Dr. Michael Lender founded Orange Veterinary Hospital in 1974. His mission was to offer the highest level of veterinary medicine and compassionate care for your pets. Today, this mission is furthered by Dr. Marc DiBerardino & Dr. Alex Alfaro.
Whether your dog or cat needs routine or emergency care, our staff is available for your pet 24/7. Our Head Technician, Amanda Sheran, joins Dr. DiBerardino & Dr. Alfaro along with our knowledgeable, caring, and committed support staff.
Dr. DiBerardino joined Orange Veterinary Hospital in 1994, when he began his career as a veterinary technician. After eight years here, he decided to attend the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, he returned to Orange Veterinary Hospital, where he holds the position of Head Veterinarian. He is a graduate of Amity Regional Senior High school, Washington and Jefferson College and the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine. His focus is on preventative medicine and surgical care of dogs, cats and pocket pets. In his free time, Dr. DiBerardino enjoys writing and performing music. He is an avid reader and a baseball fan. He currently resides in Ansonia with his wife, three sons, three dogs and three cats.
Dr. Alexander Alfaro was born and raised in Beltsville, MD. He received his Bachelors of Science in Biological Life Sciences from the University of Maryland in 2007 and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 2012. After graduation, Dr. Alfaro completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He joined the staff of Orange Veterinary Hospital in 2013. While enjoying all aspects of veterinary medicine, Dr. Alfaro's professional interests are general practice and emergency/critical care. In his free time, he enjoys sports, reading, music, and cuisine. He currently has one cat.
Amanda is Orange Veterinary Hospital's Practice Manager. Amanda grew up on a farm in Blandford, Massachusetts. She moved to Connecticut and attended Quinnipiac University, graduating with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been with Orange Veterinary Hospital since 2005, and in her spare time Amanda likes to hike with her dog, Delilah.