|Dr. Shaka Monroe - Medical Director|
- Professional: B.S. Degree in Laboratory Animal Science North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University 1993
- DVM Degree North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine 1997
Dr. Monroe is originally from Washington DC, but grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He discovered from a very young age, a great love for animals. He took every opportunity to learn about and gain experience with different types of animals by working as a veterinary assistant and then technician at a local veterinary hospital. This love for animals persisted beyond childhood into adulthood and he feels very fortunate that he was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Monroe attended North Carolina Agricultrual and Technical State University and obtained his B.S. Degree in Labroatory Animal Science in 1993. This education afforded him the necessary pre-requisites needed to apply to veterinary school. Dr. Monroe attended North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine and obtained his DVM degree in 1997. Dr. Monroe worked for 2 years at a small animal hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Upon moving to Pennsylvania in 1999 he went to work full time in emergency veterinary medicine at Pet Emergency Treatment Services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He worked there for 9 years and in 2005 was afforded the opportunity to purchase his own emergency practice, The Animal Emergency Clinic. Under his leadership, the practice rapidly outgrew the original building and was relocated to York, Pennsylvania from Emigsville in 2007. The new 7500 square foot facility was renamed Animal Emergency & Referral Center of York. The addition of Specialists in Ophthalmology, Surgery, Cardiology, Dentistry and Radiology helped to increase the capabilities of the practice and allow the people of York and surrounding areas access to specialists right in their own backyard. In an age when pet lovers can turn on the television and see television shows featuring emergency veterinary practice, they are aware of all the advanced procedures, diagnostics and treatments available for pets and expect access to that level of care. Dr. Monroe feels fortunate to be a part of a team of caring, dedicated veterinary professionals that make themselves available to help others 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Dr. Monroe currently resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his wife Jennifer, their four children, a cat named "JJ", a turtle named "Sonic," a Uromastyx Lizard named "Bowser" and numerous tropical fish.
|Dr. Lisa Miller|
- Professional: BS University of Pittsburgh, Veterinary School
- VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 1991
Lifetime resident of Central Pennsylvania, having grown up and currently residing in the Hershey area. First seventeen years in private practice in Hershey, with the first ten years spent in both large and small animal practice. Veterinarian for the Pennsylvania State Police horses based in Hershey for six years. Practicing emergency medicine exclusively since April 2008, enjoying the daily challenges emergency work brings.
"If you would ask my folks, they would tell you that all I ever wanted to be since a young child was 'an animal doctor', and I feel very fortunate to have been able to fulfill my childhood dreams. Being part of the staff here at AERC is very rewarding, and needless to say exciting and fun."
|Dr. Tara S. Rabuffo|
- Professional: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Board Certification 2003
- University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 2002-2004, Clinical Instructor, Faculty, Sports Medicine Surgery
Dr. Rabuffo became interested in surgery while studying Animal Science at Cornell University in 1993. After completing veterinary school, Dr. Rabuffo completed a rotating intership in equine medicine, surgery, and anesthesia.During the past thirteen years Dr. Rabuoffo has published numerous scientific and lay articles, has been a speaker at the annual meeting for the American College for Veterinary Surgeons, and has conducted many continuing education seminars for veterinary professionals. Prior to joining AERC she was the staff surgeon for VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital. AERC was honored to have her join our Emergency and Surgery staff in August of 2011.
|Dr. Kelly Collins|
- DVM University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine - Athens Georgia 1983
- MR Vets - Sandpont, ID Fellowship in Clinical Application of Veterinary MRI, 2007
Dr. Collins currently practices at Keystone Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Havertown, PA. Prior to joining their team, his professional experiences include being Medical Director and General Partner in an MRI specialty practice in Pennsylvania and Canada, owned a feline exclusive practice outside of Philadelphia with his first clincial experience being back in 1983 at the Toledo Veterinary Emergency Clinic. Dr. Collins is one of the original Emergency Veterinarians and he is a valued member of the team at AERC.
|Dr. Jennifer Longbottom|
- BS Animal Science - May 1985 Virginia Tech
- DVM - May 2001 Oklahoma State University
Dr. Longbottom supervised 8 veterinarians as Chief of Staff at Pet + ER in Towson from 2007 until 2010 prior to joining AERC. Before assuming the role as Chief of Staff, Dr. Longbottom was a Staff Veterinarian at the same location giving her many years of Emergency Veterinary experience as well as her work with Timonium Animal Hospital from June 2001 until April 2003.
Her professional interests include head trauma, pain management and Critical Care making her an asset to the team.
|Dr. Joanna Parr|
- Professional: B.S Degree in Animal Sciences Pennsylvania State University 2008
- VMD Degree University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine 2012
Dr. Parr, born in England, immigrated to the United States and grew up in the Philadelphia area. Her early interest in veterinary medicine led her to pursue an undergraduate degree from Penn State University and subsequently a VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. While obtaining her veterinary degree at Penn, she further developed interests in emergency and critical care, surgery, shelter medicine, exotics and working dogs. In addition to her compassion for animals, Dr. Parr is an avid soccer player, snowboarder and scuba diver. She enjoys volunteering within her community and currently resides in Elizabethtown with her husband Carson and two dogs, ‘Karma’ and ‘Knightmare.’
|Dr. Lauren Crescenzi DVM|
- Professional: B.S. Degree in Agriculture and Animal Sciences Ohio State University 2009
- DVM Degree: University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Lauren Crescenzi was born and raised just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Since a young child Lauren always has wanted to be a veterinarian, especially after visiting the family vet with her childhood dogs, a golden retriever named Roger and a St. Bernard named Fred. Throughout her life, Lauren stayed involved in many animal related activities such as training her dogs and assisting at local veterinary hospitals. Lauren also pursued other interests, such as music and softball.
After graduating high school Dr. Crescenzi attended The Ohio State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Animal Sciences with minors in Life Sciences, Hebrew, and African Studies. During this time she also developed a passion for horseback riding and even worked for several seasons as a wrangler at a ranch in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. She then moved on to veterinary school at the University of Florida, where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
Though she loves all animals, Lauren pursued a career in small animal emergency medicine straight out of veterinary school. It is the fast paced and challenging environment of the ER that grabs her interest. Dr. Crescenzi especially enjoys surgery, anesthesia/pain management, and critical care cases. Emergency and critical care medicine certainly allows her to practice within her main interests, while providing a great variety of cases and situations on a daily basis. She also truly enjoys being able to help her patients and their families in their time of need and helping save and better the lives of innocent and wonderful animals.
Dr. Crescenzi lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs, Val and Ronah, who were both rescues and are thriving in their new lives. She also has a cat named Yittik who was a stray that decided she would set up shop right on the back porch. In her spare time, Lauren loves spending time with her husband, practicing Kenpo Karate, hiking and exploring, relaxing with friends, and keeping busy with projects and travel.
Recently, Dr. Crescenzi and her family relocated back to PA from the Sarasota, Florida area to be closer to family.
|Dr. Diane Hodges |
- Professional: B.S. Degree in Animal Sciences from North Carolina State University December 2000
- DVM Degree,North Carolina State University 2005
Dr. Hodges is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. Her love of animals and interest in veterinary medicine stems from being on the family farm. Dr. Hodges has been employed in a veterinary clinic since she was 16 years old. She started as a kennel assistant in high school. Since then, she worked in veterinary clinics as an assistant, technician, and receptionist prior to attending veterinary school and eventually becoming a doctor. She feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to pursue a career that allows her to provide quality care for animals in their time of need.
She moved to Lancaster County in July of 2005, and practiced large and small animal medicine for the first year following graduation, then exclusively small animal medicine since then. Her small animal experience includes both general daytime practice and emergency medicine.
Emergency medicine brings unique challenges that she finds exciting. She joined the team in April of 2013. Her interest in Animal Emergency and Referral Center of York and Animal Emergency Center of Mechanicsburg stems from their long history of providing high quality medicine and surgery to patients via an array of services and diagnostics, and the hospital staff’s dedication to client service and patient care.
In her spare time, she tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible. She loves to scuba dive, hike, kayak, and go horseback riding with her fiancée’. She has three dogs, Farleigh (a Jack Russell Terrier), Half Pint (a Miniature Dachshund), and Molly (an Australian Cattle Dog mix). She and her fiancée’ also have Quarter Horses.
|Dr. Kimberly Mann|
- Professional: Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania 2009
- VMD Degree, University of Pennsylvania 2013
Dr. Mann grew up in central Pennsylvania and chose to return to the area after obtaining her veterinary degree in 2013. She had an interest in working with animals since childhood, and pursued this dream via working at animal shelters and veterinary hospitals to gain experience before veterinary school. She attended the University of Pennsylvania for 8 years to receive a Bachelor of Arts and her VMD degree. There, she developed a special interest in emergency medicine and ophthalmology. In her free time, Dr. Mann enjoys running, reading science fiction, baking, and cake decorating. She currently lives in Lewisberry with her fiancé Robert, cat named “Sylvester”, and two pugs named “Boris” and “Dottie.”