Dr. Stefanie Kreiger, DVM(Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
Dr. Stefanie Kreiger has wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. She attended the University of Vermont and received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She then attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM in 1994.
After graduation Dr. Kreiger was accepted to an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, a world renowned referral hospital. After completing her internship she moved back to Connecticut and went into private practice.
Dr. Kreiger is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association and the Fairfield County Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr Kreiger has since pursued her dream to not only be a veterinarian but to own her own practice. She has two rescue dogs, a Lab named Duke and a French Bulldog named Mimi.
Dr. Shawn Rafferty, MS, DVM(Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
Dr. Shawn Rafferty graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. After continuing her education at SCSU, she earned a Master of Science degree.
Later, Dr. Rafferty attended Tuft's University where she received her D.V.M. degree in 1994. She then went into private practice and founded a mobile veterinary service - Veterinary House Call Services, LLC in Shelton.
Dr. Rafferty has been an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, and the Fairfield County Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Rafferty is co-owner of Shelton Veterinary Center. She loves her Toy Poodle, Maddie and her Shih Tzu, Shanelle.
In her free time Dr. Rafferty enjoys classic car shows, horse racing and an occasional round of golf.
Jennifer Lynn Bethke, CVT, CAS(Practice Manager)
Jennifer Lynn has been working in the veterinary field for almost 25 years, starting as a kennel assistant and working her way up to her current position as Practice Manager at SVC. She is a Connecticut native who originally used her work in veterinary medicine to put herself through college, before falling in love with the field and making it her long-term career goal.
Jennifer Lynn received her technician certification in 2006 and became a certified avian specialist in 2009. In 2016 while doing relief work in the veterinary field, she saw a need for a place for technicians to connect online and she created the Facebook group “Connecticut Veterinary Technicians”, which is still going strong today. In 2019 she became fear free certified and in 2021 she received her Brave Spaces certification from the AVMA. She is also an active member of PrideVMC and is a Pawsibilities Vet Med mentor. Her next goal is to become a certified veterinary practice manager as soon as she is eligible to take the test.
Jennifer Lynn is also a Certified Master Knitter with over 35 years of knitting and crochet experience. She also uses her expertise in toxic plant and mushroom identification to volunteer help for pet owners in need. During her free time, she can be found either doing something crafty at home with her cats or off foraging and hiking in the woods with her fiancé and dogs.
Anita Benedetto(Veterinary Assistant)
Anita is a lifelong Connecticut resident, and began working with Dr. Rafferty in 1995 as a veterinary assistant.
She currently “wears many hats” here at Shelton Veterinary Center: She is a Veterinary Assistant but often helps out with administrative duties at the front desk.
She also keeps busy with her private pet lodging business. She has 2 wonderful dogs, Cassie and Stella. We are so pleased to have her as a member of our veterinary team.
Carole Champagne(Certified Veterinary Technician)
Carole attended Harcum College in Bryn Mawr PA receiving her associate's degree. Then she went to attend Quinnipiac University to earn a bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology. Carole has worked at many Veterinary hospitals within Fairfield County. Carole has a cross bred Siamese rescue cat named Bailey and enjoys craft fairs and artistic endeavors.
Destiny GonzalezClient Service Representative
Andrea Johannsen(Veterinary Technician)
Andrea has been in the animal care field for 30+ years. Growing up on a farm in Kent, CT. , surrounded by many different animals; she turned her passion and love for animals into a career. Rescuing animals has been at the forefront of that passion. In her off time, Andrea enjoys many outdoor activities like boating with her family and physical fitness. Andrea looks forward to making your pet feel at ease when they visit Shelton Veterinary Center.
Etta JohnsonClient Service Representative
Leza Miller(Client Service Representative)
Leza came to us in 2016 to join our reception team. She has resided in Connecticut for over 20 years, most of that time she has worked in the veterinary field in some capacity. Leza has 1 awesome cat Floyd that fills up some of her time. The rest she dedicates to doing kitty sitting for people when they are away!
Shannon Millet(Client Service Representative)
Shannon has been a medical assistant for the past 10 years; with over 7 years in administrative receptionist experience. In October of 2019, Shannon started as one of the receptionist at Shelton Veterinary Center. Shannon has always had a love for animals and has a loving cat named Chance. In her spare time Shannon enjoys exercising and spending time with her family. We are pleased to have her as part of the Shelton Veterinary Center Family.
Faith Pawlicki(Certified Veterinary Assistant)
Faith has always had a passion for Veterinary Medicine. She attended Animal Behavior College and received her Veterinary Assistant Certification. Faith enjoys her work here at SVC and is furthering her knowledge to become a Veterinary Technician. In her spare time, Faith enjoys going to the beach and spending time with friends and family. She has a snake named Noodle and two leopard geckos.
Stefanie Reyher(Veterinary Technician)
Like most in the field, Stefanie started caring for animals as a child. Finding injured, abandoned, or orphaned animals of all kinds. She would bring home the ones that nobody liked, with an extra soft spot towards reptiles & amphibians. Stefanie started as a veterinary assistant and worked her way through up to a veterinarian technician, specializing in exotics.
She took a brief hiatus from veterinary medicine to work in environmental education and conservation and became a wildlife rehabber during that time. She has continued her passion as a wildlife rehabilitator for almost 20 years. Stefanie served on the Connecticut Wildlife Rehabilitator Association board for 9 years, as one of the youngest members to ever serve. Although no longer on the board, she continues to work with them, mentoring new rehabbers and helping with continuing education for others.
In her spare time Stefanie loves reading, hiking, & photography. She has the most amazing husband & kids that support her endeavors. They have a small farm consisting of goats, chickens, turkeys, and all her other rescues: Samaria a GSD, and her 3 cats: Pickles McQueen, Axel PP Meowgi, and Luna Tuna Boomboom
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