Veterinarians of Stone Veterinary Hospital in Watertown, CT

watertown veterinarianIra Stone, DVM, Owner

Dr. Ira Stone founded Stone Veterinary Hospital in 1995 and even after almost two decades in business, he still finds every day new and challenging. A native of Woodbridge, CT, Dr. Stone spent his undergraduate years at University of Connecticut and Michigan State University and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University.

Dr. Stone is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. His professional interests include alternative medicine, ultrasound, and cardiology.

When he is not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Stone enjoys skiing, tennis, table tennis, mountain biking, and hiking. He and his wife Sandy have a daughter, Sydney, who is a college student in North Carolina. They also care for a number of pets: two dogs, Berkley and Koda; two cats, Nora and Simon; two rabbits, Oreo and Carmel; two goats, Daryll and Daryll; and eight chickens.

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vets in watertown ctDr. Christine Wasmer, DVM

A general practitioner at Stone Veterinary Hospital since 2004, Dr. Christine Wasmer particularly loves interacting with the hospital's clients who love their pets. She earned her bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of New Hampshire and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. While there, she was a member of Phi Zeta, the honor society of veterinary medicine, and received several scholarships.

Dr. Wasmer is a member of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include diabetes and renal disease.

Outside work, Dr. Wasmer enjoys quilting and gardening. She has two Maltese dogs, Scooter and Jojo, and three domestic shorthair cats, Poco, Little Bit and Georgie.

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watertown ct veterinariansDr. Karmen Isa Couret, DVM

Originally from New York City, Dr. Karmen Couret joined Stone Veterinary Hospital in 1997. She earned her bachelor's degree in biology and German literature from Columbia College of Columbia University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is certified in veterinary chiropractic and acupuncture and is currently pursuing her certification in Chinese herbal medicine.

Dr. Couret is a member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and the American Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists. Her professional interests include acupuncture, chiropractic, Chinese herbs, and surgery.

Outside work, Dr. Couret enjoys aikido, scuba diving, and horseback riding. She has two pets: an English pointer named Cole and an orange tiger cat named Harry.

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pet health care in watertown ctDr. Shary Siksay, DVM

The Doctors and staff of Stone Veterinary Hospital are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Shary Siksay. Originally from New Hampshire, Dr. Siksay has lived across the United States, Europe and Africa before settling in Connecticut. She attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Siksay's "extended" family includes a beagle mix named Kibbles, a Bloodhound named Agatha, two Siamese-mix cats, Edan and Ember and a Russian Tortoise named George. In her free time, Dr. Siksay enjoys training with Disaster and Wilderness Ground Searchers, a local search and rescue team, with Agatha. She also enjoys kayaking with Kibbles and hiking with both dogs. Dr. Siksay will be seeing birds, reptiles, aquatic species, small mammals as well as dogs and cats.

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