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.
Sandra Skultety, DVM
I am excited to be at Monroeville Pet Hospital. I am a 1990 graduate of the University of Illinois. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine and have an interest in pocket pets. I'm originally from Cranberry Township; my husband, David, and I now live near Butler.. We share our home with a dog, two cats and a guinea pig. I also enjoy camping, traveling, listening to live music and fine dining.
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 am originally from Pittsburgh, but I have lived and worked in Northern Virginia for the past 4-1/2 years. I graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh in 2006, passing the licensing boards in 2007.
I have always loved animals but have a special place in my heart for cats. I currently live in the North Hills with my husband Jeremy and our cat, Peanut (the first love of my life!), whom I've had for 12 years
I love being back in the Pittsburgh area where I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I am excited to start my employment here at the Monroeville Pet Hospital.
I have over ten years experience as a medical receptionist. Before joining the Monroeville Pet Hospital, I was a receptionist at an orthopedics office in Orlando, Florida. I really enjoy working with animals. I have several cats with loving personalities and two dachshunds that love to play.
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.