VCA Cromwell Animal Hospital

Client Services

  • Receptionist Supervisor

    Ellie Shurack
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker College

    Ellie has been with our practice since 1994. She and her dog, Donnegal, reside in Middletown. Favorite leisure activities include ice skating, watching hockey, quilting, drawing and walking with Donnegal.

  • Client Service

    Tierney Banno

    Tierney (on left) has been with our Client Care team since early 2014. Originating from Waterbury, CT, she now lives in Portland with her 2 dogs and 2 cats (Nico, Teddy, Puss in Boots and Muffin). When she's not working, she enjoys cooking and painting.

  • Client Service

    Catherine Brown

    Cathy has been with our hospital since 2002. She graduated from Linden State College in Vermont. In her off time, she enjoys hiking (both with and without her dog Madison, a German Shepherd), camping and rafting. Her favorite aspect of her job is working with the clients and helping them with their "fuzzy children".

  • Client Service

    Ashley Cain

    Ashley is originally from Bristol, CT. She's been with our hospital since 2013, working as both a Client Care representative and Veterinary Assistant. She loves creating bonds with clients, and helping them to feel at ease around their pet's health. She is looking to become a Certified Veterinary Technician, and then possibly go on to obtain a degree in Veterinary Medicine or Agricultural Sciences. She shares her home with Bandit (a Shih Tzu), Olivia (a mixed pup) and Popcorn (handsome cat). In her off time, she likes to bake, camp, volunteer, attend school and travel.

  • Client Service

    Rachel Conner

  • Client Service

    Christina Powers

    Christina (pictured above on the right) has been with our hospital since 2012 as part of our Client Care team. She works with us part-time on weekends as she works weekdays full time in the insurance industry. She shares her home with her 9 year old pitbull, Snuggles.


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. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.


Animal Emergency Hospital of Central Connecticut (860) 563-4447 at 588 Cromwell Avenue, Rocky Hill CT 06067

Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center (860) 347-8387 at 730 Randolph Road, Middletown, CT 06457

VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital (203) 272-3266 at 1572 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410