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.
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, three cats, and parrot. In her spare time she fund-raises for MS and enjoys spending time outside. 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.
Certified Veterinary Assistant
Dani joined the CVHC team in January 2020. She brought with her a passion for veterinary care for small animals and an intrerest in pet nutrition.
She knew she wanted to be involved with animals at a very young age. She would play veterinarian and steal the bandaids from the cabinet to put on her stuffed animals.
After high school Dani attended Three Rivers Community College and earned her Veterinary Assistant certificate. Dani enjoys educating people in preventative pet care and helping animals in need.
When not working, Dani loves spending time with her two children, Chloe and Jaxson. They enjoy camping, kayaking and going on the family's boat camping on the water.