Dr. Kari Kissel

Dr. Kari Kissel

Dr. Kissel was born in Northern Ireland and graduated from the University of Glasgow Veterinary school in Scotland in 2008. After traveling and working for various charitable organizations...

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Dr. Kari Kissel

Dr. Kissel was born in Northern Ireland and graduated from the University of Glasgow Veterinary school in Scotland in 2008. After traveling and working for various charitable organizations in South America, India, South Africa, Nambia, and Australia; Dr. Kissel came to Connecticut. After passing her NAVLE, (North American Veterinary Licensing Exam), she became an associate veterinarian at Oronoque Animal Hospital in 2010. Dr. Kissel became the owner of the practice in January 2018.

Dr. Kissel lives with her husband, young daughter and son, plus a kitty named “Minxy”. She is passionate about veterinary internal medicine and endocrinology. Her hobbies include water sports, snowboarding, and travel! She also enjoys spending time with loved ones and family.

 Dr. Sheldon Yessenow

Dr. Sheldon Yessenow

Dr. Yessenow is a 1977 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, in Columbus, Ohio. After graduation, he left his native Ohio and moved to Connecticut to begin...

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Dr. Sheldon Yessenow

Dr. Yessenow is a 1977 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, in Columbus, Ohio. After graduation, he left his native Ohio and moved to Connecticut to begin practicing his profession. In 1982 he founded Oronoque Animal Hospital in Stratford, where he continues to practice today.

​Dr. Yessenow developed a passion for helping homeless pets after working with a variety of animal rescue groups, and with the Bridgeport, CT and Stratford, CT animal shelters, where he previously served as shelter veterinarian. In 2006, Dr. Yessenow accepted the position of Team Leader for the Connecticut State Animal Response (CTSART) Team. In that capacity he was appointed Regional Emergency Support Function Committee Chairman for the Region 1 Emergency Planning Team.

 Dr. Michele Seibold

Dr. Michele Seibold

Pam

Pam

  • Title: Practice Manager
  • Joined team: April 1992
  • Pets: "Tractor", "Trailer", and...

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    Pam

    • Title: Practice Manager
    • Joined team: April 1992
    • Pets: “Tractor”, “Trailer”, and “Gator”-three rambunctious kitty cats, “Sibuna”-an awesome black lab.
    • Hobbies: Cheerleading, Cooking, Arts and Crafts
Darlene

Darlene

  • Title: Receptionist
  • Joined Team: June, 2020
  • Pets: "Zoe" a cute shih tzu!
  • Hobbies: Kayaking,...

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    Darlene

    • Title: Receptionist
    • Joined Team: June, 2020
    • Pets: “Zoe” a cute shih tzu!
    • Hobbies: Kayaking, Walking group
    • Favorite thing about my job: My Co-workers!
Jennifer

Jennifer

  • Title: Lead Receptionist
  • Joined team:June, 2019
  • What's your favorite part about working as a receptionist?Getting to...

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    Jennifer

    • Title: Lead Receptionist
    • Joined team:June, 2019
    • What’s your favorite part about working as a receptionist?Getting to know and interact with our clients and their pets!
    • Hobbies:Reading mystery novels, hiking, collecting sea glass and sea shells, swimming, and sight-seeing!
Eve

Eve

  • Title:Veterinary Technician
  • Joined team: June, 1982
  • Pets: "Autumn"- a beautiful german shepherd
  • Hobbies:...

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    Eve

    • Title:Veterinary Technician
    • Joined team: June, 1982
    • Pets: “Autumn”- a beautiful german shepherd
    • Hobbies: Spending time with her family, Baking, Anything & Everything Halloween!
Ashley

Ashley

  • Title:Head Technician/Marketing/New Client Manager
  • Joinedteam:September,2012
  • Pets: "Azavache" an 8year old silly kitty,...

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    Ashley

    • Title:Head Technician/Marketing/New Client Manager
    • Joinedteam:September,2012
    • Pets: “Azavache” an 8year old silly kitty, and “Seraphina” a crazy 1 year old
    • Hobbies: Singing, Painting, Video Gaming, Anime
    • Favorite thing about my job: Getting to interact with so many breeds! Including French Bulldogs!
Harley

Harley

  • Title:​ Veterinary Technician
  • Joined Team: August 2019
  • Pets: Raynie, an Australian Shepard Mix
  • Hobbies:...

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    Harley

    • Title:​ Veterinary Technician
    • Joined Team: August 2019
    • Pets: Raynie, an Australian Shepard Mix
    • Hobbies: Hiking, Cooking, Baking and Reading
    • Favorite thing about my job: Veterinary science and all the puppies!
Katy

Katy

  • Title: VeterinaryTechnician/Team Leader
  • Joined Team: June, 2018
  • Pets: "Gracie" the goofiest...

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    Katy

    • Title: VeterinaryTechnician/Team Leader
    • Joined Team: June, 2018
    • Pets: “Gracie” the goofiest dog in the world, “Hercules” the boxer of boxers
    • Hobbies: Horse Riding, Knitting, Spending time with my pets
    • Favorite thing about my job: Having the opportunity to work hands-on with our patients
Megan

Megan

  • Title: Veterinary Technician
  • Joined Team: Aug, 2020
  • Pets: "Starbuck"- A Husky, "Princess" - Shih Tzu,"Sam"- A maltese...

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    Megan

    • Title: Veterinary Technician
    • Joined Team: Aug, 2020
    • Pets: “Starbuck”- A Husky, “Princess” – Shih Tzu,”Sam”- A maltese mix, and 2 cats to rule the roost!
    • Hobbies: Running. Firefighting, Baking
    • Favorite thing about my job: Learning everyday!
Sydney

Sydney

  • Title: Veterinary Assistant/Technician
  • Joined Team: December, 2020
  • Pets: Two cats, "Millie" and "Melvin" and one...

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    Sydney

    • Title: Veterinary Assistant/Technician
    • Joined Team: December, 2020
    • Pets: Two cats, “Millie” and “Melvin” and one pupper named “Phoebe”
    • Hobbies: Martial arts, Painting, and Playing with her son
    • Favorite thing about my job: Helping people and their pets!
Alyssa

Alyssa

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Alyssa

  • Title: Grooming Assistant
  • Joined: February, 2019
  • Pets:“Tractor”-an orange tabby
  • Hobbies: Photography​