Meet Our Doctors

We are proud to staff our animal hospitals with the most highly-qualified and dedicated Hartford veterinary doctors. We invite you to explore each of their bios below to learn more. If you have questions about any of our doctors, please contact us.

Gary Lindgren, DVM

Head, Department of Surgery


  • University of Florida, college of Veterinary Medicine – 1991

Dr. Lindgren attended the University of Florida, college of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1991. He then completed a Medical/Surgical Internship at the Animal Medical Center in 1992, followed by a Surgical Residency also at the Animal Medical Center, completed in 1995. He then accepted a position as veterinarian at the Connecticut Veterinary Center in August 1995, and has been this hospital’s Chief of Staff. Dr. Lindgren performs all advanced surgery and related procedures at the Hospital-Orthopedic, soft tissue, neurologic, and Oncologic.

Dr. Donald Cox, DVM, MPH

Associate and Emergency Staff Veterinarian


  • WSU 02 (Undergraduate)
  • WSU CVM 06 (DVM)
  • Yale 07 (MPH)

Advanced Training: Public Health

Dr. Cox grew up in Washington State, graduating in 2006 from Washington State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He then moved to Connecticut to attend Yale University, graduating in 2007 with a Master’s Degree in Public Health. There, he met his soon to be wife and settled along the shoreline. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with his family. He has two dogs, and two brave daughters.

Tineeka Michelle Compton, DVM 

Associate Veterinarian


  • Ross University – 2006

Dr. Compton is originally from Connecticut.  She ventured to Ross University in St. Kitts, WI for veterinary school, finishing up her studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  She has a professional interest in preventative medicine, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery.  She lives with her husband Michael, two handsome sons Jonathan and Justin, and two dogs Abbey and Gordon.  In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, bird watching, and traveling.

Dr. Mahoney

Lindsey Mahoney, DVM 

Associate Veterinarian

Lindsey Mahoney graduated from Providence College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in the spring of 2019. Dr. Mahoney is originally from Connecticut, growing up in Middletown and Old Saybrook. Dr. Mahoney enjoys all aspects of companion animal medicine, with interests in emergency medicine and chronic illness. In her free time, she enjoys baking, hiking, traveling and spending time with her husband, Matt, and yellow Labrador Retriever, Winston!

Dr. Schultz

Skylar Schultz, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Graduated from Ross Veterinary School in 2020 after completing clinical rotations at TUFTs University. Skyler has always shown interest in veterinary medicine since a young age, always accompanied the family pets to their appointments and always asking questions to their Vets. When old enough, he started volunteering at the Connecticut Veterinary Center during his high school years and while he attended UCONN. He currently lives in Glastonbury with his two cats, Nora and Charlie. His is spare time he enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, including hiking, camping, beach volleyball, basketball and attending live music events.

Nick Vargoshe, DVM

Bio coming soon.