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Courtney Polo

Courtney Polo

Practice Manager and Lead Veterinary Technician

Courtney is a compassionate and loving individual that has had an attachment to animals since she was young. Her entire life she grew up caring for her pets and giving them the extra love and care they deserve. As she got older, she knew that it was her calling to remain caring for animals and build a career in the Veterinary Medicine field.

Courtney obtained an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Becker College in 2011. She has continued her education and is enrolled in the Pre-Veterinary Concentration at Becker College and hopes to achieve her Bachelor’s Degree in the near future.

While working full time and raising her son, she also is taking courses to succeed in becoming a Veterinary Practice Manager. Courtney‘s main interests in the Veterinary Medicine field are surgery and anesthesia as well as client education. On her time away from work she loves to spend quality time with her son and caring for her first child…her cat, Kahli.

Denise Gearin

Denise Gearin

Veterinary Technician

Denise has been a vital part of the Acton Animal Hospital team for the past five years. Her compassion and outgoing sense of humor is what has continued her determination to excel in the veterinary medicine field. Denise has been a veterinary technician for the past twenty years, where she has been trained in all of her skills at previous hospitals.

After raising a family, Denise has decided to continue her education in the Veterinary medicine field and is now currently enrolled at Penn Foster College where she is working towards her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.

Denise is a very motivated and determined person and hopes to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in the near future. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren as well as taking care of her dog Harleigh and her two cats.

Yuliana Chairez

Yuliana Chairez

Veterinary Technician

Yuliana is a kindhearted animal lover that has spent many years of her life loving and caring for pets. Throughout this journey she has found her special interest and love for cats and how unique they are! Yuliana started her veterinary career as a veterinary assistant for a few years while she obtained her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Mount Ida College in 2018. Since graduation, Yuliana  has been working full time with us and a fantastic addition to the Acton Animal Hospital Team.!!! Her unique personality and passion for cats really brings our team together. On her off time Yuliana enjoys spending time with her cat Stanley and creating things in her pottery class.

Grace Zupicich

Grace Zupicich

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Grace has a big heart and is full of joy each and every day she gets to spend time in the hospital. She is a student at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and works for us part-time assisting the technicians and helps us make sure each pet feels completely safe and comfortable under our care. When Grace is not working she is spending quality time with her family, friends and her two cats. In the future Grace is considering going to college to pursue a career as a Veterinarian or Marine Biologist. We love her big heart and could not picture our hospital without her!

Brianna Smith

Brianna Smith

Receptionist

Brianna has been a huge animal lover her entire life! She has had numerous pets growing up and still to this day cannot live without one of her furry friends by her side. She has grown up taking care of dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits and chickens, which is why she decided to have a career working with them.

Brianna worked at a prior animal hospital for many years as a receptionist and realized how much caring for animals and their families really affected her life. Brianna has an Associate’s degree in Graphic Design from Quinsigamond Community College she obtained in 2014 and she hopes to continue her education and receive her Bachelors’ degree in the near future.

Debbie Segnini

Debbie Segnini

Receptionist

Debbie has been a devoted receptionist and part of the Acton Animal Hospital team for the past eleven years. She plays a huge part in making sure every little detail is followed through to make sure our clients receive excellent customer service before leaving the hospital.

Debbie has a huge heart and loves to show compassion for every pet that walks in the door. She feels strongly that animals are sensitive, intuitive creatures that she has been blessed to have loved each and every day. Her life would have less meaning without watching her furry family grown together. On her time off she loves to spend time with her husband, three children, her dog Lacie, two cats and three Grand-dogs.

Tiffany Cashmore

Tiffany Cashmore

Part Time Receptionist

Tiffany has been an essential part of our team for the past two years. She has developed a special relationship with our clients and always does her best to make each client and patient feel welcome in our practice. Tiffany works with us part time so she can take care of her young children at home as well as her yellow lab Lilly and cat Hazel. Tiffany is also a cross trained receptionist and is able to work with the technicians as an assistant in the treatment room.

Rachel Michelson

Rachel Michelson

Veterinary Technician

Rachel has been working as a veterinary technician for the last 3 years, while taking courses to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Rachel is passionate about providing excellent care and education to family and companion pets.  Having grown up with dogs and cats, animals have always been a huge part of her life since a young child. Rachels’ special interests in veterinary medicine are dentistry and anesthesia monitoring.  On her free time Rachel loves to volunteer at the local dog shelter, where she can continue to show her love and compassion for animals. While at home, Rachel loves to snuggle with her Chihuahua, Henry, whom is the love of her life. 

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