Meet Our Team

Robert BarattDr. Robert M. Baratt, DVM, MS, FAVD, DAVDC, DAVDC/EQ
Dr. Baratt graduated from the Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 after obtaining a Master's degree in Pathology. He founded Salem Valley Equine Clinic in 1983, and the equine practice eventually expanded to include companion animals, Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, in 1992.

He developed a keen interest in dentistry, and is the first veterinarian to obtain Fellowship in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (FAVD) in both small animal and equine dentistry. In 2013, Dr. Baratt achieved Diplomate status with the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), Equine Speciality. In 2016, he achieved Diplomate status with the American Veterinary Dental College, Small Animal.

Dr. Baratt travels extensively to instruct fellow veterinarians and veterinary students in both small animal and equine dentistry with lectures and hand-on wetlabs. To see his full curriculum vitae, click here.

Sarah SlaterDr. Sarah Slater, DVM
Dr. Slater, a Connecticut native, received her Bachelor of Arts in biology from Smith College in 2000, and her veterinary degree from Tufts University in 2006. Following graduation, she completed a one year internship in equine medicine and surgery at Saratoga Equine Veterinary Services in Saratoga Springs, NY. After a brief time in Maine working in mixed animal practice, Dr. Slater returned home to join Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Slater currently lives in Guilford with her husband, Scott, her son Nathan, her daughter Hazel, their two dogs Jack and Tanner, and their cats Slatercat and Cupcake. When not at work she enjoys running, cycling, hiking, and spending time with her family. Dr. Slater is practicing small animal medicine in the clinic and has a special interest in dermatology and geriatric care.

James Bancroft-Hunt, DVM
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Sarah SlaterJordan W. Peters, DVM
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Sarah SlaterTerri, Front Office Director
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Sarah SlaterEden, CVT
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Sarah SlaterTaylor, Veterinary Assistant
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Sarah SlaterNicole, CVT
Nicole has worked in the veterinary field since 2015. She graduated from MxCC ‘s AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician program in 2017 with an AS in Veterinary Science and later passed her state board certification from the AAVSB. She is passionate about technology, social media, and finding new and improved ways to provide exceptional care. She has a dog named Max and a cat named Snotter.

Sarah SlaterAmanda, Veterinary Assistant
Amanda has been working as a veterinary assistant since 2013. She started working at Salem Valley in February 2021. She is currently going to the University of New Haven for her Masters in molecular biology. She has two cats named Ahsoka and Rex.

Sarah SlaterSami, CVT
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Sarah SlaterCori, CVT
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Sarah SlaterMolly, CVT
Molly has worked in the veterinary field since 2016. She has one cat and three dogs - a mini schnauzer, a coonhound & a border collie. Molly currently works in small animal soft tissue, oral & emergency surgery and is pursuing a VTS in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Sarah SlaterKristine, CVT
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Sarah SlaterSkye, Customer Care Specialist
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Sarah SlaterHaley, CVT
Haley decided to pursue a career in the veterinary field after managing a small animal shelter in Westbrook, Connecticut in 2019. She is Fear Free Certified and graduated with honors from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician program in 2021 with an AS in Veterinary Science. She later passed her state board certification from the AAVSB and enjoys continuing to learn and push herself to achieve new goals in her career. She is passionate about animal behavior and is the assistant trainer at a local dog training facility. In her free time, she can be found out hiking with her husband and 4 dogs and adding to her houseplant collection.

Sarah SlaterSandra, Business Manager
Sandra has been with SVVC for 15 years and has seen many changes to the practice! Sandra earned her B.S. at ECSU.  She has the best hand-me-down bichon/poodle (from one of her 2 daughters), who enjoys hiking, fetch and kayaking.