We are extremely proud of the dedicated team here at Northeastern Veterinary Care Center (NEVCC). Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own and will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them. Each patient is given plenty of love and attention, and we will do everything we can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.
Learning and education are very important here at NEVCC. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (860) 980-3047.
Gwendolyn O. – Veterinary Technician (LVT)
Gwendolyn is Licensed Veterinary Technician here at Northeastern Veterinary Care Center. She received her degree through SUNY Ulster and has been working with animals all her life. Originally from New York, she knew she wanted to work with animals during her early high school years. “I took a human anatomy and human biology class and realized half way through I was bored. I found myself thinking about how all of the information related to animals instead of people.” Even though we’ve only been open for a short while, she jumped at the opportunity to take in a stray kitten that was brought to us, and nurse it back to health. She just loves to help the ones who help us any way she can.
Kayla P. – Veterinary Technician
Kayla has been working in the field of Veterinary Medicine since 2008. Kayla actually worked alongside Dr. Beal a few years back at a previous practice, where she admired Dr. Beal’s compassion and competence when dealing with complex diagnoses of patients. She since moved west and lived in California working as a Veterinary Technician. She then moved to Oregon where she worked on a very large working cattle ranch as a cowgirl training young colts. After several years on the west coast, Kayla chose to return home to Connecticut and saw there was an opening at NEVCC! She was ecstatic to use her exceptional nursing skills and to be able to work again with Dr. Beal and her superb team.
Kayla has been a lifelong avid equestrian and is a dog mom to two adorable Shepard/Husky mixes Boston and Molle and now resides in Mystic, CT.
Julie D. – Receptionist
Julie gained a passion for animals by growing up with an array of pets. Deciding to pursue the animal care field, she attended the University of Rhode Island and graduated with a BS in marine biology. Throughout college she volunteered at Mystic Aquarium and was hired as a sea lion trainer after graduating. For 10 years Julie cared for and trained California sea lions while performing in daily educational shows. She is now happily at NEVCC where she’s excited to gain exposure in the veterinary field. Julie is inspired by the connection that can be made between humans and animals and loves seeing the bond between owners and their beloved fur babies. She resides in Coventry, RI with her husband, Jamie, and their crew of cats: Lucy, Noah, and Puff.
Jess A. – Receptionist
Jess joined the practice in December 2019 and is originally from Northern England. Her background is in Education and she spent many years travelling the globe that lead to an opportunity working as an English Teacher in the UAE. She holds graduate degrees in English Studies and Foreign Language Teaching, as well as certification in Business Administration. Jess had horses and dogs growing up and is enjoying combining her lifelong love of animals with a new opportunity in veterinary care at NEVCC. She resides in Mystic with her husband and mischievous golden doodle Mickey.
Abby I. – Exam Room Assistant
Abby is currently enrolled in MxCC’s Veterinary Technology program with an anticipated graduation date of 2020, after which she will become a certified Veterinary Technician. She has always had a passion for animals and science, and thus, she decided to pursue a career path that fused both. She has one sassy, 15-year-old cat named Ginger, whom she’s had since a wee kitten. She also previously had a cat named Beans, who, unfortunately, at the young age of 18 months, succumbed to a liver disease and joined kitty heaven. This further fueled her desire to pursue the veterinary field and aid animals any way she can!
Brooke W. – Exam Room Assistant
Brooke graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Endicott College in Massachusetts. While her original goal was to go into the field of human medicine, her heart kept bringing her back to animals. After completing three internships in different human health fields, she still felt like something was missing. She decided to apply for an internship at an animal hospital and immediately fell in love with the field of veterinary medicine. Brooke is now applying to veterinary school and hopes to have a career as a small animal veterinarian in the future. In her free time, you can find her running, hiking, and skiing, or just hanging out with her dogs: Lola, Zoe and Daisy, and her rabbit Leo.
Clayton Beal – Hospital Administrator
Clayton heads up our support staff and handles the business administration necessary to keep us up and running and serving our clients. He is a retired U.S. Coast Guard officer. He holds graduate degrees in both Education & Training and Business Administration. Married to our Medical Director, Dr. Beal, Clayton is a co-owner of the clinic. Together they share a home in North Stonington with their fur kids Dobby, Rosie, Holstein and Puck.