Support Staff

Management Team

Kris -Hospital Manager – A Butler native, Kris and her husband have recently returned to the area to be closer to family and friends. Kris accepted the position of office manager in September 2011.  She has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. She and her husband, Scott, enjoy spending time with their two cats, Iris and Onyx.

AmberAssistant Manager– did her externship with us at BVA, while attending VTI.  After graduating,  Amber was hired in 2008. Amber was our reception manager then was promoted to Assistant Manager. She shares her home with her husband, daughter, son, 2 dogs, and 6 cats! Amber works hard to keep everything moving smoothly throughout  our busy days at BVA.

Brandi – Assistant Manger- joined our kennel staff in July of 2009 to gain animal experience. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute 2012. She has worked in all areas of the hospital and most recently has been promoted to Floor Supervisor. She shares her life with 2 dogs, Emma and Sara, and a guinea pig named Hannah.

Jeanette-Floor Supervisor- has been working at Butler Veterinary for 4 years. She was recently promoted to floor supervisor.  Jeanette loves her co-workers, our clients, and she loves her job! Jeanette has 3 dogs, 3 cats, and a bearded dragon. When she is not working, her life revolves around her daughter and cheerleading! We are so happy that Jeanette is a part of our team.



Linda “LO” joined the BVA team in 2002 after working at the library. The change of pace is welcomed and she really enjoys being a receptionist here – “You get to meet so many people and pets!” She is originally from the Phoenix area and enjoys revisiting that area in her off time. She shares her life with her 2 sons, 2 dear friends and an older spoiled cat.

Channingwas a client before joining our team in March 2009. She enjoys being a receptionist and likes to watch our doctors perform surgery when she has the opportunity. She shares her home with her husband, children and 4 spoiled labs, Kelsey, Morgan, Maya and Hunter.

LorraineOur employee from “Across the Pond” is a native of London, England. As a military wife, she has traveled around the world with her husband. She was a volunteer at the Base Veterinary Clinic in Naples, Italy, and after moving to the States she worked at another local veterinary hospital for 9 years. Lorraine joined our team in April of 2008.  She shares her home with her husband and 2 Bassett Hounds, Owen, other wise known as, “What’s this” and Tillie, known as “Trouble”!

Ashley attended Slippery Rock University for Elementary Education.  She is very interested in educating our clients and helping the patients.  She shares her home with her husband, Matt,  a Dachshund  named Geno and 2 cats, Lemieux and Nala.  Ashley enjoys cheering on the Penguins!

Mariah– decided that she wanted a change in career, so she decided to try Butler Veterinary Associates.  We are so happy that she did!  She enjoys working with our patients.  She has many animals at home also.  Mariah has a horse named Ace, two dogs, Timber and Shania, and a cat named Thor.  

Sue-is a long time client turned employee! She has two sons and one adorable grandson, Carson. She shares her home with her husband Dave and her two dogs, Bailey and Zoe. Sue is a wonderful addition to our reception team. We are so thankful that she decided to join us!



TommasinaOur “New Jersey Girl” came to us back in 1999. She moved here after marrying Jesse, a Butler native. She had previous veterinary experience, as she was also a technician in New Jersey. She shares her life with her husband and a houseful of animals. Tommasina enjoys the client and patient experience of our hospital and can be found assisting the doctor in the exam rooms.

Sarah – While attending Median School of Allied Health Careers, Sarah chose BVA for her externship and never left! She has been with us since September 2003 and enjoys working in all areas of the hospital, she works mostly in our ER department, but also enjoys working in the treatment areas.  She shares her life with her husband, 2 daughters, and 1 son,  as well as 3 birds, 2 lizards , and multiple farm animals. Sarah is a very active member of one of our local humane organizations, Rainbow Animal Refuge.

Amanda –  graduated from Vet Tech Institute in March of 2010.  She was hired at BVA as soon as she completed her internship here. Amanda T is our “ray of sunshine” and we are always grateful for her friendly, bubbly personality and constant cheerfulness.  She shares her life in her new home with her husband Colton, a cat named Lowe and their 2 dogs, Elmer, a Bloodhound, and Jasper, a Beagle.

Melissa – graduated from Sanford-Brown Institute in Pittsburgh and joined our team in April 2011. She enjoys all aspects of the hospital, and has wanted to work with animals her entire life. She shares her life with a Doberman/Lab mix named Mya and enjoys learning new things, books, music and movies.

Kayla –  graduated from Vet Tech Institute in Feb 2011 and joined our team in August 2011. Her favorite area of the hospital to work in is surgery. She has 2 dogs, Tess, an Australian Shepherd, and Emma, a Lab. 

Catrina –  joined BVA as a receptionist. She is now working as a tech.  She previously worked on a horse farm and really enjoys the interaction with clients.  

Jessie-went to Penn State and studied Animal Bioscience. She comes to us from Moon Veterinary Hospital.  At home, she has two dogs named Sadie and Indy, one horse, Rio, and two ponies Sassie and Blaze!  She enjoys working in the treatment area of our hospital.  

Amber Kgraduated from Vet Tech Institute.  She joined Butler Veterinary in June, 2014.  Amber enjoys working in the treatment areas of the hospital. She likes our frequent, fast paced days. At home, Amber has 2 dogs, Dakota and Sullivan, 2 cats, Finnegan and Tod, and a Russian tortoise named Enzo. Amber loves spending time with her husband and furry family going on walks and traveling. Her other passions include, baseball and Disney. Amber tells us that she is looking forward to many more years at Butler Veterinary. We are looking forward to it too!

Victoriagraduated from Vet Tech Institute in 2013.  Victoria did her externship at the Western PA Humane Society in Pittsburgh. She has a 4 year old red brindle American Staffordshire Terrier named Sarge. Victoria is starting to really enjoy working on the emergency shift.  She hopes to start to work in our surgery department soon.  Vicoria’s sister was a client of BVA and suggested she put in her application.  We are thrilled that she did!

 Rachel- ever since she was little Rachel wanted to work with animals. She loves working in the kennel and she looks forward to training in other areas in the hospital. Rachel has started training as a room tech and is learning a lot about patient care. Rachel has officially become a technician and we couldn’t be prouder of her!

Melaniewas one of our 3 externs this fall.  She is also a recent graduate of VTI. Melanie is working in our exam rooms and in our reception area.  At home, Melanie has a cat named, Amora.  We are glad to have Melanie as part of our team.

Dara-Shift Supervisor- According to Dara, “Nothing makes me happier than 4 legged creatures besides my kids!” We are so happy to have Dara as a part of our team.  She has worked in the Veterinary field for over 10 years.  Before starting with BVA, she worked at a small zoo in eastern PA.  She has a English Mastiff, 4 cats, 1 rat, and 2 ducks.  

Kristen-Shift Supervisor-is a graduate of Veterinary Technical Institute. She loves working in exam rooms and helping pets be healthy and happy! Kristen has Neapolitan Mastiff/Rottweiler/Cane Corso Mix dog named Harley. In Kristen’s spare time, she loves to hike with Harley.

Veronica- is one of three externs from Veterinary Technical Institute in Pittsburgh that we had working with us this past Winter.  She has 3 dogs, 3 cats, and a bird.  Veronica enjoys working in our emergency and treatment areas of the hospital. 

Jesteen- is our third extern from this past Winter! After doing her externship at BVA, she decided that this was the place that she wanted to work.  Jesteen is looking forward to working in in exam rooms and in our emergency department.  She has 2 dogs, Marlee and Brady, a very cranky cat named Skidders and a Hamster named Reggie.  We are so happy to have these 3 new employees working at  our clinic!

Stevie-is back!! She worked at Butler Veterinary previously. She took a break and she missed us so she is back to work with us part time.  Stevie works mostly ER shifts and loves it. She has 2 dogs, 3 cats, 1 rabbit, and she fosters for Rainbow Animal Rescue also.  We are so happy to have Stevie back with us!!

Ian-came to us in 2019 as a potential client with previous veterinary experience and Lorraine didn’t let him leave! He enjoys the challenge of working with our fast paced and talented ER crew. He lives with his Partner and six “fur babies.”  We are very lucky to have “captured” Ian!


Kennel Staff


 Lindsay started working at BVA in 2016 to follow her love for animals. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2019 and she is now attending the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Lindsay has always had a passion for animals, especially farm animals. She enjoys taking her dog for hikes and to the river. Lindsay loves working at Butler Veterinary where the staff is a second family to her and she loves getting to help all of the animals. 

Toni-attends Butler Senior High School. Toni has been bringing her pets to Butler Veterinary for many years.  She had 3 wonderful dogs and a Betta Fish. Toni is interested in learning more about being a technician or a Veterinarian!

Katelyn-also attends Butler Senior High School! We are lucky to have such ambitious students working in our kennel. Katelynn has 2 dogs, Max and Cooper, and 6 cats!