499 Bantam Road, Unit D, Litchfield, CT 06759

Our Team

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.

Emily Facey, Certified Veterinary Technician

Emily graduated from Northwestern Connecticut Community College in May of 2022 with her Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. Emily enjoys practicing small and large animal medicine. Her favorite aspects include surgery and emergency medicine. Emily’s passion for animals began at the age of 4 after getting her first miniature horse and miniature donkey as a birthday present. In her free time, Emily likes spending time with her friends and family, working with her alpacas, donkeys, and miniature horses, and training with her horse, Stitch.

Bethany Carpenter, Veterinary Assistant

Bethany Carpenter grew up in Torrington, CT, and earned her undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from New York University in 2010 where she also was part of the Air Force ROTC program. Upon graduation, she was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force where she primarily specialized in counterterrorism. While serving, she also earned her master's degree in Homeland Security at Penn State in 2016 while teaching ROTC there herself. During her last assignment in Nevada, Bethany also entered the world of goat and poultry ownership and developed a passion for learning about their care and health needs. In 2020 after 10 years of active duty with assignments worldwide and at the rank of Major, Bethany decided to leave active duty to be closer to her family and transitioned to the Massachusetts Air National Guard where she continues to serve. Upon coming back to CT, Bethany became a client of Tri-State and loved every interaction she had. While Bethany began her post active duty career in higher education, in September 2022 she was excited to accept the opportunity to begin working for Tri-State in what she considers to be a dream job. Bethany loves exploring with her dog and hanging out with her goats and ever expanding variety of poultry.

Maggie Llewellyn, Receptionist

Maggie has been working with horses and livestock since she was eight years old. After graduating from Torrington High School, Maggie began working in a small animal hospital gaining valuable insight and experience. When the pandemic began, Maggie transitioned to working for blood drives for the American Red Cross as a phlebotomist. When she found out she was expecting her son Lucas, Maggie came to us at Tri-State as our receptionist. Maggie enjoys cooking and baking as well as going on hikes with her dogs and spending time with our favorite office member, baby Lucas.


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