Meet Our Veterinarians

Joan Poster, VMD

Dr. Poster founded Poster Animal Hospital in June of 1984, upon graduation from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Before receiving her VMD, she earned an MS and PhD from City University of NY Medical School. She performed her post doctoral work at Mt Sinai Medical School as an assistant in the Dept. of Medicine. Dr. Poster is a licensed State of CT wildlife rehabilitator and has a USDA certification. She is a member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and is an experienced acupuncturist. She is a member of AAHA, CVMA, IVAS, AVAA and the founder and advisor to Save Our Strays, Inc., a non profit small animal adoption group in Westport, CT. Dr. Poster is a member of CT SART and treats the K-9 Unit of Westport and Fairfield as a public service.

Alistair Chapnick, DVM

Dr. Chapnick graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  He then worked for several years with a well known veterinary surgeon, as well as, doing emergency and shelter medicine.
In 2002, Dr. Chapnick completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Veterinary Referral and Emergecy Center in Norwalk, CT.  Dr. Chapnick then completed a small animal surgery internship in 2006 and a small animal surgery residency in 2009, at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland, FL.

In 2009, Dr. Chapnick started the surgery department at Veterinary Healthcare Associates (VHA), a referral and emergency center in Winter Haven, FL. At VHA, he gained extensive experience performing many common orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurologic surgeries.

Dr. Chapnick has experience in Stem Cell Therapy and has given lectures and training to other veterinarians.  He as attended many advanced surgery training courses and has regularly attended veterinary conferences over his 19 year veterinary career.

Dr. Chapnick enjoys snowboarding, boating, and the outdoors with his  two sons, Austin and Alexander.

Dr. Chapnick is available for patient consultations by appointment. Phone consultations and radiograph review are available for referring veterinarians.