Molly Wart


Molly is originally from Barrington, Rhode Island. She studied Biomedical Engineering with a focus in biomaterials at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is currently interested in small animal emergency medicine. In her free time, Molly enjoys sailing, hiking, and reading.

Erin Tack


Erin is originally from Califon, New Jersey and graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is interested in small animal medicine and one day hopes to contribute to her parents’ small and exotic animal practice in Chester, NJ. In her free time, Erin enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her dog Roosevelt.

Patricia Crigler

Vice President

Patricia is from Chatham, New Jersey and graduated with honors from Franklin and Marshall College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She also earned a Masters in Veterinary Public Health form the University of Missouri before her acceptance to PennVet. Outside of class, Patricia enjoys reading with her cat Daisy Buchanan, skiing, and watching football. 

Matthew Rice


Matthew Rice is originally from Manasquan, New Jersey, and received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Initially, he entered veterinary school with an interest in equine medicine, but his current interests are small animal orthopedic surgery and practice ownership. In his free time, he likes to read and play lacrosse. 

Courtney Mooney


Courtney is originally from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. She studied Accounting and Finance at St. Joseph’s University and worked in the public accounting world for a few years before deciding to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She is currently interested in small animal medicine and practice ownership. In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her dog and cat, traveling, going to art museums and making beer and wine with her family.

Ilana Gitlin

Membership Coordinator

Ilana grew up in Cold Spring Harbor, NY and received a B.S. from Tufts University in Biology and Russian Language and Literature. She is primarily interested in small animal medicine. At school Ilana has a hamster named Franklin, and at home she has 3 small dogs. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis and also played on the club lacrosse team at Tufts.

Katie Alden

Marketing Director

Katie is from Yardley, Pennsylvania and graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Behavior. Her veterinary interests include mixed animal general practice with a special passion for small ruminants. In her spare time, she enjoys playing ice hockey and traveling. 

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