RKE and abby

Richard Esherick, DVM, CMO

Dr. Esherick graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He began his career as a practitioner at a large 24 hour emergency and referral facility in Connecticut where he had extensive training and skill development in emergency medicine, surgery, and internal medicine.

Dr. Esherick has advanced his continuing education and training in the fields of: oncology, dermatology, dentistry, oral surgery, ultrasonography, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Esherick moved to the town of Burlington in 1992 and initiated his employment at the Burlington Veterinary Center in 1994 as the practice manager and associate veterinarian. He subsequently purchased the practice and, in early 2015, finished remodeling the Center into a new, fully equipped hospital. Dr. Esherick is the proud father of 2 exceptional, handsome young men, Nicholas and Benjamin, and together they are accompanied by the sweet and mischievous Abby, the dog. In his spare time Dr Esherick enjoys skiing, golf, exercising, motorcycle riding, attempting to play guitar, hiking and spending time with his boys.

Special Interest: Ultrasound

University of Maryland- B.S.

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine- D.V.M. 1989


Lisa Trevino, DVM

Dr. Trevino was born and raised in Valley Cottage, New York, a suburb of New York City. Her childhood dream was to become a Veterinarian.  Dr. Trevino attended Cornell University for both her undergraduate  and her DVM degrees. After graduating veterinary school, Lisa moved to Connecticut, beginning her career with Burlington Veterinary Center. Dr. Trevino has special interests in pain management and holistic medicine.  She has graduated from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and currently offers acupuncture here at BVC. 

During her free time Dr. Trevino likes circuit training, drawing and eating very spicy food! Dr. Trevino shares her home with her husband Mike and their two dogs Cairo & Smokey. 

Special Interest: Acupuncture

Cornell University- B.S. 2009

Cornell University Veterinary Medicine- D.V.M. 2013


Gina - Client Service Team and Management

Gina started her journey here at the Burlington Veterinary Center after moving around the United States with her husband Anthony as he pursued his career in the Air Force.  After his service they moved to Connecticut where Gina joined the Burlington Veterinary Center in June 2006 as a Client Service Representative.  Gina worked in financial management for three years before graduating from Rutgers University, in 2002, with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts.  Gina always knew her love of animals would lead her to a career in veterinary medicine. 

Gina lives with her two sons Dominick and Anthony, her husband, Anthony, their rescue dog Avery, and three cats, Nikki, Charlie, and Decker.

In her spare time she loves spending time with her family in New York, watching her sons play football and baseball, and reading.

Client Service Team

Rutgers University- B.A.



Brittney- Client Service

Brittney has always had a passion for animals, and she always had many animals growing up. 

Brittney volunteered at several rescue organizations as she grew up, and she now continues to work through Double Dog Rescue. Every time she sees one of her foster pets find a wonderful home, she can't help but smile. She is currently in a veterinary technician program, and plans to continue on to become a veterinarian.

Brittney currently shares her home with a black lab and a lab/terrier mix, 5 wonderful cats and her horse Bliss. In her spare time she likes to fish, swim, kayak, hike with her dogs, horseback ride, spend time with her family, and go to Stafford Motor Speedway!

Client Service Team

Penn Foster College- In progress


Lorrie - Veterinary Assistant

Lorrie joined the BVC in 2014. After caring for the elderly for many years, Lorrie decided to pursue her passion of working with animals. Lorrie attended the Veterinary Assistant program at Tunxis College, and has been a valued member of our BVC team since. Lorrie is now the Burlington Veterinary Center's Hospital Assistant.  

Lorrie loves to spend time with her daughter and her dog Gilly. Lorrie also added a new addition to her family, her grand puppy Micca, a black lab. Lorries loves to spend as much time outdoors as possible.

Veterinary Assistant

Tunxis Community College, Veterinary Assistant Certificate- 2012


Katelynne, B.S. - Veterinary Technician

Katelynne has been working in veterinary medicine since 2011, and joined the team at Burlington Veterinary Center in the summer of 2014. Katelynne has always had an obvious passion for animals, and has spent much of her time in the past working in many fields of animal care such as: specialty pet shops, kennels, a zoo, and a wildlife sanctuary, where she developed a deep appreciation and love for exotics and birds of prey. Katelynne is passionate about canine rescue, and currently volunteers her spare time working with shelter dogs, and advocating for adoption. She has also studied dog training extensively, and is a Professional Certified Dog Trainer through Animal Behavior College. At BVC, her skills, dedication, and expertise are offered to new pet owners by hosting BVC's puppy socialization class.

At home, Katelynne and her husband are owned by their 5 rescued animals. Chili the Pointer mix, Zaida the Pitbull mix, Gauge the Labrador mix, Scooby the White Bellied Caique parrot, and Loeki the African Grey parrot. When not at work, Katelynne enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, boating and gardening in the summer, and traveling to new destinations.  

Special Interest: Behavior

Southern Connecticut State- B.S. 2010 

BVC Puppy Class Instructor 

Certification in Professional Dog Obedience 



Ashley, B.S. - Veterinary Technician

Ashley graduated from UCONN with a bachelor's degree in animal science and began working at the Burlington Veterinary Center in 2011. She is currently attending classes at Cedar Valley College to become a certified veterinary technician. Ashley has always had a passion for animals. She grew up with dogs, cats, and horses, and has been horseback riding since she was young. Ashley currently has 2 cats named Anastacia and Tinker and would love to get a dog in the future. In her spare time, Ashley loves to run and hike with family and friends. 

Veterinary Technician

University of Connecticut- B.S. 2009

Cedar Valley College- In progress

Veterinary Technology Program- In Progress

becky and blaze

Becky- Veterinary Assistant

Becky began her career at BVC as a student extern with Animal Behavior College. During this time she was working in a dog kennel as an animal care technician, a client service representative, and doggy day camp counselor. She finished her Veterinary Assistant program with us where she was then hired as a Veterinary Assistant. She would like to continue her education in the Veterinary field.

Becky has always had a passion for working with animals as she grew up on a small farm with her Grandmother where they always had cows, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, and chickens.

Becky shares a special place in her heart for her furry companion Blaze who is a Golden Retriever/German Shepherd mix, and her two cats Slor and Baby. In Becky's spare time she enjoys the outdoors, and going on hikes with Blaze and friends.

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Program- Completed


Meleah- Veterinary Technician

Meleah has always known that she wanted to work with animals. She received her Bachelors of Natural Science degree in 2011 and immediately started her work with animals at a 24-hour emergency veterinary center in Rhode Island. After 2 years in emergency medicine, Meleah moved to California to work as a veterinary technician at a private veterinary practice, staying there for 3 years. Meleah now lives in West Hartford with her husband, French Bulldog mix Coogan, and Boxer mix Rorie. In her spare time, Meleah loves to watch football, cook, play sports, and hike as much as possible.

Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

Burlington Veterinary Center

 17 Covey Rd. Burlington, CT 06013 / USA  1-860-675-6009

Office hours

  • Monday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed


Emergencies during office hours will be seen right away. Please call ahead. After hours please contact either:

Veterinary Emergency Center Canton
135 Dowd Avenue, Canton, CT 06019
Open: 24/7/365
Avon Veterinary Emergency Referral
9 Avonwood Road Avon, CT 06001
Open Monday – Thursday 5 pm–8 am
Friday 5 pm – Monday 8 am
24 Hours on Holidays