Holly started her career as a veterinary technician in 2003 and first joined the JVH team in 2008. After earning her B.S. in Biology in 2013, she left JVH to pursue an opportunity at the National Aquarium. She worked full time caring for the animals in both the Rainforest and Australian exhibits and taught the public about the importance of Biodiversity and conservation. In January of 2014, she was invited to join JVH as the Hospital’s new Practice Manager. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family her family, hiking, kayaking, photography, and snowboarding. Pictured with Holly are her dogs Roxy, a Siberian Husky, and Jager, a lab mix.
Erin has been a part of our team since 2010. She studied Biology in College and now works to give each patient the individualized care that they need. As a part of our team’s veterinary technicians, she uses her interpersonal skills to give each pet’s family comfortable during their time our hospital. When she is out of the office Erin enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs. Pictured with Erin is one of our patients, Wyatt.
Alanna started as a veterinary technician with our hospital in 2016 after gaining one year of experience at her local small animal hospital. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree at Towson University and plans on pursuing a career in animal medicine. Alanna enjoys getting to meet our clients and their furry loved ones. Outside of work she loves traveling, spending time with family and friends, including her orange tabby, Simon and her Pekingese puppy, Pepe. Pictured with Alanna is one of our employee’s foster puppies.
Jess has been with our practice since 2013. She started as an animal caretaker and has worked as a receptionist in the veterinary hospital and most recently and most recently was promoted to our kennel manager. Jess graduated from the University of Baltimore in 2013 earning her degree in business administration. Outside of work she enjoys drawing, spending time with her friends and family and her dog, Wren.
Laura has been with us since 2006 and is a familiar face to most of our clients when they greet us at the front desk. She knows most of clients and their pets by name. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and kayaking with her dogs and her husband, taking the polar bear plunge every year for charity, and watching the Ravens games during football season. Pictured with Laura is her rescued pit bull, Lugnut.
Mary joined our receptionist team in 2013 after working in the veterinary field for over two decades. She earned a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Maryland in 1985 and is interested in animal behavior and training. Mary is an excellent educator and is an excellent educator and demonstrates empathy and compassion with the animals and their family members here in our hospital, as well as in her spare time. As Mary helps abandoned animals and is very involved in AKC obedience, tracking, protection and cares for a variety for a variety of animals on her farm. Pictured with Mary is her Doberman Pinscher, Hottie.
Rita joined our team in 2012 after gaining her experience in the equine veterinary field as a surgery technician for 25 years. She helped rescue, rehabilitate and find new homes for racehorses. Having rescued three dogs Rita knows how important pets are to their families. Here at JVH, she is a friendly face to each client and pet as they enter our hospital and helps ensure that each visit runs smoothly and effectively. When Rita is away from work, she enjoys gardening, riding her horse “Indio”, fix hunting and playing polo with her husband. Pictured with Rita is her miniature schnauzer mix, Zenyatta.
Tina joined the JVH team in August of 2016 as one of the front desks, where she brings a lot of positive energy. She has five children, six grandchildren and three dogs. Pictured with Tina are her two rescued dogs, Olive and Sydney who live with her and her husband, Bryan, her background is in pharmacy technology and early childhood development. She is looking forward to furthering her education in our veterinary practice. In her downtime, Tina helps with House of Hope Dog Rescue, loves camping and spending time with family and friends.
Jen started her journey with JVH as a receptionist and veterinary assistant in 1993 upon graduating high school. She volunteers with rescue organizations taking in orphaned newborn kittens. Jen has four daughters and a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, geckos and an axolotl. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets, photography, crafting, hiking, camping and cooking, Jen is pictured with her dog, daisy.
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Steven began as a volunteer helping around the building from a young age and started as a member of our animal caretaker team in 2013. He is currently majoring in Health at Harford Community College and enjoys learning about all the various dog species that come into our pet hotel to vacation with us. Outside of work and his college courses, he enjoys spending time with friends, family, pets and playing bass guitar. Pictured with Steven is his five-month-old Pit-Bull mix, Orlatith.
Since starting at JVH in September 2018 as an Animal Caretaker, Isabelle has been an influential member of the JVH team. Her love for the animals helps create the welcoming environment our pet hotel thrives on. Currently enrolled at Towson University, Isabelle is majoring in Biology (Animal Biology) and Animal Behavior, with her goal to eventually attend Veterinary school, Isabelle hopes to study abroad and help wildlife in Africa and Asia. In her free time Isabelle likes to do arts and crafts, exercise, hike, spend time with family, friends and all her cats and dogs.
Lily started with JVH in 2018 as a kennel assistant after graduating from The Carmel Highschool in 2017. Since graduating Lily recently started at Harford Community College studying Nursing. Her joy for helping animals is obvious as you can find her playing and socializing with the guests staying at our pet hotel. In her free time Lily enjoys spending time outside whether its swimming or going to the beach being some of her favorite activities. If she is not having fun in the sun Lily spends time with friends, family and her Newfoundland, Ivy.