Our Veterinary Team
Heather Kulsa, CVT
Heather Kulsa is a certified veterinary technician. She has many roles at the Animal Emergency Center, such as technician supervisor and office manager. Heather started working at the Animal Emergency Center in 2012 after attending school at Johnson College in Scranton, then obtaining her CVT license. Heather was born and raised in Hazleton but currently lives in Watsontown with her boyfriend and boxer named Jenna. When she is not working, she enjoys watching Netflix, playing video games, and spending time outdoors.
Katie Newcomb is a veterinary technician at the Animal Emergency Center. Katie also has many roles at AEC, such as the inventory manager and office manager. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2006 and has been a team member at AEC since 2011. Katie currently lives in Watsontown with her fiancé on their dairy farm. She has an Australian cattle dog named Jake, a black lab named Briar, and two cats Skitz and Penny.
Amanda Klauger-Boob, CVT
Amanda Klauger-Boob is a certified veterinary technician and graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburg PA. She grew up in Millmont but has recently moved to Williamsport with her boyfriend. Amanda has been a team member at AEC since 2017. She currently has many Betta fish, a cat named Stella, and a Chihuahua named Daisy. She enjoys kayaking, spending time outdoors, and traveling.
Tessa Hartman, CVT
Tessa Hartman is a Certified Veterinary Technician who graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburg PA. She is from Millmont and joined our team in 2017. Outside of work, she enjoys makeup, video games, hiking, kayaking, Netflix, and taking care of her Betta fish. She also has an 11-year-old cat named Misty.
Jonathan Snavely is our patient transport coordinator and a veterinary assistant. He is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program with Penn Foster. He started his career at the Animal Emergency Center in 2012. Jon takes care of many stray cats, as well as his own, Clay, Vincent, Martin, Blot, Smudge, and Bob. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading, and listening to podcasts.
Tia Starks is our client relations representative supervisor. She grew up in Milton and has two dogs named Ted and Yoda. Tia started her career at AEC in 2012. She enjoys djing, swimming, reading, relaxing, and cheering for the Eagles.
Kayla Dunlap has been a member of our client relations team since 2017. She grew up in Elimsport but now lives in Watsontown. Kayla is currently attending Bloomsburg University where she is studying biology. At home, she has four cats; Ezio, Keasbey, Monster, and Twixxie, and a tarantula named Rose. Kayla spends her free time volunteering at a cat shelter in Dewart, singing, playing the guitar, drawing/painting, and playing video games.
Erica Wright is a part of our client relations team. She started working at AEC in 2015. When not at work, Erica loves to travel, go fishing and boating, and spending time with her children. She has three dogs named Brutus, Macy, and Jaxson.
Danielle Mahon joined our client relations team in 2018. She graduated from Milton High School and has an associate’s degree in business from Rasmussen College. Dani currently lives in Montoursville with her husband and four sons. She has three dogs named Dallas, Alaska, and Marley. Her hobbies include dance, and attending her sons' wrestling, baseball, and football events.
Karen Treacher has been a team member since 2002. She is currently part of the cleaning staff. Karen resides in Selinsgrove with her husband of 40 years and dog Maryann. She enjoys taking care of her precious indoor and outdoor cats, and traveling to the beach in her RV. She also loves supporting her nieces and nephews at their soccer, basketball, and baseball games. Karen also notes that she loves being a part of the AEC family.
Jean Ward is part of our cleaning staff and joined us in 2018. She lives in New Columbia with her husband, two boxers named Bandit and Grady, a beagle named Studly, and a cat named Ziggy. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, tractor pulling, and spending time in her pool and with her family.
Ivan, aka Pappy, is our resident clinic cat since he was just a kitten in 2005. He is living the life of retirement receiving as many treats and warm beds as he wants. Ivan was a blood donor and saved cat’s lives for many years.
Ellie, aka Princess, came to us in 2015 as a stray kitten that was hit by a car. She made a great recovery and joined our family as a blood donor. Ellie’s blood type is B, and she has just recently earned her donor stripes. She enjoys sleeping in her castle and greeting clients as they come through the door.
Harrison, aka Bubsy Boy, showed up at our front door with an injured tail in 2015 as a little kitten. He has donated many times and has saved many cats. He enjoys sleeping in the window, bird watching, making his daily rounds, and giving “cat scans” to all of our patients.
Ollie, aka Munchkin Boy, came to us as a kitten that was hit by a car in 2017. After many baths and some pain medication, he stole the hearts of everyone here at AEC. Ollie has also donated blood, enjoys greeting clients, begging for treats, and chasing paper balls.