Dr. Heather Maxwell is a veterinarian who discovered her passion for caring for animals at an early age and has an interest in exotics.
Dr. Maxwell is a Norwalk, CT native. She was born and raised here. At 5 years old, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. As a child, she discovered her passion for caring for animals and found it to be very rewarding.
She started off as a veterinary assistant at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Norwalk, CT prior to starting her undergraduate studies. She then worked as a veterinary technician in emergency medicine and a general practice setting for several years.
She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2008 with a Bachelor Science. She majored in Animal Science with a pre-veterinary focus. In 2020, she attended the Royal Veterinary College located in London, where she earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (equivalent to DVM) in 2015. During her veterinary training, she completed four weeks of extramural studies in a small animal/exotics clinic called CJ Hall Vets, located in London, U.K. It was here that she discovered her interest in exotics.
She completed a one-year rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship in July 2018 at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Norwalk, CT and VCA Shoreline of Shelton, CT.
Her special interests include cardiology, neurology, and critical care.
She shares her home with several Persian cats: Tinker, Bliss, Jackpot, and Wolfie, as well as a Silky Terrier named Vito. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her pets and traveling.
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