Veterinary Behavior Consultations, PC

14 RIdgedale Rd.
Bethel, CT 06801


Meet April:

I have been in the animal field since I was 14 years old and I always knew that working with animals was something I wanted to be a part of. As a teenager, I decided to go to a special high school that specialized in animal husbandry.  I began volunteering to walk dogs until, through hard work, I was given the opportunity to be a tech assistant.  That memory is still so strong as I remember how excited I was to be able to help the techs with the medical procedures the animals needed. Finally, as I continued my education, I was promoted to veterinary technician where i grew and worked as a technician for almost 20 years.  I recently began on a new journey in helping animals. I am now working on the behavior team under Dr Lindell board certified behaviorist and Veterinarian. I am excited to learn more about behavior and where this journey will take me.

Over the years, my love for animals has grown and I have wanted to and been able to help more. In October 2011, I went back to school to become an animal control officer (animal cop), a license I still hold.  Protecting and caring for animals is just a part of who I am and rescuing animals holds a big place in my heart.  Currently, my home hosts a small zoo, consisting of 5 cats (Gracie, Mollie, Mushie, Trouble, & Rags), and 1 dog (Maggie). All of my pet children are rescues - each of them has a story to tell.  Trouble, our youngest, is a Bengal cat mix that aptly earns her name.  Gracie is the matriarch of the cat family, a 12 year old calico that has an affinity for warm clothes dryers.  Mollie and Mushie are sisters and where you find one, the other is never far away.  Rags is the latest addition to our household.  A stray that made his way to our front porch, he has no claws and almost no teeth so it was a no brainier that he had to come inside and join the zoo.  On the dog side, Maggie was rescued at 8 months of age and continues to impress me with her growth and cuteness.

So as you can see, animals are quite literally my life.