Joanna B. McLaughlin, LVT, CCRA - Licensed Veterinary Technician, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant
I graduated from Mercy College in 1999 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. I became a Licensed Veterinary Technician shortly after graduation. In 2000, I began working at Norwalk Animal Hospital as a technician. In 2012 I completed my certification through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and joined my husband at Sound Paws. I developed an interest in physical therapy after experiencing its benefits first hand, with my young child. I have seen how much rehab can also help animals and am very proud to be part of the profession.
Blake Polett, CCRA, Technician Assistant, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant
Hi, I'm Blake. I work as a Tech Assistant and a Rehab Assistant. I have lived in Fairfield County all of my life and graduated from Manhattanville College in New York with a Master's in Teaching English. My parents taught me to have great respect and love for animals at an early age and I grew up with a rescued Doberman-mix, guinea pigs and rabbits. After college, I soon realized that my greatest passion in life is animal rescue. This love for animals and an interest in veterinary medicine led me to work at Norwalk Animal Hospital where I learn something new every day and treat every patient as if they were my own treasured pet. I currently have three rescued fur-children: Pepper, a Mini Schnauzer, Sugar a Pit Bull mix, and Presley, a very special cat. When not rescuing, pet-sitting or working at NAH, I enjoy shopping, baking, travel, and spending time with friends and family.
Josefina Aguilar, Technician Assistant
I have lived in Norwalk, CT since 1990. Of all the jobs I have held, working in the veterinary field has been the most rewarding. I have been working in the veterinary field for over seven years. In those years it has been a great learning experience. When not working I enjoy spending time with my family, petsitting, and dog walks.