 2018 having multiple years of experience working with animals outside the veterinary field as well as extensive customer service experience. Cody enjoys working with both animals and humans, striving to facilitate a one of a kind experience.

Cody Shares his home with an Australian Shepherd, Ripley, a Golden Retriever, Gunner, and two young cats, Peggy and Marshall. 

Samantha Allen

Samantha Allen

Samantha has over 20 years of customer service experience, as well as experience working in a 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital. One of her many passions is animal rescue, believing every animal deserves the best.

Samantha shares her home with her Boxer mix, Jacob, Red Eared Slider turtle, Tank, and her bunnies, Gandy and Carlin-Mae.

Carrie Blaise

Carrie Blaise

Carrie joined Yalesville Vet in March of 2019. Her passion for animals had gone unrealized before joining us, working previously in other medical environments. 

She shares her home with her husband, two sons, her yellow lab Lucy, and her two kitties, Popeye and Fluffy.

Jon Rodriguez


Jon joined the Yalesville team in July of 2020, coming to us with previous experience in the veterinary and pet boarding fields.

Jon has had a lifelong passion for helping animals and people.

During his free time he loves to be with his two loving dogs.

Maya Kostolitz


Maya grew up at YVH, but began working here in the summer of 2019. She follows in the footsteps of her brother who spent several years working here, under their father, Dr. Kostolitz.

She has 2 cats, Otto and Olive, and a spoiled greyhound named Stella.

In her free time she enjoys traveling, theater, cooking, and hiking.

Lisette Donewald


Lisette has been a member of the Yalesville Vet team since the summer of 2020 after watching her older brother and sister spend years working in the hospital. 

Although Lisette has had many dogs and cats throughout her life, her current pet is her cat Bip whom she adopted from us at Yalesville. In her free time, she likes to catch up on the latest Netflix shows and spend time reading a good book with Bip.

Miku Nakajima


Miku is a recent Connecticut transplant, coming to us all the way from California. She does not have any previous veterinary experience, but is eager to learn and implement her customer service skills to provide all of our clients with a wonderful experience.

In her spare time she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and learning new recipes. Although she does not have any pets at the moment, she looks forward to rescuing a dog with her fiance in the future.

Emily Zerangue

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Maya Lew

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