Selecting a care provider for your pet is a major decision. To help, we offer this informative page about our experienced staff.


Tracy Powell, DVM, Owner

Tracy received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and Bachelor of Science with Honors from Cornell University. Tracy’s area of special interest is Canine Reproduction. She has assisted with the breedings of many top winning dogs. She personally breeds and shows harlequin and mantle Great Danes. Her Danes are shown in conformation, obedience, rally, and agility. They ... are therapy dogs and “animal actors”. They have appeared in commercials, advertisements, music videos, and catalogs. Her 4-legged kids include 4 Great Danes and an Ibizan hound. Besides being active with her dogs, Tracy enjoys traveling and scuba diving. Some memorable trips include diving with the whale sharks in Belize and getting up close and personal with the animals in the Galapagos Islands.

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Ashley Diaz, DVM

Ashley joined the Animal Medical Clinic in 2013. She received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and completed her clinical year at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Ashley has a special interest in feline medicine and is working towards getting Animal Medical Clinic certified as an AAFP Cat Friendly Practice. In her freetime Ashley enjoys spending time at home with her husband, two rescue dogs, and four rescue cats.

In March of 2018, AMC celebrated Dr. Diaz's 5 year anniversary with the practice! Her compassion and care towards both her patients, and their people, is one of the many reasons we love having Dr. Diaz on our team! 

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 Arianna Brown Hendry, DVM

Arianna received her DVM from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and has traveled to various countries to study zoo and exotic medicine. In her free time, Arianna enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, and spending time with her family, which includes two adorable animals, a Yorkshire Terrier Koda, and a Persian cat Kahlesi.

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Lauren - Practice Manager

Lauren grew-up at dog shows. She bred and showed Chihuahuas, and also worked for a professional handler for 5 years, showing working and herding breeds. During high school, she worked in the kennel at a veterinary clinic. After finishing her Bachelor's degree, she worked as veterinary technician for 3.5 year before returning to school to complete her M.S in Counseling. She then spent 3 years at the Center for Public Policy and Social Research at Central Connecticut State University, as a Research Specialist before returning to veterinary medicine. Prior to joining AMC In May 2017, she was the practice manager at a veterinary cardiology office for 6 years. And, while she no longer shows and breeds dogs, she is still active in the dog show community and a member of multiple dog clubs. She is also licensed to judge four toy breeds and Junior Showmanship. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, son, and two cats (Freya and Nefertiti).

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 Kari-- Veterinary Nurse

Kari joined the AMC team in the fall of 2017. Kari is an avid beagle lover and horseback rider. She has shown all over CT and NY, and has won many championships with her horse "Benny". She has 2 dogs, a beagle-mix and a pit-mix that she likes to hike with. When she's not at work, you can find her camping, hiking, or relaxing with her dogs and kitten.

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 Genese-- Veterinary Nurse

Genese joined us part-time in January of 2019. She has over a decade of experience in the veterinary field in various roles. 

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 Laura-- Veterinary Nurse
    

Laura rejoined AMC in April of 2018 after working at an emergency clinic for 2 years. 

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Sue- Receptionist

Sue joined the Animal Medical Clinic team in the fall, 2008. She graduated from Porter & Chester School of Business and attended Manchester Community College. As a huge asset to our team she has taken on multiple different duties here. Everyone seems to know Sue.  Sue breeds and shows great danes in conformation. She is also a member of the local Great Dane club and is currently the Treasurer. Sue shares her home with 4 black Great Danes! She has 1 son and 1 daughter, and has two beautiful grandchildren who she enjoys spending time with. When Sue is not with us she loves traveling and enjoying every day to the fullest.

In November 2018, AMC celebrated Sue's 10 year anniversary with the practice! Thank you for being such an integral part of our success!

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Dawn - Receptionist

Dawn joined the Animal Medical Clinic team July 2016. Dawn has worked in the veterinary field for 20 years. She loves getting to know about clients and their pets. Dawn owns a charming lab mix, Brinkley, and a growing black lab, Stanley, who loves chewing on her shoes. Dawn is an avid football fan, especially for her son's High School team- the Manchester Indians. When she's not loving the patients as they come in the door, you can usually find her at the field, helping out the team. She's a proud mother of 3, two daughters and her son. She also is full of love for her grandson, Keith Michael, and newly arrived granddaughter.

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Donnajay - Receptionist

DJ attended Manchester Community College for their veterinary assistant program. Upon graduating, she worked at a local vaccine clinic. In July of 2017, she joined AMC. DJ shares her home with her fiancé Anthony, her daughter Aubrey Rose, and her Chihuahua mix Cleo. In her free time she enjoys cooking, cleaning, and spending time with her family.

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Emily - Kennel Assistant

Emily joined the Animal Medical Clinic team Fall 2013.  It's hard to find a time when Emily isn't in the company of an animal. She loves the boarders and patients at AMC, but then goes home to her three cats (Draco, Axel, & GIlbert), the four family cats, and the family dog, Nina. She has a not so secret love for books and video games. 

In June of 2018, we celebrated Emily's 5 year anniversary wih the practice! She may be quiet, and she provides a lot of behind the scenes care for your pets whether they are here for an appointment, or staying with us longer. Thank you Emily! 

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Evan - Kennel Assistant

Evan joined the AMC team September 2018

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 Shannon