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Dr. Andrea Looney earned her degree from the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1989 and returned there after a short stent in private practice for an instructorship in Community Medicine and Anesthesiology. She finished a residency in Anesthesiology in 1997, and then took a position at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Angell Animal Medical Center in Bostonwhere she served on staff in general medicine, emergency, and intensive care until becoming Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Her training and interest in animal welfare, palliative care, and pain management then led her back to Cornell where she started the Pain Management and Rehabilitation Service, the outpatient palliative care branch of the Department of Clinical Sciences. It was through her experiences at MSPCA-Angell and Cornell's pain management service that she became committed to finding unique means, including financially feasible, minimally invasive, symptomatic, and non-surgical mechanisms to treat many common small and large animal diseases and problems. Her main interests lie in provision of quality of life care regardless of financial means, recognition and treatment of animal pain and suffering, spay and neuter as well as symptomatic geriatric care to reduce shelter populations, and teaching of practical anesthesia, pain management techniques. Dr. Looney has authored articles and chapters on these subjects, is boarded in Veterinary Anesthesiology and Pain Management, and is also boarded in Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and is certified in Acupuncture/Veterinary Rehabilitation. Dr. Looney regularly consults on anesthetic and pain management protocols for our highest risk patients.
Dr. Reader attended Wesleyan University for her undergraduate degree, and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in 2013. Dr. Reader spent a year in private practice before returning to Tufts in 2014 for a combined internship in Anesthesia and Emergency/Critical Care. Dr. Reader then stayed on at Tufts University to pursue a residency in Anesthesia and Pain Management, which she completed in 2018. Dr. Reader’s clinical interests include critical care anesthesia, as well as the management of perioperative pain, stress and anxiety in hospitalized patients. Dr. Reader is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, and is also certified in veterinary medical acupuncture through the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association/Curacore Integrative Medicine.[/
Brynn Harrington attended Quinnipiac University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2004. She started her career at Tufts University in the Neurology Department, and later with the Anesthesia Department for 8 years. In 2010, Brynn obtained her Veterinary Technician Specialty certification in Anesthesia and Analgesia. She is an active member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia (AVTAA), as well as, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). In 2013, Brynn left Tufts and began working at Intown Veterinary Group (IVG) in the Ophthalmology department. In 2014 she started working at Central Hospital as a Ophthalmology Technician while also using her skills in the emergency room and ICU department. In 2016 she joined the surgery department where she remains today doing anesthesia and surgical assisting. Most recently, she has helped create the newly formed Connecticut Veterinary Technician Association (CTVTA) where she sits on the board as the president of the association.
PJ, the Technician, was very polite and knowledgeable. Dr.Shakeri was very attentive and answered all of my questions. I was very pleased with her.
I am grateful to PJ and Dr. Albino (as well as office staff ) for being available to assist my Gerbil on Christmas Eve. I’m so thankful they see exotic animals!
Staff was awesome!!! Thanks PJ for answering all my questions and being super sweet!!!
Dr. Shakeri and PJ were very knowledgeable about hedgehogs and were honest and thorough about their recommendations for their care. Excellent customer service!
We saw Dr. Weston and she was AMAZING. For an emergency visit, the price was very fair and the reason I will go to Central Hospital… Dr. Weston went above and beyond with my dog and I was very happy with how things were handled.
The coordination between your staff and our vet was exceptional. We (our 8 kitties) were greeted and taken in right away. Thank you. Everyone is so caring and considerate, willing to help.
I’m thankful my vet recommended this facility and the oncology team at Central Vet Hospital. Dr. Olmsted and her team are all very helpful and supportive and patiently answer all my questions.
Vets are friendly, caring, and take time to explain everything. Overall, excellent service and I feel very fortunate to have such a good 24hr pet hospital near me in case of emergencies
We visit monthly for allergy vaccinations. Everyone is very kind to Tashi, my dog, and to me. Tashi enjoys going. We are very happy.
I have no complaints; as good an experience as possible with a seriously sick pet — traveled for the expertise of surgeon, per advice of my local vet, and received both expertise and compassion to my animal, as well considerate treatment, myself.
Thank you for being there and providing such great care and service to animals 24/7. Don’t know what we would have done without you! Thank you!
Dr. Kennedy and Dr. Smith were awesome with our pup. Honestly, everyone was. Your facility is top notch.
I came in on Christmas Day with a wounded dog. I can’t thank the staff enough! They were outstanding. Thank you for being open around the clock.
Dr. Wells was very kind and understanding. She spent the time to explain all options and made us feel like she truly cared about our cat and family as a whole.
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