Home Veterinary Services, LLC

37 Church Hill Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611



Our Staff

Dana Paoletto CVT

Dana has always had a love for animals - she spent her childhood on her grandfathers dairy farm and has never been without a family pet that ranged from cows to ferrets.    After growing up between Florida and Vermont - Dana moved to Monroe, CT after graduating college in 1993.  In 1997 she moved to Trumbull.  

She shares her home with her son, 2 dogs (Hiccup & Riggs), 1 Guinea Pig (Irene), a red eared slider turtle (Linus), 2 geckos, some chickens and honey bees.  When Dana is not taking care of your pets she enjoys reading, gardening, kayaking, archery and spending time with her family.  

Sheryl Grabiec  

 Sheryl has worked in the veterinary field for many years.  She has worked as a receptionist, technician and hospital administrator in both general practice and emergency medicine.  Sheryl lives in Fairfield with daughter Rachael.  In her spare time Sheryl does Pet sitting, likes to read, and spending time with her grand-daughter.

Rita Balducci 

It was Rita's childhood dream to work with animals, so she is thrilled to be a part of Home Veterinary Services family.  Rita is an AKC, APDT certified dog trainer and is happy to answer what ever behavior questions our clients have.  She is also a children's book author and shares her life with her husband Ralph, daughters Sarah, Mary, and Amy, dogs Slam, Dash and Zip and cats Spazz, Dumpling and Bisou.

Kim Monaco, ALAT

Kim has been in the veterinary field for almost 25 years, working in both research and private practice.  She is Fear Free certified and works hard to make your pets feel safe and relaxed during their visit. In her free time, she enjoys the beach and spending time with her daughter and golden retriever, Freyja. 


Tammy Pjatak

Tammy has been in the veterinary field for many years, both in private practice and in the emergency room. She lives in Shelton and enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and shopping in her spare time.

Maria Lugo

Maria loves animals and children. She really likes reptiles and has owned bearded dragons, newts and snakes. She has been working in the veterinary field since 1996 in both private practice and emergency medicine. She also teaches English online to children in Asia. She lives in Bridgeport with her husband Jose, daughter Elizabeth, 2 dogs (Bugsy and Tucker) and 2 cats (Ollie and Thomas). She loves cooking, music, biking and movies. She is happy to be reunited with long time friends here at Home Veterinary Services.


Blackie's job is to keep the rest of the staff happy and focused on the important aspects of veterinary medicine.  He started his life as a feral cat, but rescued his previous owner, a neighbor of Home Veterinary Services, many years ago.  While he preferred being outside, he would alert her about his desire to come in by banging on a wooden spool of thread hung from the storm door.  In the fall of 2017, Dr. Fearon found out that his owner had been moved to the same memory care facility where her aunt was living.  During visits to Blackie's owner, Dr. Fearon hoped that she understood he would be cared for and given the love he deserved - even if he wasn't interested at first!  For that entire winter, Blackie was only seen on the spy cam, showing up only after dark for his nightly meal.  The heated house Dr. Fearon set up was only used for a few hours at a time on the most brutally cold nights.  Since then, he has adjusted nicely to his new digs, able to come and go through his basement cat door.  If you see him, just smile and say, "hi" - he's still a little shy around strangers.