Meet The Team
Our Approach to Veterinary Care in Newtown, CT
The thought of Pet Town Veterinary started when Dr. William Aqeel worked as a veterinary assistant from 2011-2015 in New York. Dr. Aqeel found that his passion was to aid in the human-animal bond. In 2015 Dr. Aqeel went to veterinary school at Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Arizona. It was always known that Dr. Aqeel wanted to start his own practice and strengthen the human-animal bond and offer medical care to pets in need. We believe we have a social responsibility to offer the best care possible for your pet & to communicate the best treatment plan that works for you & your pet.
Dr. William Aqeel
William was interested in becoming a veterinarian since the third grade. As a child his parents fed his inspiration with animals by allowing him to care for their pet birds. By the time William reached middle school he provided care to 22 birds. Then in his senior year of high school William rescued and adopted a 4-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Max. At that point in time, William knew he wanted to be a veterinarian, so he starting working at an animal hospital as a veterinary assistant/kennel attendant.
William worked all the way through college and also volunteered at the Bronx Zoo (ornithology department) and then applied to veterinary school. After 4 years of college, William got accepted to multiple veterinary schools and he decided to enter Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. This was the first veterinary school in the United States to have their students perform surgeries during their second year of schooling.
Most other schools have student perform surgeries in their third or fourth year of schooling. After finishing veterinary school, Dr. Aqeel accepted an offer as an associate veterinarian in Eastchester, New York, where he worked side by side with the veterinarians he originally worked with while in college. After his first year of being a veterinarian, Dr. Aqeel started working a second job at a local rescue. At the rescue, Dr. Aqeel performed various surgeries and provided treatments to ill patients rescued from around the world. At this rate Dr. Aqeel was seeing about 100 patients a week. Dr. Aqeel loves what he does and wants to make sure owners and their pets are in good hands. During his spare time, Dr. Aqeel likes to spend time with his family and friends and enjoys watching movies.