Meet Our Staff

Veterinary Doctors

Dr. Bob Cohen

Bob Cohen

Dr. Bob 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 practiced in Georgia, Maine, Connecticut, and Massachusetts before moving to Pennsylvania in 1994. Along with 14 years of experience in companion animal practice, he brings extensive experience in emergency and critical care medicine and surgery gained from 22 years as an Emergency Clinician in specialty and referral practices.  Dr. Cohen has special interests in surgery (including orthopedics and dental/oral surgery), and serves as the Medical Director at the practice.

Dr. Katie Kalp

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 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 special interests in Internal Medicine and Neurology. 

Dr. Danielle Forwood

Danielle  Forwood

Dr. Danielle Forwood graduated from Penn State University in 2012 with a degree and Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences. After a year of working as a veterinary assistant, she went on to attend veterinary school at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2017. She then returned to State College and worked for a year at All Creatures Veterinary Care before joining the team at Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital in June of 2018. Dr. Forwood has special interests in small mammal medicine, pain management, surgery, and preventative care. 

Veterinary Technicians

Sara

Sara

Sara is a veterinary surgeon from Barcelona. She graduated in 2008 and has been working in emergency hospitals ever since. She has great experience in emergency, internal and feline medicine and special interest in canine and feline dermatology. She pursued a postgraduate study becoming a General Practitioner in Dermatology by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS). She is practicing with us as a technician while her husband finishes his Post Doctoral Study at Penn State University. In her free time she loves to hike, cook and spend time at Centre County Paws where she volunteers.

Nick

Nick

Nick attended the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburg, PA and graduated in 2014. He joined the Mt. Nittany Veterinary Hospital team in December 2016 and has since received his Level 1 Fear Free Certification and is currently working toward Level 2. Nick has a special interest in animal behavior and takes pleasure in making your pets have an enjoyable experience here at MNVH.

Assistants

Megan

Megan

Megan joined the Mt. Nittany team in November 2017. She graduated from Penn State University in May 2018 with a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science. She is an aspiring veterinary technician who has a passion for keeping your four-legged family members healthy and happy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and photography.  

Pet Grooming

Nancy
Head Groomer

Nancy

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. 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.

 

Tina

Tina

Tina joined our Mt. Nittany grooming team in January of 2012 as our grooming assistant. Her special interest in grooming pushed her to continue her on the job training and she became a groomer in 2014. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her son and daughter. 

Angelee
Bather/Assistant

Angelee

Angelee joined the Mt. Nittany grooming team in October 2018. She is originally from Bellwood, PA and currently lives here in State College. When she isn't helping make your furry family members look and smell their best she enjoys spending time with her family and pets.

Kennel

Mary, Kennel Manager

Mary, Kennel Manager

Mary graduated from Penn State University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in human development and a minor in kinesiology. After graduation she decided to pursue her love for animals and joined the MNVH team. Mary also has 10 years of experience working in a doggy daycare. Animals are her biggest passion in life and she loves being able to work with them every day. While working at MNVH Mary also received her Fear Free Certification. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends enjoying life to the fullest.

Katie

Katie is originally from the Harrisburg area and is living in State College while she attends Penn State University. Katie is majoring in Digital and Point Journalism with minors in English and Planetary Science and Astronomy. She has a variety of pets at home which includes 2 cats, a rat, a mouse and a chinchilla. When Katie isn't in class or working she enjoys reading from her collection of over 1,100 books. 

Gaby

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Marisa

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Deann

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Selina

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Caitlyn

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Kya

Kya

Kya is a 2018 graduate from Bald Eagle Area High School. She is currently attending South Hills School of Business and Technology for her business management degree. Kya has over 10 years of handling and training show dogs for a number of people. When she is not working and or studying she enjoys going on backpacking trips, along with relaxing with her animals. 

Michael

Michael

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