Hospital Staff

We have grown from a handful of people to a large family here!  Read below to get to know our family a little better.  We want to welcome you and have you feel comfortable in our "home!"
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Diane McCain - Office Manager
A veteran at AHW, Diane keeps her finger on the pulse of the business as our office manager. 
She has been here since the doors of AHW opened in 1997 and is integral in day-to-day operation 
of the business. She has many critters including Chip, Doogie, and Wiley (all of whom have passed their Canine Good Citizenship Test). She also has horses, a donkey, a cat, birds and keeps busy outside of her time at AHW with their care and other animal-related activities.  

Annette "Sis" Tobin - Receptionist 
"Sis" is another one of our awesome veterans here at AHW.  She has been involved in the 
veterinary field for almost 40 years and she's been with us since 1997. She also lives in a house full 
of animals, in which she has 2 dogs, 2 horses, a husband and 2 sons! An avid outdoors-woman, 
she enjoys hunting and fishing and has raised her sons through the 4-H program with dairy cattle.

Vikkie Silva - Certified Veterinary Technician
Vikkie was born and raised in the Erie area, graduating from Mercyhurst College and working in the advertising industry for 10 years. During that time she was a client here and volunteered with small animal rescue. In 2012 she changed careers by graduating from veterinary technician school in Denver and returned to the area to begin working for us. She has a dog, Clover, and two cats, Remy & Hazel (both kitties she bottle-fed). In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband while they search for beachglass, garden, travel, and cheer for the Erie Otters.

Stacy Gladitz - Receptionist
  Stacy began working with us August of 2014. Having graduated from Fort LeBoeuf and having 
worked multiple other jobs within Waterford, she's our social butterfly! We could play the game 
"Six Degrees of Stacy Gladitz"! At home she enjoys time with her husband, two daughters, one 
son, and one dog, Rebel! When she's not working with us, she enjoys watching her kids in all their different sports, is an advocate for JDRF, and really enjoys the little bit of relaxation time she gets!

Kendra Alcorn - Veterinary Technician
Kendra was our intern at the beginning of 2015. She made a very good impression on us and, after she graduated from the Veterinary Technician Institute in Pittsburgh and gained some work experience, we hired her into our team May of 2016. She chose her career path due to previously working in a stable for a few years and a life-long love of animals. She has a twin sister, and two dogs, Tess & Dottie. She enjoys camping, four-wheeling and spending time with her loved ones.

Mariah Ashton - Veterinary Technician
Mariah grew up surrounded by animals, knowing that she wanted to take part in the veterinary field 
in some way. She moved across the state, to Erie, in 2007 and attended Veterinary Assistant school. Her experience includes three years as a stable-hand and Veterinary Technician work since 2010. 
She has three children and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, sports and generally spending time outdoors!​

Destiny Betts - Veterinary Technician
Destiny joined the AHW team during the Summer of 2018. She is a lifelong resident of Cambridge Springs who grew up showing cows and pigs in the 4-H program. She graduated from Great Lakes Institute of Technology’s Veterinary Assistant program and has aspirations of owning a goat farm someday! At home, she has one dog, Leila, and enjoys kayaking, shopping, and hiking.

Holly Hunter - Veterinary Technician
Holly has been at our office since 2005 and is a graduate of Edinboro University. Her love for 
animals has led her several different directions in the animal industry. She has taken on Nutritional Consulting with Purina ProPlan and, in 2013, she also began working part-time at our local Pet Emergency Center. She stays busy with her husband, Scott, by going to the beach, golfing, seeing concerts and -of course- cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers! At home, she has three cats, 
Geno, Ellie, and Monday. (She might be our crazy cat lady!) ​

Brittni Farrell - Receptionist
Brittni happened to be here for an appointment with her cats one day when she heard we were looking for a new receptionist. Lucky for us she worked out well and started working for us June 2016. She graduated from Edinboro University with a degree in Social Services. She has two Bengal cats named Thea and Axyl, whom she loves and adores.

Autumn Burkett - Veterinary Assistant
Autumn has been with us since the summer of 2014. Her family has been clients here for awhile and when they learned we were hiring, they luckily sent her our way! She has a background in pet product retail services and has fit in nicely. She has 4 dogs and 2 cats. In her free time (which she doesn't have much of - she has multiple jobs!) she enjoys sleeping, shopping, watching movies and fishing!