Welcome to Veterinary Wellness Center of New Haven

Your Veterinarian in New Haven,CT

Email - info@nhwellpetvet.com

Phone - (203)-867-5181

Welcome to the Veterinary Wellness Center of New Haven, CT. We are an animal care facility located at 686 State St (in the Granite Square building). We provide comprehensive healthcare services to pets in New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, East Haven, North Haven and the surrounding areas. We are happy to bring friendly, informative, and supportive services to you and your pets. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services.  

Our veterinary hospital is well equipped with advanced equipment and technologies to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. Our facility has the equipment to provide comprehensive in house testing for accurate diagnosis as well as a reliable reference lab. We offer an in-house pharmacy and have direct access to 24 hour care and specialists at our Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine located at 4 Devine Street in North Haven, CT. We have convenient parking in front on the street as well as designated parking spots to the right immediately upon entering the parking garage.

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At the Veterinary Wellness Center we are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the care your pet needs at every stage of life. We are there for the life of your pet!

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, email us at info@nhwellpetvet.com or call (203) 867-5181 and we'll be happy to talk to you. We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for New Haven area pet owners.

We offer drop off exams for the owner with a very busy schedule. At the Veterinary Wellness Center of New Haven, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Please contact the Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine at (203) 865-0878 or visit centralpetvet.com for an Emergency after hours.

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Meet The Team

Learn Who We Are

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    - Rosie Vega
    Veterinary Technician

    Rosie’s first job with animals was at a dog bakery! After graduating college, she took an unexpected turn and began working in a grooming salon as a dog bather and eventually taking a job as a dog trainer. Rosie’s life took her away from a career with animals, but she found herself missing something. An opportunity in the veterinary field opened up and she quickly found out that is where she was meant to be. When Rosie isn't spending time with your furry friends, she is with her two chihuahuas, TL and Nibs. Rosie also loves knitting, watching Supernatural, the fall, and all things spooky.

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    - Kaitlyn Robinson
    Veterinary Technician

    Kaitlyn has loved animals from a very young age. She grew up with a dream to one day become a veterinarian, and spent her younger years working with and riding horses. Life took her on a different path however, where she earned a degree in anthropology, and later a degree in education. After a few years as a science teacher, she decided to pursue her true passion in life by joining the veterinary field. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys hiking and nature, gaming, and making art. She also loves spending time at home with her partner Aaron, their 3 cats, Sushi, Luna, and Kaiya, their dog Midna, and their leopard gecko Mister.

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    - Valerie Corso
    Veterinary Technician

    Valerie has been an animal advocate all her life. She began her career with animals in 2014. She started as an animal caretaker for numerous types of critters, including dogs, cats, birds, small animals, fish, reptiles, and even insects! She also has a lot of experience with native Connecticut wildlife for rehabilitation purposes under the supervision of license rehabilitators! She joined our Veterinary Wellness Center team in 2021. At home, Valerie has 3 dogs, Ziggy, Baby Bear, and Benji. She also has numerous feline friends, hamsters, a tortoise, and a bird named Sinatra!

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    - Milan Emery
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Milan has been working with animals since 2018. She has always been a welcoming face for clients as a Veterinary Receptionist. Milan moved to Atlanta, Georgia briefly, but decided to return to New England life, she missed it! Milan joined the Veterinary Wellness Center team in 2021. Outside of work, she owns a Golden Retriever named Piper, who she adores. For fun, Milan loves to read, spend time with her family, and catch up on her favorite television shows!

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    - Mickey Syrotiak
    Practice Manager

    Mickey began working with animals in 2016 as a multi-species animal care attendant with a special interest in avians and avian training. Since then, he has been working in the veterinary field as a Technician, Client Service Representative, and Manager. He joined the Veterinary Wellness team in 2020. Outside of work, he enjoys living with 5 dogs, Anakin, Achilles, Xena, Bella, and Azula, and a cat named Trout. He also enjoys reading, collecting, gaming, and exploring nature. Mickey is a Certified Veterinary Business Leader, Fear Free Certified, and Certified in Feline/Canine CPR and First Aid. 

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    - Marina Salicki
    Client Services Supervisor

    Marina has been working with animals since she was 16 years old. She started out as a Kennel Attendant, mainly taking care of young puppies and kittens. Since then, she has expanded her knowledge and experience with animals, and has a special interest in reptiles. Outside of work, Marina enjoys exploring New England’s landscape and has an affinity for horticulture. She has a snake named Sanjay, a rabbit named Rhubarb, and a Keeshond named Amira. She also has a host of insects and aquatic creatures that she loves to take care of.

  • Dr. Crocker
    - Dr. Christine Crocker
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Crocker received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University in 1997. She had been a clinician at the New Haven Central Hospital since 2006, and then joined the Veterinary Wellness Center team when we opened in June 2012. 

    Dr. Crocker has 3 dogs. Eve is a silky terrier, Jane is a miniature American Shepard, and Sally is a Border Collie. She also has a cat named Emelyn.

    Dr. Crocker's hobbies include a multitude of dog sports. Eve competes in agility and barn hunting, as well as lure coursing and is a TDI registered therapy dog. Jane has just started her agility career, herding, and passed her canine good citizen courses as well as her novice trick dog tests. Sally is getting involved too, and is proving to be a natural!

  • Lynn Acquarulo
    - Lynn Acquarulo
    Accounts Payable Manager

    Lynn worked as a receptionist at Central Hospital while she was in high school and while pursuing a degree in Biology from Southern Connecticut State University. She assisted with our bookkeeping and office management for several years before leaving to raise a family. Lynn returned full-time to Central in 2007 as our accounts payable manager and is very active in the overall management of our practice. Lynn came to work with the Wellness Center as well as Central when we opened in 2013 and has been a life saver for us.

  • Mary Ann Bates
    - Mary Ann Bates
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Mary Ann started her career in the veterinary field in 1989 as a kennel attendant at New Haven Central Hospital. Through the years, she has assisted veterinarians during exams, surgeries, and is always a friendly face ready to greet clients and patients as they arrive. Mary Ann currently lives in Branford with her son Tyler and daughter Beth. They share their home with their dog, Jay Jay and their new kitten, Kitton. In her free time, she enjoys crafts and scrapbooking.

  • Christy Lucas
    - Christy Lucas, BS, CVT
    Veterinary Technician Supervisor

    Christy began working with animals in 2008, first as a kennel attendant, then training as a technician assisting the veterinarians in exams, surgeries, and providing client education. She completed an Animal Care Internship at the Beardsley Zoo in 2010 and graduated from the University of New haven with a Bachelor's degree in Biology in 2013. Later that year, Christy joined us here at the Wellness Center.

    Christy lives in West Haven with her husband, Anthony, their son Anthony, and their German Shepherd/ Rottweiler mix, Grizzly. She also has an older cat named Tiger who lives with her parents. Christy has a life long love of combat sports and has practiced them for over twelve years. In 2022, Christy received her Certified Veterinary Technician license. 

  • Lisa
    - Dr. Lisa Mackay
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Lisa grew up in Prince Edward Island, Canada where she obtained her Biology degree before attending veterinary school at the Atlantic Veterinary College. After graduation, she moved with her husband and small son to Connecticut. She has worked at the New Haven Central Hospital for 11 years and now also with the Veterinary Wellness Center. She is a member or the AVMA, CVMA, and is accredited in the state of CT.

    She has 4 children; Isaac, Elly, Aiden, and Claire. She has two dogs, Fisher and Jesse, and two cats, Jack and Eeyore. 

    She divides her spare time between her kid's busy schedules and tries to fit in time to see her friends, play tennis, and do some traveling as well.

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    - Dr. Morgan MacKay
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Morgan grew up in Prince Edward Island, Canada and received his BSc and DVM degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College. He worked for a mixed animal practice for 4 years caring for dog and cats as well as farm animals. Four years of delivering calves and fouls in the cold Canadian winter was rewarding but he decided to move to the US with his family to do strictly small animals in 2000. He works with the New Haven Central Hospital as well as the Veterinary Wellness Center doing both surgical and medical duties.

    When not doing veterinary work, Dr. Morgan loves to spend time with his kids and participating in all of their activities. He enjoys many outdoor activities where he can involve his dogs, Fisher and Jesse.

  • Linda
    Linda Cho
    Veterinary Assistant

    Linda started working with animals as a kennel attendant while going to school at the University of Connecticut, and then switching to Middlesex Community College to get a certificate in Veterinary Assisting. She has and always will have a passion for working and helping animals, even though she is back in school for a different degree. Linda currently has 3 dogs and 3 cats that she calls her own. In her spare time, she loves reading and watching her dogs romp around outside on a nice day!

  • Jackie
    Jackie Rodriguez
    Veterinary Technician

    Jackie has been in the veterinary field since 2013. She loves the fast-paced environment of being a technician and the variety of tasks that must be performed with each patient. She enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of not only the animals but their owners. Outside of work, Jackie enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her three dogs named Zeus, Ellie and Cookie.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • We have been using VWCNH for decades with all our pets. Always very loving to both pets and owners. We feel welcome and well cared for. Our current dog LOVES to go there! No joke!

    - Nathan B. / Google
  • The entire team is always great when we go in! They go above and beyond for my dog even calling to check up on her a few days later which we are so grateful for!

    - Karol L. / Google
  • Attentive and caring professionals. Everything went great! It was a specially nice touch that the medicine that I got for my dog came pre-loaded in several syringes with the exact amount. The technician took her time to load the syringes for me. It's these little details that really makes a difference for me.

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  • The staff was very kind and my dog's visit was pleasent. Dr. Crocker was patient and kind as she answered all of my questions. Additionally, she shared valuable information with me as a fisrt time pet owner. I am looking forward to the continued care and relationship with Veterinary Wellness Center.

    - Rosalind G. / Google
  • Love all 3 vets! Stephanie, Cristy and Taylor are great techs too. Everyone is very in tune with how to help my reactive dog have the best experience! We have been going to this practice for over 15 years.

    - Sandy House / Facebook
  • They go above and beyond what could be asked for, never letting me leave with questions and super compassionate in all scenarios! Very grateful to have them take care of my furry family members!

    - BrandeeLynn Huston / Facebook
  • This is the best place to bring your pets. They are so thorough and truly care about your animal.

    - Kristy Lynn / Facebook

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday

8:30am

6:00pm

Tuesday

8:30am

6:00pm

Wednesday

8:30am

6:00pm

Thursday

8:30am

6:00pm

Friday

8:30am

6:00pm

Saturday

8:30am

2:00pm

Sunday

Closed

Closed

Monday
8:30am 6:00pm
Tuesday
8:30am 6:00pm
Wednesday
8:30am 6:00pm
Thursday
8:30am 6:00pm
Friday
8:30am 6:00pm
Saturday
8:30am 2:00pm
Sunday
Closed Closed

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