Sharon Potanka, DVM with two schnauzer mixed breed dogsDr. Potanka joined the veterinary team at Torrington Animal Hospital in July 2015. In 2010, she earned a BS degree in Veterinary Technology from Quinnipiac University and then pursued a DVM degree at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2014. A Connecticut native, Dr. Potanka is moving back to her hometown of Avon after living in Seneca Falls, NY, where she worked at a two-doctor, small animal hospital. Her medical interests include surgery, dentistry and emergency animal care.

During vet school, Dr. Potanka adopted a Schnauzer mix and recently rescued another Schnauzer mix from a hoarding situation in Georgia. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, spending time outdoors, painting and other crafts, as well as spending time with her dogs, family and friends.