Meet The Team

Top Row (Left to Right): Delia, Shawn, Melissa, Dr. Fanders, Dr. Danielsen, Fallon, and Corey.

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Christine, Nicole, and Jen.

Jennifer Thomas

Technician Manager

Jennifer has been a technician for 24 years and with Edinburg Animal Hospital for 15 years. She has a Bachelor Of Science degree from William Paterson University. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Corey Hitchcock

Technician / Customer Service Manager

Corey has been working in the veterinary field for the past nine years and joined Edinburg Animal Hospital in 2017.  Corey enjoys working with animals and is currently working towards getting his degree to become a certified technician.  He used to be a breeder of chinchillas so he loves getting to work with them and other exotics again. Corey also manages customer service and marketing for the hospital.

At home Corey has a Pit Bull named Louis, a Goldendoodle named Khaleesi, and a Poodle mix named Chewbacca.  Corey is a big fan of Game of Thrones and Star Wars.  When he is not working he enjoys traveling, vegetarian food, and video games.

Fallon Holland


Fallon is one of our veterinary receptionists and has been in the veterinary industry for the past six years and loves what she does!  She has been with Edinburg Animal Hospital since 2016.  At home Fallon has a three year old Yorkie-Poo named Nesta and a new kitten named Dorian Grey. 

Melissa Houck

Head Technician

Melissa has been a technician for 14 years and has been with Edinburg Animal Hospital for 8 years. She is our head technician and exotic animal surgery technician.  She lives with her husband, son, three cats (Michael, Perry, and Ferb), two dogs (Calli and Roo), and a Devon Rex rabbit (Kanga).  In her spare time, she enjoys camping in the Poconos and relaxing by the ocean at Long Beach Island.

Carrie Soffel


Carrie has been a technician for 15 years and she has been working at Edinburg Animal Hospital for ten years.  She graduated from Mercer County Technical School with a LPN degree in 2012.  Carrie is a full time LPN during the day and works evening hours at Edinburg.

She lives with her husband, son, two cats, and dog.  Carrie enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her family.

Shawn Cumberland


Shawn has been a technician for two years and with Edinburg Animal Hospital since 2017.  She has a four year degree from Kean University and a Veterinary Assistant certification from Mercer County College.  When Shawn is not working she enjoys volunteering at her local shelter, fostering as many dogs as possible.  She also enjoys taking her pack hiking and swimming at local parks.

Shawn currently lives with her American Bully 'Duncan', an American Bully mix 'Jax', two cats, and two rats.

Nicole Pownall

Technician Assistant

Nicole grew up in Hamilton, NJ and has worked at Edinburg Animal Hospital since 2012.  She has an associates degree in chemistry and biology, is certified in dairy cattle artificial insemination and scuba diving. Currently she is in her final year of studying animal science at Rutgers University, and hopes to go to veterinary school in Florida upon graduation.

Nicole has always loved animals and has known since she was very young that she wanted to work with them as a career.  Nicole has a four year old black German Shepherd named Thor who loves to swim with her.  She loves summer time and enjoys laying out by the pool.  Her favorite holiday is Halloween and her hobbies include snowboarding, quad riding, and boating.  Outside of work she enjoys anything Disney or Marvel related. Nicole's favorite place to go is Disney world in Florida.

Jenna Barany

Technician Assistant

Jenna is from Hamilton, NJ and joined Edinburg Animal Hospital in 2017.  She successfully completed the NAVTA Veterinary Assistant program in 2016 and is looking forward to continuing her education to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

 At home she has three wonderful kitties named Missy, Oliver and Alina. Jenna enjoys live music, traveling and spending time with her family.

Barbara Torres


Bio coming soon!

Figaro (Fig)

Hospital Cat

Figaro, also known as Fig, came to us in January of 2017.  Fig was found with pneumonia in the woods as a feral kitten.  We nursed him back to health and he became our hospital cat.  He likes to nurse our hospitalized patients back to health and likes to lay next to them in their kennels.  His favorite patients are rabbits.  Fig likes to make homes out of copy paper boxes and loves to play fetch with his toy springs.  Be sure to say hello next time you are in and toss around Fig's toy springs!

Newton (Newt)

Hospital Cat

Newton, also known as Newt, came to us in May of 2017.  Newt was found in Mercer County park as a very young kitten weighing only one pound. With the help of Fig, we nursed him back to health and he became best friends with Fig.  Newt loves to nap on Dr. Fanders' desk and loves to eat bugs.