The best medicine. The best care. The best team. We exist because we believe in making a difference in the life of every pet and family who walks through our doors. And this is our vision for the future of veterinary care.

Doctors

Richard Esherick

Richard Esherick

DVM, CMO

I have been a small animal veterinary practitioner now for over 30 years. I pursued my veterinary education at Ross School of Veterinary Medicine at St Kitts in the British West Indies and matriculated in 1989. Post-graduation, I left my home state of Maryland and took on my first 5 years of development and training at a multiple hospital referral and emergency facility here in Connecticut where I had extensive training and developed experience in multiple disciplines including internal medicine, surgery, oncology, ultrasound and endoscopy. In 1995 the opportunity came my way to practice in my new hometown of Burlington where I could be the practice leader and design my own veterinary practice culture. I purchased the facility from the former owners in 1999. In 2013-14 we remodeled the facility to accommodate my new associate Dr. Trevino and provide a physical plant that would not only be state of the art in capability but also facilitate our entire team in providing the best in advanced general veterinary surgery and medicine.

Professionally, I have pursued formal continuing education in multiple aspects of veterinary internal medicine and surgery with particular interests in oncology, ultrasound diagnostics, soft tissue surgery, allergy medicine and dermatology as well as critical care and pain management.

When outside the Burlington Veterinary Center I find my favorite pursuits are spending time with my two young men Nick and Ben, my beloved creatures Abby the dog and Lucy, our intuitive and albeit a bit nuts, kitty.
My recreational pursuits include playing guitar, golfing, bicycling, swimming, yoga, mindfulness (where would I be without it?), motorcycling, cooking and landscaping as well as taking on do it yourself projects as they present themselves. I also enjoy cooking, traveling (I’m new to RV’ing), taking in a good movie, watching professional sports and seeing live music.

It was suggested as I put together this bio that I inject a personal story, but jeez, any client here at the BVC can attest, you get enough of those from me just being a client here.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly I wish to mention that each and every day I am humbled by the efforts and devotion of my entire team here. We all share in the vision of providing and evolving the best care to our patients and their 2-legged owners. It is impossible to express the depth of gratitude for all the blessings, the good fortune, the wonderful client, team member and patient relationships that have come my way. This is a remarkable profession, this veterinary medicine, that I humbly aspire to be a worthy and honorable contributor.

Lisa Trevino

Lisa Trevino

DVM

I joined Burlington Veterinary Center in 2013 as an associate veterinarian. I graduated from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine earlier that spring in 2013. This position served as a reason to move from my roots in New York State to Connecticut. Since moving, I have married my husband Mike and we had our son, Anthony.  In a few weeks I look forward to adding his little sister to this mix. We proudly share our home with our dog and bearded dragon, Cairo and Spiga.

Since starting at the Burlington Veterinary Center my interests have evolved a bit and I have pursued continuing education in eastern medicine, specifically acupuncture, as well as ultrasound. I have developed greater interest in internal medicine over the past several years and look forward to growing this knowledge for years to come.  In addition, the furry companions I get to cuddle every day I truly do enjoy sharing laughs with the humans that I bond within this practice, both my clients and coworkers.

When I am not chasing a toddler around the house or at work I enjoy playing sports, working out, and enjoying quality time with my family.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

-Simon Sinek

Administrator

Sarah

Sarah

Practice Manager

From a very young age, I have always been passionate about the care of loving, sweet animals we share our lives with. I grew up with a house full of cats, dogs, as well small creatures, and reptiles; this sparked my interest in how to help them have their best, healthiest life. In 2014, I began working at a different clinic, where I gained a great deal skill through on-the-job training. From there, while still working at the clinic, I began to volunteer with the Humane Society and other small animal care organizations. I remain passionate about contributing to the less fortunate, and I am always looking for a way to donate my time to those in need. One of the easiest ways I have been able to help those pets in need is by fostering. I first fostered pets in 2015, and through that process my dog Pupalupagus (Gus) came to make our home his own. Gus joined us as a 2-month-old American Staffordshire terrier with a broken elbow from an abuse case and thankfully has made a full recovery.

Though, Gus is no stranger to the vet office as he deals with combating food allergies, and after many hypoallergenic foods and novel proteins we were able to find the Purina Elemental diet works best for him. Today, his paws, skin, and digestive tract have never been better! Looking to expand my skillset and continue learning, I joined the Burlington Veterinary Center team in 2018. I started at BVC as a Veterinary Technician and in just over a year worked my way to Head Technician, a position in which I strive to help improve the team dynamic every day, which has made the transition to practice manager seamless. While I am constantly learning from the best and brightest doctors, I also continue my educational journey toward becoming a CVPM. When not at work, I like to spend time with my family: my husband Garrett, and my sons Hayden and Patrick and daughter Adelaide. We enjoy cooking together and adventuring around New England. Gus has a partner in crime too; we also share our home with our little Pit-bull mix girl named Mini. Of course our house would not be complete without our loving cats, Nibbler, Minx and Larry too. When the weather is nice I enjoy taking the dogs for a nice long hike, or to the river for a swim. Summertime is my favorite, as it lets me take my Jeep and my dogs for long rides and off-roading.

Becky

Becky

Assistant Manager

My name is Rebecca but at the Burlington Veterinary Center, you will know me as Becky, or that girl that always asks if it is alright to take pictures of your pet! I have been with the Burlington Veterinary Center since 2015, I started as a kennel assistant, then began to assist the doctors in appointments, had hands-on training in the lab and surgery area, but generally thrived in reception. At the BVC, you may speak with me when you first call our office, you may meet me as you first come into the office, or you may have me assisting with your pet’s needs during his/her appointment, but also any of your needs. Currently I am the Assistant Manager here.

I’ve had a passion for animals since I was a young girl, growing up with my spunky Grandmother on her small-town farm, loving cats and dogs as well as raising cows, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, and ducks. My strong love for animals shows in my position at BVC, as I am always striving to ensure every client can feel and see the love and care I share with them for their pet. Outside of the Burlington Veterinary Center life, you will mostly find me spending my days with my amazing, beautiful, smart, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd mix named Blaze in the outdoors. We enjoy going to our secret spots around the Farmington River and he’s that dog pulling around an over-sized stick (basically a tree), or simply cooling off in the river. My three cats Keanu, Baby, and Muggsy and my cow Dolly, also share my heart.

I look forward to meeting you and thank you for entrusting myself, and the Burlington Veterinary Center to care for your pets!

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

-Steve Jobs

Veterinary Technicians

Lorrie

Lorrie

Hospital Assistant

Hey there, my name is Lorrie. I’ve been working at the Burlington Veterinary Center for nine years. I started out in a kennel position and have come a long way. I worked hard and now my position is Hospital Assistant. I am in charge of making sure the hospital runs smoothly. I help these lovely ladies and awesome doctors have what they need to get through a thorough exam, surgeries, x-ray and ultrasounds. I take a lot of pride in my life both inside and outside of my work environment. I believe that honesty, empathy, follow-through and being true to your word are some of my most important characteristics. I use these every day when working with such great clients. I have come a long way and never imagined I could complete the tasks that I do in my work environment. I have received a certificate in a fear free practicing which we utilize every day. I also received a certification in x-ray positioning which I am very excited to keep practicing and evolving in. Along with that, One of my most professional accomplishments was when I started working as a companion for the elderly 16 years ago. I then received a great opportunity here at the Burlington Veterinary Center and become an important team member. I get to spend a lot of time with lots of different animals with very different personalities. I have one cats and two dogs at home one of which is my grand pup. They all receive pet care at the BVC, I have complete faith in the care that my fur babies get. I spend lots of time outside with my grand pup, Micca and my pup Gilly. We all love nature walks and just spending time throwing the ball or just taking a ride. I am looking forward to continuing to learn new things and work with such a great team.

Katlyn

Katlyn

Lead Veterinary Technician

Hello! My name is Katlyn and I started here at Burlington Veterinary Center in 2020. I work as a technician in all areas of the hospital, so you may see me anywhere! My favorite part of my job is not only getting to take care of people’s furry family members, but also the wide variety of hats I get to wear in this role. From laboratory testing, radiology, anesthesia, dental prophylaxis and x-ray, blood draw/IV catheter placement, and more, there is never a boring day. I am currently enrolled in Penn Foster College pursuing my certification as a veterinary technician, and plan to obtain my bachelor’s degree in veterinary nursing. I love continuing education and can’t wait to see what other opportunities I have here with my team. At home my three (yes, three) Great Danes Ellie, Maisy, and Molly keep me really busy! Even though they are all couch potatoes we love spending time together at the lake or just being outside.

Jordan

Jordan

Veterinary Technician

Hey there! My name is Jordan Maloney and I have been lucky enough to be working here, at the Burlington Veterinary Center, since September 2020 as a Technician Assistant. Although I am new to working in a Veterinary setting, I have a 10 year background in the medical field, specifically pharmacy and home health care. I’m very excited to bring my extensive training and skills to the office here, to serve my favorite beings.. ANIMALS! I thrive in a productive, family-friendly environment, which of course includes making great connections with all of our families that come in! Never hesitate to tell me a good joke (Or a bad one, the cornier the better). *I want to apologize in advance for all of the little tiny baby voices I WILL use with your animals, its 100% an involuntary and I cant’ help it*

Like all of us here, my passion for animals runs much deeper than this just being my career. I truly love animals of all shapes and sizes – yes, even the little rodents (believe me, I had pet mice, rats, prairie dogs and a squirrel as a kid and I LOVED them!)

I have the two most amazing fur babies at home, my year old cat, Baller, and 2 year old yellow lab Lilly. In her older age, Baller lives a simple life full of naps, and sunbathing. In the colder months, we all love to sit by the fire and watch a funny movie. Lilly loves her treats, but nothing is a match for her love of swimming. She is such a cuddle bug, and an even better hiking partner! They balance each other out with their opposite personalities but have grown to be the best of friends.

When I’m not working or home, you can probably find me and Lilly out on an adventure – whether it’s hiking, splashing around, kayaking, visiting family, or just going for rides! We are a pretty active family, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Certified Veterinary Technician

Hi there! My name is Elizabeth and I am a Certified Veterinary Technician.

I’ve always had a love of animals. When I was around thirteen, I attended a horseback riding summer camp. From that moment on, I was hooked! I rode horses and showed competitively for many years. My passion for horses lead me on the path to become an equine veterinary technician.

I attended Wilson College, majoring in Veterinary Medical Technology with a concentration in Equi-Assist. However, it wasn’t until my finial semester, during the Clinical Experience course, that I discovered my enthusiasm for small animal anesthesia and surgery. I graduated from Wilson College in May 2021 and began working at the Burlington Veterinary Center shortly after. In December 2021, I passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam and became officially recognized as a CVT.

Since then, I have enjoyed attending veterinary conferences with my team and doing continuing education. I am currently enrolled in North Carolina State University’s CCAT program to become a Certified Companion Animal Rehabilitation Therapist.

Outside of BVC, I enjoy spending time with my pup, Louis. He’s a 2 yr old Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Miniature Poodle). He loves to run, play ball, and show off his tricks. We also compete in AKC sports together, such as Fast Cat and Rally. I hope to get involved in Agility too!

Vikki

Vikki

Certified Veterinary Technician

My name is Vikki and I’m a certified veterinary technician. I joined the BVC team in 2021. This is my 50th, yea 50th year as a vet tech!

I started out as a theater arts major in college and after 2 years I decided it wasn’t for me. I decided to pursue my passion for animals, and I was fortunate to find a position with my dogs’ veterinarian. It didn’t take but a minute for me to realize this was the career for me. I was fortunate to work with a fantastic tech with a 4-year degree. With her help and tons of continuing education I was able to take the national certification exam the first time it was offered, and I passed! The rest is ancient history.

I have always strived to continue to be curious and to learn. This field has allowed me to enjoy a career that is rarely boring and affords me a real sense of accomplishment.

I share my home with three Irish Water Spaniels, one Shih Tzu, three cats, and 7 birds. They definitely keep me busy! I enjoy showing my Irish Water Spaniels and have made many wonderful friends through showings. Showing them has also made it possible to travel to many wonderful places in this country.

I have worked with many doctors and technicians throughout those many years. I can say without a doubt, this team at BVC is the best! I could not be more proud of this group of dedicated individuals.

Suzie

Suzie

Client Service Representative

Hi Friends, I’m Suzie! Here at the Burlington Vet, I am a Client Service Representative, but sometimes you’ll see me in appointments getting to know more about you and your pets!

Animals have always been a part of my life, and at one point I had my own “Suzie’s Zoo”! I never expected to be working in a veterinary hospital, but I’m so excited to be here. Each day I am here I strive to do my best and always learn something new!

When I’m not working at the BVC, I enjoy spending my time as a restaurant server to provide great service, good food and some entertainment. I also enjoy camping and being chauffeured on the back of my fiancé’s Harley!

I have 4 beautiful children, a happy grandson, and six wonderful fur babies: my little lady Sophie the chihuahua, Louie the Papillon, Sully and Mikey my crazy kitties and two parrots, an Eclectus, Gunner, and Indian Ring Neck, Quakerton.

I look forward to meeting you and your fur best friend!

Libby

Libby

Veterinary Technician

Hi! My name is Libby, and I’m a veterinary technician at the Burlington Veterinary Center. I studied Business and Psychology at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester,Vermont where I worked as a dog handler at a local dog rescue. Working in rescue taught me how to work hard and work as a team, love compassionately, and most importantly, made me realize nothing compares to being around animals all day every day. After working in rescue for three years,I knew I was meant to be in the veterinary field. Flash forward two years, and I love every minute of it.

Growing up with three older brothers I spent a lot of my time with my family’s pets.From cats to dogs to hamsters and guinea pigs, animals were and still are my best of friends – much better company than big brothers if I must say! In my first year of college, I adopted a husky (with a lot of attitude) who was a stray in the south. The following year, I adopted another husky who came from a terrible neglect situation…let’s just say, my home is never quiet!

Aside from the wonderful animals I get to work with, my favorite part of working at the Burlington Veterinary Center is the people. Working with such a strong team of individuals who build each other up and show compassion for one another (and your pets) is beyond compare. Additionally are the clients. Getting to know clients, their families, their neighbors, and friends are what makes BVC feel like a second home to me.

Outside of work, you can find me in Vermont, my forever home (even though I’m from CT, shh!), with my family and my dogs, Luna, Yeti, and Brembo. I love to snowboard, play guitar, go to car shows with my boyfriend and admire my excessive amount of indoor plants (pet-safe plants only)!

Kellie

Kellie

Hospital Assistant

Hey there! My name is Kellie Odette and I am so fortune to be joining the team at Burlington Vet Center as a hospital assistant! My entire life I have had a huge variety of pets going from cats, dogs, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs, and gerbils. Growing up I always knew that working with animals was my passion and goal. I am a certified Vet Assistant through a course that Tunxis Community College offers, however my goals is to gain the experience as a Vet Assistant and to grow and become a certified Vet Tech!

In middle school, my family and I got involved with a dog rescue. We volunteered at events and we would foster dogs. Fostering dogs was very rewarding because we got a feel of different dogs from different backgrounds. Our last foster was the best thing that ever happened to us. We were supposed to get a dog named Buster (ironically one of our dogs at the time was named Buster ), Buster came off transport with a really high fever and had to be rushed to an emergency vet. So another volunteer rushed to go with him and decided once he was stable that she would foster him. We took her foster who was a beautiful shepard husky mix whom we found out later was abused and was very nervous. Long story short, I trained her and between my family and my other dogs, she learned how to be a normal dog. We ended up adopting her and the volunteer that rushed with Buster to the vet adopted him. It’s amazing how things work out the way they are supposed to!

Outside of working, I enjoy spending my free time with both sets of my grandparents (and their cats!) and spending time with my siblings and my rabbit. My rabbit is unlike most common rabbits, he is a 15 pound Flemish giant. He loves going for car rides and especially loves going over to my memes because he knows that she spoils him!

Ryan

Ryan

Veterinary Technician

Hi. My name is Ryan, and I just recently joined BVC in October. I have been a vet tech for almost 3 years with experience in both general practice and internal medicine with a special interest in surgery and ER.

I grew up working on horse farms and with a pack of rescue animals at home. My passion for education and animals led me to obtain my B.S. in animal science from UConn with a focus on livestock. I then spent 5 years as an assistant manager at a large show barn with my horse Banjo. My sweet rescue dog Henry joined our family shortly after and loves to hang out with the farm animals.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking and camping in New Hampshire with my dogs and boyfriend Noah. I also like to read and often take online CE to keep learning about updates in vet med.

Steph

Steph

Veterinary Technician

Hello, my name is Steph. I live in Bristol Ct with my daughter Veronika. I make my home with my cats and my dogs and a tortoise. I have a special spot in my heart for the special needs patients which most of my Frenchies are.  I have been working in the veterinary field since I was 16 and I can’t see myself doing anything else.

Katie

Katie

Veterinary Technician

Hello! My name is Katie, I recently joined Burlington Veterinary Center in November. I completed the Veterinary assistant program at Tunxis Community College in May of 2018, and Shortly after became a technician working in the greater Boston area. I just recently moved back to CT to be close to family and friends.

When not working at BVC you can find me exploring new restaurants, swimming, hiking, or skiing.

I have an 11 year old cat named Baxter who is very spoiled by my husband, Jack and myself! I look forward to bringing my skills I’ve learned over the last 5 years to BVC!

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson