VCA Southwick Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Sue Dziengelewski, CVT

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Tammie Chaffee

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Becky Clark

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Abbie Gottsche
    School: UCONN, Bachelors Degree in Animal Science

    Abbie graduated from UCONN in 1998 with a bachelors degree in Animal Science. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2002.

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Mary Ellen Stack
    School: UMASS, Bachelors Degree in Science

    Mary Ellen has worked as a Veterinary Technician for the past 29 years. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician 7 years ago. She Graduated from UMASS with a Bachelors Degree in Science. Mary Ellen is a member of MASS VET TECH ASSOCIATION, NAVTA (Nat'l Association Vet Techs in America) and SUBT (Society Vet Behavior Techs). Her main interests are with Feline and Canine Behavior. Mary Ellen has 1 dog, Lucy and 3 cats, Kagen, Lenny, and Lilith.

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Dawn Stafford

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Leslie Stokowski
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College

    Before becoming a Veterinary Technician, Leslie was an Administrative Assistant at an Insurance Company for 13 years. Her interest in the care of animals led her to leave her job and attend Holyoke Community College where she graduated from the Vet Tech Program with an Associates degree in Animal Science. Her main interest is in Animal Nutrition and has attended many Seminars regarding pet weight loss. Before joining Southwick Animal Hospital, she was the Nutrition Consultant at Montgomery Road Animal Hospital where she successfully assisted owners with dieting their pets. In her spare time she helps her husband with their Landscape business and their Landscape Equipment Sales & Service business. She enjoys snowskiing, boating, going on cruises and dancing. She has a home in Westfield with her husband Jeff, 3 dogs, Simon, Ralph and Sally, 2 cats, Penelope and Linus, and 2 pigmy goats.

  • Technician

    Colleen Murphy

  • Technician

    Mindy Sgambati
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College

    Mindy has been with VCA Southwick since July of 2012.  She is originally from Hudson Falls, NY and now lives in Westfield, Ma.  Mindy's favorite part of working here is working with the animals.  Her interest outside of work include photography, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.  Mindy is accompanied at home a Yorkie named Louis Vuitton, a medium hair cat named Mia, and a long haired cat named Milo.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Casey Carney
    School: Becker College, Associate Degree in Animal Care

    Casey is from Belchertown, Ma and joined us here in Sept of 2014.  She attended Becker College where she earned her Associate's Degree in Animal Care.  Casey's goal is to now become a Certified Veterinary Technician.  The favorite part of her job is helping patients and owners along with learning new areas of veterinary medicine.  In her free time she enjoys animals and hiking.  Casey's companions at home include 3 kitties named Baby (Calico), Sushi (Flame Point Siamese), and Giada (Landseer Newfoundland).


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.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If after hours, please call:

VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital
1235 Boston Road
Springfield, MA 01119


New England Veterinary Center
955 Kennedy Road
Windsor, CT 06095