Receptionist SupervisorBetsy Stiefel
Betsy grew up in Wernersville, PA and graduated from Shippensburg University with a BS in Office Administration. She joined our staff in 2000, and has held various positions within our hospital. Betsy and her husband Brian have 3 grown children, Janelle, Scott, and Robbie. She enjoys volunteering with Willing Hearts Dalmatian Rescue, and going on long walks with all of her dogs.
"After graduating from college with a business degree, I worked for 4 years at my dad’s car dealership. During those 4 years I got married and when we decided to start a family, I became a stay at home mom. We raised 3 children & 2 dogs.
My kids loved to watch Animal Planet, and I watched it with them. They loved to watch Emergency Vets, and while watching that with them, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career as a veterinary technician. I brought my 2 dogs to VCA Sinking Spring & filled out an application one day.
I started here as a kennel tech, with the hopes of going to vet tech school. I received much on the job training, and soon I became a vet tech assistant. It was a busy time for me working full time & keeping up with the kids. I could never quite fit in the going back to school thing. My tech job was hard on my old knees, so when a position opened up as a receptionist, I decided to move to that job.
Moving to the reception area offers me the best of both worlds! I get to see all of the animals that come into the hospital, and also get to welcome their owners to our practice. I am excited to come to work every day! I love all of the animals and it is great to be able to talk to all of our clients. "
"Having a furry family member is life changing and without a knowledgeable, caring veterinarian team to help educate and support you as a pet owner the experience can quickly lead to frustration. This is why I love working with animals! I learn something new everyday and I am able to share what I discover with pet owners like myself.
Another part of my career which I love is working in a cat rescue. I am able to use my knowledge and experience to donate my time bottle feeding orphaned kittens. It is time consuming and exhausting but amazing at the same time. Although. I do need to admit to being a foster failure and keeping many of the squirming monsters for myself, as they quickly steal my heart. I couldn't ask for more. "
"I do what I do because animals always make me feel special!"