Animal Hospital of Willow Street

Animal Hospital of Willow Street is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Willow Street, PA. The professional and courteous staff at Animal Hospital of Willow Street seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Animal Hospital of Willow Street strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Willow Street, PA and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Animal Hospital of Willow Street can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission
It is the mission of the Animal Hospital of Willow Street to provide the most comprehensive care available to patients by focusing on their every need.  In addition, we will strive to maximize client education, helping each client understand all aspects of pet health and preventative care.

Our doctors and staff will practice the highest ethical standards, and strive to continue our educations to remain at the technological forefront of our profession.  This we pledge to our clients and patients.

  • 2611 Willow Street Pike
  • Willow Street,PA 17584
  • Phone: (717) 464-4755
  • Fax: (717) 464-1068
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  • Mo,We,Fr: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Tue,Thu: 8:00AM-7:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM-12:00PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency? Call: (717) 295-7387
  • Stephen K. Young, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Born and raised in Western New York, Dr. Young obtained his undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Iowa State University in 1987. Professional interests include surgery, dentistry, diagnostic ultrasound and acupuncture.  He has owned the Animal Hospital of Willow Street since October of 2001. Dr. Young married his wife, Stephanie, in 1991 and resides in Willow Street with their youngest,  Nathaniel.  They're oldest, Allyson, began college in August 2015.  They have one dog, Cisco, and one cat, Tulip.  When not working, he enjoys training for and competing in triathlons and camping with the Boy Scouts. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1987
    Education:
    Iowa State University,
    Interests:
    Ultrasound, Surgery, Acupuncture, and Dentistry
  • Marc V Olson, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Born and raised in Connecticut.  He graduated from Elizabethtown College in May 1993 with a degree in biology and a minor in bio-chemistry.  Dr. Olson then graduated from  Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in June 1998.  He has practiced medicine as an associate veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of Willow Street since July 1999.  His areas of professional interest include pocket pet medicine, behavioral studies, exotic, and wildlife medicine, as well as evaluating the best companion for a family.  Dr. Olson in June 1993 married his college sweetheart, Jennifer.   They welcomed their daughter, Alexis in 2005.  They have a cat, Spike, who can be loving but also fiesty if taken out of the home. 
    Dr. Olson is very involved in many aspects of his church, including chairing the youth program and helping with many community outreach programs.  He is also the junior/senior Sunday School teacher.  When not working, he enjoys spending time with Jennifer and Alexis, as well as reading and watching movies. 
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 06, 1998
    Education:
    Elizabethtown College, Ohio State University
    Interests:
    Behavioral
  • Stephanie Young, RN

    Office Manager
    Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,  Stephanie spent ten years living near Buffalo, New York.  While there she earned her Registered Nursing degree and worked with children with cerebral palsy.  When not at work she is a full-time mom to her son.  Her daughter started college for a nursing degree in August 2015.   She also has a dog, Cisco, and a cat, Tulip, at home.  During her down time Stephanie competes in "fun runs."   She has in the past competed in the "ING" in Philadelphia and the local "Hands-On-House" half marathons, as well as participated in the "Garden Spot Marathon" for the second time.   She has also tried her hand at triathlons such as the "Hempfield Tri for Life" and the "Got the Nerve" in Mt. Gretna. 
  • Karen Summers

    Kennel Manager
    Born and raised on a dairy farm in Oxford, Pennsylvania.  Karen attended St. Andrew's Presbyterian College in North Carolina majoring in biology.  Fresh out of school she worked in the large animal field at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  She worked there till her son was born and then moved to the Willow Street area.  Karen started working here as a kennel assistant in October of 2000 and now is our kennel manager.  She currently has three dogs, a Beagle named Darla, a English Bulldog mix named Bob and an English Bulldog named Budda.  She also has a Persian cat named Kane. 
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 06, 2000
    Education:
    St. Andrew's Presbyterian College
  • Melissa Aaron, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician
    Melissa graduated from Wilson College in May of 2012.  In October of 2012 she passed her boards thus becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician.  She has been an animal lover her entire life, and has always owned cats.  One of her loves is spending free time at the horse barn.  When not there, you will often find her spoiling her nephew or relaxing with a good book or movie. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Wilson College
  • Jessica McLane

    Client Relations Specialist
    Jess was born in York County but grew up in Southern Lancaster County until moving to Troy, PA where she graduated from high school. We are happy to welcome Jess back as part of the AHWS team. She returned in May of 2015 from Tractor Supply Co., where she spent four years, two as assistant manager. She has two young children, a son, Nathan Lee and a daughter, Jamie Lynn. Her husband, Troy and her were married August 27th, 2016. In her spare time she enjoys reading, fishing, camping and just spending time with her family.  She has eight ducks, five Mallards, a Pekin, a Muscovy and a Golden Welsh Harlequin, along with a flock of chickens. They also have a dog, Jasper, who is an English/American Bulldog Mix. Her children also have a Lion Head Mix Rabbit named Bugs.



    Interests:
    Family, Reading, Fishing, Camping
  • Trishia Mayberry, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician
    Born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Trishia went to Lancaster CTC and graduated as a veterinary assistant in June 2012.  From there she went  on to the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh and graduated in March of 2014 as a veterinary technician.  Since then she has acquired her license as a certified veterinary technician in December of 2014.  Trishia has 6 cats: Squiggy, Jasper, Sniper, Pea-Wee, Bynx & Evelyn.  Also two dogs: Zorra (chihuahua/husky mix) & Bear (rottweiler mix). 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburg
  • Jyl Snyder, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician
    Jyl was born and raised in Southern Lancaster County.  She has been a teacher/professor of German for over 20 years.  In 2007 she decided to pursue an additional career in veterinary medicine.  While working as a receptionist at a veterinary practice and as a nursing assistant at an emergency clinic, she studied veterinary technology at Harcum College, from which she graduated in May of 2012.  She passed her boards in August 2012 to become a certified veterinary technician.  Although partial to cats (she has 9 furry ones of her own),  Jyl loves anything that crawls, swims, climbs, slithers, or flies.  In her spare time she likes to travel, paint pottery, play the piano, and hang out with her husband and their furry children.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Harcum College
    Interests:
    Travels, Paint pottery, Play the piano, and hang out with her husband and their furry children
  • Brandon Piper, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician
    Born and raised in Butler County, Pennsylvania, Brandon moved to Rising Sun, MD after graduation.  He graduated in March of 2015 from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh with an Associated Degree in Veterinary Technology.  As part of his education, he completed an internship with Butler Veterinary Associates and Emergency Center.  He started with AHWS team in May of 2015 and has been studying for the boards exam, which he will be taking in December.  When not at work,  Brandon enjoys fishing, driving and playing video games with his fiancé.  He has a Lab-Basenji mix named Xena.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 20, 2015
    Education:
    Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh
    Interests:
    Fishing, Driving and Playing video games
  • Sarah Wieland

    Veterinary Technician
    Born and raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Sarah graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School in 2011 and Lancaster CTC in 2012 as a veterinary assistant.  She graduated from Harcum College in May of 2015 with a veterinary technician degree and plans on taking her boards to become a certified technician.  Sarah worked as a kennel assistant with AHWS for two years prior to becoming a technician.  She lives on a farm in Lancaster and has a dog, two cats, two horses, and chickens. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Harcum College
  • Yasmin Esquivel, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician
    Born in Los Angeles, California, Yasmin moved to the Lancaster area when she was 9 years old. She went to the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center for Veterinary Assistant and graduated June 2012. She went on to VTI in Pittsburgh in the fall of 2012 and graduated in March 2014. Yasmin received her Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) License in December 2014. She worked at Keystone Animal Hospital in Oxford for almost 3 years right after college before joining our team. In her free time, she like to travel; especially to Guatemala where her family if from. She also enjoys hiking, exploring new things and spending time with family & pets. Her pets include Stitch, an Australian Labradoodle, Lynx & Milan, two cats and Pig, her guinea pig.
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 13, 2016
    Education:
    Veterinary Technician Institute Pittsburgh
    Interests:
    Travel, Hiking, Exploring, Spending time with family & pets
  • Mari Lou Carr

    Client Relations Specialist
    Veterinary Technician

    Mari Lou was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  She always had a love for animals and wanted to become a veterinarian but instead became a veterinary technician.  Mari Lou is married and has four children and five grandchildren.  She has rescued  Zeus, an 13 year old Shepherd mix who had distemper as a puppy.  She also has two adopted dogs, both eight years old; a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Bailey and a Mastiff/Shepherd mix named Annabelle.  Mari Lou has been adopted by four feral cats, Black Jack, Leo, a calico female named Kit Kat and an orange tabby named Frodo.  In her free time, Mari Lou enjoys counted cross stitch, embroidery, camping and spending time with her five grandchildren. 
    Interests:
    Counted Cross Stitch, Embroidery, Camping and Spending time with Family.
  • Katherine Torres

    Client Relations Specialist
    Born in Manhattan, New York, Kathy has been raised in Lancaster, PA since she was 4 years old. She received her diploma from JP McCaskey High School in 2007. Kathy is a lover of the outdoors and animals. She is also in a leadership position at her church, In The Light Ministries. She loves to sing!! Kathy has a French Bulldog, Emma & a Dogo Argentino, Luna. Kathy & her husband, Javier met in high school. They have been together for a total of 13 years, married for the past 5. They have an 9 year old son, J.J. who loves to play baseball, as well as a 4 year old daughter, Divine Katherine who loves pony toys and the color pink. For the majority of her life, Kathy has been dedicated to being a full-time mother. She does have experience in the sales profession as well as customer service. We are glad to have her on our team.
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 13, 2016
    Education:
    JP McCaskey High School
    Interests:
    Family, Animals, Church, Singing, Outdoors
  • Kylee Shindle

    Client Relations Specialist/Kennel Assistant
    Kylee has lived in this area her entire life. She currently resides in Strasburg, PA with her father, mother and sister.  She has graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School in June 2016. Kylee also graduated from Lancaster County Career & Technology in June 2016 with an approved Veterinary Assistant Certificate. She has done pet sitting in the past. She participated in an internship with our office from April-June 2016, from there, Kylee became a member of our team, as a Kennel Assistant and Receptionist.  She has since returned to Lancaster County Career & Technology Center in their veterinary technician program.  Her family has two pets; a lab mix named, Leroy Jethro Gibbs and a cat named Romeo. In her spare time, Kylee likes drawing, reading and writing. She also enjoys taking Leroy for walks.
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 13, 2016
    Education:
    Lancaster County Career & Technology
    Interests:
    Drawing, Reading, Writing, and her Pets
  • Chantel Santora

    Kennel Assistant
    Born in Killeen Texas, Chantel moved to Pennsylvania when she was 5½. She has lived in Southern Lancaster County ever since. She graduated from both Penn Manor High School and Lancaster County Career & Technology Center in 2016. She went to CTC for Veterinary Assistant.   Her pet is a three year old black lab named Sadie. She has played baseball for 7 years & the violin for 3 years.  Chantel welcomed her first child, a son, in January of 2018, she and her boyfriend named him Colton. 
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 13, 2016
    Education:
    Lancaster County Career & Technology Center
    Interests:
    Spending time with family, Baseball, and Violin
  • Summer Myers

    Kennel Assistant

    Born & raised in Willow Street for the last 18 years. She graduated from Lancaster County Career & Technology Center in 2017, and currently a student at YTI in York. She will graduate from there in 2019 from their Veterinary Technician Program.  During school and prior to coming onboard here she worked in the food industry for four years. Summer enjoys drawing, painting, and working out at the gym.  She has two dogs; Lady a 9 year old Cock-A-Poo and Odin an 8 month old Pit Bull.  Also included in her four legged family are; four cats, 5yr old Mini, 3yr old Trixie, Blaze and a 2 year old Jazz. Summer also has a rat named Cow. Furthermore she fosters kittens whenever the opportunity arise

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Education:
    Lancaster County Career & Technology Center
    Interests:
    Drawing, Painting, Working out at the gym