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10 Confederate Dr, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone (717) 334-1179 | Fax (717) 334-6652

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Our Team

Let us show you what compassionate care really means! Our experienced staff will provide your pet with only the very best care - whether they are here for an appointment, or with us for an extended stay. At Confederate Woods Veterinary hospital, Client education, exceptional service and patient care are our top priorities.

Veterinary Technicians

Our veterinary technicians provide your pet with exceptional care. They can answer many of your pet care questions and if your pet needs surgery, or needs to stay in our hospital for extended care, they'll provide your pet with our special brand of compassionate care.

In addition to providing nursing care and administering treatments to our hospitalized patients, our veterinary technicians perform many tasks, including operation of our in-hospital laboratory equipment, positioning and obtaining X-rays, monitoring patient anesthesia, and performing dental cleanings.
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Justine
Veterinary Technician
I joined the team at Confederate woods in 2015. I have been working in the veterinary field since 2004 when I started college. I am a 2007 graduate of Wilson College with a B.S. degree in Veterinary Medical Technology and am a Licensed Veterinary Technician. I’m excited to meet new clients, both human and animal, while working here at Confederate Woods.
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I share my home with my husband, Matthew, and our son, Dylan. We have one dog, an Australian Shepherd named Libby, a very rambunctious kitten named John, and 2 horses, named Dice and Indy. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking, watching movies, and working on my piano and guitar skills.
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Tiffany C
Veterinary Technician
I joined Confederate Woods in early 2014 during which time I was attending classes in Veterinary Medical Technology at Wilson College. Before coming to CWVH, I worked as a shelter technician at the Adams County SPCA where I cared for a variety of animal personalities. With this background and experience I try to make our patient’s experience the best it can be.
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I have two dogs, Frank and Aurora, and a cat named Mini that I adopted while I was at the shelter. I also have two other cats, Ralph and Alice, two leopard geckos and a blue tongued skink in my home. I enjoy working in a small animal practice but I also enjoy working with horses and reptiles. In my spare time I enjoy going on walks with my dogs and watching a good movie. I also have a pretty extensive rock and geode collection that I enjoy expanding.
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Tia
Veterinary technician
I joined the team at Confederate Woods in June 2016 and have loved every minute of it. I completed my education at Wilson College with a B. S. in Veterinary Medical Technology in 2016 and am now a Certified Veterinary Technician. I am always cracking jokes and making people laugh because time flies when you are having fun.
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I grew up on a farm and always knew that a career with animals would be the path I’d choose as an adult. At home, I have three Miniature Schnauzers, a hound mix, and one little kitten. I enjoy reading and spending time with my furry children.
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Denielle
Veterinary technician
I joined the team at Confederate Woods in May of 2017. I received my degree from Alfred State College in New York State and I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician. I have 5 years of experience in the veterinary field and enjoy working with both small and large animals. I love coming to work and meeting new pets every day.
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I share my home with my husband, Matthew, our chocolate lab, Leaha and my horse, Buster. In my free time I enjoy hanging out in the barn, spending time with friends and family and enjoying time outside doing just about anything.

Technician Assistants

Our technician assistants play a pivotal role in the care of our patients. They have many diverse responsibilities including assisting the doctor during appointments, filling prescriptions, cleaning exams rooms, helping with inventory, updating medical records, and assisting with patient care.

Whatever the assigned task, the help they provide to our doctors and veterinary technicians is critical to our overall patient care goals. Our assistants not only have a focus on patient care, but are trained to educate our clients on many aspects of their pet’s care. Ensuring that you have the information you need to take the best care of your pet is a top priority.
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Angela
Technician Assistant
I joined the Confederate Woods family in 2016. Before moving to Gettysburg, I worked in a small veterinary practice in New York for eleven years. I love being around animals and enjoy working closely with the doctors. I like knowing that I play a part in keeping someone’s pet healthy and happy. I always keep a positive attitude and try to do the best job that I can.
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I have a seven year old Peke/Pug named Hoagie, who definitely keeps me moving! In my free time, I enjoy visiting with friends and talking with my family in New York. I love traveling, taking long walks, and reading. Some interesting things about me are that I love to write and have had three poems published. I also love to ghost hunt!
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Becky
Technician Assistant
I joined the Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital in November, 2016. I had 12 years of previous experience working in the veterinary field and also have had many years working in the restaurant business though my passion is working with animals.
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Born in Brunswick, Maine, I moved to Gettysburg in 1975 and graduated from Gettysburg Area High School in 1982. I share my home with my husband and our four Pugs and one cat. I have two grown children and one grandson.
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Beth
Receptionist/Technician Assistant
I joined Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital in April, 2017 after working for a small animal hospital in Maryland for over 20 years. I enjoy interacting with our clients and their pets each day.
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I have 2 cats, Doctor and Tucker, who are actually dogs in cat bodies! I enjoy spending my free time with the husband and sons and working in my garden. I also enjoy photography and geology.
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Kaitlyn
Technician Assistant
I joined the team at Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital in May, 2017. I am currently enrolled at YTI working towards my degree to become a licensed veterinary technician. After graduation, my future goal is to work with large animals.
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I have numerous animals including 6 ducks, 5 horses, 4 cats, 1 dog, 1 rabbit and many chickens. My favorite pet is my horse, Dante. In my free times, I enjoy riding my horse and spending time with friends and family.
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Amanda
Technician Assistant
I joined the team at CWVH in June 2017. I completed my B.S. in Biology at Dickinson College in 2017 and plan to pursue veterinary school in a few years. I enjoy working with animals and learning new things every day through close work with our doctors and technicians. I am very detail-oriented and want to help our clients understand everything they can do to keep our furry friends happy and healthy.
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I have a little kitten named Monkey who loves running, climbing, and playing. I enjoy staying active, reading, and challenging myself with new things. I also love traveling and one of my favorite places I’ve ever been was Charles Darwin’s home, Down House, in Kent, England.

Practice Management

Our doctors and staff are able to perform their good work largely because of the support structure created by our dedicated management team. They work diligently to support our daily mission: providing excellence in client service, client education, and patient care.
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Mrs. Mary Jo Dickey
Accounts Manager
Mary Jo arrived in Gettysburg with her husband, Dr. Dale, and their three children Robert, Jody, and Michael in 1980, when Dr. Dale purchased a veterinary practice from Dr. Richard Newsham. She has a background in medicine as a registered nurse and in banking. She was the first female lending officer at Lincon Bank in Philadelphia, PA.
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Upon arriving in Gettysburg, both talents were called to play. Mary Jo helped Dr. Dale in the early years of practice with medical and surgical emergencies, while also taking charge of the bookkeeping for the practice. Mary Jo continues to manage the accounts for Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital, Inc., now owned by her daughter Dr. Jody. She has been a part of the practice since 1980 and hopes to be here for years to come!! She enjoys cooking, playing bridge, traveling, and spending time with friends and family, especially Dale.
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Drenna Belcher
Practice Manager
I joined the team at Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital in July 2015. I received an A.S. degree in Veterinary Medical Technology from Wilson College in 1983 and have been working as a full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician ever since. Over the years, I have worked with an array of species including exotics and wildlife. My favorite aspect of the veterinary profession has always been the opportunity to learn something new every single day.
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I have a crazy Samoyed mix dog, “Larry” and an always entertaining cat, “Jeff”. I enjoy spending time with my family and especially enjoy special moments with my granddaughter, Lily. During my free time, I can be found on the back of a motorcycle, reading, rubber stamping, and crafting.
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Kimber
Inventory Manager
I have worked at CWVH since 1992 and I feel that since that time many advances have been made in veterinary medicine. I most enjoy educating clients on the importance of preventative care and other health related issues. I started this job with the hope of helping animals and truly believe that education is the key. I know that whenever a pet owner is provided with the correct information, an animal benefits.