Technician SupervisorAllison G
Ali's interest in veterinary medicine began during her senior year in high school while volunteering at the Humane Society. In 2003 she began her career at VCA New London Animal Hospital as a Receptionist and the worked her way into a technician position. "Ali's" passion is animal dentistry and as a result became certified as a Veterinary Dental Technician by the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians.
In February 2009, Ali easily became our Technician Supervisor.
Cindy was a hospital manager in a small one-doctor practice in Maryland for ten yrs. She worked at a VCA hospital in PA for 6 years, and has been at New London for over 9 years. Cindy reports that she loves what she does and finds it very rewarding. Cindy got her cat Cody when he was 12 hours old from a farm where there were lots of feral cats. Her intention was to foster him and his brother, but, of course she kept them! Cody is now 15 years old.
Melissa attended Ledyard High School’s Agricultural Science program and graduated from Eastern CT state University with a B.S. in Communication. She also took continuing education classes in Veterinary Science and Assisting and then began working for CT Valley Veterinary Hospital in both the Portland and Pieper-Olson locations. She is currently taking classes to further her education and plans to eventually get a degree in Veterinary Technology. She and her husband have 3 adorable cats: Ra, Azumi and the one eyed wonder-cat Odin. Her passion is helping cats and making sure they get just as much veterinary love and care as dogs.
Jacqueline hails from Michigan and prefers to be called Jacq. After graduating from high school, she spent a year abroad, travelling to Baha Mexico and sailing through the Caribbean Sea aboard a 90' schooner where she spent a semester tagging turtles and gaining her rescue diver certification. At twenty years old, she got her first furry pet and canine soul mate. Tucker is a lively Pomeranian who stole her heart and inspired her to follow her life long passion for animals. She followed up her liberal arts education to pursue a career as a vet tech. Gaining her credentials in 2013; she has enjoyed working with pets and their owners, a pursuit that led her to Rhode Island and VCA New London Animal Hospital. Jacq shares her home with Tucker, her fiancée Rob, and their lovable English bulldog, Woodson.
Kelly grew up primarily in the Mystic/Groton area, and lives there currently with her daughter, Kayla, and her 6-year-old Rottweiler mix, Mia. Kelly studied Agricultural Science at Ledyard High School, focusing on Animal Sciences in particular. In 2005 she received training on the job as a veterinary technician, at several local veterinary hospitals. Kelly worked as a vet tech for 8 years and was trained as a dental/surgical technician as well, from 2006 to 2009. Kelly began her career at VCA New London in November 2013. Kelly’s hobbies include singing in a local community chorus, painting, and recently she began playing the flute again after more than 15 years.
Amie came to VCA New London Animal Hospital in 2010. Her love of animals started at a young age and carried her to a change in careers back in 2003. After Graduating from Veterinary Technician school in Denver, CO, Amie quickly found her passion for emergency/ critical care, large and small animal medicine, along with client education. Her passion allowed her to be a part of “Developing Nations”, a program where veterinary professionals travel to underdeveloped parts of the world and educated locals on population control through spay and neutering, vaccines (small and farm animals), and preventative medicine. She has worked in Colorado, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts in either a specialty and general practice or volunteering and teaching at the local animal shelter. Amie’s pack consists of 4 rescue animals: 2 dogs Gabi and Lily (pictured), and 2 cats Libi and Lucy.