Stanley Truffini, D.V.M.
Dr. Truffini founded Georgetown Veterinary Hospital in 1981. He did his undergraduate work at Fordham University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his veterinary degree from Cornell University where he was awarded the Charles Gross Bondy Prize for excellence in clinical medicine. After graduation he completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, where he was recognized as Intern of the Year. He is a member of Phi Zeta, the national honor society of veterinary medicine. Dr. Truffini lives in Redding with his wife Carol and is the father of two sons, Daniel and Christopher, grandfather to Anna Fay, Aidan, Rocco, and Cecelia and servant to his two cats, Alex and Henry. He is also an accomplished artist whose paintings have graced the covers of numerous journals of the American Veterinary Medical Association. His paintings are also in galleries in Nantucket, MA.
Carol Gamez, D.V.M.
Dr. Gamez joined Georgetown Veterinary Hospital in 2004 and became a partner in 2005. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1982 and received her veterinary degree from Cornell University in 1991 where she was awarded the Malcolm E. Miller Dean’s Award for her senior year achievements. After graduating from Cornell, she went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. She is an active member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women aka PCCW and is the current chair person for the First Generation Student Mentoring Sub Committee. She believes in mentoring the next generation as they are the future. Dr. Gamez has a strong interest in exotic and avian medicine and surgery and brings that expertise to Georgetown Veterinary Hospital. She lives in Westchester County with her husband Howard and their menagerie: Odie, Noodles, Dover, Frankie, Avocado, Shellby, Spotty the catfish, and pet Koi fish. Her son Dylan is studying for his Masters in Guidance Counseling at NYU. Dr. Gamez taught Intro to Exotic Animal Medicine to fourth year veterinary technology students at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY from 1997- 2017. She coauthored the Exotic Animal Medicine chapter of the manual Assessing Essential Skills of Veterinary Technology Students that is used by many Veterinary Technology programs.
Lindsay Rosenblitt, D.V.M.
Dr. Rosenblitt joined the staff of Georgetown Veterinary Hospital in April 2013. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She practiced in the area for 10 years prior to joining our practice. Dr. Rosenblitt currently resides in Wilton, CT with her husband, two beautiful children, two guinea pigs, seven demanding cats, and her dogs Blanche and Jack. She is an exceptionally skilled clinician and diagnostician. Lindsay enjoys working part time so that she can spend quality time with her young children. In her spare time, she loves to play piano, bake goodies and spend time with her kids. She is an avid runner.
Lindsay Iacobellis, L.V.T.
Lindsay is a Mercy College Alumni, where she got her four year bachelors degree in Veterinary Technology in 2015. She is a Licensed Veterinary Nurse in New York State and a Certified Veterinary Nurse in Connecticut. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2006. Lindsay has 8 years of experience as a veterinary assistant, before becoming a Veterinary nurse at GVH in 2014. Lindsay also has experience with zoo medicine at the Central Park Zoo, where she completed her Mercy College externship. She lives in Danbury, CT with her high school sweetheart and husband Vito. They share their home with two adorable rescue dogs, Roxy and Winston, their cute little kitty Abby, as well as Xena the rescued Boa Constrictor. Lindsay currently uses her exceptional talents full time at our hospital. She brings her love and compassion for animals to our practice everyday.
Heather Yorgensen, C.V.T.
Heather has joined our practice full-time as a Connecticut Certified Veterinary Technician. Heather grew up in Southbury, CT and currently resides in Katonah, NY with her husband, two dogs Rowdie Cowboy and Calypso, and corn snake Charlotte. Heather is a United States Naval Veteran having served 1999-2003. Upon completion of her tour of duty, Heather attended Northwestern Connecticut Community College in Winsted, CT where she acquired her degree in Veterinary Technology. Heather brings to our practice thirteen years of emergency, surgical, and anesthetic skills. Heather began her path as a veterinary technician in 2004 working in Equine Emergency Medicine for almost three years. Her interest in anesthesia led her to small animal Emergency Referral Practice working as a surgical technician. Much of her anesthesia experience and emergency skills developed while at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, CT, where Heather was an employee for five years. In 2017 Heather decided she wanted to explore General Practice. The greatest reward in this transition has been having the opportunity to mentor students. In the future, Heather and her husband plan to move overseas and dedicate themselves to the conservation of crocodiles, sea turtles, and elephants. Heather is also an advocate for veganism, a lifestyle she is proud to say she has been committed to for two years now.
Hadley Ducey, C.V.T.
Hadley graduated from Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts in 2010 with a 4 year Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelor’s of Science. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician in Connecticut. Her three beloved pets are Charlie, a mixed breed dog, Sunny, a R.O.A.R. Shelter rescue dog and Kubota a lovable cat. She is married to Mike and lives in Newtown, CT. Mike is a Fireman in Fairfield, CT. Hadley brings her compassionate animal nursing talents to our practice. She and her husband are the proud parents to Madison and baby Sawyer. Hadley is enjoying her mommy time and will fill in at our practice as needed.
Christina has been with Georgetown since January 2020. She is our current Mercy College Veterinary Nurse/ Technician in training. Her compassion for her patients is obvious and she is attune to their needs. We were impressed with her work ethic and passion for the job during the internship that she is becoming a permanent member of our team. Christina is completing her bachelor’s of Veterinary Technology at Mercy College and will be taking her Veterinary Technology Boards in December to become licensed. She comes to Georgetown with wildlife medicine experience. She worked at a sea turtle rehabilitation hospital here in the U.S. and did volunteer work in South Africa at SANCCOB (https://sanccob.co.za), the penguin and seabird rehabilitation hospital. She hopes to one day work again with wildlife where she can help them heal and educate the public about the importance of conservation. She lives with her adorable rescue dog, Nadja.
Lori Mazzola, C.V.A.
Lori is a Certified Veterinary Assistant who has been working at Georgetown since 2008. Lori has her Bachelor’s Degree from Iona College and achieved her Veterinary Assistant Certification through Norwalk Community College in 2008. She resides in Ridgefield, CT with her husband Steven. Her sons Bryan and Matthew both graduated from Norwich University Military Academy in Vermont. She is a ROAR (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) volunteer and currently involved in the Pets for Vets program helping place shelter pets with local veterans. Lori’s compassion and dedication to helping animals is a constant in her daily work with patients.
Tamar Rackear-Sturm a.k.a.Becky
Becky joined Georgetown Veterinary Hospital in the Fall of 2018. She graduated from John Jay High School in Cross River, NY in 2016. She attended the University of Vermont where she studied zoology. She followed up her college studies at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, N.Y. where she focused on a veterinary technician curriculum. Before joining us, she worked locally in New York as a Veterinary Assistant in an small animal emergency practice and also at a small animal general practice. She lives with her family and is mom to Haze, a rescue cat, and an adorable guinea pig named Bella. Becky is also a foster Mom to a 21 year old cat named Truffles. Becky would like to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine.
Our Office Manager
Carol has worked side by side with her spouse for the last 38 years. She helped create the type of practice and work environment that we are all so proud of today, although she originally trained in a different field. She holds a BS in Education from Rhode Island College and an MS from City College of New York in Special Education, as well as post graduate certification in Dance Therapy from New York Medical College. She manages the practice full-time and yet still has time to enjoy the animals and mingle with our wonderful clients. She has 3 beautiful grandchildren, Anna, Aidan and Rocco. Congratulations to Carol on her prestigious CVMA Team Member of the Year Award for 2012.
Donna (center) has been a receptionist at Georgetown for the past 19 years. She lives in Weston, Ct with her husband, Paul. Donna enjoys her interaction with our clients and their pets! Donna is the 2010 recipient of the Team Member of the Year Award from the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). This is a prestigious award given to veterinary team members for their contributions in carrying out the hospital’s mission. Through Donna’s empathy, knowledge and joyfulness, she helps to achieve this on a daily basis.
Lisa joined our practice in 2002 and is our homegrown Redding, CT. native. She resides in the area with her husband Cliff, their daughter Grace, and their two beautiful cats, Sabrina and Skylar. In her spare time, she designs jewelry and does crafting projects using recycled objects. Her creations are magnificent. Lisa and Cliff own Raymond Tree Company, a local tree service. Lisa is a busy working mom and is very involved in her daughter’s school and extracurricular activities.
Ida joined our practice in July 2016. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team. She lives in New Fairfield, CT with her husband Jon and their two children, Emma and R.J. She also lives with 4 rescue pets and is passionate about animals and their well being. Luna, her cat rules the house and the dogs Daisy, Nena and Jake simply follow her lead. Ida has extensive veterinary receptionist and assistant experience and has worked in the veterinary field for the last 10 years. She brings that expertise to our hospital. Her pets are considered family members and she will treat your pets with the same love and respect. She also runs her own Pet Sitting business called Cozy Creatures Pet Sitters.
Molly had a long history with GVH. She first came to us when her original owner passed away and the family could not keep her due to a medical issue. We took Molly in and after surgery to remove a bladder stone, we kept her as our own…until…a client who just lost her elderly cat asked if we knew of an older cat in need a loving home. So, Molly was happily off to her second home where she thrived until sadly, her owner passed away. The family tried desperately to find a new home for Molly but were unsuccessful. Molly lived out her life as our beloved hospital cat and passed away peacefully in July of 2020.