Client Service Representative
Jen has been an integral part of the STAH family since 1997, but she has worked in the veterinary industry since 1981. Jen is originally from Maryland, and she moved to Pennsylvania in 1988 after also living in Washington, D.C. She studied Horse Care and Stable Management at Anne Arundel Community College. Jen shares her home with her husband and their menagerie of animals, including 3 dogs (Border Collie/Aussie, Papillon mix, and German Shepherd), three cats, horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, and fish.
Jen’s favorite animal is the dog, and she enjoys the training/obedience aspect of veterinary medicine the most. Her favorite aspect of working at STAH is the satisfaction of helping clients be the best pet owner they can be, and she enjoys the challenge of providing medical care to animals that aren’t able to communicate how they feel.
Outside of work, Jen loves to camp and attend music festivals. Jen has been a friendly face of STAH for many years and looks forward to seeing the familiar clients and pets as well as welcoming the new.
Client Service Representative
Matthew joined us in March 2021 but has previously worked in the veterinary industry for 24 years as kennel assistant, veterinary assistant, supervisor, and customer service. He also has worked in scheduling and customer service with Geisinger Medical Center for 4 years. Matthew lives in Bloomsburg and shares his home with Kala, a Labrador Retriever, and Lucy, a Jack Russell Terrier mix. Matthew’s favorite breed or dog is the Lab and Jack Russell Terrier.
Matthew chose to work with animals since he has been around animals most of his life, showed horses in 4-H as a teenager, and has owned labs his entire life. He is passionate about animals and their welfare and well-being. He feels privileged to be able to be around animals and those who care as deeply about them as he does.
His favorite aspect of working at STAH is using his skills, knowledge, and abilities gleaned in his 24 years in the veterinary field to help people and their pets. His favorite aspect of working in the veterinary industry is seeing the undeniable bond between animals and their human counterparts.
His professional interests include the human-animal bond, joint health, and cancer prevention in animals. Outside of work, Matthew enjoys photography, birding, nature study, listening to jazz, and reading. Matthew is extremely happy to be part of the STAH team, and we are just as happy to have him join our family.
Client Service Representative and Technician
Deb has worked in the veterinary field since 1998, and has been a member of the STAH team since October 2016. She resides on a farm in New Columbia with her husband, Mark, and a wide variety of animals. She has two daughters, Megan and Laura, and a beautiful grandson, Cayde. She has 6 dogs, named Fluff (mixed breed), Anya (Australian Shepherd), Dobby (Yorkie mix), Midge (Jack Russell Terrier), and Koby (Jack Russell Terrier). She also has 2 house cats, named Squee and Pongo, numerous barn cats, 4 mini horses, and chickens.
Deb has always enjoyed working with animals, but she especially loves working at STAH with the “caring, compassionate staff who all love what they do”. When you meet Deb, you truly realize that she loves what she does through her compassionate care and excellent client education. When asked about her favorite part of working in the veterinary industry, Deb said, “I truly enjoy meeting clients and their pets and hearing the stories that the clients tell about their pet”. Deb looks forward to hearing your story at your next visit.
Technician and Client Service Representative
Erika began working at STAH in October 2016, but has worked in the veterinary industry since 1998. She resides in Milton with her 5 dogs and 6 cats, and her favorite breed is the Great Dane.
Erika has always had a love for all types of animals since she was a child, and she enjoys being able to make pets healthy and educating their owners. Her favorite aspect of working at STAH is the “family atmosphere”, and she particularly enjoys surgery and client education. Erika treats every pet as if it were her own and every client as if it were her family, and she will always make sure that your pet is receiving the best care possible. Erika also has additional certification in Fear Free training and laser therapy.
Outside of work, Erika enjoys walking her dogs and spending time with her family. One of her favorite things to do each year is to attend the Bloomsburg Fair.
Client Service Representative and Technician
Autumn joined the team at STAH in August 2018, then again in February 2024. She comes to us with previous veterinary experience, a Veterinary Assistant Certificate, and restaurant ownership experience. She was born in and currently resides in Danville with her husband, Kurt, and 2 children, Rylee and Paislee. They also share their home with three Golden Retrievers, Oliver, Captain, and Honey, and two cats, Malibu and Bacardi.
Autumn’s favorite aspects of working at STAH are the friendly staff and the ability to offer animals the help that they need and deserve. When not working, Autumn enjoys spending time at the gym, with family and friends, and at her restaurant, Cherokee Tap Room. Autumn has an extremely friendly and welcoming disposition, and we are excited for all of our clients to meet her.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Stephanie began working at STAH in January, 2017, but she has worked as a veterinary technician since 1995. She is originally from Suburban Philadelphia and currently resides in Riverside. Stephanie received her CVT degree from Harcum College and completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also Fear Free Certified.
Stephanie shares her home with her husband, Mike, who is a veterinarian at STAH. They share their home with two Golden Retrievers, Cora and Piper, and 4 cats, Duncan, Stewart, Preston, and Hamlet. Steph’s favorite species are cats, and her favorite aspects of working at STAH are the “wonderful work environment and excellent standard of care”. When asked what her favorite aspect of working in the veterinary field was, Stephanie said, “I still learn new things as medicine changes. It’s never dull!”
Professionally, Stephanie enjoys in-hospital patient care, surgical monitoring, dentistry, client education, and blood draw/catheter placement. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys hiking, gardening, and bird watching, and she previously was a volunteer with Therapy Dog International. Stephanie brings a great attitude and technical skills to STAH, and she enjoys giving advice on volunteering with Therapy Dogs International (TDI).
Certified Veterinary Technician
Autumn joined the STAH team in May 2017 but has worked in the veterinary field since 2003. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dairy and Animal Science from Penn State University and an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from University of Maine at Augusta. She also has Fear Free Certification.
She resides in her family home in Unityville, PA, with her daughter, Ember, two dogs named Gatlin (German Shepherd) and Ivy (a Husky/Pittbull mix), and one cat named Dottie.
Autumn chose to work in the veterinary field because she finds it rewarding to be able to help people and their pets. Her favorite aspect of working at STAH is developing relationships with the clients and their pets along with the other staff members. When asked what was her favorite aspect of working in the veterinary industry, Autumn said, “being able to make the day a little better or easier for someone else.”
Autumn has always loved German Shepherds, but now she has also grown to love the Bullmastiff breed. Her professional interests include dentistry, nutrition, behavior, and client education. Outside of work, she enjoys dog showing, photography, and gardening. When you meet Autumn, you can tell that she truly loves what she does, and we are very excited to have her as part of the STAH team.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Kaitlynn Gordy joined the STAH team in May 2021. She lives in Shamokin Dam with her fiancé, Richard, three Australian Cattle Dogs, Bentley, Beau, and Scout, and three cats, Jose, Finn, and Luca. Kaitlynn has a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Nursing and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since April 2023.
Kaitlynn felt that working with animals was something she was born to do. She loves that she can make a difference in an animal’s life and get to know the animal and their owners. Her favorite aspect of working at STAH is that “everyone treats you like family right from the beginning”. Her professional interests include patient care and the human-animal bond. Outside of work, she enjoys photography, writing, and finding new television shows to watch.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Jenny had worked in the veterinary industry for 25 years before joining STAH in September 2022. She is originally from Georgia and had lived in New Jersey before making the move to Milton. She shares her home with her husband, Brian, and three dogs named Artie (a Bluetick Coonhound), Duncan (a hound mix), and Rick Roll (AKA Ricky and Ricky Bobby, a Pug) and three cats named Church, Klaus, and Qib. Her favorite breed is a Hound (of the scent variety).
Jenny says, “I have always had a love for animals and wanting to help them.” She attended a year at University of Georgia, a few years at Kennesaw State University, and obtained her Certified Veterinary Technician degree. At STAH, Jenny’s loves the family feel all the way around – with staff and clients. Jenny professionally enjoys the medicine aspect of understanding disease processes and educating clients while also strengthening the human-animal bond.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys visiting breweries, camping and being outside near water in the summer, and she’s very talented at crochet.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Jac joined the STAH family in April 2017, and she has worked in the veterinary field since 2001. Jac is originally from and currently lives in Catawissa. Jac attended Wilson College where she received her CVT degree. She shares her home with her husband and 4 mini donkeys, 1 horse, 2 goats, and 10 cats—and her favorite animals are cats and horses.
Jac chose to become a veterinary technician because she has always loved animals and wanted to be involved in making their lives more comfortable. She loves learning new aspects of veterinary medicine and greatly enjoys working with the friendly staff at STAH, where every day is different.
Her professional interests and primary focus currently is feline behavior, and her personal interests include riding horses, gardening, and PSU football.
Lynne joined the team of STAH in June 2019 and has worked in the veterinary industry since 2005. Lynne is from Northern New Jersey and currently lives in Bloomsburg. She has obtained certification as a therapeutic riding instructor from Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, and she is currently obtaining an associate degree at Penn Foster College to become a certified veterinary technician. Lynne shares her home with 3 dogs named Ziva, a Miniature Pinscher, Millie, a Yorkshire Terrier, and Rikku, a Siberian Husky, and three cats named Cat Benatar, Thelma, and Delilah. Her favorite animals are horses, especially warmbloods, and mixed-breed dogs.
Lynne’s professional interests include the human-animal bond, surgery, dentistry, and client education. Her interests outside of work include bird watching, indoor plants (especially succulents), and music (playing piano and guitar and learning new instruments). Her favorite aspect of working at STAH is the caring and compassionate staff that has made her feel like part of the family since day one. Lynne chose to work in the veterinary field because of animals’ unconditional love and she has always had a strong bond with them. She feels “that nothing is more rewarding to see than the look on a healed animal’s face—and the owners as well.”
Tayler has graduated with an undergraduate degree at the University of Findlay in Ohio with majors in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She started working at STAH in June 2018. Tayler has lived most of her life in Watsontown, but she was born in Providence, Rhode Island.
Tayler’s favorite aspect of working in the veterinary industry is being able to be the advocate for the animal and to help them. Tayler notes that she is pursuing a career in veterinary medicine “because animals have always brought her much joy, and she loves being able to return the favor.” Tayler’s favorite breed is the Great Dane, and she has a Great Dane Mix, named Simon, and two cats, named Piper and Ziggy. Tayler has a warm, welcoming personality, and she has a great ability to comfort pets and their owners.
Kyla joined STAH in April 2022 with 8 years of prior veterinary experience. Originally from Selinsgrove, Kyla currently resides in Northumberland with her boyfriend Roberto. Cats are Kyla’s favorite patients, and she has 6 of them at home, named Bella, Bob, Diva, Puddin, Sylvester, and Thor. Her favorite dog breeds are German Shepherds and Dachsunds, and she has a wirehaired Dachshund named Loki. Kyla also has a bearded dragon named Toby and fish tanks.
Animals have always been Kyla’s passion since she was a little kid, and she really enjoys helping them. Her favorite aspect of working at STAH is “the caring and compassionate staff that has made me feel like part of the family.” Professionally, she enjoys patient care and the human-animal bond.
When Kyla’s not working, she enjoys caring for her zoo at home, walking/hiking, gardening and indoor plants, traveling (especially to Disney), and being around her friends and family. Kyla has a quiet kindness that enables her to easily connect with clients and their animals, and we hope you get to meet her soon!
Kiana started working at STAH in April 2022 and has worked in the veterinary industry since 2020. She currently resides in Watsontown with her calico kitty, Mabel, and two Netherland Dwarf Rabbits, Hazel and Lilly. Kiana is working toward her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Health and Behavior from Unity College and is also working toward becoming Fear Free Certified. Kiana loves all animals, but her favorites are cats and bunnies.
When we asked Kiana why she chose to work with animals, she said, “I’ve always felt like I could connect to animals emotionally, and I have a desire to help them as much as I can. Being around animals always makes me happy! I grew up with a lot of pets and enjoyed caring for them.” Her favorite aspect of working at STAH is that everybody is here for the same reason (to help animals) and it’s such a welcoming atmosphere – positivity goes a long way! Kiana really enjoys learning something new every day and getting to learn the plan for each pet – to see what will help them the most. Her professional interests include animal behavior, nutrition, and the human-animal bond.
Outside of STAH, Kiana enjoys video editing and design, running, reading, volunteer work, and supporting animal welfare organizations.
Lauren joined the STAH team in September 2022 and has worked in the veterinary industry since 2010. Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in science with a minor in communications. She is originally from Lititz, PA, and has also lived in Scranton and Erie before settling down in Milton with her husband, Dave, and daughter, Ellia. They share their home with many felines – Rev, Burt, Kitta, Chatty, Buddy, and permanent foster Chlobo Baggins, and chickens, too! Lauren’s favorite animals are big block-headed dogs and spicy cats.
Lauren says, “I started off loving to work with shelter animals but felt frustrated with shelters even needing to exist. I realized that educating pet owners is key to pet care and to facilitate forever homes. Now I love helping people through their pets.” Lauren’s favorite aspect of the working at STAH is the respectful environment at work but also the respect for her time outside of work with family. At STAH, she enjoys connecting with the clients and wants them to feel at ease and respected. Getting to spend time with their pets is a huge plus, too! Lauren’s professional interests include client education, surgery, dentistry, and patient care.
Outside of work, Lauren volunteers with feline TNR and rescue, and enjoys reading, ghost shows, The Golden Girls, going for walks, and connecting with her friends and family. Lauren says that being a veterinary technician again has recentered her after spending five years at home as a stay-at-home mom. She is grateful for the opportunity to do it again in an environment that has honored the balance of work and home life.
Alison joined the STAH team in August 2022 with 5 years of prior veterinary experience and a master’s degree in forensic medicine. Originally from Baltimore, Alison resides in Mifflinburg with her husband and stepdaughter. They share their home with two dogs, name Mia (Bernese Mountain Dog) and Ivy (Great Dane), one calico cat named Puzzle, and one Guinea Pig named Wilbur. They also have many cows and sheep.
Alison’s favorite animal is the dog, and her favorite aspect of STAH is “our amazing team and opportunities for continuing education”. Alison chose to work with animals because, “the human animal bond is so special – to be able to advocate for pets is such an important aspect.” Her favorite aspect of working in the veterinary industry is gaining the trust of animals; also – puppies and kittens! Professionally, Alison excels at the treatment of hospitalized animals including their medical management and intensive care treatment.
In her spare time, Alison enjoys farming, camping, reading, and coaching lacrosse.
Patient and Facility Care
Judy has worked at STAH the longest of any staff member, starting in November, 1993. She is originally from Muncy, Pennsylvania, has lived all throughout the state, and currently resides in Watsontown. Judy is married to Wayne, and they have 3 children named Stacey, Wesley, and Travis. Judy also shares her home with 3 dogs, named Martina, Tinkerbell, and Scrappy Doo, 6 cats named Jeter, Toys, Toby, Spunky, Squirt, and Alien, and 1 rabbit named Fluffy. Judy’s favorite breed of dogs are Labs and Collies, and she also likes wild cats, especially tigers, lions, panthers, and leopards.
Judy chose to work with animals, “Because I like all kinds of animals, and they need people to help take care of them, and it gives me joy to help them.” Her professional interests included patient care and the human-animal bond. Judy is often working in the back of the hospital helping to care for your pets and keeping the hospital clean, and she has an uncanny ability of remember clients and their pets’ names.
When not at the hospital, Judy enjoys watching sports, especially baseball, football, and Nascar racing, and attending concerts.
Tiffany has worked in the veterinary field as a technician since 2007 and joined the STAH team as office manager in September 2016, when Dr. Wilhelm purchased the practice. Tiffany has exceptional organizational, technical, patient care, and client service skills, so you may see her in all areas of the hospital.
Tiffany is originally from Millmont, PA, and lives currently in Milton with a house-full of animals. Tiffany’s favorite breed of dog is Yorkies.
When we asked Tiffany why she choose to work with animals, she said, “I’ve always loved animals and felt that the human-animal bond was an amazing thing. I enjoy educating clients to help nurture that connection with their pets.” Tiffany enjoys the laid-back family-like atmosphere of Susquehanna Trail Animal Hospital and especially likes dentistry, patient care, and nutrition. In her spare time, she also enjoys gardening, landscaping, and antiquing.