Dr. Christine Polaneczky
Dr. Polaneczky graduated from The University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She has particular interests in preventive medicine, geriatric medicine and reconstructive surgery. In her free time, Dr. P loves to spend time with her kitties Ben, Tilly, Mikey, Nanook, Elsa Marie, and Hamish as well as her wonderful family and friends. She also likes to wage war with those pesky weeds that attempt to take over her ever changing flower and vegetable gardens. She is always on the lookout for her next true crime podcast fix and she is just a bit obsessed with making greeting cards.
Dr. Marye Byrd
Dr. Byrd is our part-time veterinarian. She graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1989. Her major focus in practice is general medicine and soft tissue surgery, but she loves to see that all furry beings are healthy and happy! She has done relief and permanent part-time work at various hospitals in the area. After work, Dr. Byrd enjoys spending time with her new Rottie puppy, Lucas, family, friends, working with local non-profit agencies and her church youth group, and attending cultural activities.
Our Lead Veterinary Technician
Rachael has been in the position as a veterinary technician since 2009, and she has worked in the animal field since 2001. She has experience with not only cats, dogs, and small mammals, but has also worked with birds, reptiles, amphibians, and horses. Rachael loves meeting new furry friends at The Village Veterinarian as well as building long lasting relationships with clients and their pets. Rachael graduated from Shippensburg University of PA in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She continued her education to receive a Master of Science degree in 2009 with a concentration in biology. Rachael has five kitties at home, named Elle, Kitters, Penny, Guinness, and Meg, and she hopes to rescue a dog as soon as time allows. She loves spending time with her friends, family, and pets.
Samantha has been in the veterinary field since 2016 and joined the Village Veterinarian team in March 2018. She has worked closely with animals since 2013, allowing her to gain experience with dogs, cats, small mammals, and even pigs. Samantha began in a kennel atmosphere and has also worked with a local adoption and rescue team. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster College to become a certified veterinary technician. She has a particular interest in animal behavior and animal nutrition. Samantha has two pitbulls at home named Onyx and Migo. She enjoys spending time with her two children and always looks forward to taking summer vacations to Florida with her family.