Our Staff

East Shore Vet has the best veterinary staff on our team. Know more about each of our special team members below.

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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 when 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 Middlesex County with her husband, daughter and their dog, Lily.  They all share a love for any outdoor adventure, such as hiking, camping, kayaking, travelling.

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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.

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Kennel Manager

Michele is our kennel manager and has been working for East Shore since 2011. Her passion is animals and she is going to school to become a veterinary technician. She has 4 cats; 2 calicos and 2 tigers - Rosie, Daisy, Lizzy, and Lacey. Her cats mean the world to her and she doesn't know what she would do without them!

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Veterinary Technician Assistant

Alyssa started working at East Shore in 2015 as a Veterinary Technician Assistant and kennel worker. She graduated from Middlesex Community College with her associates in Veterinary Technology in 2019. She has always had a love for animals since a young age and is looking forward to what this rewarding career has in store for her future. Alyssa lives in New Haven with her dog, cat, and rabbit.

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Jessica started at East Shore in the kennel in 2013 and fell in love with working with animals. Over time she has moved on to working at the front desk and doing tech assisting. She loves coming into work and seeing all the clients and their pets, as well as working with a great team of staff that all work together to help achieve the best care they can for our clients and their pets.

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Veterinary Technician

Erica is a Connecticut native. She has been a veterinary technician for 24 years. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in animal sciences from University of Connecticut in 1996. She lives in Killingworth with her family, three dogs, mini horse, and chickens. Erica also runs a Jazzercise program in Killingworth in her spare time.

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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!


East Shore's Veterinary Hospital
50 N. Main St
Branford, CT 06405
Mon-Fri : 8.00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday : 8:00 am - 12.00 pm
Sunday : Closed


East Shore's Animals Wellness Center
29 Boston Post road
Madison, CT 06443
Monday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday : 9.00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday : Closed
Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat-Sun : Closed
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