VCA Valley Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Kate, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Mt. Ida College

    Kate has been with VCA since 2007. Before joining us here at Valley, she worked at the Walt Disney World Resort as part of their College Program. Kate is our resident Disney expert! She graduated in 2009 from Mount Ida College with a bachelor's degree in veterinary technology ,received her CVT certification in 2011; and is now our Technician Supervisor. Kate is owned by 2 cats Sunny & Artie.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician


    Cheryl joined our VCA team in 2012, she has been a veterinary technician for 18 years! She has 10 years of experience as an emergency technician.  She is also a certified dog and cat groomer!  Cheryl is a cat lover and has 10 happy and healthy kitties of her own.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Michele C
    Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College

    Michele has been with VCA Valley Animal Hospital for 12 years. In 2001, she graduated from Holyoke Community College and in 2002 received her certification. Michele is in charge of our hospital’s safety. She is an avid lover of the German Shepherd and has one of her own named Brutus

  • Technician

    Veterinary Tech School: Mount Ida

    Lindsay graduated from Mount Ida College in 2012 with a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Technology. She is currently working towards becoming a certified veterinary technician. She is the proud owner of a beagle named Dill, and a chocolate Labrador retriever named Riley.

  • Technician

    Ely D

    Ely went to UMass Amherst where she graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science in February 2012.  She has been a veterinary technician since 2011 which helps in taking care of her 2 dogs Chiqui and Polly.  Recently she became a certified EMT and volunteers at Bloomfield Volunteer Ambulance.  She is also a member of a Big Brothers Big Sister program and loves cooking, baking, watching movies, and hanging out with family and friends.

  • Technician

    Nancy P
    School: Virginia Intermont College, B.A.

    Nancy joined us in September of 2009.  She has a B.A. in Horsemanship from Virginia Intermont College.  Nancy has been a veterinary technician for over 25 years.  Besides teaching riding, her interests include riding her Irish Sport Horse in dressage, enjoying her 3 adopted cats, and rooting for the Red Sox.  Nancy’s favorite place in the world is the east side of Sabago Lake, Maine!

  • Veterinary Assistant

    School: University of Connecticut, BA

    Heather joined us in December of 2011. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in May of 2011. She has a horse, a Yellow-Naped Amazon parrot, three dogs, and a gold fish,  Her favorite activity is spending time outside with her three dogs Annabelle, Boone, and Percy Willis.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Scott F

    Scott joined our team at VCA Valley Animal Hospital in 2011. While volunteering at the hospital, he completed the  Veterinary Assistant program at Manchester Community College.  Scott and his wife are proud owners of four cats and one dog, Chewy, Hooch, Cassidy, Nemo, and Dixie.


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 call East of the River Emergency Clinic at 860-646-6134, or VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital at 203-272-3266