Meet our Staff

Meet our Staff

Meet our Staff

Meet our Staff

Meet our Staff

VETERINARY TECHNICIANS:

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Nicole Blazek, C.V.T. 

Nicole Blazek, C.V.T.

Nicole has been working in the veterinary industry for over twenty-five years and is certified in the state of Connecticut. We are lucky to have her and all her years of experience to add exceptional care. Currently, Nicole shares her home with her two rescue pets Gucci and Brittany. When Nicole isn't at Broad River Animal Hospital she enjoys cooking, kayaking, traveling, and going to the beach.

Michelle “Rita” Margarita

Michelle “Rita” Margarita, Inventory Manager/Technician

We are fortunate to have Michelle on our team since 2009. Rita is a dedicated pet advocate who goes above and beyond for all fur babies! She has an extensive background in animal rescue. When she’s not at Broad River she spends her time relaxing, hanging with her newest rescue dog "Snooks", enjoying the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.

Maria Cermola

Maria Cermola, CVT

Maria like many of us has a lifelong love of being with animals and always dreamed of pursuing her career in the veterinary field. She enjoys the hands-on daily support of being a veterinary technician. It’s always a pleasure to have her with us on our busiest days. When she’s outside of Broad River she enjoys working in her yard and is converting it into a “mini-farm” atmosphere to house both chicken and goats. She has two dogs, two cats, and several thousands of Honey Bees!

Johan Buckner

Johan Buckner, Technician

Johan has been working at Broad River Animal Hospital for several years and recently was promoted to a technician. He is currently attending Penn Foster to become certified. We love his corky sense of humor that he brings to work with him daily and not to mention he’s BRAH’s own dog whisperer. When he’s not at Broad River he enjoys spending time with his two kids, coaching them in sports, cooking, and exercising.

CLIENT CARE COORDINATORS:

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Monica Wilson

Monica Wilson, Office Manager

Monica has been working with Broad River Animal Hospital since 2004. She’s always had a passion for animals and a genuine caring attitude for the staff. We can count on her warm, welcoming smile and personable touch. Monica feels fortunate for her ability to grow and build great relationships with so many clients and furry friends over the years. When she’s not at Broad River she’s enjoying her free time with her three young children and the rest of her family.

Ashliann Kattler

Ashliann Kattler, Front Desk Supervisor

Ashliann has been working with animals since her first job as a dog washer at age 15. She has 3 cats, "Nimbus", "Stratus", and "Titan" and a Pitbull named "Bernie". Ashliann truly loves what she does for work. She feels she is able to help the owners understand the importance of veterinary medicine while having the luxury of loving each of their pets. In her spare time she enjoys, cooking, continuing education, motorcycle rides with her fiancé, spending time in nature, and most of all, family time.

Michele Mason

Michele Mason, Client Care Coordinator

Michele has been working in the veterinary industry for over thirty years. She's always had compassion towards animals and has given her support to pet parents in need over the years. We know Michele always has the animal's best interest at heart. When she's not at Broad River Animal Hospital she enjoys time with her two dachshunds Oscar and Logan and time with her son.

Susan Krasnoger

Susan Krasnoger, Client Care Coordinator and Administrative Support

Sue has been working at Broad River Animal Hospital for several years. She’s always been passionate about animals and animal care. Sue has been an asset to us! You can find her at the front desk or assisting in appointments and on some days in the office. Currently, she has a mixed wire-y breed named "Zoey" and a cat named "Ring Ding" at home. She also spends time creating crocheted cat toys that are often available for sale at the front desk. Proceeds are given to “Animal Nation” a local rescue/rehabilitation non-profit group.

Cory McDonald

Cory McDonald, Client Care Coordinator

is one of our newest additions to the Broad River Animal Hospital team. Cory has already shown us his loving dedicated personality towards animal health care. He has worked in pet care since 2013 and has a cat named "Ollie" and his Shih Tzu "Bailey". Cory is currently studying to be a clinical psychologist to help people in need.

VETERINARY SUPPORT:

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Victor Flores

Victor Flores, Veterinary Assistant

Victor has been working in the veterinary field for the past twenty years. He offers his bright personality and helping hand to all that enter our hospital. Our team wouldn’t be the same without him! When he’s not working at Broad River he enjoys time with his three children and his two cats.

Tori Ruocco

Tori Ruocco, Veterinary Assistant

has been with us for a year now and we are very lucky to have her with us! Tori has a huge loving personality and doesn't mind getting her hands dirty. Tori has been caring for animals her entire life. She has a Shepard mix named "Lila" and a Flemish giant rabbit named "Bo Bunny". When she's not at Broad River she's volunteering at a local rabbit rescue or horseback riding.

Jackie Itkin, Assistant

Jackie is relatively new to the veterinary field but has been passionate about animal welfare her entire life. We are happy to have her with us as we help her hone her skills, as well as develop new ones. Jackie has 3 pets at home, a cat named Pepito, and a turtle named Sylvia, and a ball python snake named Peaches.

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