Manchester Veterinary Clinic

156 Spencer Street
Manchester, CT 06040





Veterinary Assistant


Jess holding Caramel her dwarf lop rabbit

I have wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember. Although it may sound a little cliche, the first television program I remember watching was an animal rescue and rehabilitation program and, although I was still playing with dolls, I felt empowered. I knew from that moment on I knew that this was the only career for me. I am currently pursuing a bachelor of science degree in Biomedical Science: Veterinary and Medical Science at the University of New Hampshire and will be pursuing my DVM following my graduation.

As I grew up, my love for animals continued to flourish and was amplified by my Great Aunt Melinda. No matter what the situation was, she was always willing to help safely rehabilitate or take in any animals that needed a home. I was always in awe of her selflessness and I wanted to be just like her. She passed away when I was very young but that fire she lit under me remained. Since then I am the one who stops their car in the middle of the road to help animals cross the road and rescues animals who have gone a far way from home so they can return to their family. My favorite animal I have saved is a baby hummingbird that was squished between the doors at my high school and no one seemed to even care. I got a clean towel and took it outside and fed it sugar water for nutrients and stayed with it until the trauma was over and it flew back out into the sky. I have never been one to believe that someone can be too far gone and will do whatever it takes to save them.

Jess with her golden retrievers, Melody and Harmony

Jess - Veterinary Assistant at Manchester Vet Clinic - Green Leaves Background

In my house, I have two golden retrievers, Melody and Harmony, and a dwarf lop rabbit named Caramel. My house is littered with toys and covered in fur, but it could not feel anymore like home. I was so beyond excited to be given the opportunity to take the first steps in doing what I love by becoming a nurse and veterinary assistant at Manchester Veterinary Clinic. In my time here I have become immersed in a plethora of knowledge and a group of coworkers who accept everyone for who they are. I cannot wait to see where this adventure takes me!

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