Hospital ManagerJennifer Hufnagle
School: Colorado State University
With an insatiable need to be where the wild things are, Jennifer left her urban Philadelphia roots behind to pursue her passion - wildlife biology. Armed with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado, she began her professional pursuits as a research associate at the department of Environmental and Radiological Health. After dedicating her time and energy toward understanding the impact of space on cancer cells, Jennifer decided to focus her efforts on impacting the ecosystem on earth. As a field technician and rehabilitator at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Center, Jennifer worked tirelessly to rehabilitate and reintroduce raptors into the wild. Just like her winged counterparts, within a few years, Jennifer was ready to spread her wings and return to her native habitat. Upon returning to Philadelphia, Jennifer managed a local emergency animal hospital prior to joining VCA as a communications manager at one of our sister hospitals and then had the opportunity to join VCA West Shore as the Hospital Manager and has now moved to VCA Smoketown. When she’s not developing customer and pet centric solutions for VCA West Shore Animal Hospital, Jennifer can be found kicking a soccer ball around the local fields of center-city Philadelphia or hiking the trails of Pennsylvania with her five dogs.
Why I do what I do:
I find great personal and professional fulfillment in working in the veterinary hospital industry.I am passionate about creating business processes and practices that provide better experiences for the clients and their pets.
Assistant ManagerBarb Rodruan
Veterinary Tech School: Harcum College
Barb has been at VCA Smoketown since 2007. She graduated from Harcum College and has been at Smoketown since. She enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine from surgery and patient care to client communication. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and dog Roxanne. “I do what I do because this career field is the perfect fit for me. I love the science of medicine, the patient care and the long term relationship I develop with the clients.”
Office ManagerRebecca Wild
Rebecca has been with us since 2005. Before coming to VCA Smoketown, she worked at VCA Bridgeport Animal Hospital as a kennel assistant. She joined our team here at Smoketown as a client service representative which eventually turned into her being the client service supervisor. She now has stepped into the office manager position where she has a wide range of responsibility from client visit callbacks to auditing. She says “the best part of my job is reaching out to pet parents after their appointments to make sure their pets are doing well and they don’t have any further concerns.” In her spare time Rebecca enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
'"I do what I do because I have always had a love for animals. With animals, you get to experience unconditional love and a whole new and interesting world of medicine."
Purchasing/Pharmacy ManagerSue Perrotta
Sue has been working at VCA Smoketown since 2002. She divides her time between being a veterinary assistant and being the purchasing manager. She makes sure the hospital has all the medications and tools we need to run our day to day operations. In her spare time Sue enjoys spending time with friends and her 2 dogs.
"I do what I do here at VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital because I love the diversity of every day. Because I am a part of so many of the day to day operations I get to experience a different way to help our patients every day."