Rocky Hill Animal Hospital Staff
Dr. David E. Haviar & Dr. Kristin K. Haviar
Dr. David Haviar, also known as Doc to most of his clients, obtained his DVM from Purdue University in 1975. He has been serving the Rocky Hill community since 1977. His love of veterinary medicine, as well as his care and compassion for animals, is the reason why both of his children have gone into the same profession. When not working, Doc enjoys many hobbies, including golf, trapshooting, and fishing. At home, he has a Cornish Rex cat named Teddy, a German shorthaired pointer named Willie, and a Doberman named Matilda.
Dr. Kristin Haviar, known as Dr. K by most of her clients, obtained her BS in animal science from Purdue University in 2003, and then went on to receive her DVM from Purdue University in 2007. She began working at the AHRH shortly thereafter. Ever since she was little, she helped her father at the clinic, and she has always had a strong love and devotion for animals. She enjoys working side-by-side with Doc Haviar and learning from his 30+ years of experience. When not working, her hobbies include tennis, horseback riding, and yoga. Dr. K shares her home with her husband, Ed; larger-than-life Doberman, Vinny; and her two Cornish Rex cats, Zak and Slayter.
Dr. Colleen Cosker
Dr. Colleen is very happy to be returning to work after taking some time to be home with her children. She was born and raised here in Rocky Hill and still lives here with her husband, two children, and two dogs, Eli and Acedog. She attended Wesleyan University for her bachelors in Biology, became a certified wildlife rehabilitator, and then attended Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with distinction in 2000. She practiced primarily in Wethersfield until the birth of her first child, and served as Chief of Staff at the Animal Health Clinic. Her primary drive is compassion, and internal medicine is her favorite subject. She is thrilled to be serving the animals of Rocky Hill!
Dr. Edyta Hrynkiewicz
Dr. Edyta received her bachelor’s degree in Pathobiology at the University of Connecticut, and then attended Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine for her DVM. Dr. Edyta volunteered at the AHRH while she was an undergraduate, and is thrilled to be working at the same clinic that fostered her strong foundation in veterinary medicine while complementing her lifelong passion for helping animals. Her main interests are surgery and internal medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking and playing volleyball. Dr. Edyta is also fluent in Polish, and is looking forward to adopting pets of her own soon!
Dr. Callie Tatro, DVM
Dr. Callie Tatro graduated in 2014 from The University of Glasgow which is located in Scotland. Following veterinary school, she then participated in a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists in Bohemia, NY. Callie lives in Woodbridge CT with her two dogs, Jenny and Phil, both of which were adopted as rescues.
Laura Langhammer, Practice Manager
Laura is originally from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and she attended Duquesne University. She joined the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill in 2009. Laura has been serving on the board of Veterinary Management Council of CT since 2012. The Veterinary Management Council of Connecticut is a statewide nonprofit organization established in 2012 to provide a forum for the sharing of expertise on veterinary practice management through networking and speakers on various management topics. Laura's dog, Piper, accompanies her to work every day. Laura also has two rescue cats Digit and Kurt. When Laura is not at the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill she is outside hiking with her husband and Piper is training her.
Silvia Dessert, Client Care Coordinator
Silvia joined AHRH in August 2008 as a client care coordinator. She has three dogs and an Amazon bird at home. Growing up, she always loved animals and always had a variety pets. Her position gives her the opportunity to make new animal and human friends each day.
Kevin, Veterinary Technician
Kevin joined AHRH in 2011, assisting with our boarded pets. He has completed a veterinary technician program and now can be found in any part of the hospital. When he's not working, he can be found with Dr. Haviar practicing his marksmanship.
Lisa, Veterinary Technician
Lisa joined animal hospital of rocky hill in 2012. She has been a veterinary technician for over 15 years. She currently has two Boston terriers named Maggie and Chester as well as a cat named Scruffy. Lisa can be found helping the emergency clinic, pet sitting or hanging out at her family lake house with her husband and pets during the warmer months.
Clare, Veterinary Technician
Clare began working with the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill team in March 2010. She graduated from Middlesex Community College with a vet assistance degree. She has two dogs, Fiona, a black lab/terrier, and Gus Gus, a Chihuahua. Clare's canines are the best dressed at the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill!
Emily, Veterinary Technician
Emily joined AHRH in 2015, she has been working with animals large and small for almost her entire life. Growing up she worked with dairy cattle, then spent some time working with exotic pets. Emily is AHRHS lead dental technician and it our expert on pet dental care. Emily also loves spending time with her 3 dogs Rusty, Lt. Dan and Mia Luna.
Maria, Boarding Technician
Maria is an avid animal lover and is currently in school for her associate's degree in veterinary technology. She would like to have a career within the animal field. Maria loves nature and all animals. She enjoys hiking, fishing, and camping with her friends and family and her dog, Stella.
Darlene, Veterinary Receptionist
Darlene joined the AHRH team in January 2007, after leaving the insurance industry. She has a golden retriever, a parakeet, and salt water fish. Darlene also has an outside fish pond containing about 25 goldfish and koi and an unwanted blue Heron.
Mallory, Veterinary Technician
I've spent my whole life with a huge love for animals and I can't imagine going a day without being around them. I've grown up with dogs and cats and was always the one to play nurse when an issue arose. I spent a few years focusing on school before I adopted my Border Collie, Addie. She is the love of my life and I'm so happy I found her.
I've been an avid horseback rider since I was 6 which is really what got me into the care and maintenance of the animal world. There's nothing like riding a trail with your dog at your side. Some things that I like to do in my free time are travel, spend time with family, and play with my dog.
Samantha, Veterinary Receptionist
Samantha joined AHRH in June of 2017, after graduating from the University of Connecticut with a dual degree in animal science and pathobiology. She has a rabbit named Daisy. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, kayaking and hiking.
Laura, Veterinary Technician
Laura joined our team in March of 2017. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician who graduated from Holyoke Community College in 2014 and has been in the field ever since. She currently resides in Massachusetts with a yellow lab named Kenna and a crazy cat named Kiki.