Meet our Team!
Liz Connolly, DVM
Liz Connolly was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew-up in its suburbs. Her first opportunity to work with animals came as a volunteer position at the Philadelphia Zoo where she gained experience in the care of over thirty species. She then moved to New England to attend Boston College where she earned her bachelor's degree in Biology. As a student at BC, Liz competed nationally as a division one NCAA athlete on the varsity sailing team. She also completed two internships at that time doing environmental field research. Upon completion of her degree, she began her career in companion animal medicine mastering the roles in a small animal veterinary hospital from front desk to nursing to management. In 2001, Liz began veterinary school at Tufts in North Grafton, MA. She graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and immediately began work. In 2006 she met her future husband and they married in 2010. She also gained two stepsons and an American Bulldog in the union. She has spent the past 7 years working full time providing medicine, surgery and dentistry to cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and pocket pets and helping to improve the human-animal bond.
Jason Campbell DVM
Jason Campbell grew up in southwestern Virginia. From there, he moved to Long Island, NY for college. He graduated Summa cum Laude from Long Island University in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in Marine Biology.
After college, he became a research support specialist with researchers at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. During this time he primarily assisted with research on the ecology of ticks and Lyme disease, sometimes collecting hundreds of ticks in a single day from the forests of Long Island for genetic analysis. He spent about 6 years in research before deciding to continue his education in veterinary school. During this time he also talked his wife, Dina, into adopting their first pet, an orange stray cat named Tigger. She later successfully lobbied for the acquisition of two more stray cats that needed homes.
In 2001, he left Long Island to attend veterinary school at Tufts; Dina and the cats would follow the following year. While in veterinary school he continued to work in research and received a summer fellowship to study the genetics of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases. He graduated from Tufts in 2005 and began working full time within a month. Currently, Dr. Campbell also works part time as a laboratory animal veterinarian at UMASS Medical School where he helps to ensure proper medical treatment for animals that are used to help find cures for human disease. He lives in Worcester with his wife, 2 children, 2 cats, a guinea pig and a Beta fish.
Kelley Garon, CVT
Kelley graduated from Becker College in 2001 with her bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science. She has worked in the veterinary field since 1998. She has enjoyed working in different aspects of veterinary medicine including emergency/critical care, intensive care, private practice and a short time in wildlife care. She enjoys working with cats, dogs and other small animals. In her free time she likes spending time with her husband, children, extended family and friends.
Robin Cote, CVT
Robin's passion has always been for animals and in 2005 she was able to turn that passion into a career, as she became a veterinary technician. She looks forward to the daily challenges and interactions that the world of pet health care presents, with a real focus on enhancing the human animal bond. She takes pleasure in volunteering and fostering for local rescue organizations and has always enjoyed helping animals in any way she is able. Robin currently resides in Uxbridge with her husband, two children, dogs, cats and chickens. In her time away from the hospital, you will be sure to find her fishing,canoeing, camping, riding ATV's and spending time with her family.
Carina has been working at Hillside Veterinary Clinic since 2016. She enjoys working with people and loves animals. Her passion for animals lead her to pursue this wonderful career. In 2018 she received a Veterinary Assistant Certificate at Quinsigamond Community College. Currently she is continuing her education to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She is the proud owner of two ferrets Maddox and Snorlax, and her cat Piper.