Our Doctors

Dr. Marina Siegert

Dr Siegert received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis in 1996. Originally from Southern California, Dr. Siegert practiced at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital for ten years. There she worked alongside many specialists, assisted in training close to 100 interns, and was the veterinarian for a number of celebrities. In 2008, she and her husband decided to move their family back to his hometown of Mt. Lebanon, PA. Dr. Siegert shares her home with her husband, two young children, two dogs – Patrick, a Brittany Spaniel, and Gage, a Great Dane; three cats – Chicken, Robin Friendly & Pretty Gem Belle, and a few chickens. In her free time, she likes to hike and spend time with her family.

Dr. Erin Brennecke

Dr. Erin Burns Dr. Brennecke grew up just south of Pittsburgh and received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 then moved back to Pittsburgh to complete a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at AVETS in Monroeville. After finishing her internship, she moved down to the South Hills to join the team at Bethel Park Animal Clinic. Outside of the office, Dr. Burns enjoys long distance biking and running, traveling, hanging out with her two cats Finnegan and Gulliver, and going on adventures with her Golden Retriever Nola.

Dr. Heather Goldstein

Dr. Heather Goldstein Dr. Heather Goldstein came to Bethel Park Animal Clinic after practicing for 5 years in an emergency setting. Before settling in Pittsburgh, Dr. Goldstein received her degree in veterinary medicine from The Ohio State University and completed an internship at an all exotics practice. She and her husband live in Squirrel Hill with their two cats, Lando and Wedge. When not working with animals, you can usually find her baking or exploring the trails in Frick Park.

Dr. Sharon Hasselbach

Dr. Sharon Hasselbach Dr. Sharon Hasselbach grew up in the Poconos and moved back to the area after completing veterinary school. She has been interested in veterinary medicine since she was 12-years old, and credits the cultivation of her knowledge to the late Dr. Britt Seely, whom she greatly looked up to and worked for during her time as an undergraduate. She attended East Stroudsburg University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Biology with a Chemistry minor. After completion of her Bachelor's degree, she attended the University of Missouri, where she received her DVM. Her interests include surgery and feline medicine. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her fiance, reading, checking out new restaurants, and hanging out with her two lovable and mischievous kitties Randy and Gus. She recently moved to the area and is very excited to start this new journey and look forward to working with you and your pets!

Dr. Jacqueline Saint-Onge

Dr. Jacqueline Saint-Onge Dr. Jacqueline Saint-Onge received her veterinary degree in 2011 from the Ontario Veterinary College, and later completed an avian & exotics internship at the South Wilton Veterinary Group in Connecticut. After finishing the internship, she moved to Pittsburgh to serve as the clinical veterinarian for the National Aviary. Dr. Saint-Onge joined Bethel Park Animal Clinic in 2020. With an admitted weakness for all bully breeds, her other interests include geriatric care, preventative medicine, and the human-animal bond. Dr. Saint-Onge shares her busy home with her gregarious husband, three feral children, and their cat Wilbur.

Dr. Gail Danley

Dr. Gail Danley Dr. Danley received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine after attending the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for her undergraduate degree. Before arriving in Bethel Park, Dr. Danley worked at a small animal practice outside of Philadelphia. Her professional interests include feline medicine, ophthalmology, and oncology. When not at work, Dr. Danley loves spending time with her Australian Shepherd, Riley. She also enjoys collecting plants, drinking coffee, being outside, cooking, eating the food she cooks, and exercising so she can eat more. She is excited to join the Bethel Park community and to be back in western Pennsylvania with her family.

Dr. Lara Backus

Dr. Lara Backus Dr. Backus is originally from Pittsburgh, having grown up in the Sewickley area until she traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to attend college at Case Western Reserve University. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2016 and completed a rotating small animal internship in Charlotte before traveling to Seattle, Washington to participate in an all-exotics internship program. After practicing at an all-exotics clinic in Maryland, Dr. Backus has returned to the Pittsburgh area to continue her exotics practice at Bethel Park Animal Clinic. In addition to her Greyhound and cat, she shares her home with a snake and African Grey parrot. She enjoys hiking, cheering for the Penguins and the Pirates, and drawing.

Dr. Kate Ronczka

Dr. Kate Ronczka Dr. Ronczka grew up locally in Scott Township. After majoring in Biological Sciences at The University of Pittsburgh she went on to receive her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1997. Other than completing an internship in Rochester, NY, she has practiced veterinary medicine in the Pittsburgh area for her entire career. Her outside interests include swimming, hiking, camping, cooking, and spending time with her husband and two children. She is kept on a short leash by her two dogs, Fred and Djarin, and her older cat Felipe. Percy the chinchilla provides comic relief.

Our Management

Alyssa O’Toole

Practice Manager

Alyssa began her employment with Bethel Park Animal Clinic as Practice Manager in 2020. She has a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and psychology from Duquesne University and is a Licensed Educator for the National House Rabbit Society. Alyssa also co-founded a nonprofit rescue organization in 2010 that specializes in working with medically compromised rabbits. She has decades of experience in managing teams, recruiting, training, finance and marketing. When not at the clinic, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her husband, her disabled rabbit Keely, and any number of foster rabbits.

Dawn Manni

Veterinary Technician Manager

Dawn has been with Bethel Park Animal Clinic since October 2014. She worked in this industry for 20 years! Dawn has a special interest in puppy appointments and loves educating clients on the importance of socialization and training for good doggy manners. When she's not spending time at our practice, she enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her family. Dawn has two Great Danes, Kevin and Doug, and five cats named Ricky, Frankie, Georgie, Tommy, and Betty. She also has 4 exuberant ferrets.

Customer Service Representatives

Stacie Fagan

Customer Service Representative

Stacie joined our team in 2020. She has been in customer service for over 25 years and has always had a passion for animals. When she is not at the clinic serving our customers, she enjoys spending time with her two grown children and family. If you asked her though, she would say her favorite child is her seven-year-old rescued Shih Tzu named Ruckas. Stacie also recently adopted a kitten named Captain. You may have seen photos of this little sweetheart on our Facebook page.

Colleen McGurgan

Customer Service Representative

Colleen came to Bethel Park Animal Clinic in 2020 with over 20 years experience in customer service. While she currently does not have pets of her own, her heart is forever with her two previous dogs, Siren and Bangs. When not at the clinic, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She also loves to work in her giant victory garden and cans all of the fruits and vegetables she has grown throughout the year.

Roxi Dudjak

Roxi joined the Bethel Park Animal Clinic team in February 2021. She has over 20 years of customer service experience and has worked for multiple pet grooming companies in the past. The loves of her life are her two rescue cats, Oscar and Martin, and her turtle, Asia. Roxi has a passion for animals in need, having nursed her former pets, Cookie and Max, when they were in liver failure. During her off time, she enjoys traveling, crafting and baking. Roxi is happy to be back in the animal field.

Technical Staff

Suzanne Dower, CVT

Suzanne has been in the animal field for 10 years, she received a CVT license in 2018. She is originally from Virginia, which is also her middle name! Suzanne has 4 cats; Jupiter, Statler, Waldorf and Ferdinand. When not working at the clinic, she loves to travel, learn new things, basset hounds and shaking things up.

Terri Greco

Terri graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in business management. She is fulfilling her passion to work with animals by joining the BPAC team in 2019. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, three dogs and two cats.

Nicoal Fontanesi

Nicoal received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Montana. She got her start as a technician in one of Pittsburgh's original animal emergency clinics, and also owned her own pet sitting business . After taking some time off as a stay at home mom, she joined us in 2017. She loves learning about exotics and talking with our clients, but pitbulls hold a special place in her heart. When she is not enjoying the outdoors, she loves to spend time with her family.

Emily Hoffman

Emily graduated from Pittsburgh Career Institute in 2019 with an Associate of Specialized Technology degree and started working at BPAC following her externship. In her spare time Emily loves spending time with her fiance, two shih-tzu mixes Jack and Sammie; and three cats Clover, Lincon and Lemon.

Jamie McConnell, CVT

Jamie received her BS in Health Science from Marshall University in December 2014. She graduated from VTI in December 2018 and became a certified veterinary technician in April 2019. Jamie owns two rescue dogs, Carly and Augustus. When not working, Jamie enjoys kayaking, swimming and DIY projects around her house.

Sam Moontooth

Sam graduated from Pittsburgh Career Institute in 2016 with an Associate of Specialized Technology degree. Sam has two dogs named Lou Lou and Thor. In her free time she enjoys hiking, fishing and being outdoors.

Christine Reynolds

Chris has been a veterinary nurse for 25 years and has been at BPAC since 2014. She loves all animals but she is definitely a cat-lady. Chris believes that anyone who thinks they don’t like cats has never really known a cat. When not at work Chris enjoys crafting or spending time outside, but mostly hanging out with her husband and all her wonderful kitties.

Micaela Slone

Micaela graduated from VTI in March 2017. She started working at our clinic in the summer of 2018. Micaela loves dogs and her favorite breed is the Great Pyranese. When not working at the clinic, Micaela enjoys music and art.

Jess Dominiczak

Jess has had a love for animals since she was young and joined Bethel Park Animal Clinic in August 2020. Her inner drive to help animals whenever possible led her to the veterinary technician profession. In the past she has not only cared for her own dog, but injured baby birds as well. After an extensive career in multiple avenues of animal care, Jess graduated from the Veterinary Technician Institute in 2015. She loves every minute of what she does, caring for the multitude of patients she comes in contact with and enhancing her skills as much as possible.

Brandace Bunce

Vet Tech Assistant

Brandace had the opportunity to join us at the Bethel Park Animal Clinic in 2020. She has a passion for working with animals and is looking forward to learning all she can. When not working at the clinic, Brandace loves decorating and making her apartment look organized.

Lizzie McCullough

Vet Tech Assistant

Lizzie graduated from Brashear Highschool in 2016. After working for three years in the grooming industry, she decided to pursue her dream of working in the veterinary field. Lizzie joined our team in 2020 as a technician assistant and is currently attending the Penn Foster online veterinary technician program. She hopes to one day become a technician and we are focused on helping her get there. Her favorite dog breed is the French Bulldog, but she loves all animals. Lizzie enjoys spending time outside and at home with her two dogs Freddie and Dottie, two cats Bella and Lettie, her Bearded Dragon Misha, and her boyfriend.

Victoria McKane

Pharmacy Technician

Victoria had no experience in the animal industry before joining the Bethel Park Animal Clinic team in 2020. She does, however, have five years of experience working in human pharmacy with medication compounding, hospice and retail pharmacy. In 2018, she became certified by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Her interests include petting all of the animals that come in for appointments and snuggling as many as possible. When not at work, Victoria enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, baking and telling her friends and family lots of fun trivia.

Maria Calabro

Vet Tech Assistant

Maria is a current student at the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg studying biology and psychology, and plans to attend veterinary school. She has been part of the Bethel Park Animal Clinic team since May 2020. Maria loves all animals, but she is definitely a cat person. While not working or studying, Maria interns at Wildlife Works in Youngwood, PA. In her free time, Maria likes to paint, draw, and spend time with her cats.

Saige Pinke

Saige started her work with Bethel Park Animal Clinic in January 2019 as an extern. Upon graduation from the Vet Tech Institute with her Associate’s degree in Specialized Technology, we brought her on as a full-time employee. Saige says she would not trade her BPAC family for anything! In her free time Saige loves to spend time with her family and go for long walks with her lovely Akita, Trenton. Saige jokingly refers to her home as a mini zoo that includes two birds, two bearded dragons, a rabbit, a guinea pig, a cat, and a tokay gecko.

Jordan Paczkowski

Jordan joined Bethel Park Animal Clinic in November 2020 as an extern from the Pittsburgh Career Institute and was hired as a full-time technician upon graduation. Caring for animals is Jordan’s passion and she loves coming to work every day. Her furry family members include a German Shepherd named Rocky, who thinks he is a lap dog, Sydney the cat who sleeps her days away, and the newest edition, Ralphie, a rambunctious kitten. In her free time, Jordan enjoys spending time with her family, taking Rocky for long walks, reading, and traveling.

Chelsea Van Kirk

Chelsea joined the Bethel Park Animal Clinic family as a technician assistant in November 2020. She completed her externship in June 2021 and was promoted to technician upon graduation from the Pittsburgh Career Institute. Chelsea has always had a passion for helping animals, which ultimately led her to the veterinary nursing field. When she is not at the clinic, Chelsea loves spending time with her twin boys, Emilio and Lincoln, her boyfriend, and her two fur babies, Stiles and Tango. She also enjoys reading and watching old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.