Our Staff

Anna Pesillo-Crosby, VMD, Diplomate ACVECC (Owner)

Moodus-05Dr. Anna Crosby grew up in the Northwest corner of Connecticut and attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, graduating in 1991 (with honors) with a degree in psychology. She worked for several years as a veterinary technician before going on to veterinary school. She graduated Summa Cum Laude (top 5% of her class) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She stayed at Penn and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery in 1999 and then obtained a competitive residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Tufts University, completing the rigorous three year program and becoming a board-certified specialist (diplomate) in Emergency and Critical care in 2002.

She worked for four years after residency at the well-known Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA, training veterinary students, interns, and residents and becoming director of the residency program. She met her husband Stephen there, and they went on to work together at large referral hospitals in New Hampshire and Ohio. They finally returned “home” to Connecticut in 2010, as Anna obtained a job as Director of the Emergency Service at Central Animal Hospital in North Haven. After working several more years as a specialist, Anna decided it was time to open her own high-quality, service-oriented, small animal hospital where she can get to know her patients and her clients.

In what little spare time she has, Anna enjoys running and hiking. She resides in Moodus with her husband Stephen and their two daughters, Katori and Madison (6 and 2). They have horses, several dogs, 2 cats, and a rat.

Stephen Crosby, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia):

Moodus-01Stephen Crosby has worked in veterinary hospitals since the age of 16. He graduated from Northeastern University in 2004 and began working within the anesthesia department at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Once he earned his Certified Veterinary Technician title, he carried various supervisory positions at a number of facilities in New England and Ohio. In 2009, he was awarded the title of Veterinary Technician Specialist, Anesthesia, a title fewer than 150 people in the country hold. He lives in Moodus with his wife, Anna, wonderful daughters, Katori and Madison, and far too many animals to list. While not working at the practice, he enjoys running, tinkering with gadgets and repairing vintage Ford tractors.