Dr. Alexandra Kintz-Konegger, DVM CVA, graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria in 2000. While in Veterinary School, she completed some of her clinical rotations at the Taiwan National University, Taipei. She also spent one summer in Pinnawella, Sri Lanka tending to elephants in an elephant orphanage. She received accreditation for U.S. license through the AVMA’s Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinarian Graduates in 2000. Dr. K accepted an internship/associate position at an equine surgical clinic in Apollo, PA in 2000. While working there, she enjoyed traveling to Cairo, Egypt for equine orthopedic and breeding consultations. In 2004, Dr. K started practicing small animal medicine in Jeanette, PA. Throughout the years, Dr. K has developed a lifelong interest in Eastern medicine & acupuncture. She obtained certification for Certified Veterinary Acupuncture in the summer of 2010. Her continuing education includes advanced acupuncture, herbal alternatives, and nutrition courses. Her free time is spent with her family and many animals, including goats, horses, chickens, cats, bunnies and dogs, on her family farm in Latrobe, PA.
Dr. Hougentogler has been with us since February 2017. Dr. Hougentogler is originally from Wilmington, Delaware. He graduated from St. Vincent College in 1999, and he got his veterinary degree from the University of Illinois in 2003. After graduation, he worked for two years at a small animal emergency clinic in Dormont. Then he spent 11 years at a veterinary practice near Murrysville. Not only does Dr. Hougentogler give you another experienced veterinarian to rely on at KVet, but he is also our third vet certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the Chi Institute (where, many of you know, Dr. Konegger teaches). When he is not in the office, Dr. Hougentogler enjoys reading, going to the gym and playing music. He and his wife are also busy with their two children and two cats.
Dr. Ivy Barnhart came from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (the “UP”, where locals proudly identify as “Yoopers”) to join the KVet team in November. Dr. Barnhart grew up in the UP and became certified in Massage Therapy after graduating from high school and worked for a few years before deciding to go back to school to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated with honors from Northern Michigan University in 2005 with a major in Microbiology and minors in Chemistry and Philosophy, and went on to Ohio State University for vet school, graduating in 2009 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She moved back to the UP and practiced at a small animal practice in a rural area for 8 years. When she decided to leave the area, Dr. Barnhart researched many options and came to the conclusion that Western Pennsylvania is simply the best place to be! She is very excited to be joining a dynamic, progressive practice with experienced integrative veterinarians. In her free time, Dr. Barnhart enjoys travelling, hiking, and spending time outside with her husband and their dog. Dr. Barnhart and her husband have a daughter who is in her second year of college.
Dr. Halden graduated with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1992. Since that time, he has been practicing full time in Pennsylvania. Dr. Halden is certified in Applied Kinesiology and is a member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Dr. Halden studied Animal Chiropractic at Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic, and is certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Halden is also certified in Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy though the highly recognized Healing Oasis Wellness Center. He will be seeing animal patients at our practice on Mondays (every other) from 4 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays from 9 am - 2 pm, Wednesdays from 12 pm - 7 pm, Thursdays (every other) from 4 pm - 7 pm, Fridays 9 am - 2 pm, Saturdays (every other) from 9 am - 12 noon.
For more information – please visit Dr. Halden’s website at www.drhalden.com
Wendy graduated with a B.S. in Biology from University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She had 11 years of experience in the medical field and over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field as receptionist, technician and manager of a local animal shelter before becoming the office manager at K.Vet Animal Care. Wendy is married with three children, who are all recent or current University of Pittsburgh students. She has two rescued shelter dogs and two rescued cats. She loves to vacation in the Outer Banks, NC every year.
Sharon graduated with high honors from CCAC with a degree in Radiologic Science. Before working at K.Vet, Sharon was a Board Certified Radiologic Technologist at a local hospital. She is also a Certified Equestrian Massage Therapist, trained by Equissage in Round Hill, VA. Sharon has been the Chairman of Family Unit for her husband’s Army group since 2004. She was a senior store manager for many years, managing stores in Greensburg, Taunton and Hyannis, MA. Her pets include Rommel, a Rottweiler, and her cats. She also has two American Quarter horses, Mick and Bear.
Katie graduated with honors from the Veterinarian Technician Institute of Pittsburgh in 2011. She was employed by an equine hospital in Somerset, PA before accepting her position at K.Vet Animal Care. Katie’s love of animals began at an early age when she helped care for registered Percherons and beef cattle on her family farm, Triple J Farm in Normalville, PA. She has a Labrador Retriever, Ace. Katie enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.
April, graduated from CCAC in Johnstown with a degree in Phlebotomy in 2004. Previously, she worked for the American Red Cross in the Apheresis department for 7 years collecting Platelets and Plasma for cancer patients. But, with such love for animals, she moved on and worked for three years at a veterinarian clinic in Greensburg in 2011. She joined the K.Vet team in June of 2014. In August 2007, she married her husband, Andrew, and they live with their two dogs, Tinkerbell, a spunky yet very loving little Yorkie and Maya, a gentle but very smart Australian Shepherd/Corgi mix. They also have three little Guinea Pigs: Pixie, Willow and Lulu. In her spare time, she loves to shop, spend time with family and friends, and of course, spoiling her sweet niece, Amare. Also, she is an Independent Designer with Origami Owl Jewelry Company.
Kathleen is a current resident of Ligonier. She has worked in the veterinary field for the past 15 years. She joined K.Vet December 2015 as a receptionist. She has been married to her husband, Michael, for 9 years and has a beautiful 8 year old daughter, Mackenna. She also has 6 furry children at home; 3 dogs named Macdougal, Keegan and Nessa, a cat named Rascal, and 2 guinea pigs, Sophia & Ruby. She gets most of her enjoyment while relaxing at home with her family in front of the fireplace.
Beth is a recent graduate of the Pittsburgh Veterinary Technical Institute. After completing her 8 week externship at KVet Animal Care, she fell for the atmosphere of the clients and employee that she had to stay. Beth is a Greensburg native having grown up on a farm surrounded by various animals such as pigs, goats, and chickens. When she is not at KVet she works as a cook at a local retirement home, Redstone Highlands. She has a fur-baby, Perdy, who is a Dalmatian mix. In her spare time she spends it hanging out with her niece and nephew at her sister’s dairy farm. In addition, she also enjoys exploring the outside with Perdy, going on Starbuck runs, and catching up with friends while trying new restaurants.
Brittany previously studied at Penn State before attending The Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh where she graduated in 2011. She passed her National boards in December of 2011 and has since been working as a licensed veterinary technician and lead technician. Along with her 3 year old son, Anson, she has a border collie, Abbie, and four cats, Brody, Taco, Cinderelli (“E” for short), and Monroe. When she is not working, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, reading and camping.
Saralynne, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), graduated from the Veterinary Technician Insitutue of Pittsburgh in 2008. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2007. She shares her home with her daughter Rylee, her Great Pyrenese Malakai, her pug Dermeirikit, and her one eyed cat Clopsy who she rescued as a kitten. In her spare time she loves to do karaoke in her living room and dance like nobody’s watching! She also enjoys laughing and making the world a better place, one day at a time.
Emily graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in 2007. She spent the last 7 years working at a local vet clinic until joining the KVet team in September 2014. At home she has a border collie mix named Frank and her 5 cats, Simba, Charlie, Lexi, Geno, and Minnie. In her spare time she enjoys camping, spending time with friends and family, and vacationing any opportunity she can.
Samantha studied at Saint Vincent and Sanford Brown before graduating in 2010. Samantha previously worked at Banfield, before joining Kvet. Samantha has a little boy named Gabriel. She shares her home with four cats, Kizzes, Kilala, Fey, and Freyja, as well as a Dachshund, Phoenix. In her free time Samantha enjoys gardening and needle work.
Tim attended Pittsburgh Veterinary Technical Institute. He graduated in February 2011 as Valedictorian of his class, obtaining an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology. Prior to coming to K.Vet, he had worked for 23 years in the metal fabricating industry. After graduation, Tim began working at K.Vet for a span of 3 years. He then left to work at AVETS where he received training as a surgical technician. Tim then returned to K.Vet and is currently working as a licensed surgical technician. Tim is married and lives with his wife of 17 years. He has a son that has graduated from West Virginia University with his Master’s Degree in Agriculture. He shares his home with his 4 pets, Mittens the cat, Jazzie, Bindi and the newest addition, Daisy Mae.
Cat graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in February 2015 and has recently passed her CVT boards. In her spare time she likes to spend time with family and friends and go to country concerts. She has three fur babies; Riley who is a black lab mix, Bruster who is a handsome corgi, and Izzy who is a black lab. Cat believes in following her dreams and never letting fear determine her fate.
Stacey previously studied for nursing at Westmoreland County Community College. Pursuing her passion for caring for animals at the Veterinary Tech Institute of Pittsburgh where she graduated in 2014. Upon graduating, she passed her National Boards Examination and started working at AVETS as an ER caregiver technician. Soon after, she advanced to being their surgical technician. Since 2015, Stacey has been working at KVet as their rehabilitation technician and certified in Sport Massage therapy for canine and equine. When she’s not working she enjoys riding her street bike, dirt bike, quads, and horses. Stacey also enjoys running 5Ks/triathlons, camping and just being outdoors with her two pups, Gage and Cali.
Ken majored in biology in college, and then served four years in the US Navy. Since 1990, Ken has worked at Veterinary Hospitals in Norfolk, VA; his hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Murrysville, PA; and his current hometown: Greensburg, PA. He and his wife, Juliann, share their home with their cairn terrier, Marshall, turtle, Molly, and cats Luna and Mayday. In his free time, Ken enjoys running.
Kelsie graduated from Saint Francis University in May of 2017 with her bachelor degree in Aquarium and Zoo Sciences. She worked in the zoology field for 6 months before shifting her career path towards animal health. Kelsie has both mammal and reptile companions including her lab-retriever mix, Toni, her calico cat, Peanut, and her crested gecko, Thorn. When she’s not at K-Vet, she enjoys coaching softball, working out, dancing, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.
Robyn graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in 2009. She has been working in the veterinary field for the last 8 years. She joined the KVet team in November 2017. Robyn and her husband Anthony reside in Ferndale, Pa with their three children Delaney, Brynlee and Wesley. At home she also has a Labrador mix named “Riley”, a Golden doodle named “Sparkle”, and a guinea pig named “Fish”. Robyn and her daughters manage their rabbits “Henry’s Holland Lops and English Spots”. They enjoy the many aspects of breeding and showing their rabbits. Robyn enjoys supporting and promoting the rabbit industry. She is a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association, Pa. State Rabbit Breeders Association, Mid Atlantic Rabbit and Cavy Shows circuit (Secretary) and the Westmoreland County Rabbit Club (Secretary). Robyn is a 4-H alumni and leader for the Westmoreland County 4-H Rabbit program. In her free time she enjoys helping her children learn to show livestock, camping, fishing and swimming.
Hannah attended and graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in December of 2015 and became a CVT in April 2016. Hannah worked for a veterinary clinic in Derry Township before joining the KVet team in March 2018. She spends her time outside of work training her mixed breed dog, Delilah, to compete in AKC agility and entering her cat, Ramona, in occasion CFA show in the class of Household Pet. Hannah also enjoys learning about pet nutrition and training dogs and cats.
Crispy Creme found us over the Fourth of July 2012 when a Greensburg Police Officer brought him in after being hit by a car. Surprisingly, Crispy did not have any major injuries, only a small area of road rash which has since healed wonderfully. Not having any luck locating Cripsy’s previous owners, Dr. Konegger decided to let him become our second office cat. Crispy is often found hanging with employees at lunch or lounging in one of the cat trees through out the clinic.
Schwartz came to us in January 2011 from a local shelter. He had severe corneal ulcers, and no one was sure his eyes could be saved. Fortunately, Dr. Konegger took exceptional care of him, and saved not only his life, but he was able to retain a good portion of his eyesight as well. He now greets clients and patients, and is frequently seen lounging in the reception area.
It's amazing how wonderful Dr. K and the staff at K. Vet are. What a difference from what we've experienced in the past.
- J. / Greensburg, PA
Meet Our Team