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Meet the


Dr. Ken Fisher grew up in Stamford, CT and has lived in Washington, DC; Andover, MA; Seattle, WA; Berkeley, CA; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He earned a B.A. at Dartmouth College. Before attending veterinary school at the University of California – Davis, Dr. Fisher spent many years as a high school biology teacher, including two years teaching at the American school in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Fisher moved to Pittsburgh where he worked in emergency veterinary medicine. He now lives in Squirrel Hill with his wife, Amanda; two children, Marina and Benjamin; 2 cats, Bellatrix, and Blue; and a dog, Luna. Although he spends most of his free time with family activities, Dr. Fisher also enjoys hiking, camping, running, and winter sports. He has a growing interest in volunteering at sled-dog races.


Dr. Annie Berner is a Pittsburgh native raised in Monroeville. She graduated from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA with a dual BS in cell and molecular biology and organismal biology. From there, she went on to The Ohio State University and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After graduating from vet school, Dr. Berner practiced large and small animal medicine in Ohio where she gained loves for surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology. Dr. Berner moved back to Pittsburgh (she just couldn’t stay away!) with her husband, Jonathan, in 2010. They have two children, Julian and Jacob, and a Boxer named Daphne. All of them love being outside and enjoy spending free time hiking, biking, and swimming. Dr. Berner and her family also enjoy good books and good food. In recent years, Dr. Berner has developed an interest in animal behavior and fear-free patient interactions. She is excited to be a part of the EEVMC team and looks forward to the honor of working with you and your pets.


Dr. Elizabeth Nagle joined EEVMC in the spring of 2015. She originally moved to the Pittsburgh area in the early 80’s after receiving a Bachelor of Science from West Virginia University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Over the years her primary focus has been on canine and feline medicine. In her spare time she spends time with her husband and their 2 sons, 2 dogs and 2 cats. When she can find time, she also enjoys reading, needlework and yoga. She is excited to be a part of the staff at EEVMC and has enjoyed meeting and working with all the clients and their pets.

ALEXA CRAMER, VMD 412.361.5000

Dr. Alexa Cramer grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She has wanted to become a veterinarian for as long as she can remember! She graduated from The University of Pittsburgh in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolution and a minor in Chemistry. From there, she went on to The University of Pennsylvania and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2022. Throughout veterinary school, Dr. Cramer developed special interests in surgery, cardiology, and dermatology. Upon graduation, she moved back to Pittsburgh to practice here at East End Veterinary Medical Centre, where she previously worked as a veterinary technician. Dr. Cramer likes hiking, reading, doing yoga, and cuddling with her cat, Peaches, in her free time. On the weekends, Dr. Cramer and her partner enjoy exploring the city and trying new restaurants and breweries. Dr. Cramer is most looking forward to building strong client and patient relationships at EEVMC. She is excited to meet you and care for your beloved pets!

BECKY ORTIZ, VMD 412.361.5000

Dr. Becky Ortiz grew up in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Penn State in 2016 with a degree in Animal Science before receiving her veterinary degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. She has previously worked as an assistant at a small animal general practice, a zoo intern, and an assistant at the Penn State Deer Pens. Dr. Ortiz is new to Pittsburgh, but fell in love with the city through her fiancé, Dan, a Pittsburgh native. They currently have one opinionated cat, Libby, who runs their lives. Her professional interests include fear free, surgery, and oncology. In her free time, Dr. Ortiz loves to bake, hike, explore breweries, and work on puzzles. She is excited to be joining the EEVMC team and is looking forward getting to know you and your pets!

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Meet our

ANNE 412.361.5OOO

Anne feels fortunate to be one of those people who loves their job and knows there is truth to learning new things everyday! She started at EEVMC in November of 2010 although she has worked as a veterinary technician since1993. She loves reading, exercise, and walking or hiking with her dog. From October to June you will find her at the arena or in her living room watching Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey. GO PENS!

JOY 412.361.5OOO

Joy started here at EEVMC in August of 2011 as a full time technician. She has been working as a tech since 2000 when she graduated from Harcum College. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her six 4 legged friends. She also enjoys playing volleyball, bowling, and participating and volunteering at church events and with Urban Impact.

SHAWN 412.361.5OOO

Shawn is a full time technician at EEVMC. She has worked as a technician at several hospitals both in the area and in San Jose, CA since graduating from the Vet Tech Institute in 2OO7. She loves watching movies and spending time with her husband, Cary. They have a German Shepherd rescue, Nero, as well as 3 rescue cats.

ERIN 412.361.5OOO

Erin has been working in Veterinary Hospitals since 1997. She joined the East End team in 2022. In her free time she loves baking, cooking, and watching sports with her husband and 2 sons. For extra entertainment she enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs, 2cats, and 2 frogs.

SABIYA 412.361.5OOO

After graduating in 2020 from SUNY Delhi’s Veterinary Science Technology program in Upstate New York Sabiya moved to Pennsylvania to pursue her career as a Veterinary Technician. Her hobbies include swimming, rollerblading, cycling, and more recently yoga. She enjoys spending time with family, her husband, and exploring new places together.

KIM 412.361.5OOO

Kim has been a veterinary technician since 1998. She graduated from Median School of Allied Health careers. She has two cats Bean and Soc. She also has a dog named Ruby. In her free time she loves walking in the woods, taking photos, and reading.

JEANNE 412.361.5OOO

Jeanne recently moved to the Pittsburgh area and started working at EEVMC In 2019. She has been working with animals for over a decade and in the veterinary field since 2014. She lives with her husband, kids, dogs, cats and Potbelly pig Charlotte.

TARA 412.361.5OOO

Tara joined our team in spring of 2018. She previously worked at a pet hotel, where she found her love and passion working with animals. She has 2 cats, Fry and Punkin, and 2 pitbull mixes, Buddy and Ino. In her free time, she loves being outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family and her boyfriend, Lu.

JEN 412.361.5OOO

Jen has worked in the veterinary field as a vet tech since graduating from Sanford Brown institute in 2009. Her love and compassion for all animals shows in the variety of pets she owns and cares for: 2 Cats, 2 Dogs, a mini pig, a bearded dragon, 2 chinchillas, and a mouse. In her free time she loves to read, go to local shows and spend time with her friends and family.

CRENDIA 412.361.5OOO

Crendia has been a veterinary technician since 2017. Her passion for animals came from volunteering at local shelters & growing up with multiple animals in the home. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer & spending time with her dog, Arlee.

MEGAN 412.361.5000

Megan joined us in May 2022 as an extern for the Vet Tech Institute but officially started in June 2022 after graduating. She has always wanted to work with animals since she was a child. She has two dogs named Zuma and Comet that are super spoiled, take up most of her time, and love snuggling. In her free time she enjoys going for walks, shopping, drinking iced coffee, metal detecting, and spending time with her boyfriend, Alex.

TARA 412.361.5000

Tara has been working as a veterinary assistant for 5 years. She has a BS in animal nutrition and science and is working towards becoming a registered veterinary technician. She recently moved to Pittsburgh and started with us in July 2022. As she is new to the city, she enjoys her time exploring new places and activates with friends. She also enjoys reading, cooking, hiking with her dog, Archie, and snuggling with her cat, Rhi.”

ALIZ 412.361.5OOO

Aliz started her career at BluePearl Vet in 2019 and immediately fell in love with the field. She likes to spend her free time outside hiking and kayaking with her dog. In the winter she enjoys staying inside and playing board games.

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