Our Staff

Practice Manager

IMG_20151106_112805757Yvonne

Yvonne joined the QVAH family in 1999. She started out as one of the front desk receptionists and in 2005 accepted a position as Practice Manager. Even though she misses seeing familiar faces on a daily basis, the two-legged and four-legged kind, she finds it rewarding being able to help the practice achieve success. She supervises most areas of the hospital and is committed to excellent patient and client care. In her spare time, she enjoys catering, gardening and spending time with her husband and two beautiful little girls.

Support Staff

Rita

Support Staff

Rita joined the QVAH family in 2005. She is currently our full time surgery technician who sometimes can be found greeting clients behind the front desk. When she’s not hard at work, she enjoys visiting the local nursing home with her Chinese Crested, Sammie. She has a special interest in pediatric kitten care.

Ketana

Support Staff

Ketana graduated from Manor Junior College as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2007. Ketana started working at QVAH as a Technician in May 2008. Ketana is Philadelphia native. She has been in the veterinary field for several years, starting out as a Dog Groomer and Kennel Assistant. Her interests include brachycephalic dogs and macaroni art.

Shayna

Support Staff

Born and raised in Philly, Shayna has always been interested in working with animals. Shayna has worked for over 10 years in multiple areas of the animal field. She graduated from Manor College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2006 & has been working at Queen Village Animal Hospital since July 2014. Shayna’s favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are anesthesia and emergency medicine. She also loves to train and mentor others in the veterinary field. Shayna shares her home with 3 cats, Dita, Tchotchke & Colonel Popcorn. When Shayna is not at work, she enjoys playing video games, reading comic books & eating at fancy restaurants with her friends.

Jaci

Support Staff

Jaci joined the QVAH front desk team in September 2016 after a wonderful career working with animals mostly in the retail field. She graduated from W.B Saul High School, where she majored in large animal science. She then moved on to Manor College and graduated with an Associates Degree. Her love for animals knows no bounds. She shares her home with three cats, Scamper, Belle and Keeta. She has a Pekingese and silky terrier mix named Maria, and seventeen hermit crabs. In her spare time, she enjoys caring for her animals. Her interest in particular is working with rescue animals. She also loves spending time with family & friends.

Rachel

Support Staff

Rachel has always had an interest in learning about and working with animals. She graduated from Ursinus College with a bachelor’s degree in biology before deciding to work in the veterinary field. She has been working as a veterinary technician since 2013 and joined the QVAH team in April 2017. In her free time, Rachel enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling.

Lindsay

Support Staff

Lindsay joined the QVAH family in 2017. Originally from Lansdale, Lindsay is new to the city. The love and caring of her animal patients today is an extension of her equestrian interests from her younger years, where riding, showing and caring for horses in Montgomery County Pennsylvania was her passion. Since joining the QVAH team in June, she has quickly transitioned into the QVAH philosophy and committed to our Philadelphia clients, both pets and their owners. Lindsay has recently welcomed the role of the QVAH primary “On Call” technician which will allow her to continue to provide that much needed assistance to clients during critical off hours. In her free time, she writes fun, informative articles for a website devoted to ocean conservation. She loves visiting new spots for brunch in the city. In her spare time, she loves getting back to outdoor experiences and is an avid hiker and snow boarder.

Juliana

Support Staff

Juliana has been in the veterinary industry since the age of 2. She could not bare the thought of cats and kittens out in the cold, so against her mothers wishes, she fostered them. Juliana has worked her way up to veterinary technician and joined the QVAH staff in September 2017. She studied at Manor Junior College in 2008 after working several jobs as a kennel assistant in a grooming salon and as a veterinary assistant at Trooper Veterinary Hospital. In her spare time, Juliana enjoys spending time with friends and cooking with family. She shares her home also with her 2 cats, Rita and Ralph.

Sam

Support Staff

Sam joined QVAH in November of 2017. She graduated Neumann University with her bachelors degree in Psychology, but has been working with animals since her freshmen year of college. After working two years at Animal Care and Control team of Philadelphia, she has developed a passion for fostering the sickest of animals and has found homes for over 40 animals. Sam is excited to be more hands on in diagnostics and the in depth medical care for animals. When she’s not hard at work she enjoys taking long walks with her dog, Molly, hanging out with her three cats, traveling, site seeing, and relaxing .

Taylor

Support Staff

Taylor joined QVAH in December 2017 at the front desk, and while she has always loved animals, she never thought she would be working in the veterinary field . After a lifetime of performing and then earning a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of the Arts 2013, Taylor found a passion for animal welfare and rescue and began working at the Animal Care and Control of Philadelphia. She is thrilled to have joined our staffing team and enjoys painting, traveling, socializing wild kittens, and taking photos of her cat Phoebe.

Sammie

Support Staff

Born and raised along the east coast, Sammie has always felt happiest surrounded by animals and nature. She received her bachelor's degree in Animal Science at The Pennsylvania State University in 2016. Sammie followed her passion for wildlife by working at a wildlife rehabilitation center and interning at the Philadelphia Zoo. In her year and a half living in the city, Sammie pursued her interest in veterinary medicine as a veterinary assistant, and joined the QVAH team as a technician in February 2018. In her spare time, Sammie can be found outside the city hiking and camping. She also enjoys exploring the Philly food scene with her partner, Matt, and hanging at home with her two cats, Pie & Zen, and red-tailed boa, Basil.

Angela

Support Staff

Angela joined the QVAH family in 2018. Angela is a Philly native. Before she was at our front desk, Angela worked with a local shelter helping place rescue pets into forever homes. She adopted her first pet at the age of 5 which sparked her passion for pet care. She shares her home with her dog, Cody, and two cats, Betty and Veronica. In her free time, Angela likes traveling, taking photos, and spending quality time with her pets.