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, hikes with her husband, trips to Maine, baking and horseback riding.

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 Woodin

Veterinary Technician

Briana started at LVH in June 2019 but was previously training as a Technician for 2 years. She loves learning new things and assisting in anything she can! 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!

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.

Laura Sears

Laura Sears

Laura has been a recent addition to our team and has over 3 years of experience in the veterinary industry. Her love for animals knows no bounds, as she spent a year working with Mystic Aquarium's African Penguins and is certified as an Assistant Dolphin Trainer. Laura is passionate about making a difference in animals' lives and treats everyone like family. She loves educating our clients about animal care and believes that "when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life." Outside of the hospital, Laura can be found with her daughter and husband doing various activities, such as baking, swimming, SCUBA and boating.