VCA Northside Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Joy Balas, C.V.T.
    Veterinary Tech School: Lehigh County/Northampton County Area Community College
    School: Cedar Crest College, B.S.

    Joy graduated from Cedar Crest college in 2006 with her B.S. She decided to attend Lehigh County/Northampton County Community College to obtain her certification in Animal technology. Joy graduated and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2006. Upon graduation she started at VCA Northside and got promoted to Technical Supervisor in 2008.

  • Technician

    Allison Webb
    Veterinary Tech School: Northampton County/Lehigh County

    Allison has been working as a veterinary technician for VCA Northside since 2004. She graduated from Lehigh Carbon Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science for Veterinary Technicians in 2005. She has a Shetland Sheepdog, Nikki, and two cats, Bobbie McGee and Cooper.

  • Technician

    Kristin Choate

  • Technician

    Nicole Smith
    School: Penn State University, B.S.

    Nicole has been working in the vet industry for 19 years. She graduated from Penn State University in 1996 with a B.S. in Animal BioScience. She has been working at VCA Northside for 11 years as a vet tech. She lives in Upper Macungie Township with her husband, Bill, and daughters Lillian, 8, and Victoria, 3. Nicole also lives with a Rottweiler named Magnus, a cat named Maxx and Gobo, a chinchilla.

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.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, call Valley Central Emergency Veterinary Hospital at 610-435-5588.  They are located at 210 Fullerton Avenue, Whitehall, Pa.  18052.