The friendly, professional staff at VCA Naugatuck 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.
Dr. Berlinski joined VCA Naugatuck Animal Hospital in 2016 as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Berlinski graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine where she received her DVM in 2015. Dr. Berlinski is originally from south of Boston where most of her family still resides. Since 2018 she has been our acting medical director and is always looking to keep our standards of care and excellence in the veterinary field as current and exemplary as possible. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).
Dr. Berlinski lives with her husband Chris, and their three cats, Milo, Otis, and Winky.
Melanie has been at Naugatuck Veterinary Hospital since 2008 in many different roles. She gets excited when meeting new clients and all of their four legged (or 3 or 2 or 1) family members. VCA Naugatuck is one of her biggest loves and she strives in making sure that you are treated like family here as much as the staff and your pets are. Together with her amazing team at VCA Naugy, she does her best to make sure that you are always being provided with the very best medical care the state has to offer, with caring, patience and kindness. She is also very, very proud of our Fear Free hospital standing and loves watching our clients see the big difference it makes in their overall experience.
At home she has 2 lovely cats and one crazy dog. Her free time is best enjoyed with her young daughter or adult son, watching the New York Mets or tennis, eating exotic foods, cooking for friends, or spending a day in Manhattan enjoying the theater.
Feel free to ask to meet her if you haven't. She would love to meet you and listen to any suggestions or kind words you would like to share.