Our Team

All of us here at VCA Cromwell Animal Hospital are pet owners ourselves, and we know that bringing your furry family members to the hospital can sometimes be a stressful situation. We are here for you! 

We're a three doctor practice, open 6 days per week to serve you. We have office hours until 7:30pm four days per week, as well as on Saturdays.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Cromwell Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, and each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for you and your pet. We try to provide a relaxing atmosphere which really allows us to concentrate on you and your pet one on one.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

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Daniel Hurley
Co-Medical Director

Dr. Dan Hurley grew up in Cranston, RI, and then completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Duke University in Durham, NC in 1997. He returned to the northeast to earn his doctorate at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, in 2001, where he met his future wife and fellow veterinarian, Dr. Suzanne Gerber. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the MSPCA Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield, MA, Dr. Hurley moved to Connecticut and joined the Cromwell Animal Hospital and Kennels staff in 2002. Outside of the office, Dr. Hurley spends time with his family hiking and letterb...

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Sandra Gonyea
Hospital Manager

Sandy grew up in the area, and after attending Boston University and living in various parts of the country for a while, she returned to Connecticut where she has remained since 1989. She obtained veterinary technician certification in 2001. She has special interests in oncology, behavior and training, as well as small animal internal medicine.

Outside the office, Sandy enjoys cooking, photography, reading and hiking with the dogs, as well as spending time playing with and reading to her children. She shares her home with three dogs.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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