Manchester Veterinary Clinic

156 Spencer Street
Manchester, CT 06040

(860)646-5170

www.manchestervetclinic.com

Lenka Babuska, DVM

  

Veterinarian Lenka Babuska - One of our trusted vets for your pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

Ever since I was a little girl I loved animals, but in my young years we did not have any pets. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, and it was impossible to have pets in a 1 bedroom apartment in the city where my grandmother had the one bedroom. Once we emigrated to the United States, I seemed to bring every possible animal home. At one point my parents put up with 1 dog, 2 cats, 38 gerbils, 18 white rats and 8 turtles. I also took riding lessons and cared for a pony that lived down the street and often came to graze on our lawn.

When I was in high school, I started working at the nearby USDA lab in trace element research, as well as for a small animal veterinary hospital. I learned that I had no aptitude for birds (please don’t ask me), but had great rapport with dogs, cats and their owners. My parents saw my passion and encouraged me to channel my studies in college to medicine, so when I attended the University of Maryland I took all pre-med and pre-vet classes. To gain the required experience with large animals I started working at a mixed practice in the neighboring county for a vet who became my mentor as well as a life-long friend. Boy, did I collect farm call stories.
All my hard work was worth it. After 3 years at the University of Maryland I was accepted to the Cornell's veterinary school. My first year anatomy lab partner is now my husband and, as the saying goes, all else is history. I love my job - helping people by caring for their pets. Yes, there are tough times and sad or difficult events, but on the whole, to be able to make animals better and their owners happy is all worth it. I feel lucky to be able to do what I do.

Chesapeake and his “Uncle” Tater - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

Tater Tot - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

Aftermath of a toilet paper festival.  “It wasn’t us!” - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

Cuddling with Roanoke when he was small and cute.  Now he’s just cute. - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

  

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Dr. Babuska doing an exam on Oliver - Trusted Vets For Your Pets - Manchester Veterinary Clinic - CT

Read Dr. Babuska's Blogs

The Story of My Girl Carmeli

The Tale Of Tater's Tail