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Kathryn Elizabeth Kropp, VMD,
Dr. Kropp is a native of Tamaqua. She graduated in 1988 from Tamaqua Area High School and went on to complete a BS in Animal Bioscience from Penn State University. She earned her veterinary degree in 1995 from the University of Pennsylvania. After working in two other small animal practices for several years, she returned to the Tamaqua area and founded Companion Animal Hospital of Tamaqua in 2002.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Kropp resides with her husband Michael, son Peter, Jack Russell terriers William and Chip, two horses, two cats, many tropical fish, and goldfish. She enjoys horseback riding and eventing, biking, reading, music, gardening and all outdoor activities.
Trudy Maue, DVM
Dr. Maue joined the practice in August 2014. She graduated from Virginia-Maryland School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She has worked in several small animal hospitals in Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania since graduating.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking and walking the family Labrador Retriever.
Jenn became a hospital team member in 2010 working as a veterinary assistant. She came to the hospital with no previous medical training but has gained experience and knowledge very quickly. When she is not working at the hospital, Jenn enjoys spending time with her husband Jimi, daughter Hannah, adorable Havanese Tobbie, pug mix Eloise and two cats.
Justin has been working at the hospital as a General Assistant and Kennel Worker since 2008.
Justin is always willing to lend a hand wherever he is needed and has been a great help to the hospital. He has a Basset Hound named Priscilla. Justin is a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loves to watch movies.
Charlene joined the team in September 2010 as a receptionist. She was previously an elementary school teacher, but she wasn't ready to slow down when she retired from teaching a few years ago. She now keeps everyone in line in our front office and often bakes for us. Her son Justin had been part of our summer student staff the past several years when on break from college. Charlene has an English Springer spaniel named Lisbeth.
Mike has been a part of the hospital since it's first inception. He works primarily behind the scenes, helping wherever we need him. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family, vacationing at the shore, fishing, biking and outdoor activities
Chandel graduated from Johnson College with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She has two dogs- a yellow lab named Jersey and a Schitzu puppy named Chase. Chandel enjoys reading and outdoor activities when she is not working at the hospital.
Brittany is a recent addition to our hospital team. She is a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School. She also completed a certification in marketing at North Schuylkill Technology Center where she was awarded with the honor of being the top VoTech student in both North and South Campus. Currently she is attending Penn Foster for a degree in Veterinary Technology. Her search for a canine companion in in progress.
Susan is our newest addition to our staff. She is a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School. Susan has an adorable Boston terrier/border collie mix named Sophie. She has been involved with animals since before she could walk and was an active participant in 4-H for ten years raising various livestock animals. Susan enjoys reading and outdoor activities in her spare time.
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