Our compassionate, competent, knowledgeable staff is dedicated to the belief that educating our clients builds trust and understanding, helping to make each visit enjoyable and beneficial to both you and your pets. We hope that your experience with us will make you and your pet feel like part our extended Valley Veterinary Hospital family.
Dr. Kristie Anderson and Dr. Emily Andersen
The Valley family (missing Kate).
Dr. Emily Dae Andersen
Dr. Emily Dae Andersen is a graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Originally from Bethel, Connecticut where she attended Bethel Public Schools, Dr. Emily completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of Vermont.
Dr. Emily, a certified veterinary acupuncturist (CVA) and certified veterinary food therapist (CVFT), completed acupuncture and Chinese food therapy training at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She is currently continuing her studies of Chinese herbal medicine.
Dr. Emily is also passionate about behavioral medicine and enjoys applying an integrative approach to the prevention and treatment of behavioral pathologies. She is Fear Free certified and is committed to ensuring her patients are calm and happy at their veterinary visits. Dr. Emily is an advocate of One Health, incorporating environmental sciences, veterinary medicine, human medicine, and other disciplines into conversation toward a holistic approach to world health. She has had the great fortune to apply these strategies to projects both stateside and abroad. With a proficiency in the Spanish language, Dr. Emily offers veterinary services to a wider population. Dr. Emily has been able to extend this passion for international medicine by receiving USDA accreditation to complete international health certificates.
Dr. Emily lives in Bethel where she shares a beautiful property in the woods with a small zoo of rescued animals including six cats, a sugar glider, many chickens, and a deaf German shepherd. She can often be found hiking, gardening, cooking, performing crafts and art, and playing music.
Dr. Kristin (Kristie) E. Anderson
VeterinarianDr. Kristin (Kristie) E. Anderson is a native of Bridgewater, Connecticut, where she attended Region 12 public schools. She has an undergraduate degree in biology from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and worked extensively in a research laboratory on campus where she studied snake and lizard placentation and embryology. For veterinary school, Dr. Kristie attended the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York, graduating in December 2018.
Dr. Kristie has a strong interest in integrative medicine, and hopes to become certified in chiropractic, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine in the near future. Additionally, Dr. Kristie is extremely passionate about anesthesia and pain management, and has further professional interests in the areas of internal medicine, canine sports medicine and rehabilitation, and canine reproduction. Dr. Kristie also has extensive large animal experience and hopes to one day be able to expand the practice’s integrative medicine services to include large animals.
Dr. Kristie lives in Bridgewater with her three golden retrievers, Rory, Annie, and Brooke (who was bred by Dr. Kristie), and her corn snake, Elvis. Dr. Kristie is a former high level competitive swimmer and enjoys swimming, competing in agility and dock diving with her dogs, and hiking, photographing, and spending time with her dogs.
TechnicianBeccah is a veterinary technician, student, and fur mom. She loves coming to work every day to do what she is passionate about: caring for animals. During her off time, she enjoys hobbies such as camping, hiking, and most outdoor activities.
Technician/ReceptionistKate works as a receptionist while training as a vet assistant/technician. She was drawn to Valley Vet for their holistic approach to veterinary care. In her spare time, she’s usually found cooking, crafting or fixing a vehicle. She lives in New Fairfield with her lab mix, Jack and pug, Jiggles.
TechnicianKayla is a vet tech who is currently enrolled at Penn Foster to earn her veterinary technician certification. She has a Pekingese, Maddox, who loves to join her on long hikes in the Litchfield hills. Kayla also enjoys running, writing and reading, and cooking.
TechnicianKelsey has been at Valley Veterinary Hospital for two years and previously worked at the local animal shelter. At home, she and her husband have two dogs, a cat, and recently had a son.
TechnicianPhoto and bio coming soon!
ReceptionistCarol lives on Candlewood Lake with her husband, Greg, and her rescue dog Annie.
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