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Our Pennsylvania Veterinarians
Laura Zehnder Jones, DVM
House Call Veterinarian
Dr. Laura Zehnder Jones grew up in New Jersey but pursued her education in Virginia by graduating from James Madison University in 2002 and obtained her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After initially working in Virginia, Laura moved to Pennsylvania where she now resides with her two rescued dogs, Barley and Amber, and her husband, Andrew. Laura enjoys being a veterinarian, because it allows her to combine her interest in science and medicine with her love of animals and those who care for them. Laura's favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are the complexities of internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine, and the human-animal bond. She is passionate about promoting adoption/rescue to help our animal companions who are the most in need. Laura's hobbies include hiking, painting, gardening, and updating her house.
Kelli Carpenter, DVM
House Call Veterinarian
Dr. Kelli Carpenter is a native of Northern New Jersey and has been a small animal veterinarian since graduating from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She trains her dogs for competition obedience as well as training for rally and therapy dog work. She enjoys many outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, and kayaking. She shares her home with three collies and six cats.
Originally from Canada, Jude has been working with companion pets and their human caregivers for over twenty years. A Registered Animal Health Technologist she and has just completed her Masters in Human Resources Management. She has worked in some strange places and with some strange animals over the years, from assisting in dental procedures on Chinchillas and Guinea pigs in a veterinary dental specialty practice, to working with the Iditarod dogs in Alaska. Working with people and understanding the bond and the need they have to give the best care to their pet is near and dear to her heart, so accepting a role to help manage a business that offers care for client in the home such as VETdispatch, was for her. When not working she likes to cycle, participate in 5k’s for different charities and restore old furniture. She shares her home with her husband and their 2 year old Miniature Schnauzer.
Celina has always had a passion for helping animals. Her passion for animals really sparked after adopting Dyson, her dog. She has volunteered at a few local shelters and is currently in the process of receiving her certificate for veterinary assistant online at Penn Foster College. She shares her home with her cat, Velvet, and dog, Dyson.
Jasmine’s love of animals began when she was eight years old. This was when she adopted her first pet, Amanda, an albino hamster. She worked in a pet store for two years and gained an appreciation for all pets whether they have fur or scales! Jasmine is a recent graduate from William Paterson University with a B.A. in English and a minor in Public Relations. She lives in Dover with her family, cockatiels, Beautiful and Bianca, and her dogs, Chloe, Sophie, and Lady.
Our Pennsylvania Veterinary Technicians
Susan is a respected canine behavior specialist with over 20 years of hands-on experience. Her career arc has taken her from a childhood home full of animals to working in veterinary hospitals to studying and practicing canine behavior and training techniques. Even though she is known to be great with the dogs, she has practiced, gentle and loving hands to deal with the kitties. In addition to working as a veterinary assistant, she teaches group obedience training classes; works in schools and at summer events educating children on canine evolution, genealogy, and behavior; helps wolves and wolf-dogs in confidence building and socialization for re-adoption; and volunteers with her dog, Jonny, in the “Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue” team. She can also be seen as the dog expert for episodes of “NBC 10 Dawns Pet Project.”
Christina has been working in the veterinary field since 2007. Pets have always been a huge part of her life and she loves to care for them! She started her veterinary career out with a bang; working in emergency and critical care, then moved forward to surgical care and anesthesia, and is currently working as a veterinary rehabilitation technician. When she's not at work, you can find her on the trails hiking with her dog, Dori, or out rock climbing. She's quite the outdoor enthusiast! Aside from Dori, she also has two kitty children at home named Marlie and Dexter.
Erica recently received her Masters degree in Microbiology and is pursuing a career in helping animals. She has worked as a veterinary assistant and receptionist since 2012, and has been volunteering with no-kill shelters since 2008. She currently volunteers and fosters cats in need until they find forever homes. Her cat, Marigold, is her favorite companion.