Certified Veterinary Practice Manager
Leigh Ann has been in the veterinary field for 24 years, the last 21 of which have been with North Memorial. She started her veterinary career as a receptionist and technician and has diligently worked into her current role of Practice Manager. Leigh Ann manages all aspects of our hospital from client and patient care to the business side of things. Leigh Ann passed the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager exam in August of 2021 and earned the distinction of being one of an elite few CVPM’s in North America. This credential is earned after extensive experience in the industry, continuous education, and finally sitting for the test. Leigh Ann loves veterinary medicine and is thankful that she was able to turn her love of animals into a fulfilling career.
Leigh Ann lives with her husband and two daughters who are the light of her life, her dogs “Charles Barkley”, “Roscoe”, and “Max” and the most recent addition of “Louis” their feisty little kitty. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family exploring this amazing country in their camper, cooking, baking, and reading.
Amanda has been at North Memorial Animal Hospital since May of 2003. After spending spending several years as a technician Amanda took over responsibility as the Assistant Manager. Her favorite part of the job is working one on one with the staff and helping them to achieve their goals and grow as employees. Amanda handles North Memorial’s social media and marketing as well as overseeing the grooming department. She has two cats “Stark” and “Anchovy” In her spare time Amanda enjoys reading and traveling the world.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Jessica is a graduate of the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh and she has been with us since February of 2011. She wanted to become a technician because she not only loves animals but has a passion for educating pet owners on how to provide the best care for their pets. Seeing a pet back at a recheck appointment that is feeling much better due to our help is her favorite part of the job! Her goal with each visit is to minimize fear & hesitation of our patients and their owners. Jessica has two dogs ” Norman” & “Brody” and 3 cats “Hank”, “Bailey” & “Otis”. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her sons Spencer & Riley and outdoor activities including fishing and camping. Watching action movies and following the Steelers are also favorite hobbies. Jess lives by the mantra: Treat people how you’d want to be treated. Empathy is key in your career and home life 🙂
Megan joined North Memorial Animal Hospital in February of 2009. Originally she started in the veterinary field to work with and learn about animals. She now enjoys being a technician and a receptionist to help educate clients. Every time Megan sees a patient she tries to make sure that each one feels safe and comfortable. One goal she has with each visit is to make sure owners have a full understanding of their pet’s medical condition and that they have the tools needed to care for their pet at home. For Megan family is everything. She and her husband have 2 beautiful children at home. They all love and adore their 2 dogs “Mr. Rooney” ( for the Steelers!) a Pomeranian mix and “Colonel” ( aka Popcorn) a poodle mix.
Patient Care Coordinator
Mary has worked at North Memorial Animal hospital since the day we opened !! She enjoys helping people and educating them on good care for their pets and she loves animals! Her favorite part of the job is taking time to talk with people. When pets come in for a visit her goal is to answer every question she can or find the answer if she cannot. She hopes everyone leaves our building feeling like they received the best care for their pet. Mary lives with her husband and they are blessed with 3 kiddos, they also seem to always have an interesting variety of pets. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, tractor pulls, and relief milking at a local dairy farm. Mary lives by the philosophy: Treat others as you would want to be treated and Jeremiah 29:11.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Dawn is a graduate of the Vet Tech Institute and has been at North Memorial since January of 2013. She chose to be a Veterinary Technician because she has an extreme love for animals and wants to help them receive the best care possible. Dawn’s favorite part of the job is working in surgery and being able to develop our “Fear Free” program. Her goal with every patient is to make the pet’s visit as stress free as possible and for them to receive the best care. Dawn lives with her husband Cody and they have 4 cats; ” Kreacher” “Marie” “Reba” & “Sinclair”, 2 dogs “Sidewinder” & “Emily” and 2 guinea pigs; “Luna” & ” “Ginny”. Dawn enjoys reading, spending time with her friends & family and baking.
Favorite Quote: ” Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” ~ J.K Rowling
Pet Loss Bereavement Specialist
Mary has been at North Memorial since December of 2013. Her favorite part of the job is meeting and getting to know our wonderful clients and their pets. Mary wants to make everyone feel welcomed. She likes to bring a smile to their faces and comfort owners when needed. Mary has been married for 23 years and has a beautiful daughter, Angelesa. She lives by the mantra: Live every day smiling.
Rebecca joined our team in April of 2016. She attended Delaware Valley College where she obtained a bachelors’ degree in biology with a specialization in zoology. She has always had a passion for caring for animals and can’t imagine doing anything else. Her favorite part of the job is being able to see the difference we make in our patient’s lives. With each visit, her goal is to not only give the best care possible but to make the visit as stress-free and happy as she can. Rebecca has a dog named “Titus” and a cat named “Totoro”. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, photography, yoga, reading and watching movies.
favorite quote: ” The universe is for me and so is everything else” –Adrene Mishler
Certified Veterinary Technician
Emily joined our team in October of 2018. She went back to school at VTI in 2017 because she felt like she wasn’t following her passion to help animals and becoming a vet tech would be one of the best ways for her to do just that. Emily’s favorite part of the job is that being a tech perfectly combines her love of animals with her love of science. She loves labwork, running tests and assisting in surgery. Her goal with every patient visit is to create an environment that is relaxed an enjoyable for both the pet and the client. Emily has 3 cats; “Calcifer”, “Riply” and “Momo”. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cosplay, photography and trave
Alexis has been at NMAH since March of 2018. She has always had a passion for animals and after being a client here for years she always appreciated the work done at North Memorial and wanted to be a part of it. Her favorite part of the job is how different each patient can be , everyone has their own personalities and quirks, which never leads to a boring day! Alexis’s goal with every visit is to make sure clients feel like we treat their pets just like we would our own and help everyone leave as happy as they can. She has one dog, “Blue” who is a Border Collie/Beagle mix. Alexis’s mantra is to “Make each day better than the last one!”
Certified Veterinary Technician
After completing her schooling at Pittsburgh VTI, Zoey joined the NMAH team in January of 2020. She has always known that she wanted to work with animals and in a field that allowed her to help them. Being a Vet Tech is the perfect job to make sure pets live their best life. Zoey’s goal with every patient visit is to provide the best care possible, and her favorite part of the job is when pets come back for rechecks or we call for an update and they are getting better or are back to 100%. At home Zoey has 3 dogs; Lego, Luna and Katy and 2 guinea pigs; Ivy and Lily.
Kristen joined the NMAH team in June of 2020. Before starting here she worked for several years in an emergency veterinary hospital. Kristen has always wanted to help animals live a long and healthy life and to reduce any pain or suffering for them. Her goal with every visit is to provide the best possible care to ensure a healthy life. Kristen’s favorite tasks at North Memorial are ones that use her technical skills such as blood draws and placing IV catheters. The love of her life is a Rottweiler/Mastiff mix named “Harley”. She lives by the mantra: Be kind and laugh often!
Cassidy joined our team in August of 2021. She has a lot of animal experience; from having pets her whole life to training dolphins and everything in between. Animal care has always been her passion. Cassidy’s goal with every patient visit is for each pet and client to leave happy and healthy. The best part of this job for her is the 4 legged friends she meets, and also the 2 legged ones. Cassidy has a cat named “Bindi” that is the love of her life. Her favorite quote, in the name of wildlife conservation is ” Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not” The lorax
Julia attended the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh and joined our team after her externship in December of 2021. Julia’s wanted to become a vet tech to help educate clients about their pets and to help give pets the best life possible. Her goal with each visit is to answer any questions owners have, making them more confident that their pets are getting the best care possible. Julia’s favorite part of the job is being able to talk with and connect with clients and their furry family members. She has 2 dogs; Gibby & Duke and a cat named Moose.
Jennifer came to NMAH with a wealth of experience in the veterinary world. After moving from the south up to our community here she wanted to stay involved in the field she had trained for. She thinks it’s important to keep your brain challenged! Jennifer’s goal with each visit is that the patient and the owner leave feeling that from start to finish their best interests were put first, and that hopefully the patient can leave happy and not scared. Her favorite part of the job is interacting with our clients and her peers, seeing the humanity and caring that is shared every day! Jennifer lives with her husband and 2 sons. They have a micro farm complete with dogs, cats, chickens, goats, cows and pigs, all depending on the season! Jennifer’s motto in life is “Just keep swimming!”
Lindsey does dual jobs here at NMAH. She works in the grooming department and as a technician on the hospital side. She knew she wanted to branch out in her animal career and had always wanted to be a technician. Lindsey’s goal with each visit is to make the pets as comfortable as possible because many of them get worked up coming in to see the doctor. Lindsey wants them to know there is truly nothing for them to be worried about and help them have the best time while here that they can. Her favorite part of the job is taking xrays! Lindsey is owned by 4 dachshunds and a beagle.