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About Our Staff

Dr. Horst graduated from Cedar Crest High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania before continuing his studies at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he became an associate veterinarian at a very busy multi-doctor practice, where he stayed for 4 years, gaining a large amount of practical experience.


In 2006, he designed and built Animal Health Care of Myerstown, a few miles from where he grew up. It was always his goal to build an animal hospital that combines state-of-the-art care, with a practical approach to medicine.


As a member of the Veterinary Information Network, Dr. Horst participates in an online community of veterinarians and board-certified specialists who share cases and information. This allows him to provide your pet with the collective experience of over 42,000 veterinarians who collaborate to provide your pet with the best possible care.


His main areas of interests include small animal medicine and surgery, with a focus on endocrine disease. Dr. Horst has enjoyed watching his practice grow along with his family which boasts 6 children, his beautiful wife, Jodi, and their family dogs, Belle and Bently (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels), Stella the cat, a bearded dragon and several fish.


In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, wood working, and serving at United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd in Lebanon.

Jeffrey J. Horst, VMD

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Mindy has worked in the field of veterinary medicine since 2007 when she started at AHCM. She has pursued a career by going to school for a Veterinary Technician. When she’s not at work, or studying, she enjoys bike rides on the rails trails, exercising and relaxing. She was married in October 2015 to her longtime love, they own a black and white boxer named Nina.

Mindy Tillinger

Jocelyn is a 2001 graduate of Manor College with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology and is board certified. In 2005 she received certification in canine physical rehabilitation after completing studies through the University of Tennessee. She is also the office manager of Animal Health Care. Jocelyn and her husband, Joshua, have been happily married since 2009 and enjoy spending every free moment with their 2 beautiful children. As a family, they enjoy many outdoor activities and are active in their church.

Jocelyn Kirkwood, CVT, CCRP

Janelle has been working in the veterinary field since 2005 and at AHCM since 2006. She graduated in 2009 from Cedar Valley College with an Associate's Degree in Applied Veterinary Technology.  Janelle and her husband Dan have a son, Peter and daughters, Abigail and Emma.  They live on a farm with dairy cows, a boxer named Lexi, and a cat named Buck. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, gardening and baking.

Janelle Eberly

Dr. Ebling is a graduate of ELCO High School, has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Delaware, and her Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


In 2007, she began her career working as an associate veterinarian in a large animal facility working on cows, sheep, goats, camelids, and deer. Recently, her interests have shifted to small animals and she looks forward to growing and learning here with you all at Animal Health Care of Myerstown.


Dr. Ebling spends her off time with her husband and 2 children, their Sphinx cat, Mr. Biggles, and their Golden Retriever named Luke. She also has a flock of Montadale sheep which she shows at local competitions. She is a faithful Penn State football fan and enjoys spending time at their family’s cabin in Tioga County and visiting the beach.

Tisha Ebling, VMD

Samantha is a 2007 graduate of Wilson College with a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology and is board-certified. She has been in the veterinary field since 2007 and started working at AHCM in the summer of 2012. Samantha and her husband, Chad, have a son and a dog. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to hockey games, and the outdoors.

Samantha Haley, CVT

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Danielle Peachey, ABCDT

Danielle graduated from ELCO High School, has an Associate Degree in Business Management and a Dog Training Certificate from Animal Behavior College. She is a mother of two beautiful children. She joined AHCM in May of 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant while pursuing a formal education in dog training.  In 2007 her son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. A few years later she read an article about service dogs that are able to detect fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Looking into it more she quickly realized $35K for a dog was out of her price range.  Instead she headed to the Diabetic Alert Dog Training School in Seattle Washington where she trained her dog Zonta to be of service for her son.

Through this program she realized her passion and talent for training. So she decided to go back to school for dog training and graduated from Animal Behavior College in July 2015.

She has been working with animals from a very young age. She is also a member of Berks County Dog Training Club where Zonta (her lab mix) and she work on new skills weekly.

Alicia Ebersole

Alicia joined Animal Health Care of Myerstown as a Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant in May of 2015. She Graduated from Tulpehocken High School in 2008 and started working in the Veterinary field in 2009 as a Kennel Technician/ Tech Assistant. She grew up with a variety of animals from dogs and cats to rabbits and lizards. Alicia has a 5 year old boxer, Gunner, a boxer puppy, Lettie, and two cats, Murphy and Chloe. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Carlyn, working on home renovations, and going to sporting events.

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Stephanie Milliken, VMD

Dr. Milliken completed her Bachelor’s degree at Penn State University and graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. She is currently pursuing the courses required to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. She recently adopted a puppy named Peggy.

Dr. Lloyd received her undergraduate degree at Millersville University. She then moved on to the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lloyd also has a PhD in Physiology from Vanderbilt University. She spends her spare time with her horse, and loves cats.

Carolyn Lloyd, VMD

Danielle Peachey, ABCDT

Farrah Horst, CVT

Farrah joined our team in April of 2017 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She attended YTI Career Institute and graduated in May of 2017 with an associates degree in Veterinary Medicine. She passed the state certification test in late 2017. Farrah has a Bernese Mountain dog named Melody and has a few feline friends at home. She used to participate  in Trap, Neuter, and Release clinics for

stray/feral cats. Farrah loves summertime and in her free time, she enjoys relaxing at home and spending time with her friends/family.

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Melanie started working at AHCM in the beginning of November 2016. She has worked as a veterinary assistant since 2012, and is currently working as a receptionist. Melanie has 3 German Shepherds, Arlo, Mira and Zeus, as well as a cat named Jack. In her free time, she likes spending time with her family and taking her dogs on hikes.

Melanie Gogets


Paige started working at Animal Health Care of Myerstown in November of 2016 as a receptionist. She attended Penn Foster and Cindy's Canine Companion Salon and School to become a certified pet groomer in 2007. Paige owns her own grooming salon called Pampered K9 Day Spa. She  also has a wide variety of pets. Paige has dogs and cats, as well as 6 horses of her own. Some of her favorite hobbies include barrel racing and roping at rodeos.

Paige Steiner

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Sarah is a 2009 graduate of Northampton/Lehigh Carbon Community College's Veterinary Technician Program. She joined Animal Health Care of Myerstown in the summer of 2017. Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, Calum, and her pitbull, Petey. The three of them spend as much time as possible outside in their flower and vegetable garden and taking care of their three goats. They love to hang out by the pool and working on projects around the house.

Sarah Cole, CVT

Holly Smith

Holly Started at AHCM in December of 2017 as a veterinary technician. She graduated from YTI Career Institute with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Medicine. She is in the process of studying to take her state certification exam this summer to become a CVT. When Holly is not working she loves to spend time with her boyfriend, knit, crochet or do anything crafty. She also loves to enjoy her time outdoors. She currently does not have a furry friend but is looking to add one to her family. She is a lover of Dalmatians!

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Vicki Gusenko

Vicki joined Animal Health Care of Myerstown in October 2018  as a receptionist. She previously worked as a travel agent/medical assistant and has an associates degree in medical assisting. She speaks fluent Russian and loves spending time with her family/friends and 2 beautiful cats, Caicos and Teekva.