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.
Judy rejoined us in July 2020. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute many, many years ago. 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.
Tracy graduated from The Ohio State University in 1997 with a BS in zoology. She has worked in the veterinary field since she was in high school. Over the last 30+ years she has worked with everything from cats and dogs to monkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, reptiles, and even fish!
She works full time as a compliance officer in the Office of Research Protections at the University of Pittsburgh. To fulfill her veterinary clinical passion, she manages and assists at a local exotic animal veterinary practice and works at MRAC part time. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, relaxing on her patio and cheering on the Buckeyes and Pittsburgh professional sports teams with her husband, son, 4 dogs and 2 cats.
Ella is a high school student in Shaler township. She aspires to become a veterinarian and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work at the Middle Road Animal Clinic. She also enjoys running cross country and spending time with her two dogs, two cats and two guinea pigs.
Melanie started her Vet Tech career in Dallas, Texas and moved to Pittsburgh a few years ago to attend the University of Pittsburgh. She is a senior nursing student who will graduate in April 2022 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as a Community Health Assessment Certificate and Global Health Certificate. She loves working with animals and will continue to do so while she works towards her goal of becoming a Nurse Anesthetist. She also works part-time at McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine as a Critical Care Vet Tech and Allegheny Valley Hospital as a Patient Care Technician. She lives in Natrona Heights with her parents, 3 dogs, and 4 cats. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to music festivals, and volunteering at various shelters and clinics.
Cassandra joined our team at the beginning of 2022. She graduated from Laroche College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Pre Law in 2018. Cassandra is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program through Penn Foster. She lives in Shaler with her two dogs, two chinchillas, bearded dragon and pig. In her spare time she likes to take her dogs for walks, do crafts, watch scary movies, and go to haunted houses in the fall.