High Ridge Animal Hospital's Dedicated Team
The goal of High Ridge Animal Hospital's caring support team is to provide exceptional veterinary care and personal service to you and your pets.
Michael Jennings — Chief Veterinary Technician
Michael earned his Associate's degree in Computer Science from the University of Hartford. He started at High Ridge Animal Hospital while still in high school and has been a full time employee here for over 30 years. Michael was drawn to the veterinary world for his love of animals. He has become, at this point, an irreplaceable part of the team. Not only does he have years of experience in the veterinary field, but he is also the hospital's main IT man. Without him, we would surely be lost in a sea of crashing computer systems. If Michael can't fix it, we know we are in trouble.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys golfing, softball, basketball, and skiing. He shares his home with his wife and two daughters as well as his cat, Smokey, and his dog, Rocco.
Michelle Miller — Veterinary Technician
Michelle is a 2008 graduate of Tufts University with a BS degree in Biology. Her hope is to continue her education to pursue her degree in veterinary medicine. She has been a veterinary technician since 2009 and came to us in 2011. Michelle splits her time at work in the exam rooms as well as working as an anesthetic technician on surgical days. She oversees our weight loss program for our patients. Michelle shares her home with her three dogs — Puma, Mumu, and Lucy.
Jessica Rodriguez — Veterinary Assistant
Jessica has been with High Ridge Animal Hospital for 5 years as a kennel assistant as well as a veterinary assistant. She has spent a lot of time at animal hospitals in the past and is a great asset in all that she does. Jessica is also our Spanish translator at the clinic and does an amazing job translating some very difficult situations for the clients and the doctors.
Jessica is the mom of two children, Brian and Nicole. She also shares her home with her dog, Chloe, and cat, Azrael.
Eddie Leiva — Kennel Assistant
Eddie has been with us since 2008 as the overseer of the kennel and grooming area. He adores all of the dogs in his care and treats them as his own. He is the first one to notice something "off" with his patients and this is why the dogs run to greet him when they get dropped off for their vacation at High Ridge Animal Hospital.
Yaniese Rivera — Receptionist
Yaniese joined our team in 2016 and has quickly become a familiar face to our clients. She has been working with animals since high school, and has gained a considerable amount of experience in the veterinary field since then. During Yaniese's time off, when she isn't taking college classes, she spends her time as an animal nanny.