Veterinarians and Staff
Dr. Jason D Haviar, DVM
Dr. Jason Haviar graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Following veterinary school, he then completed an internship in small animal medicine at Veterinary Specialists of CT in West Hartford, Connecticut. His love of emergency and critical care medicine prompted him to open the Animal Emergency Hospital of Central CT in May 2005. When not working, he can routinely be found fishing. Jason shares his home with his wife, Dr. Griffin O'Connor, and his Doberman, Morgan.
Dr. Chris Gargamelli, DVM
Dr. Gargamelli is a 2004 graduate of Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and has a Bachelor of Science degree, with distinction, from Purdue University. While at Purdue, Dr. Gargamelli received multiple scholastic awards and inclusion in the Veterinary Scholar Program facilitating direct admittance into veterinary school on completion of an undergraduate degree. He has been at the Animal Emergency Hospital of Central CT for more than seven years. Dr. Gargamelli lives in Durham with his wife, two beautiful daughters, three dogs, two cats, two rabbits, two guinea pigs, and a turtle.
Dr. Gargamelli is the Immediate Past-President of the Connecticut VMA and serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Foundation. In addition to AVMA and CT VMA membership, he maintains membership in Gamma Sigma Delta, the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and the Hartford County VMA. Dr. Gargamelli has an interest in veterinary disaster preparedness and response and worked in Haiti providing emergency and disaster veterinary medicine services following the 2010 earthquake. He has been honored to be chosen for the inaugural class of the AVMA Future Leaders Program. When not practicing veterinary medicine or volunteering his time for organized veterinary medicine, Dr. Gargamelli enjoys taking an active role in his children's lives.
Dr. Tyler Roasa, DVM
Dr. Tyler Roasa is a 2010 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and moved to CT after graduation. Dr. Roasa spent his first four years in general practice, followed by two years as an emergency veterinarian at an emergency and specialty hospital. Dr. Roasa joined Animal Emergency Hospital of Central CT in 2016. Dr. Roasa is a member of the Evidence Based Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and is a Penn Hip certified veterinarian.
Dr. Roasa became involved with animal disaster preparedness in Region 2 in 2013. He serves as the director of the Region 2 Animal Response Team and chairman of Region 2 Emergency Support Function 11 (Animal Protection) for the CT DEMHS Regional Emergency Planning Team.
Sarah, Emergency Veterinary Technician
Sarah has been a veterinary technician for 13 years, specializing in emergency care for the last four years. Sarah shares her home with her four dogs and three cats. When not caring for animals, she enjoys camping, hiking, and being outdoors.
Jennifer, Emergency Veterinary Technician
Jennifer has been a veterinary technician for 23 years. For the last 10 year, she has been specializing in veterinary emergency care. Jennifer and her husband have three children and many four-legged friends. Jennifer enjoys scrapbooking and hiking with her children.
Carrie, Emergency Veterinary Technician
Carrie holds an Associates Degree from Becker College as a Veterinary Technician. She has been involved in most facets of veterinary medicine for over 30 years as a technician, and as a practice manager. She joined the Animal Emergency Hospital of Central Connecticut team in 2009. When she is not working with animals, she enjoys spending a lot of time caring for her horse, 3 dogs and 2 cats. The rest of her time is spent with her family on their boat "Noah's Ark".
Marcy, Emergency Veterinary Technician
Marcy graduated from UMASS Amherst with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science and is a certified veterinary technician in CT. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2000, and in her free time enjoys hiking with in her 2 dogs.
Becky, Emergency Veterinary Technician
Becky has been a veterinary technician for almost 14 years, most of which has been in Emergency medicine. She also has 3.5 years experience in canine reproductive medicine. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and two Boxers. She enjoys photography, competitive dog sports/training and hiking.
"Thank you for all your kindness and all the attention you gave us. You are a wonderful and compassionate group of dedicated people."
"Dr. Jason Haviar and Sarah were wonderful. Thank you so much for helping Abby feel better!"
"The Animal ER techs helped me and Bailey through his seizure. Thank you."
"Dear Dr. Haviar...you helped us when another hospital could not. Cooper's leg is healing nicely!!!"
"To the staff of the Animal ER Hospital of Central CT...Smokey is recuperating after surgery. The rubber bands you took out of his stomach, don't seem to have slowed him down much. He's been hunting on my dresser for more!"