Ellington Center Animal Clinic, P.C.
Quality, Compassionate Care for your Family Pets

Meet The Staff

Christina Rudnik

Veterinary Receptionist & Office Assistant since March 2017

Christina has an Associates's Degree from Asnuntuk Community College and is a full-time employee who divides her time between the front desk and the back office.  She is responsible for providing client service @ the front desk and on the phone.  She also assists with many of the back office tasks such as data entry, coupons, rebates, and marketing.   When not at work, Christina enjoys creative activities such as photography and scrap-booking as well as tennis.  She has a companion house rabbit named Copper.  Her favorite thing about working at ECAC?  Meeting all the different breeds of pets…  and who doesn’t love meeting new puppies?

Chelsea Loomis

Veterinary Receptionist since August 2017

Chelsea is a full-time Veterinary Receptionist responsible for front-desk, telephone, online and in-person client service experiences.  She is a certified Veterinary Technical Assistant (VTA) through the Animal Behavior College.  Chelsea is the proud mother of two children and the family enjoys playing outside, hiking and going to the beach.  They have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and an iguana.  Chelsea loves all animals because they are always happy to see you.  Chelsea enjoys her role as Veterinary Receptionist at a small practice because she gets to know clients and patients.  

Nicole Buske

Veterinary Receptionist since May 2018

Nicole has been working in the veterinary field since February of 2015 and enjoys the client connections and responsibilities of being a client service representative.  She has a bulldog-cocker spaniel mixed breed dog named Stella.  Nicole enjoys working with pets and with people who love pets.  

Erika Haynes

Veterinary Receptionist since June 2018

Erika has been a life long animal lover and advocate.  She graduated from Bolton High School and Manchester Community Technical College.  Erika has worked in small animal veterinary hospitals for over ten years in North Carolina and Connecticut before joining our team.  Erika enjoys helping clients and pet patients.  She has a passion for companion animals of all kinds.  

Dylan Pincince

Technician Supervisor since May 2010

Dylan is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and has been working on our team since May 2010.  He was promoted in March 2018 to Technician Supervisor, providing leadership, training and supervision to our veterinary support staff.  He has 2 cats (Whisper & Fenster),  an Amazon parrot named Timmy, , a duck named Delores and occasional wildlife guests while they rehabilitate.  He enjoys assisting the veterinarians, trying to improve and enrich the lives of the patients.  “I enjoy observing and experiencing the special bond between man and animal.   Every personality is unique and each animal has personal adaptations.  Although not all personalities are agreeable, for the most part, animals are more agreeable than humans, at least to me, most of the time."  

Lora Fowler

Veterinary Technician since May 2018

Lora has over 20 years of experience in the veterinary field.  She lives with her family and enjoys hiking, running, kayaking.  She trains and competes in agility and rally obedience with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  She also lives with 2 cats, a goat and chickens!  Lora loves working at Ellington Center Animal Clinic because she enjoys being around people that love animals as much as she does.  

Wendi Butler

Veterinary Technician since May 2018

Wendi is a Veterinary Technician who has been in the field since 2013.   Wendi & her husband have 4 beloved pets, 2 dogs (a lab-boxer rescue named Cleetis and a French Bulldog-Pug cross named Riddim), 1 rescue cat named Autumn and a chinchilla named Cheech!  Obviously, Wendi loves anmals, but she especially loves happy tail wags and unconditional loving licks. Pets are wonderfully loyal and seem to have never-ending love and devotion.

Olivia Rasmussen

Veterinary Assistant since March 2018

Olivia enjoys her role as a Veterinary Assistant because she loves the interaction with furry patients and she is gaining a lot of experience and knowledge.   Although she is a phlebotomist, she has chosen a career path working with animals.  She lives with her dogs Mia and Tater, her cat Simba and a bunny named Lepus.  

Mia Desroches

Veterinary Assistant since December 2017

Mia and her family have two cats, Pip & Po.  She has a Veterinary Assistant Certificate from Asnuntuck College.  She enjoys working with companion animals, has a special fondness for Corgis, and loves that pets brighten up your day.   Mia is an avid reader and movie watcher, but also enjoys physical adventures like hiking and soccer.   At Ellington Center Animal Clinic, Mia enjoys working closely with the doctors and veterinary technicians and learning something new every day.    

Apurva Gangakhedkar

Clinic Assistant since February 2018

Apurva is a part-time clinic assistant who is a sophomore at UCONN in the animal science program.  She is very talented, and has been helping out at the clinic with infection control and sanitation, exam room preparation, medical records, etc.  She has been kept very busy helping to convert our paper medical records into electronic records as we prepare to go paperless!   In addition to working, Apurva loves to dance and play tennis.  

Ron Caron

Practice Manager since April 2004

Ron is our practice manager.  He is responsible for overseeing client services, human resources, community relations, payroll, inventory, book keeping, and website development.  “We are very fortunate to have clients who view their pets as members of the family.  Our staff works hard to make the experience at the veterinarian's office to be as comfortable as possible - for both people and their pets.”