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 Nicole Blazek, C.V.T.  I started working in the early 90’s. I became certified in the State of Connecticut and have been practicing for nearly 25 years. I currently have two pets; a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and cat. Outside of work I enjoy cooking, kayaking, playing volleyball and going to the beach.

Michele “Rita” Margarita, Inventory Manager – I have been working in the veterinary industry since I was fifteen and have been at Broad River Animal Hospital for the past seven years. I currently have one rescued pet; Fatty who is a pitbull and adopted him as 4 day old puppy. He needed bottle feeding while I was working at a rescue facility. Outside of work I enjoy working out, relaxing, spending time at the beach and spending time with my loved ones.

Maria Cermola, CVT - I started working with animals from a very young age. I dreamed of pursuing a career as a veterinarian. That dream quickly shifted to being the best veterinary nurse/technician I can be. I like the more hands on aspect of being a veterinary technician. I personally am a mother to two dogs, two cats, as well as several thousand Honey Bees! I turned my yard into a working farm so soon chickens & goats will be added to our         ever growing family.

Johan Buckner, Veterinary Technician -  I have been working in the veterinary industry for several years. I am passionate about animals and enjoy working with them as a Veterinary Technician. I find that laughter is a great medicine for the soul and enjoy making my co-workers laugh during the day. I’m a loving father to two great kids and enjoy working on cars in my spare time as well as cooking, coaching, playing sports and spending time with my family.

Maria Salas, LVT/RN


Monica Wilson, Office Manager – I have been working at Broad River Animal Hospital for 13 years. I applied because of my love for animals and I had no idea this would be my second home for over a decade now and I have established great relationships with our clients. I always had at least a dog and 3 cats in our home growing up. Today, I get my fix at work with pets and head home to my three young children who care for our goldfish named “Blue”.

Michele Mason - I’ve been working in the veterinary industry for over thirty years, I was 14 when I started working at an animal hospital, I’ve always loved animals, even more than the two legged creatures. Oscar is my buddy, he’s a dachshund, and I have two goldfish.

Susan Krasnoger, Client Care Coordinator and Administrative Support –I have been involved with veterinary medicine for several years. I currently own two Italian greyhounds, a parrot and a cat. You can often find my hand made crocheted cat toys available at the front desk at Broad River Animal Hospital or sold locally at animal rescue group ‘Animal Nation’.

Ashliann Kattler,
Client Care Coordinator Supervisor


Victor Flores, Veterinary Assistant – I have been working in the veterinary field for at least twenty years. I enjoy my two cats that welcome me home each day along with my three children and the two youngest are still living at home with me. I did get involved in this industry because I'm personable and I've always wanted to become a veterinarian.

Nicole "Niki" McCoy

Tori Ruocco