Our Team

At the VCA Animal hospital of Vernon, we believe your pet is part of our family.

paw Team Spotlight
Dr. Daniel Shaiken
DVM Medical Director

Daniel Shaiken received his Bachelor's in Animal Science from UConn in 2013 and went on to get his DVM at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. He rejoined the VCA family in February 2022 as relief before joining us as our Medical Director at VCA Vernon. Dr. Shaiken, his wife, Casey, 2 cats (Ollie, 9 years; and Shea, 8 years) as well as his 2 dogs (Pattie, 12 years, Lab mix; and Murphy, 5 years, Great Pyrenees), currently live in Glastonbury, CT.

He loves building long term relationships with pet parents and empowering them to play an active role in their pet's medical care.

In his spare time, Dr...

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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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