PVAH Staff Biographies
|Matthew Putchat, CVT, is a graduate of both West Virginia University and the LCCC veterinary technician program. Matt has his degree for Canine Rehabilitation practioners through the University of Tennessee. He manages the adjacent Anwell Veterinary Rehabilitation Center as well as the Lucky Chance Pet Resort and Spa. Matt's hobbies include herpetology and wildlife rehabilitation.|
Sue Fallon, CVT, has been at Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital since she arrived in 1987 after two-years of college and has been Hospital Manager since 1993. Sue has studied with the Rehabilitation Certification Program through the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical School/Physical Therapy School, and is a 2006 graduate of the LCCC/NCC veterinary nursing program.
Her soft spot is for PVAH's beloved geriatric patients and also her four-legged kids (and of course her husband)! She'll take a furry "white-faced golden" kiss any day!
|Becky, our receptionist, has been with Pleasant Valley since 2005. She's married and has three children. She also has one dog and two cats. Becky graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in Animal Science.|
|Shelly Krukowski, CVT, has been at PVAH since 1988 and completed the Veterinary Technician Program at Manor Jr. College in 1996. Shelly is a PA Certified Veterinary Technician. When not working, Shelly is usually at the beach with her dog Marty.|
|Desiree has been with Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital since 2003. She started as a kennel counselor when she was 15 and has worked her way to becoming one of our most valuable veterinary nurses on staff! Desiree graduated from the LCCC/NCC Veterinary Technician Program in 2010. She has a Boston terrier named Emmy and 3 cats (Whiskers, Shadow and Lomoka).|
|Carol joined our team as receptionist in 2006 and became office manager in 2009. She is the instrumental founder of our "paws in need" fund which helps defer some of the costs for emergency services for our clients in unique situations. In her spare time, Carol enjoys the company of her dogs along with outings, hiking, and game and movie nights with her daughters and grandchildren.|
|Julie has been with Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital since 2007. She is married and has two teenagers who keep her extremely busy! (Here she is sharing a quiet moment — and apple — with Fred!)|
Kim B. has been with Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital since 1995. She graduated from NCC in 1989. Kim can be found at the front desk as a receptionist as well as in our spa, grooming dogs and cats. She was trained by her mentor Sherry S., and has been grooming since 1997. In her free time, she enjoys time with her three dogs, three cats and birds. She enjoys listening to music and reading a good mystery novel. Keep a look out for Kim at Musikfest this year!
Kim A. joined PVAH in April 2010. She is married and has 4 children and will be a grandmother in 2016! Kim enjoys spending time with friends and family and going to the beach. She has 4 dogs - Moose, Mr. Magoo, Meeka and Grizzly, as well as 5 cockatiels, a cockatoo named Fred, and a rat named Gus. Needless to say, she loves animals!
|Janine, CVT, graduated from the LCCC/NCC Veterinary Technician Program in 2014 and joined our team in 2015. When she's not at work, Janine is either at her farm spending time with her horse, or at home with her 3 cats and dog Holly.|
|Adriana, CVT, is a graduate of the NCC veterinary nursing program. She is also an emergency nurse in Malvern at Hope Veterinary Specialist. Her interests involve becoming certified in the canine rehabiliation program ( in Tennessee) and also specializing in emergency medicine. Adriana has a dog, Missy, and a savannah cat Chai! Her hobbies include travelling, hiking and enjoying the outdoors.|
|Jackie is a receptionist and assistant kennel manager here at Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital. More info to come!|
|Fred the African Gray Parrot was hatched in 1983 and is, arguably, the most talented Pleasant Valley staff member. Stationed near the hospital entrance, Fred alternately greets patients in his crisp Pennsylvania accent or accurately mimics the voices of our animal patients.|