Tiffani Crum, MS, DVM
Dr. Crum’s interest in animal behavior began long before attending veterinary school when she adopted her first dog from a puppy mill rescue organization.
She named her Sunny. Sunny was a timid, poorly socialized Bernese Mountain Dog who spent 3 years as a breeding dog. The special needs of this dog and her resilience are what really inspired Dr. Crum to become a veterinarian. While in veterinary school, she was VP of the Behavior Club and attended as many seminars as she could on Animal Behavior. Since graduating, she has focused much of her continuing education in this area. Dr. Crum is Fear Free and Low Stress Handling Certified. She is also a certified member of Family Paws, which is an organization dedicated to safely merging families with babies, toddlers, and dogs.
Dr. Crum currently sees behavior consults for both dogs and cats. After evaluation, she will discuss appropriate medications (when indicated), as well as design an individualized behavior modification plan to best help your pet.
Mary Kathryn, CVT, KPA-CTP
MK is one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians and she is also a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. MK joined the Valley Vet team in 2014 as a technician. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute with an Associate in Specialized Technology and the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior.
MK’s dog training career started at a very young age. She was a part of her local 4-H Dog Club and trained her own pet dogs in obedience, agility, confirmation, and rally obedience. MK has handled dogs in many competitive AKC sporting events. Throughout college, MK taught obedience classes at a pet store for several years, prior to teaching at Valley Vet. MK has taught and worked with many different styles of dog training, but is truly passionate about clicker training and positive reinforcement.
MK teaches Basic, Advanced, and Canine Good Citizen group, classes. She also offers private training sessions. In partner with Dr. Crum, she assists with Behavior Consults and will help you implement a specific training plan for your pet!
Holly is one of our Veterinary Assistants and the Puppy Pre-School Instructor! Holly joined the Valley Veterinary Service team in 2007 as a Veterinary Assistant and is our Inventory Manager. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology in 2003 from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
Holly developed an interest in early behavior of dogs and became our Puppy Pre-School instructor in January 2012. She creates a unique relationship with our clients and patients by implementing a fun, positive environment for puppy socialization. Holly is currently working on getting certification for Karen Pryor’s Puppy Start Right Program. She thoroughly enjoys watching these puppies blossom into well-mannered dogs by continuing their training throughout their lives and enhancing their relationships with their pet parents as a result!
Our Puppy Pre-School program is a rotating class offered every Wednesday evening from 6-7 at the office!