Wendi, CVT, joined our family in July of 2016. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2009 and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. Wendi has a passion for animal welfare and is a sworn Humane Society Police Officer for the Lawrence County Humane Society, President of Feline Friends of Ellwood City (FFEC), Vice President of Lawrence County Animal Relief Fund (LCARF), and co-founder of Friend of the Feline Cat Rescue. Previously the manager of a large alpaca farm, she is currently the Animal Control Officer for three municipalities in her home area, volunteers for several animal welfare organizations, and also transports animals in need to local rescues. Wendi and her husband, Ken, live with their family on a farm where she enjoys caring for a wide range of dogs, cats, horses, alpacas, and poultry.
Pauline came to us out of retirement, after a long career as a secretary in corporate offices in downtown Pittsburgh. Her favorite memory of that time is of the visits of a Peregrine Falcon on her windowsill in the Steel Building. She enjoys her work as a receptionist at Middle Road Animal Clinic, and finds it much more fulfilling than retirement. Her favorite pastimes are feeding all of the neighborhood wild birds and spending time with her cat.
Emily is a resident of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania and a 2018 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School. She is currently taking time off from college and plans to re-enroll in classes to pursue her goal of becoming a game commissioner. She also works part-time in Washington, Pennsylvania helping to take care of dairy cows. She enjoys fishing, hunting, and being outdoors in her free time.
Judy rejoined us in July 2020. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute many, many years ago as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She brings with her over 35 years of experience in veterinary medicine. There isn’t much she hasn’t seen or done at this point and still enjoys all aspects of her career. She lives in Butler with her husband, 2 dogs, 6 cats, 2 swans, 4 geese and 2 ducks. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and Jeepin!
Marsha is a native of Clovis, New Mexico (where she had her first job as a vet tech) and moved to Pittsburgh in 1986. She returned to the field of veterinary medicine in 2020 after a lengthy career as an educator – first as a science and French teacher (grades 6-12), followed by 22 years at Carnegie Mellon University as a Member of Technical Staff and Adjunct Professor, specializing in software process improvement methodologies and professional-level certification program development. During this time, she maintained her vet tech skills by serving as a “foster mom” for a Siamese cat rescue group. She holds a BS in Physical Science/Geology from San Jose State University, a Master of Science Education degree from Duquesne University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Her hobbies include traveling, photography, scrapbooking, genealogy, creative writing, needlework, costume design/sewing, and catering to the whims of her very spoiled pet cats.