About Our Team

Dr. Heidi Winot, Veterinarian and Practice Owner

Dr. Winot is a native of Wardsboro, VT with more than 15 years of experience working with cats, dogs, and pocket pets.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont in 1989 and graduated with honors from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She has 2 dogs and a cat.

Dr. Tara Torcoletti, Associate Doctor and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

Dr. Torcoletti graduated from Colorado State University in 2003. She has trained at the Chi Institute in Gainesville, Florida to obtain her certification in veterinary acupuncture.  She has been providing veterinary acupuncture to patients for many years. She currently has 4 cats.

Angela Hescock, Technician

Angela resides in Wardsboro and has been working with Dr. Winot in the small animal field for 12 years.  She was enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Mount Ida College. She enjoys performing dentals on our patients and has thus been deemed the “dental queen”. Angela has a house full of animal friends that include a Jack Russells, four cats, fish, frogs, and hermit crabs.

Beth Cable, Office Administrator and Head Receptionist

Beth has worked in the veterinary services field for 10 years. She started as a veterinary assistant, technician and receptionist.  She holds an Associates degree from the Community College of Vermont and has worked at a zoo as well as a pet store.  Her African Gray parrot “Max” keeps her very busy.

Katrina Hamilton, Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Katrina lives on her family’s dairy farm in Brattleboro with her two horses, a dog, a herd of Boer goats and ducks.  She worked at a large animal veterinary practice before joining our team.  She has an Associates degree in Business Management with a focus on Accounting and an Associates Degree in Agriculture from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Katrina is our “IT” person here at the clinic and maintains our website, facebook page, newsletter and is the clinics Certified Weight Coach for our Project Pet Slim Down Program.


West River Valley Vet staff clowning around

Tammy Post, Kennel Attendant, Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant

Tammy started working at our office in 2016 after she completed a co-op experience organized through Leland and Gray High School. She currently has a dog and a cat.

Katie Small, Veterinary Assistant

Alexandria Steele, Customer Service Representative

Nicole Winot, Customer Service Representative