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Staff

Meet the friendly staff at West Valley Animal Hospital!

  • Martha Hatchett
    DVM

    Dr. Hatchett started her career as a small child by “rescuing” wildlife from the yard and “doctoring” the family pets. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1981 and from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. She opened West Valley Animal Hospital in 1997 after practicing small animal medicine full time in the Lehigh Valley since 1987. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the Lehigh Valley Veterinary Medical Association. Her pet loves include a dog, six cats and two guinea pigs. Her main interests other than animals are cooking and gardening.

  • Becky Hersh
    CVT

    Becky has been a member of the West Valley Veterinary team since 1998. Her passion is working with and helping all animals. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program in 2010. She has numerous four-legged family members ranging from several cats, to a dog, a horse and a bunny. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, camping, horseback riding and being with her pets. In her spare time she helps at a dog grooming shop. She also enjoys educating children about the care and responsibilities involved in pet ownership.

  • Jennifer Brandao
    CVT

    Jennifer started working at West Valley as a Veterinary Technician in February 2016. She graduated from the Lehigh and Northampton County Community College Veterinary Technician Program in 2014. She has a love for all animals. She is also a part of the Lehigh Valley Zoo veterinary team. Jen has a beagle and a bunny at home. When she has some spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping and traveling with her boyfriend.

  • Sarah Gonya

    Sarah is a recent graduate of Lehigh County Community College’s Veterinary nursing program. She started working at West Valley as a technician December 2016. In her spare time she loves helping to find homeless animals new families. Sarah has one dog of her own and hopes to one day work with her favorite animal, the elephant.

  • Christine Call

    Chris has been working as part of the West Valley Team since December 2009. She has a love for large dogs, especially German Shepherds. You will not only see her in the examination rooms holding your animals, but she also has her hands in the fish tanks maintaining their habitat. She is also responsible for client education materials. If you have a question, just ask Chris. She delivers an answer with a smile! Christine is married with 2 children, 2 dogs, 1 cat and a snake. She enjoys walking the dogs, Friday pizza and Book club!

  • Karen Marchek

    Karen has been with West Valley since 1998. She has worked in all aspects of hospital operations. These days she spends alot of time at the front desk working on the computer responding to e-mails, answering your phone calls, and working on the hospital website. Karen is a graduate of Emmaus High School and LCCC and has a Secretarial Science Degree. She is married and has 2 children, 1 dog, 3 cats, 1 guinea pig, 3 turtles and a pond full of fish. She enjoys the great outdoors, sports, family time and Summers at the beach. Other than going to the beach, she does not enjoy travel!

  • Lindsey Graham

    Lindsey is a 2013 graduate of DeSales University with a B.S in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She has been a client of West Valley since 2001 and did her high school internship here. She plans on attending Veterinary School next year. Lindsey has 1 dog, 4 cats, and also has a passion for rabbits. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, spending time with her friends and family, and exploring the outdoors with her dog, Molly.

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