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Meet our Support Staff

We are so pleased that you are viewing our staff page. All of us at Gettysburg Animal Hospital feel we are a close knit family, bonded together by longevity, affection and compassion for animals. We are proud that many of us have been working at Gettysburg Animal Hospital for close to 20 years. This makes us unique in the most wonderful way possible.

Caroline Foster, Veterinary Technician. 

Caroline has worked at Gettysburg Animal Hospital since 1998. She has one daughter, one granddaughter, 7 dogs, 2 cats, 2 goats and 2 miniature horses and a duck. Pictured here with her boxer Brandi.

Heather Archer, Certified Veterinary Technician. 

Heather graduated from Northampton Community College in 2005 with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has a Great Dane named Sake, a Pug named Rocky and a cat named Mooshu. She has been working at Gettysburg Animal Hospital since 2005.

Kylee Myers, Veterinary Technician. 

Kylee grew up around animals, which inspired her love of animals and to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. In her free time she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, skating, horseback riding, judging horse shows, and competing in barrel racing. She has two horses, one cat, and one dog.

Larissa Johnson, Veterinary Technician. 

Larissa attended college at Fairmount University and studied Veterinary Technology. She graduated in 2018. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking, and taking her fur baby Zelda for walks. She started working at Gettysburg Animal Hospital in July of 2019.

Susan Smarsh, Veterinary Assistant. 

Susan has worked for GAH since 1988 taking a short sabbatical to raise her children, she returned in 2004. Susan has 2 children and 4 dogs, Bohdi, Rudy, Oakley, and Lizzy. She recently added a young German Shepherd to her family.

Nicole Speelman, Veterinary Assistant. 

Nicole has been part of the GAH team since 1998. Along with her husband and two boys, Nicole also cares for 1 dog and 3 cats. Her love of animals extends beyond small animals, as Nicole and her family raise chickens, cows, pigs, and take care of 3 horses.

Carla Stely, Veterinary Assistant. Pictured with “Ellie Mae”

Carla has been working at GAH since May of 2005. She has 13 cats, 2 dogs, 2 Red-Footed Tortoises, 2 Chinchillas, and a pigeon.

Sue Cunningham, Certified Veterinary Assistant. 

Sue graduated from Frostburg State University in 2001, with a degree in History/English, and Carroll Community College, Westminister, MD., Certified Veterinary Assistant. She has been a certified veterinary assistant since May, 2008. She is a former park ranger.

Kimmie Null, Veterinary Assistant. 

Kimmie has been working at GAH since 2008. She earned her certification in Veterinary Assistance from Carroll County Community College. While working here she also has her own business as a personal pet sitter. Kim’s love for animals is obvious as she is a retired dairy farmer and now has a farmette that she and her husband (Bill) run daily.

Dawn Wagenfer, Veterinary Assistant. 

Dawn started in the veterinary field in 2006 in Hampton VA with a Veterinary Assistant degree. She moved to Gettysburg in 2011, when she began working at the Gettysburg Animal Hospital. She has two beautiful children, three cats and two dogs. She enjoys the outdoors, horseback riding, photography and painting.

Julie Watkins, Veterinary Assistant. 

Julie has been an animal lover her whole life and always wanted to work in Veterinary medicine. For her, working at Gettysburg Animal Hospital is like coming home, because the office is located on the land where she grew up. She is married to her wonderful husband Doug, has five fantastic children, two dogs, three cats, and ten crazy chickens.

Pat Unger, Veterinary Assistant. 

Pat lives in Gettysburg with her dog Sadie. She has a son Eric, a daughter Madison and two grandchildren Jase and Coraline, who are the loves of her life!

In her free time she helps her daughter groom animals and enjoys working with disobedient dogs to make them loving companions.

Courtney Frack, Veterinary Assistant. 

Courtney joined the GAH team in February of 2017. Along with caring for the animals, Courtney is also a part time cosmetologist. Courtney shares her home with her husband Brett, daughter Bristol, and lab mix Jasmine.

Courtney’s favorite part of working at GAH is interacting with the clients and the animals!

Erica West, Veterinary Assistant.

Erica started working at Gettysburg Animal Hospital in October of 2017. She had her first child in July of 2018. She absolutely loves spending time with her. She also has a nine month old cavalier/poodle puppy who, along with her daughter, enjoys running her ragged.

Abby Sentz, Veterinary Assistant. 

Abby started working at the Gettysburg Animal Hospital in November 2019. She graduated from Gettysburg High School in 2018. She is currently taking classes at HACC and planning to transfer to Wilson College in the fall of 2020 to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has a dog named Chick and a cat named Kitty Kitty.

Haley Cluck, Veterinary Assistant. 

Haley Cluck has been working at the Gettysburg Animal Hospital since 2019. She graduated from Gettysburg High School in 2019 and is currently taking classes at HACC to become a teacher. She has a love for animals, her favorites being her German Shepard Loki and Ricky Poe, a mix.

Isabel Gandek-Gaspar, Veterinary Assistant. 

Isabel started working at Gettysburg Animal Hospital in July 2020 after having worked with animals 6 years prior. When she is not loving on animals, she enjoys baking, crocheting, wine tasting with Eric her husband, and taking her cockapoo Buddy hiking.

Reyna Rhodes, Veterinary Assistant

Alia Thomas, Veterinary Assistant

Brooke Perkins, Veterinary Assistant


Monday / Wednesday / Friday
8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday / Thursday 
8:30am – 7:00pm
9:00am – 1:00pm