• Dr. Stephanie Kozdron

    Veterinarian

    What do you consider your greatest accomplishment at this point in your life?

    Aside from becoming a veterinarian…earning my private pilot’s license.

    If you could give one piece of advice to pet owners, what would it be?

    Plan for when you are not there and keep them active.

    Favorite comfort food:

    Chimichangas and pierogis

    3 things people might be surprised to know about you.

    I have my private pilot’s license, I am a 10-year State Champion accordion player, and I love to play tennis.

  • Dr. Kathryn Dittmer

    Veterinarian

    What do you consider your greatest accomplishment at this point in your life?

    Fulfilling my lifelong goal of becoming a veterinarian.

    If you could give one piece of advice to pet owners, what would it be?

    Please communicate with a veterinarian that you trust and work with them to provide the best care for your pet.

    Favorite comfort food:

    Mint chocolate chip ice cream

    3 things people might be surprised to know about you.

    I have lived on 3 different continents, I love kickboxing, and I worked at a zoo in Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Bethany Goodwin

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Favorite quote about animals:

    “Dogs have owners, cats have staff.” – Anonymous

    Favorite comfort food:

    Ice cream

    Last book you read:

    Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins

  • Stacy Naughton

    Veterinary Assistant

    Favorite quote about animals:

    “There’s nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.” – Old English Proverb

    Favorite comfort food:

    Macaroni and cheese

    Most unusual pet(s) you have owned?

    11 chickens

  • Ashley Dec

    Veterinary Assistant

    What has been your most rewarding moment working with animals?

    When I worked for the SPCA in Pennsylvania, we raided a Pit Bull fighting operation. We rescued several dogs that had been chained up their entire life. Showing them life beyond that was very rewarding.

    Favorite quote about animals:

    “They show us what is missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are and to the purpose of why we’re here.” – Trisha McCagh

    Favorite comfort food:

    Pizza

    Last book you read:

    Garcia: An American Life by Blair Jackson

  • Priscilla Castillo

    Veterinary Assistant

    What has been your most rewarding moment working with animals?

    Working with a police canine named Rodney that had been shot in the line of duty. After a few days of intense treatment, he was finally able to go home. It was very rewarding to see him walk out on his own!

    Favorite quote about animals:

    “A pet is never truly forgotten until they are no longer remembered.” – Lacie Petitto

    Favorite comfort food:

    Ice cream and pizza

    Most unusual pet you have owned?

    A squirrel named ‘Lucky’

  • Savannah Farris

    Veterinary Assistant

    What has been your most rewarding moment working with animals?

    Establishing a relationship with not only the pets but also with their owners, as well.

    Favorite comfort food:

    Pasta

    Last book you read:

    The Last Ride by Nicholas Sparks

  • Grace Moore

    Client Service Representative

    Favorite comfort food:

    Pizza

    Last book you read:

    The Help by Kathryn Stockett

    Most unusual pet you’ve owned?

    A piglet

  • Laura Mackowiak

    Client Service Representative

    Favorite quote about animals:

    “I had a wonderful teacher about animal behavior—my dog Rusty. He taught me that animals have personalities, minds, and feelings.” – Jane Goodall

    Favorite comfort food:

    Mashed potatoes, popcorn, and Cheetos (respectively)

    Last book you read:

    Lilly and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

    Most unusual pet you’ve owned?

    A tarantula named ‘Norman’

  • Carolina Gonzalez

    Client Service Representative

    Favorite quote about animals:

    “It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.” – Joaquin Phoenix

    Favorite comfort food:

    Mint chocolate chip ice cream

    Most unusual pet you’ve owned?

    I once rescued a ferret from a bad situation. He was an awesome pet!

  • Tonya Thorton

    Client Service Representative

    What has been your most rewarding moment working with animals?

    My most rewarding moment was helping a past client raise funds for a much-needed surgery for her pet.

    Favorite quote about animals:

    “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” – Immanuel Kant

    Favorite comfort food:

    Pizza

  • Jessica Fischer

    Client Service Representative

    Favorite comfort food:

    Shrimp, pizza, and ice cream

    Last book you read:

    The Heartland series by Linda Chapman

    Most unusual pet you’ve owned?

    When I was younger, my father surprised me with a goat!

  • Karen Peksenak

    Kennel Team

    What has been your most rewarding moment working with animals?

    Every day has a new rewarding moment. It makes me feel good that the animals I work with trust and love me, and that I understand them and will do my absolute best to make them comfortable and happy.

    Favorite comfort food:

    Ice cream

    Last book you read:

    Indian Country by Philip Caputo

    Most unusual pet you’ve owned?

    A 6ft Colombian boa constrictor—her name was Pantera, and she loved eating ice cream!

  • Jennifer Douglass

    Practice Manager, Registered Technician

    Favorite quote about animals:

    “Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot

    Favorite comfort food:

    Ice cream

    Last book(s) you read:

    Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling