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.
Caitlin Bowman, DVM
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.
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 three Australian Shepherds named Ammo, Caliber, and Lexi.