Technical & Clinical Team
Jess B. – Certified Fear Free, Veterinary Advanced Practice Nurse, Genetic Specialist
Jess has been a staff member at TVH since 2010 and now serves in an expanded role as an Advanced Practice Nurse. This unique role was specially designed for experienced technicians who received additional training and work under a veterinarian to act as an extension of their service. She graduated from Harcum College with a degree in veterinary technology in 2013. When she’s not at work she enjoys horseback riding, meditation, reading, painting, and hiking. She especially enjoys spending time with her son Wyatt.
Kristen H. – Certified Fear Free, Certified Veterinary Technician, Education Coordinator
Kris graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2007 with a B.S. in Accounting and a minor in Finance. After spending some time in the field, she realized her true passion was helping animals, and particularly enjoys being a part of our surgical team. After attending the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh she became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2012. When she isn’t hard at work with animals she enjoys spending time with her husband Dan and twin boys, Colton and Declan. In addition to her young boys, their house is also busy with their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Hunter, and two cats named Chooch and Chilli! She is passionate about her Fear Free Certification skills that help ensure stress-free pet visits!
Nina G. – Certified Fear Free, Certified Veterinary Technician, Home Delivery Specialist
Nina started as a Veterinary Technician with Telford Veterinary Hospital in 2006. She has been working full-time with animals since she graduated with A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology as a Licensed Veterinary Technician from Harcum College in 2002. She is an incredibly dedicated clinician and is also affectionately known around the office as the team jokester who is capable of pulling off the most elaborate of pranks. Her experience and expertise have been put to work as the Home Delivery Specialist managing medication requests through our home delivery pharmacy system and interacting with clients as working to make their online experience as good as possible. Nina enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Kirstin C. – Certified Fear Free, Certified Veterinary Technician, Surgical Technician
Kirstin first started with Telford Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant in 2010 and now serves as a licensed Veterinary Technician. She graduated with A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Northampton Community College in 2011 and received a B.S. in Psychology from DeSales University in 1996. She is an extremely skilled clinician and she currently works as a Surgical Technician directly assisting the veterinarians in routine and emergency procedures. Kirstin enjoys spending time with her husband as well as two domestic shorthair cats named Sprinkles and Noodle.
Nikki D. – Certified Fear Free, Certified Veterinary Technician
Nikki has served the veterinary community for over 13 years. She joined the TVH staff in 2017. Her love for animals and hard work ethic earned her a degree from Manor College as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She holds a special bond with our feline patients and quickly became known as our kitten technician. She brings a calming presence to the hospital and is a crucial part of our fear-free mission to keep pets’ stress at low levels. When she is not in the hospital she enjoys spending time with her two children, Peyton and Gage.
Alexis K. – Certified Fear Free, Veterinary Assistant
Lexi joined the Telford Veterinary Hospital team in 2022. At the start of this year, she started her journey with Penn Foster to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She absolutely loves working with animals and cannot wait to bring home more than she probably needs. Outside of work, she loves going to the gym with her boyfriend to better herself and her health. She also enjoys hiking and finding the next waterfall to explore.
Rachel L. – Certified Fear Free, Veterinary Assistant
Rachel became part of the Telford Veterinary Hospital staff in 2018. She recently graduated from Delaware Valley University with a B.S. in Biology along with a minor in animal science. She is currently enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and working toward becoming a Veterinarian. In her free time, she is an active volunteer with her local fire department, and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She shares her home with two golden retrievers named Phoebe and Monica.
Liana M. – Certified Fear Free, Veterinary Assistant, Training Specialist
Liana joined the Telford Veterinary staff in 2021. She has always had a passion for helping animals. She graduated from North Penn High School in 2020 and spent some time in Florida studying marine biology. She is now attending Delaware Valley University majoring in small animal science in the hopes to become a future veterinarian. Outside of work, she enjoys time outdoors with her dog Baxter, traveling, working out, and spending time with friends and family.
Heidi G. – Certified Fear Free, Veterinary Assistant
Heidi’s passion for helping animals has allowed her to work in the veterinary community for 5 years. She has since returned to school to pursue her Veterinary Technician degree to continue that passion. When not at work, she can be found in the garden or in a Yoga/Pilates class. She also loves camping and hiking with her husband and 2 rescue dogs, Oliver and Kai.
Naomi W. – Certified Fear Free, Veterinary Assistant, Diagnostic Specialist
Naomi became a member of the Telford Vet Teamin 2022. She graduated from Penn State University in 2023 with a B.S. in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, along with a minor in Entomology. During her time at PSU, she participated in academic research regarding conservation, evolutionary genomics, and plant-insect interactions. She has also volunteered at various animal shelters in the Bucks County and State College area. Her pets include a mixed-breed dog named Charcoal and two cats: Oreo and Marshmallow. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, insect collecting, roller-skating, and yoga. Her career goals involve attending veterinary school in the near future.
Arielle R. – Certified Veterinary Technician
Arielle became a member of the Telford Vet Team in 2024. She received her Veterinary Technician degree from Harcum College in 2022 and became a Certificate Veterinary Technician. During her free time, she loves to go hiking and spend time with her two cats, Kip and Katara, and her two dogs, Kano and Kora.
Client Service Team
Sarah B. – Certified Fear Free, Receptionist, Marketing Specialist
Sarah joined the Telford Veterinary staff in 2021. She is a proud dog mom of a Hound Mix named Caroline who was rescued from North Carolina. She recently graduated with a degree in Marketing Management. She has a passion for marketing and is thrilled to serve as a Marketing Specialist alongside her receptionist role. She assists our practice with social media management, blog writing, and other marketing efforts. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the movies and visiting local restaurants.
Tana H. – Certified Fear Free, Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist
Tana was a hospital client for 10 years before joining our staff as a Veterinary Assistant in 2014. She now serves as a full-time receptionist with our team. She brings with her many years of experience and enthusiasm for training in dog sports activities including conformation show handling, competitive canine weight-pulling, competitive flyball racing, and dabbling in agility and rally obedience. Tana – shown here on the right with her dog Grunt – lines up at the start of a flyball race with one of her teammates, Jennifer R., and Mayhem on the left (Photo by Tiffany Duffy Photography).
Alicia H. – Certified Fear Free, Receptionist
Alicia joined the Telford Vet Team in August 2023. She married her high school sweetheart in 2005 and has been a stay-at-home mom for 17 years raising her four sons. She has two very energetic dogs, Mila a 5-year-old American Bulldog, and Callie a 1-year-old American Bully. Her hobbies outside of work include cheering her sons on at their football games, visiting local restaurants and breweries, and hosting exciting Eagle viewing parties for her neighbors, friends, and family. Alicia is very excited to be joining the team to help our clients and patients.
Kendra D. – Certified Fear Free, Receptionist
Kendra joined Telford Veterinary Hospital in 2017. She graduated from Lancaster Bible College in 2016 with an A. A. in Bible. She has always had a love for animals and is passionate about helping pet owners learn how to better care for their pets through social media. She assists with distributing content through Telford Vet’s Twitter, Pinterest, and Blog platforms. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with children at her church and with Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue at weekend events. She also enjoys spending time with her Labrador Mix, Ryder, and is currently working toward having him certified as a therapy dog.
Hospital Support Team
Vinny R. – Certified Fear Free, Support Specialist
Vinny joined the Telford Vet team in 2022. He is currently a high school student at North Penn and works part-time at the hospital. Vinny hopes to one day go to college for veterinary sciences and become a vet in the future. Outside of work, he enjoys shopping, reading, talking with his friends, and playing with his dogs, Camo and Duke.
Elijah R. – Certified Fear Free, Support Specialist
Elijah joined the TVH Team in the Fall of 2022 as one of our Support Specialists. He is currently attending Penn State Leigh Valley majoring in Rehabilitation and Human Services. Outside of school, Elijah assists with raising puppies for The Seeing Eye and is the President of The Seeing Eye 4H Puppy Club for Montgomeryville County. He has helped raise 3 dogs so far and accepted one back, Luke, as a family pet after he became a career change dog. Elijah’s other hobbies include drawing, sports, and reading an occasional good book.
Laverne and Mervyn – Office Protectors
Laverne and Mervyn are Belgian Tervurens that live with the practice owners. These Tervurens were adopted specifically for their breed attributes which include undying loyalty and high intelligence. Despite being 3 years apart in age, they are actually half brothers, sharing the same mother. Laverne (pictured right) is a certified Therapy Dog and Mervyn (lower left) is finishing his training and working toward certification. They can be found at the hospital in their owner’s office, frequently wandering the hallways and occasionally greeting clients at the front desk. They love the great outdoors and feel at home in the mountains. Belgian Tervurens have a long lineage as a working and herding breed. They are incredibly talented and intuitive, Laverne is a keen observer of his entire environment, always watching and ready to “herd” or corral any wayward children or animals. Laverne actually has his own Facebook page, follow his antics here.