Meet Our Staff
Dr. Edward Bennett
BS, BA, BSA, DVM
Dr. Bennett is a native of Pittsburgh and grew up in Highland Park near the Pittsburgh Zoo. Veterinary Medicine was his lifelong ambition and he spent many summers and vacations from high school and college assisting the vets at the zoo.
He received his BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester, a BS in Animal Science from the Pennsylvania State University, and a BSA in Biology from the University of Georgia. He received his DVM from the University of Georgia and has been practicing small and exotic animal medicine since 1989.
Dr. Cailyn Pease
BS, BA, VMD
Dr. Pease is a Pittsburgh native. She received her BS in Biology - with a minor in Chemistry - and her BA in Music from the University of Pittsburgh. She has two cats and continues to enjoy practicing all of her 5 instruments!
She is proud to say that her kindergarden graduation proclamation of "I'm going to be a Veterinarian" came true when she received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (PennVet). Dr. Pease has a passion for all species and a strong interest in conservation medicine. Two of her favorite veterinary externships were with the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium and the National Aviary.
She looks forward to meeting all of your fuzzy, furry, feathered, and scaley family members!
Dr. Carolee W. Switalski
Dr. Switalski is a graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She has over 17 years experience working with zoo and exotic animals, and for the past 10 years she has been working as a relief veterinarian in the local area. Currently, she spends 2 days per week at APAH focusing on canine and feline medicine.
Dr. Switalski is married with 3 adult children and 4 cats, and loves cooking, traveling, boating, bicycling and spoiling her grandson.
Veterinary Office Staff
Linda has worked as a Veterinary Technician since 1986 and has been with APAH since 1998. Her main focus at APAH is Practice Manager, but she also helps out where needed during busy hours.
Linda is married with 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren and her love for animals really shows as she cares for her furry/feathered children, as well: 2 Chihuahuas, 1 Boston Terrier, 1 cat and 1 bird.
After a wide variety of previous occupations, Diane decided the veterinary field was the place for her, and has been with APAH since 2002. She performs a variety of duties around the hospital and has developed a great client relationship with many of APAH’s regular clientele. Diane is mother of 1, grandmother of 2 and takes care of 1 African Grey and 1 Chi-Weiner dog.
Kate jointed All Pet Animal Hospital in January of 2019. She has 15 years' experience working for various veterinary hospitals as a front desk receptionist. You'll find Kate behind our front desk wearing her fashionable handmade kitty cat earrings -- some of which she made herself!
Kate's love of arts and crafts extends to acrylic painting, drawing, and even crochet. She is married and has two feline "fur babies", Artemis and Luna.
Veterinary Nursing Staff
Alicia Mrazek, LVT
Alicia graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in June 2019. We are happy to announce that she passed her state board exams in November of 2019! Her love of animals drove her to follow a career where she could ensure that they were well taken care of. Additionally, it was her specific interest in exotics that brought her here to All Pet Animal Hospital.
When Alicia isn't helping out at the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her beloved morkie, Crosby, and playing video games.
Lynne Schiller, LVT
Lynne had spent a number of years as an Information Technology Project Manager when she decided to go back to school for a career change. Lynne volunteered at APAH while attending the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh and completed externships with PVS-EC (a 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital) and the Pittsburgh Zoo. She has been a Veterinary Technician with APAH since Oct 2016 and passed her certification exam in Dec 2016.
Lynne is the proud owner of 1 very talkative cat.
Regina worked in human healthcare but she was drawn to animals, so in 1999 she made the transition to the animal healthcare field. She started off as a kennel assistant, then transitioned to veterinary assistant. Her future plans are to attend a Veterinary Technician School, receive her Veterinary Technician Certification and continue rendering care to a variety of animals.
Regina is married and cares for 2 Chihuahuas and 9 freshwater aquariums, with Angelfish being her favorite fish.
Cheyenne graduated from the Pittsburgh Career Institute in February 2017. Her strong passion for all animals furry, feathery, and scaley led her here to All Pet Animal Hospital. She completed her externship with us and then joined our team as a full-time staff member!
Cheyenne loves the outdoors -- especially camping and sitting around bonfires. She tries to enjoy these activities whenever she has the chance!
April is a graduate of the Median School of Alllied Health Careers. She has 20 years experience as a veterinary technician. April joined APAH in 2018 and is thoroughly enjoying the diverse clientele and patients seen at our hospital.
However, her heart belongs to her husband and her dog, "Liberty". The three of them love to go up to their camp in Tionesta as often as possible!
Kelsey completed her Veterinary Assisting coursework from Ashworth College when she externed wtih River Valley Veterinary Hospital and our very own All Pet Animal Hospital! Upon graduation in November 2018, she joined the APAH staff as a veterinary technician.
A little known fact: Kelsey is an accomplished portrait artist who works mainly in graphite, acrylics, and colored pencils. She has a bearded dragon named Reese and a cat named Priscilla (who loves to feel the warmth of the sun on her belly).