Technician SupervisorKim Sepiol-Ey
School: Bachelor's of Animal Science
I have been working in the veterinary field since 1980. I think this is the world's record for the longest summer job! I have to say it has been quite the experience that I will never forget.
I am a New Yorker transplanted in Massachusetts to study at Tufts in Grafton. I am working on a Master’s degree in Animals and Public Policy. I love working here at Palmer VCA with the “country animals.” It’s a nice change of pace from my last job at an emergency hospital in Brooklyn. I have two French Bull dogs and I am a big fan of all bully breeds.
I'm from Chicopee, Ma. I am currently a student in the Veterinary Technician program at Holyoke community college finishing up my last year. I have two dogs, Teddie and Dolly, and one cat, Asia.
I have worked in the animal science field since 2005. I enjoy working with both the animals and their owners.
School: Bachelors Degree Liberal Studies
My name is Maryann Spring and I am the "Cat Champion" of VCA Palmer. I have always been around cats; they were in my family before I was. My first cat was a Maine Coon by the name of "Tamoka Oaks Fritz a Been", Fritz for short. I got him as my second birthday present and I was hooked from then on. Since then I have had (and still have) many cats. Some of these cats have had medical issues (diabetes, thyroid, asthma, etc...), so I completely understand the toll this may take on one. I have also had my share of "misunderstood" felines. For instance the cat in my picture (Lucky) lived with me for 3 years before I could get near him. Now he has earned the name of "Lovely Luscious Lucky Lips" because if you’re around he'll plant one on you. The vets here at VCA Palmer Animal Hospital also understand the joy (and at times heartbreak) of owning these "independent thinkers" as "we are not only VCA employees, but we are also the clients". We do everything we can to make you and your cats time here as pleasant as possible. And if you ever need to leave your furry friend we can accommodate them in our kitty boarding facility. We look forward to seeing you soon, and don't hesitate to bring your feistiest feline. After all they are just as deserving of a "special day out" as the next kitty.