Cynthia Maro, DVM, CVA, CAC, VMRT
Dr. Cindy Maro grew up on a farm and began working with veterinarians at an early age, gaining experience in caring for and treating numerous species, including horses, farm animals, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, rabbits, pigeons and more. She attended YSU for part of her undergraduate studies, majoring in Biology and Chemistry, and worked as a graduate teaching/research assistant. Upon completion of a BS in Agriculture/Animal Science, and DVM degree from Ohio State University, she worked in a mixed practice, splitting her time between visiting farms and working in the small animal clinic.
She founded the Ellwood Animal Hospital in 1987, College Hill Animal Clinic in 1988, Centre Animal Clinic in 1991, Chippewa Animal Hospital in 1998, and Cranberry Holistic Pet Care in 2015. Her continual efforts to offer compassionate care, health, hope and happiness to owners and their pets have brought culminated in the services we offer today.
She has spent 33 years learning and developing treatment integration plans which rely heavily on creating wellness and health through the use of therapeutic nutrition, animal chiropractic, TCVM, herbology, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, therapeutic massage, IASTM, essential oils, alternative cancer therapies, SANAWAVE, NanoVitalight, Laser therapy, NAET, Ozone Therapy, Prolotherapy, Stem Cell/PRP, and more.
Dr. Maro is a true visionary, and she has had profound and remarkable results with her unique approach to creating wellness.
From her earliest days practicing, she began volunteering at and helping the Beaver, Lawrence, and Butler County Humane Societies, 40 area schools with free programs, served on the Advisory Board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and founded several nursing home-pet visitation programs. She has trained and mentored thousands of students, veterinarians and local school children. She was the veterinary director and taught emergency medicine and surgical assisting at Median School, prior to it becoming the Veterinary Technical Institute.
Dr. Maro served for 5 years on the Board of Health and 5 years on the Board of AVCA. She has written for numerous publications, has been an expert witness in matters of veterinary health, and has been featured in Whole Dog Journal and on TV and radio programs throughout the Pittsburgh area.
Dr. Maro’s greatest enjoyment in practice is seeing owners’ hope and happiness restored when pets with “untreatable illnesses” respond to integrative care. Observing those extra days, years and months of quality time is truly a rewarding experience. In her free time, she enjoys reading, volunteering, listening to TED talks, watching comedies and historical films, exercising, Zumba, pilates, biking, hiking, gardening, spending time with her huge family, especially her kids, cats, and dog.
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, and 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 techniques 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.
Dr. Anléu sees pets at our Ellwood office.
Daniel Jones, DVM
Dr. Jones grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania with pet birds, cats, a tarantula, a hedgehog, a duck, rabbits, and rodents - a background that 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 treating small pocket pet (ferrets, rabbits, rodents) through wellness care and dentistry.
Dr. Jones sees pets at our Ellwood and Chippewa offices.
Alyssa Carver, DVM, MS, CCRP
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 is certified in rehabilitative therapy from the University of Tennessee and has extensive experience with the underwater treadmill, massage, and at home exercise programs. 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, Pennsylvania, 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 with her several pets. She has 6 pets; 2 dogs (Sasha and Oscar) and 4 cats (Charlee, Spike, Tuko, & Kee Kee).
Dr. Carver sees pets at all three of our offices.
Amanda Brown, DVM, CVA
Dr. Brown 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, Dr. Brown has developed a strong holistic healthcare perspective and practices integrative medicine.
Currently, Dr. Brown 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 and Sol, and an English Bulldog named Sage.
Dr. Brown sees pets at all three of our offices.
Practice Management Team:
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. As our team's practice manager, he works to integrate our 3 facilities, and improve the clients' and staff experience. A happy staff team help create an ideal client/pet experience. In addition, he oversees all recruiting efforts, human resources, finances, marketing, facility management, inventory, and operations. Bruce has a love for all animals and currently has 2 pet cats and a Labrador Retriever. Bruce enjoys biking, running, and trail running at North Park with his dog.
Connie Uber, Administrative Assistant
Connie is our incredibly adept administrative assistant, who supports our entire team with accounts payable, billing, financial office management, and inventory management for our three locations. She was brought onto our team, in 2013, after expressing an interest in working at the clinic during a veterinary appointment. She started her first job at 13 and loves being of service to others. Her entire professional career had been spent as the executive assistant to a hospital administrator, until retirement, when she became our hospital practice manager’s administrative assistant . She works efficiently behind the scenes to help keep our offices running smoothly.
Outside of work, she volunteers as a dog walker at the Lawrence County Humane Society on weekends. She enjoys spending time with her husband and grandchildren, food sampling, sharing times with friends, and shopping. She has a Shih Tzu, Lucy, and three cats, Paisley, Garfield, and Serena. In her own words: “I love the animals, enjoy working with my co-workers, and contributing in a small way to an important service”.
Sarah Cote, Human Resources and Training Manager
Sarah Cote is our Human Resources, hiring and training manager for all 3 of our family of integrative veterinary offices. She is a graduate of Geneva College with a B.S. in Human Resource Management. Originally, Sarah visited our Cranberry office with her childhood pet, Bailey, who was negatively impacted by a myriad of geriatric health disorders which had increased in severity and had ceased responding well to conventional care. She was impressed by Bailey’s progress under Dr. Maro’s care.
The favorite part of her job is interacting with clients and their pets to address concerns and ensure they have a positive experience at every office visit.
Sarah and her husband, James, have two dogs, Pedroia, a Boxer/Lab Mix, and Arlo, a Puggle pup. She enjoys exploring the city of Pittsburgh, trying new restaurants, traveling, and watching her dogs chase ducks at the Southside boat landing.
Connie G, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Connie Glavan, LVT, has been an incredible asset to the Chippewa and Ellwood Animal Hospitals since 1998, and helped open and establish the Cranberry Holistic Pet Care Facility. Her thoroughness, dedication and attention to every detail make her a vital part of our team.
Whether it is monitoring a post-surgical patient, accommodating an emergency by staying late or learning about a new treatment to be implemented in our hospitals, 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.
Connie places your pets’ well-being, safety and veterinary care over all else in importance and treats each of patients as she would her own. She enjoys educating owners on their pet’s in home care.
She loves to trail ride with friends and her horses Winchester, a Quarter Horse and Charger, a Mustang,, hang out with her dogs, Sig, a Pit Bull mix and Nelly, a Presa Canario, loves nature and outdoor activities, and explore new places.
Megan M, 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 R, MS, Senior Technician
Pam joined Ellwood Animal Hospital in 2007 and has been an indispensable member of our team ever since. She had previously worked in the human health, dentistry and veterinary fields for over 30 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, and works closely in dental imaging and radiology departments.
Pam often helps new veterinarians and interns get on-boarded with the team, helping them navigate all aspects of integrative care and getting to know our clients. She is extremely knowledgeable about many facets of veterinary care for domestic and exotic species, and has a great depth of knowledge and skill in pet dental care. She loves educating clients and is caring and compassionate for all the fur babies who stay for the day or overnight care, creating a home for them, while they are away from yours.
Pam shares her life with her three cats, a dog, and a turtle.
Catie E, Technician
Catie joined our staff in February 2009 with an incredible work ethic. Catie's desire to help animals and decrease their suffering led her to inquire about a position with the Ellwood Animal Hospital, and she plays a key role on our support team, working in all three offices.
Her duties include assisting the veterinarians in treatments of hospitalized patients, performing laboratory diagnostics, radiology, and assisting with post-op recovery of surgical patients. She has worked diligently to advance her career and taken on many duties through her advanced studies. Catie is trained in processing patient samples for Regenerative medicine, Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma, and operating the CT scanner at our Cranberry office. She also operates our Ozone therapy equipment and assists with physical therapy treatments and acupuncture cases, and can often be found working closely with clients at the front desk.
Catie is dedicated to her family and enjoys spending time with her kids (she’s the soccer mom, cheer mom, baseball mom, basketball mom and whatever activities her kids sign up for) and in human Mom to her pet, dog , Max, a Rottweiler/Shepherd mix. She enjoys the outdoors and is continually reading and learning.
Ashley M, Technician
Ashley joined our practice with over 13 years of experience as a veterinary technician. She enjoys caring for hospitalized patients, providing in clinic therapies, including rehabilitative therapies, cancer treatments and assisting in surgery and ultrasound diagnostics.
She has many pets that include dogs, cats and rabbits. Her free time is spent with her family and pets. Her favorite breed is the German Shorthaired Pointer, and she and her husband raise and breed Pointers. Her favorite pet is her paralytic cat named “Lt. Dan.”
Laura T, Technician
Laura began working with Dr. Maro at the Ellwood Animal Hospital in 2003. She is one of a handful of staff members that we have hired on the spot, because she was such a wonderful fit for our team. She truly is the epitome of "calm under pressure". Her skillset and knowledge base continue to grow, and she handles everything from assisting with surgery, anesthesia monitoring, diagnostic testing and x-rays to working closely with integrative patient care and oncology. She grew up taking care of animals on her family’s dairy farm, and now enjoys working to build a rapport with pet owners to improve their pets quality of life.
Laura is a great asset for our clinics because of her intense interest in alternative therapies and natural remedies. She believes in limiting vaccines to those necessary, having a good foundation with a healthy whole food diet for humans and animals and in maintaining wellness through getting outdoors and staying active.
Outside of work, she enjoys reading, home improvement projects, and spending time with her husband and three children.
Kayla M, Technician
Kayla, a veterinary technician who attended Veterinary Technician Institute in Pittsburgh, and has been a great asset to our nursing care team and physical therapy programs in all 3 of our offices. She grew up on a farm and has always had a connection with animals. She particularly enjoyed feeding the goats and cuddling with the baby Holstein and Jersey calves for a nap, as a child. She cannot recall a time when her family did not have a few dogs and a cat around the farm. Kayla was responsible for all the pets’ and cattle feedings, which instilled good husbandry practices and a great sense of responsibility for animal life.
She believes this gave her the passion she has for animals today. She enjoys seeing the progress pets make through physical therapy and rehabilitation and is always willing to jump into the water tank to assist the doctors with the hydrotherapy program.
In her spare time, Kayla enjoys nature trails with her Siberian Husky, Mishka.
Bri B, Technician
Janice B, Receptionist
Janice joined the team because she is an avid pet lover, and is a lifetime dog owner. Her first “adult” decision, after moving out of her parents’ home, was to get a Samoyed named Bear. After 10 years of working at the front desk of a busy human internal medical practice, she decided that she could help more people by helping them help their pets. Janice loves meeting your new pet patients, especially the ones who afraid of visiting the veterinary office or are shy. Her goal is to get them to warm up to her, before having their visit, so their anxiety is decreased. She often leaves her desk to greet the pets and owners, creating warmth and safety as the first experience.
She is originally from Michigan, and moved to the area over 20 years ago. Janice enjoys spending time with her devoted husband and 3 beautiful daughters, and has 2 handsome dogs: Luther, aged 7 a German Shepherd mix, and Moose, a 1 year old German Shepherd.
Carolyn M, Receptionist
Angela R, Receptionist
Connie B, Receptionist
An avid cat lover, Connie and her husband have been long-time clients at Cranberry Holistic Pet Care. After conventional veterinary treatment failed her cat with a thyroid condition, and another cat with digestive issues, Connie sought alternative options. Her pets responded well to integrative care, and led happier, longer lives than originally anticipated. After seeing how well her pets responded, she became interested in working in the veterinary field. Upon retirement from her position as an accounting manager at a prominent Pittsburgh law firm, she began her training as a CSR at our front desk. Connie assists clients at the Ellwood Animal Hospital and Cranberry Holistic Pet Care.
In her spare time, Connie, manages operations of the Prime Stage Theatre Company, which performs at the Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh. Connie loves animals and enjoys meeting the clients, patients, and seeing the fantastic work the doctors and technicians accomplish each day. During her days off, she enjoys sleeping in, watching movies, and spending time with her husband, and her cat, Charlie.
Kaitlyn M, Veterinary Assistant
Sierra is a pre-vet student who began working in our offices as a student observer and was hired 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.
Jakki G, Veterinary Assistant
Bri B, Veterinary Assistant