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Meriden Animal Hospital About Us

Serving the city of Meriden for over 50 years Meriden Animal Hospital (MAH) was built on compassionate animal health care.  Our foundation is based on some very basic and fundamental business philosophies about treating employees, customers, vendors and the community with respect and dignity.  At MAH we treat our clients like old friends and their animals like their children.  To foster this relationship with our great client base the leadership team starts with the culture of the hospital first.  They make sure that the hospital environment is empowering, open and straight forward, always challenging the status quo and making sure the staff grow not only as employees, but as individuals in life. With these foundations in place MAH doctors and staff continue to excel and raise the bar of care.

See why MAH was recently voted Best Veterinarian in Hartford County for 2018 by the readers of CTNOW!

James St. Clair, DVM

Dr. James joined his father, affectionately know by both patients and staff as Doc, at Meriden Animal Hospital in 2004 after earning his DVM from Ross University.  He purchased the practice from Doc in 2007.  

Dr. James earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.  Dr. James studied at the University of Illinois for his clinical training and specialized in radiology, ultrasounds and physical therapy.  

While Dr. James loves all aspects of veterinarian medicine he finds radiology, orthopedics, chronic pain management and physical therapy especially interesting.

When Dr. James isn’t practicing and running the two other businesses that he owns, he loves being an amazing husband and father. 

Amy Anderson, VMD

Dr. Amy Anderson joined the Meriden Animal Hospital team in 1999. Dr. Anderson earned Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Religion from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.  She then attended University of Pennsylvania where she received her VMD.

While Dr. Anderson loves all aspects of veterinarian medicine she finds soft tissue surgery and geriatric care the most interesting.  

When Dr. Anderson is not working she loves spending time with her with her three kids, four dogs and three cats.  She also enjoys finding time to read and bake, which everyone at MAH loves when she does!   

Christi DeMonte, DVM

Dr. Christi DeMonte joined the Meriden Animal Hospital team in January 2018. Dr. DeMonte earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from UConn in 2013 and then attended Ross University with clinical training at North Carolina State University. While attending Ross University she received her VBMA, veterinary business certification. She also spent time during her senior year in South Africa working with big game animals. During Dr. Demonte’s time with the South African Wildlife Vets Program she learned about farming culture, big game animal care and dispensed rabies vaccines at local clinics.  

While Dr. DeMonte loves all aspects of veterinarian medicine she finds soft tissue surgery, neurology, and preventative medicine especially interesting. In the summer of 2017 she completed a shelter externship with the Humane Alliance Program of the ASPCA. 

When Dr. DeMonte is not working she loves spending time with her dog Murphy, running and traveling. She also tries to carve out time for hiking and scuba-diving. 

Jess Mirto, DVM

Dr. Jess Mirto is the newest member of the Meriden Animal doctor team. She grew up in North Branford, CT and studied Small Animal Science as part of the Vocational Agricultural Program at Lyman Hall High School.  Dr. Mirto earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Pace University in New York in 2014 and then attended St. George’s University in the Caribbean.  She completed her clinical training at Ohio State University.

While Dr. Mirto loves all aspects of veterinarian medicine she finds internal medicine and anesthesia especially interesting.

When Dr. Mirto is not helping the patients at Meriden Animal Hospital she loves spending time with her family and friends as well as watching television and hiking with her pups!