Our Veterinarians at Central Pennsylvania Veterinary Emergency Treatment Services are here to help you with all of your emergency needs. Meet some of our highly trained and experienced doctors below. Give us a call today at 814-237-4670!
Meet the Veterinarians
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
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.
Samantha Tartaglino, DVM
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 four Australian Shepherds named Ammo, Caliber, Lexi, and Lego
Mary Coleman, DVM
Dr. Coleman is a native of Wheeling, WV. She completed her undergraduate studies at West Virginia University and then graduated with her DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 2021. In her free time, Dr. Coleman enjoys competing in agility with her dog, traveling, riding horses, and cheering on her alma mater in college football. She currently shares her life with a standard poodle named Charlotte and two black rescue cats, Ripley and Scout.
Brittany Thomas, DVM
Bio Coming Soon!
Madeline Schneider, DVM
Dr. Schneider is a native of St. Marys, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2023. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Schneider attended Penn State University during which time she worked as a technician in a small animal practice and a student worker at the Penn State Deer Research. In addition to all things Penn State, Dr. Schneider enjoys boating, playing volleyball and hiking with her two dogs, a Shepherd mix named Ozzie and a Black Lab mix named Fayden.