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728 Lawrence Avenue Ellwood City, PA 16117


Cynthia Maro, DVM, CVA, CAC, VMRT
Dr. Cindy Maro graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.  She practiced emergency veterinary medicine and surgery for several years, prior to becoming certified in several alternative modalities. She has continued her studies in integrative veterinary care, incorporating Fear-Free techniques in her efforts to decrease suffering and improve the lives of her patients and owners.  Her advanced studies include dentistry, nutrition, acupuncture, animal chiropractic, rehabilitative, myofascial and physical therapies, prolotherapy, Veterinary NAET, animal massage, herbology, homeopathy, Bach Flowers and essential oils.  She is a member of the AVMA, AHVMA, AAVA, IVAS, AVCA and served on the Board of the AVCA. She has spoken at several conferences and veterinary colleges in integrative care, and has written for many professional and client publications. She is dedicated to community service and is a strong proponent of career shadowing, mentoring, and school, playground and community programs throughout her years in practice.  She sees patients for medical, surgical, dental and complementary care at all three of our locations - Ellwood and Chippewa Animal Hospitals and Cranberry Holistic Pet Care.  Currently, she is seeing all integrative, new patients within the practices. Her pets include a rescue Labrador, named Lollipop, and 2 Burmese cats, Izzy and Jupiter.

Annette Anléu, DVM

Dr. Annette Anléu became interested in the veterinary profession, because of her love of animals. She worked with a local veterinarian in Louisiana while still in high school. She went on to pursue a degree in Animal Science, earning a BS in Agriculture, followed by her DVM in 2002.

She joined the Ellwood Animal Hospital staff in 2002; since that time, she has formed many long-term relationships with staff and pet owners in our community. In addition to enjoying working with our team, her most rewarding experiences treating pets in our facility include diagnosing and treating pets with chronic illnesses and aging diseases, and then using her skills to return pets to their former quality of life.


Dr. Anléu treats pet dogs, cats, ferrets and other pocket pets. She performs dozens of imaging techniques each week, including digital radiography and diagnostic ultrasound and echocardiography.

Currently, Dr. Anléu performs ultrasound services at the Ellwood Animal Hospital. Drs. Maro and Anléu often coordinate patient care, utilizing imaging techniqes and alternative services to monitor and treat cancer and internal medicine cases. This teamwork gives pet owners more options for their pets' care. Dr. Anléu studied veterinary spinal manipulation at the Healing Oasis post-graduate program in Wisconsin with Dr. Pedro Rivera and is certified in VSMT for the treatment of animal chiropractic subluxations.  In her free time, Dr. Anléu spends time with her family and friends and her 2 cats, and she enjoys the outdoors, working out, swimming and working with her local YMCA.

Daniel Jones, DVM

Dr. Jones grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania with pet birds, cats,tarantula,hedgehog,duck, rabbits and rodents. His background led him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. His undergraduate degree, a BS in Biology, is from the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown. He received his DVM from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. 

Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Jones worked in 2 Pittsburgh area practices. With 17 years experience and a strong western veterinary medical background, he joined our practice in his quest to improve animal health through integrative medicine and improved nutrition. He is currently studying eastern medicine, nutrition, and acupuncture. He has special interest in soft tissue surgery and treats small animal/pocket pet (ferrets, rabbits, rodents) medical, wellness care and dentistry.

​Alyssa Carver, DVM

Dr. Brian Poteet, MS, DVM, DACVR, DABSNM  

Dr. Brian Poteet, Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist, reads all our CT scans and studies and performs veterinary radiology consultations supporting our team. Dr. Poteet became a vital member of our team in July 2015.

Dr. Poteet attended Texas A&M University where he obtained his undergraduate degrees: an M.S. in Veterinary Physiology, followed by a DVM in 1991. He then completed a 3-year residency program in veterinary radiology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

He served as the Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas, from 1994 to 2009. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology, as well as by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine. He is a visiting professor of radiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University and is in adjunct faculty member of the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, Texas.

In addition to scientific publications, he has presented numerous presentations covering various topics including radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance imaging. His special interests include veterinary nuclear medicine and ultrasound.

Jennifer Hanson, DVM, DACVR and Idexx Telemedicine

Dr. Hanson received her DVM from Tufts University in 1989. After an internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and 2 years in small-animal practice, she returned to Tufts for her radiology residency. She became board certified and joined VDIC in 1995. Additional duties at VDIC included managing the quarterly newsletter and acting as the resident director for VDIC’s second resident, IDEXX’s own Kristy Barksdale-Kunz. She has published several peer-reviewed articles and spoken at local and national meetings. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, reading, crossword puzzles, white-water rafting, and otherwise enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Dr. Hanson and the Telemedicine consulting team offer support for cardiology department, which enables our team to reduce the cost of quality care and diagnostic monitoring of pets with heart disease. We perform EKG's, echocardiograms and Blood pressure monitoring with the expert interpretation, so your pet can receive the benefits of integrative care without the stress of traveling.

Practice Management Team

Bruce Hall, MBA

Bruce began working at the Ellwood Animal Hospital in 2001. He has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science degree from Slippery Rock University. Prior to working in veterinary medicine, Bruce worked in management & IT roles in local and international manufacturing. Bruce has a love for all animals and currently has 2 pet cats at home. As a practice manager, he works with clients and staff to optimize the pet care experience and the effectiveness of the clinics' service. In addition, he handles the human resources, finances, marketing, facilities, inventory and operations aspects of the business.

Connie Uber, Administrative Assistant

​Connie is our incredibly adept administrative assistant, who supports our entire team with billing and inventory management throughout our three locations. She was brought onto our team after expressing an interest in working at the clinic during a veterinary appointment. Her entire professional career had been spent as the right hand to a human hospital administrator. She works efficiently behind the scenes to help keep our offices running smoothly. She has three cats -  Paisley, Garfield, and Serena.

Veterinary Technicians
Connie Glavan, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Connie Glavan, LVT, has been an incredible asset to the Chippewa and Ellwood Animal Hospitals since 1998. Her thoroughness, dedication and attention to every detail  make her a vital part of our team. Whether it is monitoring a post-surgical patient, accomodating an emergency by staying late or learning about a new treatment to be implemented in our hopsitals, Connie performs extremely well. Clients are often amazed at how well their pets relax while she is assisting the veterinarian. Connie is knowledgeable in all aspects of alternative and conventional animal care. She assists Dr. Maro extensively in Animal Chiropractic, NAET, Applied Kinesiology, Acupuncture and Massage and Rehabilitative Therapy. Her dedication to learning makes Connie a fantastic source of information for our clients.

Megan Mackin, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Megan Mackin had been a client with her parents and 2 dogs for many years prior to attending the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh to obtain her degree as a Veterinary Technician. She joined the Ellwood Animal Hospital in September of 2006 as a staff member and has become proficient in handling hospitalized pet care, anesthetic monitoring and client education. Megan has made it her focus to assist in improving the quality of life of our patients, and educate clients in all of the aspects of care that our animal hospitals have to offer.  Under the direct supervision of Dr. Maro, Megan also performs most of our rehabilitative treatments, including myofascial and hydrotherapy.

Pam Russin, MS, Senior Technician


Pam joined the Ellwood Animal Hospital in 2007 and has been an indispensable member of our team ever since. She has worked in the human health and veterinary fields for over 25 years and enjoys the rewards and challenges of working in the veterinary clinics. Behind the scenes, Pam maintains the tools of our trade by calibrating and updating our laboratory and anesthesia equipment, dental and radiology departments. She is extremely knowledgeable about many facets of pet care, in particular pet dental care. She loves educating clients and is caring, and compassionate for all the fur babies who stay for care, creating a home for them, while they are away from yours.  Pam shares her life with three cats, a dog, and a turtle.

Catie Eversole
Catie joined our staff in February 2009, as a veterinary assistant. Catie's desire to help animals and decrease their suffering led her to inquire about a position with the Ellwood Animal Hospital. Catie's duties include assisting the veterinary staff and technicians in treatments of hospitalized patients, performing laboratory diagnostics and assisting with post-op recovery of surgical patients. Catie also assists with physical therapy treatments and acupuncture cases, and can often be found working closely with clients at the front desk. In her free time, Catie enjoys spending time with her family and her pets. She enjoys the outdoors and is continually reading and learning.

Sarah Sharpe

​Ashley M.


​Kari L.

Laura Turner


Lacey Grundler

Mary Kay M.

Mary Kay joined our team in 2016, and has had prior experience working in both human and veterinary medicine prior to joining our staff. She has been breeding and showing bull terriers for the past 10 years, from which she has developed friendships with her fellow breeders and co-owners. Mary Kay has 2 bull terriers, Erma and her daughter Rizzo.

Amanda W.

Jessica W.

Michelle S.


Bekka Moore

Alexis Cameron

Danielle Moore
Danielle has a background in nursing and human health, and joined the Ellwood Animal Hospital in 2016. She is pursuing studies as a veterinary technician while working as a veterinary assistant. Danielle has a yellow Labrador at home named Lucky. 

​Ariana C.

Jenna G.

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