Veterinary Tech School: Great Lakes Institute of Technology
Shannon was born and raised in Erie, PA. Shannon attended Great Lakes Institute of Technology where she earned her certification as a Veterinary Assistant in 2001. Shannon worked at Union City Pet Hospital in Union City, PA for 6 1/2 years before moving to Norristown, PA. She began working for VCA East Norriton Animal Hospital in December 2008. Shannon attends Montgomery County Community College to pursue a degree in nursing. Shannon spends her free time with her boyfriend, Phil, his daughter, Anna, Boston Terrier, Maggie, and Doberman Pinscher, Mason. Why I do what I do: When I was about 8 years old, we took my first cat- a sweet little stray that showed up at our door - to the veterinarian to get vaccines. I remember telling my mom while we were there that I wanted to be just like the ladies helping the doctor. I've always had a passion for animals and the desire to work with them. There's just something about helping a pet that can't speak up or help themselves to feel better that is truly rewarding. I've always had a pet of some sort growing up, 2 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit and a hamster, and now I have a sweet little Boston Terrier named Maggie who is the goofiest pup I know. She has been cleverly nicknamed "Piggy" by Dr. Phelan because she snorts so much, she likes to do tricks for anyone that will give her treats, will play ball until she passes out, and has the toothiest grin that makes everyone smile. I love that I can provide the same compassion and care for other peoples' pets that I would want for my own, because they truly do leave paw prints on our hearts.
Holly became a member of the staff at VCA in June 2011. She grew up in Plymouth Meeting, PA. She now lives in Roxborough, PA with her 2 cats, Dexter and Shita and her daughter Ella Mae. Holly has worked side by side with many local animal rescue programs. The education of animal care and concern is an important focus for Holly. Whenever there is an animal in need she will do whatever it takes to make sure that the animal is protected. In her free time she enjoys camping, being outdoors, spending time with her cats and film. Why I do what I do: Since I can remember I always knew I wanted to work with animals, to be bale to offer the best care and improve an animal's quality of life is very important to me. To be able to form a bond with clients as well as their pet and treat them with the compassion and understanding that they deserve is very rewarding and I couldn't imagine doing anything different.