We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at River Valley Animal Center. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.
Learning and education are very important here at River Valley Animal Center. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.
Dr. Krump has been with River Road Veterinary Center since May of 2016.
A recent “empty nester” she came here for a fresh opportunity to grow her skills with our state of the art medical, dental and surgical practices. Recently she is excited to have begun studies in ultrasound diagnostics.
Born and raised near Chicago, Amelia began working in veterinary hospitals at the age of 15 and continued to work in the field throughout her schooling. She received her DVM from the University of Illinois in 1987.
In her career she has done a variety of interesting work: Rehab of Wildlife, Owning The Berkshire Cat Hospital, working full time emergency in the Boston area, caring for a wolf pack in Otis MA, practicing at The Animal Rescue League of Boston. For the previous 10 years she was practicing general medicine and surgery at the Enfield Animal Hospital, many of her loyal clients drive the distance to see her.
She currently lives with her critters: a siamese, an aguti mackerel tabby kitty, a black short hair kitty and a fuzzy red dog. Her two children have recently flown the nest and are happily pursuing their futures in Massachusetts.
She loves all things “nature” especially hiking with her sweetheart and her dog in the forests of New England.
Dr. Sachdev began his practice of veterinary medicine in 1971 upon graduating from The College of Veterinary sciences PAU, Punjab, India. In 1978, Dr. Sachdev was chosen for a veterinary medical internship at Boston Road Animal Hospital in Bronx, New York. After completing his internship, Dr. Sachdev moved to New England and practiced veterinary medicine and surgery in Windsor, Connecticut and emergency veterinary medicine in Acton, Massachusetts. In 1985, Dr. Sachdev created, built, and opened the Kennedy Road Veterinary Clinic in Windsor, Connecticut. In his 26 years of practice at Kennedy Road Veterinary clinic, Dr. Sachdev developed a large client base that he serviced on a seven day a week basis. His dedication to the welfare and health of his clients’ pets has resulted in an improved quality of life for the pets that he has so conscientiously cared for.
Dr. Sachdev has earned the respect of his veterinary colleagues and has held leadership positions in the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association. In his time away from his practice, Dr. Sachdev is a devoted family man and he is married with two children. Dr. Sachdev is also religiously active and is a member of the board of trustees of his temple in Middletown, CT.
Dr. Jessica Kaleta hails from Western Massachusetts originally. She received her undergraduate interdisciplinary degree in biopsychology from Bates College in Lewiston, ME. After completing 3 years of scientific research at UPENN’s School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, she then when on to pursue her veterinary doctorate at the oldest veterinary school in the country, UPENN’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
After finishing school, she was happy to move back to New England and practiced in Glastonbury, CT for 12 years. She is now so excited to be at RVAC, such a progressive veterinary hospital, in the town and community where she currently resides of Suffield, CT. Her husband Jason, 2 daughters Emily and Allison, basset mix Molly Moo and her old kitty Suzy Peppers all reside with her in town.
Dr. Kaleta has always had a strong love of animals and medicine and feels so grateful to have a career combining these two passions. General practice has been an ideal fit for her with its mix of variety and the routine and getting to intimately know her patients and clients while helping them care for the furry members of their family is the part of practice she enjoys the most!