Board of Directors

President: Brynn Harrington, BS, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)

Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine

 Brynn Harrington attended Quinnipiac University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2004. She started her career at Tufts University in the Neurology Department, and later with the Anesthesia Department for 8 years. In 2010, Brynn obtained her Veterinary Technician Specialty certification in Anesthesia and Analgesia. She is an active member of the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia (AVTAA), as well as, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). In 2014 she started working at the Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine on the surgery and anesthesia teams while also using her skills in the emergency room and ICU department. Brynn has helped create the Connecticut Veterinary Technician Association (CTVTA) where she sits on the board as the president of the association.


Vice President: Michelle Staffa, CVT

Madison Veterinary Hospital


Corresponding Secretary: Katerina Cavanagh, CVT

Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine

Kathy graduated from Becker College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She joined the Central Hospital staff in 1985 as a trauma and emergency technician. She has worked in many different capacities at the hospital over the years including Head Radiology Technician. Kathy has participated for many years in community outreach programs at Central working with local schools and civic groups. She took on the role of Client Care Coordinator in 2005. In addition to her position at Central Hospital, Kathy has served as the Event Coordinator for the New Haven County Veterinary Association since it’s inception in 2008.


Recording Secretary: Alyse Baillargeon, BS, CVT   

Marlborough Animal Hospital

Alyse is a certified veterinary technician that has been working in the field with Pieper Veterinary Marlborough for 18 years. In addition to her technician duties she also serves as a supervisor there. Alyse earned her Bachelors degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut in 2008. Her areas of interest include general medicine and dentistry. In addition to her two rambunctious boys and husband, Alyse shares her home with 4 dogs, 5 chickens, 3 ducks, 1 miniature pig, 1 parrot, 1 rabbit, and many fish. Her hobbies include participating in dog sports (particularly dock diving), hiking, kayaking, and anything involving the outdoors. In addition to being the recording secretary for the CTVTA, she also is an active member of the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever club and the National Labrador Retriever club.


Treasurer: Rose Muolo-Carrano, CVT

Guilford Veterinary Hospital

Rose has always had a love for animals and wanted to help them in any way possible. Before joining GVH, she owned her own dog grooming business for 6 years. Rose started at Guilford Veterinary Hospital in 2000 as a veterinary technician. After becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in 2004, she focused on patient advocacy. She climbed her way up the GVH ladder by first becoming the supervisor for the veterinary assistants in 2014, then in 2015, she was promoted to technician supervisor. Rose became increasingly interested in the challenges of management and in 2016 she was offered the position of GVH’s practice manager. In 2017, the partners of GVH nominated her for Veterinary Management Council of Connecticut Practice Manager of the Year – and she won.
Rose enjoys sharing her farm with her husband, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 horses, 2 goats and a variety of ducks and chickens. She also enjoys making jewelry and is a key member of Wesleyan Potters in Middletown. She is a founding member of the Connecticut Veterinary Technician Association and sits on their board of directors.


Organizational Advisor: Cassie Dorflinger, CVT

Guilford Veterinary Hospital


Cassie Dorflinger, CVT,  graduated from University of Connecticut in 2008, with an associates degree
in Animal Science. After college, she started her career in the veterinary field working with
small animals at Tolland Veterinary Hospital, doing everything from working the front desk to
assisting in surgery. After staying at TVH for several years, Cassie moved to the shoreline and
started working at Guilford Veterinary Hospital, where she has been since August 2015. Her
interests in the field include physical rehabilitation and general surgery. Cassie recently took the
VTNE in December of 2020, accomplishing her goal of becoming a CVT. Cassie shares her
house with her dog and 2 cats. She enjoys spending time outside, going to concerts, and
spending time with her family.


Membership Chair: Amy Levensaler, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia)

Middlesex Community College Program CVT: Veterinary Technology Program, Pieper Veterinary

Amy Levensaler, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia) graduated from Becker College in 1993 with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She worked at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine from 1994-2005 in the ER/ICU and Anesthesia departments. In 2003 she received her Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in Anesthesia & Analgesia. In 2005, she moved north to work at Dover Veterinary Hospital in Dover, NH as the head technician. In 2008, Amy was transferred to Port City Veterinary Hospital in Portsmouth, NH as the head technician of the anesthesia/surgery department. In June 2010, Amy joined Pieper Veterinary in Middletown, CT where she continues to work part time.

In 2014, Amy joined Middlesex Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program as their Licensed Veterinary Technician on a full time basis where she oversees the hands-on clinical aspects of the program. This role includes clinical and laboratory set-up and maintenance, coordination of animal use to facilitate instruction, scheduling of student rotations, and coordination with clinical partners. Amy has significant teaching responsibilities, both didactic and hands-on. Additionally, she is involved with outreach and all logistical aspects of the program.

Amy has a special interest in relieving anxiety and minimizing/treating the pain veterinary patient’s experience. She has given several lectures in local and national veterinary conferences. She has published articles in Veterinary Technician and a book chapter on anesthesia monitoring. In her spare time Amy can be found hiking with her dogs and gardening.


 Member at Large: Ken Aldrich

Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine