Kris and Eric Park, DVMVeterinarians/Owners
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
Robin Souza, DVMVeterinarian
Having always had a love of animals since a very early age, Robin pursued her dream and graduated as a veterinarian from Tufts University in 1993. After moving to CT and getting married, she began working at ESVC in 1993 where she has been since. Aside from work and family activities with her grown children, she enjoys gardening, photography, bird watching, scrapbooking, and needlework.
Ayanna joined East Side as Practice Manager in 2021. She attended the University of Bridgeport earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is completing her Master of Science in Organizational Psychology at the University of Hartford. Her professional background is in Healthcare Administration and organizational management. 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.
Karissa has been at East Side as a technician since 2019. She had a love for animals at a very young age. Nutrition for cats and dogs is one of her interests! Karissa and her husband help out volunteering at a local rescue. Karissa enjoys spending time with her husband, son and their dogs. Her cheerful smile and friendly attitude always shine through when she is working with clients and their furry loved ones.
Jessica started her career in the veterinary field in 2011 when she interned at East Side. She was hired as a receptionist and through hard work and dedication, earned a spot as one of our amazing technicians. She then took a break and gained valuable experience and skill that recently led her back to her East Side home. Jessica is a wife, mother of 2 kids and 3 fur babies. She is so excited to be back with her East Side family.
Tanashia is one of our newest technicians at East Side. She attended the University of New Hampshire and Becker college where she completed her Bachelors in equine science. She has two cats named sushi and bento after her love for sushi. She is a health enthusiast with a caring nature for all living things. In her spare time she likes to ride horses and go to the gym. Her patience and dedication to the animals make her a great asset to the clinic.
Cindy GVeterinary Receptionist
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.
Cindy VVeterinary Receptionist
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. Cindy is a level 2 reiki practitioner who strongly believes in the spiritual and emotional bonds we have with our pets. In addition to her human family, she is guardian to a Dachshund and a tortoiseshell cat. Her patient, caring and compassionate demeanor bring a sense of peace to animals (and humans) when they enter the clinic.
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.
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.
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.
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 regular staff member. In her free time she enjoys video games, reading books and snuggling with her two cats.
Dana has worked in the veterinary field for 35 years, is married with a daughter and has 7 adorable cats - all rescues! She has a passion for animals and making sure clients are well-educated on the individual needs of their furry loved ones. She brings a great deal of expertise to the front desk and the clinic.
Theo is the clinic ambassador. He's one of the first staff members who will greet you and your pets when you arrive. He walks throughout the facility making sure all the animals are being treated with kindness, love and the utmost respect. He enjoys naps, snacks, head rubs and impromptu conversations about which staff member brought him lunch for the day.