The RVC Team

Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Jerilyn Jacobs, DVM

Dr. Jerlyn Jacobs has been practicing small animal and equine medicine in Vermont since 1994. She enjoys medical cases, preventive care and small animal dentistry. Dr Jacobs lives nearby on a farm with her horses, a goat, a cat and guinea pig. She competes in Western Dressage and other events with her horse. Dr. Jacobs is on the board of directors for Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center based in Wilmington, VT and The Veterinary Scholarship Trust of New England

Jaclyn Torzewski, DVM

Dr. Torzewski,also known as Dr T, joined our sister practice (VT-NH Vet Clinic) in June 2018 as a small animal practitioner after several years working in an emergency and critical care facility in MA. She graduated from St. George’s University in 2015 and completed her clinical rotations at the University of Tennessee. Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and Australian Shepherd, Kona.

Vincent DiBernardo, VMD

Dr. Vincent DiBernardo started the Rockingham Veterinary Clinic in 1982. He treated both large and small animals for several years. Upon selling the practice in 2011 he stopped practicing large animal medicine. Since then he has partially retired and now only does small animal surgery one day a week. 

Dan Abbott, DVM

Originally from Yarmouth, Maine, Dr. Dan Abbott joined our sister practice (VT/NH) in July 2011 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to veterinary school, he gained a wide variety of animal related experience, including volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary for chimpanzees and studying field biology in Costa Rica and Botswana. Dr. Abbott has a strong interest in small animal surgery.  Outside of veterinary medicine he enjoys hiking, skiing, kayaking, and spending time with his shepherd mix, Bombero.  Dr. Abbott loves living in beautiful Southern Vermont and may be spotted exploring the local parks, forests, and rivers.

Lea Warner, DVM

Dr Lea Warner, joined our sister clinic (VT/NH) in August of 2015. Dr Warner is a native of Pomfret, VT and a 2013 graduate of the University of Georgia. Dr Warner went on to do an ambulatory large animal internship for the University. That was followed by private mixed animal practice in Virginia for one year before wishing to return to Vermont. She has an interest in preventative care, geriatrics (both of the feline and equine persuasions!), and equine dentistry.  Dr Warner is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), and is also certified in animal chiropractic by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). Dr Warner loves hiking, baking, and trail riding her horses in the beautiful VT woods.  She shares her home with several cats, dogs, and horses.

Our Staff

Colleen Canedy, CVT

Hospital Supervisor

Colleen joined us in Jan 2020. She brings 25 years of technical skills and training to RVC. She can be found assisting in all aspects of Veterinary care and behind the scenes management. When she is not at the clinic Colleen can be found horseback riding, hiking , gardening and enjoying ALL things outdoors

Janeen Smith

Reception

Janeen came to RVC in 2015 with many years in customer service. Being our head receptionist, she regularly demonstrates our standard of patient care, ensuring thorough client communication.

At home, Janeen is a world-class mother to her three daughters, as well as her canine and feline kids.

Kali Fields

Technician

Kali joined RVC in 2013. She can be found in a variety of positions from answering phones to assisting in surgery. She is also Dr. Vinnie's surgery technician. Kali is involved in animal rescue and foster care. Kali has 2 dogs, 3 cats, a rat and a hedgehog of her own. Outside of work she enjoys reading and hiking. Kali started her own petsitting service when she saw a need for it with animals that had medical needs.

Emily Nardello

Technician

Emily joined RVC in 2016. She's enjoyed animals since her youth. You can find her helping with patient care and reception. Emily recently moved to a farm with her multitude of animals. She has 3 dogs, 2 cats, an indoor pig and some chickens. She enjoys spending her time off with her 3 children and husband.  

Sarah Smith

Technician

Sarah joined RVC in 2014. Is currently finishing up her 4th year at UNH studying Animal

Science, where she will be graduating with a bachelor’s in animal science. She can be found in many aspects of the clinic, from cleaning kennels to helping with reception, and patient care.

Sarah has 2 dogs and a guinea pig at home, but she is well known for bringing in animals that

need her help. Outside of work Sarah enjoys hiking, fishing, kayaking, and most things outdoors.

Carter Wilhelm

Assistant 

Carter joined RVC in 2019. He has always had an interest in animals and science.He went to school at Franklin Pierce University and graduated with a degree in Biology.He enjoys working with the clients and patients. Outside of work he enjoys the outdoors and laying low with his own animals; His dog Loki and cat Mr. T who he adopted from RVC in Jan 2020. 

Phone: (802) 875-3985

Fax: (802) 875-3989

319 S Main Street, Chester, VT 05143

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