Jill Cecere – Practice/Human Resources 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. She 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 has been working out HousePaws for over 4 years. She has experience in accounting, human resources, finance, marketing and customer service. She earned her undergraduate degree 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 lives in South Jersey with her husband Nathan and her two children Nathan Jr. and Claire and their Westie, Bailey. They live a very active life and enjoy the outdoors and travelling.
Katie – Reception and Care Quality Control
Katie was born and raised in Audubon, New Jersey and now resides there with her husband Brian. Together, they have 3 kitties: completely inseparable sisters, Molly and Bella; and a black and white little spitfire named Pippy. All three of her cats were brought home with Katie after being rescued and fostered by HousePaws. Katie has worked for HousePaws for about 2 1/2 yrs. She started out as a receptionist and after a year, she was promoted to Call Center Manager. Katie enjoys spending time with her family, cooking/baking, and going down the shore.
Christina Blenderman – Care Coordinator
Christina 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.
Krista Lofink – Technician/Care Coordinator
Krista grew up in Clayton,
NJ with her parents and 3 sisters. From an early age she was in love with animals. At the age of 11 she started working at a horse farm across the street from her parents home, cleaning stalls and feeding horses both morning and night. Here is where she learned how to ride and purchased her first horse with her own money at the age of 14. After training another horse to run barrels, she competed at several National Barrel Horse Shows in Mississippi and Georgia. At the age of 16 she began working at Pitman Animal Hospital where she worked for 5 years, moving quickly from kennel attendant to technician. Taking the technical skills she learned, Krista then worked for an emergency practice for 4 years where she became a certified weight loss coach for dogs and cats while working as a technician and receptionist. At the end of 2014 Krista came to work with HousePaws as a transporter for PETS as well as a receptionist and technician.
Krista and her boyfriend, Louis (yes the same Louis that works for HousePaws), live in Browns Mills with their 2 daughters Lillyana and Layla, 4 dogs, pot belly pig, and bearded dragon. Not far up the street is their horse Jolene who Krista has had for over 15 years and still occasionally barrel races, runs at game shows, and trail rides.
Dawn W. – Care Coordinator/Pharmacy (picture to come)
Dawn has worked in the animal care field for nearly 10 years. She has worked as a technician, a supervisor, a key holder, a receptionist, and a pharmacy manager. She tried her hand as a medical assistant for about a year before coming eagerly back to the veterinary field. Dawn is a proud mom to one son, and three felines. She currently splits her time at HousePaws between reception and pharmacy management. She looks forward to helping you take care of your pets!
Karly E. – Care Coordinator
Karly is currently a student at Rowan College at Burlington County, and plans on graduating after the Spring semester of 2017. In the fall she will be attending Rutgers University in New Brunswick with a major in Animal Science, and plans on becoming a large animal vet herself. She’s more of a cat person, and has two black cats Maggie and Missy. She chose HousePaws because of the welcoming family atmosphere, and the ingenuity of having a mobile aspect of the practice. She has always wanted to work with animals and HousePaws is a great opportunity to learn more about the veterinary field and gain experience. In her free time, she enjoys being outside. Whether it’s camping, hiking, being at the beach, or just walking in the park. Other hobbies include shopping, watching the Flyers, and frequenting Six Flags. (TEMPORARILY ON HIATUS TO ATTEND SCHOOL)
Becky B. – Receptionist/Operator (picture to come)
Becky’s greatest love has always been to connect with animals from all backgrounds. Before getting her first job working with animals, she volunteered at local animal clinics to do what she loved most. Becky decided to enroll in Animal Behavior College to become a Veterinarian Assistant. After graduation, She worked at Urgent Pet Care to assist with emergencies and help nurse sick animals back to health. Through her hard work and dedication, Becky was able to grasp and appreciate what it means to help animals. Every “Thank you” she received from clients made her realize why she loves her job and the difference it can make to help animals. Currently, she is enrolled at Penn Foster to further her education to work toward becoming a Veterinary Technician. As a vet receptionist at HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service, Becky loves being involved with clients and making sure their needs are met. She am honored to be a part of something so rewarding to herself and others. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the zoo and cuddling with her cats at home.
Rikki D. – Care Coordinator
Rikki was born and raised in Bucks County. She has always loved animals, so much so that her preschool teacher gave her a kitten. This led to all kinds of animals in her care including dogs, a rabbit, a guinea pig, gerbils, hamsters, a gecko, and fish. Rikki attended Monmouth University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in marine and environmental biology and policy. She currently has a fur son, Cheznee who is a border collie/shepherd mix. She also has four red-eared sliders named after the Ninja Turtles. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at EASEL animal rescue, bowling, and teaching Cheznee agility.
Rikki was first attracted to HousePaws after she took a pet first aid class with Dr. Dana. This lead to a conversation to figure out how to get Rikki’s now doggie angel, Lobee, bad allergies under control, which worked. When an opening was posted for a receptionist position, Rikki knew this was the right fit.
Lauren C. – Care Coordinator
Lauren comes from Philadelphia and the Camden County area. She currently resides in Oaklyn with her husband, boxer mix Jameson, shepherd mix Riggs, and domestic shorthaired Montez. Growing up she has always had dogs and cats in a variety of breeds and sizes. This started her passion for animals early on in life. She has worked with pets since 2008. In her spare time she enjoys snuggling with her fur babies, going out with her hubby, and taking day trips to the beach.
Becca H. – Receptionist (picture to come)
Becca has lived in Burlington County her whole life. She’s always had a love for animals. Becca grew up having animals around all the time, between dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, and even a turtle. She used to horseback ride when she was younger and would love to get back in the saddle again when soon. She currently still lives at home currently with her parents and all their animals. Among her pets are her dog Cheese, her cat Oreo, and a turtle named Michelangelo. Becca is a recent graduate from RCBC with an Associate’s degree. She hopes to further her education and attend Penn Foster and one day get her Vet Tech certification.
Jeanine W. – Receptionist (picture to come)
Meet Jeanine Whitman. She has been in the veterinary field since 1997. She’s been with HousePaws since 2014. She has mostly done emergency work starting in 2001. She and her husband Shawn live on a farm with their four daughters. They have a variety of farm and indoor pets. She loves spending tie with her girls, baking, and the great outdoors. She also has a traveling pettign zoo and offers pony rides for birthday parties in her area.