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 - Saturday


PAWS Animal Hospital - Hanover PA

2010to 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.


PAWS Animal Hospital Dog Cat Vet Hanover PA 17331
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.


PAWS Animal Hospital Dog Cat Vet Hanover PA 17331
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.


PAWS Animal Hospital Dog Cat Vet Hanover PA 17331
Jessica Ortner

Veterinary Technician


Work Days: Monday - Saturday


PAWS Animal Hospital - Hanover PA

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.

PAWS Animal Hospital Dog Cat Vet Hanover PA 17331
Abby Staub

Veterinary Technician


Work Days: Monday - Saturday


PAWS Animal Hospital - Hanover PA

2015 to Present

Abby has been workign at PAWS since 2015. You will find her helping out all over the hospital wherever she is needed.

PAWS Animal Hospital Dog Cat Vet Hanover PA 17331
Laura Baugher

Veterinary Technician


Work Days: Monday - Saturday


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2018 to Present

Laura started working at PAWS Animal Hospital in the middle of 2018. She has a passion for animals and enjoys working with them. Growing up her family always had dogs, which is where her love for them came from. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, being with her dog, Lucy, and taking pictures of anything and everything.

PAWS Animal Hospital Dog Cat Vet Hanover PA 17331
Danielle Rice

Veterinary Technician


Work Days: Monday - Saturday


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2019 to Present

Danielle Started working at Paws in March of 2019. She has always had a lover for animals, especially anything exotic. You can fine her in the exam rooms assisting the doctors while they perform their exams and giving your animals lots of love. She currently has 2 cats, a bearded dragon, and since she can't make pancakes without burning them, she instead has a dog named Waffle. When she is not working at Paws, you can find her doing body piercings at Gypsy Skull Tattoo or spending time with her daughter.

PAWS Animal Hospital Dog Cat Vet Hanover PA 17331
Jen Mohning

Veterinary Technician


Work Days: Monday - Saturday


PAWS Animal Hospital - Hanover PA

2019 to Present

Jen may be a Paws newbie, but she is certainly not new to veterinary medicine! Growing up, she had many pets, most notably two loveable Saint Bernards who were instrumental in her decision to pursue a career with animals. An accredited veterinary assistant, and currently working towards her degree in veterinary nursing, Jen also carries certification in Fear Free medicine techniques. When she's not assisting the doctors in an exam room (and let's face it, even when she is!), you can almost always find her snuggling a bulldog. When not at work, Jen spends her best moments adding to her monstrous PEZ collection, and is happiest in the company of her beloved French Bulldog, Linus, and her two rats, Ben and Crispin Glover.

PAWS Animal Hospital Dog Cat Vet Hanover PA 17331
Christina Carroll

Veterinary Technician


Work Days: Monday - Saturday


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2019 to Present

Christina joined the Paws team at the end of May in 2019. She has always had a love for animals of all kinds. For the last 6 years she has worked with many different rescue and foster out of her home. In her free time if she is not working with animals she is found in her kitchen baking.