MEET OUR RECEPTION STAFF
PATTI - HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR
Patti joined MAH in December of 2011 as our bookkeeper. Over the years she has taken on more administrative duties and has recently become our hospital administrator. She has an extensive background in accounting, bookkeeping, human resources, and has been instrumental in managing the many financial needs of a busy veterinary practice. She is an animal lover at heart and shares her home with a Yorkie, a German Shorthaired Pointer, a Shih Tzu, and a Rottweiler.
JAMES "J" DEAN - SURGICAL & REFERRAL COORDINATOR
You may remember J from a number of years ago as part of the technical staff. He has returned to us as our Surgical and Referral Coordinator. He’s been a technician for over 20 years, and in that time has focused on several aspects of the field including emergency medicine and surgery. On his off time, her enjoys woodworking and spending time with his wife Jennifer, his son Max, and their dog Chance, a lab mix.
MIRIAM - RECEPTION MANAGER
Starting in the fall of 2012, Miriam has been working as a veterinary technician since 2006, after graduating from Quinnipiac University with a bachelor's degree in veterinary technology. Her interests include horses, hockey, music, cooking, and the outdoors. She also enjoys spending time with her 3 pets, a Puggle mix named Waffle, and two rescue kitties named Tim and Turtle.
Marilyn joined the MAH team in November 2015 as a veterinary technician. She has almost 20 years experience in the field of veterinary medicine and has recently transferred her talents to the front desk. She has two adult boys and in her free time loves to cook and is known for her amazing salsa!!
Carolyn joined MAH in May of 2013. She began working in the veterinary field in 1987 as a receptionist and later as an office manager. She is originally from Milford and now resides in Hamden with her two Tibetan Spaniels, Spencer and Mercedes and two Bengal Cats Katana and Natalya. When she is not working she loves to spend time with her two grandsons.
Erin joined MAH in June of 2015 having moved from her home in Florida. She began working in the veterinary field in 2007, first as a technician and later as a hospital manager. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her husband Pat, son Logan, daughter Lily and her two dogs Cubby and Nina.
Erika joined the veterinary field in 2019 but has always had a passion for any and all animals! She started MAH in September of 2020. She went to a technical high school for zoology back in 2012 but also grew up with many pets (dogs, cats, and turtles too). Erika currently owns a pitbull/bulldog mixed named Autumn which is pretty much her all-time favorite breed! In her free time, you can find her doing outside activities or online shopping.
Alison joined the MAH team in May 2014. She is a graduate of Penn State University with he BS in Animal Science. She has a passion for animals and when she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, riding her horse, and playing with her Great Dane Maverick, her cat Cannoli, and her St. Bernard Autumn.
Alyssa joined our practice in May of 2014 after graduating from Albertus Magnus with a degree in biology. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Bob, and their wide array of animals ranging from six cats (Clint, Dunkin, Eva, Kismet, Oliver and Watson), two dogs (Remy and Yogi), three ferrets (Tulip, Rufus, and Annabelle), two leopard geckos, and a bearded dragon. When she has spare time you can find her sewing or nose deep in a good book.
Samantha joind MAH in the fall 2021, previously working as a Medical Assistant. She has many furry friends at home including her dog Hoochie and cats Chewy, Daisy, and Gemma. When she's not at work she enjoys spending time with her son Carter, hiking, traveling, and shopping.
Ellen joined the MAH team in September of 2021. She received her bachelors degree in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire in 1994. She is a lifelong lover of animals who spent 22 years in the aquarium industry before transitioning to the veterinary field. She grew up in Milford and still resides here with her husband Erick, son Aiden and twins Emma and Colin. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking, reading and kayaking. She is also a proud dance and hockey mom!
Sam joined the MAH team in August of 2022. She grew up in Danbury CT and now resides here in Milford with her fiancé Andrew, and his mother and brother. She has been doing various types of jobs since the age of 16, from originally working at Shaws, to doing retail work at the Danbury fair mall, to restaurant jobs, to now being our curbside receptionist. In her free time, Sam loves to spend time with friends, go to karaoke, and relaxing with her two cats Wednesday and Terri.
Gibson has been an employee at MAH since January of 2013 when he was adopted by his mom, Dr. Blasi. He enjoys greeting our clients and providing comedic relief to his fellow employees. When not on the job, he can be found with his head in the trash looking for discarded treats. Although he shares the same curly brown hair with his predecessor, he is not to be confused with Baci, who used to work here. Be sure to stop by the front desk and stare in to his soulful, brown eyes as he watches you walk by the cookie jar in hopes that he may get one. Don’t let him fool you though; he is well fed.