Jana Oster, DVM
Just prior to immigrating to the
Our house is shared with three cats (of which two are strays) a little girl Chihuahua, whose name is Ushko; and a little boy Chihuahua, called Spoony. In my spare time I enjoy reading, making miniature clay figures, carving and antiquing.
Dan Brugos, DVM
I grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where i Would spend the weekends horseback riding, going to my cottage for water skiing or fishing and playing with my dog. Animals have always been a large part of my life and becoming a veterinarian seemed to be a logical career path. I've worked outside the city of Pittsburgh at a general veterinary practice for a number of years as a veterinary technician before attending the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine.
My interests in Veterinary Medicine include small animal diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, dentistry, and internal medicine. I am also interested in bovine medicine and reproduction. I received the Excellence in Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery Award and graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2012.
I enjoy all outdoor activities, hiking, camping, biking, canoeing/boating, fishing, golfing, hunting, rollerblading, and volleyball to name a few. I alsoenfoy spending time with my dog, a Black Lab/Boxer mix, who enjoys being outdoors as much as I do.
I graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in December of 2007. I did my externship at the Monroeville Pet Hospital in October of 2007 and now work here full time. I passed my State Boards in June of 2008 and I am a fully certified veterinary technician. I decided to go into the veterinary field because I have always grown up around animals. I have a "zoo" of my own, which includes dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters, fish and mice. Animals have always been my passion and I am joyful that I have the opportunity to work with them everyday.
I graduated from Vet. Tech. school in December of 2009 with an associates degree in Specialized Technology and passed my state boards--making me a Certified Veterinary Technician! After completing my externship here at the Monroeville Pet Hospital, they liked me so much that they decided to hire me full time. When I'm not at work, I'm either with my sweet horse at the stable or taking care of my own two dogs. I pride myself in the empathetic care I give to all the animals who cross my path.
I chose the veterinary field because I love animals and science. I graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2006. In 2008, while working in an emergency/critical care facility, I passed my state licensing boards. Since then I have changed my focus to the friendly nature of the client relationships that you can only have in primary care.
When I'm at home, I have cats, dogs, rodents and reptiles to keep me company...and busy!
I graduated from Vet Tech Institute in June 2j011 after completing my externship in emergency veterinary medicine. I was hired and worked at AVETS for over two years before I decided to change my focus to primary care. Choosing to become a Vet Tech was not easy for me. I graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2009 before making my decision to go back to school. I always grew up with animals and always wanted to be able to help them. I have one cat named Bubba Gump that I rescued while in college; and I enjoy cuddling with him and spending time with my family and friends.
I was thirteen when I volunteered at Stray Heaven Animal Shelter to rescue cats and dogs. While there, I came to a decision about what I wanted to do for the rest of my life: work in the animal health care field. My next job was working in the petting zoo at the Pymatuning Deer Park. After graduating high school, I went to the Median School of Allied Health and received a two year associate degree in Animal Health Technology. I started working for Dr. Lynch at the Monroeville Veterinary Hospital in 1984 until he retired in 2006. I also worked at the University of Pittsburgh for two years doing hormonal research. Currently, I work part time at the Monroeville Pet Hospital. I'm married with three children, six cats, two dogs and one fish.
I graduated from the Median School Animal Health Technician Program about two weeks after electricity was invented. I enjoy my Faith, my family and my football. I never met an animal about which I didn't like at least one thing.
I started my health care career in the human nursing profession, specializing in geriatric nursing. In my spare time I was training German Shepherd dogs and Rottweiler's for Schutzhund trials and police K-9 work. That is where I found my passion for veterinary medicine. I returned to school and received my CVT and RLATg (registered laboratory animal technologist) certificates; I have worked in general practices, veterinary referral practices and laboratory animal medicine for seventeen years. I have also worked in a university setting managing eight buildings and seventeen surgical suites. I find my job at the Monroeville Pet Hospital interesting and rewarding on many levels. I have many pets of my own, all of whom are rescues; and I truly believe that they rescued me just as much as I rescued them. Finally, I would like to say that I respect and admire Dr. Oster for all that she has done and for the practice that she has built; and I am extremely honored that Dr. Oster has offered me this managerial position. Thank you.
A mathematics teacher by profession, I have found myself managing our network and computers, doing the hospital accounts, managing our employees and documents, and updating this website; did I mention that I also fix toilets, squeaking doors, parking lot holes, and kitchen sinks? Well, what kitchen sink doesn't need repair? I do enjoy my work though; and riding motorcycles; and all things involving mathematics, physics and cosmology; oh . . . and I get to pet the cats, dogs, rabbits and chinchillas around here without ever having to stick them with a needle, life is good.
In loving memory of Logan
Many of our staff are graduates of the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh (or the Median School of Allied Health). It is a highly accredited school and approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). If you would like to learn more about the school or if you're interested in a career in the animal health care field then please click on the resources below.