239 Oberholtzer Road.
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
Open Mon - Fri: 8AM to 7PM,
Sat: 8AM to 12PM


Ruth Shafer

Reception Supervisor

Education: Columbia Greene Community College & The College of St Rose

Interests: Taking care of my 7 cats, Boating, Hiking, Sewing, and Playing with my Grandchildren

Year start in Veterinary/Animal Field: 2010

Kim Barrett


Interests: Charity Work with the Pottstown Elks Lodge. Enjoys Bowling in the winter and Golf in the Summer. Love traveling with my husband, Tim, and visiting other Elk Lodges

Year start in Veterinary/Animal Field: 2004

Stephanie White


Year start in Veterinary/Animal Field: 2013

Stephanie Snovel


Year start in Veterinary/Animal Field: 2017

Michelle Grant

Inventory Manager & Veterinary Technician

Michelle has been with PVA since 1983!  She is a key Veterinary Technician.

Interests: AKC Dog Shows with Kerry Blue Terriers, Dog Grooming, Alternative/Natural Health Medicine

Shirley Gabbert

Certified Veterinary Technician

Education: Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Delaware Technical and Community College Additional
Certs and awards: Certified in K-Laser Use

Certified in basic and advanced life support.
Interests: Riding motorcycles, Playing with my dog Milo and cat Izzy
Year start in Veterinary/Animal Field: 2004

Erin McGuckin

Veterinary Technician

Education: Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology from the Veterinary Tech Institute of Pittsburgh

Year start in Veterinary/Animal Field: 2014

Lisa Steckhouse

Veterinary Assistant

Education: Associates in Science( Medical Laboratory Technology) Gwynedd Mercy College

Interests: Gardening, working outside, Hiking, Space, History, science fiction and cats

Year start in Veterinary/Animal Field: 2002

Greg Leiser

Practice Manager

Maria Romano Trampe'

Accounting and Marketing

Education: Associates in Business Management, Accounting Principles and Real Estate Practices certificate program

Additional Certs and awards: TNR Certification, CPR Certified, Certified in Orthodontic Assisting and Management Quickbooks Certified, Animal handling and emergency Protocols Certified (Elmwood Park Zoo)

Interests: Running a Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization, Creating Custom Glass fused memorials and gifts, Cooking, Exercising

Year start in Veterinary/Animal Field: 2007

Terri Howerter

Sterilization and Housekeeping

Interests: Cats, Squirrels, raising newborn animals
Year start in Veterinary/Animal Field: 1992

Colleen Canfield

Veterinary Technician

Colleen has been with Patt Vet since June 2016.

Graduated with her Certified Veterinary Technician degree from Harcum College in 2018. 

Heather Marchant

Lead Veterinary Technician

Over 10 years in the veterinary emergency field. 
Additional certificates: Fear Free Certified
Interests: Rescuing special needs pit bulls, working in her grooming shop, Pit Stop Pet Grooming, and working on her farm.