Technician SupervisorCassie Baez, LVT
Cassie Joined our team at VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital in 2015. She graduated from YTI's veterinary technician program. She has two dogs Stanley and Zoey along with a cat named Lilly. "I chose to be a veterinary technician because I have always had a deep passion for working with animals so it's only natural that I found myself here at VCA Smoketown."
Certified Veterinary TechnicianCourtney Zook
Courtney Lives in York, PA and graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in February 2011. She became certified in August 2011. She previously worked at VCA West Shore before joining our team here at VCA Smoketown in 2016. She has 1 fur baby named Ellie who is a schnauzer mix. She’s most interested in surgery and dental procedures.
“I do what I do because I have always had a love for animals and I enjoy learning about the medical side of taking care of and treating animals.”
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianJackiee Birbas
Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute
Jackiee started at VCA Smoketown in 2008 after graduating from the Vet Tech Institute. She enjoys anesthesia, surgery and emergency medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, going to concerts, the beach, hiking, traveling and trying new foods.
"I do what I do because I love medicine and animals, it was the right career path for me. I love a challenge and to be able to help an animal that can't communicate what is hurting them is a great rewarding challenge."
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianJessica Denlinger
Jessica has been at VCA Smoketown since 2013 as a kennel assistant and as of July 2016 she stepped into her role as a certified Veterinary Technician. In her free time she enjoys her family, going swimming, hiking and boating.
"I do what I do because I have always enjoyed being surrounded by animals and wanted to be able to make them feel better, as well as care for them and make them feel loved while their owners are away."
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianJennifer Esworthy
Veterinary Tech School: Harcum College
Jen has been with VCA Smoketown since 2004. She graduated in 1995 from Harcum College. Prior to becoming part of the VCA Smoketown team she was an Arabic Linguist in the United States Air force for six years. Jen's time is filled with her husband and two children, Teagan and Marley, as well as her fur family Abby, Zoey and Spiderman.
"I do what I do, because I want to be a part of making a difference in the lives of all animals. They are so innocent just like children and deserve our utmost respect."
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianKyla Ward
Veterinary Tech School: Harcum College
School: Penn State University, BS
Kyla has been with VCA Smoketown since 2008. She earned her BA from Penn State prior to attending Harcum College. In her spare time Kyla likes to watch movies & Football, work part time on a dairy farm and spend time with her family and friends. Kyla has a pitbull named Penny.
" I am a Vet Tech because I enjoyed science as a kid and starting in college I got envolved with animals both large and small. I enjoyed the production side of large animal, but small animal science was for me."
Theresa has been with VCA Smoketown since 2001. She provides our surgery and hospitalized patients with the extra care they require. Theresa enjoys spending time with her family and pets.
" I do what I do because I enjoy caring for the animals as if they were my own."
Beth has been with VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital since 2004. Beth has special interests in Surgery, Radiology, Customer Service, Dentistry, Exotics, Zoonitic Diseases & Pain Management. In her spare time Beth enjoys Photography, Painting, Reading, Reptile Rescue/Education and Pug Rescue.
"I do what I do because I love that Veterinary Medicine is forever evolving. As I work in our dentistry department I am able to use my skills and knowledge to keep current in dentistry."
Kristin has been with VCA Smoketown since 2007. Her love for animals has directed her life into this field and she has never looked back. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking & being outdoors. Kristin has a Dachshund, Slinky and a pit bull Kona.
" I do what I do because I am lucky enough to help pets recover and maintain a healthy long life."
Corey has been working at VCA Smoketown since 2003. Corey started here in the kennel & is now a technician. He has been a member of the Air National Guard since 2005 and has deployed twice. in his free time, Corey enjoys sailing, hiking, hunting,camping and traveling. When not at work, Corey can usually be found on the water, whether that be boating, fishing, swimming, or Scuba diving.
" Being a part of the team that makes a pet better when they leave our hospital makes me love what I do. I feel like I can be a part of so many pets lives doing what I do."
Veterinary Tech School: CTC Veterinary Assistant Program
David Graduated in 2015 from Lancaster CTC Veterinary Assistant Program. He started an internship here at VCA Smoketown in April 2015 and was hired on as a kennel assistant in May 2015. As of August 2016 he has moved into the position as a Veterinary Technician.
“I do what I do because I find the world of veterinary medicine an exciting and ever changing field.”
Beth began her formal career as a Veterinary Technician in 1985. She started at VCA Bridgeport Animal Hospital in 2005, and in 2012 she joined the VCA Smoketown Team. In her spare time Beth enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with her pets and grandchildren. She currently has quail, turkeys, ducks, chickens, rabbits, and a beagle named Annie.
"I do what I do because as a child, I was an avid fan of "Lassie". My mother says I would cry during every episode. Growing up, we had a neighbor who was a veterinarian and I was involved in the animal welfare field from a young age. This job is a mystery, a joy and a constant learning experience. And yes, sometimes I still cry."
Nicole has worked at Smoketown since 2001. She is a part time technician and also part of our Canine Rehabilitation department. In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer, spending time with her family, husband David and 2 daughters Madison and Ava.
"I do what I do because I enjoy educating clients, working with the animals and helping pets recover after a surgery. My passion is working in the rehab department, because I am vital part of helping pets resume their normal activity after a procedure."
Veterinary AssistantSue Perrotta
Sue has been working at VCA Smoketown since 2002. 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."