By Your Side

We live and breathe veterinary medicine. Because your pet is our passion.

David Coley

DVM

“Bio coming soon!”

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Edward Grace

DVM

“Dr. Grace is a 1983 graduate of UConn (B.S. Pathobiology, Magna Cum Laude, Degree with Distinction) and a 1988 graduate of Purdue University (D.V.M.). Dr. Grace has been a veterinarian at B.V.H. since 1994. For many years he was “

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Nicole Kovacs

DVM

“Native to New Jersey, Dr. Kovacs received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Ursinus College (PA) in 2014 and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) in 2019.”

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Brad Pikas

DVM

“Dr. Pikas joined our staff in June 2005. He completed his undergraduate work in 1996 at Washington University in St. Louis, focusing on Environmental Sciences. He attained his D.V.M. from the University of Illinois in 2003 and continued with an internship in 2004”

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Lynne Zelinsky

DVM

“Growing up in Manchester, CT and attending Glastonbury High School, Dr. Zelinsky was provided a unique opportunity to take veterinary and animal science classes through her high school’s Vocational Agriculture Program.”

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Carol C.

CS Manager & HR Supervisor

“Carol has been with us since February 1986. She possesses a B.S. in Renewable Natural Resources, and she came to our practice as a veterinary technician because she had previous experience in the field. Over the years,”

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Karen A.

Supervisor

“Karen Aafedt is a technician who came to BVH in 1995 with ten years of experience in the veterinary field and has worked in almost every area of the hospital. She has a degree in criminal justice but decided to continue her love of veterinary medicine.”

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Shannon A.

Supervisor

“As one of our outpatient supervisors, Shannon can be found tackling a variety of tasks on any given day. Before joining the BVH team in 2004, Shannon was a veterinary technician in California for three years and spent four years as a marine mammal trainer in Hawaii.”

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Mike K.

Supervisor & HR

“Bio coming soon!”

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Alyson Bishop

DVM

“Dr. Bishop started with us in 2006 as a technician while obtaining her undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.”

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Joanna L. FitzGerald

DVM

Dr. FitzGerald received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2009.

Kim Griswold

DVM

“Dr. Griswold joined us as a technician in 1996 while attending Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine to begin a second career as a veterinarian after working for IBM for 16 years. She completed her undergraduate requirements at UConn, graduated from Tufts in 1999,”

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Lindsey Mahoney

DVM

“Dr. Mahoney received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in the spring of 2019. Dr. Krupa is originally from Connecticut, growing up in Middletown and Old Saybrook.”

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Cassandra Oswald

DVM

“Bio coming soon!”

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William Pomper

DVM

“Dr. Pomper grew up in Brooklyn, NY, with a plethora of animals ranging from mice and birds, to fish and turtles, and owning his first dog at the age of 11. As a teenager, Dr. Pomper raised poultry and swine for his uncles at their family-owned restaurant.”

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Joan L.

Hospital Manager

“Joan started her career with Bolton Veterinary Hospital in December 1984. In over twenty-five years, Joan has worked in almost every area of the hospital and she is now our Hospital Manager. Joan says it feels like she and BVH have grown up together and that it is a place of great integrity.”

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Carol F.

Supervisor

“Carol graduated from Becker College with an A.S. in Animal Science in 1986, and later received an A.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from Manchester Community College. She then sent out resumes to various hospitals listed in the phone book.”

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Kristy D., CVT

Supervisor

“Kristy joined our team in May, 1996, and is one of our inpatient supervisors. What she enjoys the most about BVH is “the teamwork and dedication of the doctors and staff. Everyone is committed to doing the best for our patients. The doctors are patient,”

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Paul Badeau

DVM

“Dr. Badeau started volunteering for our clinic when he was only 14 years old. He began working as a technician in April 1997 and continued working here as he attended the University of Connecticut where he received his undergraduate degree in Pathobiology in 2003.”

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Michelle Forella

DVM

Dr. Forella has been with the team at Bolton Veterinary Hospital since the spring of 2017. From a young age, Dr. Forella always knew she wanted to work with animals, but hoped to do so in a way that would help others;

 

Shonna Kalos

DVM

“Dr. Kalos is another of our veterinarians who “grew up” at Bolton Vet. She started in our job shadow program as a high school student, and worked her way up from kennel assistant to veterinary technician while graduating from UCONN in 1999 with a B.S. in Animal Science.”

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Elizabeth LaVallee

DVM

“Dr. LaVallee is a Connecticut native growing up in the small town of Somers. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2020. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 2014”

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Tanya Perry

DVM

“Dr. Perry began working with animals at the young age of 14. Starting out working at farms, shelters and veterinary hospitals in Nova Scotia, Canada where she grew up, Dr. Perry went on to earn her Bachelor of Science from the University of Prince Edward Island.”

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Casey Simchik

DVM

“Dr. Simchik graduated from Alfred University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2020. Dr. Simchik is originally from a small town in central New York near Syracuse,”

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Colleen Kellogg

DVM

“Dr. Kellogg is a graduate of Glasgow University School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to obtaining her veterinary degree she received a BS in animal science from the University of Connecticut. After graduating from the University of Glasgow,”

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Lisa C., CVT

Supervisor & Lab Coordinator

“Lisa attended both Becker College and UCONN. She has been with us since June, 1988. She supervises our lab and outpatient staff. She has many human and pet members in her family. Her pets include a beagle (Daisy), a dachshund mix (Lily),”

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Erin J., CVT

Supervisor

“Erin has been a member of the BVH team ever since she graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2000 with a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science. Growing up with pets and riding horses, Erin has always had a love for animals and an interest in veterinary medicine.”

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Paige Boivin

DVM

“Dr. Boivin graduated with a Bachelors of Biology and Chemistry from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL where she was also a collegiate athlete and played volleyball.”

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Sonja Kos

DVM

“Born and raised in western Connecticut, Dr. Kos grew up surrounded by multiple cats and her grandparents’ dogs. Her passion for veterinary medicine stems from her interest in difficult science, creative thinking and, of course, her love of animals.”

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Ashleigh Kopec

DVM

“As one of our overnight emergency doctors, Dr. Kopec can be found treating a variety of cases and performing any given surgery at all hours of the night. After she graduated with her DVM from Tuft’s University in 2005, she made her way to Bolton Vet to begin her career.”

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Kenneth Malm

DVM

“Dr. Malm is known for his excellent skills in soft tissue surgery in addition to his work in companion animal medicine. He also has a long history of providing medical care for dairy cows, goats and sheep. After spending his childhood outside of Boston,”

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Michelle Pesce

DVM, CVA

“Dr. Pesce received her bachelor’s degree at Stony Brook University in Neurobiology & Physiology in 2008, then went on to vet school at Cornell University, graduating in 2012.”

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Katy Zyra

VMD

“Dr. Zyra has been a member of BVH since 1998. In addition to seeing dogs and cats, she can often be found treating a variety of animals ranging from rabbits and guinea pigs to lizards and chickens.”

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Matt M.

Hospital Manager

“As a second generation hospital employee, Matt has literally grown up at BVH. Prior to becoming Hospital Manager, Matt has spent 20 years working at and managing the Pet’s Store Next Door, as well as managing IT for the hospital.”

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Lori P.

Supervisor

“Lori joined us in August 1991 because, as she says, “all the best pets come here.” She came to us with a B.A. from UCONN and three years experience as a technician at a one-doctor practice. Lori now works as one of our supervisors and, along with Carol F.,”

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Micki S.

Supervisor

“Bio coming soon!”

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Slide In Remembrance of our Founders April 7th, 1953

Dr. Allan A. Leventhal 

DVM, Founder

“Founder of Bolton Veterinary Hospital, Allan was an Army Air Corps P-47 “Thunderbolt” fighter-bomber pilot in World War II, having flown 113 combat missions in France, Italy and Germany from August 17, 1944 to V-E Day.”

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Dr. Michael Tulman

DVM

“Mike Tulman was born in Hartford, December 4, 1945.  While raised in the North End of Hartford, Michael summered in Clinton, where he grew to love the sun and ocean – waterskiing, boating, and sailing.”

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By Your Side

We live and breathe veterinary medicine. Your pet is our passion.

Paul Badeau

DVM

“Dr. Badeau started volunteering for our clinic when he was only 14 years old. He began working as a technician in April 1997 and continued working here as he attended the University of Connecticut where he received his undergraduate degree in Pathobiology in 2003.”

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Alyson Bishop

DVM

“Dr. Bishop started with us in 2006 as a technician while obtaining her undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.”

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Paige Boivin

DVM

“Dr. Boivin graduated with a Bachelors of Biology and Chemistry from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL where she was also a collegiate athlete and played volleyball.”

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David Coley

DVM

“Bio coming soon!”

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Edward Grace

DVM

“Dr. Grace is a 1983 graduate of UConn (B.S. Pathobiology, Magna Cum Laude, Degree with Distinction) and a 1988 graduate of Purdue University (D.V.M.). Dr. Grace has been a veterinarian at B.V.H. since 1994.”

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Nicole Kovacs

DVM

“Native to New Jersey, Dr. Kovacs received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Ursinus College (PA) in 2014 and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) in 2019.”

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Brad Pikas

DVM

“Dr. Pikas joined our staff in June 2005. He completed his undergraduate work in 1996 at Washington University in St. Louis, focusing on Environmental Sciences. He attained his D.V.M. from the University of Illinois in 2003 and continued with an internship in 2004”

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Lynne Zelinsky

DVM

“Growing up in Manchester, CT and attending Glastonbury High School, Dr. Zelinsky was provided a unique opportunity to take veterinary and animal science classes through her high school’s Vocational Agriculture Program.”

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Joanna L. FitzGerald

DVM

“Dr. FitzGerald received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2009.”

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Carol C.

CS Manager & HR Supervisor

“Carol has been with us since February 1986. She possesses a B.S. in Renewable Natural Resources, and she came to our practice as a veterinary technician because she had previous experience in the field. Over the years,”

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Kim Griswold

DVM

“Dr. Griswold joined us as a technician in 1996 while attending Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine to begin a second career as a veterinarian after working for IBM for 16 years. She completed her undergraduate requirements at UConn, graduated from Tufts in 1999,”

Read More

Lindsey Mahoney

DVM

“Dr. Mahoney received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in the spring of 2019. Dr. Krupa is originally from Connecticut, growing up in Middletown and Old Saybrook.”

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Cassandra Oswald

DVM

“Bio coming soon!”

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William Pomper

DVM

“Dr. Pomper grew up in Brooklyn, NY, with a plethora of animals ranging from mice and birds, to fish and turtles, and owning his first dog at the age of 11. As a teenager, Dr. Pomper raised poultry and swine for his uncles at their family-owned restaurant.”

Read More

Joan L.

Hospital Manager

“Joan started her career with Bolton Veterinary Hospital in December 1984. In over twenty-five years, Joan has worked in almost every area of the hospital and she is now our Hospital Manager. Joan says it feels like she and BVH have grown up together and that it is a place of great integrity.”

Read More

Carol F.

Supervisor

“Carol graduated from Becker College with an A.S. in Animal Science in 1986, and later received an A.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from Manchester Community College. She then sent out resumes to various hospitals listed in the phone book.”

Read More

Kristy D., CVT

Supervisor

“Kristy joined our team in May, 1996, and is one of our inpatient supervisors. What she enjoys the most about BVH is “the teamwork and dedication of the doctors and staff. Everyone is committed to doing the best for our patients. The doctors are patient,”

Read More

Karen A.

Supervisor

“Karen is a technician who came to BVH eight years ago with ten years of experience in the veterinary field. She has a special interest in emergency medicine and surgery but can also be found assisting in bookkeeping. Some of her outside interests include traveling,”

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Michelle Forella

DVM

“Dr. Forella has been with the team at Bolton Veterinary Hospital since the spring of 2017. From a young age, Dr. Forella always knew she wanted to work with animals, but hoped to do so in a way that would help others; becoming a veterinarian was the perfect blend of both passions.”

Read More

Shonna Kalos

DVM

“Dr. Kalos is another of our veterinarians who “grew up” at Bolton Vet. She started in our job shadow program as a high school student, and worked her way up from kennel assistant to veterinary technician while graduating from UCONN in 1999 with a B.S. in Animal Science.”

Read More

Elizabeth LaVallee

DVM

“Dr. LaVallee is a Connecticut native growing up in the small town of Somers. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2020. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 2014”

Read More

Tanya Perry

DVM

“Dr. Perry began working with animals at the young age of 14. Starting out working at farms, shelters and veterinary hospitals in Nova Scotia, Canada where she grew up,”

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Casey Simchik

DVM

“Dr. Simchik graduated from Alfred University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2020. Dr. Simchik is originally from a small town in central New York near Syracuse,”

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Colleen Kellogg

DVM

“Dr. Kellogg is a graduate of Glasgow University School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to obtaining her veterinary degree she received a BS in animal science from the University of Connecticut. After graduating from the University of Glasgow,”

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Lisa C., CVT

Supervisor & Lab Coordinator

“Lisa attended both Becker College and UCONN. She has been with us since June, 1988. She supervises our lab and outpatient staff. She has many human and pet members in her family. Her pets include a beagle (Daisy), a dachshund mix (Lily),”

Read More

Micki S.

Supervisor

“Bio coming soon!”

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Mike K.

Supervisor & HR

“Bio coming soon!”

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Sonja Kos

DVM

“Born and raised in western Connecticut, Dr. Kos grew up surrounded by multiple cats and her grandparents’ dogs. Her passion for veterinary medicine stems from her interest in difficult science, creative thinking and, of course, her love of animals.”

Read More

Ashleigh Kopec

DVM

“As one of our overnight emergency doctors, Dr. Kopec can be found treating a variety of cases and performing any given surgery at all hours of the night. After she graduated with her DVM from Tuft’s University in 2005, she made her way to Bolton Vet to begin her career.”

Read More

Kenneth Malm

DVM

“Dr. Malm is known for his excellent skills in soft tissue surgery in addition to his work in companion animal medicine. He also has a long history of providing medical care for dairy cows, goats and sheep. After spending his childhood outside of Boston,”

Read More

Michelle Pesce

DVM, CVA

“Dr. Pesce received her bachelor’s degree at Stony Brook University in Neurobiology & Physiology in 2008, then went on to vet school at Cornell University, graduating in 2012.”

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Katy Zyra

VMD

“Dr. Zyra has been a member of BVH since 1998. In addition to seeing dogs and cats, she can often be found treating a variety of animals ranging from rabbits and guinea pigs to lizards and chickens. Dr. Zyra completed her undergraduate studies at Bennington College and from there,”

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Matt M.

Hospital Manager

“As a second generation hospital employee, Matt has literally grown up at BVH. Prior to becoming Hospital Manager, Matt has spent 20 years working at and managing the Pet’s Store Next Door, as well as managing IT for the hospital.”

Read More

Lori P.

Supervisor

“Lori joined us in August 1991 because, as she says, “all the best pets come here.” She came to us with a B.A. from UCONN and three years experience as a technician at a one-doctor practice. Lori now works as one of our supervisors and, along with Carol F.,”

Read More

Erin J., CVT

Supervisor

“Erin has been a member of the BVH team ever since she graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2000 with a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science. Growing up with pets and riding horses, Erin has always had a love for animals and an interest in veterinary medicine.”

Read More

Shannon A.

Supervisor

“As one of our outpatient supervisors, Shannon can be found tackling a variety of tasks on any given day. Before joining the BVH team in 2004, Shannon was a veterinary technician in California for three years and spent four years as a marine mammal trainer in Hawaii.”

Read More

Slide In Remembrance of our Founders April 7th, 1953

Dr. Allan A. Leventhal 

DVM, Founder

“Founder of Bolton Veterinary Hospital, Allan was an Army Air Corps P-47 “Thunderbolt” fighter-bomber pilot in World War II, having flown 113 combat missions in France, Italy and Germany from August 17, 1944 to V-E Day.”

Read More

Dr. Michael Tulman

DVM

“Mike Tulman was born in Hartford, December 4, 1945.  While raised in the North End of Hartford, Michael summered in Clinton, where he grew to love the sun and ocean – waterskiing, boating, and sailing.”

Read More