Dr. Toby J. Kimm

November 29, 1957January 2, 2021

Dr. Toby J. Kimm, loving father of two and grandfather of two, aged 63, of Southington passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the HOCC at Bradley Memorial, Southington.

Born November 29, 1957 in Muscatine, IA, he was the son of the late James and Dorothy (Madsen) Kimm. Toby was a well-known veterinarian in Plainville at his practice Ragged Mountain Animal Hospital. He received his BS from University of Iowa over 20 years ago. While attending UI he excelled academically as well as playing for the Iowa Hawkeyes his freshman year. He then attended Iowa State where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Shortly after he moved to Connecticut where he eventually opened Ragged Mountain Animal Hospital.

Toby was dedicated to the individuals and animals who were in his life. He wore his heart on his sleeve and truly enjoyed being with and comforting others in their times of need. One of his truly great talents was the ability to make others feel special. He could light up a room with his humor and warmth. Words cannot express how fully and deeply he loved the people and pets he knew. While he may have passed away, he will remain in our hearts always.

He leaves his two daughters, Perry Kimm of Southington and Dr. Burgundy Johnson and her husband Erik of Coralville, IA; two grandsons, Archer and Leo; two sisters, Dr. Jill Kimm and wife Sharon Bellville of Ankeny, IA and Mary Kimm.

A celebration of Toby’s life will be held at a date and time to be announced. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington has been entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences please visit,

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Toby's honor to: FOBAC Friends of Berlin Animal Control, PO Box 1, Kensington, Ct 06037, Attn: K. Winarski or Best Friends for Life Animal Rescue, PO Box 221, Plainville, CT. 06062


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Dr. Toby J. Kimm

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Sally Boswell

January 23, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear
That dr kimm has passed away.
I worked with him in West Hartford, he was one very
Unique warm hearted
Vet , he was so different in his way he approached
Caring for the creatures of the earth 🌎. Really an amazing person
So very lucky to work with him . Sending hugs and prayers
Sincerely Sally B

Angela Spasiano

January 19, 2021


Margaret Ziolkowski

January 16, 2021

Thank you Doc for over 30 years of your expertise in helping and healing my pups! Thanks for the laughs, your kindness, and your empathy during those tough times! May God instill all Vet's with your passion!
My condolences to your family and the RMAH Family!💔

Angela Spasiano

January 14, 2021

Toby had been my vet since 1994, he always stepped up and beyond ($, I had none) to help my dogs and many other animals who took up residency in his clinic. I even took one of his feline friends home with me to ease his load. I drove up from Florida just to have him examine my dogs before I put him to rest and again in 2019 to get his honest opinion on another dog. I am so sad for your loss may his light shine on. See you in the next life Toby.

Jodi Wolf

January 13, 2021

My deepest condolences to Perry, Burgundy, Ki Sook and the Ragged Mountain staff. Toby was a larger than life presence who will surely be missed. The love he had for his work can’t be taught in any school and I felt fortunate to have had him as a vet for my animals as well as a friend. 💔

carol and james salmon

January 12, 2021

I was so, so heart broken to hear of Dr. Kimm's passing. He was truly a great person and was the modern day Dr. Doolittle. My husband and i have been bringing our pets to him since he was first practicing at the facility on west main st in new britain

Words can not express how wonderful he was. I cry as i write this.
Hopefully he can meet up with all of the animals helped when he reaches heaven

David and April Bradbury

January 10, 2021

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Toby's passing. Toby was a blessing to this earth with both humans and animals alike. We will miss his contagious laugh and thunderous voice. Toby's empathy and compassion was the same for people as it was for the many animals that were in his care. He was the only person that could handle and had earned respect from our Yoda. To Toby's family and extended family and staff at Ragged Mountain Animal Hospital, both past and present, please accept our sincerest condolences. To Perry and Burgundy, your dad is, and forever will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Vicki Gagliardi

January 10, 2021

So sorry to hear of the loss of this amazing man who helped so many of my animals through the years. Thoughts and prayers to the Kimm family.

Bryan Wilson

January 10, 2021

Toby was a cherished friend and veterinarian. We have known him for the past 20 years and have always admired his intelligence, relaxed persona, warmth and caring.
I wish I could of told him more when he was alive This is all a shock because I just saw him about 2 weeks ago. But may his spirit live on in his daughters and the clinic he left behind.
My prayers are for peace and comfort to all the loved ones left behind.
Dr. Bryan Wilson, DDS

Michael Gregerick

January 10, 2021

Like so many, my wife and I met Dr. Kimm after we brought our first puppy home. We wanted to have her checked out by a vet. I didn't have a vet but my sister said she knew of a good one. She told me to trust her and we did. That was 20 years ago. Dr. Kimm has been a part of our lives since then. He has been with us for all the good and bad that comes with caring for a pet. He not only cared for our dogs but for us as well. That's a level of caring that can't be taught at any school. He was an amazing doctor, a compassionate man, and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family and
we are sorry for your loss.