VCA Detwiler Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Lexi .
    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.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Laura 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.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


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Emergency Care

WE SEE EMERGENCIES DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:   Please call us immediately at 610.777.6546


Berks Animal Emergency & Referral Center 

ph. 610.775.7535

400 W. Lancaster Ave.

Shillington, PA 19607


Metropolitan Veterinary Associates & Emergency Services

ph. 610.666.1050

2626 Van Buren Avenue

Norristown, PA 19403


PETS Emergency Treatment Services

ph. 717.295.7387

930 N Queen Street

Lancaster, PA 17603