Someone once told Caitlin that if it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing, and she believes this expression is instrumental for a happy life. By working in veterinary medicine, Caitlin gets to have fun every day while helping pets and their owners live better lives!
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.
Cassie has always had a passion for animals when she was a baby a stray cross-eyed Calico/Siamese mix came wandering up to her parents door. After being unsuccessful finding the owner of the kitty her parents couldn’t help but to take her in and give her a home. Since that day “criss cross” and Cassie were inseparable for 19 years. That is probably where it all started. She has had many pets since and has always loved caring for animals of all types.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
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!
Licensed Veterinary Technician
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.
Kelly’s true love for animals started when she met her future husband, his relationship with his pets and wildlife in general soon grew to her own love and desire to work with animals. Kelly enjoys many outdoors activities including being a “Softball Mom” and as a family they all enjoy Target Shooting, Shed Hunting, and Dock diving with their Labrador retriever and beagles.
Melyssa has always been very passionate when it came to animals. She hoped to one day be able to work in a job where she can help take care of them. She worked in a few different places, and tried different things, but nothing was as fulfilling and rewarding as her job here at Dutchess County Animal Hospital. She loves being surround by a very caring and supportive team. She loves to be able to work with the clients and their pets. She hopes to move forward and make this a long term career!