The mission of the Monroe Animal Hospital is to provide help to our clients and patients in their time of need. We will offer solutions and options in a professional and courteous manner that best fits our clients and patients needs and beliefs. We understand that the decision making process with regards to patient care can be varied and our job is to help the client navigate to a successful treatment decision with an understanding of all the issues involved.
Dr. Martin Burg
Martin F. Burg, MS, DVM opened Monroe Animal Hospital in May 1992. He has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Cornell University and a Masters of Science degree from University of New Hampshire in Reproductive Physiology. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee in 1988. He enjoys many outdoor activities and when not at work he can be found puttering around his yard.
Cindy Lakatos has loved animals, especially cats, for her whole life. This passion pushed her towards animal medicine and she went on to receive her degree in biology from Fairfield University in 1998. She joined Monroe Animal Hospital in March of 2003, and has worked as a technician for the practice ever since. Cindy lives in Stratford with her husband John and multiple rescued cats. She loves horses and enjoys riding as often as she can. Cindy is also an avid reader and film enthusiast.
Michelle Dayton has been a veterinary technician at Monroe Animal Hospital since the doors opened in May 1992. She currently lives in Monroe with her husband Ronnie, daughters Hannah and Ava and her dog and cat. She is an avid fitness enthusiast and is a certified Cardio Kickboxing instructor.
Kathleen Burg has been involved in the practice from its inception in various roles. Currently she can be seen at the front desk helping to keep the ship running. She enjoys travel and gardening.
Jenny Kerce lives in Monroe with her son Dan and her four cats; Twinkie, Marley, Maggie and Sebastian. Also mom to Amy and grandmother to Aiden. Jenny has been with us since 2010 and loves to garden, make jewelry and is a flea market vendor.
Samantha Tirone lives in New York with her dog Roxie and cat Remington. She has a BA from Quinnipiac University in Biomedical Sciences and also studied Psychology. Samantha has been with us since 2015 and loves dancing, chicken nuggets, chocolate and traveling. Samantha is currently attending veterinary school.
Melissa Hein joined our team as a veterinary assistant in the fall of 2016. Her family has been bringing their pets here since 2006. When Melissa is not working she loves riding horses and spending time with her cat Elsa and poodles Rocky and Sneakers.
Lacee Malichio joined our team in November of 2018. She started her veterinary career as an assistant technician at Newtown Veterinary Specialists. She lives in Newtown with her cats and dog and when not working volunteers with local rescue groups and is a furry foster mom.
Liz Luzietti joined our team in November of 2018 and has been a client at the clinic since 2008. She lives in Newtown with her husband Jim and three children Samantha, Devin and Shain and 3 dogs and a cat. She has been an animal lover her whole life and is and avid animal rescuer and wildlife rehabilitator.