Certified Veterinary TechnicianCody Franklin
Veterinary Tech School: York Technical Institute
Cody joined our team about 2 months after his YTI externship, which he completed here at VCA Bridgeport! He is a recent graduate of the Veterinary Technician program and York Technical Institute. Cody has a special interest in surgery and pharmacology. In his spare time he likes to go hiking and biking with his dog Mocha.
Certified Veterinary TechnicianCheryl Jackson
“I have always loved animals. After high school I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew I loved animals so I went to tech school and realized how much I love this field and what I do. Although there are sad cases, when we get to send a pet home that was hospitalized and is doing better, that makes it all worth it.”
Certified Veterinary TechnicianLisa Mercer
Veterinary Tech School: York Technicial Institute
"I started the vet tech experience rather late in life: at 45 years old. Before that I worked as a freelance/graphic artist. In addition to art, I always had an interest in science, especially biology. Nursing my husband's horse through a bout of Potomac Horse Fever, and losing a beloved dog to cancer made me realize how much I actually enjoyed taking care of sick and injured animals...even though it can be stressful and sad. After graduating from the YTI Veterinary Technician Program and becoming a CVT, I started employment with VCA Bridgeport. The staff is wonderful to work with, and it feels good to help owners with their pets medical care. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, daughter, three dogs, a cat and two horses."
“I love to educate our clients. I really enjoy the technical aspect of my job; making sure the animals have a safe and healthy surgical experience!”
School: LCCTC Browstown, 2006
Michelle graduated from Penn Manor High School in 2006 and attended LCCTC. Michelle has been working at our hospital for the past five years and has been crossed trained in all areas of the hospital, from the kennel to assisting in surgery. She has taken it to an entire different level of care and compassion.
“I have had animals for as long as I can remember. I wanted to have a job that I would enjoy, and I found that at Bridgeport. It’s very rewarding helping the animals and clients.”