Our Veterinary Staff

We couldn’t ask for better veterinary staff to be the backbone of our practice in Monongahela. Their compassion, skill, and devotion to helping animals and people are second to none. Get to know their names and faces!

Veterinary Staff in Monongahela: Connie Lusk

Connie Lusk, Office Manager

Connie has been part of the Monongahela Animal Hospital team since 1996. A long-time lover of animals, she’s worked in the animal care industry for over 35 years and was a dog groomer for 24 years. Connie enjoys working at Monongahela Animal Hospital because she likes being around animals and the wonderful staff and clients. Of course, she also likes working with Dr. Lisa Lusk, the hospital’s owner, and Connie’s daughter.

Connie shares her home with a big, goofy St Bernardadoodle named Toby.  When not working she likes to play with Toby and spend time with her family.

Jayme Palla, Practice Manager

In addition to being Monongahela Animal Hospital’s practice manager, Jayme is also a veterinary technician at the hospital and has worked here since 1997. She likes the pleasant and fun atmosphere and enjoys meeting new people and seeing the many different animals that come through the hospital’s doors.

Jayme has a Frenchie named Bailey and threes; Luna, Reid, and Oliver. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending her time with her family, husband Ed and daughter Carly. She also enjoys gardening, growing flowers, reading, building puzzles, and baking.

Veterinary Staff in Monongahela: Jayme Palla
Veterinary Staff in Monongahela: Ashley Hazy

Ashley Hazy, Veterinary Technician

A part-time veterinary technician, Ashley has worked at Monongahela Animal Hospital since 2008 and enjoys the hospital’s friendly atmosphere. The owner of two dogs, a Boxer named Geno and a Siberian Husky named Kierra, Ashley also fosters animals and likes to spend her spare time with her husband, Greg, and their daughters, Ailyn and Aubrie. She enjoys gardening, cooking and baking, biking, swimming, blogging, and crafting.

Jacquelyn Thomas, Veterinary Technician

Jackie has been a veterinary technician at Monongahela Animal Hospital since 2007 and holds an associate's degree in specialized technology. Learning something new every day while at work and being with her work family is something that Jackie genuinely loves. She shares her home with her dogs Roo, Paisley, and Hope and 2 cats named Vinnie and Zed. Jackie also adopted a Mini Donkey named Jasper and 2 goats named Sunny and Boeris. She loves spending her free time with her animals or with her family on her boat, camping, or at Disney World. She and her husband Jeff have two children, Colton and Camrynn.

Veterinary Staff in Monongahela: Jacquelyn Thomas
Veterinary Staff in Monongahela: Marissa Molnar

Marissa Molnar, Certified Veterinary Technician

Marissa joined our team in April 2014. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2010 and passed her state boards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2011. Marissa has always had a passion for helping animals and that continues to grow every year. She has been a leader with the Fayette County 4H Dog Club since 2018. When not at work, she enjoys almost anything outdoors- especially hiking with her dogs. She shares her home with 2 Australian Cattle Dogs, Wheeler & Clover, a Pointer named Pete and some chickens!

Madison Gaydos, Veterinary Technician

Madison has an Associate Degree from VII (Vet Tech Institute), where she learned that she loved caring for animals the best way she could. Madison's favorite thing about working in the field is learning something new and interesting everyday. When not working, Madison enjoys painting, going out with friends, and spending time with family. She also has two cats, "Sadie" & "Hazel" .



Cassidy Ginsburg, Certified Veterinary Technician

Cassidy joined the staff at Monongahela Animal Hospital in July 2019. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2018. She has a passion for helping all animals large or small. Cassidy enjoys learning something new every day and the friendly environment. In her spare time she *** enjoys spending quality time with her husband and her two children Brynnlee and Brexton. Also at home, she has 4 dogs Dozer, Diesel, Atlas and Tracker and multiple cats.

Erika Eichler, Certified Veterinary Technician

Erika joined our team at Monongahela Animal Hospital in 2021. She graduated from VTI (Vet Tech Institute) with her associate's degree. After graduating she started working in an emergency animal hospital for a few years where she fell in love with the fast paced environment, being able to help animals in need and the opportunity to work with multiple different species. After a while, Erika wanted to change things up and work in general practice. Erika has 3 dogs and 3 cats that she loves to spend time with along with her family and friends.