Like most in the veterinary field Caitlin has loved animals since she was a little girl; she feels working around them every day in veterinary medicine is the best job in the world. Her role allows her to combine her love of science and veterinary care with her strong interest in teaching.
Michelle used to work in a very stressful fundraising job in New York City. She didn’t feel passion for her job, and recognized that working with animals could be what truly satisfied her! Michelle’s background includes graphic design, marketing , advertising and fundraising. DCAH was the perfect fit to utilize all her skills.
Terry’s interest in animal care began when she was seven years old, growing up in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Her parents presented her with three baby ducks, and she absolutely loved caring for them and watching them grow up. Now she’s worked in the veterinary field for a full 16 years!
As a kid growing up in the Bronx, Suzana saw a lot of stray cats and dogs. She knew she wanted to be their voice, speaking up for them and providing whatever care they needed. She even convinced her parents to take in many strays! To this day, Suzana loves caring for pets of all shapes and sizes.
Michele’s passion and love for animals began when she was just a few months old when her parents took in a stray tabby kitten they named Peanut. Then came Maggie a Palomino rabbit rescued from a rabbit farm in upstate New York.
Michele has lived in LaGrange for her whole life and graduated from Arlington High School in 2012. After graduation she entered the retail field. But her love for animals left her longing for a job that is more meaningful and she now joins us here at Dutchess County Animal Hospital. She is hoping to make working in the veterinary field a lifelong career.
Ambrielle has always had a deep love for animals. Growing up she always tried to sneak stray kitties into her house which her parents were not too fond of. Ambrielle graduated Chapel Field Christian High School in 2015 and started working in retail and customer service. She then discovered she loved working with people. Although she enjoyed working with people she still had a yearning to express her love for animals in her daily life. Working at Dutchess County Animal Hospital has given her the opportunity to follow both passions, working with people and animals!
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Tracie’s grandfather used to raise giant chinchilla rabbits, and he let Tracie feed them when she was only five years old. This early experience with animal care helped inspire Tracie to work in the animal care field full time!
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Sarah has wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. Her dream job has always been to work in zoo animal behavior and communication. From working with cats and dogs to spending the day at the zoo, Sarah is most at home when there are animals around.
Claire grew up not too far from Poughkeepsie in Cortlandt Manor. Claire had cats and rabbits growing up and she currently has Jax, an American Bulldog/Pitbull mix that she rescued from Yonkers Animal Shelter. Claire has worked in veterinary medicine on and off for twenty years. Some of her favorite areas of the job include working with the bully breeds in the rooms with their owners, she also enjoys assisting the doctors and technicians with surgical prep. Claire has started her associates degree to become a veterinary technician and plans to continue.
Gabby has always been an animal person having grown up with dogs but her love for animals really flourished when she began horseback riding at age 11.
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