Our Staff

Dr. Anthony DellaMonica

Dr. DellaMonica is one of our three owner/partners at Guilford Veterinary Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Purdue University. He also attended the University of Bridgeport where he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After practicing as a registered nurse in intensive care and coronary care units and a cardiac catheterization laboratory for several years he decided to pursue his lifelong goal of veterinary medicine. Dr. DellaMonica received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in 1993, where he graduated with honors. Following one year of mixed animal practice he joined the Guilford Veterinary Hospital in 1994. His professional interests include gastrointestinal endoscopy. Dr. DellaMonica and his wife Debra have been involved in breeding and exhibiting Schipperke dogs for many years. They have the honor of having a dog in the top 10 Schipperke breed rating for six consecutive years and have had several Best of Breed winners at the Westminster dog show. His other interests include fly-fishing.

Dr. Anita Soucy

Dr. Soucy is one of our three owner/partners at Guilford Veterinary Hospital. She graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She completed an internship in small animal surgery at South Shore Veterinary Associates in South Weymouth, MA in 1993 and joined the staff of GVH in 1994. She enjoys all aspects of canine and feline medicine, and has a special interest in soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Soucy, a Connecticut native, was raised in the Hartford area and completed her undergraduate work at Uconn. She is currently a Guilford resident.  In addition to her daughter, Hannah, who is a student at Vassar College, her family consists of two Tonkinese cats, a Golden Retriever and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.  Dr. Soucy enjoys training her Corgi in canine agility and taking both dogs on long hikes in the woods.

Dr. Morna Pixton

Dr. Pixton is one of our three owner/partners at Guilford Veterinary Hospital. She joined GVH as an associate in 1998 after graduating with honors from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She became a partner in 2008. Dr. Pixton was born in Berkeley, CA, mostly raised in upstate NY, and graduated cum laude from Yale University, receiving a Bachelor of Art in English literature. Dr. Pixton enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, and has a special interest in animal behavior. Dr. Pixton lives in Guilford with her twin boys and their two cats and one dog. She spends her free time enjoying life with her children and pets, and loves to read, cook, garden and especially hike.

Dr. Donald Mullen

Dr. Mullen, although retired from the partnership after 40 years, continues to see patients part time at Guilford Veterinary Hospital. Though a Connecticut native, he traveled to Pennsylvania for his higher education. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, then studied reproductive physiology for two years at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mullen’s veterinary degree was earned at the University of Pennsylvania School for Veterinary medicine in Philadelphia. Following graduation in 1979, he was hired as an associate at GVH, and has called it his home ever since. He became a partner in 1982. While all of the GVH veterinarians are primary care providers and address the well and sick needs of all of our patients, each of us has special interests. Dr. Mullen has been a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) since 1979 but his other areas of particular interest are canine and feline surgery and well care. While he does not play favorites, he has had at least one Labrador Retriever as a part of his family for 40 years. In his leisure time, Dr. Mullen enjoys travel and is an avid bird watcher. He can often be spotted around town with binoculars and Sibley’s Guide in hand.

Dr. Dana Muir

Dr. Dana Muir is originally from upstate New York. She received her BS in Animal Science from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2007 and her MPS in Animal Science with a focus on Canine Hip Dysplasia from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2009. She graduated with her DVM from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She practiced in upstate NY for 3 years and has continued to practice small animal medicine since moving to Connecticut in 2015.

Dr. Muir likes to build relationships with her clients and patients, and enjoys doing house calls as well as regular office calls. She is enthusiastic about continuing education courses to stay up-to-date on the latest recommendations in veterinary medicine and completed a certification in Veterinary Botanical Medicine through Curacore Vet in 2019. She also enjoys community outreach and general public education about pet care and common issues that can arise during a cat or dog’s lifetime. In her off time, she enjoys cooking, exploring fun and beautiful places in Connecticut (and beyond!), and spending time with both her human and her canine family members.

Dr. Alanna Munzenmaier

Dr. Alanna Munzenmaier grew up in Connecticut, then attended Barnard College of Columbia University, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, then returned to Connecticut to work as an associate veterinarian in Norwich and Old Saybrook. She joined Guilford Veterinary Hospital in July 2018. Her special interests include ophthalmology, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. She lives in New Haven with a Scottish terrier mix dog, Pumba, and two cats, Nacho and Minion. She enjoys horseback riding, skiing, music, and traveling.

Dr. Jacqueline Pino

Dr. Pino is originally from Long Island, NY. Becoming a veterinarian was her lifelong dream. She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cornell University in 2015, and graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. After a few months at a small animal practice, she joined Guilford Veterinary Hospital in December 2019. She enjoys forming meaningful relationships with both patients and clients. Her special interests include dermatology, preventative medicine, and end-of-life care. In her free time, Dr. Pino enjoys working out, exploring new restaurants, and chasing after her 9-lb rescue mutt, Reilly. Her and her fiancé are looking forward to settling down on the Connecticut shoreline.

Rose Muolo-Carrano, CVT

Practice Manager

Rose has always had a love for animals and wanted to help them in any way possible.  Before joining GVH, she owned her own dog grooming business for 6 years.  Rose started at Guilford Veterinary Hospital in 2000 as a veterinary technician.  After becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in 2004, she focused on patient advocacy. She climbed her way up the GVH ladder by first becoming the supervisor for the veterinary assistants in 2014, then in 2015, she was promoted to technician supervisor.  Rose became increasingly interested in the challenges of management and in 2016 she was offered the position of GVH’s practice manager. In 2017, the partners of GVH nominated her for Veterinary Management Council of Connecticut Practice Manager of the Year – and she won.

Rose enjoys sharing her farm with her husband, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 horses, 2 goats and a variety of ducks and chickens. She also enjoys making jewelry and is a key member of Wesleyan Potters in Middletown. She is a founding member of the Connecticut Veterinary Technician Association and sits on their board of directors.

Cindy Philippi

Client Liaison

Cindy pursed her first job at her hometown veterinary hospital when she was 16 years old. She attended UCONN and after leaving college she worked at her first emergency veterinary clinic in Danbury. That is where she found her love for emergency medicine. Cindy became a certified veterinary technician in 1996 and then went on to become a certified technician in emergency medicine in 1999 while working at Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine. Cindy joined the team at Guilford Veterinary Hospital in 2001 in addition to working part-time for a board certified surgeon. She became the technician supervisor in 2006. Currently Cindy is the Client Liaison which utilizes her knowledge to advocate for our patients and owners.