Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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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.
Maria Salas, LVT/RN
Monica Wilson, senior client care coordinator – 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.
Ashliann Kattler - I’ve been working in veterinary medicine for about two years. I have the same passion for providing the correct and efficient care for the pets as I do their owners to ensure excellence in customer service. I have the pleasure of having two cats that own me, Nimbus and Stratus, they’re six months apart from the same Mom, different litter. Nimbus, a very handsome large male black Domestic Long Hair who enjoys the laser pointer and snuggling with me, and Stratus, a beautiful Long Hair tiger stripe female who enjoys doing tricks for treats and waking me up way earlier than necessary.
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’.
Johan Buckner– I have been working in the veterinary industry for several years. I am passionate about animals and enjoy working with them as a Veterinary Assistant. 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.
Victor Flores – 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
Pumpkin –– I am the in-house security guard at Broad River Animal Hospital. I enjoy all the activity at night and can be found sleeping in various corners of the office during the day. I look forward to “sushi parties” that never occur often enough. You can also refer to me as “The Queen of Broad River”.