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

    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

    Heather T.
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute

    Heather is a 2013 graduate of the Vet Tech Institute. She has two little girls, 4 years old and 15 months old. Heather also has three cats, two of which have physical disabilities.  She enjoys spending any free time with her daughters.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

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

    E.J. joined our hospital in 2015. He is a certified technician, and a 2013 graduate of the Vet Tech Institute. E.J. owns a German Shephard/Border Collie Mix, and a cat named Goliath. E.J. is also a graduate of John Carroll University with a degree in Biology. He has worked in a pet store and as a graduate assistant at West Virginia University. In his free time, E.J. enjoys watching movies and playing video games.


  • 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

    Rianan E.
    Veterinary Tech School: The Vet Tech Institute

    Rianan graduated from The Vet Tech Institute in June 2016. She also holds a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management. She has a Great Dane/Greyhound mix named Roxy. In her free time, she enjoys running half marathons, doing crossfit and competing in Tough Mudders. She also enjoys spending time outside with Roxy.


  • Technician

    Kelly F.
    Veterinary Tech School: The Vet Tech Institute



  • 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

    Jennifer K.
    School: Shadyside School of Nursing, RN

    Jenn is a technician and also a registered Nurse. 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 a conure.


  • Technician

    Shara K.
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute

    Shara has been with VCA Castle Shannon since 2008 and a graduate of the Vet Tech Institute. She enjoys spending time with her son Landen when not at work. She has two dogs named Zom. B. and Cora, cats named Sidney and Rooney, and a hamster named Zuma. Her interests in veterinary medicine include, critical care and dermatology.


  • Technician

    Chris P.
    Veterinary Tech School: The Vet Tech Institute

    Chris moved to Pittsburgh from his hometown of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, to pursue a career as a veterinary technician. After his June 2016 graduation, Chris finished his 2 month externship at VCA Castle Shannon and began working full time at our facility. His home life revolves around his 3 cats, Magpie, Sing ping, and Ellie. Chris looks forward to enhancing his skills each and every day.


  • 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

    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.


  • Technician

    Nicole S.
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute

    Nicole is a 2015 graduate of the Vet Tech Institute. She has a cat named Louie. In her free time, Nicole and Louie enjoy watching Netflix and reading.


  • Technician

    Parker W.
    Veterinary Tech School: The Vet Tech Institute

    Parker is currently a student at the Vet Tech Institute. He is a veteran, having served in the infantry in the U.S. Army. Parker owns a Golden Retriever named Jak. When he isn't working or studying, Parker enjoys playing video games. Parker's interests include small animal emergency and parasitology.

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