Technician SupervisorCindy Eckenrode
Cindy began working for our clinic in August 2000. She originally joined the staff as a member of our reception team, then eventually moved into nursing and her current position as technician supervisor.
The mother of one daughter, 3 dogs, a cat and 8 chickens, Cindy can be found gardening, riding her motorcycle, kayaking and doing horse-related activities in her spare time.
"I enjoy working with animals as well as the people who love them," says Cindy. "My favorite thing is to see the expression on a client's face when they come to pick up their pet from surgery or after a hospital stay. They're so happy and it warms my heart."
Prior to joining our staff in 2001, Lorie worked as a technician for another local animal hospital. Now with over 25 years of experience in veterinary health care, Lorie has mastered her technical skills, especially in the area of laboratory procedures.
Reading, hiking with her dogs and studying wolf and canine behavior are just a few of the things Lorie enjoys in her free time. She has had a menagerie of pets throughout her life--sheep included!--and her favorite dog breed is the Belgian Sheepdog. Several years ago, she raised a young possum, rehabbed him from a tail injury and released him back into the wild.
Of her work with animals, Lorie says: "I have had dogs and cats all my life and I grew up loving all their different personalities. I couldn't imagine doing anything else."
Jamie began her veterinary career as a kennel tech and through hard work and determination she has gotten herself where she is today. Jamie is a go-getter, but she is also a goofball at heart. Being able to help animals in need is her true passion and she also helps with multiple rescues in need.
She loves the outdoors and has a great joy of photography, volleyball and doing dock dog jumping with her dog Jag. Besides spending time with family and friends, Jamie hangs out with her husband and their four dogs, Walker, Drake, Jag and Bentley.
"I do what I do for a living because animals are my life," says Jamie. "Ever since I was a kid I knew this was my calling and I've always wanted to be their voice."
Technician Julia Sheffer joined the VCA Charles London staff in December 2015. Julia grew up in Stewartstown and graduated from New Freedom Christian School in 2013. After that, she enrolled at YTI Career Institute, where she completed the veterinary technician program in 2015.
An animal lover all her life, Julia's current collection of pets includes 1 dog, 2 cats, 3 goats . . . and a tarantula!
"I have always enjoyed being around animals, and have known for some time that I wanted a career where I could work with them every day. Even though I am new to the field of veterinary medicine, I am enjoying each day and the variety of experiences the job brings."
Jackie joined our nursing staff in April 2003 after moving to York from her hometown of Carteret, New Jersey. Her years of experience shine through her technical skills and compassion for our patients.
Jackie has several pets, including an English toy spaniel named Clancy, 3 cats and a horse named Slick. In her spare time, Jackie devotes much of her time to horseback riding, gardening and reading.
"I could not imagine doing any other kind of work," says Jackie. "Every day presents new challenges and great rewards. I really enjoy the laboratory work we do, as well as being a part of the therapy that brings an ill or injured patient relief and recovery."