Meet Our Staff


Christine Puskaric, DVM

Christine

Christine Puskaric, DVM completed her undergraduate degree in Zoology with minors in Chemistry and English at Louisiana State University in 1995.  She then went on to graduate with distinction from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.

After veterinary school Dr. Puskaric returned to her native Connecticut and worked in small animal practice for 11 years before fulfilling her dream of opening her own veterinary hospital.  In August, 2011 Dr. Puskaric married her husband Stephen. They share their home with their dogs Bobo and Andrew; and a menagerie of rescue cats.

With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Puskaric is a professional when it comes to helping pets and owners alike...

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Karen

Karen

Karen joined the Compassionate Care staff in August 2015. She is one of the receptionists, and has previous vet experience working at an emergency/specialty hospital. She loves all things Disney related, and enjoys spending time with her 5 cats!  



Danielle

Danielle partners up with Karen at the front desk to make sure every client has a stress-free positive experience. She has been working with animals since 2005. In her free time, she likes reading and spending time with her family. She enjoys coming home to her Pit Bull mix, Diamond, whom she affectionately refers to as “Chubs”. 



Taylor

Taylor

Taylor grew up in the Naugatuck Valley, and has always had pets. It seemed all the neighborhood strays knew to come to her house. After 18 years in the floral industry, Taylor left to pursue her dream job in an animal hospital. Starting in the kennels, Taylor worked her way up to technician. She has Two cats Soupy, and Blackie. And a Ferret named Mystic. She also has two Human children, Zachary and Kaleigh. 



Amos

Amos

Amos is the resident hospital cat. His primary responsibility  is to make everyone smile.  The majority of the time you will find him snoozing at the front desk, but on occasion he does like to make intercom calls, and process credit card receipts. Amos has quite the following... young children love to rub his belly, and he has calmed many nervous owners who are waiting for test results. 


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