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Arick Barsch
Co-Team Lead Emergency/Critical Care Technician CVT
Arick resides in Avon but grew up in New Britain. As a child he spent the summers in North Truro, Cape Cod Massachusetts at the family's summer home on the beach. To this day he still feels a deep connection with Cape Cod and a nostalgic feeling of all the great memories as a child, that he still continues to try to make it up there every year. Arick lives with his better half, a veterinary surgeon at an outside Specialty Hospital, and they have two children Ellie and Sawyer, a Golden Retriever named Remmington, Oliver a ShiPoo, Jack a Shih Tzu, Michonne and Rick who are both domestic shorthairs, a goldfish named Gobie, and a Russian Tortoise named Shelly. In his "free time" he loves teaching Sawyer how to fix things and bringing Ellie on turtle hunts.

Arick's passion is Reptiles and Amphibians with a Special Interest in Turtles and Tortoises. He has spent just about his entire life trekking through swamps and wetlands searching for snakes and turtles to record and photograph. He has been involved with many studies and research projects across the country and has co-authored various publications with regards to Road Mortality in Turtles and working with National Geographic, using their "Crittercam" to monitor Connecticut's indigenous turtle species.

Arick first became involved with Veterinary Medicine 17 years ago. He first worked in animal research as a Veterinary Technician and credentialed as a Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) and continued to move towards private practice. Arick has a leadership background, and has completed Patterson Veterinary University's Management Courses, and has taken courses through AAHA's Veterinary Management Institute. Arick has a degree in Animal Science and Liberal Arts, and has obtained Fear Free Certification. As a Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT), he is currently working towards obtaining Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) credentials in Emergency and Critical Care. Arick loves the energy and fast paced environment of Emergency and Critical Care, and is passionate about providing every patient the Gold Standard of Care.

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