Meet the friendly staff at Deer Creek Animal Hospital LLC!
Dr. Teena L. Waltman, DVM, MS grew up near Chicora, PA and graduated from Butler Area Senior High School in 1984. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Slippery Rock University in 1990. Prior to attending Veterinary School, She received a Graduate Student Assistantship to attend Penn State University. She received a Masters degree in Pathobiology there in 1993 and her research focused on the effects of bacterial toxins on birds. Dr. Waltman then attended Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine and developed an interest in both Companion and Exotic Animal Medicine.
Upon graduation from Veterinary School, in 1997, Dr. Waltman returned to Pennsylvania to practice Routine, Emergency and Exotic Animal Care at Metropolitan Veterinary Centers South and West which are located in Dormont, PA and Robinsion Twp., PA. After 11 years at Met Vet, She then worked 1.5 yrs as a Emergency Room Physician at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (PVSEC) which is located on Camp Horne Rd. in Pittsburgh.
However Dr. Waltman missed Small Animal practice. So from 2010 to 2017 she became a Relief Veterinarian for Lighthouse Veterinary Personnel Services. In that organization, she worked and travelled extensively providing Routine, Emergency and Surgical Care at multiple Veterinary Practices in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.
Through her Relief Veterinary work she met Dr. Paul Eismann. And, in 2010 she began occasionally seeing patients and performing Surgeries at Deer Creek Animal Hospital. She eventually began working full time at Deer Creek following Dr. Eismann’s unexpected passing in May 2017. She then purchased the Practice in the fall of 2017.
After almost 26 years of practicing Veterinary Medicine, she enjoys helping people and their pets through the diagnosis of challenging cases and by providing routine, emergency, surgical, exotic and companion animal care. Dr. Waltman also enjoys family time, volunteering at her church, traveling, gardening, playing golf, swimming, and spending time outdoors. She especially enjoys walks and playing ball with her Golden Retriever (Jax). She also shares her home with her 4 cats ( Saltie, Roo, Annie, and Licorice) and her African Grey Parrot (Lenore).
Sharon has always had a passion for caring for animals. She began her career working in a pet shop, which led her to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Dog Grooming. She then trained under a veterinarian to become a veterinary technician. Sharon joined Deer Creek Animal Hospital in 2007.
With her 25 years of experience, Deer Creek is fortunate to have her leading our team of technicians. You will find her working in many capacities including receptionist, as she is always 'willing to do what it takes to get the job done'. Sharon enjoys spending time with her two labs and four grandchildren.
Lilly (Lil) was hired in 1989 by Dr Paul Eismann shortly after he opened his practice. She had on the job training and worked as a vet tech for 20 years and then as a front desk receptionist/CSR for 13 years.
Lilly has a deep passion for caring and helping animals in need. She has a German Shepherd named Maxx, and five cats: Cheddar, Tigger, Meggie, Sammy and Piggie.
Since she has technician training, she is able to jump in and help her coworkers when needed. She has greatly enjoyed her experiences working as a tech and receptionist/CSR.
Michele has worked for almost 30 years as an occupational therapist in a school for children with developmental disabilities. She retired a few years ago, and after a short time working in retail, she started her encore career as a veterinary customer care specialist here at Deer Creek.
She has always loved children and animals and in her words ' Now I get to work with great people and clients who absolutely love their pets!'
Michele shares her home with her 3 dogs, 7 cats a a few select humans :) She also plays the piano and has a goal to learn to draw and sketch.
We are happy Michele is no longer working retail and is here with us at Deer Creek.
Marlene has always been enthusiastic about taking care of animals. Over the last 41 years she has adopted various small pets and fostered 18 kittens. She earned degrees in Business Management and Elementary Education.
Marlene joined Deer Creek Animal Hospital in 2003 and has worked in many positions including receptionist, technician assistant, clinic/kennel housekeeping, and is currently working in accounting and payroll. Marlene enjoys gardening, crocheting, reading, tutoring and spending time with her family and four grandchildren.
Liz attended the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh and was gratefully able to spend her externship here at Deer Creek Animal Hospital. She is now a certified Veterinary Technician with an Associate Degree from VTI.
She has been a huge animal lover since she can remember. She enjoys meeting every animal that comes through the clinic door. Eventually, she would like to branch out to bigger patients with large animal medicine. She also aspires to work with large animals like lions, tigers and bears. (Oh my!)
At this time, Liz is very open minded about any technician specialization and wants to be able to give those who don't have a voice the respect and care they deserve.
She enjoys nature and spending time with her animals any chance she gets. she has 3 cats: Eclipse, Harvey and Ash, and 2 dogs: Levi and Missy.
Kelsey was born in Iowa but has lived and grew up in the Pittsburgh area with her family since 2000. She began her journey into the veterinary field in February 2017 as a student in an online veterinary assistant program. After completing a 300+ hour externship, she graduated with a veterinary assistant career diploma in November 2018. Immediately following graduation, Kelsey was hired at an animal hospital where she was cross-trained as a veterinary technician and introduced to the wonderful world of exotic animal medicine, sharpening her skills and gaining experience until joining Deer Creek Animal Hospital in May 2021.
When she is not at work, she enjoys time at home with her family or creating fine art pieces with a wide range of materials. Kelsey's family also includes her cat Priscilla, and her one-eyed ball python named Bruno.
Ashley is a mother of 2 boys and 4 cats! She likes to draw, read and go for walks in her spare time. She also really enjoys going to concerts, events, road trips and sight seeing. Her favorite holiday is Halloween.
Ashley's goal in life is to continue her education in the veterinary field and to own a big house.
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