Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Lebanon Veterinary Hospital in Lebanon, CT! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (860) 642-7936 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Steven R. Zickmann, DVM

Veterinarian, Co-owner

Dr. Zickmann (Dr. Z) graduated from the University of Berlin Germany Veterinary School in 1986. After working in Heidelberg for a year he came back home to New England. He and his wife bought the veterinary practice in Lebanon from retiring Dr. Baldwin in 2004. Dr. Z has a special interest in surgery and internal medicine. He is a friend to many Greyhounds, having assisted rescue groups with low-cost medical/surgical care during the New England racetrack closures. Dr. Z actively supports the local dog pound and cat rescue groups, as well as helping injured local wildlife. He has proudly seen student mentees go on to vet tech or veterinary programs. In his free time he enjoys family activities with his wife Susan and two children Gabby and Zack and dog Oakley including gardening, goat, pig, and bee raising, mountain biking, skiing and fishing; as well as keeping up their 200 year old historic home and barn. Dr. Z is USDA accredited for international health certificates and recently had the distinction of receiving the Lebanon Business of the Year award for 2013.

Brianna L. Molter, DVM

Veterinarian, Co-owner

Dr. Molter earned her undergraduate degree from Saint Lawrence University and her DVM from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. She brings special skills and interests in ultrasonography and was the 2018 recipient of the American College of Veterinary Radiology Senior Student Award. Since she grew up in Glastonbury, she was excited to return to the local area with her husband and two young daughters. They have a cat named Louie and a rabbit named Bee. She enjoys horseback riding, hiking, learning about local plants and wildlife and swimming. She also loves to cook and enjoys all of the fresh local products that are available in the area!

Susan Zickmann

Hospital Administrator, Co-owner

Susan is part owner and founder of the Lebanon Veterinary Hospital. She graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore in 1992. She worked in financial consulting and computer outsourcing for 15 years. Susan now enjoys working at the practice where her young children are so close that they can enjoy the animals and also learn about the hard work and dedication that goes into caring for them. She and Dr. Zickmann have two children named Gabby and Zack who are developing their love for animals. As a family, they also have a Bloodhound/Great Pyrenees mix named Oakley. He was from Double Dog rescue in CT. Susan loves to ski, bike, cook, and travel.

Laurel Martin

Head Veterinary Technician

Laurel has been at LVH since April 2013. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Becker College, with a minor in Equine Studies. She can be found tackling a variety of tasks on any given day, her special interests would be keeping visits “fear- free” for patients, taking radiography and performing dental prophies. When she isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her “menagerie,” a Catahoula rescue named Rozzi and sibling ginger cats- Rupert and Rapunzel. She also enjoys spinning, snowmobiling with her husband and horseback riding with Dr. M (which she hopes to get her daughter, Leighton into soon, too!)

Amanda Johnson

Lead Veterinary Technician

Amanda has been at LVH since August 2021, but is no stranger to veterinary hospitals since she’s been in the field since 2005. She earned her Associate’s in Animal Science from Holyoke Community College while simultaneously gaining experience in hospital. When Amanda’s not working at LVH she enjoys spending time with her son and menagerie of cats (Pico de Gato, Zeek and Kitten). She also enjoys walking to the beach, watching true crime shows and reading. Her special interests include working with “spicy” kitties and making their visits less stressful (aside from enjoying the assortment of cheeses that can always be found at LVH.)

Sandra Chesmer

Veterinary Technician

Gabrielle Ford

Veterinary Technician

Gabrielle volunteered at LVH for a few months before being hired to train as a veterinary technician. She enjoys getting to know the LVH family, as assisting in wound and wildlife care. She owns an overly excited Golden Retriever named Bode and her sister owns three ferrets named Jade, Quinn and Mitts. When she isn’t working, she enjoys taking her dog on nature trails, building and designing costumes, reading comics and spending time with her family and friends.

Briana Hara

Veterinary Technician

Briana started at LVH in June 2019, but was previously training as a Technician for 2 years prior. She loves learning new things and assisting in anything she can! Her special interests are assisting in surgery and taking dental x-rays. When she’s out of the office she loves hiking and swimming with her overly energetic pup, Baylee. She also loves snuggling with her two cats, Quinn and Mojo. Briana also enjoys being outside any chance she gets, cooking, crafting and trips to Vermont with her husband.

Joeel Niemann

Pharmacy Technician

Joeel started at LVH in August 2021. She has a background in avian studies and has been in small animal care since 2017. She graduated from Penn Foster with her veterinary assistant certificate and is continuing her education to get her CVT. As our Pharmacy Technician, Joeel helps clients get their pets medications in a timely manner and answers any questions they may have. She enjoys visiting with patients and taking photos of them for our Instagram account. When Joeel is not at LVH, she has fun spending time with her 3 dogs (Charlie, Alfie and Lola) writing, hiking, kayaking, traveling and spending time with her family.

Keera Jiminian

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Keera started at LVH in December 2021 and is training to be a veterinary assistant. Her favorite part of working at LVH is snuggling puppies and making sure their first visit goes smoothly. Keera loves soaking up all the knowledge from the Doctors and tackling any task given to her. When she’s not working she enjoys riding horses, taking her dog (Bear) for hikes and spending time with her little brothers-watching them grow and experience new things.

Sindy Thomas

Office Manager

Sindy has been a cornerstone of our team since 2005. She loves greeting our clients and their pets, sharing in happy occasions and offering support in difficult times. Sindy is our “go to” and oftentimes wears many hats. She has been adopting retired racing Greyhounds since 1991 and continues to have a house full of hounds to love and care for.

Morgan Battye

Receptionist/Technician Assistant

Morgan has been in the veterinary field since 2019, but has been working with animals her whole life. She had a horse for 10 years, and now has a loveable cat Kingsley who loves to supervise her crafts. When not at work, Morgan can be found making costumes for LARP or Renaissance fairs. She also enjoys painting portraits of her pets. Her favorite things in veterinary medicine so far, are taking xrays, ultrasounds and looking under the microscope. But more importantly, seeing pets getting better when they are ill.

Kirsten Coombs

Reception/Vet Tech Assistant

Kirsten started part time at LVH in June 2021 then quickly decided to come to the dark side from human medicine in September. (We lured her with our cheese plates!) Kirsten has a brood of pups she shares with her husband, Alex. They enjoy taking Maddie, Rusty, Sadie, Scout and Tobias for walks (when they’re all behaving). When Kirsten isn’t helping clients on the phone or jumping in to assist behind the scenes she can be found crafting, crocheting and enjoying all things Disney. Kirsten’s favorite part of LVH is the staff camaraderie and being able to bring Rusty & Maddie to work with her.

Leo

Office Blood donor/mouser

He started in April 2013… he was supposed to be here on a 1 week trial but by the end of the first day Dr Z had already vaccinated and microchipped him. Leo earns room and board by donating blood and antibodies when needed to sick pets. When Leo’s not working he enjoys chasing leaves outside, hopping in cat carriers he’s not supposed to and passing off already deceased mice as his own kills.