Meet Our Staff
Kelly Alvarez, CVT
Hi! I'm Kelly and I am happy to be a part of the Mt. Nittany Team! I am originally from Lycoming County, PA but have lived in Gainesville, Florida (where I received my degree in Veterinary Technology) and most recently in Lancaster, PA where I was a technician and manager at a large multi-doctor day practice. I love helping the staff reach their personal and career goals as well as being hands on with the clients and patients. I am excited for our next chapter here at Mt. Nittany and can't wait to build long lasting relationships with our clients and patients! When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband, three children and our dog, Molly.
Hello, I am Autumn. I am a Certified Veterinary Technician here at Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital. I am a 2015 graduate of the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and became certified after passing my boards in 2016. I am Fear Free Certified as well as CPR certified. When I am not in the hospital, I enjoy surrounding myself with my friends, family and most importantly my Golden Retriever, Muffin.
Sara is a veterinary surgeon from Barcelona. She graduated in 2008 and has been working in emergency hospitals ever since. She has great experience in emergency, internal and feline medicine and special interest in canine and feline dermatology. She pursued a postgraduate study becoming a General Practitioner in Dermatology by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS). She is practicing with us as a technician while her husband finishes his Post Doctoral Study at Penn State University. In her free time she loves to hike, cook and spend time at Centre County Paws where she volunteers.
Michele was born in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to State College with her family in 1994. After graduating from State High in 2002, she attended Penn State to study Criminal Justice but ultimately decided to pursue her real passion for Veterinary Science, and moved to Pittsburgh to attend the Vet Tech Institute. Shortly after obtaining her Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology, she began working at The Humane Society in Pittsburgh, followed by Straley's in Bellefonte, then Mt. Nittany in 2010. She left in 2012 to pursue her other greatest passion (music) and began managing two music stores in State College for the following 6 years, eventually deciding to return to Veterinary medicine in September of 2018 at Mt. Nittany. Outside of work she enjoys playing guitar, hiking, running, and being a cat mom to her 4 loves, Zoe, Bear, Buns, and Cat Benetar.
Nick attended the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburg, PA and graduated in 2014. He joined the Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital team in December 2016 and has since received his Level 1 Fear Free Certification and is currently working toward Level 2. Nick has a special interest in animal behavior and takes pleasure in making your pets have an enjoyable experience here at MNVH.
Alyssa recently relocated from New Jersey to Pennsylvania and joined the Mt. Nittany team in October 2018. She has a background in overnight emergency medicine and is currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician program through Ashworth College. She has experience in both large and small animal and looks forward to helping you and your pets have an enjoyable experience here at MNVH.
Megan joined the Mt. Nittany team in November 2017. She graduated from Penn State University in May 2018 with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science. She is an aspiring veterinary technician who has a passion for keeping your four-legged family members healthy and happy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and photography.
Morgan joined the Mt. Nittany team in August 2018. She is a 2017 graduate from Central Mountain High School. After high school Morgan attended Penn Foster online and received a certificate as a veterinary assistant in 2018. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, Ryker & Ace.
Courtney was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She graduated from SUNY Buffalo State with a degree in Biology. Courtney came to us with 7 years of Veterinary Assistant experience which includes emergency medicine. Courtney is currently taking classes to complete her Veterinary Technician degree. During her free time she enjoys hiking with her dog and spending time with her two cats.
Abby is originally from Hershey, Pennsylvania but is living here in State College as she attends Penn State University. She is a double major in Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences and Wildlife & Fisheries Science, with a minor in International Agriculture. She has previous experience working as a kennel attendant and a technician. In her free time she enjoys being outside and spending time with her family, friends and dog Ceili.
Liz joined the MNVH team in April 2018. She is originally from northern New Jersey. Liz is currently a senior at Penn State University majoring in animal science. She is hoping to attend Veterinary school after graduation. When she is not working or in class Liz enjoys spending time with her friends, her pets and being outdoors.
Maggie joined the Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital team in July 2018. She is currently attending Penn State University majoring in Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences. Maggie plans to attend Veterinary school after receiving her degree from Penn State. She loves working with animals, performing with club ballet and spending time with her family and friends.
Nancy Hastings was first hired by Mt. Nittany as a receptionist. In 1993, after several years helping clients at the front desk, Nancy took the plunge into grooming. She’s happy to report that Mt. Nittany Grooming has continued to grow ever since. Nancy has lived in the State College area most of her life and now resides in Pleasant Gap. When she’s not in a room full of dog hair and running dryers, Nancy enjoys the peace and quiet of gardening and spending time with her family.
Tina joined our Mt. Nittany grooming team in January of 2012 as our grooming assistant. Her special interest in grooming pushed her to continue her on the job training and she became a groomer in 2014. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her son and daughter.
Angelee joined the Mt. Nittany grooming team in October 2018. She is originally from Bellwood, PA and currently lives here in State College. When she isn't helping make your furry family members look and smell their best she enjoys spending time with her family and pets.
Mary, Kennel Manager
Mary graduated from Penn State University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in human development and a minor in kinesiology. After graduation she decided to pursue her love for animals and joined the MNVH team. Mary also has 10 years of experience working in a doggy daycare. Animals are her biggest passion in life and she loves being able to work with them every day. While working at MNVH Mary also received her Fear Free Certification. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends enjoying life to the fullest.
Katie is originally from the Harrisburg area and is living in State College while she attends Penn State University. Katie is majoring in Digital and Point Journalism with minors in English and Planetary Science and Astronomy. She has a variety of pets at home which includes 2 cats, a rat, a mouse and a chinchilla. When Katie isn't in class or working she enjoys reading from her collection of over 1,100 books.
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Kya is a 2018 graduate from Bald Eagle Area High School. She is currently attending South Hills School of Business and Technology for her business management degree. Kya has over 10 years of handling and training show dogs for a number of people. When she is not working and or studying she enjoys going on backpacking trips, along with relaxing with her animals.
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