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 and Rocco, 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, Frankie, Avocado, Shellby, Guppies, and pet Koi fish. Her son Dylan currently attends Northeastern University in Boston. 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.
Debbie Saballos, C.V.T.
Debbie is a Certified Veterinary Technician who has been working as a technician for over 25 years. She also runs a pet sitting business, Debbie’s Pet Sitting LLC. Debbie is the recipient of the 2009 Veterinary Technician of the Year Award given by the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). Debbie was honored for her exceptional teaching and team building skills that she brings to our practice. She is married to Louis and has three beautiful children and a rescue Greyhound named Gunner.
Liz Guidera, C.V.T.
Liz is a graduate of Fairfield University and has been working as a Veterinary Technician for over 20 years, six years with a general practice then six more with the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. She joined our practice in 2009. She lives in Redding, CT with her husband, two children, Lemon the Bearded Dragon, and 3 dogs, Hazel a.k.a. Beagle, Ginger and Lucy, all adopted from R.O.A.R. (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue.) In her spare time, she is involved with her sons’ sports teams. Liz brings her expert animal nursing skills and client communication talents to work every day.
Lindsay Iacobellis, L.V.T.
Lindsay graduated from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY with a 4 year Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology in 2014. She became a licensed Veterinary Technician in December 2014. She lives in Danbury, CT with her high school sweetheart and husband, Vito and their two adorable pups, Roxy and Winston and Abby, her cat. Vito is a police officer in Danbury, CT. Lindsay brings her love of exotic animal medicine to our practice. She recently interned at the Central Park Zoo to complete her Mercy College Externship requirements. She currently uses her exceptional talents full time at our hospital.
Rahuchel Flores, L.V.T.
Rahuchel graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY in 2015. In December 2015, she became a licensed Veterinary Technician. Rahuchel completed an externship at our hospital in May 2015 and we were so impressed with her that we could not let her go. She has exceptional nursing skills, is compassionate and fun to be around. She also completed an Internship in Critical Care Medicine at The Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, CT. In her “spare time”, she pet sits in her home in Wingdale, NY that she shares with her pets, Bonnie, Clyde, Penelope, Higgins, Lola and Taz. In addition to her many talents, she is fluent in Spanish and has a special interest in exotic animal medicine. She is currently enrolled in a human nursing program and will complete her B.S.N. degree in 2020.
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.
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.
Jennifer LoSchiavo, C.V.A.
Jennifer joined our practice in the Fall of 2016. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant from Norwalk Community College. She also has a B.S. in Psychology from Mercy College and has worked in the not-for-profit social services field for the last 15 years, most recently as a child victim advocate helping victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Jennifer also worked at the SPCA Shelter in Briarcliff Manor, NY as kennel/adoption staff. In June 2016, Jennifer completed her Norwalk Community College Externship at our hospital. We were so impressed by her level of professionalism, her compassion for the patients and her exceptional ability to get along well with others that we invited her to become a permanent member of our team. Jennifer is a devoted animal lover and is committed to their well being. She also runs a successful dog walking company and has been a savvy entrepreneur for the past 7 years. She currently lives in Westchester County, NY. In her spare time, she volunteers at 13 Hands Equine Rescue in Bedford, NY. Jennifer loves to travel, skydive, snowboard, and spend quality time with family and friends, two-legged and four!
Tamar Rackear-Sturm a.k.a.Becky
Becky is new to our practice. She 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 in 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 would like to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine.
Heather is our newest Assistant In Training. She graduated from Brien McMahon High School in 2011. She studied early childhood development at Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, CT. She loves children and is a well respected and popular childcare provider in our area. Her goal is to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She is also interested in volunteering for Animal Rescue organizations.
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.
Stacey joined our practice in June 2016. We are so happy to to have her as part of our team. She lives in Danbury, CT with her husband Steve. They share their home with three adorable cats, Brody, Stella and Addie. Stacey comes to Georgetown Veterinary Hospital having worked in the small animal care field since 2004. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and has done some small animal shelter work in the past. She has been employed as a veterinary receptionist for the past 7 years. Stacey has a deep understanding of animals and their emotions and is knowledgeable in their care. In her spare time, she enjoys home improvement projects and staycations with her husband.
Our Office Cat
Georgia came to us under sad circumstances. She was in need of a home and her spirit was broken. We knew that she loved human contact and loved to be pet but was very shy. We adopted her knowing that her journey was going to be difficult and we are happy to report that she is adapting well to all of the attention and loving care that our staff and doctors bestow on her on a daily basis. Welcome Georgia! You have big paws to fill. Ask to visit her the next time you are here.
Doug, King of Queens R.I.P.
Doug started out as a feral cat in Queens, New York, but one look at him now and you can tell he loves his life indoors. Doug is the recipient of the 2008 Pet of the Year award from the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). He was honored for his positive attitude and many silent contributions he bestows on our practice on a daily basis. Doug passed away at the age of 18 in November 2018. We miss him terribly.
Lucy also hails from Queens and was rescued the year after Doug. We think they are close relatives! Her favorite thing to do is find a spot of sun in the waiting room and nap. If any employee is having lunch nearby, she will be the first to ask if they need a hand finishing their tuna sandwich. Lucy passed away at the age of 17 in December 2018. Like Doug, we miss her very much.