Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital

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60 Lovely Street
Canton, CT 6019

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(860) 693-0214


  • Hours:
  • Mon: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sun: 8:00am - 4:00pm

The professional and courteous staff at Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital is committed to providing your pet with the very best medical care available. Our extensive list of services demonstrates our dedication to meeting your pet’s needs. But our staff is what makes our practice truly unique. Our knowledgeable staff will treat you and your pet with the compassion, respect, and professionalism you deserve. Whether your pet is a youngster, a senior, or anything in between, our focus is on promoting your pet’s health and longevity. Call today to learn more about our services and how we can help promote better health for your pet.

Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital Staff Profiles

Kerry McGrath

Technician's Assistant
Kerry McGrath has been with Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital since February of 2010 and has been employed in the pet care field since 2007.

An avid pet person, Kerry says that her work provides a great opportunity to mix her love of animals with her day-to-day work-life. "I enjoy working at this veterinary hospital because we see a wide variety of animals," she says, "including birds, small animals, and reptiles, which I have a lot of experience with."

Kerry also manages a wide array of pets at home, which include two cats, a Jenday Conure, a Chinchilla, five Gerbils, one Hamster, five toads, and two Beta fish. Her free time is spent watching movies, working out, playing Wii, cooking, reading, visiting museums, travel and pet sitting and grooming.
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Les Padykula

Veterinary Technician
Having recently joined the Roaring Brook Veterinary Hospital staff in July of 2012, Les Padykula looks forward to contributing his talents to the veterinary team. "We have a great team of caring staff," he said. "I enjoy the learning experience and the continuing education seminars that are provided at the hospital."

Les received his veterinary assistant certificate from Tunxis Community College and has been working in the animal related field for four months.

Playing music on his keyboard and singing are two of his favorite hobbies. He also enjoys watching movies and fishing in his spare time. At home, Les is busy taking care of his many pets: Toby, his yorkshire terrier, Princess and Daisy, his two cats, S'Mores, his guinea pig, and Kam, his veiled chameleon. Les also has a keen interest in tropical fish.
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Charity Uman, DVM

Dr. Uman grew up in South Florida, never living more than 30 minutes from the ocean until she graduated college and moved to Vermont. She spent the next several years as a raptor rehabilitator, environmental educator, and fitness trainer. In 1993, she earned her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Miami and later pursued and subsequently earned her master's degree in animals and public policy from the Center for Animals and Public Policy at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. After earning her master's degree, Dr. Uman worked as a veterinary technician in both emergency and general practice. She later attended veterinary school and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She joined our practice in October 2013.

Among her many achievements, Dr. Uman completed a clinical internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. While there, she received the Sharon Drellich Memorial Award for exhibiting a high level of professionalism, collegiality and compassion. Her professional interests include nutrition, geriatrics, pain management, emergency medicine, wildlife, exotics and "nearly all aspects of veterinary medicine".

Dr. Uman is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, Association of Avian Veterinarians, Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, Connecticut State Animal Response Team and the Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research Oil Spill Response Team. She enjoys working with rescue groups to help animals and people in need.

When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Uman can be found running with her dog Kona, biking, or relaxing with friends and family.
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