Receptionist SupervisorEileen Barthmaier
Eileen was raised in Mayfair Philadelphia and graduated from St. Hubert's Catholic High School. She joined our team in 1995 as a receptionist and holds the position as our reception supervisor. She really enjoys working with animals and their owners and has a special interest in great customer service. She may be loving on your pet's when you come in but she also receives lots of love from her two furry friends; "Kimba" who is a pitbull and "Gemini" who is a blue nose pitbull. She also enjoys reading in her spare time and is always counting down the time to start reading her next book.
Why I do what I do: I wholeheartedly love animals and the pet parents. It gives me such joy to see our happy customers leave our practice with their pet in tow and them feeling at ease because we just helped their pet.
Special Note: Eileen is quite a gem. We couldn't do what we do everyday without her help. The compassion and care that she shows every pet is something that is heartwarming for anyone to see. She is a huge part of our team and a huge asset to our practice.
Receptionist SupervisorPeggy Bellerjeau
Peggy grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated from the Penn Center Academy. She joined our team in 1997 and currently holds the position as one of our reception supervisors. When she's not helping the many pets she comes in contact with and their pet parents she enjoys spending time at home with "Ashlyn" her one year old domestic short hair silver tabby. She also enjoys just kicking back and enjoying life and has a passion for reading and watching great movies.
Why I do what I do: I knew from an early age that I wanted to help pet's just like they have always helped me. It doesn't matter what type of day you're having they always find time to show and give you that unconditional love. I also really enjoy helping in educating our clients on health awareness for every pet and just trying to do my part in making their lives a little easier so they don't have to bare the pain that I see some of our clients go through when they have a sick or ill pet.
Special Note: Peggy has been a huge asset to our team. She enjoys spending time with our customers and making sure that we deliver the very best to every patient and our pet parents.
Client ServiceChristine Helverson
Veterinary Tech School: Manor College
Chris joined the VCA Knightswood team in August of 2014. Ever since she was a child she knew her career choice would involve animals. People in this field have an undeniable passion for animals of all kinds. Chris graduated from Manor College with a degree in Veterinary Technology, becoming a certified technician in 1993. She has been using her knowledge, skills, experience, and heart to help our furry friends for many years and looks forward to doing so for many more.
Client ServiceDarci Kelly
Darci has been with the VCA Knightswood team for about 7 years. She has always enjoyed learning new things about animals and educating their owners. Darci has two little girls, Aubrey and Delaney, and two fur babies, "Murray" and "Sookie". Darci is always teaching her daughters to be animal lovers, just like herself. She has a great way with animals and their families.