Geary Veterinary Services

Geary Veterinary Services is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania. The professional and courteous staff at Geary Veterinary Services seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Geary Veterinary Services strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Geary Veterinary Services can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission
Geary Veterinary Services is building the best veterinary healthcare delivery team in the world. Together we strive to provide advanced and compassionate pet health care for those who chose it. At Geary Veterinary Services, patient care and client expectations are not met, they are exceeded!
  • Geary Veterinary Services
  • 1335 Connellsville Rd.
  • Lemont Furnace,PA 15456
  • Phone: 724-437-4191
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  • Mon, Thurs 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Tues 8:00AM-4:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM-1:00PM; 1:00PM-4:00PM Tech only
  • Fri 8:00AM-4:00PM
  • Sat 9:00AM-4:00PM Tech Only
  • Sun Closed
  • Curtis H. Geary, VMD

    Practice Owner
    Dr. Curtis H.Geary is the owner and operator of Geary Veterinary Services, the practice where he worked as a high school student, since 2001.  A life long resident of Fayette County, he attended Penn State University, before earning his degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. He also operates another veterinary clinic at his former home, in nearby Bullskin Township. 

    He is interested in veterinary dentistry and loves learning about new advances and procedures.  His goal is to always move the practice ahead, along with any advances in veterinary care.  It's his belief that not all veterinary practices are created equal that compels him to get to know his patients and clients and provide the best care possible.

    When he is not seeing patients, Dr.Geary enjoys raising a variety of chickens: his favorite being Bantam Rosecombs. He enters many of his chickens in local fairs and shows.  His time at home is spent with wife Sarah and daughter, Piper.
  • Joanne Mihalko, VMD

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Joanne Mihalko began working at Geary Veterinary Services in June 2017. She was born in New York City. She completed her undergraduate work at Pennsylvania State University and went on to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced in New Jersey for 7 years before joining Geary Veterinary Services.

    Her interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine and surgery. She also feels client education is the key to helping you give your pets the best care. 

    When Dr. Mihalko is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching baseball and movies, as well as craft/sewing projects. She shares her home with her husband Ben, 2 children: Allie and Noah, and their 2 cats: Bella and Chloe.
  • Mary Kay Geary

    Practice Manager
    Mary Kay Geary has been working here at Geary Veterinary Services since 2001.  She is the practice manager and responsible for making sure the entire clinic runs smoothly.  She has had various jobs in the past dealing with the public, as well as fellow employees, which has given her the skills needed for this particular job.  Over the years, she has attended many training sessions and/or classes dealing with issues important to her job.  She feels she has probably learned much through on-the job training and working day to day.

    Most importantly, she has a special interest in the clinic, owned by her son, Dr. Geary.  It's important to her to help him make the clinic a successful and caring place for clients to bring their pets. Mary Kay has always had a love for animals and an interest in the science of veterinary medicine.  It's a wonderful feeling  for her to see animals improve after coming in sick or injured. Mary Kay shares her home with husband Bill, as well as many cats and their dog Diamond, a miniature schnauzer.

    When not working, Mary Kay enjoys collecting dishes, watching it snow, and spending time outside when the weather is nice.  She also enjoys dining out with husband, Bill and relaxing at home with the dogs.  She especially enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, Piper.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
  • Brenda Beal

    Office Manager
    Brenda Beal has been working at Geary Veterinary Services since 2002. She has learned many things over the years including dog grooming, assisting with pets, and office management.  She is currently the office manager and her job involves interacting with everyone from the veterinarians, staff members, clients, and their pets.  She is responsible for assisting clients with payment arrangements and ordering supplies; among other things. She makes sure the practice runs smoothly and deals with any problems with speed and in a caring manner.

    The best part of her job is knowing that she is helping people who are compassionate and care about their pets. Over the years, she has gotten to know many of the clients by name and looks forward to seeing them with their pets.

    She has two dogs at her house:, Annie,a Shih Tzu, and Star, a Beagle.  She has been married to her husband Jeff  for 26 years and has two children:  Jeffrey, a State Police Liquor Control Officer and Ashley, who is in the healthcare field, and her grandchildren Gabriel and Ariel.                   
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
  • Robert S. Leighty

    Office Supervisor
    Bob Leighty has been working at Geary Veterinary Services since August 1997.  He has a Bachelor's Degree in English, Creative Writing from California University of Pennsylvania. As the assistant office manager, he is responsible for keeping the office running as it should, as well as managing the inventory.

    Many of the clients know Bob from coming in over the years, and will ask for him when calling with a question or concern. Bob has seen many changes over the years, and enjoys meeting new people, working with the staff, and learning new things every day.

    Bob has beem married to Jen since July 13, 2013.  On May 16th, 2017, they were blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Rowan!  

    Pets that live at home with the Leightys are: 6 cats,(Minnie,Milo, Meeko, Charlie, Chloe, and Max), 2 dogs ( Pepper, and Boomer) , a hamster (Kirby), a conure (Skittles), and a rabbit (Oswald)

    When he isn't working, he enjoys writing, watching T.V./DVDs, trivia, golf, basketball, softball, dartball, and just about any other sport.  He loves to support his alma maters in football and  basketball.  Especially the Uniontown Red Raiders, who he has traveled all over Pennsylvania for over a decade to see  play.

    Bob is a huge pro-wrestling fan.  He enjoys watching The Simpsons and House on television.  He spends much of his spare time working on his writing. He has had several poems published and is currently working on a novel that he would like to see published.
                  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
  • Keisha Smitley, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician
    Keisha has been employed at Geary Veterinary Services since April of 2009.  She attended the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh where she received an associates degree in veterinary technology.  She obtained her veterinary technician license, and is a Certified Veterinary Technician.

    As a certified technician, Keisha is responsible for taking care of sick patients in the hospital, drawing blood, taking x-rays, and assisting the doctor in surgery.  Keisha has a great personality and puts the clients and their owners at ease, especially 
    patients that  are sick, and owners who are worried.

    On her down time, Keisha enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Terry and their daughter Autumn, as well as her close family and friends.

    She shares her home with 3 dogs: Liam, (a St. Bernard),  Noah and Roxie (Rotweilers), and 3 cats -Cody, Chleo, and Wally.
    She feels that this is a very rewarding job and can't imagine working in any other field.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
  • Sarah Geary, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician
    Sarah Geary has been working at Geary Veterinary Services since 2002.  She has an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Median School, and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. 

    Sarah spends much of her day working in the hospital, helping sick pets to get better. She has had much experience placing intravenous catheters and urinary catheters in cats. It is very satisfying when she can place a difficult catheter; knowing that these pets are depending on her to help them get better.

    Sarah knows that working in the veterinary profession requires lots of hard work and dedication.  It's not all about cute puppies and kittens, although we love seeing them.  It's a very rewarding job to know you are helping pets and their owners. 

    Sarah shares her home with many pets which include: Three cats, Barbie, Dora, and Lillie, two horses-Zip and Diego, about 80-100 chickens-some with names- Wala, Russell, Tuscan, Indie, Mark, Derek, Frannie, Giadi, and one pigeon Gwinivere.

    Sarah  spends most of her time with her husband, Dr. Geary and their daughter, Piper.  She also enjoys horseback riding, spending time outside when the weather is nice and going to various chicken shows with Dr. Geary.
  • Ashley DeLara

    Veterinary Technician
    Ashley has been working here at Geary Veterinary Services since March 2009. Her job duties include assisting the veterinarian and other techs, drawing blood, caring for hospitalized pets,  and helping our patients and their owners to a positive experience at their visit.

    Ashley has a true love of animals and she is devoted to helping them feel better and not be frightened while they are here.  Although she adores her chocolate Beagle, Sampson,she feels that she has a complex, spiritual relationship with cats-understanding them better than she does dogs.  She shares her home with six cats: Jetta, Ivan, Knuckles, Geisha, Bullet, and Torii.  She is proud that many of our "cat" clients ask for her by name and ask for her opinion with many feline issues.  Her areas of special concern are feline life enrichment and also studies of autoimmune and immunodeficiency diseases.

    Some of her hobbies include: reading, fishing, drawing, listening to 80's and 90's music, playing old-school video games, and taking Geisha for rides in the truck.  She loves spending time with her husband, Chuckie, going shopping with her Mom, visiting with her Aunt, and spending time with her Niece.  Her favorite color is grey, and her favorite animal is the Mountain Lion.

     

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
  • Justine Cernuto

    Office Staff
    Justine has been working at Geary Veterinary Services since September of 2009.  She graduated from Laurel Business Institute with an associate's degree in Office Administration in 2008.  Her job duties include answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, updating records, and keeping the office running smoothly.

    She enjoys interacting with the clients and their pets-especially puppies. Although she doesn't currently have a pet, she would love to have a Yorkshire Terrier one day.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her niece and nephews.  She had a beautiful wedding July of 2017 and married her best friend, Michael.  In the summer, her family often vacations together at the beach. When she has time off, she enjoys visiting her sister in Virginia.  She likes the atmosphere there and a break from the everyday routine. 

    When she was younger and asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would say a veterinarian.  She feels it is destiny that she is now working in a veterinary clinic at a job she truly enjoys.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
  • Lois Brown

    Housekeeping
    Lois Brown has been working at Geary Veterinary Services since 2005. She is the one responsible for keeping the clinic looking and smelling clean.  This is not always an easy job, and it takes a dedicated, hard working individual to do this on a daily basis.  Lucky for us, Lois more than lives up to the demands of this job.  She is a fine role model for other employees, showing how to do your job, and do it well.

    Lois likes learning new things at the clinic, watching the technicians working with the pets, and interacting with the pets who are boarding or hospitalized.  She is always doing something, and looking for ways to keep the clinic looking its best.

    Lois has been married to her husband, Leroy for over 50 years. They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.   When she is not working, Lois likes to sew and enjoys shopping with her daughter and granddaughter.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
  • Brittany Donaldson

    Veterinary Assistant

    Brittany began 2015 by starting a new job at Geary Veterinary Services.  She grew up in Hopwood Pennsylvania, and graduated from Ross Medical Education Center in 2014. 

    She is happy to be able to use some of the skills learned there, while also gaining new skills working at the clinic where she brings her own pets.

    She and her husband have been married since 2013.  They share many  interests; with their passion for animals being one of their common bonds.  Together they co-exist time with four dogs: (Farrah, Siarra, Ken-jin, and Nyx,) Nine cats: (Patches, Man Man, Ninja, Lucifer, Luna, Munchkin, Magic, Eevee, and Buddy,) Three reptiles: (Hades, Griswald, and Scar), One ferret (Toby), and One rabbit (Odessa). 

    In their spare time, they enjoy swimming and hiking with their dogs and lovely cat, Lucifer. When they have time, they enjoy getting together with family and friends.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Ashley Schiffbauer,CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Affectionately known as "Schiffy", Ashley has been with us at GVS since December 2014.  She attended the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh.  Her job duties include placing IV catheters, drawing blood samples, assisting the doctor and helping out in surgery.  Her favorite part about her work is performing diagnostics to solve the mystery of what might be ailing a pet.  

    She has a menagerie of animals that live with her at home! Her pets include Sasha (a pit bull mix), Sammy, Cookie, Cuddles and Mittens (four cats), Fronz (a ball python), and Gex (a leopard gecko). 

    Ashley enjoys dining out, going to concerts, swimming, and spending time outdoors with Sasha. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Eva Rodriguez

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Eva began her career here at Geary Veterinary Services in June of 2013. She loves being able to educate people on pet care and therefore change lives.  She graduated from The Vet Tech Institute in 2016 and has been a licensed veterinary technician since November of 2016. 

    She resides with five dogs; Rebel (a Blue Heeler), Eboney (a Black Lab), Ubu (a Pit Bull), Dixie and Ranger (two mixed breeds)

    In her spare time she enjoys working outside and going fishing with her dog.  Her passions are Veterinary Medicine and the Trucking Industry.  She and her husband J.J. live a comfortable and happy life together!  Despite working in a small animal practice, her favorite animal is a Cow!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Tiffany Campbell

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Tiffany has been with Geary Veterinary Services since June of 2016.  She works in the surgery department and is responsible for preparing anesthesia and getting pets ready for surgery by placing IV catheters, intubating, and shaving/cleaning them.  When you pick your pet up from surgery, she will likely be the one who releases them to you and will go over home care instructions.  She enjoys helping animals who are in need and values this aspect of her job.

    Tiffany shares her home with the most adorable Frenchie ever; Pria! She and her husband Ralph enjoy hiking, target shooting, camping in their cabin near Cook Forest, and spending time with family and friends.  Her dream is to move closer to a beach and breed French Bulldogs.  Her favorite animal is the Owl!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016