Meet Our Staff

Practice Manager

Kelly Alvarez, CVT

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.

 

 

 

Veterinary Technicians

Autumn, CVT

Autumn, CVT

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

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Michele

Michele

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.

Aria

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Nick

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Sophia

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Assistants

Megan

Megan

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

Morgan

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.

Ashley

Ashley

Ashley is a 2005 graduate from Bald Eagle Area High School. She has over 10 years of experience starting her career here at Mt. Nittany in 2008. Ashley has worked with animals in a lot of different areas from boarding, doggy daycare, grooming, pet sitting and now as an assistant. When Ashley is not working she enjoys camping, kayaking and relaxing at home with her two cats Jax and Gemma.  

Courtney

Courtney

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

Abby

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

Liz

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

Maggie

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Pet Groomer

Nancy Hastings

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 with her son, Jason, who is her pride and joy! 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 Jackson

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Kennel

Mary, Kennel Manager

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

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Gabby

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Marisa

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Deann

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Selina

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Caitlyn

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Kya

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Michael

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