Dr.Alexandra Kintz-Konegger,DVM, CVAVeterinarian, 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, CVAVeterinarian
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 K. Vet, 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. Amy Wong, DVMVeterinarian
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 K. Vet 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.Stacy Sheahan, VMDVeterinarian
Dr. Stacey Sheahan spent time for her acupuncture certification externship with us 6 years ago, then went on to practice in Somerset until her love for Traditional Chinese Medicine and all things medical brought her back to us. Dr. Sheahan is an advanced TCVM practitioner holding a Master’s degree in TCVM and has been published in the AJTCVM. Her roots are in Cumberland, Maryland with strong ties to Western Pennsylvania. She enjoys knitting, also at an advanced level, traveling and spending time with her husband, two kids and four dogs.
Dr. Vanessa Bouch,DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Vanessa Bouch, DVM graduated from Iowa State University in June 2022. She is a Western Pennsylvania native, with family in the Ebensburg area.
She has a special interest in feline medicine and is launching her career with us here at K Vet. Dr. Bouch enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her two cats Milo and Tilly.
Dr.Ben Kinnamon, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. Ben Kinnamon grew up in the Vandergrift area and attended Allegheny College. He graduated in May 2022 earning his veterinary degree from Purdue University College. He enjoys exploring the outdoors with his crazy husky, Nova. His leisure time interests include technology, gaming, and building computers as well as exploring new restaurants in the area on weekends. Dr. Kinnamon is very excited to return to Western PA and connect with all the pets and their parents at K. Vet.
Wendy graduated with a B.S. in Biology from University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She had 11 years of experience in the medical field and over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field as receptionist, technician and manager of a local animal shelter before becoming the office manager at K.Vet Animal Care. Wendy is married with three children, who are all recent or current University of Pittsburgh students. She has two rescued shelter dogs and two rescued cats. She loves to vacation in the Outer Banks, NC every year.
Brittany CVTOffice 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 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.
Sam CVTCertified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Samantha studied at Saint Vincent College and Sanford Brown before graduating in 2010. Samantha previously worked at Banfield before joining K. Vet 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.
HannahCertified 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 K. Vet 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.
HillaryCertified Vet Technician (CVT)
Hillary graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in 2006. She joined the K.Vet team in
November 2018. Her family includes her husband, Rick, their sons, Lyric, Miles & Coleson along with their cats Ellie & Gracie. In her free time she enjoys being outside, hiking, crafting and interior design.
LaurynCertified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Lauryn is a Certified Veterinary Technician who graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2015. She passed her state boards exam in the spring of 2016. For the last 5 years she worked as a CVT at an Equine only practice and tended to horses. Lauryn joined the K.Vet team in the summer of 2020 after deciding she wanted more small animal experience and to also pursue her interests in canine rehabilitation. When not at work you will find Lauryn hanging out with her family, 2 dogs Dexter and Gideon and her house cat, Arnold. She also spends time each day at her farm taking care of her horse Dyna, 2 rescue cows named Adamma and Tallulah, as well as her group of barn cats she has spent time TNR-ing over the years. When she can she loves to go kayaking down the river, hiking with her dogs and taking her horse on trail rides to watch the sunset.
Emily graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in 2017. She completed her externship at Brown Equine in Somerset, PA but decided that she also wanted to work with small animals. She has two horses, America, a Rocky Mountain Horse, and Miss Kitty, a Kentucky Saddle Horse. Emily also has two cats Sox and Blackie and one dog, Admiral, a Bernese Mountain Dog. Emily is training Admiral to become a therapy dog to take to hospitals, nursing homes, and schools. Her main goal with him is to work with veterans in any way she can. Emily loves watercolor painting, watching movies, ballroom dancing, riding her horses, scuba diving and traveling.
Nicole started her veterinary career under the teachings of Dr. O’Laughlin at Grace Veterinary Clinic in 2012. Since then she has been working in different clinics to gain experience. She is a dog mom to a grouchy little chihuahua, Tito. In 2020, she decided to start online
courses at Ashworth College to become a certified veterinary technician. She plans to graduate sometime next year and take her boards. In her free time, she enjoys kickboxing, going to the gym, and binge watching her many television shows.
Brittany BVeterinary Tech/Assistant
Brittany B received an Associate’s Degree in Liberal arts from Westmoreland Community College before deciding to go to Vet Tech Institute where she graduated in 2020. I have a one-eyed shih tzu Percy, who can be shy with other people but is all sass at home, where he loves to play with his favorite squeaky toy. In my spare time I like to read, hanging out with friends and family, and spend time with Percy.
Monica graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in December of 2021. She then joined the K. Vet team in January of 2022. Monica shares her home with two cats named Milo and Matrix, a leopard gecko named Pippin, and a hamster named Gerald. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing games with her friends.
LaraClient Service Representative Leader
Lara attended schooling in Altoona, PA where she graduated with her Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice with the original plan to continue education and pursue Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation. In the meantime, Lara found herself in customer service. She worked her way into Retail Management and became a Visual Merchandiser for 9 years where she traveled and got to enjoy various cities. Unfortunately, her position was dissolved which lead her to K. Vet Animal Care.
Outside of work, Lara enjoys taking road trips and hiking with her husband and dogs- Sarge, Gordon, and Rocco. She devotes a lot of her spare time to her husband’s company and non-profit along with being very active in her church where she holds positions in Mission Outreach, Trustees and Technology.
LauraClient Service Representative
Laura worked her way up the ladder in retail for over 11 years before joining the K Vet Animal Care team. She resides in Jeannette with her two dogs, Ezra and Ahsoka Tano, and her Guinea pig Figment.
In her spare time, it’s rare to find Laura without a camera in hand as she enjoys dabbling in photography, with wildlife being her favorite subject. She also enjoys spending time at the family farm, dreaming of her next Disney trip, and whether it be gaming, walking, or going to events, she’s always trying to find time to hang out with her friends (or as she calls them, her second family.)
McKenzieClient Service Representative
McKenzie worked in the beauty industry for 8 years while also working part time dog walking and pet sitting. She finally found her spot here with us in January 2022. McKenzie has 3 dogs, Rue, Koda and Raya and 1 cat Binx. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with family.
Beth has been with veterinary medicine for over 27 years in one shape or another. She attended the University of Findlay in Ohio and majored in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Biology with a minor in Chemistry and it’s during those years that Beth first began to work as a tech in a veterinary practice. She’s traveled to various places including State College, Georgia, and Tennessee all the while working a as a technician. During her stay in Georgia, she was invited to sit for the State Boards due to a grandfather clause allowing people with experience to take the test. She passed and became a Registered Veterinary Technician.
She wound up back in her hometown of Greensburg and first came to work at KVet not long after they first opened the doors. After several years, Beth left to start her own business, building up a Direct Sales following and also ghostwriting blogs for a few different skin care companies. She's now back with KVet once again and excited to be a part of such a great team.
Beth enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities like hiking, backpacking, and camping, as well as horseback riding and swing dancing/Lindy Hop. In addition, her life is punctuated by dog sports like Obedience, Agility, and Retriever Hunt Tests and she guides local pheasant hunts with her faithful Golden Retriever, Fozzie. Her collection includes 2 other goldens, Cappy, and Ari (a tri-pawed) and a thoroughbred horse named Reese.
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.