Ahmad N. Ali, DVM, MS, PhD

Dr. Ali founded Vet for Pet with the hope of creating a place where clients could find accessible, state-of-the-art care for their four-legged companions.

This dream came to fruition in 2014 with the establishment of Vet for Pet Animal Hospital. After becoming a veterinarian in 1985, Dr. Ali remained engaged in research on animal viruses to better understand -- and uncover -- mechanisms by which organisms cause diseases.

He obtained his PhD degree in Immunology and Medical Microbiology from the University of Florida in 1994, and did his post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Ali is licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine and is an accredited Veterinarian by the USDA in the States of Connecticut and Massachusetts, board-eligible for American College of Veterinary Microbiology, a fellow of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.


Arnold L. Goldman DVM, MPH

Dr. Arnold L. Goldman is a colleague and friend of Dr. Ali, and has been supportive of his efforts to establish Vet for Pet from its beginnings. With almost 30 years in clinical practice, Dr. Goldman assists Dr. Ali, as needed, with the care of his medical, surgical and dental patients.

Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Goldman has provided leadership to numerous professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation, the Connecticut State Animal Response Team program, the National Association of Animal & Agricultural Emergency Programs, the New England Veterinary Medical Association, the Hartford County Veterinary Medical Association and a domestic violence mitigation program -- Companions in Crisis.

Dr. Goldman was instrumental in the passage of Connecticut Public Act 07-11, which mandated evacuation of pets with their owners during disasters in Connecticut. For this and other accomplishments related to disaster preparedness for animals, Dr. Goldman was named 2008 Veterinarian-of-the-Year by the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Goldman is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and is a life member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. In 2013, he was named one of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence “First 100 Men” in recognition of his work on behalf of domestic violence victims and their animals. Dr. Goldman also operates Canton Animal Hospital in Canton, CT.

VETERINARY STAFF

At Vet for Pet, we pride ourselves on cultivating a team that loves working with animals and care about what our clients care about. As pet owners ourselves, we understand the concerns that our clients may have about the health of their beloved animals. Our team is fully trained in working with our state-of-the-art technology and paperless medical record system to service your needs in an efficient and timely manner.

NANCY CERNA
Operations Coordinator

Nancy loves to work with animals. She received training in human healthcare prior to moving into the veterinary care field. She is a skilled assistant, and is proud to have two dogs -- Princess and Cupcake -- and one cat named Mittens. In addition to English, Nancy also speaks Spanish. She is friendly, caring, and knowledgeable about the needs of your beloved pets.

AMANDA ACKLEY
Veterinary Technician

Amanda's first language is Feline, second language is Canine and third language is American English. Her passion for veterinary medicine began at birth, and she started her first official work in the field at the age of 15 by cleaning cages and caring for patients. She has a degree in Psychology/Biology and began working as a Veterinary Technician right after finishing school. Over the past 20 years in the field, Amanda has worked with many rescue groups and specializes in hand-raising orphans of all species.

We love our animal friends and care about them as much as you do!

We are committed to the health and wellness of your pet companions and look forward to being your partner in their care.

THE BEST VETERINARY CARE

Our team at Vet for Pet Animal Hospital is proud to offer pets and owners convenient and accessible wellness exams, spay & neuter procedures, animal dental care, vaccinations, microchips, urgent or routine surgeries, in-house diagnostic tests, senior pet care, nutritional counseling, CTX laser therapy, and in-home pet euthanasia in East Hartford, Glastonbury, Manchester, West Hartford, South Windsor, New Britain, Newington and the surrounding New England communities.

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