Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Fitzgerald Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference.

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

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Laura Richards
DVM Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Laura Richards is from Pittsburgh, PA, and became a Vermont transplant after attending the University of Vermont. At UVM, she obtained a B.S. in Animal Science and a B.A. in Spanish. Undecided about a career path after undergrad, she started a small food business (making flavored popcorn to pair with beers!) while working as a receptionist at an animal hospital. She soon saw that veterinary medicine was her passion and attended Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated with honors. Dr. Richards is delighted to join the team at VCA Fitzgerald.

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Client Service Representative
Patty joined Fitzgerald Animal Hospital in 2015 as the Practice Manager although she worked for many years as a technician here. Patty has been a certified veterinary technician for over 35 years! She started her veterinary career at Vermont Technical College which had only begun offering the veterinary technician program. Her interests included cytology and laboratory but also had an opportunity to work with a veterinary ophthalmologist which then lead to her love of the eyes. What she has always enjoyed the most is interacting with the families and their pets. "What a fantastic job we have where we get to know...
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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.
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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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