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77 Old Windsor Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002

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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, Emily Forauer  from Newington is a Pathobiology major at the University of Connecticut. 

  Emily Forauer

Our team

Lyn Dennis

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.

Kim O'dell

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.



RANDY LaVIGNE

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.

stephanie lutz

Having already worked in the veterinary medicine field for three years, Stephanie joined the Bloomfield Animal Hospital team as a veterinary technician in November 2015, with a very interesting background. She has been raising and showing rabbits since she was 11 years old. She has and continues to work on her family's East Haddam farm, which also began at a very young age. In October, 2016 Steph was awarded the prestigious "American Degree" --- the highest degree awarded by the Future Farmers of America (FFA).

Stephanie resides in Kensington, Ct. with her cat, Dottie Mable, and two rabbits, Rodney Atkens and Flick.

Kim Winnick

From a young age, Kim always had a passion for working with animals, particularly dogs, cats and small exotics. She began the first four years of her journey at the Children's Museum in West Hartford where she worked with small exotics and local wildlife. In the summer of 2014, Kim joined the staff at the Bloomfield Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician while studying Animal Science as an undergrad at the University of Connecticut. As a student, she also had the opportunity to pursue her interest in wildlife with an internship at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. In May 2017, Kim graduated from UConn with her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, and plans on continuing her education in graduate school or veterinary school. Kim resides in West Hartford, CT with her two cats, Mia and Sophia.





Amie Estabrook

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 Tecnician.

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 three 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.