Country Companions Veterinary Services, LLC

Our mission as small and large animal veterinarians is to provide the highest quality medical care using the latest technology for your pets and farm animals in a friendly, relaxed, country setting. We provide care for dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, sheep, cows, llamas, alpacas, pigs and poultry. We look forward to providing care for the life of your pet.

  • Mon, Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tue, Thu: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Kimberly McClure Brinton

    Owner/Veterinarian
    Dr Kimberly McClure Brinton is a Bethany native who knows that you really CAN go home.  She has a BS in Animal Science from the University of CT and her DVM from Auburn University (WAR EAGLE!!).  She loves mixed practice although it gets hectic at times & has particular interests in soft tissue surgery, dermatology, geriatrics, small ruminant (goat & sheep) medicine & surgery and she loves cows!  She has a small backyard poultry flock, has 2 cats,  sheep and goats, and two deaf dogs Harriet & Allie.  She is a member of Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Christian Veterinary Mission, member of the Bethany Lions Club, past president of the New Haven County Veterinary Medical Association, President of the Veterinary Management Council of Connecticut and is a former instructor at Quinnipiac University. She loves hiking, gardening, reading and really wants to see Bethany's Black Bear on one of her walks around Lake Chamberlain!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1993
    Education:
    Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    small animal surgery, ruminant medicine and surgery
  • Dr. Shannon Brighenti

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Shannon Brighenti grew up in Massachusetts and received her BS in Animal
    Science and minor in studio art from UMass, Amherst. In 2013, she
    earned her DVM from Cornell University. She enjoys working with all species, and her particular professional interests include small ruminant and camelid medicine and surgery. She has two orange cats, and her heart belongs to her family's yellow lab. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside hiking, camping, and skiing.
    Years in Practice:
    May 30, 2013
    Education:
    Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
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    Dr. Michelle Taddie

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Michelle Taddie grew up in rural western Pennsylvania, which fostered an interest in both small and large animals. She attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2016.  Her professional interest and passion includes small ruminant medicine, although she enjoys working with all species!  In her spare time she can be found running the local trails and roads, tackling the next book on her list, or cheering for whichever Pittsburgh sport team is in season.  She looks forward to meeting and helping you and your loved ones strive for a long healthy life together.

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 27, 2016
    Education:
    University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Ruminants
  • Dr. Alla Sivakoff

    Veterinarian

    More to come.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 15, 2018
    Education:
    Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Angie Reich

    Certified Veterinary Technician, Office Manager

    Angie Reich is a certified veterinary technician and joined CCVS in November of 2014. She has been in the field of veterinary medicine since 1990.  She is originally from Iowa and received her BS degree from the University of CT. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, furry companions and a back yard full of honey bees.  Her interest are antique restoration, being a soccer mom, playing recreational volleyball, and mentoring people on how to care for their pets so that they live a long and healthy life together.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
    Education:
    University of Connecticut
    Interests:
    Antiques, Sports, Animals and Family
  • Deb Lewis

    Veterinary Receptionist
    Deb is our head receptionist.  She has been an animal lover all her life. She has a special interest in our Connecticut wildlife and in helping to preserve our native treasures. She is grateful to be sharing her life with her cat, Alien, and 2 rescue Ornate box turtles, Lesson and She.  Deb has been with Dr. Kim since the beginning of the practice (with a brief intermission) and enjoys meeting and greeting all our clients! When she is not at the office, she can be spotted out hiking on the many beautiful trails in our area or keeping a close eye on the birds and wildlife that visit her apartment balcony.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Interests:
    Hiking and being out in nature
  • Cynthia Parker

    Veterinary Technician
    Cynthia is a veterinary technician who went to UConn and studied Pathobiology and Animal Science. She has worked in the veterinary field with small animals and horses and is enjoying working at a mixed veterinary practice. She loves riding horses, working on her family's horse farm and spending time at the race car track with her husband. She has four children - two boys and two girls - who keep her very busy!
    Education:
    UConn
    Interests:
    Horses
  • Blair Daley

    Veterinary Technician

    Blair joined our team at CCVS in December of 2014. She attended Southern Connecticut State University for two years and transferred to Norwalk Community College to join the Veterinary Assistant Program. She has been a technician for 5 and a half years and wanted more knowledge in Large Animal Medicine. She recently moved to Seymour in 2014 with her husband, Patrick, her dog Ruby Doobie, and her two cats Alice and Moe. When she is not working, she loves music, art, photography, gardening, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    Norwalk Community College
    Interests:
    Music, Art, Gardening, and being Outdoors
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    Kristal Warsenski

    Veterinary Technician

    Kristal has been a veterinary technician since 2008.  She is very passionate toward the animal medical field and enjoys helping clients understand their furry loved ones in a deeper level.  She has two rescue dogs named Lucha & Fozzy and a rescue feline terror named Zelda.  Kristal is an artist and enjoys creating animal portraits.  She is happily married to her husband Jade.               

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Education:
    Columbia College of Chicago
    Interests:
    Painting and Drawing
  • Desiree Rosato

    Veterinary Receptionist

    Desiree grew up in Sandy Hook and started working in the veterinary field as a veterinary assistant in 2008 before moving on to becoming a technician. She took a brief intermission from the veterinary field to attend Middlesex Community College and went on to become a certified personal trainer. She decided to get back into the veterinary field to peruse her passion of working with animals. Desiree lives at home with her husband, Ricky, her two sons Dominic and Roman, their six cats, and pit bull/mastiff mix Jack. When she is not working, she enjoys working out, spending time with family and friends, and chasing after her two little boys.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Middlesex Community College
    Interests:
    working out, spending time with family and friends
  • Tonya

    Veterinary Technician

    Tonya Joined the practice in April 2017.  She started her veterinary career in 2010 at a small animal practice, growing up with horses she wanted to expand her knowledge into the large animal field.  She is currently attending Penn Foster online to earn her degree as Veterinary Technician.  Tonya lives in Sandy Hook with her husband Alex and her fur babies; Remy a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Bishop an Australian Cattle Dog mix, Bam a Domestic Long hair, and Carmella a Domestic Medium hair cat. She also shares horses, Luke and Sam, with her mother.  Outside the practice Tonya enjoys gardening, cooking, hikes, music, and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    May 30, 2017
    Education:
    Currently attending Penn Foster online
    Interests:
    Cooking, gardening, hiking, and music
  • Megan

    Veterinary Technician

    Megan joined the practice in December 2017. She started her career as a veterinary technician in 2014 where she worked in a hospital as an equine vet tech.  She went to college at SUNY Cobleskill and has her bachelors in Animal Science.  Growing up with horses and having a lot of large animal veterinary experience, she thought a mixed animal practice would be a great place to further her large animal knowledge and gain more small animal experience. Megan lives on a farm in Brookfield that she and her FiancĂ© Joe purchased together in June 2016. When she is not working, Megan is typically found hiking with her three dogs, Sadie and Levi the Australian Shepherds, and Kota a Siberian Husky; or out at the barn with her Quarter Horse Jax, and her two Nigerian Dwarf goats Jelly & Beans. Megan’s interests other than her animals include working out, and spending time with her family & friends.

    Years in Practice:
    Nov 22, 2017
    Education:
    SUNY Cobleskill
    Interests:
    Horseback Riding and Hiking
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    Erin

    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Erin has been with us since July of 2015 as our hospital attendant.  You will find her working throughout the hospital helping and holding various animals for our staff.  She is currently graduating from Nonnewaug High School where she is taking classes in animal science with a concentration in veterinary technology and an active member of the FFA.  While attending Nonnewaug, she has accomplished her certification as a veterinary assistant through Texas A & M, in the Fall of 2018 she plans to pursue her education at Iowa State University. On her days off she cares for a coop of chickens, a Labrador named Odie, two cats CC and Sugar, and a hamster named Hermies.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Nonnewaug High School
    Interests:
    Soccer and spending time with animals
  • Sara

    Veterinary Technician

    Sara joined our practice in January 2018 as a veterinary technician and receptionist. Sara started her career in 2011 at a small animal and exotics practice and then moved to a specialty and emergency veterinary hospital. Sara is looking to expand her knowledge of large animal medicine, she will be taking her licensure exam this year. When she is not working Sara loves spending time with her three German Shepherds, Sandi, Brutus, and Arya, Mini Australian Shepherd, Angie, her Nigerian Dwarf goats, Sully and Mike, her flock of chickens, and of course her boyfriend, Joe. Sara is excited to be a part of an amazing team and cannot wait to meet you and your beloved pets.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 08, 2018
  • Dominick

    Hospital Attendant

    More to come.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 15, 2018
    Education:
    Trumbull High School
  • Jennifer

    Hospital Attendant

    More to come.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 15, 2018
    Education:
    Nonnewaug High School
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    Eddie

    Eddie has been at the hospital since 2013.  You can find him lounging in many places so keep your eyes open.  He has been known to pop out of cabinets during exams and run down hallways with bags of cat treats.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Interests:
    Opening bags of food
  • Max

    Max is our new orange feline addition to the staff.  He is a little shy and likes to lay in the cat tree catching a ray of sun through most of the day.  He is slowly become friends with Eddie and you can catch them running around the office in evening.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Interests:
    Chewing on cords to the window blinds.
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    Norton

    Norton had been at the hospital since 2012.  He was loved by so many, we will miss you Nortie! You will always be in our hearts.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012