Arlene Roy, Certified Veterinary Technician, has been involved in veterinary medicine since she was 13, when she started volunteering at her local veterinary hospital in Southbury, CT. Arlene attended the University of Connecticut at Storrs and then transferred to the State University of New York at Delhi. She graduated from Delhi with an Associate's Degree in Animal Health Technology and was awarded the Highest Academic Achievement Award for her graduating class.
After an externship at Cornell University's large-animal hospital, she came back to Connecticut to join a large animal practice. Arlene has been working in veterinary hospitals ever since, except for a few years spent working in a medical laboratory. In 2001, Arlene joined the staff of Countryside Veterinary Hospital as their practice manager.
Arlene lives in Seymour with her husband and their menagerie of pets. There's Meritage, a rescue black lab and Riesling, a German Short Haired Pointer. In her spare time, Arlene loves to be her with family, go horseback riding and visit her family's cabin in Maine.
Arlene loves helping animals and being their advocate because they can't speak for themselves. One of her favorite memories is saving a litter of seven kittens and their mom from being put to sleep and later adopting all of them to great homes.