Meet Our Staff
Dr. Bob Cohen
Dr. Bob Cohen joined the clinical staff at Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital in December 2008, bringing extensive experience in emergency and critical care medicine and surgery gained from 22 years as an Emergency Clinician in specialty and referral practices. His background also includes four years of teaching veterinary emergency medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, MA.
Dr. Cohen received his education at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, completing his undergraduate degree in Zoology in 1977 and his DVM at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. Dr. Cohen has practiced in Georgia, Maine, Connecticut, and Massachusetts before moving to Pennsylvania in 1994. He lives outside of State College with his wife, Bonnie, and two cats, Ted and Isaac. When not practicing, he is a long-distance runner, avid motorcyclist, and holds a commercial pilots license.
Dr. Sara Haus
Dr. Sara Haus completed her undergraduate studies at Penn State University in 2006. She then earned her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Following graduation, she lived and practiced in Wellsboro, PA until joining the team at Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital in April of 2018. Dr. Haus enjoys the varied caseload of general practice, but has special interests in surgery and dentistry.
When she is not practicing, she enjoys spending time outdoors, as well as exploring her creative side through painting and quilting. She shares her home with her husband, 2 dogs, 4 cats, and some fish.
Dr. Katie Kalp
Dr. Katie Kalp started her veterinary career at the Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital, working as a Veterinary Assistant during her undergraduate years at Penn State University. She graduated in December, 2002 with a double major in Biology and Animal Bioscience and then earned her DVM at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Following graduation, she completed a one-year Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, NC, before coming back to State College in 2008 to join the team at Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Kalp has interests in Internal Medicine and Neurology. When she’s not practicing, she’s a huge sports fan and particularly enjoys following baseball, college football, and hockey. She is also an avid reader. Dr. Kalp enjoys living in State College with her two dogs and two cats.
Dr. Laura Pollock
Dr. Laura Pollock joined Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital in 2017. A Pennsylvania native, she completed her undergraduate studies at Clemson University in South Carolina before earning her DVM with Distinction from Cornell University in 2013. Dr. Pollock has a particular interest in cardiology, dentistry, geriatrics, and pain management. She further advanced her pain management skills by achieving certification in veterinary medical acupuncture from the CuraCore Integrative Medicine and Education Center in 2015. Most recently she is pursuing certification in veterinary spinal manipulative therapy from the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre in Ontario, Canada, which she will complete in early 2017.
Dr. Pollock lives outside State College with her husband and a houseful of pets including 2 Italian greyhounds, a horse, a cat, a snake, a tarantula, and a betta fish. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and fitness.
Autumn joined the team at Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital in November, 2017. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in December, 2015 with an Associates Degree in Specialized Technology. Autumn became a Certified Veterinary Technician after passing her State Boards in August, 2016. Autumn has a special interest in small animal dermatology and loves spending time with her two dogs, Muffin and Chanel.
Marissa is a new resident of Pennsylvania, moving here last summer with her fiance’, Dan, and her cat, Ollie. Marissa attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated from the Veterinary Technology Associates program in 2016. She then passed her Boards to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Marissa enjoys working with a variety of animals, and is especially fond of cats!
Nancy Hastings was first hired by Mt. Nittany as a receptionist. In 1993, after several years helping clients at the front desk, Nancy took the plunge into grooming. She’s happy to report that Mt. Nittany Grooming has continued to grow ever since. Nancy has lived in the State College area most of her life and now resides in Pleasant Gap with her son, Jason, who is her pride and joy! When she’s not in a room full of dog hair and running dryers, Nancy enjoys the peace and quiet of gardening and spending time with her family.
Pet Store Manager
Andrea joined Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist in December 2008. A native of Texas, she also lived in California and Rhode Island before settling in the State College area and has made this her home, along with her husband, their four children, cat and four dogs. Having spent many years in office management before joining the Mt. Nittany team, she fell in love with working with the animals and clients here at Mt. Nittany and realized that this is her calling. If you're looking for just the right type of food, treat, toy, or other item for your special pet, Andrea will be pleased to help you find it! In her spare time Andrea enjoys traveling and spending time with her family all across the U.S. Please stop in and say hi to Andrea the next time you're in the neighborhood.