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

Krista, CVT- Inpatient Coordinator

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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Beth, CVT

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

Emily, CVT

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

Kacie, CVT

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


Angelica, CVT

Adopted: December 2019



Adopted: January 2020

Robyn joined the Patton Veterinary Hospital Animal Care team in January, 2020. Born in Okinawa, Japan, Robyn is part of a military family and has also lived in Utah, Virginia, Hawaii and now, Pennsylvania!

Robyn aspires to be a veterinarian one day, but also enjoys photography and art. If she could do anything she wanted, she would travel to Sri Lanka for a few months to photograph the country.A graduate of Kalaheo High School, Robyn then attended Westminster College in Tennessee where she earned a BA in art with a minor in psychology in 2017.

Robyn has two cats named Grimm and Batty. She fell in love with working with animals in college and when photographing dogs for a local veterinary shelter. Robyn then volunteered and worked in two different kitten nurseries. She describes herself as “a mixed media artist with passion for animals.” Robyn cites her favorite quote as one from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. who said, “A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.” We hope that the new experiences Robyn will experience at Patton will help her realize her dream to be a veterinarian, but, until then, we are happy to have her on the PVH team!



Adopted: September 2020

Meet our new Tech Assistant, Jacqueline Sauder! Jacky joined the Patton team in September of 2020. A graduate of Central York High School, she moved to Columbia Station, Ohio for a time to be with her grandparents.  While there, she attended Cuyahoga Community College and was working on her veterinary technician degree. After spending four years in Ohio caring for her grandparents until they passed away, Jacky and her husband and children made the decision to move back to Pennsylvania.  She has always loved animals ever since she could remember and states, “I’ve known I wanted to work in the veterinary field since I was little.” Since moving back to PA, she has wanted to resume working on her career and building her experience with animals.

Like most of us in the veterinary field, Jacky and her family have several pets:  a dog named Harley whom she considers to be her third child, two cats named Boo and Wolfie and a bearded dragon called Spyro.  She is also adopting her sister’s dog, Bella. 

Jacky enjoys doing community outreach for Pinchot Park Assembly of God church, scrapbooking, and spending time with her kids with whom she hopes to take a trip to Disney World one day!

Jacky says her grandma always told her, “Don’t let them steal your joy.”  Good words to live by and Jacky is very excited to work at Patton following her dreams of joining the veterinary field. We are happy to have her aboard and she has brought much joy to our team for sure!



Adopted: December 2020

Brianna joined Patton Veterinary Hospital as a technician in December 2020, though she had previously been part of our Animal Care Team from 2016-2017.  A graduate of Red Lion High School and Manor College, Brianna lives in Red Lion and has two dogs, Emmitt, a Great Dane mix and Bella a beagle mix, both of which she adopted from the SPCA.

Brianna has always loved animals and had initially wanted to be a veterinarian but changed her mind while working in animal care when she got to see what veterinary technicians do and decided wanted to go to vet tech school.

Reading and listening to music are among Brianna’s hobbies and she loves hiking and spending time with her family and pets.  She has a desire to visit all fifty states and is off to a good start having been to twenty-three so far!

She says, “I loved working at Patton Vet in high school and learned so much so I knew when I was a tech, I wanted to come back to this hospital.”  We’re so happy that Brianna has chosen to return to Patton Veterinary Hospital and are thrilled to have her as part of the vet tech team!  


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    Very nice pet hospital. We were extremely pleased. Impressed by the education they give you as well. Our dog had her teeth cleaned and the nurse spent 10 minutes going over post-op procedures. Also we needed to come back in one week to have sutures looked at and they don't charge you an office visit for that like Leader Heights Animal Hospital would do


    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.

    I would absolutely recommend Patton to anyone who has pets. Fabulous service every time by all the staff. Thank you


    The entire staff is courteous, friendly, and helpful. They all seem to have a true love for all pets. They follow-up promptly and we have never had a problem with any of the doctors (Dr. Doug is our primary) or any of the other staff.

    Charles & Sally