Certified Veterinary Technician
Melissa started with Princeton Animal Hospital in 2006. She grew up in Feasterville Pennsylvania where she always knew she wanted to be involved with animals. Melissa joined our team because she felt right at home during her initial interview at PAH. Melissa attended Bucks County Community College and then earned her CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) at Manor College in PA. Melissa holds many talents, one of them creating and sewing fashionable collars, leashes and even bow ties for pets and hair ties for people. Her work is typically on display here at the front desk and available for clients and their pets.
Melissa's specialty lies in surgery where her role as Surgery Team Lead ensures that: our surgical equipment is maintained and serviced; that we are practicing the absolute highest standards of surgical care with dedicated monitoring of our patient’s vitals as well as monitoring for pain management. While this multitasking talent is no easy task, Melissa's poise in surgery and her fierce attention to detail is why she is our Lead Surgical Tech. She is often found smiling and a pure joy to be around!
In her spare time Melissa loves reading comic books, enjoys playing board games and spending time with her husband. They share 4 rescue pets! Wren, a hound mix who is the 'goofiest dog on the planet;" Lobo, a black and white, male cat who enjoys eating her Leopard Gecko's bugs' whose name is Smaug (get the reference?) Then there's Petey, a grey cockatiel who has been with Melissa since she's 15 and who likes licking her face!
Supervisor and Certified Veterinary Technician
Allie joined the Princeton Animal Hospital staff in 2007 after graduating from Centenary College with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. In 2009, Allie passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam and became a Certified Veterinary Technician, (CVT). Allie currently works as the Technician Supervisor at Princeton Animal Hospital and is in charge of hiring, training and scheduling of the technicians and assistant's staff. Allie is also an instructor at Mercer County Community College's Veterinary Assistant program.
Allie is a member of the NJ Veterinary Technician Association, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.
In her free time, Allie can be found riding her horses, reading and cooking. Allie has a reputation among her peers for being an extremely hard worker and an excellent technician. She always has a smile on her face!
Certified Veterinary Technician
Sandy joined Princeton Animal Hospital in 2014. She is a graduate of Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology. Sandy is an integral part the overnight staff tending to our patients to monitor them, administer medication, and provides food, water and tender loving care. She is here to alert the doctors of any problems or concerns that the pets may experience before and after our regular scheduled hours.
Sandy has one dog named Sprinkles, and three cats, Snowflake, T. Grey, and Cloud. Sandy is a member of the Allentown Garden club, and in her spare time she visits parks and gardens, and makes assorted crafts.