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.)
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.
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.
Abigail joined the Yalesville Veterinary Hospital team in April 2021. She is currently finishing her associate of science degree in veterinary technology at Middlesex Community College. Caring for animals has always been one of her passions, and she is excited to be able to work with animals. In her free time, she likes to do arts and crafts and listen to music while she hangs out with her two spoiled cats, two guinea pigs, and her dog.
Brigette joined the Yalesville staff as a Kennel Assistant. Brigette is attending Northwestern Community College and hopes to enter the Veterinary Technician program in the future.
She shares her home with a Skye Terrier named Gyzmo and a Sugar Glider named Tilly. When she's not working or in school, Brigette enjoys being outdoors, camping, and tubing.
Gigi left a career in fashion in New York City to pursue her true passion, helping animals. She came to Yalesville Vet, having gained extensive experience working in a 24 hour emergency hospital.
She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program, looking to further her career in the veterinary field.
She spends her limited free time kicking back with her four cats.
Jennifer graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.S. in biology and a minor in psychology. After graduating, she volunteered and later interned with the Marine Mammal department at the New England Aquarium in Boston, MA. She also has been a husbandry volunteer at Mystic Aquarium here in CT for the past three years. Jennifer came to Yalesville Vet to continue her passion of working with animals. She is working towards becoming a certified Veterinary Technician.
When she is not at work, Jennifer enjoys dancing, archery, playing her trumpet, and many outdoor activities.
Mikayla came to Yalesville Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2021 with three years of animal experience. She volunteered at the humane society as a teenager and hasn't looked back since. She has worked with domestic and livestock and even spent a summer in Africa. When Mikayla is not at work, she spends her time playing soccer and shares her home with her cat Jinx and has recently become interested in fostering.
Skyler joined the Yalesville team in February of 2020. She has previous experience working in a small, one doctor practice in Maryland while completing her B.S. in Biology at Towson University. She recently graduated from the Honors college as the Pre-Vet club president, ready to further her career.
She enjoys spending her free time creatively with her Bichon Frise, Cody.
Working at YVH allows her to prepare for a career as a small animal veterinarian, with hopes of applying to veterinary school in the near future.
Sam started at Yalesville in May 2022 when he realized his passion was working with animals. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Southern Connecticut State University. He loves working with pets of all sizes and is looking to gain more experience in the animal care field.
Sam spends his spare time fishing, hiking, and hanging out with family and friends. He has a full house with 3 cats under the age of 3: Murphy, Mint, and Mystic.