Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Jeff B
    Veterinary Tech School: Median School

    Jeff is the Technician Supervisor at Castle Shannon responsible for guiding, educating and instilling pride in over twenty veterinary technicians. He is dedicated to the veterinary practice, as he has been a continuous employee at VCA for 20 years. Jeff owns an Akita named Kenji, a Pomeranian named Bella, a Chihuahua named Nigel and three cats.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Denise (RVT), Missy (LVT) and Kris (LVT) *
    Veterinary Tech School: Median School of Allied Health Careers and Vet Tech Institute

    Three of our Licensed Technicians. Denise is also certified in RDMS (AB) from ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonogram). Denise started at CSAH in 1998, Missy in 2007 and Kris started in 1986.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Erich B.
    Veterinary Tech School: The Vet Tech Institute

    Erich joined our team in 2008. He is one of our overnight ER technicians. He and his wife own four cats; Bojangles, Mr. Pepperidge, Mini Meow and Mama. Erich also owns a Water Dragon named Reggie and a snake named Mr. Snakey.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Laura B.
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute

    Laura joined our team in 2008.  She is a licensed veterinary technician and also our hospital's Cat Champion! Laura has a passion for feline medicine and coordinates all of our cat-friendly programs. 


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Tyler G.
    Veterinary Tech School: LCCC Tech School

    Tyler joined VCA Castle Shannon in 2013. He transferred from VCA Duncan Manor where he worked as a technician for 5 years. He graduated from LCCC Tech School.
    Tyler lives in Brookline with his girlfriend Tara and pets: Sawyer, Pepito, Penelope and Nemo. His hobbies are golfing, hiking and racing go-karts. 
     


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Krystl K.
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute

    Krystl joined Castle Shannon in 2010. She is a graduate of the Vet Tech Institute. She is also an RN.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Christina L.
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute

    Christina graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2013 and joined Castle Shannon in August 2013. She enjoys working with feline rescue groups and owns two cats, Gus and Magnolia. 


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Shirley S
    Veterinary Tech School: Median School of Allied Health Careers, Vet Tech Institute and Western School

    Shirley (RVT) our laboratory and outpatient technician has worked at Castle Shannon for over 36 years. 


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    E.J. Y.
    Veterinary Tech School: The Vet Tech Institute
    School: John Caroll University, BS Biology

    E.J. joined our hospital in 2015. He is a certified technician and a 2013 graduate of the Vet Tech Institute.


  • Technician

    Jennifer K.
    School: CCAC

    Jenn is a receptionist and has also been a Assistant Technical Supervisor. She majored in Biology at CCAC and began her career at VCA Castle Shannon in 2001. Jenn pet-sits in her spare time. She lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with husband Tim and sons Layne and Alexander. The family has 3 dogs, 1 cat, a bearded dragon, and tropical fish.


  • Technician

    Dena C.
    School: CCAC, Pharmacy Technician

    Dena is the Pharmacy Technician at VCA Castle Shannon. She also works in client service. She joined our staff in 1998. She received her pharmacy technician degree in 1998. She has three cats named, Marley, Martin, and Mongo. In her free time, Dena enjoys going to the gym, shopping and watching true crime documentaries on TV. 


  • Technician

    Sandi D.
    Veterinary Tech School: The Vet Tech Institute

    Sandi is a 2014 grad of the Vet Tech Institute. She owns two cats and in her spare time enjoys reading, watching movies and white water rafting.


  • Technician

    Jessica F.
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute
    School: Community College of Westmoreland, Associates degree

    Jessica joined our team in 2013. She is a graduate of the Vet Tech Institute and Westmoreland community college. She owns a Bearded Dragon, a Leopard Gecko and two cats. In her free time, Jessica enjoys scuba diving, hiking and reading. 


  • Technician

    Sarah H.
    Veterinary Tech School: The Vet Tech Institute
    School: Geneva College, BS Biology

    Sarah joined our team in 2015. She is a graduate of Geneva College and the Vet Tech Institute. She owns a gerbil, a mouse and a cat. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading and snowboarding.


  • Technician

    Melody J
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute

    Melody is originally from Fayette county where she used to show dogs and Dairy Cows. Melody was even crowned the Dairy Princess!! She moved to Pittsburgh to go to school at Vet Tech Institute, where she graduated as a licensed veterinary technician.  Melody is very interested in emergency medicine and is passionate about surgery.  She is our Safety Coordinator and works hard as the ICU and overnight technician. She still enjoy training dogs, and is fascinated about animal behavior.  She enjoys educating clients and helping them be good pet parents. When Melody is not at VCA CSAH, she takes care of her dogs: King the Pitbull, Chica and Choupie the Chihuahuas, her cats: Falen and D'jango; her ball python, Perry, and Tallulah my baby ferret.  Melody sure likes variety!  Stop by and say hi to Melody!!


  • Technician

    Christa K.

    Christa joined our staff in December 2013. She has 10 years experience as a technician. She and her husband, David, have a 5 year old son named Domanic. The household also includes: two horses ( Networker and Golden Boy), a Bernese Mountain Dog              (Silas), a Shepard Mix ( Sadie), a Yorkie ( Tess) and two cats ( Willow and Coral). 


  • Technician

    Shara K.
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute

    Shara has been with VCA Castle Shannon since 2008


  • Technician

    Zari L.
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute

    Zari graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2015. She owns two dogs; Bruno (a Pit Bull) and Finnie (a Boston Terrier). She is currently studying for her board exam and in her free time enjoys hiking with her dogs.


  • Technician

    Sara P.
    School: University of Budapest, DVM

    Sara grew up in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. She attended the University of Budapest in Hungary where she received her DVM degree in 2015. She is currently working as a veterinary technician prior to taking her exams to be a licensed DVM in the U.S. She owns two dogs and resides in Belle Vernon.


  • Technician

    Alex R.
    Veterinary Tech School: The Vet Tech Institute

    Alex graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2015. She owns Zelda ( a Pit Bull/Boxer Mix), Sawyer (a Golden Mix) and a cat named Milo. Alex enjoys spending most of her free time taking care of, and playing with her pets.


  • Technician

    Jessica R.

    Jessica has worked at VCA Castle Shannon since 2004. She is a technician and charge auditor. She and her husband have two little boys, a dog named Grimm, and 3 cats.


  • Technician

    Bianca S.

    Bianca joined VCA Castle Shannon in 2013. She is a graduate of The Vet Tech Institute. She has a beagle named Capone, and a cat named Sunny. In her free time she rides 4 wheelers, and listens to country music. 


  • Technician

    Denise S.
    Veterinary Tech School: Median School of Allied Health Careers

    Denise graduated from Median School. She began her career at VCA Castle Shannon in 1992. She has been the purchaser for the hospital for the past 22 years. Denise lives in South Park Twp., with her daughter Sierra, and 5 cats.

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