Meet Our Amazing Team

We are a group of passionate animal lovers who are thankful for the opportunity to take care of your pets. Always professional, we strive to give you and your pet the best veterinary care possible.

If you think you would be a great fit as part of our team, send us your resume to: [email protected]

Rheal J. Bouchard, DVM


Dr. Rheal Bouchard is originally a northern Maine native. His family moved to Connecticut in the late sixties, and he started working at MacDonald Veterinary Hospital as a teenager. He received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University (KSU) and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from KSU in 1976.

Following graduation, he accepted a position in a mixed animal practice in Northeast Connecticut for 2 years. This gave him the opportunity to emulate the author James Herriot’s experience in “All Creatures Great and Small” and the rural area reminded him of Maine. In 1978 Dr. Bouchard returned to MacDonald Vet where he was fortunate to work alongside his mentors the MacDonald brothers, Dr. Alvin and Dr. Bill, for many years. The name MacDonald Veterinary Hospital was kept in memory of the brothers who worked so diligently to establish the practice.

Dr. Bouchard has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 47 years. Over time he has enjoyed practicing with his mentors but now especially enjoys practicing with his daughter Dr. Alana Bouchard. As a child Dr. Rheal Bouchard was always drawn to weak and sickly pets. This sparked his passion to become a veterinarian. He finds treating sick pets and helping first-time pet owners with the new addition to their family very rewarding.

Dr. Bouchard is married and has a son and daughter. He has a small hobby farm and has owned dogs, cats, ducks, horses, and cows over the years. He enjoys cycling and gardening as well as spending time with his family, his horse Apache, and his cats Aida and Little Momma.

• Licensed in Connecticut, New Hampshire, & Kansas
• USDA/APHIS- National Accreditation member
• American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) member (Honor Roll Status)
• American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA- Hospital Director).
• Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association member (President 1995)
• Bloomfield Civitan Member (President 1989-1990)

Alana M. Bouchard, DVM


Dr. Alana Bouchard is a Connecticut native and was interested in veterinary medicine at a young age. She received her bachelors from Kansas State University in 2017, graduating with Summa Cum Laude Honors. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2020, graduating with Magna Cum Laude Honors.

Growing up she observed her father’s love of veterinary medicine with his compassion for animals and their owners. She began working at MacDonald Veterinary Hospital as a teenager and during that time has worked multiple positions at the hospital. After graduation she joined the practice as a veterinarian alongside her father Dr. Rheal Bouchard.

Working as a veterinarian is a rewarding and fulfilling experience for Dr. Alana Bouchard, who enjoys interacting with the patients as well as the clients. Her veterinary interests include preventative care and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, volleyball, tennis, snowboarding, and spending time with her family and cats Kahlua and Brandy.