It's a Love Story
Caring for your pet isn't a job to us. It is our calling in life. Our deepest satisfaction comes from seeing what you and your pet mean to each other in your lives. Our deepest passion comes from protecting, strengthening, and celebrating that bond. Now, meet the team who will care for you and your pet like our own.
“Driven. Talented. And deeply compassionate. The Doctors of Gilbertsville are diverse in their skillsets and united in their cause: to protect and celebrate the bond you share with your pet.”
Mark W. Hanlon, VMD graduated from Eastern University with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry. After working in the precious metals industry for seven years, he decided to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian. In 1993, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, receiving several awards for excellence. Following graduation from school he worked in Harleysville and Allentown and then purchased Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital in 2003. Dr. Hanlon’s interests outside of work include competing in triathlons and adventure races, reading and spending time with his family. He celebrates 31 years of marriage to his wife, Diane, and is the proud father of three children. They have an orange tiger cat – Jeremiah, an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog – Gabriel Joseph and an Old English Bulldog – Ruby.
John A. Coniglario, DVM
John A. Coniglario, DVM graduated in 1985 from Cook College of Rutgers University. After working for several years, Dr. Coniglario chose to pursue a veterinary degree. In 1993, he graduated from the University of Florida and began in private practice. Dr. “C” has more than 20 years of experience in veterinary medicine with a special interest in exotics medicine.
Nicole M. Arms, VMD
Nicole M. Arms, V.M.D. grew up in North Coventry Township of Chester County with a love for all animals. It was here that she obtained her first job in the veterinary field during high school as a kennel assistant at her local veterinary hospital. She worked her way up to veterinary technician and raised her first bottle fed kitten, Zoe, who would be by her side for the next 15 years as she built her career as a veterinarian.
After graduation Dr. Arms joined a busy emergency, referral and general practice. With more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Arms is excited to come back home and join the GVH team where she looks forward to building strong doctor-patient-client bonds with her patients and their families.
Amy J. Alivernini, VMD
Dr. Amy Alivernini graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2001 with a degree in biology.
After working for a few years in the pharmaceutical industry, decided to pursue a career working with animals. She worked for 2 years as a veterinary technician at a busy emergency and specialty referral practice prior to vet school. She obtained a Masters in Laboratory Animal Science from Drexel University and then obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.
After graduation, she completed a small animal rotating medicine/surgery internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ and then joined a busy general practice in Pennsylvania. Dr. Alivernini comes to GVH with 9 years of clinical experience Her interests are internal medicine, cardiology and soft tissue surgery.
Outside of work she enjoys watching the Philadelphia Flyers, trying new restaurants and traveling. She has 2 dogs and enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.
Michael S. Reese, VMD
Dr. Reese grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and had multiple family pets throughout his early years. He attended the University of Delaware where he received his B.S. in Animal Science in 2002 and went on to graduate from the University of Massachusetts with a M.S. in Veterinary and Animal Sciences in 2005. Dr. Reese graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine with a V.M.D. in 2009. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially surgery. When not working, Dr. Reese enjoys playing video games and making things out of wood. He lives in Philadelphia and currently has one dog, a geriatric pit bull mix named Dottie.
We were the children who would rescue worms after a rainfall. We were the adolescents who could never turn our backs on an animal in need. And we are the team who will care for your pet like family.
Tiffany Consalvo is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM). She began her career in the veterinary profession in 2000 at a small companion animal hospital in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Tiffany attended Purdue University where she earned her B.S. in Animal Science in 2006. Upon graduation she accepted her first practice management position at Paw Prints Animal Hospital (PPAH) in Lafayette, Indiana. Through her leadership style of coaching and mentoring others, she developed a management structure at PPAH that allowed her to remotely manage the practice after relocating to Pennsylvania. Tiffany became the Practice Manager of Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital in 2011 and has formed a highly successful owner-manager relationship. She excels at financial management, creating highly effective teams, and utilizing media platforms to enhance the hospital’s productivity. Tiffany enjoys challenging the team and utilizing their own skills to enhance the hospital.
Tiffany became a member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) in 2006 and has held positions on the program and membership committees. She enjoys participating in the CVPM question writing sessions and has also participated as a mentor to other VHMA members through their mentor program. Tiffany is a member of American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). After relocating to Pennsylvania in 2007, Tiffany founded PA Vet Managers to start a support forum for area managers. This group is now working with the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) to form a statewide veterinary management group. Tiffany was nominated for the 2017 Practice Manager of the Year through DVM 360 and the VHMA. Tiffany was the recipient of the 2017 Practice Manager of the Year Award through the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association. In 2018 Tiffany became a Director on the VHMA Board. Tiffany’s dedication to the veterinary industry and passion for management has led to features in articles by AAHA Trends and FirstLine magazines.
Diane Hanlon, BA
Diane S. D. Hanlon is a graduate of Albright College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. She started her career working for a video production company, producing corporate videos and commercials in the tri-state area. Taking her project management skills, she then began a new career in professional fund raising for non-profit organizations, where she traveled extensively managing fund raising events at locations across the country and working with nationally-known individuals in sports, politics, music, the military and the arts. In 2003, Diane joined her husband in business and purchased Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital, where she has used her project management and business skills to provide a strong business model for the hospital. Diane is a member of AAHA and the PVMA and works to continue to learn the latest business aspects in the industry.
Amanda Brensinger, BA
Human Resources Manager
Amanda joined Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital as a Client Care Specialist in 2012. She enjoyed this role because she was able to form strong relationships with our clients and patients. Amanda enjoys learning and increased her knowledge in the veterinary industry, by completing multiple continuing education courses. She was promoted in 2013 to the Client Care Specialist Team Leader. Amanda enjoyed this leadership role, because of the opportunity to challenge herself and her team. While working as a Team Leader, Amanda discovered her passion for Human Resources. Amanda enrolled in college in 2014 to further her education in Human Resources and Management. In 2017, Amanda was promoted to our full-time Human Resources Assistant. Amanda graduated from American Public University in 2018, with a Bachelor’s of Management with a Human Resources concentration. Most recently Amanda was promoted to the Human Resources Manager for GVH. She feels lucky to work each day in a role she thoroughly enjoys. Although Amanda does not regularly work at the front desk in her HR role, she still loves to visit and socialize with our clients and patients. Amanda shares her life outside of work with her husband, Ryan, and her two dogs, Cammi and Bella. Amanda has found enjoyment traveling with her husband and also loves downtime with friends/family and bonding with Cammi and Bella.
Todd Metrision, BS
Director of Operations
Todd Metrision, BA joined the GVH team in 2010 as a veterinary technician. With his experience and strong work ethic, Todd quickly became a valuable member of the GVH team and was promoted to Director of Operations, where he handles daily operations of the hospital. Before joining our team, Todd spent ten years working and gaining valuable experience in the pet industry and veterinary fields in San Diego, California. He discovered his passion for pets at an early age and while in San Diego was given the opportunity to work with many exotic pets and is excited to share that knowledge with his teammates. Todd is a proud United States Marine Corps veteran and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California Coast University. Todd has been married to his wife Suzanne for over 20 years, and they share their home with a beautiful Alapaha Blue Blood bulldog named Logan, who keeps their two cats Murphy Bananas and Cadillac Jack “on their toes.”
Brenda Fry, Client Care Specialist, was born and raised in Bechtelsville, PA. She graduated from Boyertown Area High School. She joins GVH with experience in a variety of fields including owning her own food business with her husband and children, working in the steel industry, and retail banking. Brenda has always had a love for animals and is excited about working for Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital. Brenda currently lives in Boyertown with her most prized possession, her dog, Sable Willamina. Sable, a German Shepherd, has been “celebrating the bond” with GVH since she was a puppy. When not at GVH, Brenda enjoys spending time with her son Kristopher and his awesome wife Nicole, daughter Emilee, and grand-cats Aiden and Nala.
Jade A. Membrino, CVT
Jade grew up in the area and graduated from Upper Perkiomen High School. She went on to pursue her love of working with animals and their families. She attended Harcum College where she received her degree in Veterinary Technology. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician with a special interest in anesthesia and surgery. When she is not at work she enjoys biking, DIY projects around the house, exploring new places, baking, and spending time with her cats and her dog Paisley – specifically dressing her up in cute clothes.
Joanna Sidorick, BA
Joanna has always had a passion for animals and grew up with family dogs and small pets. This experience led her to her first job as a veterinarian technician at a small practice outside of Philadelphia. While working, she graduated with honors from Arcadia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. After she graduated she worked as a pet sitter and dog walker. Joanna then moved to Berks County and began working at GVH. She loves meeting new pets and helping to care for them throughout their lives. In her free time she loves spending time with family and friends, listening to music, cooking, and enjoying good food.
Madysyn Heacock, CVT
Madysyn has lived in the area her whole life and is a graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School. She graduated from Manor College where she studied to become a veterinary technician. After graduation, Madysyn sat for her boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, kayaking, and hiking with her dog Roxxy. She is excited to start building her career at Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital and helping animals.
Nicholle Thomas, CVT
Nicholle is an Emmaus High School graduate and has lived in Emmaus her whole life. She has always had a strong passion for animals and knew from a young age that she wanted to work with them. As a young child, Nicholle grew up saving baby birds and bunnies and has a huge heart for wildlife. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Harcum College. During her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, friends, her cat, Daisy, and her bunny, Bun Bun. She is excited to be apart of the Gilbertsville team and can’t wait to expand her knowledge.
Jess grew up in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and graduated from Souderton Area High School. She went on to attend Kutztown University and where she graduated in 2003 with Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing. Jess owned and managed her own pet sitting business called PAWS Patrol, LLC from 2006 – 2014. Jess then decided to further her education and love of animals at Manor College where she graduated in 2013 with an AS in veterinary science. Jess joined the GVH team in 2015 as a veterinary technician. In addition to her education, Jess was also a volunteer for Stray Cat Blues, Inc. and helped to adopt out over 100 cats.
In her spare time, Jess enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with family, friends and her fiancé Ron. She has a dog Mickey, 3 cats: Mystery, Marvin and Libby, a turtle named Rocky and fish.
Brianne Quigg, CVT
Brianne graduated from Wyomissing Area High School and currently attends Harcum College enrolled in their Veterinary Nursing Program. Brianne has always had a love for animals and helps every animal she comes across. Brianne has rescued four cats – Kitty, Pumpkin, Peanut, and Pancake – and a turtle named Squirt. Brianne has decided to turn her passion into her career and is happy to be a part of the Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital team. She looks forward to learning and growing the in the veterinary field.
Kelsea always had a love for animals and knew from a young age she wanted to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She currently volunteers at Fosterlings Kitten Rescue on the weekends. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, reading, and doing yoga. Kelsea is starting a Veterinary Technician program and is excited to further her career with animals!
Victoria Ulmer, CVT
Victoria is very excited to be a part of the GVH Team and looks forward to gaining more skills and experience.
Shannon comes to us with a deep love for animals which has driven her to explore a career in the veterinary science field! A graduate of Salem Christian School, she has a passion for helping others and making the world a better place. Shannon has spent many summers caring for and milking dairy goats for a local farmer. She loves spending time with her black Labrador, Sir Lancelot and in her free time, enjoys camping, slacklining, and going to concerts.
Alexis graduated from Daniel Boone Area High School and currently attends Harcum College. Alexis is enrolled in the Veterinary Nursing Program.
From a young age, Krissy has always loved animals. With her strong passion for veterinary medicine, she wants to work in the veterinary field to provide care for beloved pets. She plans to go back to school and earn her CVT. Her ultimate goal is working with marine life and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in marine biology.
In her free time, Krissy enjoys playing music, including piano and violin. She also enjoys the beach and going to different breweries and wineries.
Ariel grew up with a love for animals that led her to Pennsylvania State University, where she earned an Animal & Equine Science degree. Ariel is currently studying Veterinary Nursing at Harcum College. Her hobbies are spending time with horses, hiking, and being with her two cats at home.
Riane graduated from Emmaus High School and has always had a love for animals. While growing up Riane took responsibility for caring for her family’s 8 dogs and 2 cats. Now she is taking care of her own 2 golden retrievers, Maggie and Malia. She plans to continue her education in the future. In her free time she enjoys reading and going on adventures. She is looking forward to learning more about the animal care industry and working with the team to create good relationships with clients and their pets.
Client Care Specialist
Kyle was born in Red Bank, NJ where she developed a passion for animals and her family pets. She moved to Pennsylvania in 2006 and is excited to begin working in the veterinary industry
Client Care Specialist
Beverly, a Client Care Specialist, began working for Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital in 1997! She enjoys her job of more than 19 years and loves the relationships she has built with our clients and their pets. Bev was born in New York State and relocated to Pennsylvania when she was 14 years old. Bev has been married to husband, Tom, for 30 years. They enjoy traveling, especially to the Caribbean, and spending time with their two cats, Leroy and Maltese. Tom and Bev have 3 children and 6 grandchildren between them.
Ally Thomas, BS
Client Care Specialist
Ally grew up in the area and graduated from Upper Perkiomen High School. She went on to further her education and graduated from Cabrini University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science. She is currently attending Drexel University to obtain a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies with concentrations in Criminal Law and Higher Education Compliance. She loves spending time with her 2 dogs – Zoie and Maisie, a cat named Sven, 6 chickens, as well as her sister’s dog, Finley. In her free time she enjoys shopping, baking, and spending time with friends. She has always had a love for animals and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in the veterinary field.
Client Care Specialist
Denise grew up in Bucks County and now resides in Lower Pottsgrove with her husband and two daughters. Her daughters are both in High School and very active in soccer and basketball. She has two Shih Tzus, Molly and Maisie. Through the years she has had dogs, guinea pigs, hermit crabs and fish. She absolutely loves animals and is looking forward to meeting new furry friends here at Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital.
Client Care Specialist
Delaney, born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, grew up having family dogs around. Her love for animals grew strongly over the years as she cared for and bonded with her family pets. Delaney now owns and adores her own cat, Buddy. She often cares for her family’s 4 pitbulls, and worked for a pet sitting business before joining the Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital team. Outside of animals, Delaney loves travelling and spending time with friends and family. She plans to continue her education in the future. Delaney looks forward to furthering her knowledge, growing as a team member, building relationships with the clients and their pets, as well as caring for more animals of her own in the future
Client Care Specialist
Arielle graduated from Perkiomen Valley School District and is currently attending Montgomery County Community College for a degree in life science, then transferring to Delaware Valley University for a degree in animal science. She has grown up surrounded by animals and currently has four dogs, two cats, two rabbits, and a bearded dragon. In her free time, she loves traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Her passion is animals and hopes to continue her education working alongside animals.
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