Carole Rose, DVM

Dr. Carole Rose practices small animal medicine and surgery at South Windsor Veterinary Clinic. She obtained her veterinary degree from Cornell University and established our practice in 2002.

As is true of most folks who pursue a career in this field, animals have always been an integral part of Carole’s personal life as well. It’s hard to remember a time when there weren’t a couple of cats and a dog in the house (as well as a horse and a flock of chickens in the back yard). One of Carole’s best friends is a horse named John, a 30 year old Anglo-Arab gelding who made the trip to Ithaca and back (for veterinary school). He’s shared life changes and family loss, always ready with a friendly nudge or slobber. The unconditional devotion of a pet is something that has to be experienced to understand, and probably (if you’re reading this), you get it.

Carole says that veterinary medicine is fun because it keeps her in touch with animals every day. She gets to cuddle new puppies and kittens, to find ways to ease faithful senior pets through the aches and creaks of aging, and to be part of an awesome team whose focus every day is to make pets happier and healthier so they can spend more time with the people who love them.

Evolving science and technology in this field constantly provides an intellectual challenge, and gives each team member the opportunity to focus on particular aspects that are most interesting to them. Although she likes many aspects of my job, one area Carole is especially passionate about is veterinary dentistry. Often a hidden problem, time and again Carole has seen how much better a patient feels when his/her silent suffering is relieved through oral surgical procedures.

When Carole is not at the office, she will most likely be “on the move”, maybe riding a horse in the woods (with daughter, Maria and husband, Louie), or taking Westley (her dog) out for a walk or a play date with a friend. In the winter she’ll be snowmobiling or pretending to ski (not well) and in summer will be spending as much family time as she can on Vermont’s Connecticut River where water sports abound.

Krystle Schultz, Associate DVM

Growing up in Western Massachusetts, Krystle has always loved animals of every species. She obtained bachelors degrees in both Marine Biology and Animal Science from the University of Rhode Island. While she was there, she performed genetic research on beluga whales both in the wild and at Mystic aquarium. One day, while observing surgery on a harp seal, she realized her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Krystle obtained her veterinary degree from Tufts University. During her time there, she participated in research evaluating post operative pain in dogs following orthopedic surgery. Her favorite parts of veterinary school included spending two weeks in North Carolina to participate in the ASPCA’s Spay/Neuter Alliance and spending several weeks at the community outreach clinic. Although she enjoys all areas of veterinary medicine, she has special interests in both surgery and ophthalmology.

While she is not practicing veterinary medicine, Krystle enjoys cooking, watercolor painting and visiting the ocean every chance she gets.  Krystle and her fiancé, Jake, have a Boston terrier named Gamora and two very spoiled cats named Blake and Maggie. They also share their home with an axolotl named Jelly.

Client Care Specialist

Larisa joined out team as a Client Care Specialist in December 2015. Born in Denver, CO, Larisa grew up in Manchester, CT and was a certified veterinary technician for 10 years before making the decision to leave the field to become a stay at home mom. Larisa has returned to the career she loves and is on our “front line” with a devotion to making our clinic run smoothly. Larisa strives to provide personalized customer service to every client and their pets. You will find her at our front desk with a smile and eager to take a moment to give your pet some love. She is always willing to talk football too!.

Larisa now resides in Enfield with her family that includes a cat named Khufu and a leopard gecko named Bob. In her free time, she enjoys watching her daughter play basketball, listening to her son play drums, cuddling with her cat and rooting for her beloved Denver Broncos!

Client Care Specialist

Patty graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science then spent the next 7 years working as a technician at a local veterinary clinic. In 2002, when the South Windsor Veterinary Clinic opened, Patty was one of our very first employees. Dr. Rose referred to her as the “Chief Cook and Bottle Washer!” Patty stayed home with her children while they were young, then rejoined our team a few years ago as a receptionist. She loves helping pet owners care for their very special four-legged family members! When Patty is not at work, she is busy with her three teenagers, their sweet orange kitty – Pumpkin and their super silly rescue dog – Bodie!

Heather, CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician. Heather has been working at South Windsor Veterinary Clinic since April 2016. As a Veterinary Technician, you will discuss your pet’s needs with Heather before their physical with the Doctor or you will find Heather assisting in surgeries or dental procedures. Heather has always had a love for animals which is why she choose to get into Veterinary Medicine. Out of school, Heather started working in an animal shelter where she worked for 6 years and then decided to change her career path from shelter/ rescue to working in a hospital. Heather LOVES surgery days and loves the excitement and energy of surgery. Other than surgery Heather loves being able to cuddle and comfort every patient that comes into the exam room with her and the doctor.

Heather recently welcomed a new puppy into her family his name is Stewart! He has been a bundle of joy and he has been giving Heather a run for her money with all his puppy antics.

Shealah, CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician

Shealah has been with South Windsor Veterinary Clinic since March of 2020. You can find her in doctor appointments, surgery, helping out all of her colleagues around the hospital, and singing along to the music she is playing in her pocket or in the kitchen snacking on treats that Dr. Rose has brought in for the team. In 2019 she graduated with her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology at Middlesex Community College. She is passionate about providing quality care for her patients and preventive care as well. She enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of not only animals but their owners. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, hiking, going to the beach, traveling & shopping. She shares her home with her boyfriend Mitch, Valentine who is a Belgian Shepherd, and her two kitties Sterling and Tammy

Veterinary Assistant

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).

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 no matter how difficult the job can get she always manages to end the day with a positive attitude.

Raquel enjoys spending time with her family (including 2 nieces and a new baby nephew named Mateo! (Yay auntie life) She loves relaxing by her pool in the warm months and driving around town blasting Taylor Swift with her friends. Her fur family includes a spicy calico cat named Olivia and a few Standard Rabbits.

Veterinary Assistant

Hello there, I am Amy. After working as a Speech Language Pathologist for many years, it was time to begin a new journey working to help animals and their owners to fulfil my love of animals. I started working as a Veterinary Assistant here at SWVC in the Fall of 2020. I love working with such great team members and strive to help wherever needed. I have lots of compassion and empathy for animals and people who I encounter daily. I love that each day offers challenges and learning experiences to grow. I enjoy meeting patients and work hard to make them comfortable, loved and special as each one is unique. In my time away from work, I am a Mom to two elder cockatiels who have lots to ‘talk’ about. Yes, they do share their thoughts using real words -all good ones! I like to garden, spend time outdoors doing a variety of sports, traveling and reading thriller and mystery novels. I continue to take webinars to learn more within the field. Thank you for sharing my journey, I could not do it without you. See you soon.

Client Care Specialist

Hi, my name is Stacie. I became part of the team at South Windsor Veterinary Clinic in February 2020 as a receptionist. I have two daughters 10 and 8, who love animals just as much as I do. We have a toy poodle named Inka. Our family likes to take our dog to the park, go to the beach, amusement parks and when we travel we love to go to the zoo.