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Our Pennsylvania Veterinarian

Dr. Connolly, Guinness and Jake

Lauren Connolly, DVM

House Call Veterinarian

Dr. Lauren Connolly did her undergraduate training at North Carolina State University and graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She then returned to her native New England and has lived extensively up and down the east coast before settling in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Connolly has practiced in the traditional clinical setting, but has always enjoyed making house calls as she feels her patients are truly relaxed and happier. She has particular interests in animal behavior and hospice care and is passionate about preventative medicine. Dr. Connolly has a beautiful daughter and handsome son and in her free time enjoys playing games and reading to them. She can’t wait until they are old enough to take them backpacking and teach them about the outdoors. She also has two shelter dogs, one a Lab/Pitbull mix named Guinness and the other a Golden Retriever/Collie mix named Jake.




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Keri & Petey

Keri Cruz

Office Manager

Keri has always had an interest in working with animals and they have always been a big part of her life. She has two dogs and two cats of her own, and is dedicated to helping animals. One of her favorite pastimes is being outdoors, having a good time with her dogs. She received her B.A. from Montclair State University. Her goal is to further her education and gain more experience in the field of veterinary medicine.

Shirley Tyson and DeSoto

Shirley Crane


Shirley has had pets her entire life and decided at a young age that somehow she would always find a way to care for animals. She has watched people's pets since she was 14 years old. She finally discovered her passion while taking numerous dog training classes with her Rat Terrier, Tyson. She decided to become a dog trainer and obtained her dog training certificate from the Animal Behavior College in 2004. Since then she has obtained an associates degree in Biology and most recently received her Certified Pet Dog Trainer certification. She and her partner, Maria, have a young son, Stephen, and two dogs, Tyson and DeSoto. She owns a dog walking, dog training and pet sitting business and hopes to one day continue her education in animal science and behavior.


Our Pennsylvania Veterinary Technicians


Amanda Parylak

Veterinary Technician

Amanda has many interest so like many she struggled with choosing a lifetime career for herself. After years of moving from one major into the next, she found the Veterinary Technology Program of Manor College. She finally decided to pursue the field that had always held her interest. While at Manor College, Amanda began working at a barn giving care to three horses and a pony. She finally found a career that held her interest and she finally loved going to work everyday. Now having finished Manor College with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology, Amanda looks forward to the endless possibilities the field of animal medicine holds for her, starting with the more personable approach of VETdispatch. She also loves photography & being outdoors as much as possible no matter what the occasion, especially if she can bring along her dog Lola Grace.


Morgan Buto

Veterinary Technician

Morgan completed her undergraduate degree at Oneonta State University of New York in 2006, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication. After graduating, Morgan eventually relocated to the Philadelphia area where she worked in Marketing at Fox Subacute for 4 years. During that time, she noticed something was missing in her career. So Morgan is currently attending Manor College, where she is studying to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Morgan has 4 cats named Cami, Coal, Cannon and Cajun, and still makes visits to see her family dog, PJ, in New York when possible. Her compassion for animals shines through her work, and her personal nature with owners makes her a great asset to the field. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys playing softball, tennis, enjoying time with her husband Andy, and relaxing with her pets.