Meet Our Team!
Emily Crawford, DVM
Emily Crawford is the founder and owner of Waterbury Veterinary Hospital She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1999, fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. As a child she learned to love all creatures: her family bred and raised terriers, she rode and worked with horses at every opportunity, and spent endless hours at the nearby Cincinnati Zoo. During veterinary school she worked as an emergency equine technician and also as a research assistant studying cancer treatments in dogs and people.
After receiving her veterinary degree she received additional training at the Angell Animal Medical Center of Western New England during a year-long internship. She moved to Vermont in June, 2000 and practiced in Hanover, NH for several years prior to relocating to Waterbury in 2006.
Her specific areas of interest include oncology, feline-specific diseases, pain management and geriatric care. She enjoys challenging medical cases and prides herself on Waterbury Veterinary Hospital's level of quality care. While not practicing medicine and managing WVH she enjoys gardening, mountain biking, Nordic skiing, and snowboarding. She lives in Waterbury Center with her husband Nolan, kids Sophie and Evan, dogs Sadie and Cedric, and cats Oscar and Willow.
Rebecca Farrell, DVM
Becci, a native Burlington Vermonter, always dreamed of being a veterinarian. In 2001 she received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University.
She has been in small animal practice in Vermont ever since. Becci and her husband John, a fellow veterinary classmate, live in Charlotte with their two children Miles and Hadley, and cat Tonks. In her free time Becci enjoys reading, cooking and skiing.
Miranda Fritz, DVM
Miranda Fritz received her doctorate in veterinary medicine in May of 2018 from the Ontario Veterinary College. While in veterinary school she received the AVMF international veterinary student scholarship for her interest and work in behavior medicine and community veterinary outreach. Miranda is certified in Fear Free medicine, and brings this knowledge to WVH where we strive to ensure your pet’s veterinary visits are as stress free and enjoyable as possible. She enjoys all aspects of general practice, but has a particular interest in animal behavior, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery.
Having lived in Southern California, Western New York, and Canada, Miranda and her husband, Jake, decided to settle down in the beautiful Green Mountain State. When not at work, Miranda and Jake along with their rescue pup, Misha, can be found enjoying the outdoors through hiking or skiing.
Katy, Office Manager
Katy graduated from University of Vermont in 2008 with a BS in Animal Science/Pre-Vet. During her schooling she worked and volunteered at various veterinary hospitals, humane societies, rescues and boarding/daycare facilities, as well as completing her internship at a small sheep and goat farm in Johnson, Vermont.
Her passion for animals has only grown, and though all things animal related catch her attention, her main interest is in dog training and behavior. As well as being the Office Manager for WVH, Katy also does private house/pet sitting.
Katy lives in Waterbury Center with her husband Ben, son Connor and daughter Lizzie. They also share their household with 2 cats and a tiny-eared rescue dog named Hazel.
In her free-time, Katy loves to bake, read, swim, rock out at jazzercise, go for walks and hikes with her family, and play kickball and softball with friends.
Born in Virginia, raised in Vermont, Tori joined the Waterbury Vet client care team in February 2015. A graduate from CCV with a certification in medical coding, Tori enjoys time spent with her husband and their two dogs, Jerry and Minnie and cat Spruce.
Her activities outside of work include disc golf, hiking and cross country skiing. Tori and Tom welcomed their first child, Amelia in July 2019.
Danielle is originally from Georgia but moved to Vermont in 2014 with her husband Nyal. She attended Northwest Technical Center for Phlebotomy and previously worked at the American Red Cross.
Danielle has been around and loved animals her whole life, including cats, dogs, horses, donkeys, mules, cows, and chickens.
In her free time, she loves to hike with her two dogs, Puckett and Blue, cook, read, garden, and explore new places in Vermont.
Aimee, Head Technician
Aimee graduated from Vermont Tech in 2005 with her associates degree in Applied Science, Veterinary Technology. The same year she completed her degree in Liberal Arts from CCV. She has been working as a veterinary technician and loving it ever since graduation.
When not at work, she enjoys walks with her family on her husband's dairy farm in Essex, Vt. When able to get away from the farm, she enjoys camping and reading in the hammock.
She currently lives in Essex with her husband Jon, and their two sons Lucas and Mason, and furry daughters Jersey, the dog and Annabelly, the cat.
Chris grew up in Bedford, NH, and then moved to Vermont to attend Johnson State College. He graduated in 2011 with a BS in Biology, than attended Vermont Technical College (VTC) in their veterinary technician program. Chris came to Waterbury Vet as an intern during his final year at VTC, but he fit in so well with the doctors and staff that he was asked to stay. Before the start of his career at Waterbury Vet, Chris worked at Central Vermont Humane Society as an adoption counselor.
Chris lives in Waterbury with his fabulous wife Rachael and his dog Luna. They recently added another member to their family: a beautiful baby boy named Jack.
In the warmer months, he enjoys hiking, frolfing, underwater basket weaving, and riding his unicycle. The other 10 months of the year, sitting in front of the fire is his main hobby.
Katie is originally from Idaho, she relocated to Vermont in 2001. She later earned her associates degree in applied science of veterinary technology from Vermont Technical College in 2013. Growing up in Chelsea Vermont, Katie has always had a love for animals large and small, which is probably why one of her favorite aspects of the job is patient care.
When she is not working, Katie can be found in the woods hiking with her boxer mix Annie-Belle, her schnauzer mix Alice, and her senior Golden Max, or at the nearest body of water casting in a line. During the colder months Katie enjoys snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or cuddling up at home with her pets and working on her latest piece of pyrography. Katie also has a cat at home Karol, who is constantly awaiting the replenish of her food dish.
Sheena is a licensed veterinary technician originally from upstate New York. After graduating from Suny Canton in 2005, she worked as a technician in the Syracuse area for 4 years before moving to Vermont.
Sheena, her husband, Dave, and sons, Logan and Sawyer are enjoying Vermont life and are especially passionate about skiing and hiking. They share their home with their dog Tucker, their four cats, Eve, Luka, Lucy, and Cranky, and their turtle, Pepper.
Jillian graduated from Vermont Technical College for Veterinary Technology in 2013 and passed the national board exam in the fall. She has loved working in the veterinary hospital helping animals so much she wanted to find other ways to help animals in need; in 2015 she completed a certification course with Animal Behavior College to apply herself as a pet groomer.
Jillian joined the team at Waterbury Veterinary Hospital and has never felt more at home with the amazing staff and clients. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Derek, their daughter Ava, and their 3 dogs hiking in the woods or romping in open fields, (Cash, Sadie, and Redbone Rascal) or spending time in the barn with her childhood equine companion Cookie.
Jillian also owns and operates Pawsitive Pet Care, and offers a variety of grooming services for dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes here at WVH.
Born and raised in Vermont, Shelby graduated from University of Vermont in 2016 with a degree in animal science. During that time she also worked as a veterinarian technician in her hometown of Colchester. She joined the Waterbury Vet team in December of 2017.
When not working, she enjoys all sorts of crafting, baking, and gardening in the warm summer months. She currently lives in Waterbury with her husband Andrew, and their 2 cats, Kahleesi and Evey.
Amanda has been working as a veterinary technician since 2008. Before that she studied animal science for 2 years at the University of Vermont.
She has always had a passion for animals and as a child spent a lot of time riding horses and working in the stable. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, reading, and Rollerblading.
She currently lives in Hinesburg with her husband Patrick, their two children and three cats; Nora, Steve, and Laurel. They have also recently adopted a new dog Shiloh!
Karen was born and raised in New Jersey, but moved to Vermont in 2016. She graduated from Penn State in 2012 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and then Montclair State in 2014 with a M.S. in Biology with a focus in anatomy and physiology.
She has been working with animals since 2007 and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon! Her other passions include hiking, biking, baking, drawing and spending the day with her dogs, Sam and Baker.
Lindsay was born in Hartford Connecticut but raised in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
She graduated from Vermont Technical College with an associates degree in applied science of veterinary technology in May of 2018, and passed the national board exam later that summer. Since her recent graduation, she has been working as a technician and joined the Waterbury team in May 2019.
When not at work Lindsay enjoys hiking the Green Mountains with her husband David, walking with senior Siberian husky Echo, and cuddling her two cats Neko and Luna.