Torrington Animal Hospital's Dedicated Team
Our team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.
Susan Nichols — Hospital Manager
Susan joined Torrington Animal Hospital in May 2017. She has an associate's degree in Animal Care and Management and a BS in Zoo Technology. She has worked in the veterinary field since 1995 when she joined the Army and went to school as a 91T (veterinary technician). She has worked in both eastern and western veterinary medicine. Susan enjoys spending time with her partner and her animals.
Sarah Ritchie — Lead Surgical Technician
Sarah joined the team at Torrington Animal Hospital as a surgical technician in January 2016. She has been working in the veterinary field for six years. She has an associate's degree from Tunxis College. She has a passion for animal welfare and is proud to develop her skills in the surgical field of veterinary medicine. In her free time, she enjoys venturing the great outdoors with Ben, her Labrador Retriever.
Suzanne Tracy — Surgical Technician
Suzanne began loving and caring for animals at a very early age. Her appreciation for animals led her to earn an Associate of Science Degree in the veterinary technician program at Becker Junior College. She has worked with small, large, and exotic animals. She has worked at the Torrington Animal Hospital for 25 years. Outside of work, she enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and cooking.
Olivia Vitali — Lead Veterinary Technician, CVT
Olivia began working at Torrington Animal Hospital in 2015. She has completed a BS in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) and later went onto obtain an associate's degree from Northwestern Connecticut Community College in 2018. When she's not working, Olivia enjoys spending time with horses.
Tracy Maniccia — Veterinary Technician, CVT
Tracy graduated from Northwestern Connecticut Community College in 2007 with an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. Tracy has worked at Torrington Animal Hospital for 10 years. She lives in Torrington with her husband, son, daughter, her cat, Mogwai, and her dog, Charlie, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She is an avid genealogist.
Melissa Docchio — Veterinary Technician, CVT
Melissa started working at Torrington Animal Hospital in March 2017. Melissa earned her BS in Animal Science from the University of Rhode Island and an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from Northwestern Connecticut Community College. She has a pointer mix, Finn. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys hiking, riding horses, and going to the beach.
Cheryl Kuhn — Veterinary Technician
Cheryl has worked at Torrington Animal Hospital for 30 years. In her spare time, she likes to go ATVing and snowmobiling.
Kristen Shewan — Client Care Specialist
Kristen started working at Torrington Animal Hospital in December 2017. She has been working in the veterinary field for 29 years. Kristen is married with two adult children. She has two cats and a rescued greyhound. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and hiking with her dog.
Julie Nelson — Animal Care Attendant
Julie is the newest hospital employee having started in August. She enjoys learning all that there is to know about the veterinary field. Outside of work, she spends time with her birds and her grandchildren.