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    Meet Our Team

    Meet Our Team

    Gina Brannick

    Gina is a 2004 graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she received a Masters degree in Economics. Gina worked in veterinary hospitals throughout graduate school when she had two dogs, a chocolate lab named Jordan and a Siberian husky named Maggie. Gina, her husband, and their two dogs moved to State College in 2006, where she continued to work at a local veterinary hospital, as well as an adjunct instructor at PSU. She stepped away from work life when her daughter was born, followed by her son a few years later. Gina joined CPVETS in January 2018 and loves being back in the veterinary world.

    Bonnie Shick CVT

    Bonnie graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh in 2010 and got her certification the same year. Upon graduation, she worked in a small animal practice for 3 years before moving to Chicago to working at emergency/specialty hospital. In 2014 she decided that the city wasn't for her and moved back to lovely central Pennsylvania! Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are radiology and surgery. But she loves emergency medicine because you never know what is going to happen. In her free time, Bonnie enjoys spending time with her dogs, gardening, hunting, and looking for new adventures.

    Jennifer Slater CVT

    Jenn came to CPVETS right after graduating from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, back in 2011. She has been successfully perfecting her skills - triage, venipuncture, work with exotics - and is a valued member of our team. Like many of us, she finds veterinary medicine an extremely rewarding field, especially when a patient is discharged happy and healthy! Outside of work, Jenn spends time with her family (which includes two adorable children), as well as her shepherd, "Ruger", and her rabbit, "Moogie". She lives in Bellefonte and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

    Martha Stone CVT

    Martha is a 2016 graduate of Wilson College, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree of Science in Veterinary Medical Technology and a minor in Business. She received her certification to be a Certified Veterinary Technician that same year. She worked with CPVETS during the summers, before starting on a full time basis after graduation. Outside of work, Martha lives in Duncansville, PA and enjoys reading, watching movies and hanging out with her husband, friends and family.

    Cynthia R. Cook, CVT

    Cynthia is a native of Michigan. She graduated in 2000 from Wayne County Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science, majoring in Veterinary Technology. After graduation and becoming certified, Cynthia worked for Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit in the Biomedical Research Department. She moved to PA in 2002 and has since worked in small animal practice. Cynthia's interests are clinical pathology and surgery. She has been in martial arts for 13 years, practiced Tang Soo Do, and is a 3rd degree black belt. When not training, Cynthia enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband, young toddler daughter, two older daughters, and a step-son.

    Holley Thomas

    Holly is a Penn State student studying Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences with the dream of continuing on to veterinary school to become a veterinarian. Holly has worked as a small animal veterinary technician for the past five years and enjoys the exciting field of emergency medicine. When not at work, Holly enjoys reading, baking, spending time with her fiance, family, and running with her dog, Nicholas.

    Marikaye Clark

    Marikaye attended Penn State University where she studied Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. She has also completed her coursework toward her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology with the hopes of becoming a certified veterinary technician. In addition to working part time at CPVETS, Marikaye also works at Centre County PAWS and at a local daytime veterinary hospital. Outside of her job, Marikaye enjoys helping out with her family's whitetail deer farm, as well as, spending time with her family and Siamese cat, Liam. She is an avid outdoorsmen enjoying hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities.


    Sara is a Penn State student studying Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences who hopes to go to veterinary school after graduation. She has owned and ridden horses for 16 years, worked as a technician with a large animal veterinarian for 6 years, and is now gaining valuable experience in small animal emergency medicine. Some of Sara's hobbies include gardening, drawing, reading, and painting.

    Sara Muñoz Declara

    Alyssa Young is a native of Osceola Mills, PA. Since she was young, Alyssa has always wanted to surround herself with animals. She was involved with 4H and Future Farmers of America, showed goats, cows, horses and pigs. Fulfilling her dream to work in the veterinary field, Alyssa has many years of experience as a veterinary assistant. She spends much of her spare time with her working dogs, providing therapy and also in cadaver and deer tracking. Alyssa has seven loving dogs, Radar, Paris, Ryder, Khaos, Eagle, Charlie, and also Olive, a potbellied pig. Her hobbies include showing horses, riding ATV's, hunting and driving antique tractors that she restores with her grandfather.

    Kathi Metz

    Kathi is originally from Tyrone and currently resides in Clearfield County. She has worked in the veterinary field for 8 years and really enjoys all aspects of the emergency medicine field. When not at work Kathi enjoys spending time with family and her fur babies, a Shih-tzu Brodie, two cats Cricket and Star, a Cockatiel Elvis and a Sun Conure Kiwi.

    Erin Baker

    Erin graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Communications from Penn State University and is currently working at her alma mater in the Accounting department. She joined the CPVETS team in December 2017 as a part time CSR. Outside of CPVETS, she enjoys arts and crafts, pet sitting, and hanging out with her husband, dog "Buc" and cat "Archer".

    Sara Muñoz Declara

    Julie first joined CPVETS in 2011 with a background in animal bioscience and animal rescue. As time away from her busy family allowed, she has worked part time at CPVETS intermittently since then. Julie is a lifelong pet owner, animal lover, and has a passion for helping any animal in need.

    Andrea Loar DVM

    Dr. Loar is a native of Howard County, Maryland and graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Loar gained valuable experience as a veterinary technician and Practice Manager for an emergency clinic. Dr. Loar started at CPVETS in January 2018 as our Chief Medical Officer. During her free time, Dr. Loar raises beef cattle with her husband in Clearfield County, and enjoys caring for her 3 horses, 5 cats, and 2 dogs.

    Kayla Kerstetter, DVM

    Dr. Kerstetter is a native of Mill Hall, Pennsylvania and graduated from Midwestern University in 2018. Prior to fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian, she worked as a veterinary technician at a small animal practice in Central Pennsylvania, when she was also an active member of 4-H and livestock. Some hobbies include quilting, playing with her Australian Cattle dog Harley, and riding horses.

    Sara Muñoz Declara

    Dr. Bowman received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University and completed her clinical year at the University of Illinois in 2015. She then stayed on for her small animal rotating internship, followed by a specialty internship in emergency medicine and critical care at the University of Illinois. She also participated in externships at the Detroit Zoo, the Tulane University Primate Center, and spent time in Africa where she gained significant experience with exotic animals. Prior to joining CPVETS, she had been working ER at an emergency and specialty center in Long Island. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and hiking with her dog, Carter.​​​​​​​

    Sara Muñoz Declara

    Dr. Tartaglino is a native of Vienna, Virginia. She received her Veterinary Degree from St. Matthew’s University in 2018, completing her clinical year at Oklahoma State University. Prior to obtaining her veterinary degree, Dr. Tartaglino worked as a technician at a mixed animal practice near Washington DC, where she returned post graduation. As a Penn State alumni, Dr. Tartaglino is excited to return to State College and cheer on the Nittany Lions. Along with PSU football & hockey, Dr. Tartaglino enjoys hiking, Lego’s, ice cream and spending time with her dogs, a German Shepherd mix named Chips, and three Australian Shepherds named Ammo, Caliber, and Lexi.