Category Archives: Community Leaders

Happy Birthday Terri Heck!

Career Day MMS Terri Heck, CVT, started with the practice in 1984 as a veterinary technician. She enjoys all facets of veterinary medicine with an emphasis on diagnostics and wellness. Terri is very involved locally with Search and Rescue and Criminal investigation with her K9 partner “Merit”. They, along with teammates husband Jim and K9 “Apache”, answer ~70 search calls a year for area law enforcement. They lecture and assist with bloodhound/handler training across the country and have had the pleasure of working with teams from Brazil, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland They also provide the community with over 80 programs each year with an emphasis on safety, community involvement and responsible pet ownership. Terri also teaches as a guest educator at Penn State and Alvernia Universities illustrating the human-animal connection.

Meet Winding Hill Vet’s Kelsey Evans!

Winding Hill Kelsey with shark
  • Where are you originally from?
    • Mechanicsburg Pa
  • How long have you been at the Hospital?
    • About 8 years
  • Where did you/do you go to school?
    • I went to college at Delaware Valley College
  • Describe your role in the area pet community?
    • I work as a Veterinary Assistant
  • What would you say is the most important impact that our hospital has?
    • I believe that our hospital provides happiness and reliability. Our clients can be sure their pet is given the best care by people who do truly care about every individual animal. I treat every pet as i would treat my own pets, and i believe that makes an impact on the animals and our clients.
  • What would you say was the one greatest pet related, community accomplishment that you have had?
    • I honestly believe stray animals find me, instead of me finding them. I love to help reunite pets and their families.
  • At what point in your life did you realize that you had such a deep connection with pets?
    • I grew up knowing that I wanted to help improve the lives of animals. I can never leave an animal in need when i know i can help them. It has never been a choice for me, it was always just what i had to do. There is no greater joy for me.
  • List your pets and names throughout the years (including childhood ones):
    • (Cats): Spike, Fauna, Abby, Casper, Gizmo, Fritz, Sophie, Foster, Stella, Chubbs, and Bim. (Dogs): Bella and Yukon (Horses): Strawberry, Eve, Lissy, Newt, Quick, and Kahlua. And i had many fish as a child.
  • What kind of food do you feed your pets?
    • The cats get Purina, and the dogs get Science Diet.
  • What is your favorite movie?
    • I have a ton, but the first one that comes to mind is Ace Ventura Pet Detective.
  • What kind of music do you like?
    • I love all kinds of music, im open to anything. Recently though i am becoming a fan of electronic music like techo. It’s easy to dance to.
  • What was the last book that you read?
    • I am currently reading ‘The Man Who Rode Sharks’. I am a shark fanatic so it is interesting to me.
  • What is your favorite TV show?
    • My guilty pleasure is ‘Say Yes to the Dress’, but id say it’s an even tie with ‘Lost’
  • Where was your last vacation?
    • Cozumel Mexico. I got to SCUBA dive for the first time there and it was amazing!
  • What is your favorite restaurant?
    • Food is my second favorite topic after animals. I love so many i simply cannot pick a favorite.
  • Describe your perfect sandwich
    • Fried chicken dipped in hot sauce, covered in pepper jack cheese, with an over easy egg, lettuce and fried jalapenos.
  • If you could meet with anyone in the world, who would it be?
    • My moms father. He passed away when my mom was 15 so i never got to meet him, but she always says we would have been close.
  • Other personal facts or hobbies that you think might be interesting: This past summer i interned at the Bimini Biological Field Station (Also known as the Shark Lab), in Bimini Bahamas. I assisted with shark research and education for two months, which turned out to be the best experience of my life this far.