Veterinary Hospital Special Staff & Doctors

Our Staff

East Shore Vet has the best of veterinarians on our team. Know more about each of our special vets below

Emily

Emily

Certified Veterinary Tech., Certified Dental Tech.

Emily is a Certified Veterinary Technician and Certified Dental Technician. She has been in the veterinary field since 1997 where she started out as a kennel assistant. It was then she realized her passion for veterinary medicine. She graduated from Becker College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology, and in 2006 she became a Certified Veterinary Dental Technician. Emily logs up to 30-40 continuing education hours yearly. She lives in Eastern Connecticut with her husband and 2 dogs (Jessie and Lily). They share a love for outdoor adventures, such as hiking, camping, kayaking, pretty much anything outdoors.

Marge

Marge

Receptionist

Marge started her career in nursing school. She came to work at East Shore with Dr. Gambardella years ago as a summer job and fell in love with veterinary medicine. She stayed on full time and continues to enjoy the new challenges and experiences every day brings. At home she enjoys gardening in the summer, and lives with her cat Sputnik and her husband Joe.

Jillian

Jillian

Veterinary Technician Assistant

When you call on the phone or come in our front door there is a good chance you may be greeted by Heather. Heather graduated from Morgan High School and went on to Branford Hall to earn her Associates Degree in Medical Billing. Prior to joining our team she worked for 8 years at another AAHA accredited hospital. She enjoys working with clients to improve the health and quality of life with their pets. Heather has recently become the manager of the boarding and daycare program. She lives with her beloved Australian Shepherd mix “Lucky” who will do just about anything for carrots!

Michele

Michele

Kennel Manager

Michele is our Kennel Manager and has been working at East Shore for 4 years. Her passion is animals and will soon be going to school to become a Veterinary Technician. She has 3 cats, all calicos- Rosie, Cleo and her newest addition Pretty Face, her cats mean the world to her and she doesn’t know what she would do without them!
Alyssa

Alyssa

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Alyssa recently started working at East Shore as a Veterinary Technician Assistant and also works in our kennel. She loves every day at her job!
She has always had a love for animals, and will be starting school for Veterinary Technician in the near future to further her education and reach her goals in this rewarding career.

Jessica

Jessica

Receptionist

Jessica has been working at East Shore for about an year, she lives in New London with her human family and two cats, Hippie and Hobo. She has always been passionate about working with animals and knows it is her calling.

Kara

Kara

Receptionist

Kara is a new addition to our kennel staff and has been enjoying everyday. She has always had a love of animals, and has a furry best friend named Cash Money Monster. Her and Cash go on many adventures and love all the human and animal friends they meet along the way!

Joan

Joan

Receptionist

Joan- For over nine years Joan has enjoyed working in a very busy, AAHA Accredited, Hospital that has provided invaluable education and experience in caring for and saving lives of many animals. Currently, she shares her home in Madison with her human family and Millouise, a hauntingly beautiful dilute calico cat.

Rachel

Rachel

Receptionist

Rachel joined East Shore Spring 2015, and has been a welcome addition to our team. She comes to us with many years of customer service experience, most recently as the Client Services Supervisor at Newtown Veterinary Specialists. Rachel cares very deeply for our clients and patients, and her warm and friendly personality makes her a pleasure to work with. In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with family and friends…and of course cuddling with her 2 Chihuahuas, Chewbacca & Penelope!

Mary

Mary

Groomer

Mary is our certified groomer. With many years of experience in animal hospitals, boarding, daycare facilities, and grooming salons. Finding her passion in grooming keeps her continually growing her craft and staying up on the latest styles and products for all of her furry clients!

Katie

Katie

Veterinary Technician

Katie has been working at East Shore since July of 2015. She is a recent graduate from Becker College and has 2 dogs and 1 cat. 1 of the dogs being a retired research dog that she adopted from school. This past summer she spent 3 weeks in South Africa learning about the wildlife industry there and even got to work with a wildlife veterinarian for a week where she was able to handle many of the beautiful countries wild animals.

Laura

Laura

Certified Veterinary Technician

Laura grew up in Wisconsin where she attended school to attain her degree in Veterinary Technology.  She moved to Connecticut in 2013 and shortly thereafter joined our team as a Certified Veterinary Technician at East Shore.  Laura is excellent in working with and educating our clients, and is highly skilled as a technician.  She is pictured here with one of her dogs, Bella.