Ryan joined our staff in 2017. She was born and raised in North Branford and now lives there with her fiance, cat and dog. In her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking with her dog Lexi and hanging out with her neighbors.
Pete grew up in West Haven and now lives in Branford with his wife, 2 dogs, 2 cats and a bearded dragon. In his spare time Pete enjoys drawing, reading and excels in video games. He is an asset to our hospital and is great with nursing care for all our pets.
Mr. Jim Krupp
Mrs. Kelly Murphy Thompson
The most wonderful caring, compassionate and knowledgeable staff ever!!! We have a dog that had very complex medical needs and a specialist told us we had about 6 months left with her. Doc, Donny and all the crew are exceptional and have helped us "heal " her - 18 months later. No place better!!!
Mrs. Michelle Bojarski
It isn't enough to say they are wonderful people that offer top of the line care. It still wouldn't do justice to say that the staff is ALWAYS knowledgable and friendly and helpful, and that the animals comfort and well being come first no matter what. There aren't enough words to offer the right amount of praise to this fine facility and those that work tirelessly to care for our beloved furry, feathered, or otherwise four legged family. ❤️ Thank you.
Victoria came to Mill Pond in December of 2010. Victoria previously worked at an animal hospital in Stamford as a technician, but wanted to work in a happier and more challenging hospital. She has an 8 year old collie, Mustang, who is a rescue and also an adopted fish. In her free time she enjoys cooking, baking, reading and hunting. She is active with the Orange Fire Department Auxiliary and Connecticut Crankin' Yanks Model T Club. She lives in Ansonia with her husband, George.
Eve is our practice manager. She is responsible for the smooth daily operation of the hospital and its paperwork, computers, staff, etc.
Basically, Eve is responsible for everything! She will even jump in and assist a doctor or make your pet cozy. You will see her at the front desk, you will hear her on the phone and she will hug you when you are having a hard day. Eve lives in Branford with her husband, daughter, dogs, cats and bird . Her hobbies are gardening, hiking and going to the lake.
Millpond veterinarians are AMAZING. They are so compassionate and provide A+ care for all their animals. They provide outstanding care for all their animals and truly love them. Thank you to all of the staff but a special thank you to Donny and Dr. Yarrow. Thank you for teaching me how to be a dog owner
Mrs. Lorin Green
client/Dog Days founder
If you haven't had your pet to a veterinarian in a while, relax. We will start with a history and complete exam.
We treat every animal that walks through our doors as though it was our own.
Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital, P.C. opened its doors in 1987, the answer to the dream of Dr. Deborah J. Yarrow. Our facility was built to provide comprehensive wellness, medical and surgical care for pets, with a feeling of comfort and warmth for everyone we see.
The philosophy of Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital, PC, is to provide the best possible care and compassion to our patients and clients. With that as our primary goal, clients will want to return to our practice and our patients will feel at ease. Staff and client education on proper pet care, has steadfastly been a cornerstone of this hospital with the hope that it will lead to a higher quality and further enriched life of the patients we care for.
We work hard to maintain an excellent staff of doctors, receptionists, veterinary technicians and technician assistants. Our staff is a great team, with the right mix of skills and backgrounds, and has been carefully chosen to provide the excellent care for your pet.
Mrs. Kathleen A.
I'm a true crazy cat lady, with only one pampered feline at a time... was a bit nervous about bringing my semi-feral nugget to a new vet, but all went smooth. Didn't have to wait in waiting room, was attended to pretty promptly, and my cat was a true trooper, due to the professional handling and attention she received. I'll be back next year for her annual. Good job Mill Pond Vet Hospital.
Dr. Markleski graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2010 with a degree in Animal Science. She was then accepted to Ross University in St.Kitts, where she earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2014.
Originally from Branford, but has since moved to West Haven. Dr. Markleski enjoys hiking with her dog, Moe, spending time on the beach and traveling. She also shares her house with three cats from St.Kitts.
Dr. Kevin Wray graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology in 2004 from Bucknell University and then went on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.
Dr. Wray is originally from Pennsylvania, and moved to Connecticut in 2008 after graduating from veterinary school. He enjoys hiking, photography, mountain biking and remodeling his house in his spare time. He shares his house with his dog, Addie, and three cats, Taz, Missy and Blase.
Sheri started working with us in April 2010, as a receptionist. Prior to joining our staff she worked for a 24-hour emergency hospital for 3 years where she managed the front office for a year. Sheri lives in Hamden with her teenage son, Fabian, beautiful terrier, Juicy and her cat, Dustin. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and also traveling. When you come into our office you will be greeted by her big smile and warm personality.
Mrs. Adrenna D'Orlando
Mill Pond has helped so many dogs from shelters not only receive quality veterinary care at reduced costs but also they have reached out as loving adopters and fosters. The professionalism, experience and love of all animals are more reasons to bring your 'family' here - kudos MPVH!
It's important to stay current with your pet's vaccinations, overall health, good nutrition and any behavior concerns.
We will help you put together a health and nutrition plan that fits your pets' age and activity. Bringing out the best in your pet.
Dr. Kenton Moore graduated From University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. He moved to Connecticut with his wife immediately after graduation to begin working at the Clinton Veterinary Hospital, assuming he would stay two or three years and then move on. After 42 years there he sold the practice. He has now decided to continue doing veterinary acupuncture, a specialty he has been certified in for the last 14 years. He and his wife have raised two fine sons, and over the years, nine cats, five dogs and two cockatiels. His outside interests include bird watching, photography, gardening, and traveling.
I have known Dr. Yarrow and Don since the days when Doc used to make house calls; we have a relationship that spans decades. Simply put, no one else has ever touched our pets; and no one ever will.
The vets and staff at Mill Pond are the best! Dr Yarrow has given my show dogs the kind of care I need to keep everyone in top condition. The facility is modern and immaculate. After your visit, there is next day follow-up to be sure your pets are doing well. I can't say enough good things about Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital.
I take my senior doggie, Getty here. The staff love him and seem like they really care about the animals. They take good care of my old boy.
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Jen joined the Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital Staff in June of 2015. She is always smiling and happy to assist anybody with anything they may need. Jen lives in East Haven with her fiance, 2 cats and a hedgehog. When Jen is not working you can find her taking care of her animals and spending time with her family and friends.
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Mrs. Meghan Amarante
Dr. Irving “CJ” Minott graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary
Science with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine in 2007 from the University of
Maine. He then moved to Colorado and worked as a veterinary assistant while applying
to vet schools. He went on to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross
University in 2012 after doing clinical and surgical rotations at Auburn University and
externships at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and the Animal Medical Center, both in Manhattan. Dr. Minott started practice in New York and then moved to Connecticut in
2013. He was an Associate Veterinarian and then Chief of Staff at his previous practice
before coming to work at Mill Pond in June 2019. He has a strong interest in veterinary
dentistry and its associated advanced techniques. Dr. Minott’s furry family consists of 4 cats and 1 dog. In his spare time, he enjoys
playing with his son and doing home renovations.
Megan joined the Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital staff in May of 2012 after graduating from the University of Connecticut. She lives in North Branford with her husband, her two rescue dogs, Jetty and Ryder and her rescue cat Mango. In her free time she enjoys traveling, going the the beach and kayaking with her husband and dogs. In the future Megan hopes to have a business of her own that caters to animals' needs.
Mrs. Vanessa Capello