Cummings Veterinary Hospital

5111 Church Road
Easton, PA 18045


Meet the Support Staff of Cummings Veterinary Hospital

Our practice has six veterinarians and a supporting team comprised of highly skilled technicians, assistants, receptionists, and administrators. Many of us have worked together for decades, and we function extraordinarily well as a team. This translates to providing the best care for your pet. Finally, we’re compassionate, caring individuals committed to the health and service of clients and patients.


Hospital Administration

David G. Peck

David is the hospital manager at Cummings Veterinary Hospital. In this role, he does just about everything—from overseeing daily operations to assisting with patients. With more than 17 years in the veterinary field, David has worked with Dr. Cummings for 10 of those years. David loves what he does and is proud of his great staff.

David grew up with a variety of animals and continues the trend today. His household includes his boxer, Lady, who is his trusted side kick. As well as his young and energetic mutt London, two cats, Shadow and Bella, two Nubian goats; and last but not least super-smart Twinkie, the pot bell pig. Also at home are his wife, Dee, and two teenagers, Jacob and Megan. David is an outdoorsman and a master falconer. A trained taxidermist, David owns Pine Hollow Taxidermy, located in Lehighton. David also enjoys spending considerable time at his children’s sporting events.



Mary-Kay Reed




Technicians and Assistants

Jamie Clansy


Jamie graduated from Northampton Community College from the veterinary technician program. Her personal pets include two dogs and several rats. Jamie enjoys cake decorating and dog therapy work.



Joanne Hines


Joanne has worked in veterinary hospitals or humane societies for more than 18 years. Joanne earned a bachelor of science degree in animal science from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, and her experience makes a strong contribution to the Cummings Veterinary Hospital team. Joanne reports she likes the diversity of her job and the chance to help people care for their pets.

Joanne’s hobbies include riding her Quarter horse, training and competing in obedience competitions with her German Shepherd, and hiking in Jacobsburg State Park. In addition to a horse and two dogs, Joanne has four cats.



Stacy Hoang


Stacy Hoang is currently working toward her vet tech degree at NCC. An employee for one year, she enjoys her role assisting clients and patients. Stacy has a special appreciation for the unconditional love animals offer.

Stacy is married with three children, but still finds time for other hobbies, which include reading and gardening. For pets, the family dog is a husky named Nanook and Stacy also boasts a 300- gallon tank filled with African Cichlids.



Nicole Hubbard


Nicole is currently enrolled in college at Northampton in its Veterinary Technician Program and looks forward to graduating at the end summer 2012. Nicole finds her work fulfilling, since she believes animals need to be loved and taken care of just like people. "Being able to give animals a "voice" and make sure they are kept in good health is very rewarding," says Nicole.

For pets, she has a nine-year old German Shepherd mix named Sarah and four cats. Her felines include an orange tabby named Crush, a black and white tuxedo named Bandit, and two calicos named Autumn and Whiskers.



Kathy L. Quelet


Kathy is a certified veterinary technician who works mainly in the laboratory and is a valuable member of the diagnostic team. Kathy has worked in the veterinary field since 1977 and with Dr. Cummings since 1990. Graduating summa cum laude from Harcum College with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology, Kathy continued her education, taking classes in medical laboratory technology and nursing. As active member in the Pennsylvania Veterinary Technicians Association, Kathy has served as president, treasurer, and newsletter editor.

Kathy has no animals of her own due to pet allergies in the family, so she treasures the time she gets to spend with dogs and cats at work. Finally, Kathy is an avid foodie and omnivore.


Karen Smith

Karen began working with animals at the early age of seven, walking dogs for 25 cents. Earning a degree in animal center management from Horcum College, Karen has been working in the veterinary field since 1984.

Karen shares her home with husband, Jim; two cats, Flo and Rico; and Boxer TJ. Personal interests and activities include hiking, gardening, and off-road adventures with her husband.


Kim Kocher

Kim is a graduate of Penn State University and has worked with Dr. Cummings for 31 years since graduation.

She spends most of her time assisting in surgery. Her favorite past times are reading, gardening, and spending time with her dog Gracie and her cat Norman.



Rachel Rex


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Emily Alayon





Denise Brooks


Denise has had a 22-year career in the veterinary field, with the last six being at Cummings Veterinary Hospital. She received a veterinary receptionist certificate from Cedar Valley College. A lifelong animal lover, Denise feels strongly about the human—animal bond. Interacting with clients and pets and seeing to their needs is something she thrives on.

When not at work, Denise enjoys motorcycling trips with her husband, spending time with her four daughters and wonderful grandson, genealogy, gardening, and reading. Denise’s five pets include Blanco, a Husky/Samoyed; Dutchess, a Lab mix; Chai, a Shetland sheepdog; and two domestic shorthairs, Smokey and Bastian.



Kathleen Hunter-Corpe

Kathleen is a recent transplant from Southern California, where she lived for 30 years and worked as a vet tech for five years.

Kathleen’s loves include God, family, and animals. Her 24-year old daughter still resides in California, but her spouse, three dogs, and one cat accompanied her to Pennsylvania. Kathleen’s interests include theatre, acting in plays, staying in fancy hotels, and hanging out with her dogs.


Arlene Dunkelberger

Arlene has more than 25 years of experience working in different veterinary hospitals in a number of different roles, but since 2004 when Cummings Veterinary Hospital opened, she has been the evening receptionist.

Arlene lives in the Poconos with fiance Doug, rescued Siamese mix Lily (aka Q-Tip), and Doberman Madeleine. Arlene also has house finches, fish, and chickens. Arlene enjoys gardening, feeding the outside birds, and photography. Every fall, Arlene enters her plants and photos in local fairs.


Dorene Gumble

Dorene is a new face at Cummings Veterinary Hospital, but she’s a veteran veterinary receptionist with more than 25 years collectively in the field. Formally trained in medical administration, Dorene says there is no greater feeling of joy and fulfillment than the love we experience with our animals. Dorene truly enjoys the process of helping clients and her work—especially her colleagues and the opportunities she has to learn every day.

Dorene enjoys spending time with her family and friends, including performing in a local band with her husband. Grey and white kitty Gracie rules her home, sleeping and watching the birds from the best view in the house.



Laurie Ritz

Laurie grew up in Alpha, NJ. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Elementary Education, and from Kutztown University with a Master's Degree in Education. For 32 years, she was proudly employed as an elementary school educator, teaching several different grade levels throughout her career. Laurie retired from teaching in 2006, and joined the staff at Cummings Veterinary Hospital as a part-time, front desk receptionist.

She lives in Bethlehem, PA with her husband, Sal, and their three cocker spaniels.



Julia Kostelny



Night Patient Care Attendants

Cindy Peck

 Cindy has been at Cummings Veterinary Hospital for seven years in housekeeping. She enjoys being with animals and taking care of them at night while they are here at our facility.

She has two dogs, a Rottweiler named Cory and a Yorkie-Poo named Saber. Cindy also has a male Savannah cat named Taz, and two female long haired sisters, Puff and Harley. She has been married for 38 years to her husband Gregg and has one son David, and two grandchildren, Jacob and Megan.

Robert Weaver