Jonathan Detweiler – Hospital Administrator
Jon is the Hospital Administrator and one of the owners of Telford Veterinary Hospital, joining Dr. Minninger and the senior staff in 2006. He received his degree in Emergency Management from Hahnemann University in 1998. He began his career in public safety as a Paramedic and managed several Emergency Medical Service organizations as well as Medevac companies before making the career shift into Veterinary Medicine. With this diverse background, he brought new ideas and concepts to the veterinary business. Jon believes that leadership through a consistent, positive example is the only way to ultimately achieve success in business. Capitalizing on every opportunity to help the staff grow is the foundation of his daily activities. He also works closely with Dr. Minninger to deliver a specialized Canine Emergency Care class to law enforcement canine officers as well as a Canine Critical Care class to local EMS professionals who are having increased exposure to injured pets. In his time away from the practice he enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling, camping, and cooking.
Megan Z. – Certified Fear Free, Advanced Practice Nurse, Clinical Care Manager
Megan started with TVH in 2014 after deciding to go back to school to become a vet tech. Previously, she graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a B.S. in Athletic Training. She worked in sports medicine for 4 years along with being an EMT. During this time her lifelong passion for animals inspired a big career change. She now serves as our Clinical Care Manager and one of our Advanced Practice Nurses under the direction of our Veterinarians. You may have seen her french bulldog, Finley, behind the counter or on our social media platforms. Megan also has an orange and white cat named Miles. In 2019 she rescued a 13-year-old dachshund named Dusty, who has furthered her passion for senior pets and hospice care. This interest allows her to utilize her background in PT to help our senior pet community thrive. She looks forward to her opportunities to be an educator to our community’s first responders through our k9 first aid and CPR course.
Cassie T. – Certified Fear Free, Receptionist
Cassie joined the Telford Vet staff in April of 2017 after spending nearly 10 years working in Retirement Living Marketing and Sales. She graduated from West Chester University in 2008 with a degree in Marketing. She works behind the scenes on our social media pages and while in the hospital she greatly enjoys getting to know our clients and their pets. Outside of the hospital she enjoys spending time with her Miniature Schnauzer, Tucker, being with family and friends, trying as many restaurants as possible, and planning her next road trip or adventure!
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 (2 yo) and Gage (1 yo).
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 sport 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).
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.
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.
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 a beagle named Pebbles and two golden retriever puppies named Phoebe and Monica.
Emily P. – Certified Fear Free Receptionist, Client Care Representative
Emily joined the Telford Veterinary staff in July of 2020. She has worked very closely with animals since graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013. Most recently, Emily worked with an animal rescue that allowed to her to care for hundreds of animals over the last 4 years. Emily works as our staff liaison for Behavioral Consultations with Dr. Loeffler. When she isn’t caring for animals, Emily enjoys spending time with her two rescue dogs and her husband. She is very excited to be a part of this close-knit team at Telford Veterinary Hospital so she can continue to help as many animals as possible!
Liana M. – Certified Fear Free, Veterinary Assistant
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 3 rescue dogs, Maggie, Oliver, and Kai.
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.
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.