Southington Veterinary Associates

"Together we can improve quality of life through proper pet care."
  AAHA members since 2007, we understand the importance of staying current with latest medicine, protocols, and techniques in order to provide the best possible care to our patients. 
  We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Southington Veterinary Associates strive to offer excellence in veterinary care.
   Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about Southington Veterinary Associates and how we can work together to keep your loving companion(s) healthy.


  • Monday-Friday: 7:30a-6:00p
  • Saturday: 7:30a-1:00p
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: Closed 12:00p-1:00p
  • After Hours Emergency: 203-865-0878 Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine
  • Payment due at time of service
  • Rodger Foster, DVM

    Practice Owner, Retired
    Retired February 28, 2013 but still active owner of Southington Veterinary Associates. Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Rodger E. Foster, a 1984 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine--moved to CT to pursue his dream of owning his own practice.  In 1985 he joined Old Canal and eventually bought out the small practice located on Darling St.  Since that time Dr. Foster has made many changes to the outside of the practice but the heart of the clinic remains the same.  His easygoing manner and quality medicine have kept clients coming back year after year from as far away as Florida. 

    Dr. Foster hand-picked his Associates currently operating SVA.  He wanted the practice to maintain the same high standards in quality medical care, compassionate care and fair pricing he has always offered.

    His retirement consists of managing a menagerie of pets at home with his wife Sherry.  He is looking forward to starting a farm down South and enjoying his days of retirement with occasional trips back home to check on the practice.
    Education:
    University of Tennessee
  • Samantha Mazzucola, DVM

      Dr. Samantha Mazzucola grew up near the Jersey shore in Middletown, NJ. She continued her undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut in Storrs graduating in 2007 with a double major in animal Science and Pathobiology. She was lucky enough to be accepted into veterinary school immediately following college and attended Iowa State University. During that time, she was elected into Phi Zeta, The National Veterinary Honor Society and graduated in 2011.  After graduation, she pursued her passion for mixed animal medicine accepting a job in New Hampshire where she worked for four years. Here she was able to make house calls for clients and worked on many different types of animals. For the past year she has worked in West Hartford doing general practice and emergency medicine working with small animals until she accepted the position here at Southington Veterinary Associates.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her dog, Tovin and her two cats Oliver and Zoey.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Education:
    UCONN, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • David Theroux, DVM

    Dr. David Theroux recently joined our team of veterinarians at Southington Veterinary Associates. He had spent some time here as an undergrad working with Dr. Foster as a technician and also worked at Animal Hospital of Rocky Hill before graduating from St.George's University.  David spends his free time surrounded by his 2 dogs, Chalky and China and his cat Scarlett. He enjoys playing saxophone, volunteering with the Rocky Hill Lions Club, reading adventure novels, traveling, and relaxing.
    Education:
    St. George's University
  • Bridgit Herrick , B.S. Animal Science, CVT

    Practice Manager

    I have been a part of SVA since 1996.  Veterinary medicine is an exciting field with a lot of opportunities for growth. Dealing with people and pets has its share of challenges and rewards but it's important to me that I continue to meet those challenges and learn from them.  Ultimately, I love what I do and I want to continue to do it for a long time!


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1991
    Education:
    B.S. University of Vermont
    Interests:
    Practice Management, Marketing, Veterinary Technology
  • Christina Spann

    Veterinary Ambassador

    Thirteen years ago Christina was hired as a veterinary ambassador at SVA and today is in charge of running the front end. Her customer service record is impeccable and many of our clients look forward to seeing her smiling face at the front counter. She is also helping our clients with feeding plans to help slim-down or plump-up their pets.

    Her interests involve running the COPES program, a once a month local support group for people who have lost their pets.

    Christina is an avid softball player and lives with her husband and 2 pets, a dog Rory and Mystery her cat. 
    Education:
    Roger Williams University
  • Bill Daily

    Veterinary Ambassador

    Bill Daily joined the Southington Veterinary Associates Reception team in May 2012 with a Veterinary Assistant Certificate from Middlesex Community College.  As a former package store owner and world traveler, Bill understands the importance of interacting with people and their pets as well as the important bond they share. He is currently in charge of our prescription diets and takes a lot of continuing education in order to be on top of nutritional questions clients may have.  If anyone has any questions regarding pet insurance Bill can guide the clients in the right direction.
    Bill likes to go hiking and exploring in his free time. In addition, Bill spends a lot of time volunteering at shelters.  His dream is to finally visit Antarctica.
    Education:
    Middlesex Community College
    Interests:
    Pet Insurance & Pet Food
  • Stefanie Souza-Ferreyra

    Veterinary Room Assistant/Ambassador

    Stefanie joined SVA in May 2015. She had just completed courses at Manchester Community College to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant, as well as a course offered through the American Red Cross: Dog and Cat First Aid and CPR. On her own she has pursued various other certifications such as Heartworm in Dogs, Canine Separation Anxiety, Feline Behavior Basics, etc. Her love of pets and people shows through her smile as she happily assists clients, doctor's and staff. Many of our clients appreciate that she is able to translate the doctor's instructions and medical expertise into Spanish so they can better understand what is happening with their pets' health. When Stefanie is not hard at work she is at home with her pets: Niko, Maxi, Aria, and Miley or hiking or traveling with her husband Isaac.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    Manchester Community College
    Interests:
    Veterinary Medicine, Client Education, Animal Welfare
  • Deborah Holyst, B.A.

    Veterinary Technician

    Deb Holyst has been with Southington Veterinary Associates since 2005.  She earned her B.A. in Anthropology with a biological concentration from Central Connecticut State University in 2003.  She started out at SVA as a Receptionist and gradually exhibited the skill set needed to become a Room Assistant.  Through hard work, dedication and continuing education classes Deb has risen to her present position as a Veterinary Technician.  She is frequently found in the laboratory or in rooms assisting the doctors.  Deb maintains and raises all AAHA standards involved within hospital inventory.  Many of our clients have had the pleasure of meeting with Deb to go over instructions post surgery or appointments.
    At home she manages a large menagerie of fur children.  Deb is always bringing in recipes and magazines for staff to try out. We look forward to being her culinary guinea pigs!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
    Education:
    B.A. Central CT State University
    Interests:
    Surgery, Anesthesia
  • Nicole Reilly

    Veterinary Technician   

    Nicole joined SVA in August 2015.  With over 16 years of experience in the industry, Nicole is well versed in Surgical Anesthetics, Patient Care, Client Education, Radiology, Medical Record Keeping, etc.  She is an integral part of our surgical team as well as our laboratory staff.  Special interests are  in Animal Behavior and Training.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Interests:
    Surgery, Patient Care, Behavior
  • Sherry Foster

    Sherry Foster is the payroll administrator at Southington Veterinary Associates. A wife, mother, step mother, business owner, and volunteer for The Chariots of Hope Organization, which provides wheelchairs to those in need, she is constantly in motion never stopping until the job is done.  An inspiration to anyone who believes that hard work will take you places.  
    Interests:
    Accounting, Payroll