Meet Our Veterinary Staff
At Yalesville Veterinary Hospital, our entire team is dedicated to providing your pet with the very best care. Every member of our staff is vital to the function of our hospital, and together our goal is offer a positive experience for you and your pet.
Our management team is the backbone of our practice. They support our veterinarians and the rest of our team with poise and professionalism, and we're lucky to have them!
Rosanne Brennan Hospital Manager
Rosanne Brennan has been in the Veterinary field since 1999. She has been with us here at Yalesville Veterinary Hospital since 2001 and became the Lead Veterinary Technician in 2005. She became the Hospital Manager in 2021.
Rosanne acquired her Veterinary Technician degree through PennFoster College and made the Dean’s list. She also earned her Practice Manager Certificate in 2021. Rosanne is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for the state of Connecticut. She currently has 3 cats, fish, one iguana and the occasional wildlife.
Christina Millea Finance Manager
Christina has prior experience working in a veterinary hospital and thoroughly enjoys working in this field. She has a deep love for animals and enjoys the cohesive team environment. She has a BS in business and majored in accounting with 14 years of experience in the field. She loves the work that she does. Christina enjoys spending time with family and friends and her rescue pets Mia and Lucy.
Lisa Byrd Front Desk Manager
Lisa has been with Yalesville Veterinary Hospital since May of 2014. She joined our team when Yalesville and Meriden Veterinary Associates merged. Lisa came to us with 14 years of experience in the veterinary field. She lives with 2 Rottweilers at the moment whom she shows in the obedience rings and competes with in obedience, rally, herding, barn hunt.
Lisa also comes to us with 18 plus years of obedience training and teaches our puppy and adult dog obedience classes. In her spare time, you can find Lisa ring side at dog shows and seminars as she is interested in canine communication and behavior as well as canine rehabilitation. She is also certified as a Canine Good Citizen instructor through the American Kennel Club.
Jennifer Martinez Technician Manager
Jen came to Yalesville Vet from a small clinic in Hartford, looking to gain experience and further her career in the animal care field.
In her free time, she enjoys exercising and hiking with her two dogs, Pluto and Fiona, and spending time with the newest addition to her family, a kitten named Abu.
Ashley Luba Surgical Lead Tech
Ashley joined the Yalesville staff as a member of the Client Service Team. She quickly realized that working with animals was her passion and in June of 2019 she graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Middlesex Community College and sat for her certification exam later that summer.
Ashley shares her home with 2 dogs, Camo, Tucker, a cat named Tiger, a Pot Belly Pig named Daisy, and a hedgehog named Lamar.
Technician Assistants support the doctors and technicians and are usually the ones that greet you in the lobby and escort you to the exam rooms when you come in for an appointment. They will ask you questions to get a complete history and the reason for your visit and help the doctor during the office call as needed. Behind the scenes, they assist in the general functionality of our hospital.
Brian has been with Yalesville since 2004. He came to us having previously worked with senior citizens as well as other veterinary facilities. He is involved in every area of the hospital from assisting in surgery preparation, helping the technicians, caring for all in-house patients, and assisting the doctors and technicians with ultrasounds and X-rays. Brian is the 'go to' person if help is needed anywhere, or the technicians need an extra pair of hands. Brian shares his home with his 2 cats.
Kim joined the Yalesville Vet team early in 2021, coming to us with many years of personal and professional animal relation experience.
Kim spends her spare time riding and showing horses, including Budweiser Clydesdales, and hanging out with her Boxer, Lotus.
After obtaining a veterinary assistant certificate through Middlesex Community College, Lissette joined Yalesville Veterinary Hospital in July 2022.
In October 2021, Shaggy the Dachshund joined Lissette's family at the age of 3 months old. Later, Lissette and her family discovered that Shaggy is epileptic, which made Lissette interested in veterinary medicine.
In her spare time, Lissette enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and spending quality time with Shaggy and her grandparents.
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Our inventory management team plays a crucial role in keeping our hospital running smoothly. They ensure our practice is fully stocked with the highest-quality medications and other items to help your pet stay healthy.
Jennifer Perfetto Inventory Manager
Jennifer joined the Yalesville Client Service team in 2015. She came to us with past experience in both human medicine and customer service. Jenn became the inventory manager in late 2020.
Jenn has been an animal lover since she was a small child and has always dreamed of working in the veterinary field. She enjoys talking with clients about their pets and giving special attention and love to all the pets waiting to see the doctor. She has a special place in her heart for cats and kittens and is very versed on cat breeds and characteristics.
Jenn shares her home with her dog and 3 ball pythons. She enjoys spending time with her family. When she isn't working, Jenn tries to venture outdoors as much as possible and her love of nature has fostered her new hobby, keeping an indoor garden.
Shannon Ryan Technician Assistant
Shannon recently joined the Yalesville team as a kennel assistant after graduating from the Veterinary Assistant Program from MCC. She assists with keeping your animals happy and clean as well as helping as an extra pair of hands.
Shannon shares her home with 3 snakes, a bearded dragon, 2 rabbits, a Great Pyrenees named Zoey, as well as some fish.
Kim Rys Inventory Assistant
Kim joined the Yalesville team with a love for animals of all species and an eagerness to help them. In her spare time, Kim loves to be in the kitchen cooking and baking, as well as playing video games. She shares her home with her babies - her cat Dusty and her dog Luna.