Meet our Doctors
Dr. Bob Cohen
Dr. Bob Cohen joined the clinical staff at Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital in December 2008, bringing extensive experience in emergency and critical care medicine and surgery gained from 22 years as an Emergency Clinician in specialty and referral practices. His background also includes four years of teaching veterinary emergency medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA.
Dr. Cohen received his education at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, completing his undergraduate degree in Zoology in 1977 and his DVM at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. Dr. Cohen has practiced in Georgia, Maine, Connecticut, and Massachusetts before moving to Pennsylvania in 1994. He lives outside of State College with his wife, Bonnie, and two cats, Ted and Isaac. When not practicing, he is a long-distance runner, avid motorcyclist, and holds a commercial pilots license.
Dr. Katie Kalp
Dr. Katie Kalp started her veterinary career at the Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital, working as a Veterinary Assistant during her undergraduate years at Penn State University. She graduated in December, 2002 with a double major in Biology and Animal Bioscience and then earned her DVM at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Following graduation, she completed a one-year Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, NC, before coming back to State College in 2008 to join the team at Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Kalp has interests in Internal Medicine and Neurology. When she’s not practicing, she’s a huge sports fan and particularly enjoys following baseball, college football, and hockey. She is also an avid reader. Dr. Kalp enjoys living in State College with her two dogs and two cats.
Dr. Stacy Stancu
Dr. Stacy Stancu was born and raised in Hawaii on the island of Oahu. She graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Biology and a concentration in Genetics in 2008. She previously worked as a veterinary technician and a Keeper Supervisor in a zoo in upstate New York before earning her DVM from the University of Tennessee. After graduation, she headed north to join the team at the Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2014.
Dr. Stancu’s interests include Surgery and Internal Medicine. She is recently married and when away from the practice loves reading, eating exciting food, and spending time with her golden retriever, Tuvok, and her guinea pig, Chyle.
Dr. Laura Pollock
Dr. Laura Pollock joined Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital in 2017. A Pennsylvania native, she completed her undergraduate studies at Clemson University in South Carolina before earning her DVM with Distinction from Cornell University in 2013. Dr. Pollock has a particular interest in cardiology, dentistry, geriatrics, and pain management. She further advanced her pain management skills by achieving certification in veterinary medical acupuncture from the CuraCore Integrative Medicine and Education Center in 2015. Most recently she is pursuing certification in veterinary spinal manipulative therapy from the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre in Ontario, Canada, which she will complete in early 2017.
Dr. Pollock lives outside State College with her husband and a houseful of pets including 2 Italian greyhounds, a horse, a cat, a snake, a tarantula, and a betta fish. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and fitness.