Milford Animal Hospital was established in 1986 by R. A. Dubensky,
DVM Cornell 83, who has practiced in the area since graduation.
Initially large animal oriented, the practice has adapted to a changing
environment and become primarily a companion animal practice. Located
on a hill ¾ mile from the center of town, the hospital is set
amidst a forest of towering oak and maple trees. We intentionally
chose this site as it provides the ideal ambience for our staff, clients,
and patients. Location is important for more than the most visible
We see a full spectrum of medical and surgical cases. We continuously
try to improve our skills and upgrade our equipment. We attend conferences,
discuss cases, and bring in consultants. Ultimately, the success of
a practice is determined by the quality of the staff. Presently, we
have one doctor and six assistants. Each assistant is highly competent,
able to multi-task, and work independently. We believe the best way
to get something done is to ask a busy person to do it.
Jan is the conscience of the hospital. She
makes our practice and our community a better place. She is our behavioral
consultant and technical genius. In her spare time, Jan is a licensed
full-time raptor rehabilitator. She loves horseback riding, helping
others, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jen joined our team after graduating from college with a biology degree. Initially, she planned to work with zoo animals, but found the patients and the environment at the Milford Animal Hospital more to her liking. When not at the hospital, Jen takes riding lessons, works at the G.A.I.T. Therapeutic Riding Center and spends time with her family and boyfriend. Jen left the Milford Animal Hospital to attend veterinary school. She keeps in touch and provides us with updates on the latest in veterinary education.
Jim found us after previously working in two
large veterinary practices. We call him "Gentle
Jim", soft - spoken, calm and respectful. His tranquil nature
allows him to win the trust of even the most apprehensive animals.
He has two grown children and a lovely wife. He spends his free time
taking his dogs for walks in the woods, riding his motorcycle, and
listening to the "oldies".
Karen joined us after working 15 years for a veterinary practice in New Jersey. Her vast experience and abilities, along with her good sense of humor, fit in nicely. Karen and her family are happy living in Milford.
Sharon took a break from working in animal hospitals to raise her two daughters. She was anxious to return and spend more time with animals. We are fortunate to have her as part of the team. She lives in Milford with her husband and children.
Sue is our administrator. She has a strong work ethic and is well-organized. Her sweet personality combined with her enthusiasm and competence creates an enjoyable environment for everyone at the Milford Animal Hospital.
Working with these ladies and gentleman is one very fortunate veterinarian, RA
Dubensky. A recovered workaholic, Rich still loves practicing
but has found time to smell the roses. A frustrated farmer, he has
raised a variety of animals including chickens, turkeys, pigs, geese, beef cattle, calves, horses, kittens, and puppies. He has finally settled
on his niche -- honey bees. When not spending time with the animals,
he follows his wife and children around, fishes, jogs, reads, and
contemplates on just how lucky a veterinarian he is.