Our Staff - Monson Animal Clinic - Monson, MA

Monson Animal Clinic

2 Main Street
Monson, MA 01057



Meet Our Friendly Staff



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Patrick, Practice Manager

Patrick has been a member of our practice since the early months of 2016. He studied Political Science at UMass Amherst, focusing on electoral systems and political history. He spent a year interning for a State Senator in Boston, after which he joined our staff full-time. He does not assist with appointments very often, but he enjoys talking with clients about their pets when he has the chance.

Patrick enjoys European and American history from 1789 - 1919. He lives in Western MA with his wife Kasey & their daughter Hazel. They have two cats, Comet & Earl (Connie & Pearl).

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Sheila, Veterinary Technician/Receptionist

Sheila grew up in Bondsville, a village in the town of Palmer and has lived her entire life there. She currently resides not far from the house she grew up in. Sheila attended Mt. Ida College in Newton, Ma. where she received an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Sheila has been working at Monson Animal Clinic for the past 40+ years! She started working here as a sophomore in high school, during every school break and summer vacation. Sheila spent as much time here as she possibly could to learn the trade that would define her future. There isn’t one aspect of the job she doesn’t like! Assisting in surgeries, taking medical histories, x-rays, handling medications and venipuncture are all parts of the overall big picture in being a Veterinary Technician.

Sheila's favorite part about going to work each day is sharing her passion for this career with her equally caring coworkers. She loves being able to interact with each client and their furry family members. Sheila has been with her life partner Gary for almost 30 years and together they are the proud parents of their sixteen year old cat, Lil G. Sheila's hobbies include flower gardening, reading and shopping.

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Matt, Veterinary Technician

Matt grew up in Monson and has lived there all his life. He has been working as a veterinary technician for 15+ years. He has always been very passionate about his job and loves helping animals. Matt enjoys going on hikes and walking his dog, Kuma, around town in his free time. He also enjoys playing video games. He has 3 pets, Kuma, Bran, and Cascade. Kuma is his dog, Bran is his special needs cat & Cascade is his newest addition. 

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Cara, Certified Veterinary Technician

Cara was born and raised in Western MA. After nearly a decade in the food service industry she decided she needed a change. Having always had a passion for animals she enrolled in the Associates Program for Veterinary Technology at Holyoke Community College where she graduated with honors in Spring of 2018 and became a licensed technician the following summer.  Cara came to Monson Animal Clinic after working in an Emergency Hospital for a little over a year and is very happy with the change of scene. She greatly values the opportunity to form long lasting bonds with clients and patients alike. And between assisting in surgeries, same day emergencies and routine visits, her days are never boring! Cara has 4 pets: her Boxer Pogo, her 3-legged terrier Burt and her two cats Maize and Dr. Fox. When she's not at work she enjoys running, spending time with family and friends, and hiking with her crazy dogs. 

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Sarah, Veterinary Technician

Sarah has lived in East Longmeadow, MA her entire life. She went to Becker College in Leicester, MA where she graduated in 2018 with a Bachelors in Biology. After working for a few years at a boarding kennel down the road from her, she got the opportunity she has always wanted, to work in a vet clinic. She has been with us since January 2019 and has loved every moment of it! Taking radiographs, monitoring anesthesia and taking patient histories are some of her favorite things to do at work. She always has a smile on her face thanks to her amazing co-workers!! When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, snuggling with her kitty Danny (pictured), hiking & reading.

Abby, Veterinary Student

Bio coming soon

Clinic Cats

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Betty White

Betty was an unexpected addition to our clinic. She was left outside in a carrier before we were open one morning in November 2019.

Everybody loved her from day one! She was not our biggest fan at first but after a very short time she has adjusted and now loves everyone.

She enjoys sleeping on the chair in technician office, and chasing after her treats. 

She is currently on a weight loss journey as she came to us around 18.5 lbs. She has gained a few pounds over the years but we are trying to get her back to a healthier weight slowly but surely. 


Bear joined our clinic family in June 2022. He came to our facility from TJO for a Rabies quarantine after his owner passed away. 

He loves to lounge in the treatment area where all the action happens, steal treats from exam rooms and tries to escape into the basement to explore.

He has recently found a very cozy blanket in our break room that he loves to knead on and join us for our lunches.