Meet the Team
Dr. Larry Pennington, Primary Veterinarian, Owner:
Dr. Pennington is a 1979 graduate of Ohio State University. He began practicing in Connecticut in 1980 and became the owner of the Windsor Animal Clinic in 1986. Growing up on a farm in Ohio, his love for animals paved the way to a very fruitful career that has included working with Hartford Area youth in a veterinary science 4-H club which he started, helping animal charities and rescue groups, spearheading a major dog walk, and providing pet therapy for the elderly.
Carrie, Veterinary Nurse and Clinic Purchaser:
Carrie has been a member of the Windsor Animal Clinic team since May of 2006. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University with her Bachelors degree in 2014. She and her husband Mike are the proud parents of their three kids Callie, Braeden, Aubrie and their four legged son, Jordan. Aside from working at the clinic, Carrie loves spending time with her family and vacationing at the beach.
James, Veterinary Assistant:
James became part of the Windsor Animal Clinic family late in 2015. He was attending Westfield State University at the time to become an Elementary school teacher, but quickly realized his passion was with animals. Here at the Windsor Animal Clinic James works hard assisting Dr. Pennington with getting vaccines ready, holding the animals while they are being examined and keeping our furry friends happy and comfortable. James grew up and lives near by in Suffield, Connecticut. When he is not working, he enjoys taking time to play frisbee and take hikes with his bullmastiff named Cali. He looks forward to connecting with all the clients and keeping those dog tails wagging and cats purring!
Dr. Barrios, Surgeon:
Dr Barrios attended the University of Mexico where he received a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as well as the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). Dr. Barrios is the owner of the East Hartford Animal Hospital and is also our surgeon here at the Windsor Animal Clinic. In addition to dogs and cats, Dr. Barrios enjoys working with and treating ferrets, birds, reptiles, rabbits, rodents, and guinea pigs. Over the years Dr. Barrios has worked very closely with many shelters, adoption groups and low cost spay/neuter programs. Dr. Barrios and his wife Diane, reside in Manchester and have two of their own cats, Sweetie and Angelina. In his spare time he enjoys bicycling.
Nikola, Veterinary Assistant:
Nikola grew up hopping around Australia from the suburbs of south Australia to the mountains of the outback. He soon became accustomed to international travel as he went on to spend several years living abroad in England and Serbia, and then finally migrated to America where he has spent the last 8 years.
Growing up Nik always held a special love for animals. Idolizing the Crocodile Hunter from before he could walk. He has always approached animals with a kind and compassionate nature; with a heart that extends to appreciate all walks of life, from cats to kangaroos.
Studying Psychological Science at CCSU with the intention of becoming a trauma specialist. Nik’s ambitions strive on as he also dabbles in acrylic/spray painting on canvas in his free time.