229 East Main St., Branford, CT 06405

Tel:203-488-5990   Fax:203-481-2825





Veterinary Technician

Jennifer joined our staff in July of 2017.  She lives in Branford with her husband, 4 cats (Binks, Halo, Arwen and Mercy), 2 dogs (Remy and Loki) and 2 ferrets (Jack and Harley).  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and playing video games.   




Veterinary Technician

    and Receptionist

Kenton Moore  DVM

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.

Mrs. Vanessa Capello



Veterinary Technician

Heather re-joined the team at Mill Pond in September of 2012 after returning from California where she worked at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA for 6 years. She grew up in Branford and currently lives in Branford. Heather has 2 cats, Molecule and Compton. She also has 2 dogs, GoGo and Shotgun and a Bearded Dragon named Freelance. Outside of work she likes to spend time with her husband, Pete, hike with her dogs and play poker.


Veterinary Technician

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.

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 2 cats, Leo and 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.

Dr. Yarrow graduated from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and received her BA from St. Michael's College in 1978. She practiced in VT and MA before heading home to be close to her parents. In 1992 she began CT Veterinary Housecall Practice while she looked for a location for her own hospital. In 1996 she located a building in Branford, and began remodeling. In 1997, she opened the doors to Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital. 
After 12 years the hospital outgrew its space, so in 2009 she relocated the hospital across the street into a newly remodeled space.  Dr. Yarrow enjoys horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, gardening and her Harley. She lives in Guilford with her husband, her Quarter Horse, Scotch, one Australian Cattle dog and one cat.

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



If you haven't had your pet to a veterinarian in a while, relax. We will start with a history and complete exam.

Wellness plan 

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.

What to Expect

Deborah Yarrow DVM

Meet Our Team


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. 

About Our Hospital




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.

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.

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.

Don has been a veterinary technician for 30 years. He is the senior technician. Don has been part of Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital since the hospital opened 15 years ago. He is involved in all aspects of the hospital and pet care in the hospital. Don lives in Guilford. Don's hobby includes playing his pedal steel guitar and guitar. He has a donkey named Sally and a rescue dog, "Baby Babette".

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.

Mrs. Adrenna D'Orlando



It's important to stay current with your pet's vaccinations, overall health, good nutrition and any behavior concerns.

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Veterinary Technician

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!!!

Kevin Wray VMD


Practice Manager

Mrs. Lorin Green 

client/Dog Days founder

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!

Ryan joined our staff in 2017.  She was born and raised in North Branford and now lives in Branford 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.

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 Milford with her boyfriend,  3 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.


Veterinary Technician

Megan joined the Mill Pond Veterinary Hospital staff in May of 2012 after graduating from the University of Connecticut. She lives in Branford with her husband and her two rescue dogs, Jetty and Ryder.  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. Meghan Amarante


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.

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. 

Chelsea Markleski  DVM

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.


Office Manager