Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Lesley Kroon
    School: Delaware Valley College, BS

    Lesley has been a valued team member here since 2003. She was promoted from technician to technical supervisor in 2010. Lesley is a very compassionate, dedicated, hard working employee. Lesley owns 3 pets. Daisy, a Collie Mix, and 2 cats Zaius and Tootie.

    "Growing up, I've had pets as long as I can remember-though they were a bit untraditional (white ducks and mallards).  From there I have had rabbits, birds fish, a turtle , dogs, and cats as memebers of my family.  I enjoy working with animals and like being a part of ensuring others' family members are healthy.   I find it rewarding to interact with owners and their pets."

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Terri Pardee
    Veterinary Tech School: Delaware Tech
    School: Delaware Tech, Associates Degree

    "I can’t imagine not having animals in my life.  Born and raised on the Eastern Shore, I am the fourth of five girls.  I spent the first 5 years of my life in Berlin, MD on a pony farm.  We then became the typical Delmarva family by moving to a chicken farm (ugh!) in Laurel, DE.  Besides chickens, we also had horses, goats, a milk cow, a pot-bellied pig, chinchillas, peacocks, sheep, llamas, dogs, cats, and even an emu!  After graduating from Delmar High School, I received my Associates degree from Delaware Tech and shortly thereafter became a licensed Vet Tech.  I have been practicing in this field for over 20 years, and I love what I do!  Educating clients on proper health care for their furry 4-legged children is what is most rewarding about my job."

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jessica Bowden

    Jessica joined our team in February 2012.  She has worked as a technician for 3 years.  Jessica loves animals and finds that being a technician is very rewarding.  She has three pets of her own.  2 cats Oreo and Pickles, and 1 spoiled dog Emma.  When Jessica is not working she spends her time with her 2 wonderful children.  She enjoys walking and going to truck & tractor pulls and mud bogs.

    "When I was a little girl I lived on a farm so we were always getting stray animals.
    I would always take them in and feed them and give them a lot of love.
    The sick ones I would do my best to nurse back to health. I eventually got the
    Nickname Ellie Clampett. My passion for animals eventually led me to become a
    Veterinary Technician. Which I Have found to be very rewarding."