Doctors

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.  He is thankful to his former employers for the wisdom they have shared.  In 2008 he decided to start Green Valley Veterinary Services, to focus on highly personalized patient care.

Dr. Thibeault is certified in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue

Along with his daughter Simonne, Dr. T has chickens, assorted freshwater fish tanks, and two cats.  He 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

Office Manager

Karen L Swanberg

Karen joined the practice in 2009. She brings a wealth of equine knowledge from a lifetime of training and teaching. She has proven to be a quick study and is constantly learning more about the other animals we care for.

Karen is certified in Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue.

Karen also owns Cherry Ledge Farm in Woodstock, CT. www.facebook.com/cherryledgefarm

Along with training horses and teaching riding and driving lessons, Karen also teaches a New Horse Owners Course annually. 

Students

Active

Alexandria Moen, University of Connecticut, Class of 2018, Animal Science

Madeline Sadlowski, University of Connecticut, Class of 2018, Animal Science and Pathobiology

Whitney Smith, University of Connecticut, Class of 2018, Animal Science

Rachel D'Andrea, University of Massachusetts, Class of 2018

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

Jessica Everett, University of Connecticut, Class of 2017

Past Students: Where are they now?

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 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