Nadine Curry Client Service Representative
Nadine started working at STAH in November 2016, and has worked in the veterinary industry since 2015. Nadine currently lives in Bloomsburg, is originally from White Haven, PA, and has also lived in Phoenix, AZ, and Denver, CO.
Nadine’s favorite aspect of working in the veterinary industry is “seeing the love and bonds between animals and humans”. At STAH, she enjoys the client-service aspect of the job, and has been complemented on her friendly demeanor and her ability to not make clients feel rushed.
Nadine loves working with the wonderful doctors and staff at STAH and enjoys camping, kayaking, and reading in her spare time.
Jennifer Ward Lead Client Service Representative and Technician
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 (Boxer, Chihuahua, and Border Collie/Aussie), cats, a horse, 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.
Jamie Hock Technician and Client Service Representative
Jamie has been working in a veterinary hospital setting since 2013 and full-time at STAH since June 2016. Jamie began working at STAH while she was attending Penn State University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Animal Science. Jamie has 4 dogs, including 3 Cattle Dogs named Rylie, Montana, and Jethro, and a Dachsund named Buzz. Her favorite breed of dog is the Australian Cattle Dog. She also has 2 cats, Oxford and Flossy.
Jamie has always felt passionately about helping animals, and she enjoys seeing how the different aspects of veterinary medicine intertwine to help them. Jamie always has a smile on her face, and she also has great technical skills. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys running and baking.
Erika Kessel Technician
Erika began working at STAH in October 2016, but has worked in the veterinary industry since 1998. She resides in Milton with her 3 dogs and 4 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.
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.
Deb Eisenhower 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 4 dogs, named Talia (Australian Shephard), Fluff (mixed breed), Riley (Jack Russell Terrier), and Anya (Australian Shepherd). She also has 3 house cats, named Squee, Pongo, and Woody, numerous barn cats, 5 horses (4 minies and 1 Quarter/Arab), 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.
Stephanie Fullmer Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
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.
Stephanie shares her home with her husband, Mike, who is a veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Center. They share their home with 2 lab mixes, Sarah and Penny, and 4 cats, Duncan, Henry, Stewart, and Preston. 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, and blood draw/catheter placement. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys hiking and gardening, and she previously was a volunteer with Therapy Dog International (but her dogs are now retired). Stephanie brings a great attitude and technical skills to STAH, and she enjoys giving advice on volunteering with Therapy Dogs International (TDI).
Jac Carter Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
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, 2 horses, 3 goats, 10 cats, and 1 dog, 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 include feline behavior, and her personal interests include riding horses, gardening, and PSU football. Jac has an exceptional ability to make you and your pet feel at ease, and we look forward to you meeting her!
Autumn Pepperman Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
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 resides in her family home in Unityville, PA, with her daughter, Ember, dog named Ranger (German Shepherd mix), and as two cats named Dottie and Dash.
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, reproduction, and client education. Outside of work, she enjoys dog showing, photography, hunting, and fishing. 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.
Judy Phillips 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 2 dogs, named Martina 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 Renninger Office Manager
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 her husband, Nick, and a house-full of animals. They have 6 Yorkies named Porter, Gia, Pearl, Oliver, Moxie, and Carly and 3 cats named Lilly, Logan, and Sawyer. Tiffany’s favorite breed of dog, if you haven’t guessed yet, is Yorkies, and she is the foster coordinator for Save a Yorkie Rescue.
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.
Mandy Smith Veterinary Student/Technician
Mandy is a 4th-year veterinary student at Iowa State University and has worked at STAH during her breaks from veterinary school in 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and has worked in the veterinary field since 2013.
Mandy shares her home in New Columbia with her husband, Adam, step-daughter, Macie, and numerous four-legged companions. Her family has four dogs named Mya and Quinn (Plott Hound sisters), Kai (Golden Retriever), and Layla (German Shepherd/Husky/Collie mix), and two kitten brothers named Leo and Milo.
Mandy chose to work with animals “to be their voice, to know when/if/what is wrong and to be able to help them.” She also believes strongly in preventative medicine to allow pets to live long, full, happy lives with the people who love them, thus maintaining that human-animal bond for as long as possible. When asked what her favorite aspect of working at STAH was, Mandy said, “We are all a team and one big family.”
Mandy’s professional interests include patient care, the human-animal bond, and client education. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys spending time outdoors. We wish Mandy the best of luck as she continues her veterinary education, and we look forward to seeing her when she is home from school.
Taylor Murphy Technician
Taylor is currently pursuing 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 and plans to work while on her breaks from college. Taylor has lived most of her life in Watsontown, but she was born in Providence, Rhode Island.
Taylor’s favorite classes have been those focusing on reproduction, and her favorite aspect of working in the veterinary industry is being able to be the advocate for the animal and to help them. Taylor 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”. Taylor’s favorite breed is the Great Dane, and she has a Great Dane Mix, named Simon, and one cat, named Piper. Taylor has a warm, welcoming personality, and we hope you get to meet her while she is home from her college breaks.