Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Nicole Cougle, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Harcum College

    Nicole received her degree in veterinary technology from Harcum College and has been working as a licensed veterinary technician at VCA Neshaminy since 2009. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family/friends and her Pit Bull mix, Luna. Nicole is also a big fan of local sporting events- Go Phillies, Flyers, Sixers and Union!


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Stefanie Meehan
    Veterinary Tech School: Harcum College


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Marie Meehan
    Veterinary Tech School: Manor College

    Marie recently gave birth to her first child, Zachary! In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, walking and reading. Marie's special interests include surgery, animal behavior and preventive care. Marie joined VCA Neshaminy in 2009.


  • Technician

    Julia Natal

    Growing up, Julia’s was fascinated by her father’s and grandmother’s stories of raising orphaned wildlife and farm animals in the Appalachian Mountains. It bestowed empathy and appreciation for animals in a young child. Her family indulged her passion for animals, allowing her to have parakeets, rabbits, and ferrets. She began working around animals in a drive through Safari. Following that, she had worked and volunteered in several facets of the animal care community from administrative, emergency animal response, socialization of feral cats and kittens, rehabbing wildlife, exotic animal care, and teaching Humane education, to owning her own accredited pet sitting service. She is now proud to be working amongst the excellent medical care team at VCA Neshaminy. Julia’s family includes her husband, three daughters, and four cats that allow the humans to live with them. She teaches dance, loves the beach, wildlife, gardening, time with her family, traveling, and Flyers hockey.


  • Technician

    Mary Pat Nugent

    Mary Pat enjoys spending time with loved ones, walking, reading, gardening and traveling. Her family includes three sons, one grandson, a boxer named Tripper and a couple of white kitties! Mary Pat has worked as a technician for over 20 years.


  • Technician

    Joan Pedrick

    Joan has worked as a treatment technician since 2006. Joan's special interests include surgery, radiology, pain management and critical care. In her spare time, Joan enjoys spending time with her family, especially shopping with her grand kids. She also enjoys the beach. Joan rescued her Pomeranian, Roxie 2 years ago and has been a great addition to her family.


  • Technician

    Lisa Schreiner

    Lisa joined VCA Neshaminy in 2006 as a technician and part-time groomer. Lisa's special interests include surgery, radiology and dentistry. Lisa enjoys spending time with her German Short-Haired Pointer, Jerzee.


  • Technician

    Yarko Sydor

    Yarko's special interests include radiology and dentistry. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, skiing and biking. Yarko joined VCA in 1999.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Natalia Fogelstrom
    School: Veritas University Veterinary School in Costa Rica

    Natalia graduated in 2014 from Veritas University School in Costa Rica and then moved to the United States and became part of our team.  She works as a Veterinary Assistant.  She enjoys taking care of the pets when they stay in the kennel and assisting in the treatment area.  Natalia got married in October 2014 and she lives with her husband in Bensalem.  She has a dog in Costa Rica named Leo a handsome Golden Retriever that she misses very much but her and her husband will be adopting a new soon.  Natalia's friendly demeanor and relaxed attitude puts everyone at ease.  Natalia challenges herself everyday to learn new tasks as she works towards becoming a Veterinarian in the United States.                                                                                                                                                                 


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Katy Paulits


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Samantha Softly
    School: East Stroudsburg University, B.S. Biology

    Samantha recently graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in Biology. She grew up and is still a current Doylestown resident along with her cat Gizmo. Samantha loves to travel, volunteer at the Fonthill Castle museum, read, and draw.

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