Our Careteam

Kelly

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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Kara

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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Sam

Receptionist

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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Juliana

Receptionist

For as long as she can remember, Juliana has been drawn to helping others, whether it was animals, children, friends and family members, or complete strangers. Having the opportunity to use her nurturing side on a daily basis to better the lives of not only pets, but their loving owners as well, is a dream come true! Juliana is a proud member of the hospital’s reception team.

Juliana hails from Louisiana, where she grew up as the middle child in a family of five. She knew a local veterinarian there ever since she was a young girl, and started working at his clinic right after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area in 2005. Juliana would continue to help pets there throughout her college years and even as she began her teaching career.

After six years spent teaching children in Louisiana, Juliana relocated to Pennsylvania and decided to return to her roots in the veterinary world. She joined the Animal Hospital of Richboro team as a front-desk receptionist, and couldn’t be happier to help the area’s pets and animal owners. She particularly loves the way the whole team comes together to better the lives of the clinic’s four-legged patients!

Away from work, Juliana is interested in science and photography, and also likes reading, swimming, and practicing her photography skills. She has three pets at home: a male tuxedo cat, Milo; Olive the female tabby cat; and a Black Labrador named Riddick who tends to forget that he’s a dog.

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Aubrey

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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Jackie

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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Cindy

Veterinary Technician

Cindy has felt an innate connection with the earth’s creatures for as long as she can remember. Growing up, she found herself feeding strays, building shelters, and rescuing as many critters as she was able to. She’s always made it her goal to help as many pets as she possibly can, and that passion hasn’t wavered since childhood! Now, Cindy is thrilled to help both pets and animal owners as a Veterinary Technician.

Cindy is originally from northeastern Philadelphia and first began caring for animals back in 1996, when she started volunteering at her local Humane Society. She dedicated her Saturdays to the facility for four years before signing on as a kennel employee in 2000. Next, Cindy became a Kennel Associate at a pet store, giving her even more hands-on experience with animal care.

After a few years of odd jobs, Cindy decided to return to her true passion: caring for animals. That’s when she decided to jump headfirst into the veterinary world! She became a member of the Animal Hospital of Richboro family in November of 2018 and has been enjoying every moment since. Cindy especially likes that each and every case keeps her on her toes, and she loves knowing that she’s made a true difference at the end of every day.

When she’s not here at the clinic helping pets to live happier, healthier lives, Cindy can be found listening to music and spending time with her family and pets at home. She and her boyfriend live in Croydon with two dogs—a Pit Bull/Labrador mix named Milo and Nayla the Akita/Husky mix—as well as four parakeets named Judas, Priestess, Bomber, and Tyrant.

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Sara

Veterinary Technician

Sara knows firsthand how much pets mean to the families of the Richboro area. For her, being able to give something back and help animals to live the best lives possible is the ultimate reward! She gets to help pets and their loving owners on a daily basis as a Veterinary Technician.

Sara was born in New York and also lived in New Jersey for a time before coming to Pennsylvania with her family. She’s been here ever since! Sara launched her animal-care career at a local doggy daycare facility, where she worked for two years, and then decided to jump headfirst into the veterinary field. She signed on at another nearby animal hospital, learning the ropes of the profession, before joining the Animal Hospital of Richboro family as a Veterinary Technician. Sara especially enjoys behavioral issues, a topic which she’s studied extensively, and loves to learn more about animal behavior through her work here at the hospital.

Sara’s interests outside of animal care include reading, writing, hiking, boxing, and spending time with her family and pets at home. She has a lovable and protective dog, Luna, as well as four feline companions: Sally, Toby, Booger, and Me Maw.

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Allison

Veterinary Assistant

Allison was constantly surrounded by everything from dogs, cats, and birds to guinea pigs, snakes, lizards, and more while growing up in her family’s northeastern Philadelphia home. Her fascination with medicine coupled with her desire to help others made one career path the perfect choice: veterinary care. Now, she’s able to help pets and their owners as a Veterinary Assistant!

Allison first started volunteering with the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and also helped foster animals at another facility while beginning her collegiate studies at Pennsylvania State University’s Abington campus. She transferred to main campus in the fall of 2016, and began working with wild animals at a rescue organization during her time away from classes. After graduating with a degree in veterinary and biomedical sciences, Allison returned to the Philadelphia area to pursue her animal-care career—she was thrilled to join the Animal Hospital of Richboro family in December of 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant!

When she’s not helping pets and animal parents here at the hospital, Allison can be found playing video games—she’s played competitively in the past, and has even won money in tournaments!—and spending time with her own pets at home. She has a dog, a cockatiel, and three rescued cats who go by Kit Kat, Mini, and Boots.

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