Newtown Square Pet Grooming & Boarding
Kennel ManagerAinslie Pagan
School: Millersville University, B.S. Biology
Ainslie joined the VCA family in November 2015 as the Hotel Manager of the Family Pet Resort and has been loving her time here! She has a bachelor's degree in biology from Millersville University and a bachelor's degree in athletic training from West Chester University. After managing and marketing for a medical office Ainslie has loved making the transition to working with animals. Animals have always been a huge part of her life. She loves being able to bring her two dogs to daycare everyday! She has a weimaraner named Stella and an english pointer named Potter.
Kennel SupervisorPatricia Fields
School: Weidner College
"I love animals. I don't consider this a job. To me this is taking care of family members. Taking care of dogs isn't what I do, its who I am. I love coming to VCA family Pet Resort everyday!" Patty has been apart of the VCA Family Pet Resort team since August 2009! She has seven years of wonderful animal care giving experience! Patty also studied accounting at Weidner College. When she is not at work she loves spending time with her Rottweiler Dante and her family and friends. She also enjoys reading, going on walks and doing puzzles.
Kennel SupervisorAmanda George
School: Delaware County Community College
Amanda has been working at VCA Family Pet Resort since August 2015 and does it all! She is one of our Kennel Supervisors as well as works in the Daycare department. Amanda is currently studying at Delaware County Community College. She values the friendships she has made working here and loves being able to be around animals on a daily basis! Amanda has two dogs at home; Nika a Siberian husky and Sienna a Pit bull/shepard mix. She also has one cat named Phoenix. When she is not working at VCA Family Pet Resort she loves going hiking, camping, making her own jewelry and spending time with her furry friends!
Kennel SupervisorJessica Quick
School: Penn State, B.S. Animal Science
"I love working here because I have been able to meet a lot of great animals and people!". Jessica is a Kennel Supervisor and has been apart of the VCA Family Pet Resort team since November 2015. Jessica has a bachelor's degree in animal science from Penn State and lots of past experience working with animals! When she is not at work she loves spending time with her dog, Cooper and riding her horse named Bernie.
Kennel AssistantFiona Carnegie
School: University of Aberdeen, Masters in Scottish Studies
Fiona has been a Daycare and Hotel Attendant at VCA Family Pet Resort for one year! She really enjoys getting to the dogs' personalities and figure out what they enjoy best about daycare. She likes to make sure that each dog is engaged, mentally and physically, during daycare so they are happy, healthy, and tired when they go home! She plans on finishing her dissertation for her MLitt and graduate! Fiona's hobbies include hiking and swimming and she has a dog named Monty!
Kennel AssistantShawna Gardler
Shawna has been a part of the VCA Family Pet Resort Family Since March 2016! Shawna is a Certified Veterinary assistant who works in our luxury pet hotel. She says her life has always revolved around animals and loves working at The family Pet Resort! Shawna has two pets of her own a dog named Dixie and a cat named Milo and loves playing with them in her spare time.
Kennel AssistantHeather Mendala
School: University of Delaware, B.S. in Animal Science
Heather has been working a VCA Family Pet Resort since December 2013 as a Daycare Attendant. She loves to teach the pets new things because it makes her feel like she has accomplished something. She also loves the satisfaction the owners get at the end of the day when their dogs go home tired! She would love to become a certified dog trainer and teach agility classes. She would also like to become pet CPR certified as well! Heather enjoys playing in a volleyball league and plays 6 nights a week!
Kennel AssistantTravis Robin
School: Penn State, Veterinary and Biomedical Science
Travis has been working at VCA Family Pet Resort since July 4,2015 and works in our hotel as well as in daycare. He has a Bachelor's degree in veterinary and biomedical sciences from Penn State. Before joining the VCA team he interned at the Philadelphia zoo as well as volunteered at many animal shelters. When he was asked why he loves working here he said, "Because I get to interact with so many different kinds of dogs on a daily basis and its awesome!". When he is not at work he loves spending time with his 8 year old pit bull Meika and 3 year old chorkie Javie!
Kennel AssistantDawn Marie Shelly
Dawn has been a Kennel Attendant at VCA Family Pet Resort since January 2016. She has always had a love for animals and working at the Family Pet Resort fulfills that love! Dawn has past experience working at another Doggy Daycare and volunteering at numerous rescues. She loves going home to her Great Dane/German Shepard/Mastiff mix dog named Beast and her cat named Belle. When she is not working Dawn loves to volunteer at animal reuses, go horse back riding, or just spend time outdoors.
Kennel AssistantJessica Sponheimer
Jessica loves working at VCA Family Pet Resort because she is able to work with animals on a daily basis. She has sais that this is the best job she has ever had! Jessica has been a part of our VCA team since February 2016 and has been loving every bit of it! At home Jessica loves spending quality time with her two dogs; Cleo a Bernese Mountain Dog and Zeus a German Shepard Mix. Jessica loves going hiking with her two dogs, horseback riding and painting.
Janice has been grooming since 1996 and has been here at the VCA Family Pet Resort since the doors opened in 2008. Janice does baths, brushes and little trims and specializes in grooming old dogs and cat nail trims. Her relationships with her clients and their dogs is vitally important to her and she will always take time out of her day to talk to them about any of their concerns.
She currently lives in Morton with her cats, Martine and Bonzo AKA "Girlfriend".
Veterinary Tech School: Harcum College
School: Median School of Allied Health, Associates
Karen McCarthy has been grooming dogs since 2008. She has been working here at the VCA Family Pet Resort since October of 2010. She grooms dogs of all shapes and sizes but especially loves grooming the big hairy dogs and has a large clientele of newfoundlands and golden retrievers.
Karen has an Associates degree in Animal Center Management from Harcum College and an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Median School of Allied Health.
She currently lives in Collingdale, PA with her black lab mix named Jetta. Jetta is an especially spoiled dog who gets to comes to work with her mom everyday!
Bobbie has been working with dogs since she was 16 in vet offices and shelters but for the last 17 years her focus has been dog grooming. She has been working here at VCA Family Pet Resort since the doors opened in 2008. Bobbie loves her job because everyday is different with dogs: they keep you on your toes and no two are alike. Bobbie has 2 cats (Snowball and Courtney), 1 guinea pig (Teddy), 2 turtles (Nemo and Crush), and 5 dogs: Pepsi (Orpei), Gage (dachshund), Roxy (terrier mix), Dexter (mix), Elsa (chihuahua). People always ask Bobbie, “why would I want so many animals at home when you work with dogs all day?” But for Bobbie, animals are her life and always have been.
Diane, the VCA Family Pet Resort Grooming Salon Manager, has been grooming dogs since 1969. While many consider her to be a expert in grooming the Standard Poodle, she considers her area of expertise to be the terrier. Over the years she has groomed several champion show dogs, and currently grooms a champion Irish Setter. Diane loves a challenge and is always willing to work with dogs that are not so fond of grooming. Diane has a loyal following of clients for whom she has been grooming their dogs for at least 30 years but she is always happy to welcome in new furry friends!. No matter the breed of dog, you will never be upset with a groom done by Diane!
Diane lives in West Chester with her dog Bogus, a Jack Russel Terrier.