Our Team Overview

Our staff members are more than just veterinary professionals. Beyond all of our experience, education and expertise, at the end of the day, we’re loving pet owners, just like you. Each of us has our very own four-legged family member that inspires us to always do our very best in everything we do. It’s this personal connection with animals that makes delivering honest, supportive and compassionate care easy and natural.

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Dr. Nicole Palumbo
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Nicole Palumbo grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and started working at her local veterinary clinic at the age of 15. She continued working at that same veterinary clinic throughout her undergraduate studies at Saint Xavier University until 2008. She attended the University of Illinois Veterinary College, focusing on small animal medicine and exotic medicine. Dr. Palumbo graduated in 2012 and moved to northwest Pennsylvania where she worked in a GP/On-Call ER practice for 6 years. Several years ago, she and her husband decided to move closer to Pittsburgh, where she then transferred to a local emergenc...
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Christine Raehn
Practice Manager
Ever since she can remember, Chris has enjoyed science and medicine. A life-long animal lover as well, she decided that a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect choice for her! Chris is thrilled to advocate for animals every day as the Practice Manager of Bakerstown Animal Hospital.

Born and raised in the Pittsburgh suburbs, Chris attended the nearby Vet Tech Institute to receive her degree in veterinary technology. She completed her externship right here at Bakerstown Animal Hospital in 1998, then was offered a position even though the hospital wasn’t hiring at the time! After 10 years, Chris was pr...
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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.
Our Veterinarians
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Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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