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 email@example.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 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 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 has been a veterinary technician at Jarrettsville Veterinary Center since 1997. She works mostly in the evenings in the areas of exam, treatment, and kennel. Kate is known for her endless compassion and multiple talents. She often rescues animals, including orphaned kittens, and is referred to as the “cat whisperer.” Kate has 8 years experience volunteering and working at Animal Rescue, Inc. and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography. In addition, Kate is a Reiki Master and practices animal reiki. When she is not at work, Kate is busy on her farm with her husband, breeding and showing alpacas, and caring for horses, llamas, chickens, five dogs, and seven cats. In her free time she enjoys hiking, knitting, and reading.
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.
Laura Kyle is a veterinary technician and behavior consultant who has worked at Jarrettsville Veterinary Center since 2007. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2002 and has been a shelter manager and animal care supervisor for Harford County. In addition to her technical duties, Laura oversees the care of No Kill Harford dogs in our hospital and helps our clients understand and solve their pets’ behavior issues. Laura lives with her husband and is the pack leader of 5 American Pit Bull Terriers, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and a Chihuahua. Laura is working toward becoming a registered veterinary technician and enjoys hiking.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.