VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Lynn Mull

    Lynn has been in the veterinary field for 16 years and at Smoketown since 1996. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is neonatal care and reproduction. She lives on a small farm with her husband, 3 daughters, 3 dogs, 4 cats and 50+ goats. In her free time Lynn enjoys showing goats, getaways with her husband and spending time outside with her kids and animals.

  • Technician Supervisor

    Barb R.
    Veterinary Tech School: Harcum College

    Barb has been with VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital since 2007. She graduated as a certified Veterinary Technician in 2008 from Harcum College. She became the Technician Supervisor in 2013 and really enjoys assisting the technicians in reaching their full potential. Barb stays active in yoga, boxing, running and keeping up with her daughter! In her down time she enjoys eating out and watching movies. Barb has a boxer and cavalier kings charles spaniel and a cat.

    " I attended college orginally for human nursing. Close to my graduation date I realized that just was not the perfect fit for me. When I did some career research I discovered Veterinary Medicine. I do what I do because Veterinary Medicine fills my need for a career that involves the science of medicine while giving me the opportunity to provide animals the best care available to them".


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jennifer Esworthy
    Veterinary Tech School: Harcum College

    Jen has been with VCA Smoketown since 2004. She gradutated in 1995 from Harcum College. Prior to becoming part of the Smoketown team she was an Arabic Linguist in the United States Airforce 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 or upmost respect."


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jackiee Laukhuff
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kyla 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."


  • Technician

    Tara Alexander

    Growing up, Tara always had a passion for all animals and living things. After working at the local animal shelter for many years she started as a veterinary technician for VCA in 2006. Originally she started at the Bridgeport location for 6 years and helped in many areas of the hospital including kennel and reception duties. Tara says "the best part about her job is helping patients be healthy, happy and comfortable". Currently she has 6 cats, 1 Boa Constrictor and an Uromastyx Lizard. In her free time she enjoys music, art, muscle and classic cars, cooking,anything to do with the outdoors and being with her loved ones.

    " I do what I do because I love to interact with patients and make them comfortable and healthy. I enjoy learning new things and in Veterinary Medicine there is always something to learn. Animals have always been a huge part of my life and I feel very lucky and grateful to be able to work here."


  • Technician

    Julie Brunner

    Julie has been working at VCA Smoketown since May 2011. Her special interests are critical care, phlebotomy and client services. When she is not working Julie enjoys reading, painting, making jewelry, spending time with friends & family. Julie has 2 pugs Rooter & Mister Man,  a terrier Mix, Elle and 3 cats Abby, Gretta and Fuzzbuzz.

    " I have always felt a special connection with animals. I find my position here at VCA  Smoketown Animal Hospital to be very rewarding because I get the very important task of helping to educte clients about their pet's health."


  • Technician

    Kristin Norris

    Kristin has been with VCA Smoketown for over 4 years, in her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking & being outdoors. Kristin has a Dachshund, Slinky and a Catahula mix, Malie.

  • Technician

    Lauren Reardon
    Veterinary Tech School: Vet Tech Institute

    Lauren has been with VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital for over a year, her special interests are Preventive Care and Appointments. Lauren has a a Pitbull mix, Hendrix.

  • Technician

    Beth Loper

    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." 


  • Technician

    Nicole Williams

    Nicole works part time as a technician and also helps out in our Canine Rehabilitation department.

  • Technician

    Corey Pierce

    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."


  • Technician

    Theresa Attinger

    Theresa has been with VCA Smoketown for over 7 years. Theresa has 2 dogs and enjoys spending time with her family.

  • Technician

    Tina Bastian
    School: Arolsen (Germany) Technical Drafting

    Tina has been with VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital for over 13 years. Tina's special interests include surgery, radiology, dentistry and behavior. In her spare time Tina enjoys gardening, hiking, photograpy, music, art and mushrooming.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Stacia Zimmerman

    Stacia has been working at VCA Smoketown for over 11 years, Stacia is a veterinary assistant and also helps out in the kennel. In her spare time Stacia enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 boys, gardening, cooking & her dogs.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Sue Perrotta

    Sue has been working at VCA Smoketown for over 8 years. In her spare time Sue enjoys spending time with friends & her 2 dogs.
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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 717-394-5542

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call Pets Emergency immediately at 717-295-7387

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