499 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759

Meet Our staff

Dr. Lisa Dauten, Founder, DVM

Dr. Lisa Dauten graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University in May of 2017. Prior to her professional education, she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut in 2013. After finishing her schooling, Dr. Lisa was a full time large animal veterinarian in Franklin, Clinton, and St. Lawrence Counties in Northern New York, where she worked primarily with dairy cattle. Most recently, Dr. Lisa worked full time with Housatonic Veterinary Care in Cornwall Bridge, CT where she worked with all creatures, both large and small.

Dr. Lisa's primary interests are in dairy production medicine and consultation. She is a Food Armor accredited veterinarian and can certify farms in the Food Armor program to promote judicious antibiotic use and residue avoidance on farm. Along with dairy production medicine, Dr. Lisa is experienced with beef cow-calf and small ruminant production. She was the recipient of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation Award in 2016 and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners Amstutz Award and Student Recognition Award in 2015. In May of 2017, she also received the Excellence in Bovine Veterinary Medicine Award from the Indiana Veterinary Medicine Association for her interest and proficiency in bovine medicine and surgery.

Dr. Lisa grew up in Litchfield, Connecticut. She spent most of her youth raising dairy cattle, beef cattle, and swine in 4-H. She was very active in her 4-H community and FFA chapters growing up and would greatly like to give back to these programs that helped to get to where she is today. Dr. Lisa is licensed and accredited in CT, MA, and NY and is taking on new clients and patients of all large animal species.

Meagan Scott, CESMT

Meagan grew up in Litchfield County with a passion for horses at a young age. She grew up being actively involved in her local 4-H Club, Laurel Riders. In 4-H, Meagan earned many trips and went to Eastern National 4-H Horse Round Up twice to compete on the National Level in horse judging and public speaking. She now has a successful 4-H club of her own, Bits N Spurs 4-H Club. Meagan has brought her members to win horse judging in the state as well as quiz bowl. She coached them to go to Kentucky to compete at Nationals for both horse judging and quiz bowl in 2018 and 2017 with the hopes of again returning. Bits N Spurs 4-H Club also runs a successful horse show schooling series at the Harwinton Fairgrounds.

Meagan found a love for Equine Rehab, and was drawn to learn more about it when her horse had an injury that put him to retirement. She earned her Certification in Equine Sports Massage Therapy in 2019, through Midwest Natural Healing of Animals. Meagan works on her own horses as well as clients to help promote healing, range of motion and reduce stress. She has seen a huge difference in her own horse and wants to help all horses feel as good as her senior horse does. She also offers red light therapy to equine and canine.

Meagan spent the last 4 years working at Northwestern Corner Veterinary Hospital, where she knew working in the animal medical field was her absolute passion. She also has worked in horse barns since she started riding at the age of 7. With the mixture of loving the veterinary field and having a passion for animals, Meagan joined the TSVS team full time January 1 as Dr. Lisa’s Veterinary Technician and Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist.

Meagan owns two horses, ChaChi, an APHA, and Colonel, an AQHA, as well as an active chocolate labrador retriever, Levi and a calico cat, Reeses.

Meagan is available for appointments in CT and MA, be sure to call and schedule.

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