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Our diversified staff is here to assist you and our doctors in providing the most complete and compassionate care for your pet.


Katelynn, Certified Veterinary Technician   

Katelynn has been a valued veterinary technician here at BVH since receiving her CVMA certification in 2013.  While you will find Katelynn assisting the doctors during regular appointments, she is especially passionate about veterinary surgery and spends much of her time assisting the doctors during procedures performed here at the hospital.  She has an interested in many different fields of veterinary medicine, and recently completed an exotic animal internship at the Beardsley Zoo.  In her free time, Katelynn enjoys hiking with her dog, Harley, a Bernese Mountain Dog/Labrador Retriever mix.


Ginnie, Technician 

Ginnie is a graduate of Nonnewaug High School.  She began working at BVH as a kennel attendant many years ago.  We are excited that she has become a technician!

She enjoys all animals and has several of her own including dogs, cats, rabbits, and horses.  


  Amy, Technician

Amy grew up in Hamden where she realized at a young age her love for animals. Amy started at BVH in December 2017. She likes assisting the doctors in appointments as well as getting to know the clients. She has an interest in all aspects of the veterinary field. She relates well to cats and has been quickly known as the "cat whisperer". In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hockey fan. She has two rescued dogs, Kaiya, a pitbull mix, and Lucca, a border terrier mix. 

We are happy to have her as part of the BVH team!


Judy, Receptionist

Judy has been with us for many years, with over 25 years of experience in the field.  You will meet her on the phone or will be greeted by her at the front desk with a friendly smile.  She enjoys gardening, writing and taking care of her chickens.


Sheila, Receptionist

Sheila is originally from Dartmouth, MA and moved to the area a few years ago.  She and her family share their home with seven Newfoundlands, a rescue cat and 5 chickens.  Sheila is very active in the Newfoundland Clubs of America and New England.  She has bred and owned multiple Champion Newfoundlands and her offspring have competed at the Westminister and Eukanuba dog shows and have been featured on Animal Planet.  In addition to showing in conformation, Sheila's Newfies hold titles in Water Rescue, Draft Work and Rally Obedience.  They also perform water rescue demonstrations at Mystic Seaport's Safety on Sea and Show Weekend.


Taylor, Receptionist

Taylor has been with BVH since 2017. She grew up in the area and has always had a love for animals. She currently has 2 dogs and 3 cats. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and playing with her dogs, Bella and Zero.

We are happy to have Taylor with us at BVH!


Janine, Kennel Attendant 

Janine has been with us for many years and can be found behind the scenes caring for boarders and hospital patients, as well as providing grooming services since 2002. 

Her professional interests include dog training and nutrition.  Outside of work, Janine enjoys spending time with her dogs - two rescued pit bull mixes and a Neapolitan mastiff.  Janine takes every opportunity to educate others about pit bulls and how wonderful they can be.          


Mikaela, Kennel Attendant/Technician Assistant

Mikaela is graduate of Naugatuck High School. She helps to take care of and attend to all the animals staying with us. She also enjoys helping the technicians and doctors with appointments. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing tennis, and studying physics. She has one dog, Lola (pictured right), a fluffy Pomeranian. 


Jillian, Kennel Attendant

Jillian is a recent graduate of Nonnewaug High School who is currently pursuing a biology degree.