Meet the Kennel Staff

Katie Kennel

Pet Groomer

I have been working with animals for nine years and have loved every minute of it. I have been grooming animals for the past six years. Nothing is more exciting than to see how happy a dog is after a great bath or haircut. I joined Bryn Mawr Vet in February 2012 and have enjoyed everything about working here. My lovely sidekicks are two fun powderpuff Chinese Cresteds named Jayda and Macy.

Did you Know: In my spare time I love to do crafts and sew, especially animal related things.

More info on Pet Grooming Services

Veterinary Hospital Kennel Staff Chris


Hi my name is Christine. I’ve been working at Bryn Mawr Veterinary Hospital since 2008. I’ve always enjoyed working with animals. I have learned a lot since I have been here and want to continue my knowledge in the animal world. I got married on November 11th 2011. My hobbies outside of work are taking care of my daughter and watching the Flyers! I currently have two cats; Molly and Abby.

Did you Know: I am a vegetarian.



Lindsey Kennel


Hi, my name is Lindsey and I grew up in West Chester, Pa and currently attend Temple University. Although I’m majoring in Psychology, I dream to one day work at the Philadelphia Zoo and/or own my own animal rescue. After we adopted my family dog, an American Bulldog named Petey, I knew I wanted to work with animals for the rest of my life. I love working at Bryn Mawr Veterinary Hospital and getting to know all the personalities of the dogs and cats when they come here!

Did you Know: I rescued a cat from the streets of North Philadelphia and gave him a great home. We call him Phil, short for Philadelphia!

Dessire Kennel



Hello, my name is Dessire, I was born in Philadelphia and I graduated from Edison High School. My dream one day is to become a veterinarian, I love animals so working for Bryn Mawr Vet seemed like a great opportunity to gain more experience. I work in daycare and I love getting to know all the different dogs that come here everyday. I also enjoy playing with dogs and walking them.

Did you know:  I used to work for the P.S.P.C.A.


My whole life, I have involved myself with animals whenever possible. During high school, I participated in an animal science program as well as 4H where I got to raise and train Boer goats! Following high school, I received dog training certifications and continued working in boarding kennels and daycare. Today I am happily working as a trainer and kennel manager here at Bryn Mawr Vet!

Did you know:  We are adding a Malinois puppy, Drax, to our pack? We will be competing in Shutzhund with him in 2016!


My name is Brooke. I was born and raised in Phoenixville, Pa. I have been working with animals since I was 15 years old and plan to continue doing so for the rest of my career. I recently graduated from Delaware Valley College with a degree in zoo science and am currently back in school for Veterinary Technology. My dream is to one day be an exotic veterinary technician.

Did you know:  My husband and I are expecting our 1st little one in August 2014!



My name is Amberly. I have always loved animals. Growing up I had all kinds of pets, from cats to rats to birds to a five foot iguana! Currently, I have three cats of my own and I also foster for local animal shelters. When I decided to pursue my love for animals professionally, I studied at Harcum College. I am pleased to join the kennel team at BMVH!!

Did you know:  I’m also a musician who sings in a choir.




Hi. My name is Lauren. I just started working at Bryn Mawr Veterinary Hospital and I love it! I have learned so much that helps me with my Veterinary Technician Classes that I am currently taking. I have two dogs and a cat.

Did you know: I love doing advanced training with my one year old Doberman.




Hi, my name is Julia, or “Jules.” I have worked with dogs my whole life. I started off as a neighborhood dog walker and volunteered at animal shelters. I am currently a Lieutenant in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. I specialize in Detainee Operations and K-9 handling. I have worked as a K-9 Handler for a few years. In my off time, I am a volunteer firefighter at King of Prussia Fire Company. I do advanced training with my German Shepherd, Soot, who is in Schuthund and agility training. I have my bachelors in communications. I recently got back from active duty and am now in the Army Reserves. I also work as a bar manager in King of Prussia and am studying to be a Veterinary Technician at Penn Foster.

Did you know: My dog is trained in German.


Hi, my name is Kayla and I work in the Doggie Daycare. I’ve only been working at BMVH for a few months but my short time here has been full of so much fun and education. Being here has been motivating me to go back to school and continue my education in Animal Sciences.

Did you know: I breed Dubia Roaches to feed to my pet bearded dragon, Ichabod.



I’m Mel and I’ve been working with animals for over three years, though I’ve always had pets in my life and have a heavy interest in them. I’ve just recently graduated from Millersville University and I’m very excited to be working here at Bryn Mawr Vet. Aside from animal care, I like playing video games, drawing cartoons and playing music.

Did you know: I play the trumpet and French horn and have been in a variety of musicals, marching bands and orchestras.



Hi! I’m Sydney Katin. I graduated from Ursinus College in May 2014 with a degree in English and minor in French. Throughout my life I have had lots of hands on experience working with animals. I’ve had an underlying passionate love for them since I can remember. I interned at the Philadelphia Zoo this past Summer for Environmental Education and Animal Behavior. I’m here to get some more experience working with animals to see if I want to go back to school for Veterinary Medicine. I very much look forward to meeting your dog and playing with him/her in our Daycare!



Hey, I’m Maggie. I have been working at BMVH for over a year now. I am going to be heading to Hampshire College in a couple weeks to study Animal Behavior. I have three dogs at home and have spent three summers helping raise litters of puppies for a kennel in Allentown. I love taking care of all of your pets here at BMVH and will be coming back on breaks from school!