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Office Staff

Jill Cecere – Practice Manager

Jill has been in Business Management her entire career. She graduated from Rutgers University, Douglass College, with a BA in Political Science in 2001. Smljche has been an animal lover her entire life. There were always dogs, cats or birds in the house growing up.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, going to Phillies games and spending time with family and friends. Jill, her husband and son have a very sweet (and spoiled!) French bulldog Buddy.

 

Jessica Marter – Hospital Administrator

Jessica joins HousePaws after working as a business professional in the chemical industry for 13 years.  mljm2She has experience in accounting, human resources, finance, marketing and customer service.  She earned her undergraduate degree with  in Business Management from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA in 2001.

Jessica graduated with her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Rutgers University –Camden in 2013.  Jessica enters the veterinary world at HousePaws with an eagerness to bring her experience and business knowledge.

Jessica lives in Edgewater Park with her husband of 10 years, Nathan and her two children Nathan Jr. and Claire.  They live a very active life and enjoy the outdoors and travelling.

Jenn G – Marketing and Community Relations Manager

Jenn has been a veterinary technician for 9 years and holds a BS in Healthcare Administration. Jenn and her husband have 3 wonderful little boys Vincent, Nicholas, and Patrick. mljgTheir animal family consists of Bubba (rescued bully mix), Mocha (rescued bully mix), Edgar (rescued 1 eye cat), Poe (rescued cat), and Cappy (corn snake who is currently MIA because Edgar let him out of his enclosure :\ ). Jenn’s family also actively fosters guinea pigs, cats/kittens, and puppies. Jenn is devoted to animal rescue and has been fostering animals/volunteering for rescue groups for 14 years. She is the adoption coordinator for HousePaws and can help you find your perfect furry family member

Jenn started working a few events for HousePaws a couple of years ago and fell in love with going out into the community to promote such a spectacular service. Currently, Jenn is working as a receptionist and also marketing manager.

Joshua Mayweather – Operations Manager

Joshua Mayweather

I have always had a love and passion for animals ever since childhood. Growing up my family always had numerous cats, dogs, rabbits, and even a few turtles. My parents would always tell me that I had a gift with animals and that my compassion could be used to help them when I got older.
 
I started my career in animal care as a kennel assistant at the Camden County Animal Shelter in 2005. The skills I learned there assisted me in transitioning to working as a veterinary assistant at Collingswood Veterinary Hospital in 2007. I gladly accepted a position as a veterinary technician at HousePaws in 2015 and am looking forward to expanding my career within the company as Operations Manager.
 
In my spare time I enjoy activities such as hiking, mountain biking, weightlifting, and simply spending time with my daughter and fiance. 

Jacky Okomski – Administrative Assistant

 Sing to the tune of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air Song…mljo2

Now this is a story all about how my life got flip-turned upside down, And I’d like to take a minute and sit right there, And tell you how it all began,

In South Jersey born and raised, With my roomies at Rowan was where I spent most of my days, Chillin’ out, goofin’ off, studyin’ real hard in the library of the school

 When a couple of guidance counselors started gettin’ serious, Said I had to complete an internship in order to graduate, That’s when they hooked me up with HousePaws, I thought all right it’s time to grow up.

 I wished for graduation to finally come and when it did, I got in my cap and gown, And walked down the isle to get my degree, With my family and friends all proud of me

I pulled up to HousePaws about 8 or 9, And I yelled to Rowan, yo I’m done smell ya later,  I looked at my degree I was finally here.

 I now spend most of my time hanging out with my boyfriend, Nick, and dog, Wade, always finding new adventures.  I have always had an extreme love for animals and actually first planned on going to school to be a veterinarian until I realized science is not my thing.  Then realized business was more my strong suit with animals along side.  I grew up with at least one furry creature in my life.  Now I have a cat, named Cupcake, who yes is a boy and he adores his manly name. Also, a gigantic Greater Swiss Mountain dog, named Copper, who is the biggest baby who thinks he is a lap dog.  Last but not least, the newest addition, my little Chihuahua, Wade, who I recently adopted.  All together it’s one big happy family!

Elisabeth Locker – Reception  Manager

Elisabeth Locker, better known as Li, has been an animal lover all her life. She has had a pet ever since she can remember starting with a black cat named ChiChi as a toddler. She started her career in veterinaratcolly medicine at an exclusively cats hospital after college and has since broadened her work experience at several traditional hospitals, an emergency service and now a mobile vet. Li participates in foster care, vaccine clinics, low cost spay days and has even assisted as rescue in hoarder situations through various animal support groups. She is proud to have been fundamental in starting a non-profit organization at one of her places of employment.

Holding a BA in Studio Art, Li has also lent her artistic touch to the atmosphere of several hospitals as well. She and her husband David currently reside in Clementon with a houseful of felines including among them several of her favorites, black cats, and a special needs kitten named Phee. They also have a sweet therapy dog, a Lab/Chow mix named Timberland, all of whom are rescues. In down time, Li enjoys reading, movies and time well spent with friends and family. She is looking forward to the new experiences sure to come at a mobile practice and all the new bonds to be formed with HousePaws clients and their beloved pets

option4-square-1-300x300Cheri B. – Receptionist

Cheri hails from Burlington County and grew up owning a veritable menagerie of animals. She quickly developed an Elmyra-Duff-like affection for anything with fur or feathers (and sometimes even scales). She has a soft spot for mixed breeds and sees rescues as treasures. The softest spot in Cheri’s heart, however, belongs to her husband and her two cats.

Cheri’s hobbies include trying to hide the fact that she’s a massive nerd, being profoundly distraught when people don’t let her pet their dogs, not understanding why cats don’t love her as much as she loves them, day dreaming about cute baby animals, and getting bad haircuts.
Cheri emphatically believes that pets are family that you get to pick, and once you’ve picked, you’ve made the commitment to devote the same level of attention, affection, and care that you would any other family member. Now working for both Bathing Beauties Mobile Grooming and House Paws Mobile Veterinary Service, she looks forward to doing her best to help you provide your four-legged family members with that care.

Christina Blenderman – Receptionist

atcocb4Christina was born and raised in Mickleton, NJ and now resides in Mantua, NJ with her hubby Steve and son Jackson.  Their furfamily includes a cock-a-poo Lilly and a handsome tuxedo kitty Miles.  Newly adopted Salem was at the office in Mt. Laurel for almost two months waiting for a fur-ever home of her own when Christina decided to take her home!  She loves Halloween, sports, laughing out loud, and summertime.

 

Kirsten DeSantis – Receptionistimg_77101

Hi, my name is Kirsten. I live with my dad, mom and younger sister in Blackwood and I have 2 fur babies named
Shiloh and Jax. I studied at Camden County College in the Veterinary Technician program and I am working on passing my VTNE this summer.
My interests include pretty much everything. I like baking, drawing, reading, crocheting and knitting, sewing, watching Disney movies and magical girl anime, finding new skills to learn, and finding new crafts to make to put in my Etsy shop. I squeal when I see cute things. And if your cat meows at me I will meow back. Nice to meet you!

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