Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital of East Hartford 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 several individuals, and each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for you and your pet. Our hospital team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for you and your pet. We look forward to meeting you and your pets.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Frank McAleer
Medical Director
Dr. Frank McAleer, better known as Dr. Mac, graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1994. He received his DVM from the University of Minnesota in 1998. He served in the army as a veterinarian in North Carolina and the Middle East for 3 years prior to joining VCA in 2001. Currently Dr. Mac, his wife, 2 daughters, dogs, cat, chicken and goats live in Coventry.
Michele Daglio
Hospital Manager

Hello! My name is Michele, I have been with VCA since June of 2001. It's an honor to be part of such a caring and professional team! I have had the privilege of working and managing many of our VCA hospitals in CT and RI. I am honored to be managing VCA Animal Hospital of East Hartford. I have a golden retriever named "Ozzy" and 2 cats named "Raider" and "Theo." In my free time, my husband and I love spending time with our pets, swimming, hiking and going to the beach.


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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