about our veterinary practice  Tolland, CT
We proudly serve the Tolland, Vernon, Coventry, Storrs, Mansfield, Stafford Springs, Willington, Ellington, Manchester and surrounding communities!

Tolland Veterinary Hospital has been providing medical care for Tolland and the surrounding towns for more than 50 years. We offer state-of-the-art veterinary care by a team of compassionate and dedicated individuals. We foster a family-like environment for both our clients and our patients.
Our experienced doctors are dedicated to the health of your pet, and our friendly and professional staff are very knowledgeable and caring. We are happy to answer any question you may have about your pet's overall wellness including vaccines, surgeries, behavior, diet, exercise etc.

We offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. As you browse our site, you will find informational articles under Veterinary Topics. We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter.

Our Tolland veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below!

Laura A. Roy, DVM - Owner

Originally from Wethersfield, CT, Dr. Roy received a undergraduate degree in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut. After graduation she moved to Columbus, Ohio where she attended The Ohio State University and completed a masters degree in Anatomic Pathology. Following graduation, Dr. Roy continued her studies at Ohio State where she received her DVM degree. Her interests include giant breed dogs, sporting dogs and quilting.

Eran Shemer, DVM - Owner

Dr. Eran Shemer joined the practice as a partner in 2019. He graduated from St. George’s University after completing his medical training at Cornell University. He has extensive medical and surgical experience, and in his previous position, acted as medical director. Dr. Shemer is passionate about veterinary medicine and has a particular interest in ultrasound, surgery, and internal medicine. He has been living and raising a family in Mansfield for the last ten years, and he is committed to providing quality and compassionate veterinary care to the local community.

Shaleighne McKiernan, DVM

Dr. Shaleighne McKiernan joined as our newest doctor in November 2020. She graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and previously worked at North Windham Animal Hospital for 3 years before joining our team. Dr.McKiernan has a special interest in pathology and large dog breeds such as Great Danes. During her spare time she enjoys baking and learning new languages!

Julie Malcom

Julie has been a part of our team since 2010. She is a Connecticut native and a UConn graduate with a degree in wildlife biology. Julie has been a veterinary technician for 40 years and on her days off, Julie loves spending time outdoors with her standard poodle, Frodo.

Rhianna Allison

Rhianna is our team leader and head technician with 20 years of animal experience. She has a special love for bulldogs and has her own at home named Boone. During her free time, she loves spending time with her family, gardening, and kayaking.

Lisa Ruglio

Lisa has been a valued member of our hospital since 2010. Lisa now mainly interact with clients at the front desk but has over 35 years of animal experience as a veterinary technician. She owns her own pet sitting business and enjoys horseback riding and gardening.

Chantal Yang

Chantal joined our team November 2019. She is a pre-veterinary student at University of Connecticut and previously worked with wildlife for 4 years at a Wildlife Hospital. She loves to adopt senior cats and has 2 of them at home.

Kristen Hoyle

Kristen joined our staff January 2021. Originally an RN, she has now been working as a vet tech for two and a half years. Her family consists of her husband, four grown children, 3 dogs, 12 cats, a rabbit, a turtle, and a tortoise! In her free time she enjoys walking her dogs, spending time with her family, and gardening.

Jackie Lampert

​Julia Bartoli

Julia joined our team in January 2021, she is originally from New Hampshire and is now in Connecticut attending UConn as a pre-vet student. In the future, She has 3 years of grooming experience and has her own personal mobile grooming business. When she’s not at UConn or at TVH, she enjoys spending time with her pets, cooking, and playing chess.

Evan Fulton

Evan joined our team August 2020. With a wide variety of skills and interests including technical theater, video
production, and social media management, combined with a deep care and passion for helping animals.

Lizzy Chmielecki

Jessica Savage