“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.”

Doctors

Amy J. Alivernini, VMD

Medical Director


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.

Mark W. Hanlon, VMD

Veterinarian


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

Veterinarian


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

Veterinarian


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.

Dr. Arms obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology from Arcadia University.  She was able to expand her animal experience with both a London Zoo Internship and a conservation trip to Africa.  Dr. Arms graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.

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.

Linda Womer, VMD

Veterinarian

Bio Coming Soon!

Katelyn E. Reist, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Katelyn Reist originally grew up on a farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her love for veterinary medicine started at a young age when she would help foal Belgian mares and bottle feed kittens on her family’s farm. She graduated from the University of Findlay in Ohio with a degree in pre-veterinary medicine and animal science and her twin sister, Heather. During the summer months and over college breaks, she gained more experience in the veterinary field through working at a veterinary clinic’s pet resort department and shadowing veterinarians in the area.

Dr. Reist recently obtained her veterinary degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, including animal behavior, preventative medicine, feline medicine, and soft tissue surgery.

When she is not working, Dr. Reist spends time outside on her family’s farm, gardening, hiking with her family’s dog (Marina, an English golden retriever), creating DIY projects, visiting local museums, and exploring the local area. She has a black and white cat named Patches whose favorite hobby is sleeping! Dr. Reist looks forward to meeting you and your furry friend!

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.

Management Team

Tiffany Consalvo, CVPM

Tiffany Consalvo, CVPM

Practice Administrator

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.

Amanda Brensinger, BA

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

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.”

Department Leaders

Shannon Hoffmann

Shannon Hoffmann

Pharmacy Department Leader

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.

Brenda Fry

Brenda Fry

Client Experience Coordinator

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 A. Membrino, CVT

Surgery

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

Inventory Manager

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 Heacock, CVT

Treatment

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 Thomas, CVT

Exam Rooms

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.

Michael Maloney, AA

Michael Maloney, AA

Client Care Specialist

Michael was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School and graduated from Broward College. After living in Orlando for many years, Michael moved to Rehoboth Beach in 2016. He now resides in Pottstown with his wife, Lisa, and two dogs, Buster and Jet. He is excited to begin work in the Veterinary industry.

Technician Team

Jess Lentini, BA, AS

Jess Lentini, BA, AS

Veterinary Technician

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 Quigg, CVT

Veterinary Technician

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 Strauss

Kelsea Strauss

Veterinary Technician

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 Ulmer, CVT

Veterinary Technician

Victoria is very excited to be a part of the GVH Team and looks forward to gaining more skills and experience.

Alexis VanEvery, CVT

Alexis VanEvery, CVT

Veterinary Technician

Alexis graduated from Daniel Boone Area High School and currently attends Harcum College. Alexis is enrolled in the Veterinary Nursing Program.

Kristina Smith

Kristina Smith

Technician Assistant

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 Swanson

Ariel Swanson

Technician Assistant

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.

Jennifer DiPompeo

Jennifer DiPompeo

Technician Assistant

Jenn has always adored animals and is just starting her veterinary journey. She is driven by helping animals and is excited to get involved in the veterinary industry. Jenn is attending Montgomery County Community College for business and completing a veterinary assistant program through Animal Behavior College. She hopes to build up her career starting at Gilbertsville vet.

In Jenn’s free time, she loves to spend time with her family (including her two cats and two dogs) and friends, listen to music, travel, and create different art types.

Staff

Kyle Baker

Kyle Baker

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

Bev Little

Bev Little

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

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.

Denise Leaman

Denise Leaman

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.

Arielle Kalman

Arielle Kalman

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.

Madison Widmann

Madison Widmann

Client Care Specialist

Maddie graduated from Montgomery County Community College with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies after attending high school at Boyertown Area School district. She has lived in the area her whole life and has always had a passion for animals. At home, she cares for her two dogs, Buster and Grace, while also enjoying the nearby horse farm next to her house. In her free time, Maddie enjoys spending time with family and friends. She plans to continue her education in the veterinary field in the future.

Kelsey Brown

Kelsey Brown

Client Care Specialist

Kelsey grew up in York, PA, alongside her many childhood pets. She now resides in Reading, PA, with her fiancé and son. She has a Collie named Keela and a Chihuahua named Emma. Kelsey graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Ceramics. After working with a pet photographer, Kelsey realized how much she loved working with animals! Kelsey loves witnessing the bonds between clients and their pets and being a part of their journey at Gilbertsville Animal Hospital.

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