Burlington Veterinary Hospital Staff

Jessica Geraldo, Veterinary Technician Office Manager Jessica Geraldo joined our staff in June of 2011, and she adds a sense of humor and a positive attitude to everything she does, which includes scheduling, payroll, ordering, promotions, radiology, and phlebotomy (drawing blood). Her favorite part of the job is working closely with Human Resources to learn about the business portion of the hospital. Jessica is a Ceritifed Fear Free Veterinary Professional and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster's Veterinary Technician Program.

"I like working at Burlington Veterinary Hospital because it is a small hospital and we are all very close and comfortable talking and working closely with each other," Jessica said.

Jessica cares for two rabbits, Bilu and Indy, two cats named Little and Victor, and a dog named Bentley. She volunteers at the MSPCA, is a member of the House Rabbit Network Medical Team, and a Member of the Mass Vet Tech Association. Jessica is also a volunteer trumpet player for the National Guard and has completed a variety of courses at Berklee College of Music. In her free time she enjoys running with her running club, the Mystic Runners, and spending time with her family.

Leah Kalinoski, Veterinary TechnicianVeterinary technician Leah Kalinoski joined our staff in April of 2005 and performs many duties in the office, including prescription diet ordering, inventory maintenance, anesthesia monitoring, dentistry assistance, and nursing post-surgery patients.

"The staff here is a tight-knit family that works well together, which is very helpful in stressful situations," Leah says. "Everyone here brings a positive attitude and various interests under one roof."

Leah has two dogs named Bear and Danny, a Russian tortoise named Fiat and a cat named Snitz. Outside of the hospital, she is a certified yoga instructor. Leah is also a car enthusiast and enjoys beaches, boating, her "fluffs" and tending to her yoga.

Lucy Grant-Ruane, Certified Veterinary Technician Lucy Grant-Ruane is a certified veterinary technician. She has been with us since June of 2002 and works hard every day to promote our hospital mission of making a positive difference in people's lives and providing the highest level of medical, surgical and welcoming care to the pets who are entrusted to us. Lucy has worked with animals for over 20 years and thus knows a great deal about pets and their care. Her responsibilities include surgical anesthesia monitoring and dental cleanings.

Every day, Lucy strives to make sure our clients' expectations are not just met, but exceeded. Lucy has an associate's degree in animal science from Southern Seminary Junior College, and is an avid participant in continuing education. She is also a Certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional.

"I love working together as a team to bring the best health care possible to our clients' beloved pets," Lucy said.

Lucy shares her home with a German shorthaired pointer named Amy, a cat named Oreo and a 24-year-old turtle named Maverick. She's an avid competitor in American Kennel Club Dog Obedience competitions, as well as AKC Conformation events. Lucy belongs to the New England Dog Training Club in Cambridge, where she also instructs classes, and is a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America.

When not spending time with family, Lucy loves training dogs.

Kristen Kazanjian, Veterinary TechnicianVeterinary Technician Kristen Kazanjian joined the team at Burlington Veterinary Hospital in March 2016. Enthusiastic and hardworking, Kristen is responsible for assisting during surgery, filling referral reports, performing in-house laboratory work, taking X-rays, assisting our veterinarians during appointments and wrapping surgical packs.

Kristen’s favorite part of the job is working with animals and helping them recover after surgery, as well as drawing blood. She’s currently enrolled in Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technician Program.

At home, Kristen has a 7-year-old grey tiger cat named Tyrone and a 3-year-old mix-breed cat named Kiwi. In her free time, she enjoys cuddling with Kiwi, fishing, going on long drives and hanging out with her friends.

JillVeterinary Technician Jill Ennis joined our staff in March 2013 and brings with her a fresh enthusiasm for pet care. Her job responsibilities include assisting the veterinarians and technicians during examinations and helping our staff wherever she is most needed. "I love learning all that I can and I very much enjoy interacting with the clients and their pets here at Burlington Veterinary Hospital," she said. Jill earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Endicott College where she also concentrated her studies in management, computer science and mathematics.

"I enjoy belonging to a team that works so well together on a daily basis," she said. "It is very rewarding to help clients by providing proper healthcare for their pets. I learn something new every day."

Jill shares her home with her three cats, Rascal, Piccola and Oreo. When she is not working, she enjoys playing the violin, reading and photography.

HelenCustomer service comes easily to our receptionist Helen Zuccaro, who joined our staff in December 2012. With her attention to detail and her genuine enjoyment of both animals and people, Helen approaches her job responsibilities with a smile. Her tasks include greeting customers and their pets, scheduling appointments and processing invoices for clients.

"I enjoy working at Burlington Veterinary Hospital because of the quality care that the animals receive," Helen says. "It is a small hospital that allows you to have a personal connection to each client and their pets."

Helen has two dogs at home named Rocky and Bella. In her free time she enjoys her family, her dogs, cooking, music, and being outdoors.

KylaKyla Candelino joined the staff at Burlington Veterinary Hospital in August 2016. As a receptionist, her responsibilities include checking our patients in and out, answering phones, filing, keeping our records current and assisting our veterinarians and technicians during appointments and surgeries. Patient and attentive, Kyla’s favorite part of the job is interacting with both our wonderful clients and patients.

“Burlington Veterinary Hospital has such an inclusive and family-like atmosphere,” Kyla says. “Everyone from our patients and customers all the way to our doctors and staff members feel respected and genuinely cared-for on a day-to-day basis.”

Prior to joining our hospital, Kyla earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lasell College. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technician Program.

At home, Kyla has a 7-year-old domestic shorthair cat named Beau and a 7-year-old domestic longhair cat named Fineas. She also raises and cares for different types of exotic fish species. In her free time, Kyla enjoys working on classic cars, writing fiction, drawing, doodling and spending time with her family—including her pets.