PAWS Animal Hospital Staff

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Dr. Jessica Friedland

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


Speciality: DVM

Education: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Work Days: Monday - Friday


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2010 to Present

Dr. Jessica Friedland grew up in Baltimore County, Maryland in a home that was always shared with animals. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in neuroscience and animal behavior with the plan to pursue a career in marine biology. During an internship working with beluga whales and bottlenosed dolphins, Dr. Friedland realized her desire to be a veterinarian. After many years of working as a veterinary technician and completing the required coursework, she attended Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (located at Virginia Tech).
Since graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Friedland has worked at a large practice in Westminster and several years at Central Carroll Animal Emergency. She has always wanted to have her own practice where she could share her knowledge and compassion with her patients and their owners.


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Dr. Jennifer Starlings

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


Speciality: DVM

Education: Virginia Tech

Work Days: Monday


PAWS Animal Hospital - Hanover PA

2017 to Present

Dr.Jennifer Starlings graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a BS in Animal Science in 2002. She continued to pursue her interest in animals at VMRCVM where she graduated in 2006 with a focus on mixed animal medicine. Dr. Starlings has been practicing small animal medicine for 11 years and is particularly interested in internal and feline medicine. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and many animals.


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Dr. Emily Lantzsch

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


Speciality: DVM

Education: Delaware Valley University & Western University of Health Sciences

Work Days: Monday-Saturday


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2019 to Present

I am a Pennsylvania native, growing up in the northeastern corner in the town of Honesdale. I spent my childhood on a dairy farm, where I was able to have and care for animals of all different species. I knew from a young age that I was destined to be a veterinarian, always wanting to care for any animals that were sick on the farm. I attended Delaware Valley University, and obtained a B.S. in both Large Animal Science and Dairy Science. In May of 2012 I received my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA.
I have practiced mixed animal medicine since graduating. Always striving to improve myself and my medicine, I decided to obtain my certification in both Veterinary Chiropractic and Veterinary Acupuncture. These methods allow me to have an integrative approach to the patients that are entrusted in my care. I have seen remarkable improvements in many animals that received these alternative approaches. I am constantly trying to advance my knowledge and help my patients with new treatments.
I currently reside in Fayetteville, PA. I live with my significant other (Dan), 2 dogs (Dink and Rhiannon) and a cat (Mr. Biscuits). I also have a horse (Leo) and cows. In my free time I enjoy horseback riding, running and kayaking.


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Jessica Ortner

Veterinary Technician


Work Days: Monday - Friday


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2012 to Present

Jessi has been part of the Paws Animal Hospitals team since 2012. She has been working in the Veterinary field since she was 16 where she started in the kennels at a Veterinary hospital. Animals have always been a part of her life since her Step Father is a Veterinarian and her Mother is a Veterinary Technician. You will find Jessi all over the place in the hospital whether it be in surgery monitoring patients, in a room restraining for exam or up front at the reception desk helping make appts or check clients out after their visit. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves her puggle Zeb and her grey kitty Dunkin and enjoys just snuggling with them as much as possible.

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Abby Staub

Veterinary Technician


Work Days: Monday - Friday


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2015 to Present

Abby started working at Paws in 2015. She graduated from Vet Tech institute in 2014. She has always had a passion for animals which started at a young age. You can find her helping wherever is needed in the hospital. In her free time you can find her spending time with her dog, Angus, spending time outdoors, baking or spending time with her family and friends.

PAWS Animal Hospital Dog Cat Vet Hanover PA 17331
Lauren Copenhaver-Burch

Veterinary Technician


Work Days: Monday - Friday


PAWS Animal Hospital - Hanover PA

2022 to Present

Lauren joined the Paws Animal Hospitals team in February of 2022. She went to Penn Foster online for her Veterinary Technician Associate Degree and graduated in 2018, she has worked in and out of the field since 2016. She has always been a huge lover of animals, especially horses and loves to barrel race on her horse Austin in her free time. Laurens favorite part of being a technician is all the interesting cases she gets to see to constantly expand her knowledge to be able to help as many animals as possible. When Lauren is not at work she is spending time with her son Roman and her daughter Winter doing as many fun new things as possible.

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Jalyn Bosley

Veterinary Technician


Work Days: Monday - Friday


PAWS Animal Hospital - Hanover PA

2022 to Present

Jalyn has been working at Paws since March of 2022. She has been working in the field for 2 1/2 years. Your will find Jalyn up front answering phone and checking people out after their visit. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her 2 cats, Jack and Salem and her rabbit Theo. She also spends her time with her bestie Destiny who also works at Paws.

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Destiny Cole

Veterinary Technician


Work Days: Monday - Friday


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2022 to Present

Destiny has been working at Paws since March of 2022. Animals have always been and important part of her life. You will find her helping out all over the hospital wherever she is needed. When Destinys not at work she enjoys going to the gym, being outdoors and snacking.