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!)


Joanna Miller

Manager of Customer Experience

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


Veterinary Technicians

Michelle Bacerott

Veterinary Technician

Michelle has more than 30 tattoos and a pet named Whitney Houston.

Lindsey DeSilvio

Veterinary Technician

Has been gotten hit by a car upwards of 6 times, but she’s still living her best life.

Travis Disque

Veterinary Technician

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

Christy Gorge

Veterinary Technician

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

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.

Bianca Pillay

Veterinary Technician

Bianca was born in South Africa, grew up in Central America, and now lives in the U.S. She can speak English, Spanish, and Afrikaans.

Megan VanParis

Technician and Fear Free Coordinator

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

Michele Weinstein

Veterinary Technician

One of Michele’s favorite snacks is lemons.


Veterinary Care Coordinators

Catherine Archer

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Catherine has a pet tortoise named Boris and her dream vacation is anywhere with a beach.

Kody Casey

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Kody has a trio of pets named Sara, Levi, and Tank.

Robyn Hagle

Veterinary Care Coordinator

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

Emilia Klivickis

Veterinary Care Coordinator

Powerlifts, because she not-so-secretly wants to look big and tough (she’s tiny but mighty).

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.

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.)

Sam Randazzo

Veterinary Care Coordinator

The funniest thing about Sam? “I still get offered the kid’s menu, but I’m not complaining.”

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.


Veterinary Assistants

Kiri Burner

Veterinary Assistant Supervisor

Q: Funniest thing about you?

A: “I talk in my sleep!”

Allison Arnier

Veterinary Assistant

Allison doesn’t have any pets because, “I get my dog and cat fix at work.”

Daniel Brown

Veterinary Assistant

Daniel has been studying martial arts since he was 5.

Angie Buetow

Veterinary Assistant

Q: What’s your guilty pleasure?

A: “Making hats for my cat and taking pictures of her in my newest creations.”

Mark Carrillo

Veterinary Assistant

Q: Interesting fact about you?

A: “I like to go on hikes and visit ancient ruins.”

Jon Covert

Assistant and Facilities Manager

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

Beth Dominguez

Veterinary Assistant

On Friday nights, you can find Beth in her apartment playing board games or videogames, or working out with her boyfriend at the gym.

Nealey DuVernay

Veterinary Assistant

Nealey has a cat named Ziggy Stardust, and they watch Netflix together on Friday nights.

Ron Garcia

Veterinary Assistant

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

Alexis Gomezdelacasa

Veterinary Assistant

Q: What would your dream vacation be?

A: “To eat my way around the world.”

Andrew Huber

Veterinary Assistant

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

Sarah Jackson

Veterinary Assistant

“The only bone I’ve ever broken is my pinkie toe, and it happened when I was running to get tacos.”

John Manly

Veterinary Assistant

Has a pet named “Doctor.” That’s all you need to know.

Bob McLennan

Veterinary Assistant

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

Beth Plucinski

Veterinary Assistant

She lived in Costa Rica for 3 months, but Costa Rica has tarantulas, and she’s terrified of tarantulas.

Annie Postle

Veterinary Assistant

Her natural hair color is “cheese.”

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.


Greeter and Therapy Dog

Samantha ‌

Greeter and Therapy Dog

Samantha stays in the office daily and is a wonderful greeter and therapy dog!


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