Our Team

Nickie Fowler

Office Manager 

Nickie has worked at Keystone Vet Services for 18 years. During those years she has performed many jobs and has been able to help in all aspects of KVS. One of the things Nickie enjoys most about her job is the great  relationships and friendships she has been able to  establish with the pets and their owners.  Nickie and her family have 2 dogs, Knox the Saint Bernard and Gibby the Dachshund. When Nickie is not at work she is active in many booster organizations at her son's school. She enjoys watching sports especially, her son playing basketball and football. You can find her on any given day cheering on the University of Tennessee, Go Vols!!!

Susan Socol


Sue has been working at KVS for over 15 years. She has her own menagerie of cats at home, but also a dog, Albert (Bertie) the Boston Terrier. When she is not making sure that everybody gets an appointment when needed, Sue can be found in the Cat Café and the Sit and Stay Café in Indiana, connecting with friends and animal lovers.

Karen McClure


Karen has worked at Keystone Vet Services for approximately two years. Karen enjoys all aspects of her job at KVS, both clients and their pets. Karen and her husband have a very spoiled Pitbull Terrier, Molly. In her free time Karen enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Also she enjoys cheering for her grandchildren in their activities.

Katie Hanes

Lead Technician, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Katie is a licensed veterinary technician who joined the Keystone Veterinary Services team in April of 2023. Katie graduated from IMBC in Erie in 2021 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Katie's favorite part of veterinary medicine is the challenge of helping animals who can't tell us what is wrong with them. She currently resides in Marion Center with her fiancé Jaron, their three cats, Blackjack, Colbyjack, and Pepperjack and their Golden Retriever, Waylon. In her free time Katie enjoys reading and hiking.

Sarah Backus

Veterinary Technician

Sarah graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh, PA in 2012 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She started at Keystone Veterinary Services in April 2023 after moving to the area. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is getting to know the dogs and cats that come in every day. Sarah and her husband have a dog named Paisley and 4 cats, Stabler, Benson, Winifred and Herb. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets, photography and Pittsburgh Steelers football.

Haylee Shultz

Veterinary Assistant

Haylee is a student at Penn State New Kensington and is aspiring to become a veterinarian. She likes to improve the quality of life for all animals, and enjoys to see get patients better. In her spare time, Haylee enjoys spending time with friends, family and her three dogs Dee, Paige and Bo. 

Amelia Smeltzer

Veterinary Assistant

Amelia joined KVS in 2024. She loves dogs and cats, and also pigs, and enjoys working with the Fear Free method to make our patients' experience a positive one! Amelia has several dogs at home, and is pictured here with her dog Bo.

Jennifer Chronoski

Boarding Kennel Assistant

Jen has been working at KVS for many years and is responsible for keeping our boarding dogs clean, fed, watered, and exercised. Jen enjoys entertaining our guests to give them plenty of one-on-one time when they are away from home.

Diane Mogle


Diane joined the team in 2023, she has been coming to the practice for many years with her dog Sammy. She keeps our hospital in top notch sanitary condition, and saves our window orchids and other plants from a slow demise.