Meet Our Team

Dr. Claudia Giuliani, Veterinarian

Dr. Claudia Giuliani, originally form Bari, Itay, graduated from the prestigious University of Bologna, Italy in 2003. She then moved to the United States where she completed the ECFVG program for foreign veterinarians and then attended Oregon State University for her Veterinary Degree. She has been practicing in the Waterbury area for the last six years before coming to Stratford. She would like to mainly focus the practice on wellness and preventative care, dermatology and animal behavior. She consistently attends continuing education events to keep up with the newest trends in veterinary medicine. She currently resides in Trumbull with her husband and two children. When Dr. Giuliani is not working, she enjoys swimming, running, reading and traveling. She would like to thank her pets Giulia, Nanna, Kiara, Gaia, and Ty for all of their inspiration and love over the years. Their presence in her life helped her put aside her pet allergies and commit to a life of veterinary service! WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THEM ALSO!!!





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Debbie, Certified Veterinary Technician 

Debbie graduated from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford more years ago than she cares to remember, but Dr. Giuliani is always the first one to point out that Debbie is "young at heart." Shortly after graduating college, she realized her true passion is working with animals and began working at veterinary hospitals. Many years later, she went back to college and became a certified technician. She still loves the job as much as she did on her first day. Debbie has 2 dogs, Cappuccino and Cocoa, and 2 cats, Matilda and Stewie, that allow her and her husband and daughter to live with them. When not working, you can find Debbie at home reading a good book or enjoying a Hallmark movie.





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Jen, Technician

Jen graduated in 2013 from Unity College in Maine with a B.S. in Captive Wildlife Care and Education. She joined The Pet Hospital in 2013 and quickly fit right in! She has a certificate in Companion Animal Laser Therapy through AIMLA. She has two kittens and will talk to anyone who will listen about them. Jen loves the outdoors and any activity that can be done outside! She also loves crafting.





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Mallory, Technician 

Mallory graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2007 with a B.S. in Animal Science. She began her career in the veterinary field shortly after and started with The Pet Hospital of Stratford in 2015. She has a certificate in Companion Animal Laser Therapy through AIMLA. When she's not at work helping her furry patients feel better, you can find her running with her dog; Tessie, training for a new race, or seeking out new adventures with her husband, family, and friends. Tito, her cat, is cool too.





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Kaitlyn, Technician 

Kaitlyn joined our team November 2017. From receptionist to technician, she does a little bit of everything here at PHS. Kaitlyn has a bachelors in psychology from Manhattanville College in Purchase New York along with years of experience working at doggy day cares and pet boarding facilities. She also volunteered at Earths Place in Westport for 2 years, working along side all kinds of exotic animals, both furry and scaly! She has a very loud personality and surely can’t be missed cheerfully walking around our hospital! Kaitlyn spends her free time with her 4 Pitbull children; Nena, Diesel, Red, and Capone, trying to keep up with their rambunctious personalities!





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Sue, Receptionist 

Sue joined The PHS team in July 2018 as a front desk receptionist. Sue has a BS degree in Corporate Communications from Southern CT State University and a long history in public relations and animal welfare. Prior to joining PHS, she was active in many areas of animal care. She was the shelter manager for a non-profit humane organization for almost a decade as well as working in the doggie daycare and veterinary fields. When she's not at work, Sue and her husband are devoted foster parents for animals in need.  They enjoy hiking, camping, swimming and snowshoeing with their dogs and are known to state, quite proudly, that all of their kids have fur!



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Samantha, Receptionist 

Samantha graduated from Porter and Chester in 2010 with a degree in Medical Assisting and the University of Bridgeport in 2014 with an associates degree in General Studies. She plans on continuing her education to receive her Bachelors in Organizational, Leadership, and Change; which is basically a business degree! Samantha Joined The Pet Hospital at the end of 2015. When she is not at work she enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and trying to wrangle her 4 cats; William, Esmeralda, Daisy, and Duke!




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Ashley, Technician 

Ashley is attending Delaware Valley University and is majoring in Livestock Science and Management with a Small Animal Science minor. She is planning on continuing her educational path after graduation to accredited veterinary college for her Degree in Veterinary Medicine. Ashley began with The Pet Hospital of Stratford as a volunteer and we loved her so much that we hired her! She loves working here and has learned so much about her career path from the doctors and technicians on staff. In her spare time, Ashley can be found working with sheep, or reading books about animals. She lives at home with her family and two dogs, Boots and Shortie.