Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Alexandra Kintz-Konegger
    DVM CVA
    Veterinarian, Owner

    Dr. Alexandra Kintz-Konegger, DVM CVA, graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria in 2000. While in Veterinary School, she completed some of her clinical rotations at the Taiwan National University, Taipei. She also spent one summer in Pinnawella, Sri Lanka tending to elephants in an elephant orphanage. She received accreditation for U.S. license through the AVMA’s Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinarian Graduates in 2000. Dr. K accepted an internship/associate position at an equine surgical clinic in Apollo, PA in 2000. While working there, she enjoyed traveling to Cairo, Egypt for equine orthopedic and breeding consultations. In 2004, Dr. K started practicing small animal medicine in Jeanette, PA. Throughout the years, Dr. K has developed a lifelong interest in Eastern medicine & acupuncture. She obtained certification for Certified Veterinary Acupuncture in the summer of 2010. Her continuing education includes advanced acupuncture, herbal alternatives, and nutrition courses. Her free time is spent with her family and many animals, including goats, horses, chickens, cats, bunnies and dogs, on her family farm in Latrobe, PA.

  • Dr.
    Brian Hougentogler
    DVM CVA
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Hougentogler has been with us since February 2017. Dr. Hougentogler is originally from Wilmington, Delaware. He graduated from St. Vincent College in 1999, and he got his veterinary degree from the University of Illinois in 2003. After graduation, he worked for two years at a small animal emergency clinic in Dormont.  Then he spent 11 years at a veterinary practice near Murrysville. Not only does Dr. Hougentogler give you another experienced veterinarian to rely on at KVet, but he is also our third vet certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the Chi Institute (where, many of you know, Dr. Konegger teaches). When he is not in the office, Dr. Hougentogler enjoys reading, going to the gym and playing music. He and his wife are also busy with their two children and two cats.

  • Dr.
    Ivy Barnhart
    DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Ivy Barnhart came from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (the “UP”, where locals proudly identify as “Yoopers”) to join the KVet team in November. Dr. Barnhart grew up in the UP and became certified in Massage Therapy after graduating from high school and worked for a few years before deciding to go back to school to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated with honors from Northern Michigan University in 2005 with a major in Microbiology and minors in Chemistry and Philosophy, and went on to Ohio State University for vet school, graduating in 2009 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She moved back to the UP and practiced at a small animal practice in a rural area for 8 years. When she decided to leave the area, Dr. Barnhart researched many options and came to the conclusion that Western Pennsylvania is simply the best place to be! She is very excited to be joining a dynamic, progressive practice with experienced integrative veterinarians. In her free time, Dr. Barnhart enjoys travelling, hiking, and spending time outside with her husband and their dog. Dr. Barnhart and her husband have a daughter who is in her second year of college.

  • Dr.
    Deb Donohue
    Veternarian

    Dr. Deb Donohue joined the KVet team in May 2018. She grew up in central Pennsylvania. After completing her undergraduate work at the University of Pennsylvania, she moved west to Montana and got a Master’s degree from the University of Montana. She graduated University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. After a year of practicing small animal medicine in Syracuse, NY, she moved to the Greensburg area. She continued to practice in the area until 2010 when she went to work for the USDA in “the middle of nowhere” upstate NY. Although she enjoyed the area, she returned to western PA to continuing practicing small animal medicine late 2011. When she is not at the office she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children (when she can get them all in the same place), 2 dogs and 2 cats. She enjoys reading, playing board games with friends, learning, and spending time outdoors. She has recently started running again.

  • Dr. Wong
    Veterinarian

    A native Pittsburgher, Dr. Wong graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She then worked in small animal private practice for several years prior to joining the KVet team. Dr. Wong has a strong interest in integrative medicine, and is currently studying Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Acupuncture at the Chi Institute. In her free time, Dr. Wong enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family, which includes her three cats.

  • Dr.
    Daniel M. Halden
    DC
    Certified in Animal Chiropractic

    Dr. Halden graduated with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1992. Since that time, he has been practicing full time in Pennsylvania. Dr. Halden is certified in Applied Kinesiology and is a member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Halden studied Animal Chiropractic at Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic, and is certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Halden is also certified in Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy through the highly recognized Healing Oasis Wellness Center, where he is also an adjunct faculty member. He will be seeing animal patients at our practice on Mondays (every other) from 4 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays from 9 am - 2 pm, Wednesdays from 12 pm - 7 pm, Thursdays from 4 pm - 7 pm, and Fridays 9 am - 2 pm. 

    For more information – please visit Dr. Halden’s website at www.drhalden.com

  • Wendy
    Practice Manager

    Wendy graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a B.S. degree in biology. She had 11 years of experience in the human medical field before entering the veterinary field in 1996. She was a receptionist/technician at two local veterinary hospitals and the manager of a local animal shelter prior to joining the team at K.Vet Animal Care. She has received continuing education through the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business and is a member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association. Wendy is married with three children (all University of Pittsburgh graduates – H2P!) and is soon to become a grandma. She currently has one cat at home and frequently “babysits” three “grand dogs” and one “grand cat”. She and her family enjoy traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad.

  • Brittany
    CVT
    Office Manager/Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

    Brittany previously studied at Penn State before attending The Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh, where she graduated in 2011. She passed her National boards in December of 2011 and has since been working as a licensed veterinary technician. She previously worked as a lead technician and office manager at a Banfield Pet Hospital for 3 years prior to joining the K.Vet Animal Care team in 2014. Brittany shares her home with her boyfriend, Charlie, and their children, Emma, Chase, Anson and Peter. Their pack wouldn’t be complete without Abbie, a border collie, their five cats, Brody, Taco, Cinderelli (“E” for short), Marilyn Monroe and Princess Leia, and their bearded dragon, Neegan. Brittany LOVES all things Disney! She also enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, reading, traveling and camping.

  • Sharon
    Bookkeeper

    Sharon graduated with high honors from CCAC with a degree in Radiologic Science. Before working at K.Vet, Sharon was a Board Certified Radiologic Technologist at a local hospital. She is also a Certified Equestrian Massage Therapist, trained by Equissage in Round Hill, VA. She was a senior store manager for many years, managing stores in Greensburg, Taunton and Hyannis, MA. Sharon and her husband, Steve, share their home with Rommel, a Rottweiler, their cats, two American Quarter horses, Mick and Bear, chickens and of course the leader of roost, General Tso, a rooster. 

  • April
    Receptionist

    April, graduated from CCAC in Johnstown with a degree in Phlebotomy in 2004. Previously, she worked for the American Red Cross in the Apheresis department for 7 years collecting Platelets and Plasma for cancer patients. But, with such love for animals, she moved on and worked for three years at a veterinarian clinic in Greensburg in 2011. She joined the K.Vet team in June of 2014. In August 2007, she married her husband, Andrew, and they live with their two dogs, Tinkerbell, a spunky yet very loving little Yorkie and Maya, a gentle but very smart Australian Shepherd/Corgi mix. They also have three little Guinea Pigs: Pixie, Willow and Lulu. In her spare time, she loves to shop, spend time with family and friends, and of course, spoiling her sweet niece, Amare. Also, she is an Independent Designer with Origami Owl Jewelry Company.

  • Kathleen
    Receptionist

    Kathleen is a current resident of Ligonier. She has worked in the veterinary field for the past 15 years. She joined K.Vet December 2015 as a receptionist. She has been married to her husband, Michael, for 9 years and has a beautiful 8 year old daughter, Mackenna. She also has 6 furry children at home; 3 dogs named Macdougal, Keegan and Nessa, a cat named Rascal, and 2 guinea pigs, Sophia & Ruby. She gets most of her enjoyment while relaxing at home with her family in front of the fireplace.

  • Elizabeth aka Beth
    Receptionist

    Beth is a 2018 graduate of the Pittsburgh Veterinary Technical Institute, and is working on passing her boards to become a licensed technician. Beth is a Greensburg native that grew up on a farm surrounded by various animals, and participated in the 4-H club “Sugarloaf” with pigs, goats and chickens. When she is not at KVet, she works as a cook at a local retirement home, Redstone Highlands. She has two fur-babies, Perdy, a Dalmatian mix, and a feisty cat, Phoebe. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her niece and nephew at her sister’s dairy farm. In addition, she also enjoys exploring the outside with Perdy, watching Disney movies, trying to catch a local Pittsburgh sports game, and catching up with friends while trying new restaurants.

  • Julia S.
    Receptionist

    Julia grew up in Oswego, New York, a small harbor town on the southeast shore of Lake Ontario. In August 2007, Julia moved to Greensburg PA, following her husband Tim's career. Julia has an education in early childhood and spent 18 years working as a preschool teacher. Julia started a new career here at KVet Animal Hospital in July of 2018, and has enjoyed her transition into helping a different kind of parent and their “fur babies”. Julia has a fun and theatrical 10 year old daughter named Emily, and she and her husband share their home with an adorable Corgi pup named Linus, and quiet kitty named Ashley

  • Tim
    Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

    Tim attended Pittsburgh Veterinary Technical Institute. He graduated in February 2011 as Valedictorian of his class, obtaining an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology. Prior to coming to K.Vet, he had worked for 23 years in the metal fabricating industry. After graduation, Tim began working at K.Vet for a span of 3 years. He then left to work at AVETS where he received training as a surgical technician. Tim then returned to K.Vet and is currently working as a licensed surgical technician. Tim is married and lives with his wife of 20 years. He has a son that has graduated from West Virginia University with his Master’s Degree in Agriculture. He shares his home with his 3 pets, Jazzie, Bindi and the newest addition, Daisy Mae.

  • Ken
    Pharmacy Technician

    Ken majored in biology in college, and then served four years in the US Navy. Since 1990, Ken has worked at Veterinary Hospitals in Norfolk, VA; his hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Murrysville, PA; and his current hometown: Greensburg, PA. He and his wife, Juliann, share their home with their cairn terrier, Marshall, turtle, Molly, and cats Luna and Mayday. In his free time, Ken enjoys running.

  • Saralynne
    CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

    Saralynne graduated from the Veterinary Technician Institute of Pittsburgh in 2008, and has been working in the veterinary field since 2007. She shares her home with her daughter, Rylee, a Great Pyrenees, Malakai, a pug, Demeirikit, and her one eyed cat, Clopsy, who she rescued as a kitten. In her spare time she loves to sing karaoke in her living room and dance like nobody’s watching! Saralynne also enjoys laughing and making the world a better place, one day at a time. 

  • Emily
    CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

    Emily graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in 2007. She worked at a local vet clinic post-graduation, until joining the K.Vet team in September 2014. At home she has a cattle dog mix named Finn and 4 cats, Charlie, Lexi, Geno, and Minnie Mouser. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, crafting, spending time with friends and family, and vacationing any opportunity she can.

  • Sam
    CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

    Samantha studied at Saint Vincent College and Sanford Brown before graduating in 2010. Samantha previously worked at Banfield before joining Kvet in October 2014. Samantha has a little boy named Gabriel. She shares her home with four cats, Kilala, Fey, Freyja, and Onyx, as well as a Dachshund, Phoenix. In her free time, Samantha enjoys gardening and needle work.


  • Stacey
    CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

    Stacey previously studied for nursing at Westmoreland County Community College. Pursuing her passion for caring for animals at the Veterinary Tech Institute of Pittsburgh where she graduated in 2014. Upon graduating, she passed her National Boards Examination and started working at AVETS as an ER caregiver technician. Soon after, she advanced to being their surgical technician. Since 2015, Stacey has been working at KVet as their rehabilitation technician and certified in Sports Massage therapy for canine and equine. When she’s not working she enjoys riding her street bike, dirt bike, quads, and horses. Stacey also enjoys running 5Ks/triathlons, camping and just being outdoors with her two pups, Gage and Cali.

  • Cat
    CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

    Cat graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in February 2015. She started working at K.Vet in May of 2015 and passed her CVT boards soon after. Cat has two fur babies, Bruster, a corgi mix, and Izzy, a black lab mix. She also has two scaled babies, bearded dragons, Turbo and Diesel. In her spare time Cat enjoys listening to music, reading, going to car shows, concerts and boating along with spending time with her boyfriend, Brian, her family and friends. Cat is also a big advocate for mental health awareness. 

  • Kelsie
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kelsie graduated from Saint Francis University in May of 2017 with her bachelor degree in Aquarium and Zoo Sciences. She worked in the zoology field for 6 months before shifting her career path towards animal health. Kelsie has both mammal and reptile companions including her lab-retriever mix, Toni, her calico cat, Peanut, and her crested gecko, Thorn. When she’s not at K-Vet, she enjoys coaching softball, working out, dancing, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Robyn,
    CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

    Robyn graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in 2009. She has been working in the veterinary field for the last 8 years. She joined the KVet team in November 2017. Robyn and her husband Anthony reside in Ferndale, Pa with their three children Delaney, Brynlee, and Wesley. At home, she also has a Labrador mix named “Riley”, a Golden doodle named “Sparkle”, and a guinea pig named “Fish”. Robyn and her daughters manage their rabbits “Henry’s Holland Lops and English Spots”. They enjoy the many aspects of breeding and showing their rabbits. Robyn enjoys supporting and promoting the rabbit industry. She is a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association, Pa. State Rabbit Breeders Association, Mid Atlantic Rabbit and Cavy Shows circuit (Secretary) and the Westmoreland County Rabbit Club (Secretary). Robyn is a 4-H alumnus and leader for the Westmoreland County 4-H Rabbit program. In her free time, she enjoys helping her children learn to show livestock, camping, fishing, and swimming.

  • Hannah
    CVT
    Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

    Hannah attended and graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in December of 2015 and became a CVT in April 2016. Hannah worked for a veterinary clinic in Derry Township before joining the KVet team in March 2018. She spends her time outside of work training her mixed breed dog, Delilah, to compete in AKC agility and entering her cat, Ramona, in occasion CFA show in the class of Household Pet. Hannah also enjoys learning about pet nutrition and training dogs and cats.

  • Katie
    Veterinary Technician

    Katie went to the Sanford-Brown Institute of Pittsburgh where she studied their veterinary technician program and graduated in 2009. She previously worked at Delmont Vet Hospital for 8 years before joining the K.Vet Animal Care team in October 2018. In Katie’s free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and all her fur babies. Katie has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a horse.

  • Hillary
    Certified Vet Technician (CVT)

    Hillary graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in 2006. She joined the K.Vet team in November 2018. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 11 years. Her family includes her husband, Rick, their sons, Lyric & Miles, their dog, Levi, and their cat, Bowie. In her free time, she enjoys baking, crafting and spending time with her family.

  • Megan Retallick
    Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist

    Megan joined the K.Vet family in the summer of 2017, then took a hiatus to complete her undergraduate education at the Ohio State University. After obtaining her bachelors, she returned to work with K.Vet Animal Care while waiting to begin the next step in her education: DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).
    In her free time, Megan enjoys anything outdoors from coaching high school track and field, and hiking to riding ATVs and horses. Her family has a farm that raises Longhorn cattle, chickens, and houses two horses (Megan’s babies). She has her own little fur baby as well, a 1 year old beagle mix named Wayne.
    Though Megan’s time with this hospital is limited, she is thankful to have the opportunity to learn alongside such qualified doctors and technicians. In the future, Megan will obtain her DVM and hopefully practice large animal medicine in the food safety sector. 

  • Schwartz
    Clinic Cat

    Schwartz came to us in January 2011 from a local shelter. He had severe corneal ulcers, and no one was sure his eyes could be saved. Fortunately, Dr. Konegger took exceptional care of him, and saved not only his life, but he was able to retain a good portion of his eyesight as well. He now greets clients and patients, and is frequently seen lounging in the reception area.

  • Crispy Creme
    Clinic Cat

    Crispy Creme found us over the Fourth of July 2012 when a Greensburg Police Officer brought him in after being hit by a car. Surprisingly, Crispy did not have any major injuries, only a small area of road rash which has since healed wonderfully. Not having any luck locating Cripsy’s previous owners, Dr. Konegger decided to let him become our second office cat. Crispy is often found hanging with employees at lunch or lounging in one of the cat trees through out the clinic.

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Monday:

8:30 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed