Dr. Sondra Lavigne is the newest addition to our team at Aston Veterinary Hospital. She grew up in a small town in western Maryland and obtained her bachelor's degree in biology from Harvard University. During her time at Harvard, she studied African wildlife in Tanzania. Dr. Lavigne went on to complete her VMD/ PhD degree at the University of Pennsylvania. While earning her veterinary degree, she conducted research on the use of antibiotics in children and pets. She is particularly interested in dermatology, dentistry, and looks forward to forming long-term relationships with clients and their pets. Dr. Lavigne’s love for veterinary care has led her to foster and train multiple dogs, volunteer with local shelters, and be an active participant in spay and neuter programs. Dr. Lavigne is excited to be putting down roots in Springfield with her husband, son, and their two cats (Apollo and Pippen). During her spare time, she enjoys gardening, board games, and hiking.