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25 AprCelene

A self-described cat person from Minnesota, Celene grew up with cats and always wanted to be a writer as a kid. She eventually found a career caring for felines, which is something she says she very much enjoys.When she’s not working, Celene enjoys reading and spends a great deal of time volunteering in Bible education work....

karen

04 AprKaren, Veterinary Technician

Born in Danbury and raised in New Milford, Karen had lots of pets growing up including dogs, cats, a variety of rodents, lizards, fish and birds. She’s a natural as a veterinary assistant and earned her certification from Penn Foster. She loves meeting new clients and getting to know their pets, and as a certified phlebotomist she works hard to make blood draws as stress-free as possible for our patients.Karen shares her home with her husband Al and a sweet black pug named Zeke who loves walks. When she’s not working, Karen enjoys baking and cooking, gardening, watching Game...

Helania

04 AprHelaina, Veterinary Assistant

While she was growing up, Helaina's family had every type of pet except for rabbits—so caring for animals became a passion for her early on. After earning her vet assistant certification, this Connecticut native spent some time working in an animal shelter before coming to The Cat Clinic.Helping sick animals get better is what Helaina says she enjoys most about her job at the clinic. When she’s not doing that she likes working out and spending time with her boyfriend going on road trips, hiking, doing arts and crafts, and indulging in chocolate and cheese. She also shares her...

cailie

07 FebCailie, Veterinary Assistant

Cailie grew up in Danbury with horses, cats and dogs and from the time she was very young always wanted to work with animals. She spent some time working on horse farms and is currently attending the University of Connecticut. She enjoys assisting in surgery and hopes to eventually attend veterinary school at Texas A&M University.When she’s not working or studying, Cailie likes fishing, working on her truck and spending time with her cat. ...

Donna

07 FebDonna, Certified Vet Tech

After growing up in a house full of animals—including cats, dogs, parakeets, fish, frogs, hamsters and a snake to name a few—it was inevitable that Donna would have a career in veterinary medicine. She worked her way up in the field and passed the VTNE in 2006, and says she loves being able to help pets have better lives by educating their families about the best care.When she’s not working, this Connecticut native enjoys line dancing, reading, and cross-stitch and is a sports fan who likes watching hockey, soccer and MMA. She’s also fond of a nice massage, lasagna,...

Alicia

07 FebAlicia, Hospital Manager/Vet Tech

Born and raised in Connecticut, Alicia says she always knew she would work with animals and started training in emergency veterinary medicine at 19. She has been with The Cat Clinic since 1993, and is known as our “cat whisperer” as she utilizes Fear Free techniques to help reduce the stress of veterinary visits for felines. She says her favorite part of the job is making a difference in the lives of our patients.When she’s not busy running the clinic and helping patients, Alicia enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family—which includes her husband, two daughters,...