Our veterinary team is here for you and your pet.
Gary Gluck, DVM
Veterinarian and Founder
Dr. Gluck has a true passion for Preventive Care for Pets, the core belief upon which our practice is founded.
Dr. Gluck's love of animals started when he was a young boy growing up on his parent's family farm. He had a cow with which he participated in 4H events. Dr. Gluck's sense of community also began with his participation in 4H.
He grew up in Plainfield, Connecticut. He went to the University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!!). He then went on to the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison, where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He spent a year in practice in Florida and then moved back home to where his heart is, in beautiful Eastern Connecticut. He is part of the Veterinary Leadership Group and is a Zoetis Elite Speaker.
When he is not at work he enjoys cycling, fly fishing, travel, spending time with his family, and, of course, that includes his cat JJ and dog Stella.
Sarah Fischer, DVM
Dr. Fischer grew up in Maryland and moved to Florida to attend Eckerd College—a small private college where she received a BS in Biology.
She ended up staying in Florida for a few years, working as a veterinary technician while awaiting entrance to veterinary school. She graduated from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.
While in vet school, Dr. Fischer was able to perform research involving feral cats and vaccinations, working closely with the largest feral cat spay/neuter operation in the country, and has had that research published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
She loves working with all cats and dogs, but she has a special spot in her heart for those grumpy cats who really hate coming to see her! She adds a bit of ‘southern charm’ to all she does.
Nancy J. Dutra
Co-Founder and Practice Administrator
Nancy feels deeply about Preventive Care for pets, her driving force to keep the Companion VHC team up-to-date on the current environment. A New Jersey native, she brings more than 25 years of veterinary experience to the practice, along with her life-long love of animals.
As a teenager, Nancy volunteered at a local animal shelter which eventually led to a job as a veterinary technician. During her time as a technician she worked in a large 5 doctor practice that treated small animals as well as various exotics and farm animals. She later transitioned to a position of territory sales manager for a large distributorship, selling veterinary pharmaceuticals, equipment and supplies. Nancy was also a New Jersey state-licensed wildlife rehabilitator, where she cared for injured or abandoned squirrels, raccoons, skunks, rabbits and chipmunks with the ultimate goal of releasing them back to their natural habitat.
Nancy lives in Rhode Island with her husband, Ed, four dogs, five cats, parrot and chinchilla. In her spare time she teaches spin and fund-raises for MS. Giving back to the local community is a core belief for her and you will see Companion Veterinary Health Center participate in many local events to help give back to its community.
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Carrie is a keen animal lover who joined the team in August of 2017. Born and raised on a family-owned and operated farm in Scotland, CT, she has always had a love for working with animals of all kinds. From a very young age, she has been especially passionate about animal rescue and rehabilitation. The breed that she is most passionate and familiar with is the "pitbull".
She is a certified veterinary assistant. She graduated high school as valedictorian in 2013, attended a horse training academy in MN, and then pursued a job at a dog training facility for four years before joining the team in 2017.
Carrie spends her free time teaching horseback riding, helping her father with his hydraulic hose company, driving school bus, and working her own four dogs.
Carrie is truly a go-getter and she has wonderful communication skills which make her an asset to us at CVHC where we truly feel client education and open communications are key.
Carrie is often a guest blogger for us, so keep an eye out for one of her helpful blogs in our Guest Blog section on our website www.companionvhc.com.
Ashlee joined the team in October of 2018. Growing up on her family-owned beef farm in Woodstock, CT, she has always had a love for animals of all kinds.
She graduated from Ellis Tech in 2006 and then obtained her Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant before returning to her true passion of veterinary medicine.
Ashlee lives with her husband and son at their home in Brooklyn, CT with two dogs, two cats, a house rabbit, and a small flock of chickens. When not working she loves to paint or spend time on the beach just watching the waves come in.
Ashlee is constantly researching the products we offer and is always looking for new information on products to help with preventative care!
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” –Anatole France