Kris and Eric Park purchased East Side Veterinary Clinic in 2004
Eric was born in Meriden, CT. His interests include skiing, mountaineering, rock and ice climbing and wood carving. He received his DVM degree from Colorado State University where he met his wife, Kris.
Kris is from Glendale, AZ. She obtained her DVM from Colorado State University. She enjoys travel and the great outdoors.
Kris and Eric have 2 children. They also have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fish and 2 guinea pigs, 2 horses, a bunny and a snake! Together they love spending time with family, camping, and hiking.
Both Dr. Park's look forward to meeting you and your pet(s) and are happy you are joining the East Side family
Cindy has worked at East Side Veterinary Clinic since 1987. She is married with 3 children ( 2 of them being four-legged). She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family.
Sydney was born and raised in CT. She is a Uconn graduate with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation. After teaching high school in New Haven for a few years, Sydney realized she wanted to work with animals. She volunteered her summer at East Side learning from the ground up and is now a full time staff member. In her free time she enjoys video games, reading books and snuggling with her two cats.
Kara has been a Vet Tech at East Side since 2017. She has been a Vet Tech for many years and brings a level of expertise to her role. After assisting in surgery Kara is excellent at post surgical recovery and many animals get held and snuggled by Kara as they wake up. Outside of work Kara stays very busy with her family, pets and playing softball.
Chelsea is a receptionist at East Side. Her positive, can- do attitude makes her a wonderful addition to the front end team. Chelsea always has a smile on her face, and that smile comes through when helping clients both in person and on the phone. Chelsea is the mom to 5 furry babies, is a licensed massage therapist and enjoys spending time at the beach.
Cindy V. grew up in the Midwest but settled with her family locally. She got her Vet Assistant certificate from Middlesex and began working at East Side in 2013. She loves working with animals and has both a dog and a cat at home. Cindy is a level 2 reiki consultant and loves working with animals who are highly stressed or coming out from surgery, it is a wonderful tool to have at the clinic.
Ayanna joined East Side as Practice Manager in 2021. Her professional background is in Healthcare Administration. She loves animals and is looking forward to getting to know all the clients at the clinic. Outside of work she loves cooking, reading, traveling and spending quality time with family.
Rose grew up with a love for animals; when it was time for college her decision was easy, she wanted to be in the Veterinary field. She got an internship at East Side and due to her hard work and passion has become a full time member of our staff.
Rebecca began at East Side as an Intern in March of 2014, she now is a full time staff member working as a receptionist and helping in the back with the animals. Rebecca is a hard worker, always positive and is constantly pushing herself to learn more while tirelessly working to solve any issues that arise.
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