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KVet Animal Care

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1 Gibralter Way
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-216-5174
Fax: 724-216-5187

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Dr. Alexandra Kintz-Konegger, DVM CVA

Veterinarian, Owner

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. Christine Harb, DVM CVA : VeterinarianDr. Christine Krenicki, DVM CVA

Veterinarian

Dr. Christine Krenicki (originally Dr. Harb) has been with us since June 2015. Dr. Krenicki completed both her undergraduate and doctorate studies at the University of Wisconsin and graduated at the top of her veterinary class. Dr. Krenicki also completed her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture for dogs, cats, and horses at the Chi Institute before graduating in the spring of 2014. Dr. Krenicki says she’s thrilled to be a part of a modern practice where she can integrate both Eastern and Western medicine and learn the tricks of the trade from Dr. Konegger, the best integrative doctor around!  Dr. Krenicki has also taken advanced acupuncture courses at the Chi Institute since starting with us. Besides acupuncture and herbal therapy, Dr. Krenicki greatly enjoys ophthalmology and dental care – especially the state of the art dental x-ray machine that K Vet uses daily. Both Dr. Krenicki and her husband, Matt, are passionate Badger fans and love college sports. They are originally from Massachusetts but have come to love the Pittsburgh area. When Dr. Krenicki is not practicing veterinary medicine, you can usually find her at CrossFit or the gym!


Dr. Brian Hougentogler, DVM CVA

Veterinarian

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, DVM

Veterinarian

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. Daniel M. Halden, DC : Certified in Animal ChiropracticDr. Daniel M. Halden, DC

Certified in Animal Chiropractic

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 : Office ManagerWendy

Practice Manager

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 : ReceptionistSharon

Bookkeeper

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 : Receptionist/ Veterinary AssistantKatie

Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant

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 : ReceptionistApril

Receptionist

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 two little Guinea Pigs: Pixie and Willow. 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

Receptionist

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 7 years and has a beautiful 6 year old daughter, Mackenna. She also has 5 furry children at home; 3 dogs named Macdougal, Keegan and Nessa and 2 cats, Rascal and Toby. She gets most of her enjoyment while relaxing at home with her family in front of the fireplace.


Brittany : Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)Brittany, CVT

Office Manager/Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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)Saralynne, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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.


Christopher, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Current resident of Stahlstown, Christopher graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2012. Since then, he has been working as a technician and joined our team at K.Vet in August of 2014. As a proud alumni of 4-H, he serves as a 4-H Leader for Poultry in Westmoreland County. With the 4-H, he helps create youth involvement with agriculture and helps them see all the joys that animals give. In his spare time he cares for his 2 snowshoe cats, Yin & Yang, his beagle puppy, Rug Rat and 100+ chickens that he breeds/shows competitively. Christopher enjoys decorating/ interior design, baking, the great outdoors, shopping and creating memories with family and friends.


Emily : Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)Emily, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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.




 


Sam : Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)Sam, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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.


jes: Pharmacy TechnicianStacey, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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 Callie.


Ken : Pharmacy TechnicianKen

Pharmacy Technician

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, Mayday, Serena, and Toby. In his free time, Ken enjoys running.


Crispy Creme : Clinic CatCrispy Creme

Clinic Cat

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 : Clinic CatSchwartz

Clinic Cat

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.

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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

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Friday8:30am4pm
Saturday9am12pm
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Meet The Team "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." Read More

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