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 an undergraduate degree in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut. After graduation, she moved to Columbus, Ohio where she attended Ohio State University and completed a Master’s 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 three 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!


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.


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.


Evan joined our team in August 2020. Evan has 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, He has two dogs, a gecko, and also keeps bees in his spare time.


Lizzy joined our team in 2020. She always had a passion for animals, and after high school became a certified veterinary assistant. She worked at a pet store and then for a few years and honed her skills as a veterinary technician while working in a local veterinary hospital. Lizzy has two dogs, two guinea pigs, and one cat. In her free time, she enjoys tending to her garden and house plants, making polymer clay figures, painting, drawing, birdwatching, and spending time outdoors with her partner, Scott.


Kristen joined our staff in 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, three 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.


Lisa has been a valued member of our hospital since 2010. Lisa now mainly interacts 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.


Jay has been at TVH since September 2021, and is a UConn student, studying Agriculture and Natural Resources. In her spare time, she likes going to the gym, hiking with her two dogs, and driving cars! Pictured is her with one of her pups!


Shelby joined the team in April 2022. Shelby is originally from California and moved to CT in 2020. She is perusing her Animal Science B.S at UConn. When she is not working or at school, she is home working with her two horses or playing with her two puppies and three kitties!