Our Careteam


Certified Veterinary Technician

Kelly grew up in Philadelphia with plenty of cats and dogs, and always knew in her gut that she was meant for a career in animal care. She’s been working in veterinary medicine ever since she was old enough to secure employment! Now, Kelly is a Certified Veterinary Technician here at the Animal Hospital of Richboro.

Kelly began her animal-care career as a dog and cat bather, working her way up to a Veterinary Assistant position from there. She attended Manor College to earn her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology, and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in Pennsylvania in 1999. Having previously worked in emergency medicine with Dr. Jennifer Kramer, Kelly was happy to join forces with her again as a member of the Animal Hospital of Richboro team. Here at the hospital, Kelly particularly enjoys drawing blood for samples, taking X-rays, and helping out with surgeries.

Kelly lives locally with her son and the family cats.

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Senior Receptionist

Before she was an employee here at the Animal Hospital of Richboro, Kara was a client. She often fostered kittens during her summers, and mentioned to Dr. Kramer that she would like to continue fostering animals when autumn arrived as well. The very next day, Dr. Kramer called Kara and asked if she would be interested in a job!

Kara grew up in Yardley, Pennsylvania, where her childhood pets first sparked her love of animal care. Now, she feels incredibly fortunate to tend to the needs of pets and animal owners every day as the Animal Hospital of Richboro’s Senior Receptionist—her favorite part of the workday is talking with pet owners and witnessing the fascinating bonds between humans and animals.

In her time away from work, Kara enjoys gardening, collecting sand dollars and sea glass at the beach, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband of 26 years, Pat, have two wonderful children: Ryan, who will soon graduate from Bloomsburg University, and Erin, who studies at the University of Pittsburgh. The family shares their home with six loveable cats named Snickers, Cuddles, Murphy, Beaners, Lilly, and Tucker.

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After securing a job at a local PetSmart, Sam quickly discovered that he didn’t just enjoy taking care of animals. He found great satisfaction in helping pet owners learn more about their companions, ultimately allowing the area’s families to live happier lives. What better way to continue helping both people and their pets, Sam thought, than by working in the veterinary field? Now, he’s a proud member of the Animal Hospital of Richboro’s reception team!

Sam grew up all over the East Coast thanks to his father’s Coast Guard career, but has been in this area ever since his family settled in Glenside. After his time at PetSmart, he was happy to join the Animal Hospital of Richboro family in the spring of 2018—Sam especially loves to meet all of the clinic’s visitors and feels fortunate to see a wide variety of animal personalities on a daily basis.

Away from work, Sam enjoys drawing and writing—he creates both traditional and digital art, and does a lot of social writing and story-building in both in-person writing groups and online forums. He also likes to dote on his own pets at home. Sam lives with his girlfriend, Ally, and they share their lives with two rescued cats named Deku and Sidon; a pair of leopard geckos who go by Chirrut and Bodhi; and Baze the bearded dragon.

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Veterinary Technician’s Assistant

Aubrey is a Richboro native, and she and her family have been coming here to the Animal Hospital of Richboro since Aubrey was very young. When she started volunteering her time to the clinic, she knew she’d found her calling—now, Aubrey works to better the lives of pets every day as a Veterinary Technician’s Assistant!

After graduating with her undergraduate degree, Aubrey joined the hospital family as an employee in June of 2015. She’s thrilled to gain invaluable experience for her ultimate goal: applying to veterinary school. Around the clinic, Aubrey enjoys drawing blood and testing samples. She also loves to go the extra mile for a pet, whether it’s offering a soft bed or giving a patient their favorite toy in order to make them more relaxed.

In her time away from work, Aubrey enjoys playing basketball, crafting and knitting, cooking, and spending time with her own two pets, Marmie and Charlie.

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Veterinary Technician's Assistant

Cierra’s childhood Chihuahua mix, Princess, was with her from the time Cierra was only two years old. The dog was Cierra’s constant companion while growing up, and her love of animals flourished as time went on. For her, it simply felt natural to return the dedication and compassion she had always felt from her own pets! Cierra is proud to care for animals professionally as a Veterinary Assistant.

Cierra grew up right here in Bucks County. She’s currently attending Manor College, and first heard about an opening here at the Animal Hospital of Richboro through her school. Cierra jumped at the chance to work with the talented team here, and was hired immediately after interviewing! She has special passions for animal nutrition and behavior.

At home, Cierra and her young daughter live with four cats—Oscar Thomas, Charlie, Sally Spooks, and Diego James—as well as three Siberian Huskies named Tsume, Xhurkana, and Nicodemus.

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Veterinary Technician’s Assistant

Natalie is a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and grew up with plenty of dogs around the house. She was always taught to have respect and love for any animal she ever met—for her, a career in veterinary medicine simply felt natural! Natalie is the Animal Hospital of Richboro’s Office Manager.

Natalie’s journey in veterinary medicine began when she started working as a pet sitter, tending to critters of all shapes, sizes, and personalities. It wasn’t long before she felt the need to learn even more while maintaining a steady career—working in an animal hospital was the perfect solution! Natalie joined the Animal Hospital of Richboro family in April of 2016 as the Office Manager. Her favorite part of the job is getting to see pets leave the clinic happier and healthier than they were upon arrival.

When she isn’t caring for pet owners and their animal companions here at the hospital, Natalie enjoys indulging in her lifelong passions of reading and writing.

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Veterinary Technician's Assistant

Ali has fond memories of accompanying her mother to the vet’s office as a child, bringing their family cats along for routine examinations. It was during those visits that Ali’s passion for the world of veterinary care was first sparked—she hasn’t looked back since! Now, she gets to care for pets and their owners on a daily basis as one of the Animal Hospital of Richboro’s Veterinary Assistants.

Ali grew up in the Warwick area before moving to Quakertown with her family after graduating from high school. She attended Albright College to study biology and pre-veterinary medicine, volunteering with an exotic-animal sanctuary for two years during her breaks. Next, Ali decided to gain even more hands-on experience in pet care by working in a veterinary hospital. That’s when a friend referred her to the Animal Hospital of Richboro—Ali started as a Veterinary Assistant in the summer of 2017 and has been happily caring for the area’s pets here ever since.

Ali has three pets of her own at home: a pair of cats named Oreo and Leo and a rescued cockatiel named Alphie. When she isn’t spending time with them or caring for animals here at the hospital, Ali can be found baking and scrapbooking. She’s also fond of traveling; her favorite trip so far took her and her best friend across Ireland, Italy, and Germany!

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Veterinary Technician's Assistant

Jackie was fascinated with dogs ever since she was a little girl; her parents finally caved when she was six years old and brought home a Labradoodle, Champ. When the dog became sick, Jackie was a firsthand witness to the compassion and determination demonstrated by the various veterinary professionals that tended to Champ. Ever since, she knew that she would love to be just like them!

Jackie grew up on a farm property and started riding horses in the third grade. By age 15, she was working in a feed and supply store—it was there that she started to learn about animal nutrition, igniting her curiosity about the medical side of the pet-care world. She attended Manor College to earn her degree in veterinary technology, passing her board examinations to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She hasn’t looked back since!

Here at the clinic, Jackie particularly likes doting on the puppies that visit the clinic. Most of all, she loves to chat with new pet owners and meet their adorable companions on a daily basis.

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Veterinary Technician's Assistant

Ever since she can remember, Dawn has been deeply affected when she witnessed animal abuse or a lack of proper care. Being able to make a true difference in the lives of pets is a dream come true—after a 27-year career in logistics, Dawn is thrilled to launch her veterinary journey right here at the Animal Hospital of Richboro!

Dawn is from Nutley, New Jersey, and retired from her previous career in 2015. It wasn’t long before she had signed on with Penn Foster College to study veterinary technology—Dawn plans on becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician in the near future! She started here at the Animal Hospital of Richboro in December of 2017, and has been tending to the area’s pets and animal owners ever since.

Dawn finds that she especially likes assisting in surgeries, and her favorite part of every shift is meeting patients and clients in the exam rooms. In addition to her experience in the medical side of animal care, Dawn co-owned a dog walking and boarding business for four years, and also volunteered her time toward dog training and obedience efforts in the past.

When she isn’t caring for pets here at the hospital or studying for school, Dawn likes spending quality time with her family, playing and watching sports, and doting on her own pets at home. Dawn and her wife, Lola, have a cat named Benny, a dog, Abigail, and a bird who goes by Pepper.

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Veterinary Technician

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