Meet Our Team



Annette Anléu, DVM

Dr. Annette Anléu became interested in the veterinary profession, because of her love of animals. She worked with a local veterinarian in Louisiana while still in high school. She went on to pursue a degree in Animal Science, earning a BS in Agriculture, followed by her DVM in 2002.

She joined the Ellwood Animal Hospital staff in 2002; since that time, she has formed many long-term relationships with staff and pet owners in our community. In addition to enjoying working with our team, her most rewarding experiences treating pets in our facility include diagnosing and treating pets with chronic illnesses and aging diseases, and then using her skills to return pets to their former quality of life.

Dr. Anléu treats pet dogs, cats, ferrets and other pocket pets. She performs dozens of imaging techniques each week, including digital radiography and diagnostic ultrasound and echocardiography.

Currently, Dr. Anléu performs ultrasound services at the Ellwood Animal Hospital. Drs. Maro and Anléu often coordinate patient care, utilizing imaging techniqes and alternative services to monitor and treat cancer and internal medicine cases. This teamwork gives pet owners more options for their pets' care. Dr. Anléu studied veterinary spinal manipulation at the Healing Oasis post-graduate program in Wisconsin with Dr. Pedro Rivera and is certified in VSMT for the treatment of animal chiropractic subluxations.  In her free time, Dr. Anléu spends time with her family and friends and her 2 cats, and she enjoys the outdoors, working out, swimming and working with her local YMCA.

Daniel Jones, DVM

Dr. Jones grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania with pet birds, cats,tarantula,hedgehog,duck, rabbits and rodents. His background led him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. His undergraduate degree, a BS in Biology, is from the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown. He received his DVM from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. 

Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Jones worked in 2 Pittsburgh area practices. With 17 years experience and a strong western veterinary medical background, he joined our practice in his quest to improve animal health through integrative medicine and improved nutrition. He is currently studying eastern medicine, nutrition, and acupuncture. He has special interest in soft tissue surgery and treats small animal/pocket pet (ferrets, rabbits, rodents) medical, wellness care and dentistry.


Alyssa Carver, MS, DVM

Dr. Alyssa Carver joined the Ellwood Animal Hospital team in 2012. She graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences, and received her Masters in Biology from Chatham University. Her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree was obtained from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. She studied small animal rehabilitative therapy at the University of Tennessee and has a special interest in massage and physical therapy. Dr. Carver is also Fear-Free Certified.

Dr. Carver particularly enjoys performing PRP and Stem Cell Therapy, as part of our physical therapy program. She also has special interest in small animal dentistry, imaging and CT scanning.

When she is not doing community work and working at the practices, Dr. Carver enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, working out and being outdoors.

Dr. Carver grew up in New Brighton, Pa (she graduated from New Brighton High School in 2009) and returned home after her studies to be near her tight-knit family. She not only is close to family, but also shares her time with several pets. She has 8 pets, 2 dogs, named Sasha and Oscar, and 6 cats, Coco, Charlee, Spike, Tuko, Kee Kee, Dewey.

Dr. Carver sees pets at all 3 of our offices.

Amanda Brown, DVM, CVA

DrBrown grew up in the east Pittsburgh area and attended the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg, where she graduated with her BS in Biology in 2013. She then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received her DVM with an emphasis in clinical research, as well as a certificate in Global Health. She has also studied Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Acupuncture at the Chi Institute, where she became certified to perform acupuncture in mixed-animal species. Through her studies and travels, DrBrown has developed a strong holistic healthcare perspective and practices integrative medicine.

Currently, DrBrown is studying veterinary herbology and has a special interest in nutrition, nutraceuticals, pocket-pets, and alternative therapy modalities. In her free time she enjoys going to music concerts, playing sports, and going on hiking/camping adventures. She has two cats named Luna & Sol, and an English Bulldog named Sage. 

DrBrown sees pets at all 3 of our offices.

Dr. Brian Poteet, MS, DVM, DACVR, DABSNM  

Dr. Brian Poteet, Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist, reads all our CT scans and studies and performs veterinary radiology consultations supporting our team. Dr. Poteet became a vital member of our team in July 2015.

Dr. Poteet attended Texas A&M University where he obtained his undergraduate degrees: an M.S. in Veterinary Physiology, followed by a DVM in 1991. He then completed a 3-year residency program in veterinary radiology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

He served as the Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas, from 1994 to 2009. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology, as well as by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine. He is a visiting professor of radiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University and is in adjunct faculty member of the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, Texas.

In addition to scientific publications, he has presented numerous presentations covering various topics including radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance imaging. His special interests include veterinary nuclear medicine and ultrasound.

Jennifer Hanson, DVM, DACVR and Idexx Telemedicine

Dr. Hanson received her DVM from Tufts University in 1989. After an internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and 2 years in small-animal practice, she returned to Tufts for her radiology residency. She became board certified and joined VDIC in 1995. Additional duties at VDIC included managing the quarterly newsletter and acting as the resident director for VDIC’s second resident, IDEXX’s own Kristy Barksdale-Kunz. She has published several peer-reviewed articles and spoken at local and national meetings. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, reading, crossword puzzles, white-water rafting, and otherwise enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Dr. Hanson and the Telemedicine consulting team offer support for cardiology department, which enables our team to reduce the cost of quality care and diagnostic monitoring of pets with heart disease. We perform EKG's, echocardiograms and Blood pressure monitoring with the expert interpretation, so your pet can receive the benefits of integrative care without the stress of traveling.

Practice Management Team

Bruce Hall, MBA

Bruce began working at the Ellwood Animal Hospital in 2001. He has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science degree from Slippery Rock University. Prior to working in veterinary medicine, Bruce worked in management & IT roles in local and international manufacturing. Bruce has a love for all animals and currently has 2 pet cats at home. As a practice manager, he works with clients and staff to optimize the pet care experience and the effectiveness of the clinics' service. In addition, he handles the human resources, finances, marketing, facilities, inventory and operations aspects of the business.

Connie Uber, Administrative Assistant

Connie is our incredibly adept administrative assistant, who supports our entire team with billing and inventory management throughout our three locations. She was brought onto our team after expressing an interest in working at the clinic during a veterinary appointment. Her entire professional career had been spent as the right hand to a human hospital administrator. She works efficiently behind the scenes to help keep our offices running smoothly. She has three cats -  Paisley, Garfield, and Serena.

Sarah Cote, Human Recourses and Training Manager

Sarah started as a client at Cranberry Holistic Pet Care, and voiced her interest in a position during an appointment. She has quickly become an amazing addition to our management team. In addition to providing client satisfaction services, Sarah will be overseeing employee development as well as training new hires. Sarah attended Geneva College and earned her degree in Human Resources Management. Her and her husband, James, have two dogs, a Puggle named Bailey, and a Boxer/Lab named Pedroia.

Veterinary Technicians
Connie Glavan, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Connie Glavan, LVT, has been an incredible asset to the Chippewa and Ellwood Animal Hospitals since 1998. Her thoroughness, dedication and attention to every detail  make her a vital part of our team. Whether it is monitoring a post-surgical patient, accomodating an emergency by staying late or learning about a new treatment to be implemented in our hopsitals, Connie performs extremely well. Clients are often amazed at how well their pets relax while she is assisting the veterinarian. Connie is knowledgeable in all aspects of alternative and conventional animal care. She assists Dr. Maro extensively in Animal Chiropractic, NAET, Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture and Massage and Rehabilitative Therapy. Her dedication to learning makes Connie a fantastic source of information for our clients.

Megan Mackin, Licensed Veterinary Technician


Megan Mackin had been a client with her parents and 2 dogs for many years prior to attending the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh to obtain her degree as a Veterinary Technician. She joined the Ellwood Animal Hospital in September of 2006 as a staff member and has become proficient in handling hospitalized pet care, anesthetic monitoring and client education. Megan has made it her focus to assist in improving the quality of life of our patients, and educating clients in all of the aspects of care that our animal hospitals have to offer.  Under the direct supervision of Dr. Maro, Megan also performs most of our rehabilitative treatments, including myofascial and hydrotherapy. Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, Ian, and their daughter, Rylee. They have a Labrador Retriever named Shelby, and 2 cats, Austin and Ketis.

Pam Russin, MS, Senior Technician


Pam joined the Ellwood Animal Hospital in 2007 and has been an indispensable member of our team ever since. She has worked in the human health and veterinary fields for over 25 years and enjoys the rewards and challenges of working in the veterinary clinics. Behind the scenes, Pam maintains the tools of our trade by calibrating and updating our laboratory and anesthesia equipment, dental and radiology departments. She is extremely knowledgeable about many facets of pet care, in particular pet dental care. She loves educating clients and is caring, and compassionate for all the fur babies who stay for care, creating a home for them, while they are away from yours.  Pam shares her life with three cats, a dog, and a turtle.

Catie Eversole


Catie joined our staff in February 2009, as a veterinary assistant. Catie's desire to help animals and decrease their suffering led her to inquire about a position with the Ellwood Animal Hospital. Catie's duties include assisting the veterinary staff and technicians in treatments of hospitalized patients, performing laboratory diagnostics and assisting with post-op recovery of surgical patients. She is trained in Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, and performing CT scans at our Cranberry office. Catie also assists with physical therapy treatments and acupuncture cases, and can often be found working closely with clients at the front desk. In her free time, Catie enjoys spending time with her kids and her pets. She enjoys the outdoors and is continually reading and learning.

Sarah Sharpe

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Laura Turner

Laura began working for Ellwood Animal Hospital in 2003. She grew up taking care of animals on her family dairy farm, and now enjoys working to build a rapport with pet owners to improve their pets quality of life. Laura is a great fit at EAH because of her intense interest in alternative therapies and natural remedies. She enjoys reading, home improvement projects, and spending time with her husband and three children.  


Mary Kay M.


Mary Kay joined our team in 2016, and has had past experience working in both human and veterinary medicine prior to joining our staff. She has been breeding and showing bull terriers for the past 12 years, from which she has developed friendships with her fellow breeders and co-owners. Mary Kay has 2 bull terriers, Erma and her daughter Rizzo. Mary Kay enjoys spending time attending dog shows and hiking with her dogs. 

Amanda W.

Amanda started in 2017, and has a background in customer service and reception. She loves animals and always dreamed of working in a Vet's office. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know all of our furry clients and seeing the progress they make through treatments. Her best friends name is Wilbur, who is a Pug. 

Michelle S.


Michelle joined the Ellwood Animal staff in the spring of 2017, and has worked to make each of our client's experiences as easy and pleasant as possible. She has always had at least one pet, and currently has one cat, named Mango. Her husband says this is the perfect job for her because she can get her "fix" of animal time. Michelle enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and with her family and friends. 

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Janice Baker

Veterinary Assistants

Bekka Moore

Bekka started working at Ellwood Animal Hospital in 2016 as a certified veterinary assistant. She enjoys helping our patients in the underwater treadmill and is a key member for our rehabilitative services. Bekka has 2 tabby cats, and a Border Collie/German Shepard mix. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, friends, and pets.

Alexis Cameron

Alexis began working with the offices in 2016. She is a certified veterinary assistant. She enjoys spending time with her family, daughter and pets, when not working.

Sierra Higby


Sierra started working at all of our offices in May of 2018 as a veterinary assistant. She currently attends Penn State University for Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences & Equine Sciences with hopes of becoming a veterinarian in the future. She is an avid participant in local rodeos and barrel races and enjoys trail riding with her horse, Danny. 

Max Lewis


Max joined the staff in May 2018 as a veterinary assistant. He is currently attending Penn StateUniversity for Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences with hopes of attending veterinary school after graduation. Max enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as his three dogs, Moe, Kona, Rosie, and his cat, Noah. 

Lucia DeChurch

Bill Brant

Drs. Anléu, Jones, Maro, Carver, and Brown want to wish you and your family a safe, fun-filled summer. We are here to help you keep your pet parasite and Lyme disease-free.

"[We] would like to thank you all and Dr. Jones for the great presentation today! He was very informative and so willing to answer everyone's questions! Gee, we had him talking for almost 2 & 1/2 hours! Everyone learned and his presentation was extremely well received! If your office would ever like to collaborate again, please let me know! Thank you very much!"
Renee Lauer, President
The Bichon Frise Club of Western Pennsylvania


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