VCA Sinking Spring Animal Hospital

Client Services

  • Receptionist Supervisor

    Betsy 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. "

  • Receptionist

    Jamie Garipoli

    "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. "

  • Receptionist

    Cheryl Ostrowski

    "I do what I do because animals always make me feel special!"


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 AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call us immediately at 610-670-5757

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call Berks Animal Emergency & Referral Center immediately at  610-898-8425.