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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.
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.
Dale has spent her entire career working in the veterinary field. Her passion for animals propelled her college education. Shortly after graduating SUNY Delhi with AAS degrees in Equine Science and Veterinary Science, she began work as the Head Technician for a multi-doctor practice in NYC and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in New York State. After working for three progressive practices and 20 years of technician work in Manhattan, it was time to stop the long commute and she worked for two busy practices in Morris County, NJ. Her career took a turn when she worked for a start-up veterinary GPO, which Dale currently owns. She and her husband own a home in Chester, NJ, which they share with their Pointer, Art (aka Bubba). In her spare time, Dale enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking walks with Art, cooking, gardening, biking, swimming, reading, and cross country skiing.
Our Pennsylvania Veterinary Technicians
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 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.