Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital's Dedicated Team
Our team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.
Jason Howe, LVT — Veterinary Technician
Jason has always wanted to work in the veterinary field. When given an assignment in the 6th grade asking what he wanted to be when he grew up, he choose to work with animals.
Originally from the Gettysburg area, Jason has worked as a veterinary technician at Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital since 2002. A graduate of both Pennsylvania State University (with a BS degree in Dairy and Animal Science) and Wilson College (with an AS degree in Veterinary Technology), he is a licensed veterinary technician in the state of Pennsylvania and a member of the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team.
Theresa Russell, LVT — Veterinary Technician
Theresa has been a licensed veterinary technician at EVH since 1996. Being a long time Emmitsburg resident, she is familiar with many of the locals and their pets who busy themselves around the town.
Theresa and her husband Roy have three children — Lindsay, Kyle, and Tye. She also shares her home with her kitty Spongebob Square Pants; two dogs, Huckleberry Finn and Wyatt Earp; a micro pig named Dori; and two horses, Farrah and Bristle.
Lindsay Stouter — Veterinary Technician
Lindsay joined the staff at Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital in 2008 after moving back from Albuquerque, NM. She attended Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas studying Veterinary Technician Medicine. While living in Albuquerque where her husband was stationed in the military, Lindsay worked in a mobile spay and neuter clinic. Her professional interests include surgery and emergency medicine.
Outside the hospital, Lindsay enjoys hiking, shopping, and Zumba! Lindsay and her family share their home with two English Mastiffs named Tator and Maximillion; a Labrador Retriever named Angel; and three cats named Cleo, Brownie, and Lu.
Jamie Swinehart — Veterinary Technician
Growing up on a farm in Sabillasville, Jamie has always had a love for all types of animals. She started rescuing birds and rabbits at a young age, releasing them back into the wild when healed. She loved the challenge of finding litters of kittens in the barn and taming them and finding them homes.
Jamie started at Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital in 2002 as a kennel technician and has since moved up to veterinary technician and is part of the marketing team. Her professional interests include animal behavior medicine.
Amanda Hornig — Veterinary Technician
Amanda attended the International Business College in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she earned a degree in Veterinary Technology. After returning home to Pennsylvania, Amanda joined the Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital family.
Amanda and her family have raised several Seeing Eye puppies. Amanda enjoys baking and crafts in her free time. Her family includes a Shih Tzu named Archie, a Seeing Eye puppy named Jodi, two cats named Smokey and Batman, and a Bearded Dragon.
Kayla Campbell — Technician Assistant
Kayla is our doggie daycare queen; all of the puppies are excited to see her every day! She joined the Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital family in 2012 as a kennel and technician assistant.
In her free time, Kayla enjoys playing basketball and walking with her dogs. She has a Pekingese/Pomeranian mix named KoKo, a black Labrador Retriever named Duke, and a Golden Retriever named Hunter.
Melody Long — Receptionist
Melody has been a receptionist at Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital since 2001, joining our family after being a long-time client. Melody loves her interactions with clients and she says this is the best and most rewarding job she has had.
Melody has seven children named Jeremy, Cheryl, Kris, Natalie, Jesse, Brandon, and Clinton, and 11 grandchildren. Her family also includes two Shih-Poos, Snoops and Chelsea. Along with family activities, Melody enjoys gardening and interior decorating.
Dawn Thomas — Receptionist
Dawn started at Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital in 2006 as a full-time receptionist after working at another veterinary practice. Her love for animals since childhood connected her with the veterinary field. Dawn loves the furry four leggers that walk in our doors, but has a soft spot for Rottweilers and Pit Bulls.
Residing in Adams County, Dawn loves Harley rides in the mountains and fills quiet time making beaded jewelry. She has a Pit Bull named Hank and two cats named Fuzz and Jasper.
Michaela Dolphin-Biba — Receptionist
Michaela is a west coast native who grew up equally between Colorado and California. She moved to the east coast in 2002 and then joined the Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital team in 2013. Michaela has a BA degree in Business and Marketing from Loyola Marymount University. Her love for animals brought her into the field in 2002 when she joined a day practice and then later moved to an emergency care facility. She enjoys all aspects of the veterinary field and finds it to be a very rewarding career.
Michaela lives in Gettysburg with her husband and son. She enjoys all things outdoors, tennis, traveling and reading. Her furry family includes two cats, a Calico/Torti named Tinkerbell and an Orange Tabby named Puss in Boots.
Michele Miller — Pet Groomer
Michele has been the groomer at Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital since 1993. She is a true dog and cat whisperer; pets seem to calm right down when in her hands. Michele studied grooming in Silver Spring, Maryland. When she isn’t glamming up our pets, she enjoys crocheting and collecting Santas.
Peaches — Our Friendly Hospital Cat
Peaches came to use three weeks after our dear Tubbs left us. We believe that Tubbs sent her to us, because it did not take long for her to adjust to the life of a hospital cat.
Peaches was brought to us by Forever Love to have in our cat adoption cage, but she ended up being out of the cage more then in the cage! Eventually she won our hearts over and is happily telling us what to do. Peaches is friendly with our clients and their pets and makes friends with all the adoption cats that come into our hospital. We feel lucky to have her as part of our team.