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Richard Esherick, DVM, CMO

Dr. Esherick graduated from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He began his career as a practitioner at a large 24 hour emergency and referral facility in Connecticut where he had extensive training and skill development in emergency medicine, surgery, and internal medicine.

Dr. Esherick has advanced his continuing education and training in the fields of: oncology, dermatology, dentistry, oral surgery, ultrasonography, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Esherick moved to the town of Burlington in 1992 and initiated his employment at the Burlington Veterinary Center in 1994 as the practice manager and associate veterinarian. He subsequently purchased the practice and, in early 2015, finished remodeling the Center into a new, fully equipped hospital. Dr. Esherick is the proud father of 2 exceptional, handsome young men, Nicholas and Benjamin, and together they are accompanied by the sweet and mischievous Abby, the dog. In his spare time Dr Esherick enjoys skiing, golf, exercising, motorcycle riding, attempting to play guitar, hiking and spending time with his boys.

Special Interest: Ultrasound

University of Maryland- B.S.

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine- D.V.M. 1989


Lisa Trevino, DVM

Dr. Trevino was born and raised in Valley Cottage, New York, a suburb of New York City. Her childhood dream was to become a Veterinarian. Dr. Trevino attended Cornell University for both her undergraduate and her DVM degrees. After graduating veterinary school, Dr. Trevino moved to Connecticut, beginning her career with Burlington Veterinary Center. She has special interests in pain management, internal medicine, and holistic medicine. She attended the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and currently offers acupuncture here at BVC.  

During her free time Dr. Trevino likes working out, drawing and eating very spicy food! She shares her home with her husband Mike, her son Anthony and her dog Cairo.

Special Interest: Acupuncture

Cornell University- B.S. 2009

Cornell University Veterinary Medicine- D.V.M. 2013


Gina - Practice Manager

Gina started her journey here at the Burlington Veterinary Center after moving around the United States with her husband Anthony as he pursued his career in the Air Force.  After his service they moved to Connecticut where Gina joined the Burlington Veterinary Center in June 2006 as a Client Service Representative.  Gina worked in financial management for three years before graduating from Rutgers University, in 2002, with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts.  Gina always knew her love of animals would lead her to a career in veterinary medicine. 

Gina lives with her two sons Dominick and Anthony, her husband, Anthony, their rescue dog Avery, and three cats, Nikki, Charlie, and Decker.

In her spare time she loves spending time with her family in New York, watching her sons play football and baseball, and reading.

Practice Manager

Rutgers University - BFA, 2002.



Brittney- Veterinary Technician

Brittney has always had a passion for animals. Brittney volunteered at several rescue organizations as she grew up. She finds fostering animals very rewarding. She is currently in a veterinary technician program and plans to continue on to become a veterinarian.

Brittney currently shares her home with a black lab and a lab/terrier mix, 5 wonderful cats and her horse, Bliss. In her spare time she likes to fish, swim, kayak, hike with her dogs, horseback ride, and spend time with her family.

Veterinary Technician

Penn Foster College- In progress


Lorrie - Veterinary Assistant

Lorrie joined the BVC in 2014. After caring for the elderly for many years, Lorrie decided to pursue her passion of working with animals. Lorrie attended the Veterinary Assistant program at Tunxis College, and has been a valued member of our BVC team since. Lorrie is now the Burlington Veterinary Center's Hospital Assistant.  

Lorrie loves to spend time with her daughter and her dog Gilly. Lorrie also added a new addition to her family, her grand puppy Micca, a black lab. Lorries loves to spend as much time outdoors as possible.

Hospital Assistant

Tunxis Community College, Veterinary Assistant Certificate- 2012


Ashley, B.S. - Veterinary Technician

Ashley graduated from UCONN with a bachelor's degree in animal science and began working at the Burlington Veterinary Center in 2011. She is currently attending classes at Cedar Valley College to become a certified veterinary technician. Ashley has always had a passion for animals. She grew up with dogs, cats, and horses, and has been horseback riding since she was young. Ashley currently has 2 cats named Anastacia and Tinker and would love to get a dog in the future. In her spare time, Ashley loves to run and hike with family and friends. 

Veterinary Technician

University of Connecticut- B.S. 2009

Cedar Valley College- In progress

Veterinary Technology Program- In Progress

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Becky- Veterinary Technician

Becky began her career at BVC as a student extern with Animal Behavior College. During this time she was working in a dog kennel as an animal care technician, a client service representative, and doggy day camp counselor. She finished her Veterinary Assistant program with us where she was hired as a Veterinary Assistant in 2015. She is now working as a technician and enrolled in the Penn Foster veterinary technician program. Becky has always had a passion for working with animals as she grew up on a small farm with her Grandmother where they always had cows, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, and chickens.

Becky shares a special place in her heart for her furry companion Blaze who is a Golden Retriever/German Shepherd mix, and her two cats Slor and Baby. In Becky's spare time she enjoys the outdoors, and going on hikes with Blaze and friends.

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant-completed

Penn Foster College- In progress


Megan - Hospital Supervisor

Megan first started her journey working with animals here at the Burlington Veterinary Center at the bright ambitious age of 19. Since then she has journeyed to Kentucky and even tried the Human Medical Sales field, but has always found herself following her heart back to BVC. As of August 2018, she returned as “The Unicorn” or more professionally the Hospital Supervisor. Helping out the team where ever needed and building her knowledge to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.

Outside of BVC, Megan spends her time with her son Logan who keeps her busy being a hockey mom, and going on hiking adventures. Her 4 legged kids surely keep her busy too, Zuly a rescue dog from Puerto Rico, two fancy felines Grey and Meenu, and last but not least her retired horse Colleen whom she has had since high school.

Megan looks forward to meeting you and your 4 legged children to share with you the reason BVC has always been her second home.

Hospital Supervisor

Penn Foster- In process


Sarah - Veterinary Technician

Sarah began her career in the field of Veterinary medicine in 2014 with a different practice where she gained knowledge and experience she has recently brought to the BVC family in 2018. Growing up with animals, Sarah has always had a passion in caring for animals in need. Sarah has also spent time volunteering with the Connecticut Humane Society, and other non-profit organizations, as well taken several opportunities to foster animals in need of a temporary home while they heal and find their forever home; this is how Sarah’s dog, Pupalupagus, or “Gus”, became a permanent part of her family. Her home is also filled with 3 cats: Nibbler, Larry, and Minx! In her time away from the office, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband Garrett, and son Hayden, loves to cook, paint, and when the weather is nice taking long hikes with Pupalupagus.

Veterinary Technician

Tunxis Community College, Veterinary Assistant Certificate- 2013 and Penn Foster - In process.

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Michelle-Physical Therapist

Michelle Lewandowski has been a Certified Veterinary Technician for 25 years. She went into Canine Rehabilitation in 1999 because of a 4-month-old puppy that she rescued that had bilateral hip dysplasia and was slated for euthanasia. Michelle has an AS in Animal Science, a BS in Biology, CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner) Certification and currently working on her MS. Other than being a hard working therapist Michelle is a mom to two amazing kids, a wife and an adjunct teacher at Asnuntuck Community College where she teaches the Veterinary Assistant Program. In her spare time she enjoys watching Forensic Files with the family, quilting, hiking and photography. Michelle has two rescue dogs and a horse which she enjoy riding when she has time.

Physical Therapist

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Erica - Veterinary Technician

Erica has been in the Vet Tech field taking care of dogs and cats for 12 years. From a general practice to emergency setting no back to general practice with BVC. She has an understanding of how to help pet owners take the best care of their four legged family. In her time Erica enjoys to be outside hiking and exploring, practicing yoga, going to see live music and spending time with friends. Two cats, Xerox and Sasha, along with one dog named Shyla make up her furry family. "If I can't bring my dog. I'm probably not going." Erica is honored and happy to be a part of the BVC!

Veterinary Technician

Burlington Veterinary Center

 17 Covey Rd. Burlington, CT 06013 / USA  1-860-675-6009

Office hours

  • Monday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed


Emergencies during office hours will be seen right away. Please call ahead. After hours please contact either:

Veterinary Emergency Center
135 Dowd Ave, Canton, CT 06019
Open 24/7/365
Avon Veterinary Emergency Referral
9 Avonwood Road Avon, CT 06001
Open Mon – Thurs 5 pm–8 am
Fri 5 pm – Mon 8 am
24 Hours on Holidays

About Us

Our facility is conveniently located in Hartford County and is easy to get to by interstate highway and major state roads while maintaining its pet friendly and relaxing rural setting.