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When Anne and her husband, Dr. Lonam, purchased Village Vet in 1987, her intention was to help get the practice organized and on its way, then continue on her own career path in landscape design. Very quickly she found herself more and more deeply entrenched in the practice. The business challenges were more daunting than she first realized.
Working at the clinic also gave Anne a chance to meld her biology background (Colgate University, 1978) with her business experience. She loved meeting new people and developing relationships with the clients and their families, and has always had a soft spot for animals. It’s a stimulating environment and one that provides constant learning opportunities. After 25 years in the business, she still derives a great deal of satisfaction from helping clients and their pets. Thanks to the wonderfully loyal client base that’s developed over the years, Anne and Dr. Lonam are still going strong and have been able to share their success with the community.
The Lonams have one son and a menagerie including cats, dogs, and birds. She is active with Matthew’s Boy Scout troop, enjoys community service projects, gardening, numerous outdoor activities, cultural events, visiting museums and traveling anywhere!
Ana has been a dedicated member of the Village Vet staff since June 2002. Her big heart, gentle touch, and cheerful manner have endeared her to many a pet and owner over the years. She has a passion for really big, lovable dogs. Pictured here is Escobar, a 125 lb. Boerboel, with whom she spends a lot of time training.
Mike has been in the veterinary field since 2000. He joined Village
Veterinary Clinic in June 2015 and has been a tremendous asset to the practice of his skills, knowledge, customer service, and infectious good nature. Mike and his wife have 3 sons – 2010, 2015 and 2017 models -- with whom he enjoys sharing his lifelong interest in animals, plants, and insects. He enjoys raising ducks and chickens at home, gardening, fishing, camping and most everything involving the out-of-doors
Rosemary joined our staff in October 2003 and has kept our customers and staff smiling since. Rosemary’s recipe for great customer service includes a whole lot of compassion, concern, attention to detail and a great sense of humor! Initially, Rosemary thought that it would be fun to work with animals because she loved them so much. After working for a hedge fund in Manhattan for 10 years, she thought to herself, why not work with real animals? Now, after being in this business for over 10 years, there have been as many lessons on people as there have been on animals, from the young family with their first puppy to the elderly client whose only living family member is a kitty cat. This career has taught her more about compassion and care for all living things than she ever imagined it could. Rosemary dotes on her beloved pets, a pit bull named Punch and cats named Mocha and Nam.
After working at another veterinary practice for 15 years, Dalsie joined our staff in May 2009, following the retirement of her former boss. She found herself another veterinary family and says she really loves being part of the Village Vet staff. Her love of animals extends beyond Village Vet. She has a menagerie at home that includes an African Gray, a Gold Macaw, a cage full of finches, cats, a dog, several fish tanks and aquatic turtles! The day starts early at Dalsie’s house, with so many mouths to feed. She spends a lot of her free time pet sitting as well. Otherwise, you can find her camping, walking, reading and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
Michelle is our most seasoned kennel staff member but currently devotes most of her time serving as a veterinary technician assistant. She joined the VVC staff in 2005 and spoils our pets rotten. "One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is taking care of the animals and becoming acquainted with their owners."
Not only is she devoted to the health and well-being of our boarding and hospitalized pets, but she also does an excellent job of training new kennel staff and keeping the facilities spotless and tidy. Michelle enjoys hiking with her dog, Rico, and playing with her 3 young nephews, camping, fishing, movies, painting and hatch hooks.