At Beckett & Associates, we’re proud of our progressive approaches to comprehensive pet care! We’re also proud of our outstanding team of dedicated veterinarians! You can meet them here:
Beth earned her degree in veterinary technology from Becker College in Massachusetts. She worked with Dr. Beckett in the 1980s and 1990s, and then took time off to start a family. Beth returned to Beckett and Associates in September 2013 as a receptionist. She is now one of our supervisors and our “mom”ager. Beth has two black labs, Sherman and Clyde and one cat, Russell. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also likes hiking and biking.
Heather joined our team in December 2013 as a receptionist. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Arts from Becker College. In addition to being a supervisor and receptionist, Heather is our Social Media & Marketing specialist. Heather has a passion for music, and has become the office DJ. She lives with her husband and their cat Alfie. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and painting.
Courtny has been working at Beckett and Associates since the fall of 2007. She has worn (and continues to wear) almost every hat in our hospital: receptionist, kennel assistant, anesthesia tech and large animal assistant. When she is not assisting our Doctors, she is managing our inventory and being one of our team leaders. Courtny loves her multiple roles here at Beckett and Associates she says that every day she learns something new. In her spare time she loves to ride horses, spend time with her 4 fur babies and Fiancé.
Kelley began her employment at Beckett & Associates in October of 2016. She studied Business and Accounting at Goodwin College in East Hartford. Kelley takes care of the business operations behind the scenes but loves the moments she sneaks away from her desk to snuggle and love our precious patients. Outside of work, Kelley spends her time with her 4 children and their many extra-curricular activities. On the rare occasion that she has free time, she loves sitting by the ocean. Kelley is honored to be a part of the Beckett & Associates family and is happy to help you with any questions you may have, if she doesn't know the answer, she will find it for you.
Julie joined our team in the Fall of 2017. She started working in the veterinary field in 2004 while living in Tennessee. You will find Julie at our front desk making sure every patient feels at home; she often gives them cute nicknames. Her true passion is helping rescued pets find their 'furever' home- Julie still assists a rescue group that she worked closely with down in TN. In her spare time Julie enjoys going on adventures with her husband, two children and her black lab 'Sassy Pants.'
Jodie interned with Beckett and Associates the summer of 2015 while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree. After earning her B.S. in Equine studies from the University of New Hampshire, she began her career with us in May of 2016. Although the majority of her college education was in large animal medicine, she has been growing & expanding her knowledge into all aspects of the veterinary field. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her menagerie of animals. This includes her cats Shadow & Seamus, her dog Cherry, her horse Song, her goat A.J. & her chickens.
Kayla graduated University of Rhode Island in 2013 with a Bachelors of Animal Science degree. She’s been with us since January 2016 and is currently enrolled in Veterinary Technician online courses to become a certified Veterinarian Technician. Kayla is also interested in dog physical rehabilitation and works at Wizard of Paws in Colchester. She has been at Wizard of Paws since 2013 and has a passion in alternative pain management for animals. When Kayla is not working you can find her snuggling her rabbit Hazel, or her dog Moose.
Taylor started with us in June 2017. Since then, she has gained so much experience and knowledge about the veterinary field. You can find her assisting in appointments or going out on farm calls with our doctors. In her spare time, Taylor loves to ride her horse Carson and compete in adult hunter shows.
Donna recently joined the Beckett team in June after completing the veterinary assistant course at MCC. She was previously employed in human care as an EMT and patient transport for seven years. She grew up on her grandparent’s farm, happily spending most of her time in the barn doing chores and tending to the animals. In her spare time, you can find Donna with her husband, two Shetland sheepdogs and two cats. She enjoys time with her family, working in her garden and researching family genealogy.
Stephanie recently joined the Beckett team in October 2019. She has always had a pasion for helping and taking care of animals of all shapes and sizes. She studied Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is looking forward to continuing her education with the Beckett family. When shes not working Stephanie loves to watch movies, go hiking, and spend time with her three dogs, Cookie, Bella, and Lolo.
Raimo joined our staff this year in June as an assistant. He moved to the United States last year and prior to that, was living in Finland. He grew up in Lappajarvi Finland and has spent his entire life working with animals. Raimo attended veterinary college in Helsinki and worked at several veterinary clinics in Finland. He has bred Spanish Water dogs for the past 21 years and continues to show and breed with his wife here in Portland, CT. Raimo is a great asset to our clinic and is always willing and able to fix anything that breaks and reach supplies in high places.
Sara joined our team in April of 2021. She earned her Bahelor's degree in Biology at CCSU, where she also minored in chemistry and English. She enjoys academics and is currently pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology. Being a part of the field of veterinary medicine has always been a dream for her, and she is so excited to be starting her career with the Beckett & Associates family. Sara has always had a passion for animals, but horses have a special place in her heart. When she's not studying or working, she enjoys riding horses, spending time with her cat Sampson, caring for her many house plants, and admiring the small world inside her aquarium.