Dr. Ferris Gorra graduated from Cornell School of Agriculture before obtaining his DVM from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1967. He practiced in a mixed practice in Granby, CT for three years before founding Aspetuck Animal Hospital in 1970. Dr. Gorra was president of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association in 1980 and is a past member of the Connecticut Board of Veterinay Medicine and does some emergency coverage for Aspetuck, maintaining the affiliation with toll Gate Animal Clinic.
Dr. Trish Grinnell graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She practiced small animal veterinary medicine in Chapel Hill, NC for nine years before returning to the Northeast to join Aspetuck Animal Hospital.
Dr. Trish is certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and has a special interest in Chinese Herbal Medicine. She lives with her family in New Milford.
Dr. Michael Gorra grew up in Washington, CT and attended Shepaug Valley High School. He graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. He completed an internship in small animal medicine, surgery, and emergency care in Cooper City, FL at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida in 1998. Dr. Mike then spent five years in North Carolina, where he worked in emergency and critical care at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas in Cary, NC. He was also the staff veterinarian for Carnivore Preservation Trust (CPT), which is a rescue and captive breeding facility for exotic cats and other carnivores. CPT has over 250 animals and includes species such as tigers, leopards, jaguars, and cougars. Dr. Mike returned to his hometown to work with his father at Aspetuck Animal Hospital in the summer of 2003 and in 2005 took ownership of the business. He lives with his family in Washington.
Dr. Andrew Flint received his undergraduate degree in 1996 from Cornell University. Dr. Flint then spent a couple of years after graduation as a newscaster. In 2005, he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in St. Kitts, with his clinical rotations being done at Purdue University. In addition to practicing small animal medicine, Dr. Flint also has an interest in chiropractics. Most of his spare time is spent with his favorite canine companion, Sebastian or playing polo, which he has been doing since high school.
Receptionist Phyllis Steeves has resided in Bantam for 10 years with her husband Robert. She is a well known breeder of West Highland White Terriers. Besides spending time with her Westies she enjoys baking for her friends and family.