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Dr Carter has acquired Pond Point Animal Hospital after more than 15 years of experience in medicine, veterinary surgery, acupuncture, holistic and alternative medicine all over New Haven and Fairfield Counties in CT. She is a graduate of Tufts University Alumni School of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of IVAS, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. In addition to traditional companion animals, dogs and cats, Dr. Carter also cares for exotic pets. Her husband Jeff Carter is a master woodworker and owner of The Westmount Group, where he creates one of a kind pieces of furniture and home environments. You can find some of his beautiful work around the facility. They have a talented teenage son who plays piano and loves Judo. Jasper their sweet goofy Australian Shepard cross loves to go on long walks with his family. Their kitties, Shadow & Joe lounge around their beautiful home and garden. In addition to being an excellent veterinarian, she is an amazing cook & gardener. She also spends much of her free time sailing in the Milford harbor these days.
Dr. Ashley Bedarf, Associate veterinarian
Dr. Ashley Bedarf came to us in September 2015 from Ohio where she had been practicing mixed animal medicine for the past 3.5 years. Originally from Acton, Massachusetts, she obtained her B.S. in Biology and Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Upon graduation, she moved west to begin earning her DVM at The Ohio State University. Dr. Bedarf makes it her goal to provide a low stress environment for her patients and focuses on working with their parents to provide an individualized solution for problems based on their needs. In her spare time, Dr. Bedarf enjoys dancing, Zumba, rock climbing, wind surfing, cooking/baking, knitting and chilling with her affectionate cats Bruiser and Luther (pictured left).
Katy has been working here since fall of 2012. She came to us after running another facility in Fairfield County for 12 years, prior to that she helped Dr. Mandel, as his administrator, open BayBrook Animal Hospital when it was on New Haven Avenue in the late ’90′s. She started in the field of veterinary medicine in the mid 80′s as a receptionist, and worked her way through all the positions in an animal hospital until she was a Certified Veterinary Technician and finally a Hospital Manager. She has a teenage daughter, an Australian Shepard, a huge Shepherd/Hound/Mastiff mix and a fat orange cat in her Norwalk home and shares ownership of 2 Oriental Shorthairs with her long term beau in Stamford. She believes her job is really her vocation that makes life worthwhile. When she isn’t working she is cooking, gardening, doing needlework, & watching movies, all while spending time with her family and pets.
Elaine Horowitz C.V.T.
Joined Pond Point Animal Hospital in August 2005. Previously, she worked in Cromwell CT, at a 4 Doctor AAHA animal hospital which for 11 years she was the manager. She has an associate degree in animal science and earned her certification in the late 1980′s. In the early 1990′s she took a year leave of absence to go and work on Grand Cayman Island, where she had an opportunity to work with veterinarians from all over the United States. On her time off she enjoys, golf, scuba diving and tailgating at Giants games with her husband. Also, she enjoys designing websites and creating computer animation. She’s pictured here with one of our beloved hospital cats, Rusty.
Kat Andros, Technician Assistant
Kat joined Pond Point Animal Hospital in October of 2014. While she is currently an assistant, she is attending school to become a certified veterinary technician! She spend most of her free time with her family, including her beautiful Corgi, Ein and her two kitties Panda and Kemuri!
Emily Carveth, Technician Assistant
Emily joined the Pond Point Animal Hospital team in January 2016 as one of the technician assistants. She has served in various roles in veterinary medicine for the past eleven years, mostly in Richmond, VA where she attended college at the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!). Originally from Milford, she moved back to the area in 2015 and is thrilled to be back in New England! When not at work, Emily is a part-time petsitter, a passionate indoor rock climber, and also enjoys yoga, reading, music, dancing, singing (particularly with her church’s choir), and spending time with her amazing family, particularly her little nephew Colton. Pets include poodles Celli and Macca and kitties Rowland (pictured), Stella and Whispurr.
Susan has been with us since of 2012. You’ll find her catching up with any one of our clients at the discharge desk 4-5 days a week. She always has a smile and will get you the answer to your need to know pet questions.
Lucy comes to us from a couple of animal hospitals in the area, she is the calming force at our front desk. When she isn’t with us she is home with her husband Gary, an executive chef at a country club in Westport, CT, and her daughter. She owns a darling Shepherd cross, Ozzie, pictured with her and a sweet kitty named Rosie. During hospital celebrations we can count on her to bring home made cupcakes and on busy days she is there keeping the wheels running without a hitch.
Angela is excited about being part of the Pond Point Animal Hospital Team! You will see her alongside Susan and Lucy at the front desk. She has two beautiful children. Her daughter Valentina is 12 and enjoys gymnastics and her son Rocco is 10 and loves Soccer. When she isn't running around town with her active family, Angela is cuddling with her precious pug Carly Rose Hoofnagel Von-Frye, beloved Persian cat Gnocchi, adorable parakeet Cian, two oscars Zeus and Zoolander, catfish Earl and tin foil barb Agadore! When she's not working she enjoys drawing, cooking and spending time with her family!
We have 2 long term Kennel Attendants. All our boarders are hand leash walked and played with during their stay. It is nice that the staff they see are the same year in and year out. It creates a secure environment we are proud of. If one of our staff is unable to work, another pitches in and covers, so it is always the same three wonderful caregivers.
Amy is our afternoon kennel attendant. She has been with us for 9 years and works Monday through Friday to care for any pets staying with us and then cleans the office to be ready in the morning. Faithfully, she keeps our facility in tip top shape. We are very proud of all the reviews that comment on our cleanliness and we can thank Amy for much of that. We want our patients to be as comfortable as possible. Keeping strange animal smells to a minimum when they visit is our goal. Amy's profile can be seen in the banner photo with our mascot Rusty playing with her hair.
After being our part time attendant for nearly 5 years, Brian has become a full time kennel person, M-F mornings and every weekend. Over the years, Brian has become an integral part of many of our boarders families due to his caring and even temperament. For him, losing one of our long term boarders is like losing a best friend. When he isn’t walking or feeding a furry friend he is scrubbing some part of our office that needs cleaning or hefting some heavy item we need moved. We are grateful we have such a caring team keeping our facility in spotless shape and our boarders happy and secure.
Rusty and his sister came to live here in May 2004 when they were 8 weeks old. Currently, Rusty assists the veterinary technicians in the hospital. Although Rusty usually stays away from the hubbub, he does like to flirt. He particularly likes to drink from water bottles. He’s usually able to manage a nap or two despite his busy work schedule. On his free time he usually can be found bird watching.
Tiger Lily also arrived with her brother in May 2004 at 8 weeks old. When she was old enough, she took up her duties as the front office supervisor where she keeps an eye on the receptionists and greets clients. She is the self appointed box investigator, all boxes must pass her sniff and relax test. Despite her rigorous schedule, she does manage to squeeze in an afternoon nap or two. Lily’s hobbies are purring and also bird watching.
Exclusive Offer - Care to Share Referral Offer
Care to Share Referral Offer
The highest compliment you can pay us is to refer a friend to our office.
Tell your friends about your good experiences at Pond Point Animal Hospital.
When they come in and mention your name they will receive $20 off of their first office visit & you’ll receive a $20 credit on your account too!
Warm and friendly staff. Doctors are immensely knowledgeable, explaining things clearly and thoroughly. Visits are never rushed and concerns are never brushed off. Very kind and considerate of financial concerns; try their best to accommodate you.