Meet the friendly staff at Ellington Center Animal Clinic P.C.!

  • Tracy Livingston
    Client Relations Supervisor

    Tracy has lead our front desk team since January 2019.  She is a long-time Ellington resident with a lot of community experience and a great love for animals.  In addition to work, Tracy enjoys camping and loves the seasonal camper community at a local campground.  She lives with a beautiful husky x lab mixed breed dog named Piper that she refers to as her 'grand-pup'.   

  • Maria Phelps
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Maria joined our reception team in March 2019 with more than 25 years experience in the veterinary field.   She has been a technician and worked in a variety of hospital settings.  She has a lot of knowledge and experience, but mostly enjoys helping people with their beloved pets.  

  • Dylan Pincince
    Technician Supervisor

    Dylan is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and has been working on our team since May 2010. He was promoted in March 2018 to Technician Supervisor, providing leadership, training and supervision to our veterinary support staff. He has 2 cats (Whisper & Fenster), an Amazon parrot named Timmy, , a duck named Delores and occasional wildlife guests while they rehabilitate. He enjoys assisting the veterinarians, trying to improve and enrich the lives of the patients. “I enjoy observing and experiencing the special bond between man and animal. Every personality is unique and each animal has personal adaptations. Although not all personalities are agreeable, for the most part, animals are more agreeable than humans, at least to me, most of the time.'

  • Wendi Butler
    Veterinary Technician

    Wendi is a Veterinary Technician who has been in the field since 2013. Wendi & her husband have 4 beloved pets, 2 dogs (a lab-boxer rescue named Cleetis and a French Bulldog-Pug cross named Riddim), 1 rescue cat named Autumn and a chinchilla named Cheech! Obviously, Wendi loves animals, but she especially loves happy tail wags and unconditional loving licks. Pets are wonderfully loyal and seem to have never-ending love and devotion.

  • Kristin Morrison
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kristin is a certified technician with years of experience in the field.  She is committed to providing excellent veterinary care and also enjoys being a mentor to other members on the team.   Kristen and her family enjoy raising Schipperke dogs.  

  • Mia Desroches
    Veterinary Assistant

    Mia and her family have two cats, Pip & Po. She has a Veterinary Assistant Certificate from Asnuntuck College. She enjoys working with companion animals, has a special fondness for Corgis, and loves that pets brighten up your day. Mia is an avid reader and movie watcher, but also enjoys physical adventures like hiking and soccer. At Ellington Center Animal Clinic, Mia enjoys working closely with the doctors and veterinary technicians and learning something new every day.

  • Jeffrey Sandone, Jr
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jeff and his family have 2 dogs (Polly and Lil Ricky) and a turtle named Hank.    He earned his veterinary assistant certificate from Asnuntuck Community College and joined our team in January 2020.   Jeff's favorite thing about animals is their lack of judgement and their ability to live in the present.   Not surprisingly, Jeff enjoys meditation and yoga as well as juggling, cycling and music.  

  • Katelyn Daniels
    Veterinary Assistant

    Katelyn has been a Veterinary Assistant with our technical team since September 2020.   She is friendly and enthusiastic about pets.  She has worked in puppy day care and veterinary kennels since 2014.  

  • Young Gi Kim
    Veterinary Assistant

    Young Gi is a 2020 graduate of the UMASS Amherst Veterinary Technician bechelor's degree program.  Before moving to Ellington, she spent time in clinical rotations at various veterinary hospitals and clinics in Massachusetts.  

  • Doreen McCarthy
    Veterinary Assistant

    Doreen worked with Dr. Pennington for many years before joining our practice.  She is a member of the technical team, but covers the reception desk frequently, as she enjoys working with clients as well as animals.

  • Ron Caron
    Practice Manager

    Ron is our practice manager. He is responsible for overseeing client services, human resources, community relations, payroll, inventory, bookkeeping, and website development. “We are very fortunate to have clients who view their pets as members of the family. Our staff works hard to make the experience at the veterinarian's office to be as comfortable as possible - for both people and their pets.”

  • Melissa Pratt

    Melissa works hard to keep our clinic spotless!  She has her own cleaning business, but works with us part-time and is an important member of the team, as we strive to maintain a healthy and clean environment.  

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