North Veterinary Clinic

North Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Ashford, CT. The professional and courteous staff at North Veterinary Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. North Veterinary Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Ashford and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how North Veterinary Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

  • North Veterinary Clinic
  • 118 Ashford Center Rd
  • Ashford,CT 06278
  • Phone: (860) 487-0479
  • Fax:(860) 429-6340
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  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Catherine North, DVM

    Veterinarian / Owner

    Dr. North established North Veterinary Clinic in 1994 to provide personalized health care to area pets. A native New Englander, Dr. North graduated from Michigan State University in 1983. After spending several years in mixed animal practice in Michigan, she and her family moved to Connecticut. Dr. North and her family share their home with dogs, cats, horses, sheep, and chickens, many of which are "second chance rescues." Says Dr. North: "Animals are my passion, both home and at work. They have enriched my life in so many ways."
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1983
    Education:
    Michigan State University
  • Ben Shryock, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    Ben Shryock, DVM joined North Veterinary Clinic
    in June 2017. He graduated from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and has been working in general practice for the last year. He attended undergraduate and graduate school in
    Washington State, earning a Master’s Degree in Bird Population Ecology from the University of Washington. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Ben enjoys spending time with his family and dogs in the woods or at the beach.  He has been training and competing in dog sports for 11 years, competing in flyball, agility, dock dogs and whippet racing and generally enjoying having fun with dogs.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kristin Williams, DVM

    Veterinarian 

     

    Kristin Williams D.V.M. joined North Veterinary Clinic part time in December 2016. She is a full time Veterinarian at Pieper Veterinary in Essex CT. Dr. Williams graduated from Tufts Vet School in 2008. Prior to deciding to go to veterinary school she graduated from Dartmouth college in 1996 with a double major in economics and sociology. She has lived in Maine, and western NY, and returned to CT in 2015. When Dr. Williams is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband (a fellow veterinarian) and her three dogs, rescue cats, horses, and her two Brown Swiss steer named John and Henry!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Laura

    Practice Manger 

    Laura joined our team the as Practice Manager.  She combines her love of all animals with her managerial skills to bring support to all aspects of the clinic.  Laura’s spare time is dedicated to her farm that is sanctuary to a menagerie of senior pets including:  A UConn Morgan named U.C. Last Tango, a blind English Setter named Maizy, 4 adorable hens who keep the ticks at bay, 2 ewes and a wide variety of rescue cats.  Laura says: “My animals are my babies and caring for them into their golden years is a calling and a joy.”   “It is a privilege to be a part of North Vet Clinic where all our patients are treated like family”   

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 18, 2017
    Education:
    University of Connecticut
  • Carrie

    Veterinary Technician

    Carrie has worked with Dr. North for 20 years. She has a bachelor'™s degree in animal science and is a certified veterinary technician. Through continuing education, Carrie has expanded her knowledge in her field of special interest, cytology. She is a founding member of the professional organization VHCT2, the Veterinary Health Care Team of Connecticut. Away from the office, Carrie and her husband enjoy the company of their cats and German Shepherd dogs.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1982
    Education:
    University of New Hampshire
  • Tania

    Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

    Tania has been with North Veterinary Clinic since 1994. Prior to that, Tania worked at a nationally recognized show kennel and boarding facility as a groomer. Through the years working as a groomer and a veterinary assistant, Tania has gained the extraordinary ability to comfortably and securely handle even our most nervous patients. She has expanded her veterinary knowledge base by attending annual continuing education seminars. Tania enjoys spending time with her two sons and also her four-legged family members. She is also a certified wildlife rehabilitator, and enjoys working closely with several local wildlife rehabilitators.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1994
  • Samantha

    Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

    Samantha joined North Veterinary Clinic in 2009. Samantha'™s animal career began as she was a young adult, working at boarding kennels and supervising doggy daycares. After earning her associates degree in animal care from Becker College in 2008, she began working as an animal control officer. Samantha prides herself in helping pet owners understand the treatments and medications prescribed for their pet. She also holds a special place in her heart for rescued and unsocialized pets. In Samantha'™s free time she enjoys caring for and spending time with her daughter and her own pets a Chihuahua/corgi cross, three rescue cats, and ferret.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    Becker College
  • Amy

    Veterinary Assistant

    Amy joined us at North Veterinary Clinic in March of 2011, with four years previous experience working as a veterinary assistant. For twelve years she also worked at a nationally recognized show kennel. Amy is knowledgeable about many breeds of dogs but holds a special place in her heart for sight hounds. Amy enjoys working with animals, her favorite part of the job being getting to know the individual personalities of the patients. Amy spends her free time pet sitting, and enjoys the company of her two cats when she's home.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
  • Vicki

    Veterinary Technician

    Vicki joined North Veterinary Clinic in June 2016.  She earned her associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Northwestern Connecticut Community College in 2005.  She then received her certification as a veterinary technician from CVMA in 2005 and the MVTA in 2015.  Vicki also received her hairdresser license in 2013.  She lives with her fiancé Stephen, their son Louis, and 2 cats; Priscilla and Eleanor.  Vicki also enjoys sharing her knowledge in animal nutrition, and in her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, yoga, and time with her family. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
    Education:
    Northwestern Connecticut Community College
  • Katie

    Veterinary Technician

    Katie joined our team at North Veterinary Clinic in August of 2017. She has been a vet tech for 7 years. Katie worked in restaurant field for many years, playing multiple roles from food runner to bar manager, honing her customer service skills and abilities to multi-task. She decided to make a career switch because she “wanted to make a difference” and has always loved animals! Katie graduated from Framingham State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and phycology. In Katie’s free time she enjoys volunteering and fostering for a local cat rescue, Here Today Adopted Tomorrow. She has 6 rescue cats at home, 2 rescue dogs, and many chickens. Katie comes from a big family and has many nieces and nephews she spends time with as well as her husband, Casey. 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Education:
    Framingham State University
  • Michaela

    Student and Veterinary Assistant

    Michaela is currently a student at UCONN, who hopes to become a veterinarian. She began working with North Vet in February 2018.  Her goal is to learn as much about the veterinary field as possible. Michaela hopes to someday specialize in surgery, exotic pets, or zoo animals. Michaela was born and raised in New York City. When she is not at work and school you can find Michaela doing homework or working on her honors research project. She has a very friendly Shih tzu who loves belly rubs in NYC, and she adopted a mixed breed small dog from the pound to be her companion while in school.   

    Years in Practice:
    Dec 14, 2018
    Education:
    University of Connecticut
  • Madelyn

    Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant 


    Madelyn joined our team August of 2018. She attended UCONN majoring in Animal Science, while playing on the polo team. Madelyn has been riding and training horses for several years, with a focus on Thoroughbreds. She worked at Bolton Veterinary Hospital in various positions around the hospital before coming to North Vet. Madelyn says “It makes me happy to be able to help people give the best care to their pets, while watching their bond grow stronger and seeing them grow together.” Madelyn and her husband have two fur babies, a black lab known for her clumsiness and goofy personality, and an Australian Cattle dog who is a stick stealer, loves to hog the bed, and a cuddle bug!

    Years in Practice:
    Dec 04, 2018
    Education:
    University of Connecticut