Our Careteam

Alanna

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Alanna can’t remember a time when she wasn’t passionate about pets. She knew that she wanted a career path that allowed her to promote the health and welfare of animals, while proving personally rewarding at the same time. Veterinary medicine was the perfect choice! Alanna is a Licensed Veterinary Technician here at Pennsylvania Veterinary Care.

Alanna is originally from Flint, and initially studied pre-veterinary medicine in school before deciding to focus on becoming a Veterinary Technician. She enrolled in Baker College of Flint’s competitive Veterinary Technology program, and hasn’t looked back since. After some time working at a pet clinic in Dexter, Alanna joined the Pennsylvania Veterinary Care family in August of 2018 and couldn’t be happier to help Lansing’s pets and animal owners every single day.

Medically, Alanna enjoys surgery and anesthesia work, cytology, pharmacology, and emergency care. Most of all, she loves helping to educate pet owners on the best possible ways to care for their furry friends—talking one-on-one with pet parents is her favorite part of every shift!

Away from work, Alanna enjoys reading, hunting, traveling, and spending quality time with her family. She shares her life with her boyfriend, her young daughter, Dylan, and several pets: three dogs named Kiwi, Zoey, and Jake, a hedgehog who goes by Pringles, and an assortment of ducks.

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Jocelyn

Receptionist

After seeing her own dog go through a few health troubles, Jocelyn knew that she wanted to help as many pets as she possibly could live happier, healthier lives with their loving human counterparts. When the opportunity arose for her to join the team at a veterinary clinic, she knew she couldn’t pass up her chance! Jocelyn has been a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Care family ever since.

Jocelyn decided to pursue her passion in the veterinary world in the fall of 2017, after she completed homeschooling her daughter. That’s when she found an opening here at the clinic—Jocelyn was thrilled to join the team as a member of the talented and compassionate front-desk staff.

Around the clinic, Jocelyn’s favorite parts of her job are learning more and more about pet care and helping as many animal owners as she possibly can. In the future, she looks forward to branching out into other areas of pet welfare—she would like to help shelter pets, train dogs to become service animals, or develop therapy pets for the elderly and disabled!

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Kathryn

Assistant

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Lisa

Office Assistant

Ever since she was a little girl, Lisa has felt an innate drive to help all of the people and animals she possibly could. That passion hasn’t quit. For her, working to better the lives of pets and their owners is a dream come true—Lisa is proud to serve as Pennsylvania Veterinary Care’s Office Assistant!

Lisa was born in Germany thanks to her father’s military career, and spent time growing up in California, Virginia Beach, and Hawaii. Her veterinary journey started when she signed on as a Veterinary Assistant in DeWitt, Michigan in 1998, and she continued her education and became a Veterinary Technician shortly afterward. Next, Lisa started working as a Tech right here at Pennsylvania Veterinary Care, where she would serve pets and animal owners for nine years, before moving out of state in 2015. In August of 2018, Lisa was thrilled to return to this area and rejoin the family here at the clinic.

Most of Lisa’s free time away from the office is spent with her family. She and her husband, Joe, have two grown children, Gage and Savannah, and share their home with a multitude of pets. The family has Lexus, a Miniature Pinscher who is the true boss of the house; a sweet and affectionate Labrador named Hunter; Polo, a cat who enjoys being carried around on her humans’ shoulders; and a cat named Rosie who was rescued after Hurricane Katrina and is now one of the most loving pets Lisa has ever known.

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Shondi

Veterinary Assistant

Shondi grew up right here in the Lansing area, and felt a natural inclination toward pets from the time she was a little girl. She’s always considered it her responsibility to nurture the animals who offer so much to their loving owners. Working as a Veterinary Assistant allows Shondi to do just that!

Shondi began her professional career as a medical assistant in the human healthcare field before responding to an advertisement for a veterinary receptionist position in 2002. She began working in Fremont shortly afterward, and quickly realized that she had found her true calling—the veterinary industry allowed Shondi to put her nurturing instincts to good use while benefiting the pets that she loves so much.

Shondi joined the Pennsylvania Veterinary Care family in the fall of 2010 and has happily been serving Lansing’s animal companions and pet owners here ever since. One of her favorite parts of the job is soothing pets who are anxious, and she makes it her mission to provide a positive overall experience for the clinic’s visitors (both the four- and two-legged variety!).

At home, Shondi lives with her husband, their wonderful son, and six pets. The family has four silly cats—Dover, Indy, Mal, and Foo—as well as two Pomeranians named Aura and Spangle. When she isn’t enjoying the company of her own animal friends or tending to pet owners’ needs here at the hospital, Shondi can be found working in her garden, crocheting items to sell at her fall-time craft show, and cooking delicious meals for family and friends.

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Theresa

Receptionist

Theresa was born and raised right here in Lansing, where she always harbored a deep affection for animals. She never suspected that she would one day work in the veterinary field, but when her previous career started to leave her feeling unfulfilled, she knew it was time for a change. Theresa decided that a job in animal care was the perfect fit! She’s been a part of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Care family for over a decade.

Theresa first joined the Pennsylvania Veterinary Care team in May of 2005, and has worked in various areas of the clinic during her tenure here. Currently, she serves as a front-desk receptionist, where she loves greeting pet owners and their beloved animal companions as soon as they walk into the hospital. Theresa’s favorite part of her job is the element of surprise—she just never knows what each new day might bring!

Theresa and her husband of over 30 years, Tony, have three grown children and three wonderful grandchildren. They share their home with three Chihuahuas—Pedro, Tia Tortilla, and Kevin—as well as a pair of senior cats named Fifi and Tiger.

When she isn’t caring for pets here at the clinic, spending time with her own animal companions at home, or doting on her grandchildren, Theresa is a seamstress and a small-business owner. She runs her own online Etsy shop and sells her work to customers all over the country!

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