Kate Harnish, DVM
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. 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.
Heidi Fique, Office Manager
A familiar face to the many returning clients. Heidi started her career at the Anthracite Animal Clinic in 1988 under Dr. Yvonne Walacavage filling many job roles through the years. Heidi resides in Auburn, PA with her husband, Dave, and her son, Brandon. They share their home with one dog, Duncan and five cats: CC, Max, Kelso, Roary and Sheldon. She is a 1987 graduate of North Schuylkill High School and a 1992 graduate of Penn State University where she received her BS in Dairy and Animal Science. In the interim, Heidi earned her Elementary Teaching Certification from Alvernia University in 2007, but her compassion and lifelong love of animals led her back to pursue a rewarding career at AAC. In her free time, she enjoys writing, reading, making crafts, drawing, and taking care of her furry friends.
Jennifer Lettich-Snyder, CVT, CCRP, 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 has a strong devotion to the profession. Jen is happily married with 9 dogs, 5 rabbits, chickens and 2 horses. She also enjoys volunteering in the community and is involved with the fire department. She is a K-9 handler for Middle Creek Search and Rescue and Central Region 49 Search team with her dog, Charlotte. She LOVES riding her motorcycle. Jennifer is a 2018 Finalist for Pet Plan’s Veterinary Technician of the Year and received PVMA’s Public Service Award of Merit for 2018!
Heather Libby, Receptionist, Certified Dog Trainer & Canine Good Citizen 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 not assisting the veterinarian Heather holds puppy classes, basic training classes and agility on our premises. Along with her husband, Heather lives happily with her twin boys, daughter and recently had a baby boy. She has 2 dogs, cat and pet pigs. “I always have a smile on my face :)”
Nicole Burmeister, CVT
Nicole is a 2011 graduate of North Schuylkill Jr./Sr. High School. Nicole graduated from Johnson College, June 2013, where she earned her Associates Degree in Science through the Veterinary Technology Program. Prior to graduating she had to overcome many obstacles, but her passion and drive led her to where she is today. She currently has a cat named Angel, guinea pigs named Carmello and Marble and 2 bunnies named Cadbury and Domino. Nicole also has a wonderful shorthair dachshund, Caesar that she enjoys spoiling. She enjoys photography and running. Nicole has always wanted to work with animals and has found her second home here at AAC. She states, “I couldn’t be happier and I feel blessed to work with such compassionate people”!
Kaitlyn Depsky, CVT**
Kaitlyn 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 resides in Shippensburg with her fiance, Steven, and their cats Morris and Goose. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and painting. Her love for animals and passion for veterinary medicine have inspired Kaitlyn to strive for continuing her education in the field and to pursue her Doctorates of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University.** Currently enrolled at St. George’s University!!
Liz Reichwein, Veterinary Technician, Kennel Manager
Liz is a 2013 graduate from North Schuylkill Jr./Sr. High School. She has 2 cats, Jane and Lucy, a frog named, Scuba and a hermit crab. She has 2 boston terriers and recently obtained skinny pigs. She also has a son, Brayden. She is a graduate of the veterinary technician program at York Technical Institute.
Nikki Schneck, Veterinary Technician
Nikki is a 2004 graduate of Minersville Area. She attended Lehigh Carbon Community College. Nikki has 15 years of experience working with animals. She has extensive experience in emergency, surgery and ophthalmology. Her family consists of a daughter, Alehra, boyfriend, 3 dogs(Vlad-English Setter, Mr. Grey-Mexican Hairless and Molly-Chinese Crested) and 4 cats (Mona, Olaf, Nala, Salem).
Sabrina Krusinsky, Receptionist
Sabrina graduated from Shenandoah Valley in 2011. She was involved in basketball and track. She went to Animal Behavior College for Veterinary Assistant in 2015. Sabrina just recently bought her first home and resides in Ringtown with her boyfriend, Dwayne and stepdaughter and son. She has an American Bulldog named, Sebastian and red ear slider turtle named, Squirt. She also has 2 cats, Wentzy and Bandit. She is a volunteer firefighter with Ringtown Valley.
Nicole Krusnoski, CVT
Nicole is a 2014 graduate of Minersville High School. She is also a 2017 graduate of the Vet Tech Institute where she received her Associates Degree in Applied Science Specializing in Veterinary Technology. Nicole always had a passion for helping animals. When she was 14 years old she started working at her local animal shelter, helping homeless pets find their forever homes. Currently, she has 2 spoiled dogs, 5 rats, and multiple rescue kitties. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, off-roading, hiking, shopping, and relaxing with family and friends.
Corrin Kegolis, Receptionist
She is a 2006 graduate of Cardinal Brennan Jr/Sr high school. She went on to acquire here CNA and also have experience as a receptionist. She currently does not have any pets, however, is hoping to find the perfect furry family member. Corrin enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family. She is hoping to learn more about veterinary medicine and her role at Anthracite.
Sarah Yeager, Kennel Technician
Sarah is a graduate of Shamokin Area in 2010. She received her grooming certification through the Animal Behavior College in 2016. Sarah has over 8 years experience with working in the animal profession. She has First Aid and CPR certification for large and small animals. She worked for the PASPCA. and held many responsibilities supervising and rehabilitating horses and other livestock. She currently lives with her husband, Christian, 8 dogs, Daisy, Lincoln, Zyla, Gilbert, Lenny, Butters, Ruben and Mabel and 7 crazy cats. She enjoys horseback riding, music festivals, and being with family and friends.
Jamie Nabholz, Receptionist
Jamie is a 1997 graduate of Blue Mountain High School. She went on to further her education as a massage therapist and then a certified medical assistant. Jamie currently resides in Pottsville with her husband, Corey and their 2 spoiled black labs, Duke and Jager. Jamie recently made the decision to switch to veterinary medicine after 17 years of human medicine. She is hoping to learn more about the veterinary field and is enjoying it alot so far. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, taking her dogs for walks, likes concerts, and doing craft projects.
Charity Zimmerman, Kennel Technician
Charity is a 2015 graduate of Williams Valley High School. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA. She has minors in biology and chemistry. Charity has a strong devotion to veterinary medicine and will be earning her bachelors degree in 2019. She currently resides in Williamstown, with her cat, “Chewy,” her dog, “Porter” and hamster, “Cream.” In her free time, she enjoys drawing, exploring new places, and being with her family.