Brittany was born and raised in Hagerstown, MD. She has been with NorthPaws since opening in December 2017. From a very young age, she knew that her life would be spent taking care of animals. After graduating from South Hagerstown High School, she graduated from Hagerstown Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Biology. She then completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Medical Technology with a concentration in Biology at Wilson College. In 2011, Brittany started working in emergency vet medicine but after 6 years, she switched to day practice to continue learning and advancing her skills. Brittany resides in PA with her significant other, their 7 dogs and 3 cats.
Michelle grew up in NJ and moved to CO to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. She graduated in 2000. She has been licensed as a technician since in CO, AZ, PA and MD. She has been a resident of Waynesboro, PA for 11 years. She has an interest in client education, behavior, dentistry and exotic animal medicine. She has a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and a Panther Chameleon. When not at work, she will most likely be found at the ice rink cheering for her son and husband at their hockey games.
Paige Glunt started at North Paws Animal Hospital as a summer intern in 2018 while she was attending Wilson College. Paige has now graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medical Technology with a minor in Animal Studies. She is excited to work at North Paws as a full time assistant while she studies to sit for her technician license. Paige has three dogs at home named Kaiya, Lana, Ryder and a large tank of goldfish. She has a special interest in exotic veterinary medicine and loves seeing the variety of small animals and birds that our doctors treat.
Heather grew up in the Thurmont area and attended Wilson College after graduating Catoctin High School. She graduated from Wilson 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary and Equestrian Studies and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2005, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner since 2010, and Certified Canine Massage Therapist since 2011. For the past 15 years she's worked in a local veterinary hospital that treated both large and small animals, although her main focus was rehabilitative medicine. She has two Labrador Retrievers, Mowgli and Huk, and a Siamese named Fiddle Stix. She and Huk volunteer with Mason-Dixon Search Dogs and are working towards becoming an operational team in human remains detection.
Kelsey Mayers CVT, is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in 2011 with an Associate degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. Kelsey has been a practicing Vet Tech since. Her and her Husband, Ryan, have 3 Corgis named Teagan, Milly, and Finnegan, as well as a black long-haired cat named Purdy. She enjoys traveling and spending her spare time outdoors camping and hiking with her dogs and husband. Kelsey is a Fear Free certified professional.
Abby joined NorthPaws in March 2022. She has recently moved back to the area after living in Pittsburgh for a short period of time but she grew up in Greencastle. She attended Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh and graduated in 2014 with an Associate degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. She has worked in general practice her whole career. She is a sucker for grey cats and golden retrievers but grew up with boxers so she has a soft spot in her heart for them as well. She currently only has four cats, all grey of course, whose names are Elliott, Scarlet, Arya and Boo.
Heather was born and raised in Martinsburg, WV and has been working in the veterinary industry for about 10 years. From an early age she knew she wanted to work in the vet world and she got her start at a small clinic in Ranson, WV working as an assistant.
She moved on to be a receptionist at a veterinary emergency clinic. She is looking forward to getting back in to assisting and learning as much as she can to further her skills and knowledge. She currently lives in Hedgesviile, WV with her husband and their small zoo which includes dogs, cats, chickens, and goats.
Kristin started at Northpaws in July 2020. She has worked with cats and dogs for several years and recently with horses. She is happily married with 3 furchildren, an Alaskan Malamute named Nuka Cola Bear, and a Manx cat named Penguin. She also has a new addition, a kitten named Moxxie. She enjoys nature hikes with her dog and also staying home and relaxing with her cats and a cup of tea.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Emily has had quite a journey before finding herself here at North Paws. Emily went to college at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, where she graduated in 2017 with two bachelor's degrees, one in Marine Science and the other in Biology. After graduation, Emily accepted an internship with the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response team in Virginia Beach, VA. It was there, while rehabilitating sea turtles, that Emily discovered her love for veterinary medicine. She spent a year and a half at a local clinic before moving to West Virginia with her boyfriend, Matthew. Emily and Matt have two rescue dogs, a shepherd mix named Sophie, and a Pitbull mix named Rayne. Emily is excited to work with all of the amazing pets that are seen at our clinic, both domestic and exotic.
Tina is a PA native who joined the NorthPaws team in September 2021. For over 15 years, she has enjoyed lending her talents to serve her community in the animal care industry. She has a special appreciation for her feline patients. Her other interests include cooking and fine dining, outdoor adventure, nature photography, and her latest venture, wedding floral design. She shares her life and home with her husband and their fur babies.
Missy joined NorthPaws in November of 2019, she is originally from PA, but has lived in Florida, Mississippi, and Italy because of her husband's military career. She has worked in the veterinary industry as a receptionist and assistant since 2002. Her husband recently retired from the Navy, so she will be making Maryland home base. When she is not at work, she is kept busy by 2 kids, 5 Pomeranians: Pebbles, Raina, Guppi, Kipling, and Lucci; and a lone Yorkie, Leah.
Ashley joined NorthPaws in August 2020 and is a native of Hagerstown, MD, she has been working in veterinary medicine since 2011. Shortly after obtaining her license in practical nursing, she found that her true passion was for the veterinary industry. She has worked in various positions in primary care practice as well as emergency medicine. She and her husband reside in the mountains of Pennsylvania and enjoy spending time with their dogs, cats, ducks and horses.
Ariana joined NorthPaws in September 2020. She's always wanted to work with animals, especially cats and dogs. She earned her Bachelors degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University in May of 2017. Prior to working at NorthPaws, she was a receptionist and assistant at a local animal hospital. Her favorite hobbies include crafting, sewing, and reading. I currently have an orange tabby, Scooter, two tuxedo cats, Jester and Caleb, and a male tortie cat, Beauregard.
Mikayla joined NorthPaws in August 2021. She recently moved back to the area from Wyoming, where she was studying Wildlife and Fisheries. She has been working as a veterinary receptionist since 2017, and still works part-time at an emergency clinic. If she is not working, you will find her fishing or hanging with her two boys; Giddeon is her fierce orange tabby and Goku is her german shepherd.
Kendle joined North Paws in August of 2021. She is starting at Wilson College, focusing on the Veterinary Technician program. She has a strong interest in the veterinary field and plans on working with animals for the rest of her life. She has a horse named Nova, an Australian Cattle Dog, Bane, two Holstein heifers, Hazel and Ruby, and some other fun animals around her home. In her free time, she enjoys barrel racing and pole bending her horse at local rodeos, hunting, and spending time with friends and family.
Matty joined NorthPaws in April of 2022. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania and in 2005, when he got married, he moved to the area. Once a former retail employee of 17 years, he finally knew what his passion was - helping animals. He spent, collectively, 6 years at The Humane Society of Washington County while having some time spent in other private practices and ER. Matty is married with 3 pugs at home.
Amber joined NorthPaws in June 2022. She was an army brat growing up and moved around the states a lot, as well as in foreign countries. Amber is a mother of two married to her high school sweetheart. They have lived in Hagerstown for about 5 years and plan to stay here permanently. During her time staying home to raise her kids, she completed the Veterinary Assistant Specialist Certificate Program at Auburn University. She owns 10 animals including a Portuguese podengo, a beagle, and a pitbull. As well as 3 cats, an Amazon parrot, a Parrolet, a tarantula and reptiles. She has previously owned rats, ferrets, rabbits, goats, and more reptiles. She’s got an interest in wildlife and avian behavior. She loves to read books in her spare time or spend time with her family. She is obsessed with Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Marvel. She is beyond excited to be working in veterinary medicine and is always looking forward to new challenges or things to learn from this field. She has loved animals all her life and has found a job that she doesn’t even consider “work”.
Stori was first seen at NorthPaws interning the summer after graduating high school in 2018, and again in the summer of 2021 while attending Wilson College, before officially joining the team a year later. She looks forward to graduating from Wilson in December 2022 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Medical Technology with a Business concentration and a minor in Sociology. Stori has always had a love for animals and planned on pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, now with a special interest in behavior and exotics. Over the years she has had a wide variety of her own animals including rodents, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and more, many of which were rescues including her best friend, a rambunctious pitbull named Athena.