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Melissa Detrick, BS, Owner/Administrator

     Melissa was raised on a dairy farm in Massachusetts.  She graduated from Penn State in 1986 with a BS in Dairy Production. Except for one year, Melissa has been with us since October 1986, first as a veterinary assistant, technician, practice manager and then managing partner. In 2014, she became sole owner of Honey Brook Animal Hospital. Currently, she is working on her certification in Veterinary Practice Management. Over the years, she has owned a cat, two dogs, three guinea pigs and a gecko.

Hobbies

In her spare time, Melissa's therapy is baking, either alone or with her daughter; camping with her family; reading; or playing piano.

Edward Frankel, DVM, Veterinarian

     Dr. Frankel began his career with animals doing kennel work at the age of 15. He received his veterinary degree from Kansas State University in 1963. After practicing in Kentucky and Missouri for two years, he volunteered to serve in the Army from 1965-1966. He moved to PA and in 1972 came to Honey Brook and became the owner of Honey Brook Animal Hospital. Dr. Frankel currently serves on the Wildlife Rehabilitation Council of the PA Game Commission and the board of directors of the Honey Brook Borough Skateboard Park. Over the years, Dr. Frankel has had many pets ranging from cats and dogs to skinks, snakes and a cow named Blossom.

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Jennifer Collins, DVM, Veterinarian

     Dr. Collins is a graduate of Penn State University and Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Throughout high school and college, she volunteered at the Animal Rescue League, worked as a vet tech at a large animal hospital, and as a tech and receptionist at the Berks Animal Emergency Clinic. She started shadowing at Honey Brook Animal Hospital while still at Penn State. She then worked as a veterinary nurse for about a year before heading to Kansas State and veterinary school. She continued to come back to do externships and ultimately joined our team in September 2014. She enjoys spending time with family and her cat.

Dr. Collins' faves

Dr. Collins loves to play racquetball and is particularly fond of cheese, cooking, reading, and the color blue!

Noreen, Office Coordinator

Noreen has spent more than 25 years in veterinary practices in the Philadelphia area. She has done everything from kennel work to assisting the veterinarian to now an office coordinator. Noreen is the proud owner of 5 dogs and 2 cats.

Noreen's favorites

Some of Noreen's favorites: her grandchildren; chocolate; a very specific type of pen; and keeping Drs. Frankel and Collins in line.

Colleen, Office Coordinator

A graduate of Immaculata University with a B.S. in Biology, Colleen has been with us several years as a receptionist, veterinary assistant and office coordinator. She is an avid horse lover. She's managed horse farms and worked at an equine practice before she came to us. Colleen has two daughters, Emma-Leigh and Abigail. She also has a dog, 4 cats, and a horse.

Fun facts about Colleen

Colleen loves to be outdoors riding, hiking, or playing with her girls. She has a love of pun-ny jokes. The "worse" they are, the better she likes them!

Jessica Ink, AS, Veterinary Nurse

Jess was born and raised in Lancaster County, PA, and graduated from Garden Spot High School. In 2014, she earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Harcum College. She started working at Honey Brook Animal Hospital in 2015. She enjoys working with a variety of different patients and cases and loves being able to work with animals all day.

Jess's hobbies

In her spare time, Jess enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She likes being outside and spending time at the beach or in the mountains. She is also a proud owner of Dixie, a mixed breed she adopted as a puppy.

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Amanda Thomas, Veterinary Assistant

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Cathy, Maintenance

"Clean Cathy" has been with us since 2009. When she is not scrubbing our hospital, she gives riding lessons at her stable, Grey Forest Acres, and enjoys fishing with her husband. Cathy has horses, cats, dogs and a turtle.

Cathy's hobby

When Cathy is not working or tending to her horses, one of her hobbies is photography.