Our Team

Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Jarrettsville Veterinary Center in Jarrettsville! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 410-692-6171 or email us to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!


Dara Ahrens, DVM

Dr. Ahrens has been a veterinarian at Jarrettsville Veterinary Center since 2018. She grew up in a small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and became fascinated with animals at a very young age. She graduated from Towson University with a degree in functional biology of animals, and received her veterinary degree from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine with a concentration in small animal medicine. When not taking care of patients at the clinic, she can be found riding her horse, out enjoying nature, or curled up with a good book.

Krista Magnifico, DVM

Krista Magnifico, DVM, is the owner of Jarrettsville Veterinary Center. She has been involved in veterinary medicine for 25 years and has worked in animal shelters as a volunteer. Dr. Magnifico earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and her Biology and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She provides a full range of medical care and surgery to the patients of Jarrettsville Veterinary Center. She has an interest in animal welfare and surgery including orthopedics. She is the founder of Pawbly.com which is designed to inform and empower people to allow them to take better care of their pets. She can be reached any time at krista@pawbly.com.

Karen Graf, DVM

Karen Graf, DVM has been a veterinarian at Jarrettsville Veterinary Center since 1996. She earned her Biology and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She is exceptionally dedicated to the clients at Jarrettsville Veterinary Center and has many of the same patients since they were puppies or kittens. A local native, Dr. Graf grew up working on a horse farm and riding horses. She lives with her husband, son, and their wonderful cats. Dr. Graf enjoys spending time with her family.

Tracy Morgan, DVM

Tracy Morgan, DVM, has been a veterinarian at Jarrettsville Veterinary Center since June 2008. Dr. Morgan earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She practices medicine and surgery at Jarrettsville Veterinary Center and has a special interest in dog behavior and is trained in ultrasonography. Dr. Morgan believes in exceptional client care and strives to improve the quality of all aspects of veterinary services. In her spare time, Dr. Morgan enjoys all types of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and running.


Dana Wenger

Dana has worked part-time as a veterinary technician at Jarrettsville Vet Center since 2016. In her spare time, Dana volunteers at the Humane Society of Harford County, Pets for Vets and is a board member on the Maryland Animal Cruelty & Animal Fighting Task Force. Dana has completed training through the ASPCA in Field Investigations & Response and has taken numerous law enforcement training courses on animal abuse investigations. Dana has 3 rescue dogs, a German Shepherd, a Shih Tzu and a terrier mix.

Michele Ozaeta

Michele Ozaeta is a Veterinary Technician at JVC. She graduated from Lancaster County Career and Technology Center in 2013 with an AVA designation. Before joining JVC, Michele worked at a few smaller animal hospitals where she got her start in her career. She adores getting to know all of our clients and their furbabies. She has 3 chihuahua mixes and one cat of her own. In her free time Michele enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and crafting.

Kate McKelvie

Kate is a reiki mastering offering animal reiki at the practice.  Kate and her husband are busy on their farm caring for their alpacas, llamas, chickens, two dogs and seven cats.  In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, gardening, reading and knitting.

Melissa Yandow

Melissa Yandow has worked at Jarrettsville Veterinary Center as a veterinary technician since 2007. In addition to her responsibilities as a technician, Melissa is an expert in our computer software program and meets with vendors regarding new products and sales. Before joining the Jarrettsville Veterinary Center staff, Melissa worked on horse farms for 15 years in positions such as breeding assistant, farm manager, and race horse groomer. In her free time Melissa thoroughly enjoys her small horse farm. She shares her home with 3 dogs, Katie, Shorty and Dexter, 2 horses Socks and Mark, and 4 barn cats, Foxy, Barney, Elvis and Beans.

Amanda Kasecamp

Amanda Kasecamp has worked at Jarrettsville Veterinary Center as a veterinary technician since May 2009. Amanda has 6 years of previous experience and is proficient in all aspects of her work. In addition to working full time, Amanda is attending college and would like to eventually go to veterinary school. She enjoys working as a technician, keeps the clinic atmosphere lively, and wants to meet all of Jarrettsville’s pets and their owners. Amanda lives with an American Bulldog, a Puggle, and four cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

Sami Tripp

Sami Tripp has been a veterinary technician at Jarrettsville Veterinary Center since August 2013. She received her Bachelors of Science in Zoo Science with a minor in Biology from Delaware Valley College and is currently working on becoming a registered Veterinary Technician. Sami is the Prescription Food Coordinator for JVC which entails managing the prescription food inventory and assisting clients with all food related questions. In her free time Sami enjoys working on craft projects and being outside exploring.

Colleen Soyk

Colleen has worked at Jarrettsville Vet since Sept. 2007. She currently works part-time and is a full-time mom to two boys. In her spare time she likes spending time with her family and being outside.

Laura Greene

Laura has been a part of the JVC team since October of 2016 as a veterinary technician, and on occasion she works as a receptionist. She is a graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Laura currently lives in Harford County with her husband, son and a beagle named “Bear.”

Laura Kyle

Laura has worked as a Veterinary Technician at Jarrettsville Vet since 2007. Laura comes from an animal welfare background where she developed a strong interest in animal behavior and a love of rescue, where she advocates for the misunderstood. Laura believes that the best relationships are built by understanding the crucial role that pet owners play in their dog’s happiness and fulfillment of their needs.

Laura shares her home with her husband, their three wild and crazy boys , four dogs, two cats, and flock of chickens. In her free time Laura enjoys hiking, pack walks, and spending time with her family.

Jennifer Sacks

Jen raised ducks and geese as a child and grew up with two terriers. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, and an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from the Community College of Baltimore County. Jen has been a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) since 2006. Jen currently lives with her rescued cats, as well as a pair of Toulouse Geese and a Muscovy duck. She is passionate about the topics of cat behavior, cat rescue, TNR, and spay/neuter advocacy. Jen’s hobbies include gardening and wildlife photography. She hopes to eventually earn a certification as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in the field of animal behavior.

Shannon Giertz

Shannon joined JVC in July 2018. She’s been in the veterinary field since 2005 when she started as receptionist at a small practice in Arizona. Her tech career officially started at the Harford County Humane Society shelter in 2017. She is a native of of Western New York and has lived in Florida, Arizona, Maryland and is currently a resident of Pennsylvania. Shannon attended college in NY in the field of biology/ psychology. She is recently married, a new homeowner and also just rescued a dog from Black Dog & Co rescue. In her free time she volunteers at her daughter’s school, church, as well as a local serve the hungry community. Her passions include hiking with her dog and family, reading, anything Harry Potter, date nights with her husband and she tries to get to the beach whenever she can.


Dawn Solesi-Gross

Dawn has been a receptionist at JVC since January 2017. Dawn holds a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Towson University and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland. Since joining our team, Dawn acts as a client and patient advocate in her role of communicating between our clients and our staff. A Harford County native, Dawn has raised her family in rural North Harford, which includes a husband, three children, and currently 2 small furry dogs who are often groomed at JVC!

Shelly Regars

Shelly is a part-time receptionist. She has been married for 25 years. She has a college-aged son and daughter. She works full time as a Program Director of a Preschool. Her hobbies include hiking, cooking, gardening and spending time with her dog, cats, and horses.

Abby Amoss

Abby has been at JVC since August of 2019 as a part time receptionist. She is a full-time student studying at Towson University for a degree in Secondary Education. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and friends, including her four-legged friends at home including a Labrador Retriever, a Chihuahua and two cats. You can also find her hiking outside when the weather is nice.

Angela Snider

Angela Snider, joined Jarrettsville Veterinary Center in 2012 as a weekend receptionist. During the week Angela is a medical assistant at Hunt Valley Laser & Skin Care Center. She has a passion for the older, unwanted animals in the shelters and abides by the phrase “Adopt, Don’t Shop”. The animals that Angela adopts are given a second life and you can tell they love and adore her with all their heart. Angela is a wife and mother of three, and In her spare time she enjoys reading and hanging out with her family.

Emily Scott

Emily Scott joined the JVC team in 2019. She is the mother of two children, as well as 3 cats, a dog, a bunny and a bearded dragon! She’d like to go to school to become a vet tech someday. Her eldest child is very musical and plays piano and ukulele. Her other one is obsessed with horses — she rides, and she also volunteers at her trainer’s farm, feeding horses and cleaning stalls. As a family they love to go hiking, kayaking, and camping, and of course they all love the beach. Emily’s favorite animal is the alpaca.


Rachel Dockery

Rachel Dockery has been a groomer in the Harford County area for 14 years and she loves her job. She started grooming right after she graduated from high school and plans to continue grooming as long she can. Rachel has a wonderful husband and daughter, and she also has 2 dogs and 2 horses.


Kaitlyn Knipe

Kaitlyn is currently our Kennel Manager and has been at JVC for 6 years. She is a former groomer and she is also cross-training as a vet tech. At home Kaitlyn has three dogs, a cat and a snake, as well as two wonderful children and a husband.

Britanny Isennock

Brittany Isennock joined the team at Jarrettsville Vet in 2019. She has worked as an Animal Caretaker for 3 years. She is currently training to be a Technician. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her family’s dog, a Labradoodle named Nala; crafting; going to the movies; and spending time with friends and family.

Tallin Pucher

Tallin joined the JVC team in July 2018 as a part-time kennel coordinator. She is a full-time student at Harford Community College, studying for her Associates Degree. When she completes her Associates Degree she plans to transfer to Towson University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Tallin is also a certified EMT and firefighter and volunteers for the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company. She was crowned Harford County’s Miss Fire Prevention in 2018. If she has any spare time(!), Tallin loves spending it with family and friends, including her dogs – a Saint Bernard and a Maremma (a type of livestock guardian dog) – her flock of hens, and her two cats. When she has any time off, you can find Tallin at the local beaches or flying off to Florida on a whim.