Our Staff

Dr. Jennifer Coons earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 2012. Prior to veterinary school, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, graduating with honors. Dr. Coons also completed a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health's Section on Neural Gene Expression, where she specifically studied the effects of hormones and genetics on animal behavior. Dr. Coons is a member of both the American and Connecticut Veterinary Medical Associations and is a USDA Accredited veterinarian. She has worked in veterinary practices since 2003, and loves every day spent improving the lives of animals and their human families. In her spare time, Dr. Coons enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, son, Finley, and their 3 dogs (Zoey, Penelope and Marigold) and 2 cats (Cat and Lucy). She also enjoys running, baking, and participating in conformation and performance events with their dogs.


Susan Nichols

Matthew Coons


Jocelyn Otte, CVT joined the Toll Gate Animal Clinic team as a Certified Veterinary Technician February 2012. She was certified in 2005 after obtaining a degree in Equine Animal Science from the University of Connecticut. In 2010 she became an Instructor at Middlesex Community College teaching Veterinary Assisting I and II. She is a member of the Veterinary Health Care Team of CT, has gone through the CT Safety Animal Response Team training, and has been certified in Disaster Preparedness through FEMA. In her spare time, if not hanging out with her animals, Jocelyn enjoys preparing gourmet meals and owns and runs a food field-side concession trailer during summer polo matches in Hamden, CT. Jocelyn believes that whether sick or well, your pet should have the most comfortable visit at Tollgate Animal Clinic.

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