Technician SupervisorLexi .
Veterinary Tech School: Harcum College
School: Lebanon Valley College, Bachelors Degree of Science
Lexi joined VCA Detwiler in 2012 as a Certified Veterinary Technician and shortly after went on to become the Veterinary Technician Supervisor.
She has been a practicing veterinary technician for over 15 years. She graduated from Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA and went on to take the national veterinary techinican exam where she earned her Veterinary Technician Degree. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Science from Lebanon Valley College. She shares her home with her husband, 3 children, 3 kitties and 3 very active dogs.
A Special Note from Lexi: Ever since I was a little girl I have loved all kinds of animals and knew that I wanted a job working with them when I grew up. Now that I am grown I love animals even more and wouldn't dream of working in any other field. Being a veternary technician allows me to help animals in so many ways. I know that each day I come to work I am making adifference in an animals' life in some way or another and that makes me feels complete. Animals have taught me how to love, strive, fight and be passionate about my job. Everytime I come to work I strive to increase the human animal bond. I treat evey client and patient that comes through the hospital as if I was in their shoes and would want to be treated with compassion and kindness.
My passion in veterinay medicine is emergency medicine. I love a challenge, even in the day-to-day activites, from discovering what is wrong to forming a treatment plan and the follow through. Learning about medicine and science has always intrigued me, from learning about organ systems to the parasites that infect them. I enjoy meeting new people - especially people that love their pets as much as I love mine. In the veterinary field, it's not just about helping animals, but also helping their people. I enjoy the fast pace and challanging cases that can make a difference. Nothing is more rewarding then being able to save the life of an animal and giving it back to the owner healthy and happy.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianEmily Bouret
Veterinary Tech School: Lagurdia Community College
School: Suny Canton, Associates in Applied Science
Emily started working with animals in 2004 while she was in school earning her license. Emily worked in an animal hospital in New York City, in 2006, were she gained a lot of great experience and became that hospitals first licensed technician. Emily recently moved from New York to Reading were she became a member of the VCA family. She currently lives in the city of Reading with her fiance, Juan and their dogs Marteeni and Mojito and their kitty Leilah. Emily is also bilingual fluent in Spanish.
Why I do what I do:
I chose this career path because of course I love animals, but mainly I wanted a rewarding job in which I can make a difference.
Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh
Frank joined the VCA Detwiler family in the spring of 2014. He grew up in the West Oak Lane area of Philadelphia and he is a graduate of the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh where he earned his Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. Frank is an 8yr vetern of the United States Air Force. He served as an Aerospace Propulsion Mechanic. Frank also served in Iraq in 2007.
A special note from Frank: I chose a career in the veterinary field because it allows me to help animals and people at the same time. I would not be where I am today if it was not for the help of the people in my life and the love of animals. In my opinion, becoming a veterinary technician is the best way for me to pay it forward.
Veterinary AssistantLaura Kokolus
School: Albright College, Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies and Studio Art
Laura joined the VCA Detwiler family in the Fall of 2013. She graduated from Albright College in Reading PA, where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies and Studio Art.
A special note from Laura: I love helping any and all types of animals. I feel that I can be their voice and that makes it a much more rewarding experience for me. It's funny, but sometimes I feel that I understand the animals that I care for more than the people I interact with. I have hopes to one day work with rehabilitating endangered animals.