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Ms. Jessica C. Bermudez was born and raised in Mt. Holly, NJ and although she is not a Philly native she loves the city and the clientele she serves. “Philadelphia always gets the rep as such a tough city, but we have some of the nicest clients I have ever met,” she explained. Her passion for animals started as a child and she dreamed of one day working in a job where she could care for them.
She took her passion for animals to Centenary College graduating with a major in Equine studies and minoring in Biology. As a member of various clubs and organizations while attending college, she earned numerous awards and accolades in leadership and dedication, all while volunteering her free time to work with local horse farms. When asked why she likes working here she replied, “giving back to the community is something I take pride in which is one of the reasons I love working for the Pet Health Center because I truly believe we are helping the local community.”
Jessica has been working in the veterinary field since 2004 and her passion for her work can be seen on her great smile that goes ear to ear. We are proud to have her as our Assistant Manager/Veterinary Technician. We feel blessed to have her many talents and dedication to providing exemplary client service. An equally dedicated mom when not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family. She says, "From cheerleading competitions and gymnastics to basketball and softball games, there is never a dull moment with Eric and our children!"
Ken was born and raised in South Philadelphia. Before getting into the Veterinary field Ken spent 15 years in the Transportation industry, eventually serving as VP of Sales for the entire country. Having to extensively travel in this industry Ken realized the satisfaction he sought from a career was not becoming a realization.
His attention turned toward a passion that was always in the back of his mind. “I grew up with animals, I grew up fascinated by all animals, I grew up loving animals, so why not find a way to combine my customer service experience and business skills into an industry working with something I have always loved, animals” With this in mind, he gave up the business world came back home to Philadelphia to be close with family, and put himself through the Penn Foster Academy to begin learning the skills necessary to make the transition.
He has been in the Veterinary field going on 2 years and brings great experience and understanding to our team having worked for the local SPCA. He understands many of the concerns you have as pet owners and looks forward to answering any questions about your pet’s health. “If I don’t know the answer to your question, you can rest assure I will find out. If what we are recommending is confusing at all, or if you have any concerns, just let me know and I will gladly spend the time with you to ensure you are happy and comfortable with our medicine.” It is his enjoyment for customer service and client education that will help us deliver the experience you deserve as a Pet Health Center client.
When not working, Ken enjoys golfing, riding his Harley and is probably the biggest Eagles fan in the hospital. “E-A-G-L-E-S!!!” He still resides in South Philly and has a 7 month old Yellow Lab named "Sassy." A newer member of our team he was approached by management and asked how things are going, his response, “ I have found the satisfaction he was looking for.”
Michael F. Wilson
The son of Dr. Wilson, Michael grew up in the veterinary industry. "The veterinary industry is in my blood. My first memories as a child are going to my dad's animal hospital in Orinda, CA to help feed the dogs." He is thrilled to be working side by side with his father and can't believe after all of these years he finds himself with this opportunity. "They say the apple never falls far from the tree, but sometimes it does roll away a little." He comes to the practice after spending the last year working as a Practice Liaison with My Veterinary Career, a company dedicated to helping recruit and staff veterinary hospitals nationwide.
Prior to his career in recruitment, Michael was owner and operator of Rocky Mountain Carriage Company located in Vail,CO. He is the proud father of two wonderful little boys, Riley and Ziggy, who might be seen working the front desk or playing with the animals. Along with spending time with his family, Mike enjoys karaoke (rumor is he does an amazing Neil Diamond impersonation), skiing and being outdoors, listening to music and being an involved father of two.
Client Service Coordinator, a.k.a Head "Maggagement" Director
Maggie is another newbie who is best known for her great hair and awesome personality. We would be shocked to see her at work without a smile going from ear to ear. Having recently joined our team this summer she brings excellent customer service to our team and a desire to learn more about the medicine we practice.
Maggie is another Port Richmond native and graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls. As far back as she can remember Maggie has always been an animal lover bringing home stray animals since the age of 5. Her dedication to animal care has influenced her to foster dozens of homeless cats and dogs over the years. She is the proud mother of three cats Mittens, Gypsy and Millie, all whom are rescues. It is because of Mittens that we found Maggie.
In August Mittens came to the Pet Health Center very sick and was diagnosed with Hepatic Lipidosis causing Mittens to stop eating and drinking resulting in mass weight loss. Eventually a feeding tube was placed and we are glad to report that Mittens is as happy and healthy as she has ever been. It was the care and compassion she showed for her cat along with her positive upbeat personality that prompted us to offer her a position.
When not at the hospital Maggie likes to spend her free time with family and friends and enjoying all that life has to offer.