Technician SupervisorDorothy Laterreur, CVT
Veterinary Tech School: Quinnipiac University
I am originally from Connecticut, and I’ve been with VCA for 8 years. I earned my B.S. in Veterinary Technology, at Quinnipiac University. My pets are my four dogs, named Lily, Emmie-Lee, Balkie, and Peppie, two cats, Mickey and Timmy, a squirrel named Joey, a leopard gecko named Manjula, a bearded dragon named Yammie, a frog named Kermie, a toad named Teddie, and some tropical fish. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, taking care of my flower and vegetable gardens, rehabilitating squirrels, and fostering kittens. The things I like best about my job are saving the babies and forming a relationship with the clients and their pets.
Technician SupervisorJoanne 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.
Originally I’m from Alabama, and I moved to Connecticut fifteen years ago. For thirteen of those years, I’ve worked for VCA. There are four pets in my life: three wonderful pups, Koda, Marbles, and Maggie, and a 40 year old double yellow headed Amazon parrot named Herbie. In my free time, I like to garden, can and preserve, sew, and spend time exercising with my dogs. I enjoy helping the clients with all aspects of their pets, especially educating clients about their pets and keeping them healthy and happy.
School: University of Rhode Island, BS
I currently live in Watertown, Connecticut. In 2006 I received my BS in Animal Science and Technology from the University of Rhode Island and I’ve been working for VCA for the past eight years. My seven pets include four cats, Chloe, Koshka, Hannah, and Emily, two ferrets, Ferris and Pherb, and my dog, Bo. Outside of work, I like snowboarding, hiking, playing sports, board games, movies, and hanging out with my friends. What I enjoy most about my job is when I can feel that a client truly appreciates the care and attention we give to their pet, and when I can see their joy when we can make their sick pet better again. My long-term goal is to eventually get back to wild animal care at a zoo or conservation facility.
I grew up in the Middletown area of Connecticut, and have worked for VCA since 2007. There are a lot of pets in my family: I have a little Maltese named Rosie, and a rabbit named Veronica the Veggie Lover; there are 3 cats we call Momma, Daddy, and Baby kitties; finally, 8 chickens whose names are changed daily by my children. Besides working at Old Canal, I enjoy spending time with my family and pets. I especially like cooking, gardening, and reading. Educating clients on how to better care for and understand their pets is what I like best about my job.
My hometown is South Windsor, Connecticut, and I’ve been a part of the VCA team for the last three years. At my home, there are six pets " two dogs, Timmy and Kayla, three cats, named Bobcat, Rosie, and Tiggie, and a Chinchilla named Emmett. In my spare time, I like spending time at home with my family, watching movies, and going out to dinner. Educating clients about their pets and seeing the joy in client’s faces when you know you’ve helped one of their four legged family members is the best thing about my job. That, and I just LOVE being around animals.