Valerie Green, LVT:
Valerie Green grew up in Portland, Pennsylvania. She obtained a Bachelor in Science in Biology and a degree in Education from Muhlenberg College. After graduation, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she earned a degree in veterinary nursing. Valerie worked in general and emergency practice for over 15 years before joining PADS/LVVD in August 2010. She is a member of the Lehigh Valley Veterinary Medical Association and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, scrap booking, Disney, and is an avid Phillies and Green Bay Packers fan. Valerie lives in Allentown with her husband and daughter. They share their home with two cats, one dog, and many fish.
Lauren was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and lived the majority of her life in the Poconos. She graduated in 2005 from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Prior to coming to LVVD, Lauren spent 8 years as an Internal Medicine Veterinary Nurse at Valley Central Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, as well as 3 years as an emergency and critical care nurse. She started at PADS/LVVD in March, 2016. Lauren currently lives in Bethlehem, PA with her husband, guinea pigs and two Boston terriers. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports and working out, crafting, playing with her dogs, arm wrestling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Stephanie Shay, CVT
Stephanie grew up in Berks County on her family's farm. She attended the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh and graduated with an Associates degree in specialized veterinary technology in 2008. Stephanie has practiced over the last 15 years in general, emergency and specialized veterinary medicine. After a few years away and starting a family, she returned to LVVD in May 2022. Stephanie resides in the Bangor area with her husband, daughter, a crazy chocolate lab, a wimpy beagle, and a naughty ginger cat!
Lisa Weigel, CVT
Lisa is from Allentown, PA. She graduated vet tech school from LCCC and became a certified vet technician in 2005. She worked in general practice for over 12 years before joining PADS/LVVD in early 2017. Lisa lives in Allentown with her husband and has twin boys and one daughter (who was way easier raise than twin boys). We would love to to tell you how many cats she has, but even she has lost count.
Elisha McCready, CVT
Elisha grew up in Macungie, PA. She graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and later received a degree in veterinary technology from LCCC. Prior to joining PADS/LVVD in 2021, she was veterinary technician in general practice for over 6 years. She lives in Emmaus with a chinchilla, two guinea pigs, and a crazy cat.
Andrea Whitaker, CVT
Andrea grew up in Bucks County, PA. In 2004 she and her husband moved to the Lehighton area where they currently reside. Andrea attended the LCCC Veterinary Technician program and earned her license as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Andrea spent over seven years in general practice before joining PADS/LVVD in 2022. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time outdoors. Andrea and her husband currently share their home with 4 cats.