Our mission at Valley Veterinary Hospital is to provide our patients and clients with the best in veterinary medical care, progressive and unique treatment options, personalized patient care, unsurpassed service, and honest, open communication.
Valley Veterinary Hospital has provided the community competent veterinary services and compassionate care for over 30 years. Backed by a strong western medicine core, we offer thorough diagnostics and treatment options. As an integrative hospital, we offer a diverse and comprehensive range of services. We are able to incorporate a variety of modalities including traditional Chinese veterinary medicine and western herbal medicine and homeopathy to provide the best individualized veterinary care for your loved one. We are a passionate team and are sincerely committed to continued learning and development so that we may continue to provide high-quality medicine.
We strive to promote the human-animal bond by improving comfortably prolonging the lives of the pets we care for.
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.
Our goal is to respond to the ever-changing health care needs of your pet and deliver quality patient care with an unmatched level of compassion. We strongly believe that health care for pets is as important as it is for people. Many services that help humans live longer, healthier lives are also available for your pet.
Dr. Dongho Seo
Growing up in the family of a traditional Chinese Medicine physician who utilized acupuncture and herbal medicines, Dr. Dongho Seo had been exposed to the power of natural healing from a young age. Dr. Seo received his veterinary license in 1995, and his master’s degree in theriogenology in 1997 from South Korea. He later went through extensive training in ultrasound, radiology and internal medicine in veterinary specialty hospitals in the United States. Dr. Seo received his U.S. veterinary license at the school of veterinary medicine of Iowa State University in 2004. He practiced in a couple of conventional veterinary hospitals in New Jersey until 2008. He met Dr. Martin Goldstein, a well-known holistic veterinarian, who became his mentor. Dr. Seo practices integrative veterinary medicine, and has treated numerous pets across the United States.
Dr. Seo also has been publishing articles in Dogs Naturally Magazine, as well as lecturing to pet owners regarding ” parasites and allergies in dogs”, “how to deal with common digestive issues in pets”, “integrative cancer therapies in pets”, “inflammatory bowel disease in pets,””natural approaches to pet allergies,” and many other important health issues.
Two things have become Dr. Seo’s passions: the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases. In order to achieve these goals, he utilizes optimal nutrition and integrative treatments, as well as all necessary western/conventional approaches. He continues to do research to find the best possible treatment modalities for each pet’s condition.
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), 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. 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 is able to offer 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 inBethel 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 is passionate about the environment and gardening and plants, cooking, crafts and art, and playing music.
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Beccah 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.
Kate 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.
Kayla 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.
Kelsey 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.
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Carol lives on Candlewood Lake with her husband, Greg, and her rescue dog Annie.
Elizabeth lives locally with her husband Austin and three dogs: Duke, a 10-year-old French Bulldog, Chip, a 6-year-old English Bulldog, and Gus, a 2-year-old English Bulldog. She loves spending time with her sister and two nieces, Kendall & Brooke. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike around Lake Waramaug and helping her husband at his local auto body shop.
To quote her: “Working with animals makes coming to work that much easier!”
Jenny came to Valley Vet in 2013. She enjoys building relationships with people and their pets. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, working out and spending time with her husband and two dogs Zoe, a Wheaton Terrier, and a mini schnauzer, Ciera.
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