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Meet Our Veterinary Staff
DR. JEFFREY PAAVOLA
Dr. Paavola graduated from Ross University in 1985. He has been at Erie Animal Hospital ever since, working in the building he grew up in and growing the practice his father started in 1952. He spearheads the renovation and maintenance projects which have brightened and modernized the building over the past few years. Dr Jeff enjoys travelling, reading, volleyball, and golf.
DR. DIANE VENTRELLO
Dr. Ventrello graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. After practicing in Cincinnati OH for 4 years, she rejoined Erie Animal Hospital, having worked here during high school and college years. She takes special interest in feline medicine, behavior, and client education. Dr. Ventrello’s personal interests include pickleball, volleyball, racquetball, reading, beach glass collection and jewelry design, and free time with her 6 cats.
DR. BRIAN ULRICH
Dr. Ulrich graduated from Ohio State University in 2004. Erie Animal Hospital welcomed him back after graduation, appreciating his dedication and work ethic when he worked here prior to vet school. Dr. Ulrich’s professional interests lie in surgery and internal medicine. On a personal level, he enjoys reading, jogging, and spending time with family, friends, and his dog.
DR. RAYLENE HINELY-SCHROECK
Dr. Hinely-Schroeck graduated from Ohio State University in 1994. She rejoined Erie Animal Hospital in August of 2010. Her interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, dermatology, and ultrasound. In June 2011, she expanded her ultrasound skills in a week-long intensive course. Dr. Hinely’s outside interests include scrapbooking, creating and painting ceramics, time with her dog and cat, and camping.
DR. ASHLEY VAN SCOY
Dr. Van Scoy graduated from The Ohio State University in 2013. After working in Youngstown, Ohio for 2 years she joined Erie Animal Hospital in the fall of 2016. Her interests in veterinary medicine include wellness care, client education and surgery. Dr. Van Scoy's personal interests include reading, hiking, video games and spending time with her cat.
Patti is a Certified Veterinary Technician and Erie Animal Hospital’s head technician. She graduated from Harcum College in 1992 and has shared her skills here since November of that year. She especially enjoys endocrine cases, dentistry, recovery nutrition, emergency medicine, surgery, and anesthesia. Patti’s personal interests include crafts, exercise, personal training, and her young family and cat.
Jackie graduated from Gannon University with an Accounting degree in 1988. She serves as the Finance & Inventory Manager since January of 2017. Prior to this, she held various positions with Lord Corporation, United Way, Luden’s Financial Services and Millcreek Community Church. Jackie has attained Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Management Accountant designations. Her personal interests are spending time with family, watching her sons’ sporting events and visiting Presque Isle.
Holli has been a part of the hospital for many years and in different capacities. She has cats and a Sheltie. Her grandchildren are the objects of much of her attention and care giving.