ER doctors and nurses one day . . . Little Vets teachers the next!
One day they’re in the ER, the next they’re teaching Little Vets! These awesome VEG doctors and nurses bring their real-life experience to the program, inspiring kids through their passion and excitement for ER veterinary medicine. Trained by a seasoned elementary school teacher, they deliver content through interactive presentations and hands-on activities.
Dr. Lauryn Benson
Lauryn Benson has been a medical director at VEG for three and a half years. She can’t imagine another field as rewarding as veterinary emergency—when she can help animals and their people it’s the best feeling in the world! She loves working at VEG because of the amazing culture and how fun is always celebrated—and encouraged! She lives in Melville, NY, with Boo, her 14-year-old Black Lab mix.
Dr. Brooke Butler
Brooke Butler is VEG’s VP of Talent. In her five years at VEG, she has also worked as an emergency doctor and loves how vets are like detectives, putting together pieces of the puzzle to figure out what’s wrong with their patients. She also loves the transparency and openness of VEG, and how keeping people and their pets together helps us connect with customers. Brooke lives in New York, NY, with Sugar, her Border Collie mix.
Dr. Anna Foster
Anna Foster is a veterinarian and has worked at VEG for three years. She loves being a vet because she’s able to give people the gift of having happy and healthy animals for longer. Her favorite part of VEG is how we keep people and their pets together. Anna lives in New York with her cat, Francois.
Lizzy Blatus has been an emergency veterinary nurse at VEG for four years. She loves how her job allows her to experience many different aspects of veterinary medicine, from neurology to treating exotics. Her favorite part about VEG is the balance between animal and human care. She truly appreciates every "thank you" and loves knowing she made a difference for both the pet and the owner. Lizzy lives in Bronx, NY, with Zeda, her 16-year-old Siberian Husky.
Dr. Daniel York
Daniel York has been at VEG for a year and a half, first in our new ER doctor training program and for the past year as an ER doctor. As a vet, he loves working day and night in the ER to help people and their pets and really make a difference. He also loves how at VEG pet owners can stay with their pets the entire time and see the care they’re receiving, so they can fully appreciate and understand the work we do. Daniel lives in White Plains with his dog, Ting.
Joelle Stingone is a veterinary nursing development manager and has been at VEG since 2020. She loves collaborating with her team to manage cases and using her emergency and critical care skills to help her patients. Her favorite thing about VEG is how they support their people so they can grow personally and professionally. She lives in Yorktown Heights, NY, with her cat, Lotus, and leopard gecko, Prada.
Dr. Jason Dombrosky
Jason Dombrosky has been at VEG since the beginning of 2020 and has been the medical director at VEG San Ramon since it opened. He loves being a vet because he can help people and their pets when they need it most. He really enjoys working at VEG because we are changing the face of veterinary medicine. He lives in San Ramon with his dogs (Winnie and Dash), cats (Mia, Pumpkin, Cupcake, Pickles, and Cali), tortoises (Hugh and Cleo), Lovebird (Lester), Pigs (Frank and Willow), Horses (Charm and Sam), Koi fish, and Finches.
Dana Finney is an area hospital manager at VEG San Ramon and has been with VEG since early 2021. She loves transparency at VEG and how we keep owners and pets together, so people are involved in their pets’ care. She lives with her four pets: Dozer, the Boston Terrier, Tonka, the Bully, and her cats, Pennywise and Cooper.
My daughter had the most amazing experience. She loved learning interesting facts about animals and their anatomy, and about all of the machines that help keep pets safe. She especially loved learning how to put a cast on a pet!
My daughter has said multiple times that she wishes Little Vets was every day—she loved it! Thanks for all of the hard work and care you've put into the program!
My son loved learning about different aspects of veterinary emergency medicine and enjoyed all of the hands-on activities—especially performing surgery and doing x-rays. He looked forward to Little Vets every week and even asked if he could take the class again!
My daughter loved learning about how to keep our dogs healthy and happy. She felt responsible and helpful at home after taking this class!
This was the perfect way to foster my daughter's love for animals!
My daughter was so excited about getting to help fix animals! She came home from every class talking about something new she learned and spent the remainder of the week telling anyone who would listen.
My daughter came into this class very afraid of dogs. Little Vets created a safe environment for her to not only learn about helping dogs and other animals, but also become more comfortable with them. After graduating, she was inspired to spend time with real dogs and overcome her fear. I highly recommend this class!