VCA Brown Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Maureen Rich
    Veterinary Tech School: Vermont Technical College
    School: Certified Veterinary Technician

    Maureen is a lifelong resident of Vermont and a 1981 Graduate of the Veterinary Technician Course at VTC Randolph. She is the Technician Supervisor and has been with Brown Animal Hospital since 1980. Maureen is a certified Vet Tech and is passionate about continuing education and progressing our field. Maureen's specialties include surgery and dentistry. She has been married to her wonderful husband Joe for 25 years. They have two sons; A.J., and Tanner, , and an extended family of a horses, named Tin Can Tucker, two dogs, Bobby and Remy, one cat, Sashi, three birds, Chloe, Penelope and Bluebirb, and a Gecko, named Liz. Maureen is a sixth degree Black Belt Karate Master. In her spare time (which isn't much), Maureen teaches Shaolin Kempo Karate and shows Quarter Horses.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Sheena Hobart
    Veterinary Tech School: Suny Canton

    Sheena is a licensed veterinary technician originally from upstate New York. After graduating from Suny Canton in 2005, she worked as a technician in the Syracuse area for 4 years before joining us at VCA Brown Animal Hospital in December of 2009. Sheena and her boyfriend, Dave, are enjoying Vermont life and are especially passionate about skiing and hiking. They share their home with their boston terrier, Dudley, five cats, Money, Eve, Luka, Lucy, and Cranky, and their turtle, Pepper.

  • Technician

    Christine DeSimone
    Veterinary Tech School: Vermont Technical College
    School: Certified Veterinary Technician

    Christine is a Certified Veterinary Technician who began working at Brown Animal Hospital in May 1992, just after graduating from Vermont Technicial College.
    She enjoys all aspects of her work as a CVT, with special interests in critical/emergency care, and in canine and feline dentistry.
    Christine shares her home with her Doberman, Rosa.

  • Technician

    Deb Russell
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker Jr. College

    Deb attended Becker Jr. College and shortly thereafter started her first Veterinary Technician job in march 1980 at Brown Animal Hospital. She had the honor of working under the ownership of Dr. Harold Brown, a very well known and respected veterinarian in the state of VT. She was fortunate to have incredible training in all aspects of the animal hospital due to Dr. Brown personally training all new employees. Starting with 2 weeks at the front desk, then moving on to exams, lab, surgery and of course kennel. For the last 12 years Deb has had the privilige of being the primary tech for our surgeon, Dr. Kurt Kenney. Her responsibilities include everything from working with referral hospitals and clients, to assisting with exams, surgery prep, surgery, and patient aftercare. She considers herself very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with an incredible team from the time it was Brown Animal Hospital to the present VCA Brown Animal Hospital. Deb and her husband, Dave have 2 wonderful daughters, Jennifer and Erin that have been brought up on their small horse farm in Williston, spending time with horses has been a big part of their family life, often spending weekends traveling to the next hunter/jumper show. Also part of their family are 2 boxers, one goofy white rescue boy name Chance and the newest member, a little fawn female name Tiger.

  • Technician

    Dominique Francis
    Veterinary Tech School: Vermont Technology College
    School: Certified Veterinary Technician

    Dominique is a Certifited Veterinary Technician. She graduated from VTC in 1993 and joined VCA Brown shortly after. Dominique enjoys a good challenge with the difficult dentals that we are presented with. In her free time Dominique enjoys a walk in the woods, whether its hiking or on snow shoes. She has also been known to spend hours with her crafts.

  • Technician

    Jen Wimble

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Katie Super

    Katie graduated with her BA from Keene State College in 2007, and moved to the beautiful city of Burlington right after. She has worked at VCA Brown to appease her endless love of animals, as well as helping those in need. She hopes to be accepted into grad school in the future to pursue her masters in ethology, the study of animal behavior. At the start of July 2011 she became the proud new owner of a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog puppy named "Cabot," who loves loping, chewing, and eating anything he can fit in his mouth. He is universally deemed the most adorable puppy on Earth.

Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately @ (802) 862 6471. If it is after hours, Call Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists @ (802) 863-2387