Meet the friendly staff at Hometown Veterinary Hospital!
Dr. Williams joined the Hometown family in 2013 and purchased the practice in 2015. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management from The Ohio State University in 2005 and her Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2009. Before Dr. Williams was hired by Dr. Amy Keith Renshaw in 2013, she spent 2 years working in central Pennsylvania in a mixed animal practice and 1 year in Ohio practicing emergency medicine. Dr. Williams says, “The staff and clients are wonderful and friendly at Hometown. The staff provides excellent care for the patients. It is a family friendly environment.” She and her husband, Ray, have 2 young sons. The also have Avery, a lab who enjoys playing with the family’s cats; Stewie, and Bubba Sprinkles. In her spare time, Dr. Williams enjoys swimming, triathlons and spending time with family.
Dr. Ivanna Hummel-Bodak graduated magna cum laude from Allegheny College with a B.S. in biology in 1998 and from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Before coming to Hometown Veterinary Hospital, she has traveled and worked in clinics in both Pennsylvania and Arizona. Her main goals are to provide the best patient care available and foster... the human-animal bond while keeping a personalized experience at the center of every appointment. She has special interests in internal medicine, dermatology, and ophthalmology and is working towards the American Association of Feline Practitioner's feline friendly commendation. She and her husband Michael have a 'gentleman's farm' where they have a brood of four dogs, four cats, and nine chickens. This takes up a great deal of her free time, but she also tries to find time for gardening and preserving in the summer and brewing a variety of beers in the winter.
Jamie, our Practice Manager, plays an important part of all aspects of the practice. Jamie began her career at Hometown in 2009 as a receptionist after graduating from Penn State, the Behrend College with a major in Business Management and a minor in Marketing. She was promoted to Practice Manager in 2011. Jamie and her husband, Nick, are from North East and they continue to reside here with their sons; Collin and Campbell, daughter; Ava, chocolate lab; Charlie, and goldendoodle; Nora. Jamie says, “I love that our staff is like a family. We are a close-knit group and that makes coming to work enjoyable. I also like that I get to work on the business side of things, but still get to interact with our clients and their pets.” On her time away from work, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family, running, and crafting.
Kelsey joined us in 2010 and is part of our front desk team. She likes the family atmosphere Hometown offers. Kelsey Says, “We all care about each other, our families and pets. I also like to see and get to know owners and their furry children. I can watch them grow.” Kelsey and her husband, Leroy, were both born and raised in North East and now they are starting to raise their family here. The Learns are parents to Lukas, Kaleb and Kaelyn. Besides her husband and kids, Kelsey’s other loves are her 8 dogs. Buster, Bailey, Nikki, Chewy, Klondike, Kenzie and Kovu are all Huskies and Chance is an Alaskan Malamute. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys soccer, reading and spending time with her family. Kelsey has an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Mercyhurst College.
Mekenzie joined the front desk team in 2015. Although she is currently a receptionist, she received her education from Great Lakes Institute of Technology where she studied to be a veterinary technician. Mekenzie says, “My favorite part about working at Hometown Vet is the clients and staff. We’re all one big family.” She enjoys reading, swimming and hiking. Mekenzie is mom to 3 cats; Luna, Cedric, and Meowth; and 5 dogs; Charlie and Harley who are both labs, Misty Lou a dachshund, Mushka, a Pekingese/poodle mix and Finnick, a pitbull.