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Welcome to East Side Veterinary Clinic!

Your Family Veterinarian in Meriden

Call us today at 203-235-1622

Please use Televet for inquiries, appointment requests, prescription refills, and placing orders for pet food. If you need assistance, please call the main line at 203-235-1622 and our friendly staff will be happy to help you!

Clients are not required to wear a mask upon entry, but can do so. Any client that is being seen by a doctor who prefers to still do curbside appointments may choose to do so. The safety of the staff and clients is our priority! We look forward to continuing to serve the community and welcome you all back.

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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Kris and Eric Park
    Kris and Eric Park, DVM
    Veterinarians/Owners

    Kris and Eric Park purchased East Side Veterinary Clinic in 2004

    Eric was born in Meriden, CT. His interests include skiing, mountaineering, rock and ice climbing and wood carving. He received his DVM degree from Colorado State University where he met his wife, Kris.

    Kris is from Glendale, AZ. She obtained her DVM from Colorado State University. She enjoys travel and the great outdoors.

    Kris and Eric have 2 children. They also have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fish and 2 guinea pigs, 2 horses, a bunny and a snake! Together they love spending time with family, camping, and hiking.

    Both Dr. Park's look forward to meeting you and your pet(s) and are happy you are joining the East Side family.


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    Robin Souza, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Having always had a love of animals since a very early age, Robin pursued her dream and graduated as a veterinarian from Tufts University in 1993. After moving to CT and getting married, she began working at ESVC in 1993 where she has been since. Aside from work and family activities with her grown children, she enjoys gardening, photography, bird watching, scrapbooking, and needlework.

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    Ayanna
    Hospital Administrator

    Ayanna is the Practice Manager at East Side. She attended the University of Bridgeport earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and received a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology from the University of Hartford. Her professional background is in Healthcare Administration and organizational management with an interest in DEI initiatives. She is a board member of the Veterinary Management Council of CT, as well as a member of the VHMA, NABV, Pride VMC and MCVMA. She loves animals and enjoys getting to know all the clients at the clinic. Outside of work she loves cooking, reading, traveling and spending quality time with family.

  • Rose
    Rose
    Head Veterinary Technician

    Rose grew up with a love for animals; when it was time for college her decision was easy, she wanted to be in the Veterinary field. She got an internship at East Side in 2016 and due to her hard work and passion is now our Head Veterinary Technician. Rose is a dedicated member of the team who is always available to lend a helping hand wherever needed.

  • Theo
    Theo
    Clinic Ambassador

    This Honorable Mention is in memory of Theo. 8/20/2008 - 8/25/2022

    He was one of the first staff members to greet you and your pets when you arrived. He walked throughout the facility making sure all the animals were being treated with kindness, love and the utmost respect. He always enjoyed naps, snacks, head rubs and impromptu conversations about which staff member brought him lunch for the day. We love him and will miss him dearly ūüíó

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    Karissa
    Veterinary Technician

    Karissa has been at East Side as a technician since 2019. She had a love for animals at a very young age. Nutrition for cats and dogs is one of her interests! Karissa and her husband help out volunteering at a local rescue. Karissa enjoys spending time with her husband, son and their dogs. Her cheerful smile and friendly attitude always shine through when she is working with clients and their furry loved ones. 

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    Jessica
    Veterinary Technician

    Jessica started her career in the veterinary field in 2011 when she interned at East Side. She was hired as a receptionist and through hard work and dedication, earned a spot as one of our amazing technicians. She then took a break and gained valuable experience and skill that recently led her back to her East Side home. Jessica is a wife, mother of 2 kids and 3 fur babies. She is so excited to be back with her East Side family.

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    Tanashia
    Veterinary Technician

    Tanashia is one of our newest technicians at East Side. She attended the University of New Hampshire and Becker college where she completed her Bachelors in equine science. She has two cats named sushi and bento after her love for sushi. She is a health enthusiast with a caring nature for all living things. In her spare time she likes to ride horses and go to the gym. Her patience and dedication to the animals make her a great asset to the clinic.

  • Julie
    Technician

    Julie has been a per diem technician with East Side since 2020. She has over 30 years of experience in the Veterinary field and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and skill. She is married with two children and loves spending time with family and traveling outside of work.

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    Dana
    Head Veterinary Receptionist

    Dana has worked in the veterinary field for 35 years, is married with a daughter and has 7 adorable cats - all rescues! She has a passion for animals and making sure clients are well-educated on the individual needs of their furry loved ones. She brings a great deal of expertise to the front desk and the clinic. 

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    Cindy V
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Cindy V. grew up in the Midwest but settled with her family locally. She got her Vet Assistant certificate from Middlesex and began working at East Side in 2013.  Cindy is a level 2 reiki practitioner  who strongly believes in the spiritual and emotional bonds we have with our pets. In addition to her human family, she is guardian to a Dachshund and a tortoiseshell cat. Her patient, caring and compassionate demeanor bring a sense of peace to animals (and humans) when they enter the clinic.

  • Cindy
    Cindy G
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Cindy has worked at East Side Veterinary Clinic since 1987. She is married with 3 children (2 of them being four-legged). She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family.

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    Chelsea
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Chelsea is a receptionist at East Side. Her positive, can- do attitude makes her a wonderful addition to the front end team. Chelsea always has a smile on her face, and that smile comes through when helping clients both in person and on the phone. Chelsea is the mom to 5 furry babies, is a licensed massage therapist and enjoys spending time at the beach. 

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    Sydney
    Veterinary Receptionist

    Sydney was born and raised in CT. She is a UCONN graduate with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation. After teaching high school in New Haven for a few years, Sydney realized she wanted to work with animals. She volunteered at East Side, learning from the ground up, and is now a regular staff member. In her free time she enjoys video games, reading books and snuggling with her two cats.

What do our clients think?

Our clients think we are the Best Veterinary clinic in Meriden and surrounding areas!

  • Thank you for voting East Side the BEST veterinary clinic in Central CT three years in a row!! 2017,2018 and 2019 our clients voted us the best in the area. Which is awesome, because we have the best clients in the area!!

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Our Regular Schedule

Monday

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday
Closed

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