Heather is a certified technician that began her career in 1992 as a kennel assistant. Within two weeks of starting, she was moved into a veterinary assistant position and it was there that she found her passion and began her journey into becoming a certified veterinary technician.
Heather has been a part of the Litchfield Veterinary Hospital technical team since 2003, and earned her certification in 2006. In 2015 Heather became a co-lead technician with Mary-Ellen. She enjoys all aspects of nursing care with a particular interest in phlebotomy and intravenous catheterization. Heather states, "I love the daily challenges that veterinary medicine provides." She is a member of the Connecticut Association of Veterinary Technicians. Heather continues to further her education through educational seminars and continuing education programs. She would like to become a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
When not at work, Heather enjoys spending time outdoors camping, kayaking and hiking. She also enjoys making friends with all the wildlife critters that look forward to seeing her, as she always brings them treats!
Heather and her fiance are owned by their four legged children, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix named, "Meeko", a Golden Retriever named "KC" and three cats rescued at five days old, "Hemi-Cuda", "Viper" and "Jaguar". They all reside in Litchfield County.
Heather spends most of her "time off" training with her dogs, "Meeko" and "KC". She and "Meeko" train in Canine Nose Work (scent work). She hopes to do Search and Rescue with "Meeko". She adopted "KC" as a puppy in 2015 and is working on obedience with him.