Meet the Team

  • Jason
    Jason Haviar, DVM / Owner
    and Bodhi

    Jason graduated from Purdue University school of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Upon graduation he did a surgical and medical internship with Veterinary Specialist of Connecticut.  The next step for Dr. Haviar was opening the Animal Emergency Hospital of Central Connecticut. After several years working overnights and weekends and having a very young family he began practicing along side his father and sister of the Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill. Jason purchased Glastonbury Veterinary Hospital in 2023. He has lived in Glastonbury for 10 years with his wife (also a vet in town) and two children. Dr. Haviar has been active with youth sports and supporting his community through coaching GBA and Glastonbury Little League.  Dr. Haviar enjoys surgery, dentistry and medicine cases. When Jason isn't working you can find him fishing, hiking with his two Rhodesian Ridgebacks or supporting his two children on the sidelines of their sporting events.  

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    Griffin O'Connor, DVM / Owner

    Dr. Griffin O'Connor grew up locally in Suffield, CT.  She graduated from Ross University School Of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.  She did a year of clinical training at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent the first 10 years of her veterinary career practicing at Suffield Veterinary Hospital.  When she realized it was time to move closer to her family, she moved to Glastonbury Animal Hospital.  It has always been a dream of Dr. O'Connor to own a veterinary practice so when Dr. Laura Sprague invited Griffin and her husband Jason, they graciously accepted this offer. When she is not working Dr. O'Connor can be found cheering her children on from the sidelines of local sporting teams.  She also shares her home with two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Bodhi and Sparkle as well as her rescue cat Sushi. Dr. O'Connor is very happy to join the practice.

  • Susan
    Susan Betz , Receptionist
    and Lulu

    Susan joined GVH in June of 2020. Never having worked in a veterinary setting, with the help of the other staff members, Susan quickly felt at home in her new position. She is the mom to three, and grandmother to 8, and has an adorable fur baby named Lulu. In what little free time she has, Susan enjoys reading and gardening.

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    Michelle Choquesillo , Veterinary Assistant
    and Pusheen

    Michelle has been with GVH since June of 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant. Michelle is currently taking classes to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. 

  • Briana
    Briana , Veterinary Assistant/Technician

    Briana has been working as a veterinary assistant/technician since 2017.She loves learning new things and assisting in anything she can. When she’sout of the office Briana loves hiking and swimming with her energetic pup,Baylee. She also loves snuggling with her two cats, Quinn & Mojo, cooking,crafting, boating and trips to Vermont for snowmobiling.

  • Steph Mogollon
    Stephanie Mogollon , CVT
    and Moxy

    Stephanie began at GVH when she was in high school. In 2011 she graduated from Northwestern Connecticut Community College's Veterinary Technology Program with a degree in Animal Science.

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    Ellen Nowik , Technician
    and Gordie

    Ellen began her career as a veterinary assistant in 1993 at GVH. After spending several years studying animal science at UCONN she became a full time veterinary technician.  In 2018, Ellen returned to her GVH family, and brought her well rounded knowledge with her. After 25+ years in the field. she still loves her job as much as the first day and believes it a wonderful thing when career and passion come together. In her off hours Ellen enjoys hiking, mountain biking, arts and crafts, and spending time with her husband and fur family. 

  • Steph
    ​Stephanie ㅤ
    and Riley

    Stephanie, our newest receptionist, joined us in June 2023 and has over 8 years of experience in the pet industry. Her vast background ranges from pet boarding, owning a combined pet store/bakery for dogs, and then settling in the vet field in 2019. Originally from Rocky Hill, she currently lives in Wethersfield with her husband, young son, and their dog Lacey. Stephanie has a soft spot for the Boxer breed and supports client education in pet health. When she’s not working you can find her spending time with her family, cooking, and playing video games.

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    Nicole Roberts

    Nicole is the most recent addition to the GVH family. Originally from Connecticut, she spent the last 11 years on Long Island where she discovered her love for shelter work, wildlife rehabilitation, and animal husbandry. Through her experiences working with a wide variety of species,Nicole has developed a deep passion for animal caretaking. She is ecstatic to be part of the team at Glastonbury Veterinary Hospital and looks forward to continuing her education and experience in the veterinary field.

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    Laurel ㅤ

    Laurel has been in veterinary medicine since 2012. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Becker College, with a minor in Equine Studies. Her special interests would be keeping visits 'fear- free' for patients, taking radiography and performing dental prophies. When she isn't working she enjoys spending time with her “menagerie,' a Catahoula rescue named Rozzi and sibling ginger cats-Rupert and Rapunzel. She also enjoys beach days with her daughter, running, snowmobiling with her husband and horseback riding.

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