Receptionist SupervisorSarah Balicki
School: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelor's of Animal Science
Sarah grew up in Western Massachusetts and joined VCA Wickaboag in 2006 while still attending high school. Sarah worked both full time and part time as a receptionist while attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, she joined our team permanently as our supervisor.
Sarah has had a passion to work with animals since she was very small. She has always had pets, most memorably a cat named Meow whom she received for her second birthday and had until she was 19 years old. She also gained knowledge on how to care for puppies through her mother who breed and showed Shih Tzu's for many years.
Sarah shares her home with a Jack Russel Terrier named Nora and two cats: A Maine Coon named Nixon and a calico named Nelly, as well as a human names Ryan.
I have worked as a receptionist in the Veterinary field for nearly 28 years, most of them here at Wickaboag. As with most people in this industry, my love for animals is what attracted me to this job all those years ago. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to have been able to share my home with many animals. Currently, I have 1 dog and 4 cats who kindly "share their space" with me. Copper, my goofy hound dog was adopted from Sterling Animal Shelter seven years ago. I have adopted all of my cats from a local shelter and each have their own unique little story, but Cindy Bear, (appropriately named after Yogi's girlfriend) has a story that stands out the most. She, along with 3 littermates were lucky enough to be rescued from a trash compactor by an employee at a local Jellystone Campground . That was almost 12 years ago and each time I look into her eyes, I am reminded why I have stayed in this field all these years.
After working most of her life with horses and on horse farms, Emily decided she needed to change to an indoor job. In September of 2002 she joined the VCA Wickaboag family. She lives locally with her husband, child, three cats, one dog, numerous fish, two horses, and a guinea pig named Paul Henry Pig.
Celina has been with Wickaboag since 2000. She enjoys sharing her home with 3 cats, Peeka , Chicken, and Pippy, her dog, Molly , a guinea pig named Eenie, and her son and husband. She loves to flea market and tag sale.
Moira began work at VCA Wickaboag in the kennel in 2008 and continued her advancement to technician assistant and now receptionist. She has the ability to help out in any area of the hospital which is greatly valued by her team members. She really enjoys being able to help the technicians and being part of the team that works with the pets. Moira has a love and passion for horses and currently owns 2 of her own, she also has two dogs, Ellie and Piper. She currently does smaller local shows with her horses but plans on traveling to do larger shows in the future. She attended Becker College in Worcester. She has always loved animals and has had them her entire life.