Our Veterinary Team

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Shelton Veterinary Center! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to know our veterinary team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.
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Dr. Patricia Prior

Medical Director

Dr. Patricia Prior graduated from Rutgers University in 2010 with a BS in Veterinary and Laboratory Animal Science and a minor in Psychology. She continued her education at St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2015 after completing a one-year clinical rotation at the Ohio State University.

Before joining the team at Shelton Veterinary Center, Dr. Prior spent eight years practicing general medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine, in New Jersey and central Connecticut. She has practiced alongside board-specialized veterinary surgeons, internists, and criticalists and continues to use the knowledge she gained in her current clinical practice. She has advanced the veterinary industry by training veterinary nurses and spearheading the Fear Free program at multiple veterinary facilities. She continues to teach future veterinary technicians at Middlesex Community College Veterinary Technology Program. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, ultrasound imaging, behavioral medicine, and emergency medicine.

Dr. Prior enjoys reading, rock climbing, baking, and traveling the world in her spare time with her husband, Frank, and her brand-new daughter, Cate. She adopted her pot-hound Olive from the island of Grenada in 2014 and has happily shared her home with her ever since.

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Dr. Stefanie Kreiger


Dr. Stefanie Kreiger has wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. She attended the University of Vermont and received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She then attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM in 1994.
After graduation, Dr. Kreiger was accepted to an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, a world-renowned referral hospital. After completing her training, she moved back to Connecticut and went into private practice.

Dr. Kreiger is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, and the Fairfield County Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Kreiger has since pursued her dream of being a veterinarian and owning her practice. She has two rescue dogs, French Bulldogs named Mimi and Mr. Pancake.

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Dr. kelly damon


Dr. Kelly Damon is a CT native born and raised in Milford, CT. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of CT in 2009 and graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2015.

After graduation, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, followed by a specialty internship in internal medicine. She has been certified in small animal veterinary acupuncture and is intensely interested in ultrasound, reproduction, and pediatric care.

Outside work, she chases around her two kids, has adventures with her husband, and occasionally bakes a loaf or two of bread.


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Victoria Arms

Practice Manager

Vickie was born and raised on a farm in Orange.  She studied Equine Studies at Delaware Valley College.  She decided she wanted to work in the veterinary industry and started as a veterinary technician in 2010. 

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, helping with fundraisers for the Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and anything Harry Potter.  When it’s nice weather outside you can find her and her husband riding in their 1912 Model T. 

She has 4 degus at home, Jim, Scabbers, Crookshanks and Hedwig.  She also has a 12-year-old collie, King and a collie puppy named Phenix.



Veterinary Assistant

Anita is a lifelong Connecticut resident and began working in 1995 as a veterinary assistant.

She currently “wears many hats” here at SVC: She is a Veterinary Assistant but often helps with administrative duties at the front desk.

She also keeps busy with her private pet lodging business. She has two beautiful dogs, Cassie and Stella. We are so pleased to have her as a member of our veterinary team.



Veterinary Technician

Andrea has been in the animal care field for 30+ years. Growing up on a farm in Kent, CT, surrounded by many different animals, she turned her passion and love for animals into a career. Rescuing animals has been at the forefront of that passion, and she spends much of her free time volunteering with local dog rescues. Andrea enjoys many outdoor activities in her spare time, like boating with her family and hiking with her dogs.



Medical Education Team Technician/Trainer

Danielle has always wanted to work with animals, often bringing home injured critters to take care of. Her passion for helping animals grew as she went to a vocationalagricultural high school, which set her up perfectly to earn a degree in animal science from Becker College.

Danielle jumped into the field in emergency/referral animal hospitals, gaining a wealth of knowledge and skill. Wanting to be wellrounded, she worked in general practice to focus on anesthesia but ultimately went back to emergency/specialty. She spent four years as a lead technician of an Avian & Exotics Department, expanding her skills and knowledge to additional species. She is very excited to put her experience to use at Rare breed. Danielle lives in Connecticut with her boyfriend, beautiful daughter, two stepdaughters, two dogs, three cats, and a crested gecko.



Client Service Representative

Destiny joined SVC in February 2022 as a part of our CSR team; she has an extensive background in customer service. She enjoys spending time off with her boyfriend, family, friends, and her dog, Austin. Her interests include shopping, cooking, spending time outdoors, and binge-watching Love Island or horror movies.



Certified Veterinary Assistant

Faith has had a passion for veterinary medicine since she was a child. She attended Animal Behavior College and received her veterinary assistant certification while working as a manager in a different career. Faith enjoys furthering her knowledge, learning new things every day, and is considering veterinary technician certification.

Faith loves motivating the SVC team by writing inspirational quotes on our staff whiteboard and decorating the hospital for Holidays. Faith enjoys going to the beach and spending time with friends and family in her spare time. She has a snake named Noodle and a leopard gecko.




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Client Service Representative

Shannon has been a medical assistant for the past ten years, with over seven years of administrative receptionist experience. In October 2019, Shannon started as one of the client service representatives at Shelton Veterinary Center. Shannon has always loved animals and has a loving cat named Moon. Shannon enjoys exercising and spending time with her family in her spare time. We are pleased to have her as part of the Shelton Veterinary Center Family.

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Client Service Representative

Leza came to us in 2016 to join our client service team. She has resided in Connecticut for over 30 years, and most of that time, she has worked in the veterinary field in some capacity. Leza has one awesome cat Floyd that fills up some of her time. The rest she dedicates to doing kitty sitting for people when they are away!