Dr. Lauren Jones is the proud owner of AHCC! She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, after receiving her bachelor's degree in biology from Arcadia University in 2005. Following graduation, she worked in private practice with a special interest in canine reproduction and obstetrics, neonatal care, preventative medicine, dentistry, nutrition and exotic animals. She purchased the Animal Hospital of Chester Country in 2017. She currently lives with her husband, Jack, three children, Griffin, Charlotte, and Jack Jr., and their silly bearded dragon, Bruni. Her interests outside veterinary medicine include kayaking, yoga, music, Jeeps, and sports.
Dr. Maribeth Shea graduated from Purdue University in 1993. After practicing in Chester Springs for 11 years, she joined AHCC in 2004. Her practice is limited to dogs and cats. Dr. Shea enjoys working closely with her patients and their families throughout all life stages. She has particular interest in helping older patients maintain dignity and a good quality of life. Outside of work, Dr. Shea enjoys traveling, hiking, soccer, movies and reading. She is kept busy by her husband Marco, and three children, Caelan, Aine' and Sidra. Rounding out her house is her rescued dog Piper. Dr. Shea is a member of AVMA, PVMA, and the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.
Dr. Kristen Conniff-Rafalko joined the AHCC team in October 2018. Dr. Conniff-Rafalko is a Pennsylvania native, born and raised in Scranton. She first trained as an illustrator and spent several years as a working artist before making the transition to veterinary medicine. She earned her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 and completed a one-year rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware before joining the AHCC family as a general practitioner. Her special interests include surgery, dentistry, and emergency medicine. When she's not busy caring for your furry family members, Dr. Conniff enjoys indoor gardening, hiking, and spending time with her husband and Shetland sheepdog, Shamrock.
Dr. Katie McIntyre grew up in Chester County and obtained her bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and then completed a one-year rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware. Since then, Dr. McIntyre has been working in general practice in Delaware and Pennsylvania, and she joined the AHCC team in 2021. Dr. McIntyre enjoys caring for your pets throughout all stages of their life with preventative care and management of acute and chronic conditions as they arise. Her special interests include internal medicine and dentistry. Dr. McIntyre lives in West Chester with her husband, 3 children, 2 dogs, and a cat. She enjoys outdoor activities, exercising, home improvement projects, and spending time with her family and friends.
Ashley obtained her A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Harcum College and passed the VTNE in 2008. She has worked in various hospital settings including emergency, specialty, and other general practices. Ashley has worked for Dr. Jones since 2016 and joined the AHCC team in 2017. She enjoys learning new ways to make vet visits less stressful for pets and building connections with clients and their pets. Ashley was the 2021 PVMA Practice Manager of the Year and is actively involved with the PVMA and working towards better public understanding and education of what veterinary technicians do. Ashley also writes for the PVMA’s Keystone Veterinarian quarterly magazine. Ashley lives in Berks County with her fiancee, her daughter, and their pit bull mix, Ivar. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with friends and family.
Copyright Animal Hospital of Chester County. All Rights Reserved. The information contained in this website is only for general informational purposes. It is not a substitute for professional veterinary care and advice. While we endeavor to keep the information on this site current and accurate, we make no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the completeness, reliability, or availability of information with respect to this website. Any and all reliance on the information contained in this website is strictly at your own risk.