Technician SupervisorDeborah D.
School: S.U.N.Y. at Morrisville, A.S.
Deborah has been with VCA Turco Animal Hospital for nearly 10 years and the last 7 as Technician Supervisor. She holds an Associates degree in Animal Science from SUNY Morrisville. Prior to her work with small animals, she managed a racehorse farm in North Stonington, CT. Her duties included breaking and training, rehabilitation of injured/retired racehorses and sales prep for international markets. Deb was also a licensed exercise rider at several racetracks on the East Coast. Deb was born and raised on a farm in Upstate NY where her love of animals began at a very young age.
In her free time Deb enjoys horseback riding, kayaking and traveling with her husband, Mike. They live in CT with their two Jack Russell's, Ruby and Sydney
School: University of Connecticut at Storrs, B.S.
April joined VCA Turco Animal Hospital in 2006 and is one of our senior technicians. In addition to her technician role, April also spends time in the role of Client Service Representative. April has two Rat Terriers, Brieanna and Olivia, that she loves to make clothes for!
Casey has been working as a veterinary technician at VCA Turco since December 2007. She is one of our surgical technicians, and also in charge of hopsital purchasing. Casey is currenlty working towards her Associates Degree as well as studying for her Certified Veterinary Technician exam, and hopes to continue in this field with a strong focus on animal nutrition.
When she is not working, Casey spends her time traning and competing her horse Harry in Dressage. She also has a boxer named Dozer and two cats, Daisy & Duke.
Caroline rejoined VCA Turco Animal Hospital in summer 2012 after taking some time off to raise her children. She previously worked for Dr. Turco as a Technician for 7 years. We are glad to have her back on staff.
School: Rhode Island College, Biology
A VCA Turco team member since 2006, Jeanie graduated from Rhode Island College where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Pursuing her passion of animals is what led her to the Veterinary industry, where she began as a client service representative and then worked her way towards her current role as technician. Jeanie enjoys spending her free time with her 3 cats and 2 Shih Tzus, Gus & Russ.
School: University of Rhode Island
Amber joined VCA Turco Animal Hospital in January 2013. Amber works as both a veterinary technician and client service representative. She is currently studying at the University of Rhode Island for pre-veterinary and plans to continue on to veterinary school following graduation. At URI, Amber has gained experience working with farm animal large and small. Amber has two dogs - Duke, a Neapolitan Mastiff/Great Pyrenees mix, and Lyla - a mixed breed.
School: University of Rhode Island, Bachelors of Animal Management
Kristen has been employed with VCA Turco since August 2011. She has 2 boxers: Riley & Kemba, and 2 bengal cats: Elie & Loki. Kristen graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Animal Management in May 2013. She has volunteered and interned with sea lions, seals and sea otters at the Mystic Aquarium and Aquarium of the Pacific over the past few years. Kristen has also worked with farm animals during her educational experience.