Dr. Rakesh Vali is a well-known, skilled veterinary practitioner and a canine theriogenology specialist, with a demonstrated history of practicing high quality medicine. In addition to being committed to the health and wellbeing of the pets, he and his team are passionate about providing stellar service to their clients. Dr. Vali founded Prithvi Professional Corporation, a community- centered, value driven consortium of veterinary hospitals. It is comprised of three locations; Mt. Pleasant Veterinary Hospital for Animals in Newtown, Fieldstone Veterinary Care in New Fairfield and Pleasant Paws Pet Center, the latest, all services under one roof, state-of-art veterinary pet care and rehabilitation center, in Newtown.
Our Vision is to be a unique state of the art pet facility for veterinary treatment, rehabilitation, Dog Day Care, luxury boarding and retail pet store in the Tri-State area and provide peace of mind and meaningful value to the pet owners.
Kristen started with us in December 2015. She has 10 years experience in the veterinary field. Graduated
from Sacred Heart University with her biology major and her bachelor of science degree. Starting in
March 2017, along with Dr. Kate Bakewell, she will be starting her certification classes for physical
At home, Kristen has her husband Justin and her 3 year old daughter, Adelina. They also have two great
cats, Luka and Anna.
What Kristen enjoys most of the job is the clients. She gets the opportunity to help a wonderful bunch of
people everyday. Also the team she works with is filled with compassionate and hard working people.
Kristen says We are encouraged to grow in our careers and find new ways to help the animals we care
for. She also enjoys learning about the reproduction aspect which is very new to her. She finds it
In her spare time she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, sewing, and knitting. If Kristen had to ever have
another job in her life time, she would very much like to get the chance to be a stunt driver.
Dr. Bakewell joined our team in 2014 as an associate. She graduated veterinary medicine from The Ohio State University. She was
raised in New Milford with her mother, father, and younger brother. Dr. Bakewell currently lives with her husband and two cats,
Francois and Mia. They enjoy visiting historical monuments and reading a good book!