Doctors and Veterinary Associates

Dennis Thibeault, DVM

Dr. Thibeault received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Fairfield University in 1990, and his DVM from Michigan State University in 1994.  His career has taken him from Marlette, Michigan to Morrisville, Vermont to the Northeast corner of Connecticut.  He has worked with a variety of species with different concentrations at different times.  Dr. Thibeault is also certified in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue.  In 2008, he started Green Valley Veterinary Services to focus on highly personalized patient care.

Along with his daughter Simonne, Dr. T has chickens, assorted freshwater fish tanks, and a cat.  He also  trains in Shaolin-Kempo-Karate at Villari's Martial Arts in North Windham, CT. 

Michelle Johnson, DVM

Dr. Michelle Johnson is a native of Lebanon, Connecticut and grew up as an active member of 4H and FFA. She obtained her BS in Biology from Midway College in Kentucky, and then obtained her DVM from Colorado State University in 2010. After Graduation Dr. Johnson worked at an equine practice in North Carolina and a mixed large animal practice in Pennsylvania before returning to Connecticut.

While in Colorado she completed the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course. She is certified to perform Acupuncture on a variety of veterinary patients, including horses, cattle, llamas, alpacas, goats, sheep, dogs, and cats. Dr. Johnson enjoys combining acupuncture with more traditional modalities to treat a variety of ailments such as arthritis, vertebral disc disease, nerve paralysis, lick granulomas, inflammatory airway disease/COPD, and select cases of GI upset/colic.

Outside of work, Dr. Johnson enjoys hiking with her two dogs, bicycle riding, yoga, and horseback riding.

Jennifer Hall, DVM

Dr. Hall owns Coastal Valley Veterinary Services and is the primary provider of our back-up emergency coverage.  www.coastalvalleyvet.com

Veterinary Nurse

Alexandria Moen

Alex received her BS in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut in 2018.  Along with her BS, she also holds her Veterinary Assistant Certification, (CVA) from Texas Veterinary Medical Association.  Alex provides medical and non-medical care to the patients.  She assists in surgery, laboratory procedures, radiography, anesthesiology, treatment, nursing and client education.

Office Manager 

Antonette Fairbanks 

Antonette received her BS in Agricultural Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1984 and her MBA from Marymount University in 1988.  Antonette manages the in-house operations, client interface and is responsible for the practice's day to day business activities.


Students

Active

Amy Rand, University of Connecticut, Class of 2020, Biology

Rachel D'Andrea, University of Massachusetts, Class of 2018, Pre-Vet/Animal Science. Iowa State University, Class of 2022, College of Veterinary Medicine

Haley Gorman, University of Connecticut, Class of 2018, Animal Science

Kristin McLeod, University of Connecticut, Class of 2019, Pathobiology

Mary Roche, University of Connecticut, Class of 2019, Pathobiology

Britney Levitre, Becker College, Class of 2019, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Margot Penney, Brown University, Class of 2014, Latin American Caribbean Studies,University College Dublin Veterinary School, Class of 2020

Samantha Benham, University of Connecticut, Class of 2020, Animal Science

Sarah Pietropaoli, Virginia- Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2020, DVM/MPH candidate

Past Students: Where are they now?

Jessica Everett, University of Connecticut, Class of 2017. Attending Veterinary School at University of Missouri

Whitney Smith, University of Connecticut, Class of 2018, Animal Science. Going to Graduate School

Madeline Sadlowski, University of Connecticut, Class of 2018, Animal Science and Pathobiology. Going to Physician Assistant School

David Busch VMD, University of Pennsylvania.  Private practice in CT

Brad Birak DVM, North Carolina State University.  Private practice in VA

Rebecca Kirkconnell-Reynolds, Ohio State University.  Private practice in NY

Jennifer Hall DVM, Tufts University.  Private practice in CT

Jennifer Chediak DVM, Cornell University.  Private practice in WA

Nathan Theobald DVM, Tufts University.  Private practice in ME

Andrine Belliveau DVM, Tufts University

Hanah Puh, UPenn Class of 2017

Kaitlyn Way, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2019

Brenna Pugliese, Tufts University Class of 2017

Holly Williams,  Tufts Veterinary School Class of 2019.University of Rhode Island, Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary, Class of 2015. Aside from her obvious passion for animals, Holly is a gymnast and a dancer.

Casey McMahon, University of Pennsylvania Class of 2018.  University of Connecticut, Pathobiology, Pre-Veterinary, Class of 2014.  Casey is working in a small animal practice and is a swimmer and martial artist.

Alison Bush, Colorado State University Class of 2018.  University of Connecticut, Pathobiology and Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary, Class of 2014. Alison is an avid outdoorswoman and an accomplished ballerina.

Melissa Witherell, Fordham University, Biology, Class of 2012.  Melissa is a licensed EMT and has done research with mongoose and penguins