Hospital Staff - Receptionists

Katie Yates

Katie Yates, one of our customer service representatives, is often the first person people meet when they visit Roaring Brook. She’s always happy to greet our clients, make reservations, answer the phone and to help ensure that our patients receive the best care possible.

Katie has been helping to receive our clients and their pets since June of 2011. Prior to that, she owned a pet sitting business. “I enjoy working at Roaring Brook Kennels because of our friendly staff and my love for animals,” she said.

When not supporting the care of the pets at Roaring Brook, Katie attends to the care of her three dogs, Daisy, a mixed breed rescue dog; and Rocky and Mary Jane, her two Pitbulls. Katie also enjoys cooking and baking.

Alicia Kirsch

Alicia Kirsch joined Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital in August of 2015. Acting as a liaison between clients and hospital staff as one of our receptionists, she most enjoys talking with clients and building relationships with them and their pets. "I love being in an environment where I get to be around animals, but also get to use my degree," Alicia says. Alicia has bachelor's degrees in both Spanish and Biology. She also has four years of experience in an animal-related field.

Alicia has two dogs: Pistol, a Beagle, and Hudson, a Dachshund. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, crafting, cultivating her "not-so-great green thumb," thrifting, repurposing, and cooking. She also writes for the Winsted Journal and spends her weekends working at a winery.

Meaghan Comerford

Meaghan Comerford has been with Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital since June 2015 and is responsible for scheduling appointments, sending out faxes, processing payments, and providing friendly and helpful customer service. She was previously a kennel staff member at Litchfield Veterinary Hospital for three years. Meaghan takes particular pride in working at Roaring Brook. “I trust the staff’s knowledge in everything and they are always good at answering my questions,” she says. “Also, it is an amazing establishment with caring, successful people.” In addition to her art, Meaghan enjoys music, biking, and hiking. She has two Boxers, Riley and Dougan.