Meet the Doctors

Dr. Samantha Asikainen

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Dr. Asikainen grew up in the quiet corner and is excited to be back practicing here. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania which makes her a VMD instead of a DVM. The education is the same but only graduates from UPENN get a VMD; it is a fun fact(ask her about it sometime). She practiced outside of Philly for a couple years before returning to New England. Prior to RRVC, Dr. Asikainen practiced feline exclusive medicine in Auburn, MA. She loves cats but is enjoying working with dogs again. She has been at RRVC since we opened in 2014. She lives in her home town of Eastford with her husband, two children and a small menagerie of pets (2 dogs, 5 cats, 1 gerbil and 5 chickens currently). They all keep her busy, but in her free time she enjoys gardening, hiking with the dogs and reading.




Dr. Sachdev

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Dr. Sachdev began his practice of veterinary medicine in 1971 upon graduating from The College of Veterinary sciences PAU, Punjab, India. In 1978, Dr. Sachdev was chosen for a veterinary medical internship at Boston Road Animal Hospital in Bronx, New York. After completing his internship, Dr. Sachdev moved to New England and practiced veterinary medicine and surgery in Windsor, Connecticut and emergency veterinary medicine in Acton, Massachusetts. In 1985, Dr. Sachdev created, built, and opened the Kennedy Road Veterinary Clinic in Windsor, Connecticut. In his 26 years of practice at Kennedy Road Veterinary clinic, Dr. Sachdev developed a large client base that he serviced on a seven day a week basis. His dedication to the welfare and health of his clients’ pets has resulted in an improved quality of life for the pets that he has so conscientiously cared for.


Dr. Sachdev has earned the respect of his veterinary colleagues and has held leadership positions in the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association. In his time away from his practice, Dr. Sachdev is a devoted family man and he is married with two children. Dr. Sachdev is also religiously active and is a member of the board of trustees of his temple in Middletown, CT.


Dr. Krump

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Dr. Krump has been with River Road Veterinary Center since May of 2016.

A recent "empty nester" she came here for a fresh opportunity to grow her skills with our state of the art medical, dental and surgical practices. Recently she is excited to have begun studies in ultrasound diagnostics.

Born and raised near Chicago, Amelia began working in veterinary hospitals at the age of 15 and continued to work in the field throughout her schooling. She received her DVM from the University of Illinois in 1987.

In her career she has done a variety of interesting work: Rehab of Wildlife, Owning The Berkshire Cat Hospital, working full time emergency in the Boston area, caring for a wolf pack in Otis MA, practicing at The Animal Rescue League of Boston. For the previous 10 years she was practicing general medicine and surgery at the Enfield Animal Hospital, many of her loyal clients drive the distance to see her.

She currently lives with her critters: a siamese, an aguti mackerel tabby kitty, a black short hair kitty and a fuzzy red dog. Her two children have recently flown the nest and are happily pursuing their futures in Massachusetts.

She loves all things "nature" especially hiking with her sweetheart and her dog in the forests of New England.


Dr. Don DeForge

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We are happy to announce that our veterinary hospital has become a Regional Consultation Satellite for Centers for Oral Care. Dr. Don DeForge, Veterinary Dentist and Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, will be available for consultation and treatment of complex oral conditions.

We are now able to offer Advanced Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery services with Dr. DeForge’s presence at our hospital. Root Canals; Crowns; Oral Trauma repair; Cat Stomatitis treatment; and the removal of oral masses are just a few of the services that we can now provide to our hospital family. Many times the geriatric pet needs to be evaluated by an animal dentist in cases of advanced periodontal disease. If you would like just an out-patient consult with Dr. DeForge or wish him to perform a full diagnostic and treatment procedure under general inhalation anesthesia please call 1-800-838-3368. This number will connect you with one of Dr. DeForge’s oral technicians who will be happy to schedule an appointment for you at our hospital.

If you would just like to talk to Dr. DeForge call 1-800-838-3368 and he will return a call to you as soon as possible.

If you would prefer to E-Mail Dr. DeForge, please E-Mail DonDeForge100@gmail.com

Donald H DeForge, VMD

Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. DeForge developed a special interest in oral care. In 1996, he was honored as North East Practitioner of the Year by the American Animal Hospital Association. That same year he received the Peter Emily Residents Award in Small Animal Dentistry.

Dr. DeForge lectures on small animal dentistry and oral surgery emphasizing practical applications for the general practitioner. His past columns in companion animal dentistry have appeared in DVM Newsmagazine and Veterinary Practice News for over a decade. Dr. DeForge is co-editor of An Atlas of Veterinary Dental Radiology along with Ben H Colmery III, DVM, DAVDC.

Dr. DeForge has guest lectured in Veterinary Technology Programs at Suffolk Community College and Mercy College. He was an Adjunct at Northwestern Community College where he established the Department of Oral Radiology and Periodontology for veterinary technology students in conjunction with Dr. Nancy Marchetti-Program Director.

As a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, he has been honored by human dentistry. Dr. Jeffrey A. Sherman, DDS, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Electrosurgery and Executive Director of the World Academy of Radiosurgery writes: “Your years of lecturing and writing on the subject of radiosurgery have not gone unnoticed. I believe your efforts in creating the

E-Journal of Radiowave Radiosurgery will help your colleagues and makes us all proud of your efforts. Your discovery of Indirect Radiowave Radiosurgery Coagulation has brought new insight into the use of radiosurgery in all fields of medicine and should be one of your proudest accomplishments. It is with honor that I call you colleague and friend. Please continue all of your fine efforts in the field of radiosurgery and know that sharing your knowledge is the greatest gift you have given to the profession.”

Dr. DeForge performs Continuing Education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians on the local, regional, and national level and is well respected by the academic community. All of his lectures are RACE approved for CE.

Location

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-8:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed