1 of 9 »
Client Service ManagerDonna Interrante
School: Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing & St Joesphs University
Donna is a born and bred Philly girl who graduated from West Philadelphia Catholic Girls High School. After graduation she attended Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing and St. Joseph's University. Donna spent the majority of her career in the human medical profession but her passion for animals began as a child on her grandparent's farm in upstate Pennsylvania.
For the past fifteen plus years, Donna began volunteering with local rescues in both the City of Philadelphia and then in Delaware County when she moved to Springfield in 1999. In 2005, Donna founded a non-profit rescue of her own , after seeing the shortcomings and frustrations born of the "save the world mentality" so prevalent in the animal rescue community. Donna followed her dream and decided that saving strays, one at a time, may never change the world, but for that animal in need, she could indeed change their world. Today, her organization, Purrfect Paws Rescue, lives by that creed and literally thousands of abandoned and abused strays have found loving homes. Donna is President of Purrfect Paws but knows that the success of her organization is the result of the strong, committed group of volunteers she is both blessed and honored to have lead the "charge". You can read more about PurrFect Paws Rescue at www.purrfectpawsrescue.com
Working in the field of rescue, not only with the animals, but with the wonderful pet owners that she connected with helped form another dream on Donna's horizon. Her innate compassion and skills from her medical background combined with her dedication to animals led her down a new career path and brought her to VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital in 2012. Donna's passion for people and the pets they love has made her position as the Patient Outreach Coordinator & Client Service Manager the perfect fit and is also now the Front Desk Manager. Donna can always be heard saying that she cannot remember a time when she truly enjoyed coming to work everyday like she does now. It's her dream job and she loves her work. Much like her feelings about her organization, she knows she is both blessed and humbled, to be part of such a dedicated team of professionals with an amazing passion for animal care and client service.
Donna shares her home with four rescued bulldogs, her rescued kitties and at any given time a foster kitten or... two or three. Donna spends her free time doing mobile adoptions days on weekends and treasures the times she gets to see family.
Why I do what I do: I could always be found in the barn or sheep pens or rolling in the mud with the piglets (much to the chagrin of my mom) when spending time there. One could find every neighborhood stray being fed and hanging out at her childhood row-house ( once again testing my mom's patience) and thus began my love affair with "rescue". I truly enjoy making our clients happy and seeing their faces when their pet is going home with them. I knew after trying out at nursing that this is what I was here to do, to help stray pet's find homes and make sure they were fed. Her goal is to make sure all of our clients were happy when they leave our practice.
Special Note: Donna has only been with us for a short time but has brought so much to our practice. She now is our Patient Outreach Coordinator and has also taken on the responsibility as our front desk manager. Her communication skills and personality has sent so many happy clients home wanting to come back just to receive more of her smile and compassion. The relationship with her clients doesn't just end at the visit but instead she creates a bond with all clients she comes in contact with and they will continue to call her just to say hello. She is an amazing team member and we couldn't deliver the great medicine we do with out her great communication skills, care and compassion.
Client ServiceAdrienne Gallo
Adrienne started working for VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital in May of 2013, She graduated from college in 2012 and is now pursuing goals and dreams in the medical field.
Why I do what I do: I love knowing that VCA is a place where individuals trust us to care for their family pets. I’m so in love with my babies, Diesel and Buju Banton, and I understand how important that trust is.
Special Note: Adrienne just joined our family this year but has already made her mark within our hospital. She has the spunk, drive and ambition to conquer anything she sets her sights on, she's quite a ball of fire. We enjoy just looking at her and seeing that smile that is on her face on a daily basis. If you want to laugh just hold a conversation with her, she enjoys making people laugh and we enjoying watching her in action.
Client ServiceMonica Leahy
Monica has always had a passion to work with animals. She started working in the kennel at VCA Old Marple when she was sixteen and worked with animals ever since. She has always had animals in her household from guinea pigs, rabbits to dogs. She helped out with doing animal therapy with special needs children and it was a great experience for her. She recently graduated from Neumann University in May and will be attending graduate school in the future.
Why I do what I do: I just love being able to help patients and putting a smile on our clients faces when we make their pet all better. I know animals will always be a big part of my life.
Special Note: Monica started here at a very young age and then moved on to other opportunities but then came back to us, in which we were very lucky to have her return. She is an amazing person and team member. You couldn't ask for anything better.
1 of 5 »
Client ServiceKim Matsko
Kim grew up in Broomall, Pa and attended Marple Newtown High School. After graduation in 2009 she proceeded on to North Carolina to continue her education while working on an internship competing and retraining retired race horses. In her free time she loves spending her free time lounging around the pool with her dogs who are avid swimmers (Chase, Charlie and Chloe). She also enjoys riding and competing her horse "Spike" and training other horses. In addition to her crew she also has two cats "Bentley & Cinnamon". Kim wasn't new to our family, she was a client of ours with her family for the past 15 years.
Why I do what I do: I decided I wanted to work at a small animal hospital to expand my knowledge from large animals to small animals. I ALWAYS knew what to do when my horse was hurt, but when my small animals decided to get hurt I wouldn’t know where to start.
Special Note: Kim has been with our family for quite some time and has shown compassion and care to every pet she comes into contact with. Kim is an amazing part of our team and we look forward to her being with us for years to come.
Client ServiceStephanie Warner
Stephanie grew up in a small town in Berks county Boyertown. She recently moved to Holmes, Pa with her two children Connor (17) and Brooke (15) and her fiancé. After 17 years in a corporate office I chose to take a break enjoy a year off and get to know Delaware county which was much of an adjustment leaving apple orchards, cow farms as my neighbors to city life. I knew to make the adjustment easier we had to get a dog, and Zoe it was!! She is a really silly dog but I love her dearly.
Why I do what I do: I decided I wanted to work one on one with clients and found VCA to be the perfect choice. Getting to know the pets as they grow and continue to come in I never realized how rewarding of a job this could be.
Special Note: Stephanie started at the front desk but now you will hear her answering the phones since she moved to our communication room. She loves interacting with our clients and the pets but you will never find her not laughing it up with one of our clients or her team mates. She was a blessing to us and we enjoy just seeing her happy face daily.
Barbara started working at VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital in July 2012. She was born and raised in Ridley Township and still resides there today. She graduated from Ridley High School in Folsom Pa and then attended Cabrini College and graduated with a business degree. She is the mother of three beautiful children; Meghan, Moira and Liam as well as three cats; Monkey, Inky and Smudge. After a successful career in Corporate America as a Client Relationship Manager dealing in Equity Compensation she decided to take a couple years off to raise her kids. When she decided to return to work she followed her dream to work with animals and ended up at VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital. When she's not working she enjoys her time with her children, reading a good book, listening to music, going to the movies and dining out.
Why I do what I do: I get to do the two things I love most; working with the public and their incredible pets. Every day I get to see animals loved and healed by VCA Old Marple’s incredible doctors and the rest of the VCA Old Marple staff. What could be more rewarding then seeing the unconditional love that animals give to their families on a daily basis.
Special Note: Barbara has the care and concern for every pet that she comes into contact with. She enjoys working with our clients and is always so patient and kind with every one of them. She has a heart of gold and will do anything for you and is known to go out of her way to help. We're very fortunate she has joined our team and our family.
Alec grew up in Newville, PA. a graduate from Mechanicsburg High School and is now attending West Chester University for Anthropology. He has been around or had animals of all shapes and sizes. He is a cat lover as he owns three amazing cats Sydney, Scarlett, and Tabatha. However, growing up around nothing but farm fields and wooded areas you encounter every type of animal Pennsylvania has to offer. He has worked for VCA since august 2012.
Why I do what I do: Ever since I was little I have had a soft spot for animals. On top of that I love working with people. So to get to see animals and their owners leave happy and healthy, it doesn’t get any better then that for me.
Special Note: Alec has been with our family since 2012 and he continues to amaze us with his passion and concern for all types of animals and their owners. He has been a wonderful addition to our practice and family.