Dr. Dan grew up in Cheshire, CT and graduated in 2004 from the University of Bridgeport. He received his DVM from The Veterinary College of Mississippi State University in 2008. Upon graduating, he practiced emergency medicine at a 24 hour ER clinic in the Poconos. In 2014 he moved back to Connecticut and became Medical Director of Naugatuck Veterinary Hospital. He purchased Farmington Animal Hospital in late April of 2017.
Dr. Dan is Fear Free certified and plans for the whole hospital to be fear free certified.
Samantha has been with Farmington Animal Hospital for three years. She graduated and earned her certification in 2016 but has been working with animals since 2012. She shares her home with a German Shepherd Sara, a nutty cat named Mia, and two rats named Douglas and Maxwell who enjoy a home cooked meal of scrambled eggs every morning. Samantha says that what she most enjoys about being a pet nurse is being able to be a part of an animal’s well being. When she is not at work, Samantha enjoys reading, learning new things, and playing video games.
Michelle has been working for the hospital for since 2012. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from CCSU. She loves being involved with dentistries and radiographs. At home she has two dogs (Moose, a Berndoodle and Lucy, a maltipoo) and two guinea pigs (Bert and Ernie). In her free time she enjoys kayaking and crocheting.
Melissa graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science. She has been with Farmington Animal Hospital since September of 2015. Melissa has two cats, an orange tabby named Mr. Friendly and a grey female named Bardok, as well as a love bird named Rainbow (which she has had since 6th grade!), and a Beagle mix named Andy who lives with her dad. Melissa enjoys bike riding on her spare time as well as scrapbooking/collage making. At work Melissa loves to perform dental cleanings and monitor during surgical procedures.
Emma has been a part of the Farmington Animal Hospital team for the last two years. She graduated from Northwestern Connecticut Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program and hopes to become certified this year. Her animals include three white and deaf cats (Benny, Joon, and Axel) and one tortoise shell kitten (muffin) that she rescued from her brothers backyard. When Emma isn’t at work, she enjoys reading and vacations in Maine.
Jennifer started at the clinic over two years ago and is currently an undergraduate student at UConn studying animal science. She hopes to one day become a veterinarian focusing on marine wildlife. She has two cats, Titan and Athena, two leopard geckos, Charizard and Spyro, and as she says, a LOT of fish. When Jen isn’t working she enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including scuba diving, fishing, hiking, hunting, and traveling.
Mallory has been with the hospital since April of 2017 and is currently attending Middlesex Community College studying in their veterinary technology program. She has a passion for animals and hopes to become a certified veterinary technician, seeing where her education takes her. For pets she has chinchillas, two cats, a German Shepherd, and a bunny. When she’s not at work, she enjoys reading and going for hikes with her German Shepherd.
Cora and Emmett
These are our resident toddlers and clinic cheerleaders and Dr. Dan’s biggest fans. You may see them poking about from time to time. Their favorite activities are playing in sand boxes, making unreasonable demands, and not napping when needed. They have three pets, a Chihuahua named Pip, a Yellow Lab named Peach, and a younger brother named Garrett.