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Tanya Sloan Battiston, DVM
Dr. Battiston, originally from Rhode Island, graduated cum laude from the University of Rhode Island in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Technology. She worked as a veterinary technician during her four years of college, and was an active member in her sorority, as head of philanthropy. She was honored with the President's Award for Academic Excellence in Animal Science upon graduation.
Following graduation, Dr. Battiston attended Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She was consistently recognized on the Dean's Honor list and was elected into the Society of Phi Zeta, the Veterinary Medical Honor Society. She worked in the parasitology research laboratory at Kansas State during her training, and supervised field studies involving efficacy of flea preventatives. Dr. Battiston received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.
Since 1998, Dr. Battiston has practiced small animal medicine and surgery in the greater Hartford area. She left her position of six years as Chief of Staff and veterinarian, in 2004, to be closer to her family. She purchased a practice in Farmington in 2005, and continuesto practice veterinary medicine and surgery today.
Dr. Battiston's special areas of interest include ophthalmology, parasitology, arthritic control and prevention, "pocket pets", endocrine disease and client education to control overall pet wellness and prevent disease. She is recognized as a member of the National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, and the Manchester Who's Who. She is also an active member in the American Veterinary Medical Association, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, and the Hartford County Veterinary Medical Association.