Our Veterinarians

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Stanley Truffini, D.V.M.

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 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 three cats, Alex, Henry and Chester. 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.

carol_gamez_dvm_georgetown_ct Dr. Gamez joined Georgetown Veterinary Hospital in 2004 and became a partner in 2005. She did her undergraduate work at Stanford University 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. 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, Lil’ Bones, Avocado, Shellby, Guppies, and pet Koi fish. Her son Dylan currently attends Northeastern University in Boston. Dr. Gamez currently teaches a course in Exotic Animal Medicine to fourth year veterinary technology students at Mercy College. She coauthored the Exotic Animal Medicine chapter of the manual Assessing Essential Skills of Veterinary Technology Students used by several Veterinary Technology programs.

Lindsay Rosenblitt, D.V.M.

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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, four 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.

Our Technicians

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Debbie Saballos
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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.

Liz Guidera

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  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, two budgies, Tweety, and Blue and Badger, a Coon hound mix. Her newest additions are two pups, Ginger and Lucy, both 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.

Hadley Ducey

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 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 Redding, CT. Mike is a Fireman in Fairfield, CT. Hadley brings her compassionate animal nursing talents to our practice. She and her husband are expecting their first child this winter. Hadley is currently on maternity leave until April 2017.

Lindsay O’Brien

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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 fiance, Vito and their adorable little pooch, Roxy and Abby, her new kitten. 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

img_49341Rahuchel 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 at her home in Brewster, NY that she shares with her pets, Bonnie, Clyde, Penelope, Higgins and Taz. In addition to her many talents, she is fluent in Spanish and has a special interest in exotic animal  medicine.

Our Assistants

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 Kate Linderman

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Kate joined Georgetown Veterinary Hospital in May of 2009 after graduating from Norwalk Community College. She is a Certified Veterinary Assistant and a devoted animal lover. She and her fiancé Chris currently reside in Oxford, CT with their  dogs, Annie and Bindle, Haddie their cat, a leopard gecko and many chickens. Kate recently became a certified wildlife rehabilitator in Ct. Her dog Annie participates in the Canine Cognitive Studies at Yale University and is also a certified therapy dog. Kate brings her specialized talents in veterinary assisting and her invaluable expertise in computer and digital technology to our practice. She has a special interest in fish medicine and travels with Dr. Gamez on Koi pond house calls.

Lori Mazzola

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 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 attend 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.

Sian Nimkoff

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 Sian has been working at Georgetown since 2010 and is a  graduate of Norwalk Community College Veterinary Assistant Program.  She is a certified Veterinary Assistant and applies her gentle handling skills to daily assist the doctors. She also has a B.S. from New York University. She lives on a gorgeous farm in Newtown, CT with her family and pets. Her newest additions are Oliver and Olivia,  mother and son goats, and 10 chickens. Prior to joining us, she worked as a physical therapist. In her spare time, Sian enjoys managing the farm and her property.  Olivia, her new momma goat just delivered two beautiful healthy kids this past December (2016.)  Baby goats Eleanor and Benny are the newest members of the Nimkoff family.

Jennifer Kensek

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Jennifer is our newest team member and is  originally from Westchester County, NY. She is a certified Veterinary Assistant. 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 required N.C.C. Externship at our hospital. We enjoyed her so much that we hired her. Jennifer is a devoted animal lover and is committed to their well being. She runs a successful Dog walking company and has been a savvy entrepreneur for the past 4 years.  She currently lives in Norwalk, CT with her husband John. In her spare time, she and her husband love to travel, skydive, snow board,  and spend time with family and friends, 2 legged and four!

Our Office Manager

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Carol Truffini

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 Carol has worked side by side with her spouse for the last 37 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 and an MS in Special Education, as well as post graduate certification in Dance Therapy. She manages the practice full-time and yet still has time to enjoy the animals and mingle with our wonderful clients. Congratulations to Carol on her prestigious CVMA Team Member of the Year Award for 2012.

Our Receptionists

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Donna Daulerio

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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 Raymond

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  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 Russo

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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.

Stacey Waldemer

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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 Dakota, a lab/chow mix and three adorable  cats, Brody, Stella and Addie. Stacey comes to Georgetown having worked in the animal care field since 2004.  She  is also a certified veterinary assistant and worked for a small animal shelter in the past. She has been employed as a veterinary receptionist for the past 6 years. Stacey understands animals well and is knowledgeable in their care. In her spare time, she enjoys home improvement projects with her husband as she has just purchased a new home.

Our Office Cats

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Doug, King of Queens

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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.

Lucy

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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.