Michelle Parker, VMD
Dr. Michelle Parker is the owner and Medical Director of Glen Mills Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Parker has been working in veterinary medicine since she was a teenager, beginning as a veterinary technician and eventually receiving her V.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005.
Dr. Parker has worked as a Humane Society Volunteer doing Spays & Neuters on Native American Reservations, and has experience as an Associate Veterinarian, an Emergency Service Manager, a Medical Director and a Hospital Manager at veterinary practices in PA and DE. Her professional interests include: Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Care and Ultrasound. She enjoys working with cats, dogs and small mammals.
In founding Glen Mills Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Parker sought to establish a practice centered on professionalism and teamwork, while providing educational, compassionate, and quality services to both patients and clients.
Kate Shin, VMD
Dr. Shin is an associate veterinarian at Glen Mills Veterinary Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and has received additional training in anatomic pathology via externships with the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In recent years she has worked in private practice focusing on dogs and cats. Dr. Shin’s professional interests include Surgery, Dentistry, Anatomic Pathology, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Care.
Sara Barlowe, DVM
Dr. Barlowe, originally from Long Island, NY, received her B.S. in Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She went on to receive her DVM from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusettes. Dr. Barlowe spent the last few years working for a small and exotic animal private practice in Delaware before joining the team at Glen Mills Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Barlowe's professional interests include small animal medicine and behavior. She enjoys working with exotic animals as well as dogs and cats. She strives to provide quality and compassionate care for all critters big and small.
Dr. Barlowe enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, drawing and painting, cooking and spending time with Koda, her Pomeranian mix, her favorite feline friend, Catrick Swayze and her rescued cockatiel
Cindy Pyrih, VMD
Dr. Cindy Pyrih is a 1995 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing small animal medicine in Pennsylvania and Delaware for 22 years.
She lives in Garnet Valley with her husband, three children, a sweet smooth coated collie, a love bug, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and her perfect cat, Archie. Her Hobbies include reading, gardening, bicycling, and supporting all of her children's activities. She is team captain of A.J.'s All-Stars, which supports causes in the autism community. Her favorite place to bike ride is the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk.
Meliasa Robinson, DVM
Dr. Meliasa Robinson began working in the veterinary field as an assistant in college. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Stevenson University in 2011, and went on to attend Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Robinson had a particular interest in exotics and pursued specialized courses and externships to gain valuable experience. Some of her externship experiences include the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Orphaned Wildlife Rescue, and rotations through three well established exotic only hospitals. After graduating veterinary school in 2015, Dr. Robinson completed an intensive one year specialty exotic internship at South Wilton Veterinary Group in Wilton, CT. Following this internship, she went on to complete another one year specialty internship in surgery at Newtown Veterinary Specialists in Newtown, CT.
Along with her internship experience, Dr. Robinson has also completed further training courses in fracture repair, that include plating techniques and external skeletal fixation techniques. Through Dr. Robinson's specialty training, she is able to offer quality medicine for exotics, cats, and dogs. She is also able to offer a wide variety of surgical procedures not commonly performed by the average general practitioner. Her areas of interest include orthopedics, particularly fracture repair, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and small mammal companion medicine. Dr. Robinson hopes to pursue certification in canine rehabilitaion and eventually certification in small mammal exotics through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP).
Outside of work Dr. Robinson enjoys painting, sewing and various sport activities. She shares her home with several family members including her dog Cody, Hugo the cat, her Dutch bunny Louis Gray, two Budgies Nike and Rio, and a three legged dwarf hamster named Hamey.
Human Resources & Reception Manager:
Kathy is our Reception and Human Resources Manager. She has been with the practice since it opened in January 2014. Kathy has over 35 years of customer service experience. In 2008, she entered the veterinary field and knew she found her true calling. This position allowed her to combine her passion for animals and her desire to provide the very best in customer service.
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her fur babies, Amy Rose, Princess and Simba. She is also actively involved in performing classic rock and roll on stage with her daughter and attends the Let There Be Rock School.
Receptionist & Hospital Administrator:
Valerie joined our team in December of 2016. She has wanted to work with
animals ever since she was little and is super excited to work as a receptionist to kick off her career. Valerie hopes to acquire enough knowledge and learn the necessary skills in order to work as a veterinary technician with our practice in addition to reception. She has a love for all animals, including exotics and small animals, but especially for her Pomeranians, Olive, Cracker and Toffee.
Receptionist: Tracey Silva
Tracey joined the GMVH team in 2016. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 9 years. Each day she enjoys greeting clients and making a connection with them as well as their pets. She loves what she does and could not ask to work with a more caring and truly dedicated group of people. She has two fur children, Cooper a 7 year old Shih-Tzu and Lollipop a 1 year old calico cat. She enjoys spending her free time doing activities with her husband and grandson.
Veterinary Technician Manager: Maureen Stavropolous
Biography still to come!
Veterinary Technician Supervisor: Kim Andrews, CVT
Kim began at GMVH in 2014 when the hospital first opened. She is a certified veterinary technician with over 25 years of experience in the field, over 10 years of experience working in emergency and critical care medicine and a member of the PVMA. She has a life long love for animals that evolved into a career, where she feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to help educate the community and care for animals every day. At home her fur babies include two dogs, two cats and a tortoise, that she enjoys. In her spare time she loves having fun with her children and family, gardening and loves all holidays. Kim also very much enjoys being Mrs. Claus for our yearly pet photos with Santa
Veterinary Technician Supervisor: Patrice Lucas, CVT
As a young child, she knew she always wanted to work with animals. Patrice has been fortunate to spend her entire career working around animals. She has learned how important our domestic pets are, both for us and to us. They have so much to give in ways that we often don't realize, and ask for so little in return. Her efforts to educate owners, improve the health of animals, speak for them and advocate for their needs, is her motivation every day. Patrice shares her life with two parrots, one cat, and two dogs. Whether at home or at work, our pets will always have the respect, love, admiration and care, they so deserve.
Veterinary Technician: Jen Plymer, CVT
Jen is a certified veterinary technician who comes to GMVH with over 11 years of experience in the veterinary field. She is a 2008 graduate of the veterinary technician program at Harcum College. She has a special interest in emergency medicine as well as working with exotic animals. Jen grew up in North Wilmington, where she currently resides with her husband, daughter and a menagerie of rescued dogs, cats, and various other exotic animal species that make up her family. Jen's dog Turbo and her cat Penny are both blood donors for GMVH.
Veterinary Technician: Lee Schulingkamp, CVT
Lee is a New Orleans native, that moved to Delaware County and graduated from Harcum College in 1994 with a Bachelor's degree in Science, and has been a Certified Veterinary Nurse in Pennsylvania for over 20 years.
His interests in veterinary medicine include dentistry, orthopedics, and exotics. Lee has dedicated himself to providing excellent care and service to all animals, including yours! Lee enjoys cooking, magic, movies and fishing. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family and four legged friends in Boothwyn, PA.
Veterinary Technician: Angelica Blake, CVT
Angelica is from our very own city of Philadelphia. Animals have always been a huge part of her life. Her family pets were rescued from their local shelter when she was a young girl. At an early age, she knew she always wanted to work with animals and care for them, which is why she decided to go to Manor College in Jenkintown and graduated with her Veterinary Technology degree in 2009. Shortly after, she passed her boards and become a Certified Veterinary Technician. To this day, Angelica can’t see herself doing anything else, especially when it comes to caring for her cats Snooki and Kahlua, and her certified therapy dog, Mason.
Veterinary Technician: Jen Lipchock
Jen comes to GMVH with over 17 years of experience, mostly in emergency, critical care, surgery and anesthesia. As a Harcum alumni, she also teaches part time anesthesia labs to the veterinary technician students. She has experience in many aspects of veterinary medicine and has utilized her experience as a mentor and trainer at a large referral hospital. Patient care is always most important to Jen. As a child she always wanted to be a veterinarian or a nurse, so naturally, veterinary nursing was a great career choice. Jen is a married mom of 2 crazy, wonderful children and a house full of "foster pets", including 4 cats, 3 dogs, 2 birds, a corn snake and a fish. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening and sharing time outdoors with family and friends.
Veterinary Technician: Abby Hart
Abby has been with the practice since it opened in 2014 and has been growing in her veterinary technician career and exceeding expectations. After attending Harcum College, she grew a special interest in emergency medicine. Her Beagles are her whole world, which contribute to her incredible love for all animals.
Technician Assistant: Erik Gary
Erik originally attended Drexel University for chemical engineering. After school he worked in the finance / marketing sector for some large corporations. After several years he decided he wanted to do more with his life, so in January of 2018, he made the decision to leave the corporate life and enrolled in the University of Delaware's Pre-Vet and Animal Bio-sciences program. His anticipated graduation date is May of 2020, and he will be applying to veterinary schools for fall 2020 acceptance. In his spare time he coaches and competes in Olympic Weightlifting in West Chester, PA and hangs out with his majestic Chihuahua mix, Noodle.