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Kelly Shanley, DVM with Cat Baron von PuffypantsBorn in Buffalo, New York, Dr. Kelly Shanley, our Chief of Staff, moved to Connecticut prior to attending high school in North Branford. She then went on to study at Southern Connecticut State University and Central Connecticut State University, earning a Bacherlor's degree in Biology and Chemistry. During undergraduate school, Dr. Shanley worked locally as a veterinary technician.

In 2006, Dr. Shanley pursued her dream of practicing veterinary medicine by graduating summa cum laude from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also sought additional training in shelter medicine and has worked in some capacity with animal rescue organizations since 2002. Most recently, she enjoys working closely with the Branford Compassion Club.

Ben Read, DVMDr. Ben Read was born and raised in Burlington, Massachusetts. Throughout high school and during his pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston College, he worked as a veterinary technician. After college, Dr. Read worked in research settings in both Boston and San Diego before deciding to apply to veterinary school.

In June of 2016, Dr. Read graduated cum laude from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine (Grenada). He completed his 4th year clinical rotations at Washington State University.