Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA 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 the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

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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.

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Diva Malinowski Green
DVM, cVMA Medical Director
Dr. Diva Malinowski Green is a Staff Veterinarian at VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital in Plainville, Connecticut. She is originally from Newington, CT and has wanted to be a veterinarian all her life! She attended local private schools, Mooreland Hill School and Miss Porter's School, before beginning on her cross-country journey to become a veterinarian!

Her adventure first led her to North Dakota, where she spent four years earning her undergraduate degree at North Dakota State University. That's right – that's the same school that Carson Wentz (Philadelphia Eagles quarterback) attended! Dr. Green has very fond memories of living in Fargo, ND and returns to visit often. Go Bison!

Her adventures then led her to Southern California where she spent four years attending veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine! Dr. Green loved the endless sunshine and beach days in the "winter", but missed New England fall days very much.

Upon graduation, Dr. Green began her career as a mixed animal practitioner in New Hampshire before deciding it was finally time to return home! She comes to VCA Old Canal Animal Hospital as a Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist with an eager attitude to help the animals of her home state! Don't miss out on a chance to ask her about acupuncture and cold laser therapy – she loves talking about it!

In her spare time, Dr. Green enjoys spending time with her very large family (she has 21 cousins!), traveling, and enjoying the outdoors. She has two trouble-making cats, Simon and Elliott. She also has a beloved Vizsla puppy named Vienna! Dr. Green and her husband are both scuba certified and enjoy diving whenever they have the chance!

Dr. Green's professional affiliations include the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
Nicole
CVT Hospital Manager
Nicole started her career 27 years ago with VCA. She graduated from Becker College in Leicester, MA, in 1999 with a degree in animal science. In 2000, she passed the test to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She worked at VCA Valley in South Windsor for 12 years, as an assistant, then a technician, then as a technician supervisor. In 2009, she was promoted to manager at VCA Vernon where she spent another 10 years. Nicole has been with VCA Old Canal since January 2020 and continues on her path to further her career in veterinary medicine and business management.

Veterinarians

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.

Administration

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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