VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Hannah Casiano

  • Technician Supervisor

    Dorothy Laterreur, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Quinnipiac University

  • Technician Supervisor

    Joanne Mambrino, CVT

    Joanne has been a veterinary technician at Old Canal since graduating college in 1975. When the first national veterinary technician certification test was offered in 1985 Joanne jumped at the first chance and passed earning her CVT title. She is the lead surgical tech and has special interest in anesthesia. She shares her life with a gaggle of golden retrievers and her 34 year old Morgan horse. When she is not at work she enjoys training and competing in canine performance event with her goldens.

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Tatum Marquis
    Veterinary Tech School: Northwestern Connecticut Community College
    School: University of Connecticut, BS

    I am originally from Simsbury, Connecticut.  In 2011, I received my AS in Veterinary Technology from Northwestern Connecticut Community College, and in 2014, I received my BS in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut.  I have worked for VCA for a year and two months, now.  I have five pets: two dogs - a French bulldog named Ellie and a Newfoundland named Buddy Bear, and three cats - Bailey, Charlie, and Hodor.  Outside of work, I enjoy painting and drawing.  The things I like most about my job are working one-on-one with clients and their pets, being involved from beginning to end on certain medical cases, and being involved in client education.  My goal is to become a veterinarian specializing in equine and small animals.  I am currently in the process of applying to veterinary colleges for admittance in the fall of 2015.

  • Technician

    Amanda Colella
    School: University of Rhode Island, BS

    I’m originally from Watertown, Connecticut, and received my BS in Animal Science and Technology from the University of Rhode Island.  I’ve worked for VCA for eight years.  My seven pets are my cats, Chloe, Koshka, Hannah, and Emily, my two ferrets, Ferris and Pherb, and my dog, Bo.  Outside of work, I like snowboarding, hiking, sports, board games, movies, and hanging out with my friends.  What I like most about my job is the appreciation from owners when their sick pet is made well, and they can see that we also care for their pet and have their pet’s best interests in mind.  My goal is to eventually get back to wild animal care at a zoo or conservation facility.

  • Technician

    Sam S.

  • Technician

    Corinne Vicenzo


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 please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics

-VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital & Emergency Clinic - 1-203-272-3266 located at 1572 South Main Street. Cheshire, Ct 06410