Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Melissa Kaleta, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College and Mount Ida College

    Melissa went to Holyoke Community College for 1 year then transferred to Mount Ida College in Newton Ma where she graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors degree.
    She now teaches at Holyoke Community College and has been on staff here for over 8 years.
    When she is not working she enjoys going to Stanley park, going for walks and just spending time with her husband, son and daughter.

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Laura Benson
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College

    Laura  graduated from Holyoke Community College with an Assoc. in Animal Science and has recently become certified.

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Christine Sullivan, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College

    Christine is from Wisconsin and has lived in Mass for 5 years.  She is a wife, mother, grandmother and Packer Fan.  She has a family of dogs and enjoys spending time outside.  She also has taught dance for over 20 years and earned her first degree in dance.

  • Technician

    Kara Dziengelewski
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Communtiy College

    Kara loves showing and caring for her sheep!
    Her best friend is Klaira, a beautiful black lab. Interests at the hospital include working with pets needing weight management so they may enjoy a longer, healthier life :)

  • Technician

    Melissa Eddy

  • Technician

    Alicia Pelletier
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College

    Alicia has worked at VCA MRAH since February 2010.  She has many pets including 2 dogs, a cat and two horses.  The handsome man in the picture is Sylvester!

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Kristi Esposito
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker College

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nate Jensen
    School: Umass Amherst, Working on Bachelors in Pre-Vet

    Nate recently joined the VCA MRAH team.  He goes to UMASS Amherst majoring in Pre-vet as a Senior.  He has a dog named "Mae" and 2 cats, "Gus" and "Simon".