Our Careteam

Jen

Office Manager

As the daughter of Dr. Joe Valese, Jen has quite literally grown up in the Animal Hospital of Mt. Pocono. She couldn’t help but fall in love with the veterinary profession from day one! Jen takes a great amount of pride in helping to make her family’s business grow and run smoothly every day.

Jen grew up here in the Poconos and first began lending a hand at the clinic when she was just a young girl. Throughout high school, she put in hours part-time, then began as a full-time employee in January of 2006 after graduating from Penn State University. As the hospital’s Office Manager, Jen does a lot of work behind the scenes; she loves maintaining orders and inventory, managing the clinic’s social media presence, and monitoring and measuring the hospital’s growth. She’s particularly passionate about developing a fear-free practice to allow pets to remain as calm as possible during office visits.

Jen has two cats of her own at home. Maui rules the household and Jonesy is a scaredy-cat through and through, except when it comes to belly rubs from his mom!

In her time away from the hospital, Jen loves outdoor activities. She’s an avid skier in the winter, and loves fishing, boating, and hiking in the wilderness during the warmer months.

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Kelly

Receptionist

Kelly has always considered herself a people person, and she adores spending time around animals. What better place to work, she thought, than in an animal clinic? She’s been serving the pet owners of the area as one of the Animal Hospital of Mt. Pocono’s veterinary receptionists for nine years.

Kelly is a native of the Poconos and first started working here at the clinic shortly after she’d had her son. Her favorite part of every day is meeting the community’s pet lovers, and she strives to do everything in her power to help pets and their owners feel comfortable. Kelly never passes up the opportunity to hear a fun pet story!

Kelly and her husband, Bill, have four children—Ashlee, Karissa, Kayla, and Zachary—as well as an elderly cat named Roni and a dog named Fergie. As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors, visiting amusement parks, watching movies, and playing games together. Kelly is also a baseball coach for the local six- to eight-year-old division, and finds that she learns just as much from her team as they do from her!

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