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 college student at Kansas State. She aspires to become a veterinarian and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work at the Middle Road Animal Clinic. She also enjoys knitting and spending time with her two guinea pigs and two cats.

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.

Jehnna started her veterinary journey with our clinic in June 2023. From a young age, she was always drawn to animals and quickly developed the desire to learn more about their amazing qualities, using that knowledge to help them in any way she can. She is currently studying at Carlow University to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in 2026, and plans to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine upon completion of her undergraduate degree. She is currently working at Middle Road Animal Clinic part-time while going to college. She loves working as an assistant at the clinic to better understand the veterinary practice, form connections with all sorts of animals, and gain essential skills and memorable experiences that will become a huge benefit in her future studies. To her, each and every animal is unique, but they all deserve the same love and compassion as any other. She has two pets of her own, one yellow lab and one African dwarf frog, that she loves to play with whenever she has the chance! Some of her favorite hobbies include drawing nature in her sketchbook, practicing archery, playing video games, and listening to music!

Jaden graduated from the Veterinary Technical Institute in December of 2022 and became licensed in March of 2023. She started working with animals when she was thirteen years old by volunteering at Animal Friends. There she found her passion, which was working with rescue animals – specifically the seniors. She is certified in Fear Free and hopes to make patients’ visits a good experience by making their visits less stressful. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is hang out with her three cats.