Laura Sprague, DVM

and Trouble

Dr. Sprague is a graduate of Michigan State University C0llege of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the practice after graduation, joining her father, Dr. William Keish. Dr. Sprague took over the practice and became owner in 2006. 

Steve Sprague, Office Manager

and Mischief

Steve joined GVH as office manager in 2017. Steve oversees the staff as well as accounts payable and receivable and a host of other tasks on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. 

Steve is married to Dr. Sprague and they live in Marlborough, CT with their four cats.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Beth Bolduc, Technician

and Ellie

Beth has been part of the GVH family since 2008. Beth lives with her husband Dan and daughter Mae. Besides being a veterinary technician, Beth enjoys her hobby farm of oberhasli goats, buff orpington and bantam modern game chickens and beveren rabbits. Beth also has a cairn terrier named Fudgie, a jack russell named Ellie and 3 cats, Walter, Zoey and Fork.

Ashley Ambrose,

Veterinary Assistant with Kita and Mack.

Ashley received her Veterinary Assistant Certification from MCC. After two years at a 24 hour emergency clinic she joined the GVH team in 2019. Ashley does dog grooming for GVH on  Friday's. As well as being passionate about grooming and working with animals; In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, anything car related, spending time with her animals and family, snowboarding and grooming.  

Brian Hall, CVT and


Brian graduated from Northwestern Connecticut Community College in 2016 with a degree in Veterinary Technology and shortly after passed the Veterinary technician National Exam to become a Certified Veterinary technician. Brian has always had a passion for animals. Brian currently lives in Coventry, CT with his fiance Stephanie. They have three dogs, 5 cats and together they own and operate Red Door Alpaca Farm which hosts a herd of alpaca and a flock of chickens.

Caitlin Pampreen

Kady Farrell, Receptionist

and Link

Kady joined GVH this year. She is studying Computer Science at the University of Hartford. Kady has two cats and one dog. In her spare time Kady volunteers at local animal shelters to work with feral cats. 

Robin Calamo, Receptionist

and Rudy

Robin started at GVH in 1998 and has worked as both receptionist and technician over the past 20 years. Robin worked  for two years in human medicine but realized her true love is animal  care. She returned to her home at GVH and is very happy to be back. Robin lives with her daughter and two dogs.