Arick

Brookfield Arick

I joined BAH as Head Veterinary Technician in February 2016 and have been in the veterinary medicine and animal science field for 16 years.   I studied at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Connecticut, and Becker College and I hold degrees in Animal Science and Conservation, Liberal Arts, and Veterinary Technology.   Before coming to Brookfield Animal Hospital, I worked at a very busy 24-hour emergency hospital in central Connecticut.  Though I find emergency work exciting and fulfilling, I wanted to be back in a general practice where I could build relationships with clients and patients.

Outside of work, wildlife is my passion.  I am a federally and State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator and am also licensed to work with Rabies Vector Species.  I am also a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, Turtle Survival Alliance, The World Chelonian Trust, The Turtle and Tortoise Propagation Group and I have a seat with the North American Freshwater Turtle and Tortoise Working Group.  Currently I am working with National Geographic using their “Crittercam” system to attach cameras on the shells of turtles in Southern New England to better understand animal behavior without the intervention of human presence.  A couple of my studies have been published in various scientific journals and I am writing a book about Turtles in Connecticut.

When I get some down time, I spend most of it playing with my daughter and taking her fishing.  I have  two dogs of my own, Oliver and Jack, two cats, Rick and Michonne (I’m a big Walking Dead Fan), and many fish and reptiles, especially turtles and tortoises.  I am extremely passionate about my work and look forward to coming in every day to see what I can do to make the lives better of my furry patients and make sure BAH is delivering the best possible experience to our clients and patients.  I always love meeting new people, so next time you’re in, come say hi!