Meet Our Team


Dr. Sheldon

Sheldon Steinmetz, M.S., B.V.M.S

Dr. Sheldon Steinmetz was born and raised in New York. He attended Purdue University, completing his Bachelor's in Animal Science and Agriculture. He earned his Masters of Agriculture and Nutrition from The University of Florida and then finally received his B.V.M.S at Glasgow University in Scotland. Dr. Steinmetz enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, although he does prefer the surgical sciences.
Dr. Steinmetz is married and has two children who live in New York City and Los Angeles. He and his wife have six dogs and one cat, which makes for a very busy household. In his leisure time, Dr. Steinmetz enjoys spending time with his family and pets. He also enjoys sculpture welding.

Dr. Romano

Dr. Sarah Romano, D.V.M.

Dr. Sarah Romano is originally from Virginia and received her Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech in 2010. She then completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. After graduation, she began her career in a primary large animal practice in Virginia and volunteered at the local horse rescue in her spare time. 

Her growing passion for small animal medicine inspired her to transition to exclusively small animal practice in 2016. She now lives in Bethel, CT with her husband and three rescue dogs: Bella, Delilah, and Chief. Her professional interests include internal medicine and animal behavior. She is also a USDA accredited veterinarian.

Dr. Sorcha

Dr. Sorcha Rea, D.V.M.

Dr. Sorcha Rea has recently moved from her home country of Ireland to Connecticut. She graduated from the University of Glasgow's Vet School in Scotland and began working in a mixed animal practice in Ireland. While she enjoyed the challenge of farm work, her interest is in small animal medicine and she is excited to practice this exclusively at Mill Plain Veterinary Clinic. 

In her free time she enjoys participating in all kinds of sports, especially rowing which she competed in at University. 


Dr. Ashley Edwards, B.V.M.S. MRCVS

Dr. Ashley Edwards is originally from West Suffield, Connecticut. She attended University of Maine and received her Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. She then attended the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine where she received her B.V.M.S in 2021. Dr. Edwards has a passion for small animal medicine and surgery and is excited to practice at Mill Plain Veterinary Clinic.


Dr. Edwards has recently moved back to Connecticut from Scotland, and now lives in New Fairfield. CT with her cat, Buddy. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, and spending time with family and friends. 



Cookie has been with Mill Plain Veterinary Clinic since its inception in 1989. She is the office manager, head receptionist, and is married to Dr. Steinmetz. Cookie has two wonderful children, Michael and Amanda, and six dogs. Most days she goes by Cookie, but on payday we call her Fortune Cookie!


Maggie’s smiling face has been greeting clients at MPVC since 2014. She has a rescue dog named Ziggy who is her pride & joy. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors and hiking with Ziggy.  


Britteny joined our team in November 2018. She has had a passion for animals her entire life. She lives with her daughter, her cat Hamilton, and her rescue dog - a great dane named Dexter. When not at work, she enjoys hiking with Dexter and family, cooking, and reading.


Callie is thrilled to join the MPVC team! Callie loves walking her senior labradoodle names Noodles and cuddling with her “mountain lion sized” cat, George. She misses her other late-cat, Fred (Fred and George Weasley), but believes that George secretly enjoys being an only cat. In addition to working at MPVC, Callie is also a working classical vocalist.



Angela has been a nurse at MPVC since the beginning of time. Nick-named “the Cat Whisperer”, she is well-trained in animal handling, specifically with working dogs such as Rottweilers and Belgian Malinois’ -- Angela is a great resource for clients who are considering adopting a working breed! At home, Angela lives with her husband, two silly cats, a Belgian Malinois, a herd of Pomeranians, and a muscle car named Big Orange.


Daphne attended veterinary technician school at SUNY Delhi, and has been a nurse at MPVC for 11 years. She is married with two wonderful kids and a very spoiled Jack Russell. Daphne enjoys working with all animals and enjoys making sure that their owners are well-informed about all that MPVC has to offer, specifically that their pets will receive the best care here at Mill Plain Vet!


Krystal started out as an intern with MPVC in 2010 and worked her way up to kennel assistant, then veterinary nurse, to present as our lead tech. Krystal attended tech school at Alfred State and lives with her three rescue pets named Nitro, Weasley (Max), and Milton Bradley.


Jillian has been with MPVC since 2011, working her way up from a kennel assistant to veterinary nurse. She’s married with two rescue dogs and two cats and is an advocate for animal rescue.


Michelle has been with MPVC since 2015. She started out as a veterinary assistant and has now moved to veterinary technician. She loves fast cars and dachshunds, and has dreams of living near the beach someday.

Kayla D

Kayla has been working in the veterinary field for almost 4 years; starting as a kennel assistant and working her way up to veterinary technician. When she's not at work, Kayla loves hiking, or being snuggled up with a good book and her Pekingese Maddox.


Beccah has been in the veterinary field for 5 years. She began as a kennel assistant and worked her way up to veterinary technician. During her free time she enjoys spending time on the lake and hiking with her two dogs Kahlua (a pit bull mix) and Savannah (a plott hound). 


Sarah G

Sarah has been with MPVC since the summer of 2018. She has been working with animals for 8 years. When she is not working she loves to be outside hiking and having fun. She lives with her crazy husky Harley, and her trouble maker of a rabbit Norman. She also has 3 cockatiels Larry, Peaches, and Timon. 

Sarah P

Before working at Mill Plain Vet, Sarah worked at a cat only facility for 10 years as a kennel assistant/groomer/retail store assistant. She decided to expand her knowledge of animals when she rescued her sweet American Bully boy. During her free time she enjoys being outdoors.