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.)
Patrick has been working at Yalesville Veterinary Hospital since March of 2012. He started working with animals at the age of 7 when 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. . Connor has a wide range of experience with a variety of animals. Growing up on her family farm she has cared for both livestock and family pets and as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator Connor expanded her knowledge to local wildlife. Being of Cuban descent, Connor is able to assist our Spanish speaking clients
All of these interests stem from her desire to attend veterinary school.
Ashley joined the Yalesville staff as a member of the Client Service Team. She quickly realized that working with animals was her passion and in June of 2019 she graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Middlesex Community College. Ashley plans on sitting for her certification exam during the Summer of 2019.
Ashley shares her home with 2 dogs, Camo, Tucker, a cat named Tiger, a Pot Belly Pig named Daisy, and a hedgehog named Lamar.
Alex came to Yalesville after enrolling in the Veterinary Technician Program at Middlesex. She is part of the Technician Assistant team and assists the doctors with exams as well as performing scheduled technician appointments. Alex graduated from the Vet Tech Program in June of 2019.She is looking forward to continued learning and growing as a Veterinary Technician.
Alex happily shares her home with her "spoiled" guinea pig named Moe.
Adrian came to Yalesville staff after enrolling in the Veterinary Technician Program at Middlesex Community College. He is part of the Technician Assistant team and assists the doctors with exams. Adrian graduated from the Vet Tech Program in June of 2019. He is looking forward to continued learning and growing as a Veterinary Technician.
Although Adrian does not have a pet yet, he is looking into adopting a rescue in the near future.
Victoria joined Yalesville Vet as a vet tech in the summer of 2019. Having started as a veterinary receptionist over 5 years ago, her love and admiration for animals motivated her to further educate herself on animal care and medicine.
When not at YVH, Victoria spends her time with her family, friends, her cat, Dr. Sox, and baking/cooking new delicious vegan options.
Jen came to Yalesville Vet from a small clinic in Hartford, looking to gain experience and further her career in the animal care field.
In her free time, she enjoys exercising and hiking with her two dogs, Pluto and Fiona, and spending time with the newest addition to her family, a kitten named Abu.
Rachel began working in the veterinary field 4 years ago as a kennel/tech assistant at a small clinic in Ansonia. In search of more experience, she started the Penn Foster vet tech program in the spring of 2019. She has worked with animals from a young age, starting with volunteering at her local nature center, caring for the animals there and helping with rehabilitation of local wildlife. In high school she worked at the Beardsley Zoo in their summer program and that’s when she truly knew this field was for her.
She has two golden retrievers named Indy and Brody and a cat named Bella and spends her free time baking and cooking.