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Our hospital team members truly love caring for pets. That’s why the average tenure for our receptionists and technicians is over 15 years, with some in the 25-30 year range. Their dedication to you and your pets provides a level of experience that is hard to find these days. The resulting expertise, attention to detail and compassion benefits your pets in many ways.

Yvette James
Receptionist / Veterinary Technician
Yvette has given our clients and their pets more than 28 years of dedicated service and patient care throughout our hospital. She and her husband have 2 sons (now in college), and their extended family includes 2 dogs and 2 cats – all adopted. Yvette enjoys reading, watching sports (especially Formula 1 and NFL football) and taking her dogs on walks.

   

Pam Konakowitz
Receptionist Supervisor
A former veterinary practice manager, Pam offers CAH clients and patients over 23 years of experience in quality pet care. Pam is a loyal General Hospital fan, devoted aunt, and loving mother to many household pets.

   

Diane Tinker-Knapp
Senior Veterinary Technician
A true animal lover, Diane offers over 15 years of animal care experience, including companion animals and exotics. Diane has achieved specialized training in surgical assistance, dentistry, CPR, emergency medicine and pain management for pets.

   

Tabetha Hatcher
Senior Veterinary Technician
Tab’s commitment to animal care began more than 15 years ago as a kennel attendant at CAH. She has received specialized training in surgical assistance, dentistry, emergency medicine and client education.

   

Nicole Havens
Veterinary Technician / Receptionist
Nicole is currently working towards her certification as a veterinary technician. Her love of animals runs very deep, having ferrets, cats, dogs and fish at home. She also has experience with degus, rats, mice, spiny mice, snakes, hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs. Always wearing a smile, Nicole brings a warm welcoming face to CAH.

   

Faun Tabor
Veterinary Technician / Receptionist
Faun has been a member of our team for approximately 10 years, working as both a receptionist and technician. She is a loving mother of 2 daughters, and a spunky boxer named Darla.

   

Molly Puzzo
Veterinary Technician / Receptionist
Molly is excited to have recently joined the CAH team. She brings with her a few years of experience working in the veterinary field, and has a special interest in client education and care. She is currently enrolled in a social service degree program, and is pursuing educational training to further her career as a technician. Molly shares her home with 2 Australian Shepherds, 2 cats, lizards, ducks and chickens.

   

Jocelyn Dorosario
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jocelyn grew up working in kennels and has a strong compassion for animals, which led to her decision to become a technician. She graduated from SUNY Delhi in 2013 with her A.A.S., and became a licensed veterinary technician. Besides her passion for veterinary science, Jocelyn enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking and camping with her boyfriend and dog.

   

Heather Bowman
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Heather joined our staff in October 2012, after her family transferred here from Virginia with her husband, who is in the military. She has 16 years of experience working with dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and small mammals. Early on in her career, she had the pleasure of working with an animal neurologist, and gained a great deal of knowledge. She has 6 furry “children” of her own, and enjoys sightseeing and traveling with her family whenever she can.

   

Karen Lanphear
Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant
Karen has worked with the Drs. Mummert for over 25 years.  Beginning as a technician trainee at their former Norwichtown office she has dedicated herself to the care of animals and their owners in many capacities – receptionist, head technician, anesthetist, hospital manager, kitten foster mom – you name it!  She lives with her husband, 2 daughters, 3 horses, 3 dogs, and 5 cats.   Her devotion and dedicated service are highly appreciated.

   

Dennis Danaeult
Practice Manager
Dennis is a certified veterinary technician and experienced business manager. He worked for several years alongside doctors as a veterinary technician before becoming practice manager. His previous experience in operations, strategic planning and project management gives him the eloquent ability to successfully problem-solve and communicate with our doctors, technical staff and clients. In 2013, Dennis was named “Practice Manager of the Year” by the Veterinary Management Council of Connecticut, in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of veterinary practice management and leadership excellence. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, fishing, and spending time with his family, dogs and cat.

   

Michele Parrett
HR/PR Administrator
A graduate of the University of Connecticut and former co-owner/operator of a parrot specialty shop, Michele brings years of HR and administrative experience to our team. She is passionate about helping people and animals, and devotes her spare time to avian welfare initiatives.

   

Douglas March
Kennel Attendant
Douglas has been working in the animal field since his first job in Florida. He graduated high school at just 16, and became a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He went on to work and study overseas with livestock for a few years. He now works as our kennel attendant and live-in technician. He has an adopted kitty named Asreal.

   

Kimberly Blonar
Kennel Attendant
Kim is a college graduate with a degree in animal science from the University of Rhode Island. She has experience with a range of animals, including dogs, cats, horses, farm animals and aquatic animals. She even worked with animals in Thailand. Kim has always had great passion for animals. Her dog, Mitch, was a member of the family until he passed at age 16½. He largely influenced her love for animals. Joining our team in 2013, she hopes to further her experience in the field of animal care.

   

Devin Bloeser
Kennel Attendant
Devin is currently working on her degree in veterinary technology. She’s grown up around many kinds of animals, and currently has a Sheltie, 4 domestic cats and 2 sugar gliders named Sampson and Delilah. While in high school, she completed the S.P.E.C.I.E.S. program (Sparrows Point Educational Center in Environmental Science). Devin wishes to pursue a second degree in environmental studies once she is a veterinary technician.

   
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