Staff of Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic

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With her ability to problem-solve quickly and her impeccable work ethic, office manager Denise Reed is our on-site troubleshooter. She has many responsibilities including balancing the finances, answering phones, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies, submitting rabies certificates to town governments, solving computer software problems and, above all, maintaining our essential high quality customer service. Denise graduated from Kinyon-Campbell Business School in 1993 and joined our staff in April 2000.

"I like working at Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic because we are a family," she says. "The doctors and staff always have their patients' best interests in mind and that makes me proud. It's a great clinic with friendly staff. I am happy to call it my home away from home."

In her spare time, Denise enjoys taking family trips, watching her son play hockey, and playing with Caliber, her yellow labrador. Her family are big Bruins and New England Patriots fans. She also enjoys planting flowers and gardening, swimming, and taking pictures.

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Cathy Lynch joined Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic in October 2011. As Bridgewater's receptionist, Cathy is responsible for booking appointments, answering calls, filling prescriptions, and, her favorite part, greeting clients. "I love interacting with all the different pets that come in and getting to know their unique personalities. The atmosphere is busy and happy."

Cathy earned her master's in criminal justice at Curry College and enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with her two cats, Sammy and Callie.

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Kelsey Larkin has been with us since June 2013. As a receptionist, her duties include answering phones, checking clients in and out, booking appointments, and filling prescriptions. Her favorite part of the job is "interacting not only with the animals, but also with the clients, I make sure they always have a pleasant experience." Kelsey cites her positive energy and smiling face as the two best attributes she brings to Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic.

Kelsey completed the veterinary assistant certificate program at Massasoit Community College and is currently enrolled at Bridgewater State University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, reading, and walking her dog, Cooper.

Joan Renzi, Receptionist, Veterinary Clinical Nurse<? echo $title ?>

Being passionate about puppies and puppy training is evident in our receptionist and veterinary nurse Joan Renzi's demeanor. "My favorite thing is helping new pet owners understand and enjoy their dog or cat. I love giving advice on how to train them," she says. Joan is responsible for many tasks at our clinic including administering vaccines, assisting the doctors, assisting with outpatient procedures, and receptionist duties such as scheduling appointments, invoicing, and answering the phones. She has been working at Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic since 2002.

"Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic is a small animal clinic environment that I love because we really get to know our clients and pets personally," Joan says. "Our small staff is like a family. Our doctors are compassionate and friendly and treat the nurses and receptionists respectfully."

At home, Joan cares for her three dogs, Nina, Newman and Chewey, and her senior cat, Kiara.

Outside work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching her son play lacrosse and football. She also enjoys family ski trips, cooking, gardening, and entertaining.

Carrie MacKenzie, Receptionist, Veterinary Clinical and Surgical Nurse<? echo $title ?>

Carrie MacKenzie has been a veterinary nurse with Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic since November 2009. Her responsibilities include administering vaccines, drawing blood, taking vital signs, assisting during exams and surgeries, and communicating with clients. She is a certified master teacher of Usui Reiki and often gives Reiki and massage to her patients.

"I love knowing that I am making a difference and helping animals become well or stay well," she said. "I love all my coworkers and how caring and compassionate they are. I love the relationships I have established with the patients and their owners."

Carrie has an associate's degree in liberal science and a veterinary assistant certificate from Massasoit Community College. She is currently enrolled in Hill's Science Diet Veterinary Nutritional Advocate Program. When not at work, Carrie keeps busy by going on nature walks and spending time outdoors with her husband and four children. The family also cares for two dogs, Kyah (a Rottweiler mix) and Shadow (a Labrador) and three cats, Aurora, K.C., and Orion.

Tiffani Arena, Receptionist, Veterinary Clinical and Surgical Nurse<? echo $title ?>

One of the greatest virtues a veterinary nurse can have is kindness and Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic's Tiffani Arena possesses just this trait. Her energetic, friendly, and loving attitude makes both our clients and their pets feel comfortable. Her job responsibilities include administering vaccinations, assisting the doctors in surgery and during appointments, as well as assuming reception responsibilities such as placing phone calls, preparing patient medications, and processing invoices. Tiffani earned her associate of science degree in veterinary science from Becker College and is currently working towards her certification as a veterinary technician. Tiffani joined our staff in December 2012.

"I like comforting dogs and cats after surgery," she says. "I enjoy greeting new patients (especially puppies and kittens) and speaking with clients about the progress of their pets. I truly enjoy working at Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic because everyone is so friendly and caring. The clients trust the doctors and staff and, consequently, many clients have been faithfully bringing their pets to this clinic for years."

At home, Tiffani enjoys the company of her own pets: a goldendoodle named Romeo, a cat named Rocky, a macaw named Wally, and two lilac angora rabbits.

In her spare time, she likes to be with her family and friends, go to the beach, bike ride, attend concerts, take road trips, watch movies, and read books.

Deanna Grillone, Veterinary Clinical & Surgical Nurse<? echo $title ?>

Having joined our team here at Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic part-time in June of 2016, Deanna Grillone has making a difference in patient treatments serving as a Veterinary Clinical and Surgical Nurse. Some of Deanna’s responsibilities include preparing for and assisting throughout surgical procedures, drawing blood, giving vaccinations, taking patient histories, educating clients, running house laboratory and diagnostic devices, and assisting with wellness and sick patient visits. The aspect of her job that Deanna likes doing most is monitoring patients before, during and after the surgical procedures and educating clients on how to best care for their animals in their health and recovery.

Prior to working for Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic, Deanna obtained a B.S. in Biology from Simmons College in 2016. Shortly thereafter, she decided to volunteer and became an intern at a local zoo. There she gathered experience conducting daily zookeeper duties and husbandry for various exotic animals in the “Birds World” department. Some of the animals she looked after include Gouldian finches, honey creepers, African pigmy falcons, flamingos, emus and red kangaroos.

When asked about working for Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic Deanna says, “My favorite thing about working at BVC is that it is like one big family. Clients and staff work together to improve patients’ health and it is so nice having that kind of bond with clients and coworkers a like. Everyone shows a genuine passion for veterinary medicine, and truly treats each patient as if they were their own. The veterinarians take their time to work with clients and patients and make a positive experience for everyone. They practice a high-quality level of medicine.”

Outside of the clinic, Deanna enjoys spending her free time hiking and playing with her dogs, crafting, gardening, watching old movies or musicals, going to the beach and kayaking in the summertime, and traveling to new places. She owns two dogs, a Yorkie named Theodore, and a Zuchon (Bichon/Shih Zhu Mix) named Zucca.

Madelyn Uzzo, Receptionist / Veterinary Clinical Nurse<? echo $title ?>

As a Receptionist and Veterinary Clinical Nurse here at Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic, Madelyn Uzzo helps create a welcoming atmosphere with her upbeat and animated approach to most aspects of the work environment at our clinic. Madelyn assists us by answering phones, booking appointments, filing, fielding customer inquiries, checking clients in and out. The favorite part of her position with us being able to greet all of our wonderful clients and their amazing pets.

When asked about working for Bridgewater Veterinary Clinic Madelyn says, “I like working here because it is a small independently owned practice with a wonderful staff who really care about our clients.”

Madelyn grew up on a farm with all types of animals. Being brought up she was surrounded by horses, cows, chickens, ducks, geese, sheep, and pigs. Now, she has 2 dogs of her own, Molly and Ralphie. In her spare time Madelyn loves to go walking on the beach at sunset, hiking local trails, and swimming. She also enjoys reading, walking her dogs, and spending time with friends. Madelyn also has an interest in photography and possesses a Certificate of Professional Photography.

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