Blum’s Team: Get to Know Our Support Staff

The exceptional veterinary care and client service provided at Blum Animal Hospital doesn’t stop with our veterinarians. Our team of qualified and passionate managers, technicians, care coordinators, and assistants make every visit to Blum extraordinary.

Blum’s team members regularly participate in continuing education programs and work to go the “extra mile” to ensure you and your pet are always happy with your experiences here. (Want to tell us about someone from the Blum team who has gone the extra mile for you and your pet? Email us at!)


Siri DeAngelis

Office Manager

Siri has been part of the Blum family since 1995.

Kimberly Gerfin

Practice Manager

“I’m a ridiculously good lip-syncher,” Kim says.

Joanna Miller

Manager of Customer Experience

Originally from Philadelphia, Joanna loves Rocky, soft pretzels and the Phillies!


Veterinary Technicians

Erika Martin

Veterinary Technician Supervisor

“I’m terrified of not achieving crazy-cat-lady status,” says Erika.

Alexandria Chavez

Veterinary Technician

Alexandria is a big fan of Forrest Gump. Just don’t ask her to go ‘running’ without a map. She is terrible at directions and is afraid of getting lost!

Travis Disque

Veterinary Technician

“I’m terrified of questionnaires,” says Travis, as he completes a questionnaire.

Alana Gage

Veterinary Technician

Q: What’s the funniest thing about you, Alana?
A: “The fact that I think I’m funny.”

Jill Kadow

Veterinary Technician

Q: What’s the funniest thing about you, Jill?
A: “Everything. I’m hilarious.”

David Kuhar

Veterinary Technician

David also works as a hairstylist.

Megan Mackowiak

Veterinary Technician

Megan once swam with a manatee in the wild.

Abigail Meyer

Veterinary Technician

Abigail would be a Disney princess if she weren’t a veterinary technician at Blum. “I really love Frozen,” she says.

Kelly Pompili

Veterinary Technician

Kelly’s favorite guilty pleasure is watching Dr. Phil.

Brett Schwartz

Veterinary Technician

Brett is scared of the dark.

Michele Weinstein

Veterinary Technician

One of Michele’s favorite snacks is lemons.


Veterinary Care Coordinators

Rebecca Doshier

Veterinary Care Coordinator Supervisor

A perfect evening for Rebecca would consist of, “VH1 or MTV reality TV while eating cheap Thai food.”

Tiffany Borden

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Tiffany practices kendo (Japanese fencing) and speaks Japanese.

Andrea Greer

Veterinary Care Coordinator

The funniest thing about Andrea? Her unique sense of humor, of course!
(She must have gotten this from her parents who named her and her sister after soap opera starts from the 80s!)

Robyn Hagle

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Robyn’s guilty pleasure is Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream.

Judy Loerke

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Judy used to work as a hairdresser.

Liz McLaughlin

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Liz loves being outside, but she hates camping.

Alexandria McQuate

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Q: Funniest thing about you?
A: “I dance like Elaine from Seinfeld.”
Just wait for the Christmas party…

Hadley Parritz

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Hadley’s dream vacation would be to visit South Africa. (Are there opossums there? Because she’s terrified of opossums.)

Devin Semrow

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Devin’s favorite kind of marathon? A “Say Yes to the Dress” marathon.

Jackie Sheppard

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Jackie was a competitive figure skater for 13 years.

Sara Stamper

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Sara has three guinea pigs named after flowers: Petunia, Magnolia, and Buttercup.

Wen Tze Ng

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Q: Dream vacation?
A: “To tour around Europe for two months with all expenses paid!”
(Currently accepting donations.)


Veterinary Assistants

Aaron Gutierrez

Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

On a typical Friday night, you’ll find Aaron at home with his four cats and one dog, watching movies and eating vegan comfort food.

Briawna Binion

Veterinary Assistant

Looking to make Briawna smile? Join her on a Friday night with Netflix and some freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

Andrew Brace

Veterinary Assistant

Andrew loves animals but is terrified of sharks or any other large sea creature. But really, who isn’t?

Daniel Brown

Veterinary Assistant

Daniel has been studying martial arts since he was 5.

Alex Calderon

Veterinary Assistant

One of Alex’s many talents? Writing rap songs.

Jon Covert

Veterinary Assistant

According to Jon, his favorite food is, “Coffee. Does that count as food?” he asks.

Catherine Cupp

Veterinary Assistant

Catherine’s guilty pleasure is disco music.

Ron Garcia

Veterinary Assistant

Outside of Blum, you might find Ron wearing one of his many rock concert T-shirts.

Christy Gorge

Veterinary Assistant

Despite her fear of air travel, Christy has piloted a plane.

Andrew Huber

Veterinary Assistant

Andrew is afraid of human beings, which is why he loves working with animals.

Samantha Lakatos

Veterinary Assistant

Samantha is terrified of driving and has never gotten her driver’s license.

Kelsey Lynch

Veterinary Assistant

Kelsey is terrified of silverfish.
“They’re fast and creepy…just look at all those legs!”

Bob McLennan

Veterinary Assistant

Bob was a Blum client for several years before becoming a Blum team member.

Ela Molek

Veterinary Assistant

Ela loves to skydive. (No fear of heights, here!)

Samantha Nasca

Veterinary Assistant

“Never had a sip of pop! Except the time my sister tricked me by filling my water glass with Sprite!”
Safe to say that Samantha is not ‘obeying her thirst.’

Jennifer Skinner

Veterinary Assistant

Jennie is very active and likes to be outdoors. You might find her rock climbing, mountain biking or competing in a triathlon.

Megan VanParis

Veterinary Assistant

Megan has written four novels “that the world will never see,” she says.


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