VCA Cacoosing Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Darla Beers
    Veterinary Tech School: Harcum

    Darla received her Associate Degree in Animal Health Technology from Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Darla has been at Cacoosing for almost 20 years.
    She has two daughters Hannah (9) and Sarah age 7 who love animals also. They have two dogs, 2 pygmy goats, a pot bellied pig, a guinea pig, fish and hermit crabs.
    In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening, doing arts and crafts with her daughters and spending free time with her family.

    " I am glad that I pursued a career in the veterinary profession. It ties together many of my interests-animals, medicine, & science. I have such an inner contentment. I am always happy to go to work and make a difference in the lives of many animals and their families. I love raising my children with a multitude of pets. I feel that it is the valuable and pleasureful part of my life! It has been for me and I am so enjoying sharing that with my loved ones."


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Lori Casamassa

    Lori joined our family 17 years ago and brought with her compassion and care with a desire to do everything that is humanly possibly to help every patient she comes into contact with. She enjoys spending time with her two dogs Lizzie and Kasey.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Rachel Fuentes

    Rachel is a graduate from Pittsburg Vet Tech Institute in 2010 with an Associate Degree. Rachel has two cats Sunnie and Smokey, and a pitbull named Chloe, rescued from a local shelter.  In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities; arts and crafts.

    " I started working at VCA because I had a positive experience with a Veterinarian and tech that saved one of my pets on a holiday."


  • Technician

    Heather DiCiccio

    Heather joined our family in 2005. She graduated from Brandywine Heights High School in 2003. She then attended Lehigh Carbon Community College. She enjoys spending as much time as she can with our patients and it truly shows when you see her interacting with them.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    John Schuman

    John has been with our family for the past four years, graduating from Reading Senior High School in 1982. He enjoys spending time gardening, attending antique exhibits, creating stained glass, arranging flowers and drawing. In his down time he just enjoys spending time with his two dogs Willow and Ceara.

    "I started working at VCA because of my love for animals of all kinds. The knowledge I've gained has also helped with caring for my own 'kids".


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tara Sweitzer

    Tara joined our family six years ago and has been a huge addition to our team. She brings with her dedication, caring and compassion for all of our clients and patients. She enjoys spending time with her two furry friends Kaos and Maclin.

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call us immediately at 610-678-2403

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call Berks Animal Emergency & Referral Center at 610-775-7535

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