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. Over the years, she has owned a cat, two dogs, three guinea pigs and a gecko.
Veterinary medicine is a second career for Dr. Proctor. For over 20 years, he owned and managed his family’s Massachusetts dairy farm. In 2016, he graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and began practicing large animal medicine in Gap. In 2020, he made the switch to companion animal medicine and joined Honey Brook Animal Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys doing crosswords and jigsaw puzzles. He and his wife and daughter have 2 dogs, Jersey and Clover.
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. Over the years, Dr. Frankel has had many pets ranging from cats and dogs to skinks, snakes and a cow named Blossom.
Danielle has been in the animal care world for over 20 years. She spent many years with the Humane League of Lancaster County as the kennel manager, Humane Officer, and Director of Operations. Along the way she has had many pet cats,dogs,at least one guinea pig, and 2 goats.
Stacey began at Honey Brook Animal Hospital as a client. Once her three daughters were all in school, she joined us as a veterinary nurse and receptionist. After a short time with the National Park Service and the USPS, she has rejoined us as a full time Veterinary Nurse. Stacey’s pets include cats, dogs, and rats.
Kaitlyn is a Certified Veterinary Assistant who graduated from Garden Spot High School and the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center. She spent some time at the Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue facility. Kaitlyn came to us in 2020 from her customer service position at a local grocery store, and is the proud owner of a bearded dragon lizard.
Eric is our most recent addition to the Nursing staff. After a year with Pet Valu, Eric enrolled in Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technology program and hopes to earn his degree in 2023. His goal is to then become certified as a Veterinary Technician. Eric and his wife have a young German Shepherd, Kovu.
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. In the past she has managed horse farms and worked at an equine practice before joining Honey Brook Animal Hospital. Colleen, her husband, and two daughters have 2 dogs, 4 cats, and 3 horses.
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 several dogs and cats.
Katie, who has a degree in Fine Arts, is a trained jeweler who has always enjoyed interaction with clients. We found her through her husband who works for Zoetis. Not only has she been a cheerful and welcoming addition to our reception staff, she has been helping us spruce up and decorate the office.
Jill is no stranger to veterinary medicine having worked in a practice many years ago. In 2017, Jill became our administrative assistant. She does our bookkeeping and tries to keep Melissa organized!