Kate Harnish, DVM, CVPM

Dr. Kate Harnish is a 2002 graduate of Mahanoy Area High School and a 2006 graduate of Temple University. Dr. Harnish spent three years in Grenada, West Indies and her fourth and final year at the ​University of Pennsylvania studying veterinary medicine. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Dr. Harnish earned her certification in Veterinary Practice Management. She remains a member of Phi Zeta International Veterinarian Honor Society, PVMA, AAHA, and AVMA. Dr. Harnish was the recipient of the Public Award of Merit in 2014 from PVMA. Dr. Harnish strives for better preventative care to enhance the lives of companion animals. Some of her hobbies include traveling and auctioning.

 


 

Kaitlyn Wyrick,  DVM, CFV

Dr. Kaitlyn Wyrick formerly (Dr.Depsky) is a 2009 graduate of Minersville High School. In 2013, she received her Bachelor of Science from Lebanon Valley College. She is also a 2015 graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College/Northampton Community College where she received her Associates Degree in Applied Science specializing in Veterinary Technology. She worked at AAC prior to attending veterinary school. Dr. Wyrick graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2021 after spending three years in Grenada, West Indies and completing her fourth year clinical training at North Carolina State University. She remains a member of Phi Zeta International Veterinary Honor Society, AVMA, PVMA, AAHA and AAFP. Dr. Wyrick proudly is a Certified Cat-Friendly Veterinarian. Dr. Wyrick is passionate about small animal wellness and preventative medicine, radiology, and surgery.  She enjoys spending time with her family, her husband, Steven, and their cats Morris and Goose, reading, and painting.

 


 

Heather Libby, Client Service Representative, Certified Dog Trainer & Canine Good Citizen & AKC S.T.A.R. Evaluator

Heather is a 2002 graduate of Line Mountain High School and continued her education at National K-9 in Ohio to receive her certification in dog training. Heather also completed a program through U.S. Career Institute to receive a certificate as a veterinary assistant. When Heather isn’t at the desk, she holds puppy classes, basic training classes and agility on our premises. Along with her husband, Heather lives happily with her twin boys, daughter and son. She has 4 dogs, cats, chickens and pet pigs. “I always have a smile on my face :)”

 

 

 


Jennifer Lettich-Snyder, CVT, CCRP, CVBP, Fear Free Certified

Jennifer is a 2003 graduate of Tri-Valley High School and a 2005 graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College/Northampton Community College where she earned an Associate Degree in Applied Science specializing in Veterinary Technology. In 2009, Jennifer also attended Geisinger School of Phlebotomy in Bloomsburg. Jen has completed the Canine Rehabilitation Program offered through the University of Tennessee, June 2013. She also has completed the Fear Free Certification Program. Jen continued on and attended the Veterinary Practice Management Program at Penn Foster College in 2019. She has completed Forensics Courses. She completed the PVMA’s Power of 10 Leadership Academy in 2022. Jen has a strong devotion to the profession. Jen is happily married with 9 dogs, 2 rabbits, chickens and 1 horse. She also enjoys volunteering in the community and is involved with the fire department. She is a K-9 handler for Pennsylvania Canine Search and Rescue, Middle Creek Search and Rescue and SCPASAR with her dog, Charlotte, Penelope and Dingo. Jennifer was a 2018 Finalist for Pet Plan’s Veterinary Technician of the Year. She received the American Red Cross Animal Hero Award in 2019. She is a member of PVMA, HSVMA, NAVTA and PSWAF. Her passion is teaching, helping others and bettering the veterinary profession.

 


Sarah Nawrocki, Certified Veterinary Assistant

Sarah is a 2017 graduate of Minersville High School. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology in May 2021, she also recently obtained her certificate to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Sarah has a dog of her own, Tucker, the Golden Retriever. She loves spending time with her fiance, Connor, family and friends. She also loves reading books. Sarah looks forward to learning from Dr. Harnish and Dr. Wyrick about the veterinary field. She is also excited to learn from other CVT’s  and Jen! She is working on becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician herself!

 


Tracy Gilligbauer, Client Service Representative

Tracy has been surrounded by animals her whole life! She had previously worked as a veterinary technician for 31 years, with large and small animals. She currently owns several dogs, cats, horses, miniature horses, miniature cows, goats, pigs, chickens, geese and rabbits. “I can’t imagine my life without animals.”

 

 


 

Jenna Himmelberger, Client Service Representative

Jenna is a graduate from Penn State University. Jenna is a wonderful addition to our front office team. She enjoys interaction with clients, all the patients that enter the office, and has a love for cats. She enjoys spending time with her fiance, Jeremy and family.

 


 

Brianna Kane, CVA, Kennel Technician

Brianna is a 2015 graduate of Shamokin Area. She recently received a Bachelors of Science Animal studies degree from Wilson College. Brianna has receiver her certification as a veterinary assistant through Animal Behavior College.  When not at work, you can find her with her dog, Nala by her side. Brianna enjoys staying active by going hiking and enjoying the outdoors with her husband, Christian and Nala. She looks forward to learning more about the boarding/grooming aspects of Anthracite in hopes of one day opening a kennel of her own.

 


 

Judy Veghte, Office Manager

Judy has been with AAC since the Re-opening with Dr. Harnish. She loves travelling, pugs and enjoys interaction with the clients.


 

Alyssa Schnoke, Veterinary Assistant

Alyssa graduated from Tri-Valley Jr./Sr. High School in 2017. She graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Alyssa has 3 cats, Simba, Spike and Star. In here spare time, she likes to help coach the 10U/12U Dirt Dawgs travel softball teams and being with friends/family, watching sports, adventuring and reading.

 

 

 


 

Lex Tucholski, Veterinary Technician Student, Fear Free Certified

Lex is a 2012 graduate from Wyoming Valley West. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program. Lex enjoys reading, video games, spending time with pets, husband and her son. Her animal family consists of a corgi, Rottie-mix, Frog, and 2 cats.

 


Hannah Randell, Veterinary Technician Student

Hannah is currently enrolled in the York Technical Institute Veterinary Technician Program.

 


 

Katie Marx, Client Service Representative,  Kennel Technician

Katie is a 2018 graduate of Pottsville Area High School and a 2022 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where she earned her Bachelors degree in Athletic Training. She played softball college while working on her degree. Katie started AAC as a summer helper, but loved the interaction with the animals so much wanted a bigger fulfillment. She has 2 cats, Rosco and Disoto and 2 dogs, Archie and Lina. In her free time she enjoys softball and staying active.

 


Kat Taylor, Veterinary Technician Student

Kat graduated from Tulpehocken Jr/Sr Highschool. She went to Berks Career and Technical School in 2020 for Cosmetology. She loves field hockey, her 2 horses, 2 dogs and cats! She enjoys time with her horses and is nurturing kittens.

 


Mia Kaminsky, Veterinary Student

Mia is a 2018 graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School. In 2021, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lebanon Valley College. Starting 2021, she attends St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies and plans on attending the University of Pennsylvania for her fourth-year clinical training in 2024. While in Grenada, she is Vice President of Spay Neuter Pothounds and is an advocate for low-cost pet care. She is a member of SAVMA and volunteers her time with other low-cost pet care clubs on campus like Wellness Aid and Guidance and Angels in Armor Animal Rescue Fund. Mia is passionate about small animal wellness, preventative medicine, surgery, and emergency care. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, her dog, Mack, reading, and baking.

 


Brooke Novinger, Veterinary Technician Student