Kathy Ortaff

Kathy Ortiz

Kathy was born in New York and raised in Miami around dogs, rabbits and birds, and has always wanted a career working with animals for as long as she can remember. She learned everything she knows about veterinary medicine right here at Animal Hospital of Old Saybrook! She started with a part-time front desk receptionist position 16 years ago. Eventually, she transitioned to full time, then front office management, then assisting, and then gradually worked her way up to lead technician and now helps with management whenever needed. Prior to entering the animal field full-time, Kathy did night audit and accounting at an oceanfront timeshare resort in Palm Beach Florida for four years. But with a passion for animals, she also worked at the Pitbull Rescue/animal hospital as a hobby part-time to be around them. Ultimately the hospital offered her a full-time position, and she took it and never looked back!