Veterinary Technicians

Technician Team

Jess - Technician Coordinator  

Adopted: December 2015

Jess has held an interest in helping animals all of her life. In fact, one of her favorite childhood memories is a story she tells while grinning. Jess discovered one of her rooster's toes had lost its toenail; she immediately took action to clean and wrap the toe. Jess continues her story with a chuckle, “My mother received a fright when she walked into the kitchen and discovered a rooster sitting in the sink while I was performing this first aid.". Read More


Adopted: May 2009
Krista Harbold joined the Patton Veterinary Hospital Staff in May 2009. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Millersville University and originally intended to find work as a laboratory technician. But with a lifelong passion for both animals and science, Krista was fortunate enough to combine both of her interests. Krista became a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) after completing an Associates Degree of Science in Veterinary Technology from San Juan College; and passed the VTNE boards examination in August 2017. 
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Adopted: September 2010
A native of Lancaster County, Jennifer Gates joined the staff of PVH in August 2010. She is a graduate of both Columbia High School and Willow St Vocational Technical School, where she completed veterinary technician courses. She has been an animal lover all her life, and fondly recalls the times she spent volunteering at the Lancaster Humane League. Read More


Adopted: August 2010

Nikkie Kidd first joined the PVH staff in August 2010 as a Client Relations Specialist. After 2 years at the front desk, Nikkie began training as a nurse and now works full time as one of PVH’s technicians. Nikkie attended York College and graduated with a degree in History and a minor in Public Relations. Read More


Adopted: February 2012
Brandy Brenner joined the PVH nursing staff in February 2012. A graduate of Dover High School, Brandy worked for several years at Valley Green Veterinary Hospital in Etters, and at The Meadows Pet Resort in Strinestown. Although her working life has mainly been spent in animal care, Brandy admits that this was never a conscious decision. She believes that her work in the veterinary field came about naturally.
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Adopted: September 2016

We want to welcome our newest Certified Veterinary Technician, Lauren Smith to our Patton nursing team. Lauren received her high school diploma from Eastern York High School and obtained her veterinary technician degree from York Technical Institute. Lauren has also completed some online continuing education credits for her profession. Read More


Adopted: January 2018

Beth joined our hospital as a veterinary technician in January 2018. Beth is a certified veterinary technician with a degree from Wilson College. She has also taken some canine rehabilitation classes at the University of Tennessee. Beth joined the veterinary field because of her love of animals, science and helping people. Read More


Adopted: January 2018

A graduate of Penn Foster’s vet tech program, Liz joined the Patton veterinary technician team because she has, “a strong passion for helping animals and want[s] to assist in providing them the best care.”
Liz loves her cat, Pumpkin, calling him her, “one year old furball of fun.” When not using her nursing skills at PVH, Liz enjoys traveling with her boyfriend on their motorcycle and spending time with Pumpkin and her family. Read More


Adopted: November 2018

Emily joined the Patton Veterinary Hospital’s Animal Care team in November, 2018. She is a York native and graduate of Dallastown High School. Emily spent three years at Millersville with the intention of becoming a history teacher, but she changed her mind and decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine enrolling in York Technical Institute’s veterinary technician program instead. Read More


Adopted:  June 2019


Adopted: June 2015

Number of Pets: 2 dogs, Sully and Opal

Kacie Yeakel came to the PVH family in June 2015 by a different way than most: her family members were established clients at the hospital, and that’s how she first came to considering possible employment here.

“I absolutely love animals, especially dogs, and from being a client, [PVH] seemed like a really nice and professional place to be,” she says. Read More




Adopted:  September 2019

Tera joined Patton as a veterinary technician in September 2019. She graduated from Susquehannock High School and completed her veterinary technician program at York Technical Institute in 2018. Residing in Shrewsbury, Tera is “mom” to a menagerie of pets including Luigi her Bichon whom she rescued from a hoarding situation and credits for being her inspiration to join the veterinary field. She also has several other dogs, two cats, a rabbit named Dopey, Cleopatra the leopard gecko, Macchiato the hamster, Toby the guinea pig, Turq the parakeet and a yellow slider turtle named Mikey. Read More



Adopted:  December 2019


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  • "I would absolutely recommend Patton to anyone who has pets. Fabulous service every time by all the staff. Thank you"
    Kyndwynb, Red Lion
  • "I am extremely happy with the care that my puppy Cody received when he had his recent hip surgery. I highly recommend Patton Veterinary Hospital."
    Allison & Troy W, Hanover