Meet the Team at Bristol Animal Hospital

At Bristol Animal Hospital in Bristol, VT, we know your pets are valued members of the family, and our compassionate veterinary team in Bristol, VT is dedicated to providing them with the exceptional care they deserve! Our skills are diverse but our focus is singular: the well-being of your dog or cat.

Get To Know Us

Your Trusted Veterinary Team in Bristol, VT

Veterinarians

Bri Letaw, DVM

Medical Director
About Dr. Letaw

Dr. Bri, as her patients affectionately call her, came to us with over ten years of experience. She has practiced small animal medicine up and down the East Coast since graduating from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. You may recognize her from her time at the Animal Hospital of Hinesburg before she moved into emergency medicine. She is glad to be back in general practice and leading the caring and compassionate team at Bristol Animal Hospital. Dr. Bri is passionate about working with the entire care team – doctors, technicians, pet parents, and their families – to develop care plans that promote the best outcomes and ongoing health for each patient. She has a special interest in emergency surgery, urgent care, internal medicine, and geriatric care. Outside of work, she loves hanging out with her two young boys, her husband, and their black lab, Ryker. As a family, they love to spend time outdoors—hiking, swimming, skiing/snowboarding, and camping!

Sasha Toker, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

About Dr. Toker

Dr. Sasha is originally from southern New Hampshire. Growing up, she was an avid horseback rider and competed in dressage, jumper, and hunter for many years. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science: Medical and Veterinary Science and a minor in Microbiology. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. She is Fear Free certified and strives to make every veterinary visit positive and stress-free for patients and pet parents. Dr. Sasha shares her home with three dogs–a Whippet named Hurley, Australian Shepherd Chase, and Beau, a Lab/Pittie mix–and her two cats, Persia and Finley. Outside of veterinary medicine, she is passionate about competitive dog sports, which include agility, lure coursing, nose work, and obedience.

Care Team

Karen

Practice Manager

About Karen
Karen is originally from Philadelphia, then Boston, and has lived in Vermont since 2016. She has a Mechanical Engineering and Theater Arts degree from MIT, which she has no longer used since she found her passion for veterinary medicine. She joined the field in 2017, managing a hybrid general practice and emergency hospital before coming to Bristol Animal Hospital. She became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2021 and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional in 2023, and she loves what she does because it allows her to help not only pets but also the people who care for them. She shares her life with her husband Matt, dogs Jolene and Rudy, and cats Mousecop, Nineteen, and Dale. Outside of work, she enjoys roller skating, designing cat furniture, and making a fool of herself at karaoke night.

Stephanie

Lead Veterinary Technician

About Stephanie

Stephanie was born in Maine and grew up in Vermont. She graduated from Vermont Technical College with her veterinary technician degree in 2012. She worked at the Animal Hospital of Hinesburg for eight years before coming to Bristol Animal Hospital as Lead Technician. She is the queen of dentistry and is passionate about helping her patients and coworkers. Since becoming part of our team, Steph got married and welcomed her new baby boy! When she’s not working, she enjoys watching Tim Burton movies, bass fishing in Lake Champlain with her dad, and hiking as much as possible with her dogs, a Great Dane named Fish and a Frenchie named Freda.

Sierra

About Sierra
Sierra joined Bristol Animal Hospital in May 2021 as a receptionist and quickly expanded into patient care. These days, you might find her smiling at the front desk or helping with appointments and treatments. Sierra loves all animals, but her true loves are her French Bulldogs, Rufus and Tinsley. She grew up in Vergennes and continues to live in the community. She is obsessed with reality TV and likes to spend her free time with family and friends.

Samantha

About Samantha
Sam grew up in central Vermont. She moved to Weybridge and started working at Bristol Animal Hospital in the summer of 2022. You’ll find her ready to help you with anything at the front desk, often with her Border Collie mix Fae beside her. Unlike many of her coworkers, Sam does not like hiking (perhaps related to her love of murder podcasts) but enjoys spending time at the lake with her family and pets. Sam has a special appreciation for her spicy cat, Walter, who bites her regularly.

Lauren

About Lauren
Lauren joined the Bristol Animal Hospital team in 2022 with a farm and food production animal husbandry background. She lives in Ripton with her husband, cats, and dog Kiwi – whose siblings Smoke and Lola are famous in Bristol! Lauren is a famed cat whisperer with a special interest in caring for senior pets. Outside of work (if there isn’t a Phish concert nearby), Lauren can be found backcountry skiing, hiking, and cheering for her favorite sports teams.

Morgan

About Morgan

Morgan grew up in Rutland. She started working in the veterinary field as a kennel attendant when she was 17 and has expanded her skills working at practices in Vermont and New Hampshire. You can find her outside fishing and at the softball field in her free time with her wife, stepdaughter, German Shorthair Pointers Weston and Nelli, and cats Layla, Buzz, and Delilah.

Michaelyn

Hannah

About Hannah

Hannah has a background in dog and cat shelter medicine and returned to the veterinary field at Bristol Animal Hospital after a stint in human medicine. She lives in Brandon with her husband, three dogs, five cats, and four human children. She has a special place in her heart for “difficult” cats. She has no free time, but when she can, she enjoys going to car shows with her family, listening to murder podcasts, and hiking (despite said murder podcasts).

Michaelyn

Bethany

About Bethany
Bethany lives in Monkton and joined the client service team at Bristol Animal Hospital in 2023. She has two dogs, Drake and Duke, and a pet cow named Sweet Sangria. Her biggest loves are Dunkin, Crocs, and cows, and she also enjoys camping and kayaking.
Michaelyn

Heather

About Heather

Heather is a Vermont native who has been a receptionist since 2014. She graduated from Vermont technical college with a degree in dairy farm management and soon after that, she joined the Animal Hospital of Hinesburg in 2014. She quickly learned how much she enjoyed not only caring for the animals but for the clients as well, providing compassion, knowledge, and understanding. In January 2024 she joined our team to provide the same amount of customer care and to also be closer to her family. In her free time, you’ll find her spending time with her husband, two kids, and their flock of chickens! She enjoys hiking, kayaking, baking, and family BBQs!

Michaelyn

Michaelyn

About Michaelyn

Michaelyn received CA state board certification in veterinary nursing in 1993 and has worked for several clinics, treating all creatures great, small, and scaly. She was an active-duty medic in the U.S. Army until 2013 and recently earned a degree in animation. A true renaissance woman, she still makes time to help at Bristol Animal Hospital.