Our Team

The Churchville Veterinary Clinic team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

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Cheryl Smith - Practice Manager

I got into the veterinary field by accident, but quickly realized it was what I had been looking for most of my working career. On a daily basis, I get to experience the responsibility that comes with educating and supporting the individuals, families and pets who put their trust in our team to keep them healthy, and help them through the tough times. As a Practice Manager, I’ve realized how fortunate I am to be able to support our hospital team in providing for our patients and client’s as we provide an important service to our community. I love what I do and being part of the amazing things we do here. It truly is a blessing to work with such a great staff and to truly enjoy coming into work every day! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, two adorable Persian kitties (Caesar and Cleopatra) and my five grandbabies!!!

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Becky McClure - Customer Service Representative

Becky is one of our receptionists and has only been with us since July of 2016, but she has spent the past 15 years working in the animal care field. Before joining us at Churchville, she was working at the Baltimore Zoo! When she is at work, she enjoys greeting our furry friends and vacuuming up toe nail clippings at the end of the day. At home, she lives with her husband, 2 kids, her dog Milly, 3 cats Skitters, Moo and 2 Socks, a box turtle named Bulldog, and 2 grumpy hermit crabs.

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Joanne Rex - Customer Service Representative

Joanne is a native New Yorker and moved to Maryland with her three children 25 years ago for a fresh start. She has worked at the front reception desk at Churchville for the past 7 years and loves greeting our clients and furry patients. Joanne and her husband share their home with their 3 dogs, Maggie, Misty, and Prim, and their cat Shadow. Off hours, she enjoys spending time with her daughters and two grandsons, as well as gardening, decorating her home, and an occasional trip to the casino!

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Cheryl Tessing - Customer Service Representatiave

Cheryl has been working with Churchville Veterinary for 10 YEARS! 8 of those years were spent as a technician and now she has become one of our amazing receptionists!! When she isn’t greeting all of our wonderful clients and their furry friends, you can find her relaxing on the beach, planting in her garden, spending time with her 7 grandchildren or playing with her 3 doggies: Taz, Buddha and Jada.

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Gabrielle (Gaby) Smith - Registered Vet Tech

Gaby has been working in the veterinary field for 9 years. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh and obtained her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2015. Her interests at work include critical care and dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog Mia and spending time with friends and family.

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Brandi Risk - Vet Tech

Brandi works in the treatment area as a vet tech. Brandi has been working in a vet clinic for 9 years. She enjoys working with all the dogs that come in, but she has a special place in her heart for pitbulls and is a true advocate for the entire breed. Brandi recently adopted a new addition to her family, Knox, an adorable 3 month old red and brindle pitbull. Her passion is to rescue. She has rescued and re-homed dozens of animals. She enjoys spending time with her 2 year old daughter Emersyn, her pitbull Knox, and 2 cats Fray and Larkin.

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Ciera Simmons - Vet Tech

Ciera has worked in the veterinary field for over 2 years now. Ciera has relocated from Alabama where her family shares a love for animals and she grew up with her parents working with animals. She has 3 sassy Dachshunds and a kitty cat that she loves dearly. During her free time she enjoys being outside and crafting.

Rebecca (Becca) Wojcik - Vet Tech

Becca joined our team in 2018, but has worked in the animal care field as a veterinary assistant since 2013. She has a special place in her heart for cats, and is a proud crazy cat lady. When Becca isn't spending time loving on furry patients, she loves hiking and exploring the outdoors with her boyfriend Josh, and snuggling her 6 cats, Peanut, Phoebe, Carlos, Little Man, Panda and Beebees, as well as her chihuahua, Olive, and her ferret, Goose.

Aleksandra (Aleksa) Hinnant - Vet Tech

Aleksa has been involved in the animal field for a little over three years. She spent the first two years doing large animal hoarding cases with a rescue (Humane Society of the United States) and got involved in veterinary medicine this past year. She enjoys working with animals of all species and hopes to enroll in school to become a registered technician this year. In her spare time, she enjoys working with local rescues and spending time with her two rescue pit bulls – Tyson and Mia.

Stephanie (Steph) Hajek - Vet Tech

Steph has been in the field for eight years now. She first started off working as a kennel assistant, and then transitioned to a comfort care assistant where she truly realized her passion for the field. Steph was then trained as an overnight technician caring for critical care patients.

She joined our team in May of 2018 and has become an integral part of our staff. She is a firm believer in being the voice for the animals and helping animals in need.

She has four dogs of her own: Lugnut, Chloe, Jaxx (all pibbles) and Diamond (Maltese/Pomeranian) also known as “the gang”

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Andrew Meara - Kennel Supervisor

Andrew is one of our kennel technicians and has been with us for a year and a half. He enjoys caring for your sweet fur-babies when they stay with us for a little vacation. When he is not working he enjoys watching Eagles, Broncos, Phillies and Flyers games and spending time with his dog Bella!

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Jamie Caudell - Kennel CSR

Jamie has worked at Churchville Veterinary Clinic for 34 years. She was born in New Jersey and moved to Maryland when she was 6 years old. She enjoys greeting customers on the boarding side as our Boarding Customer Service Representative, and has always enjoyed working with animals. She has one dog and six cats, all rescues. When she is not here, you can usually find her volunteering at a nursing home or taking care of a feral cat community. (Approximately 12 kitties wait for her arrival). In her spare time, she enjoys wildlife/scenic photography, walking with her dog Tia and spending time outdoors. She especially enjoys taking pictures at the Conowingo Dam of the eagles, osprey and herons.

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Alyssa Meyers - Kennel Technician

Alyssa has been working with dogs for about 14 years. She is very passionate about animals and she really loves her job. When Alyssa is not working she likes to spend her free time hiking, drawing and playing video games

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Mary Legg - Kennel Technician

Mary is a kennel technician and has worked with animals for 3 years. Her favorite part of working here is helping with all of the not-so-friendly dogs that come to stay with us and try to make them comfortable during their visit. Outside of work she enjoys video games, music, and going on adventures with her shepherd mix, Jinx.

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Emily Barrett - Kennel Technician

Emily is 27 years old and has been working with animals for 4 years. Emily has 2 dogs and 2 cats. Her favorite things to do when not working are watching Philadelphia sports teams and to take her border collie “Oliver” to the park .

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Julie - Groomer

Meet Julie :) Julie is our Groomer at our Churchville Pet Resort. She has been grooming for more than 18 years and enjoys finding out each one of her furry clients individual and unique personalities. At home she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 sons, her golden retreiver Heidi, her cat George, and her chickens :) Call us today to set up a grooming appointment with Julie!!!

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