Meet our Veterinarians

Valley Veterinary Hospital has provided the community competent veterinary services and compassionate care for over 30 years.

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We Practice Integrative, Comprehensive Medicine Tailored To The Individualized Veterinary Needs Of Your Family Member.

We try to make booking a veterinary clinic appointment as convenient as possible for you. There are several ways to easily book an appointment for your pet to be seen at our veterinary clinic:

Meet Our Skilled Veterinarians

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Dr. Magali Pesantez

Veterinarian

Originally from Ecuador, Magali moved to the United States because of her love for high-quality medicine. She spent many years working with shelter medicine and also worked in a specialty hospital, which made her knowledge for veterinary medicine wide and diverse. She is very happy to join the Valley Veterinary Hospital team and is eager to meet many new pets to help them to live their best life with good care and health. In her free time, Dr. Magali loves kayaking, and now she wants to learn paddleboarding. She can’t wait to go explore the beautiful state of Connecticut, including their little towns and antique stores.

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Dr. MacKay

Veterinarian

Dr. MacKay graduated from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) in 2011 and has gained valuable experience practicing all along the East Coast. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Conservation Medicine, focusing on elephant and rhino conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. This has allowed her to be a part of some interesting African conservation efforts. Dr. MacKay has been in the companion animal field for over 25 years. Dr. MacKay settled in Connecticut in 2015 where she lives with her husband and their many furry “children”.

Meet Our Skilled Team

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Michelle

Practice Manager

Michelle grew up in New York where she started working with animals at a cat rescue. She now lives in New Milford where she volunteers with Animal Welfare Society, acting as a foster to numerous kittens in need. She lives with her husband, three children, and three cats. Michelle enjoys doing various activities with her family, gardening, and bowling.

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Robyn

Customer Services Representative

Robyn is a lover of every type of animal. She has three cats of her own, along with some bats that hang out in her breezeway. She has worked in fundraising for special needs children and separately, at a conservation center for wolves. Robyn volunteered for an animal rescue throughout college and has joined the Valley Vet team with the biggest smile on her face.

Kim

Kim

Customer Services Representative

Kim lives in the Litchfield Hills with her Fiancé and their two cats, Presley and Paisley. She recently joined the Valley Vet Family for her love for animals. She loves going to the beach and hanging out with her family.

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Kristin

Lead Veterinary Technician

Originally from Massachusetts, Kristin obtained her undergraduate degree in Equine Science and Management from SUNY Morrisville. She lives in New Milford with her family, including 1 two-legged child and 3 four-legged children, with whom she can often be found exploring new hikes.

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Kelsey

Veterinary Technician

Kelsey has been at Valley Veterinary Hospital for five years and previously worked at the local animal shelter. At home, she and her husband have a son and recently welcomed a baby girl! Kelsey has a dog named Quill and rumors have it a pleco might join the family sooner rather than later. 
Sergio

Sergio

Surgery Technician

Sergio Lopez came to the United States in 2001 from Guatemala and began his career in the veterinary field about 18 years ago. He started working as a kennel attendant at a hospital in Stamford, CT. He went to Tufts University and Cornell University Veterinary Specialists and received Continuing Education. He has experience working with wild animals after working for 3 years at LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, CT. Sergio has been working as a Veterinary Technician for many years at Animal Medical Center in NYC and United Care in Stamford, CT. He joined Valley Veterinary Hospital in March 2020 along with other two hospitals in Connecticut as a Lead Technician.

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Autumn

Licensed Veterinary Technician

From upstate New York, Autumn graduated from SUNY Delhi in 2018 with an associate’s in veterinary science and has been working as a licensed veterinary technician ever since. She shares her home in Danbury with her two cats, Winifred and Marnie, multiple fishes, and a house full of plants. Autumn enjoys fostering cats and kittens in need of a temporary home. In her free time, she enjoys camping and hiking in the summer, and when it’s too cold, you can find her cuddled up on the couch with her cats, knitting.

Teresa

Teresa

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Hailing from IL, Teresa has chosen to make her home in the New Milford area. After obtaining both a Bachelors in Biology and an Associates in Veterinary Science, she became a fully certified Veterinary Technician in 2020. With her passion and need to help all critters furry and scaly alike, T spends most of her days on arts and crafts and can be found outdoors enjoying the beautiful nature CT has to offer! T is eager to bring her 2 dogs here to join in on all the fun very soon!

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Peter

Technician Assistant

Peter is originally from New York and has had a fondness for animals from a young age. He’s volunteered at animal shelters and previously worked as a kennel assistant. Now he’s studying at Westconn, and is pursuing an undergraduate degree in veterinary medicine with aspirations to go on to vet school. Peter has three dogs, chickens, and a new kitten. He’s eager to learn all he can from our staff as he continues his studies.

Emily

Emily

Technician Assistant

Born and raised here in New Milford, Emily has always had an interest in animals. She volunteered at the local rescue during high school and has a cat, dog and fish! Emily is eager to start her career and become a Veterinary Technician.

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Jada

Hospital Cat

Jada is 11 years young and loves: sleeping on keyboards when you’re trying to work—shedding everywhere. Drinking water straight from the sink. Yelling at you if you don’t turn on said sink fast enough. Eating all of the foods. Getting head butts and butt scratches on his own turns, and loving his humans!