Meet Our Team
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.
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.
Valerie is a 2010 graduate from Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduation she started working for Straley Veterinary Associates. She then attended Penn State University where she graduated with a bachelors degree in Agricultural Education and Extension in 2015. Valerie has been working for CPVETS since 2012. She became our lead technician in June of 2017. Valerie lives in Lewistown, PA and enjoys spending time with her little boy while running the family farm with her sister, raising club lambs and chickens. Valerie is also an active 4-H and FFA volunteer.
Susie is a 2012 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated with a bachelors degree of science in Veterinary and Biomedical Science and a minor in Equine Science. Upon graduation, she spent a year working in an infectious disease research laboratory before spending 3 years working at a small animal veterinary hospital. Susie joined the staff of CPVETS as a technician in 2017 and loves the pace of emergency medicine! When not at work Susie enjoys horseback riding, cooking, and spending time with her dogs, Connor and Padfoot, and cat, Roswell.
Angelina has over 17 years of experience as a veterinary technician. Most of that time has been in supervisory roles. She spent her first 8 years at CPVETS as the technician supervisor. When not at CPVETS, she spends her time with her husband and son. She also has two Brittanys (Lake of Fire and Brimstone), a Goldendoodle (Budrow Wilson), a parrot (Oliver), and 4 cats (Sable, Pumpkin, Fluffy and Chairman Meow) to keep her entertained.
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 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.
Julie has been with CPVETS as a part time Client Service Representative since 2011, in addition to being a lifelong animal lover Julie has been active in Animal Rescue since her early teens. When Julie is not at CPVETS she enjoys spending time with her son and husband, and their two German Shepherds "Riley" and "Koa".
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".
Dr. Haines is a 2012 Graduate of Western University of Healthy Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. She was born and raised in the Lock Haven area. Prior to veterinary school Dr. Haines worked as a small animal & emergency licensed technician for 4 years in the Mill Hall area. Dr. Haines currently owns one crazy dog, Ginger! She is an older mix breed that still acts like a puppy. Dr. Haines has worked here for several years now and enjoys the fast paced nature of emergency and critical care medicine.
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.
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.
Rachel graduated from Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh in 2008. After graduation she interned at Centre Animal Hospital where she then worked for 6 years as a technician. Then in 2011 she started working at CPVETS to gain more veterinary emergency experience. After working here for a few years she decided to spend more time with her growing family and be a full time mom to four beautiful children. Outside of work she loves spending time with her husband, children, and two cats "Daisy" and "General" and "Franklin" the turtle. She recently decided to come back to the veterinary world and work part time as a technician at CPVETS