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
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
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
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.
Jacquelyn Kubis-Luchina, DVM, CCRT
Associate and Emergency Veterinarian – Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Dr. Kubis completed her training at the University of Florida in 2003, then moved to Connecticut. She practices general medicine with a special interest in rehabilitation and pain management. She became certified in Canine Rehabilitation and Stem Cell Therapy in 2008. Dr. Kubis uses a multimodal approach to pain management incorporating pharmaceutical and rehabilitative techniques and modalities. These include laser therapy to provide faster healing, better conditioning, and an overall improved quality of life to the young and old.
Lindsey Mahoney, DVM
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!
Skylar Schultz, DVM
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.