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Animal Clinic of Milford: We Treat Your Pet Like the Valued Family Member They Are

Dr. Sasha Golovyan

Dr. Sasha Golovyan Veterinarians in Milford

1. What inspired you to become a veterinarian?     As long as my parents can remember I had wanted to be a veterinarian. There was never a different career path I was willing to pursue. I was born in Kiev, Ukraine and we moved here in 1990 when I was 9 years old. My parents had to endure the countless abandoned animals I had brought home to rehabilitate, and some to keep.

2. Do you have any brothers and sisters?     I have a twin brother and an older sister.

3. What is the most exotic Animal you have treated?     A chameleon, not to be out done by a pigeon, chicken, or a recent seagull that was brought in.

4. Where did you earn your Bachelors?     I graduated from University of Connecticut in 2003.

5. Where did you earn your Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine?     Tom and I graduated from University of Minnesota in 2008. I guess you could say we were veterinary school sweethearts.


6. What did you do before you ended up at Animal Clinic of Milford?     After veterinary school I completed an intensive rotating medicine and surgical internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk and Shoreline in Shelton CT. After this I worked for 6 years at a referral hospital, where I did general practice and emergency medicine.

7. What do you love the most about veterinary medicine?     I know the close bond that owners share with their pets. I find it very rewarding to help animals and in turn see the happiness these animals bring to their families.

8. What kind of animals do you own?     Our fur/feather children include Beem, a 13 year old English setter, Brinkley an 8 year old Yellow Labrador, Finn, a 9 year old cat, Peanut the rabbit, and 10 chickens.

9. What do you do for fun?     For fun I love just being with my family. We have 2 girls, Julia 5 and Annabel 2.5 years old. On weekends you may find us at Cape cod, petting zoos, home with our animals, or doing outdoor activities like biking- this will go better once the kids lose their training wheels.

Dr. Thomas Maley

Vet in Milford, Dr. Thomas Maley

1. What inspired you to become a Veterinarian? Being a veterinarian is actually a second career for me. Prior to entering veterinary school I was a real estate agent and I taught technology education to high school children. So how did I chose the veterinary field.....I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a small child and watched my dad raise and show Springer Spaniels, but like many children I did not pursue my dream. After being in a different career I knew that it was not for me, and at the age of 36 I applied and got into veterinary school. I met my wife Sasha during our first year of veterinary school together.

2. What is the most exotic animal you have treated?     A leopard gecko

3. Where did you earn your Bachelor’s degree?     University of Wisconsin-Stout

4. Where did you go to veterinary school?     I graduated University of Minnesota in 2008

5. Where did you grow up and what kind of animals did you have growing up?     I was born and raised in Minneapolis Minnesota. We had all kinds of animals growing up including springer spaniels, rabbits, cats, and ducks.

6. What brought you to CT?     My wife Sasha is from Orange CT, I guess you could say I moved here for love.

7. What did you do before you ended up at Animal Clinic of Milford?     I worked at multiple different hospitals including Banfield in Norwalk, VCA in Danbury, and East Hartford VCA.

8. What do you do for fun?     I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities including fishing, boating, and sailing.

9. What do you love the most about veterinary medicine?     love being able to help sick pets as well as prevent illness and practice good wellness care. I love seeing the happiness pets bring to their owners.

Debbie

1. When did you first become interested in veterinary medicine?     I became a certified veterinary technician in 1981 while working at an emergency veterinary hospital in Long Island. I then moved to Connecticut in 1981 and went into banking.

2. What brought you back to the veterinary field?     I missed working with animals and their owners.

3. When did you join Animal Clinic of Milford?     I have been at Animal Clinic of Milford since 2009.

4. What is your primary roll at Animal Clinic of Milford?     I am the head receptionist and client service representative here at the clinic.

5. What do you love the most about working at Animal Clinic of Milford?     I love helping people and their beloved pets.

6. What kind of pets to you own?     Our fur family consists of Monty a Sheltie, 2 Chihuahuas, and 3 cats that are all rescues.

7. If your pets could say one thing about you what would it be?     Thank you for saving me

Maria

1. When did you join Animal Clinic of Milford?     I moved to Milford CT from Romania in 2006, and have been working at Animal Clinic of Milford since!

2. What is your primary role at Animal Clinic of Milford?     I was trained by Dr. Tosici to be a veterinary assistant. Since then I have become proficient at animal handling and restraint, and assisting the doctor in all aspects of veterinary medicine including pet dental care and surgery.

3. What kind of pets do you own?     I adopted a cat about 5 years ago that was left at our front door. Mr. Black and I have been inseparable ever since. Well I think he thinks I live with him, not the other way around, he is certainly the boss.

4. What is your favorite Animal?     I really love them all

Kaitlin

1. When did you first become interested in veterinary medicine?     I have loved animals since I was a little girl. I became a licensed veterinary technician after completing my education at Mercy College in 2013. Prior to that I worked as a veterinary assistant since 2011.

2. When did you join Animal Clinic of Milford?     I am fairly new at Animal Clinic of Milford, I joined in 2014.

3. What is your primary roll at Animal Clinic of Milford?     I am a veterinary technician, so I perform many tasks including animal restraint, dentistry, anesthesia, blood draw, and assisting the doctors in all aspects of veterinary medicine.

4. What do you love the most about working at Animal Clinic of Milford?     I like working in a team environment. The support we each get from other technicians, doctors and receptionists is tremendous. I love working with animals and their owners, the job is very rewarding.

5. What kind of pets do you own?     I have Darien who is a tuxedo black and white 8 month old kitten.

6. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?     I am a big reader

Wendy

1. How long have you been in the veterinary industry?     8 years

2. Do you have any pets?     3 cats (Shinigami, Takkun, Leela) and 2 Australian Shepherds (Neo and Homer).

3. Besides than cats and dogs, what other animals have you treated?     Birds, reptiles and pocket pets. Some of the most exciting animals I’ve had the pleasure of treating have been hawks, owls and bald eagles.

4. If you weren't in the veterinary field, what would you be doing?     I originally went to school for criminal justice. I would probably do something involving forensics.

5. Do you have any siblings?     2 brothers. Eric (older) and Zach (younger).

6. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?     I love music so I try and support local bands as much as I can. I have several friends (and my handsome boyfriend) who are in bands. I have met many wonderful and interesting people through music.

7. What is your favorite part about your job as a veterinary technician?     I love being able to help give love and the best care to the patents. I love helping clients learn about the best care for their furry family members. Making the client and their pets feel comfortable and safe is my goal.

8. What is your favorite thing about working at The Animal Clinic of Milford?     I love the closeness of the staff and the relationships with our clients. We are a family.

Ioana

1. How long have you worked in the veterinary industry?     I've been working in the veterinary industry for about three and a half years, since January of 2012.

2. What is your favorite part about working with animals?     I would definitely have to say working with puppies and kittens is the best part. We see a lot of cute puppies and kittens, and I would like to take them all home, but that's just not possible, unfortunately.

3. What is your favorite animal?     It has to be cats. They are so elegant, adorable, intelligent, and independent.

4. Do you own any pets?     If so, what kind? I have two cats, Petrica and Grigore. Petrica is four years old and Grigore just turned 17 years old and he loves to sleep.

5. If you could give 1 piece of advice to any pet owner what would it be?     The best piece of advice I could give to pet owners is don't take on more than you can handle. Pets are adorable and many of us want more to love, but sometimes we may not have enough room in our homes or wallets for more than one or two pets at a time. A pet is a long-term commitment and it's better to give one lucky pet a fantastic life.

6. If your pets could talk, what is 1 thing they would say about you?     "She's nice, but I wish she would feed us more Fancy Feast. That's the good stuff."

Lacey

1. When did you first become interested in veterinary medicine?     When I was a little girl, I always had a passion for animals. I went to a vo-ag high school in which I studied veterinary science. After high school I started working at an animal hospital in Cheshire and learned all my skills on the job.

2. When did you join Animal Clinic of Milford?     I joined in March of 2015.

3. What is your primary roll at Animal Clinic of Milford?     I am a veterinary technician as well as a receptionist. I'm good at multi-tasking.

4. What do you love the most about working at Animal Clinic of Milford?     I love helping pets and their people. It's an extremely rewarding job.

5. What kind of pets to you own?     I have a rescue cat named Wallace.

6. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?     I love spending my time with my 1.5 yr. old son Tanner. We play, learn, dance and love the outdoors.

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“Everyone was very nice and so helpful with our very "scary" morning with Lola. Thank you all so much and for squeezing us in -- when Lola was not a prior patient with your practice.”
- Shelley B.