It has been a longstanding practice of Dr. Dennis to teach, nurture, and support current college undergraduate students who are pursuing their dream of one day working in the Veterinary field by employing them at the Bloomfield Animal Hospital.
Currently, we are proud to have Emily Caliman, Justyna Cieslik, Briana Mesias, and Payton Garcia as part of the Bloomfield Animal Hospital team.
Briana always had dreams of being a veterinarian since the age of 5. She has always had a passion for rescue animals and wildlife and wishes to work with all kinds of animals....exotic, aquatic, wildlife, large and small. Briana is currently pursuing that dream by attending UConn, and is both an Animal Science and a Business Management major while joining the Bloomfield Animal Hospital in May, 2018. She hopes to one day open her own clinic, rescue group, and conservation group while also traveling and helping animals in need. Born in New Jersey, Briana was raised and currently lives in Hartford, CT. When she is not studying or working, she enjoys spending her free time watching movies, playing volleyball, exploring new places, spending time with her two dogs ( a mix breed and a Siberian Husky), and hanging out with her friends.
With an accounting degree from UConn, Randy has been managing the business side of the animal hospital for his wife and hospital owner, Dr. Andrea Dennis, since its inception in 1992. This proud Husky also had a distinguished athletic career while at UConn, having been a captain of both the basketball and baseball teams during his senior year. In basketball, Randy was an All-New England guard who helped the Huskies get to two NCAA tournaments, including a Sweet Sixteen. In baseball, Randy was an All-American outfielder, and helped lead the Huskies to the College World Series. Upon graduation, Randy was a 7th round draft pick in the Chicago Cubs organization where he played five seasons. He is now on a new team.
"The best part of this job is coming in every day to work with warm, caring, dedicated, and genuinely nice people. We are truly a family here that care for each other, and for the clients and patients we serve.
Justyna, from a young age, has always loved animals. She credits the start of her passion when she began watching "Zaboomafoo" as a child, and it just grew from there. Currently, she is attending the University of Connecticut as an undergraduate in Animal Science. Her ultimate goal in life is to educate people about animals and rescue animals in need. In her free time, when she is not studying or working, Justyna likes learning about exotic animals (especially rodents), as well as spending time with her fiance and family. She is the owner of a senior cat named "Badaboo", whom she admits, is the king of the household. Justyna is from Ansonia, CT.
Amie is a 2010 graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at Northwestern Connecticut Community College with an Associate degree in Science. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician.
From a very young age, Amie has loved animals and chose veterinary medicine as a career so that she could make a positive difference in their lives. She looks forward to going to work each day, and goes home happy knowing that her efforts do make a difference, not only for an animal, but for its owner as well. Joining the Bloomfield Animal Hospital in 2011, Amie particularly enjoys the learning environment and the supportive, family atmosphere.
Amie and her husband Cody are parents of a four year old daughter, Chloie Amelia, and share their lives with a delightful and affectionate cat named Buff, and a crazy but lovable Lab mix named Kiba.
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Dani had developed a passion for helping pets at a young age when she first started working at a kennel. Right then she knew she wanted to pursue a career with animals, and her journey began. Now, Dani is a Veterinary Technician, having graduated from the Harrison College vet tech program in Indiana. She worked for the Companion Animal Medical Center in Carmel, Indiana before coming East where on 11/01/17 she proudly joined the Bloomfield Animal Hospital team. She brings with her a lot of knowledge and experience along with a calm, professional demeanor that translates into quality care for the patient and the client.
In her free time, she enjoys baking, hiking, and a love for water....fishing, boating and tubing. Dani and her wife, Stefanie, share their home in North Granby, CT with 6 dogs and 3 cats.
Kim has always had a love for animals, especially cats. Because of this, she wanted to work in the animal care field for the rewarding experience. Already being a client, she knew how great the doctors' and staff were at the Bloomfield Animal Hospital and wanted to be a part of it. She came on board in February 2014. Kim resides in Windsor, Ct. with her boyfriend and two cats Brady and Bella.
Lyn has been a veterinary technician at the Bloomfield Animal Hospital since 1994. She enjoys the close-knit, family run work environment at the hospital. Not only is she close friends with all the staff, she is also the sister of Dr. Andrea Dennis and sister-in-law of the hospital business manager, Randy LaVigne.
Lyn handles a variety of responsibilities at the Bloomfield Animal Hospital including, anesthesia, phlebotomy, dentals, radiographs, client correspondence, and animal restraint. With every work assignment her primary goal is to provide healing care for the patient and their owners.
Lyn owned a wonderful Pit mix named Cinderella for thirteen years, and currently has three beautiful cats, Fiona, Carina, and Peanut.
Emily has always been very passionate and sympathetic towards animals ever since she could remember. To fulfill her life goals, she knew she had to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. Toward that end, Emily is currently attending the University of Connecticut as an Animal Science major with a concentration in pre-veterinary studies. She hopes to one day obtain her Doctorate degree in veterinary medicine. Her primary areas of interest are companion animals and shelter medicine. Emily likes to travel, and hopes to combine her passions by traveling and caring for animals in the future. Residing in Suffield, Connecticut this outdoorsy young woman enjoys other hobbies such as hiking, camping, swimming, biking, and hanging out with her beloved pets, a Border Terrier named Toby, and a one-eyed rescue kitten, Mickey.
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