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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 opened in 1997 and is integral in day-to-day operation of the business. She has many critters in her care! Her dogs Chip, Doogie, and Wiley have all passed their Canine Good Citizenship Tests. She also has horses, a donkey, a cat, and birds! She keeps busy with their care and other animal-related activities.

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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, which includes two dogs, two horses, a husband and two sons! As an avid outdoors-woman, she enjoys hunting and fishing and has raised her sons through the 4-H program with dairy cattle.

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Vikkie Silva - Certified Veterinary Technician

Vikkie was born and raised in the Erie area. She graduated from Mercyhurst College and worked in the advertising industry for 10 years. During that time she was a client of ours and volunteered with small animal rescue. In 2012 she opted to change careers. Vikkie graduated from veterinary technician school in Denver and returned to the area to begin working with us. She has one dog, Clover, and two cats, Remy and Hazel (both she bottle-fed as kittens.) When she isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband while they travel, search for beachglass, and garden.

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Stacy Gladitz - Receptionist

Stacy began working with us in August of 2014. She graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School and has 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, one dog (Rebel), and a cat named Sassy. When she's not working with us, she enjoys watching her kids in all their different sports, is an advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and really enjoys the little bit of relaxation time she gets!

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Kendra Alcorn - Veterinary Technician

Kendra completed an internship with us in 2015. We were impressed with her skills, so after she graduated from the Veterinary Technician Institute in Pittsburgh and gained some work experience, we added her to our team in 2016. She chose her career path due to previously working in a stable and having a life-long love of animals. She has a twin sister, and three dogs, Tess, Dottie, and Benelli. She enjoys camping, four-wheeling and spending time with her loved ones.

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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.

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Mariah Ashton - Veterinary Technician

Mariah grew up surrounded by animals, knowing that she wanted to work in the veterinary field in some capacity. She moved across the state, to Erie, in 2007 and attended veterinary assistant school. Her experience includes three years of work as a stablehand and veterinary technician work since 2010. Mariah has three children and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, sports, and generally spending time outdoors!

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Holly Hunter - Veterinary Technician

Holly is a graduate of Edinboro University, and has been with our office since 2005. 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!)

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Autumn Burkett - Veterinary Assistant

Autumn has been with us since the summer of 2014. Her family had been bringing their pets to us for years and when they learned we were hiring, they sent her our way! She has a background in pet product retail services and has been a great addition to our office! She has four dogs and two cats. In her free time (which she doesn't have much of - she has multiple jobs!) she enjoys sleeping, shopping, watching movies, and fishing.

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Brittni Farrell - Receptionist

Brittni was here for an appointment with her cats one day when she heard we were looking for a new receptionist. Lucky for us, we were able to hire her and she began working at our hospital in June of 2016. She graduated from Edinboro University with a degree in Social Services. She has two Bengal cats, Thea and Axyl, whom she loves and adores.

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