Suffield Democratic Town Committee

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Ann Huntington Mickelson – Board of Finance

My family has lived in West Suffield since the early 1980s. I have run my business, Suffield Veterinary Hospital, on the east side of town since 1983.  During this time it has grown from a part-time solo small animal practice to a five veterinarian practice known world-wide for canine reproductive services and known in the region for the quality of care we provide. I have learned firsthand the importance of trying to keep expenses down without sacrificing excellent patient care.  In addition to 40 years operating a small business, I have a degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and was near the top of my class at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

My professional and community involvement ranges from being the first President of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association, to serving on the Dean’s Advisory Committee at Cornell, to devoting countless hours as Secretary of the Suffield Soccer Club. I served as a commissioner for the Suffield Water Pollution Control Association from 2010 through 2015.  Since 2015 I have been a member of the Suffield Board of Finance, helping oversee expenditures made by our town and paid for by our taxes.

I do believe in safeguarding our tax dollars without forcing such oppressive budget cuts that our
community’s safety, education and quality of life are compromised.  I am convinced this is a goal that is attainable and affordable for Suffield.