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Meet the friendly staff at Family Veterinary Center!

Sue Manning
Office Manager

Sue has a degree from Holyoke Community College in Veterinary Technology, and has been in the field for over 15 years.

Background

She spent most of her career in wellness hospitals with small animals, exotics, and reptiles but has also worked in emergency medicine as an ICU nurse. She has two cats of her own, both rescues. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling.


Cat Bowman
Veterinary Technician

Cat has been with Family Vets since 2006. She began her career in veterinary medicine at the age of 16 while she was still in high school and began her college degree in Pre-Vet.

Background

She previously worked in Florida and has completed additional training in canine/feline dentistry and has 2 years experience in veterinary emergency services. She is currently working to get her Wildlife Rehabilitation license and will focus mainly on squirrels and raccoons. Cat lives in Westfield with her long haired dachshund, Bullett (who you can visit at the clinic!) and enjoys cooking, crafting and Harry Potter.


Crystal Carlson
Veterinary Technician

Crystal graduated Holyoke Community College's Veterinary Technician program in 2008 with Bachelors degrees in Animal Science and Mathematics.

Background

She has been in the field for over 9 years before becoming a member of the Family Veterinary Center in March 2017. She has a 11 year old Husky named Kado. In her spare time she enjoys four-wheeling, snowmobiling, golfing, shopping and spending time with her family.


Lauren Grenier
Veterinary Assistant

Lauren's love for animals has brought her into the veterinary field as a career choice, with over four years of experience working as a veterinary assistant.

Background

Since a young age her passion for animals has given her the opportunity and privilege to actively foster and rescue pets and creatures of all kinds, including snakes, iguanas, horses, ferrets, and almost everything in between. When she's not spending time with her rescue pit bull "crystal", her rabbit "ziona", and her ducks and chickens then you can usually find Lauren in her gardens or working with stone. She also enjoys spending time on her art, including...


Jill Kopka
Certified Public Accountant

Jill has been with us since 2005 as a certified accountant and has been working with businesses all over the Valley for more than 25 years. Primarily, she works out of her West State St. location in Granby, MA, under the title Jill Kopka, CPA.


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Clinic Cat

Dr.
Robin Karlin

Dr. Robin Karlin is a graduate of Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has completed extensive post-graduate study in human homeopathy with Paul Herscu and Amy Rothenberg at the New England School of Homeopathy. She also attended acupuncture and chiropractic courses at Tufts University.

Background

Before co-founding Family Veterinary Center in 1989, Dr. Karlin owned and operated mobile veterinary practices called "House Calls for Smalls" and the "Animal House Doctor", as well as providing relief work for area practices. We still offer house calls to our clients (please call the office to check availability and prices.) She is a member of the AHVMA and the VBMA, is an affiliate of The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy, is a member of the House Rabbit Network, the House Rabbit Society, and the Massachusetts House Rabbit Society, Inc.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Haydenville Location

Monday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed