Raquel started working for SWVC in November of 2014. As a veterinary assistant Raquel works in many aspects of the hospital. You will see her helping restrain and comfort patients during treatments and procedures, or at the front desk helping out our clients and answering our busy phones. Raquel’s passion for helping animals started at a young age but her interest for working in the veterinary field became apparent when she took a Veterinary Assistant elective in high school (and passed with flying colors). She knew at that moment she wanted to work with animals and their humans. She been doing it ever since.
Raquel considers working closely with the doctors and helping them with diagnostics and treatments to be the most rewarding part of her job. She enjoys watching a pet recover over time due to the diligent efforts of her fellow staff members and veterinarians and she believes that no matter how difficult the job can get, there’s nothing else she would rather be doing.
Raquel lives in East Hartford with her family that includes a crazy calico cat named Olivia and some rabbits and hens. In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with friends and loved ones.