Jean grew up on a dairy farm in rural Virginia where her love for animals and fascination with veterinary medicine began. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary and then went on to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia and her Ph.D. in Zoology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She conducted the field studies associated with her dissertation research in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya working on a primate parasitology project involving Masai tribesmen and two species of non-human primates, baboons and vervet monkeys. She spent the last year of her Ph.D. program working in the neurobiology and behavior lab at Cornell University.
Those years working with animal behaviorists and ecologists gave her an appreciation for conservation biology and sparked her interest in wildlife biology. After graduation, she worked as an associate in a small animal practice in Richmond, Va. (That’s where she and Tom Shriver met! He was her mentor during that first year of practice.)
In 1985, Jean bought her first practice in a small town in North Carolina, two years later she bought a second practice in Asheboro, NC. (She tried to get Tom to join her in the practice there, but no luck.)
She became very involved in the communities where she served on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Health Department, the Randolph County Humane Society and the American Raptor Propagation Project. She was awarded the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, Conservation Award of Merit for her volunteer work in wildlife rehabilitation. She also worked with church and scout groups educating children in the proper care and appreciation of animals.
In 1992, due to her parents’ failing health, Jean returned to Richmond, VA with the intention of starting a new practice there. As an interim position, she accepted a research faculty position at the Medical College of Virginia in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Much to her surprise, she fell in love with research and teaching and continued there while doing some relief veterinary work to maintain her clinical skills.
In 1997, she was offered a position here in Morgantown in the new Health Effects Laboratory Division of NIOSH where she became the team leader of the Immunotoxicology research group. The group’s research focuses on the effects of chemical exposure on the immune system in the areas of allergy, autoimmunity and immune suppression. She holds an adjunct faculty position at West Virginia University in the Department of Immunology, Microbiology and Cell Biology where she continues to mentor graduate students.
Once settled in Morgantown, she began looking for a mechanism to get back into clinical practice and to become involved with the Humane Society here. When the Cheat Lake Animal Hospital became available in 2000 it seemed too good an opportunity to pass up. She re-opened the hospital with an associate, Dr. Julie Gibson and six months later Tom decided to move back to West Virginia and join the practice!
Jean graduated from med school WVU, retired from NIOSH in 2015, and is now very active in the management and training at CLAH. She continues to be extremely active in the community with several ongoing projects.
Dr. Jesse Fallon grew up on a small farm in rural central Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University for his undergraduate education where he met his wife, Katie. He went on to complete a Master’s degree in Animal and Veterinary Science from West Virginia University in 2004. Then, he and Katie moved to Blacksburg, VA for Jesse to attend veterinary school at Virginia Tech. He graduated in 2008 with top honors, and joined Cheat Lake Animal Hospital in 2009. Jesse, Katie, their daughter Laurel, their two dogs and two birds live in Morgantown.
Although he enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, Dr. Fallon is particularly interested in orthopedic and soft-tissue surgery. He also has extensive experience in avian medicine, and has provided medical and surgical care for hundreds of species of birds. He is also Conservation Chair and West Virginia State Liaison for the Association of Avian Veterinarians (www.aav.org).
In addition to Cheat Lake Animal Hospital, Dr. Fallon serves as the Director of Veterinary Medicine for the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia (www.accawv.org), a non-profit organization that rehabilitates injured wild birds. In addition to clinical medicine Dr. Fallon also works in the field on several avian conservation projects and is completing a PhD in Fish and Wildlife Conservation from Virginia Tech.
Dr. Marjorie Rosmarin joined the staff of the Cheat Lake Animal Hospital as a part-time veterinarian in 2009. A 2001 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, she also holds a Master’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Illinois. She brings with her years of experience treating small animals in practices in New Jersey, Delaware, and California, before moving to Morgantown.
Dr. Rosmarin sees patients on most Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. When she is not working, she spends time with her family.
Dr. Evans grew up in central West Virginia. He graduated from Concord University in Athens, WV in 2005. He pursued his love for animals and desire to help people by attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. During his time at Ross University, Dr. Evans spent 27 months in St. Kitts and Nevis and spent one year of clinical rotation at Purdue University. He graduated in 2009.
After finishing school, Dr. Evans moved to Boston, Massachusetts and worked at a day practice for a year and half. After living and working in city, he decided to move closer to his childhood home. He started at Cheat Lake Animal Hospital in the fall of 2011. Initially, Dr. Evans saw regular appointments and emergencies in the evenings. When Cheat Lake Animal Hospital went 24 hours, he switched to working overnight and weekend emergency shifts. He enjoys all areas of veterinary medicine; having a special interest in soft tissue surgery. Dr. Evans lives in the Morgantown area with his wife and cat.
Dr. Susan L. Dannis, DVM, CVA, CCRT graduated in 1994 from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she was accepted into the Internship program at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. After 20 yrs of working as an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian, Dr. Dannis decided to switch gears a little and became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the Chi Institute and is presently becoming certified in Veterinary Rehabilitation (CCRT). She will treat most any species as long as it fits through the door.
Susan is an active participant in the sport of Schutzhund and the German conformation ring. In 2010, Dr. Dannis actively competed with her dog, Ricco, who became the #2 German Shepherd in North America. Dr. Dannis has a strong interest in canine reproduction which has been put to the test many times as a Hobby breeder and stud dog owner.
In her spare time, Dr. Dannis is a certified evaluator for Therapy Dogs International. Prior to becoming an evaluator, She went through the process with 2 of her Schutzhund titled dogs who became certified therapy dogs and actively visited nursing homes.
Dr. Dannis looks forward to meeting you and your pet for pre- or post-surgical rehabilitation, improving performance in your working/sporting dog, weight loss and conditioning, neurologic issues, pain reduction, orthopedic injuries where surgery is not an option, senior fitness, or acupuncture. Dr. Dannis lives in the DC metro area and has regularly commuted to Cheat Lake for over 2 years.
Mica was born and raised in Wheeling, West Virginia, attending Wheeling Central Catholic High School prior to completing her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from West Virginia University in 2005. She then attended Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama and graduated with her DVM degree in 2009. Following graduation from veterinary school, Mica moved to Tampa, Florida where she completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Florida Veterinary Specialists. She then returned to West Virginia, joining the staff at the North Central West Virginia Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Fairmont, to practice emergency medicine. Mica also spent a year as an associate veterinarian at Harrison Central Veterinary Hospital in Bridgeport, WV.
Mica joined our team at Cheat Lake Animal Hospital in October of 2012. Initially she saw emergencies and performed general wellness exams; however, Mica now primarily sees emergency and urgent care cases here at the hospital. Mica is especially interested in pain management, internal medicine, and critical care. She currently lives in Morgantown with her husband Chris, son Ryder, their boxers Jada and Arizona and their cat Loca.
Becca Stansbury, DVM
Becca is originally from Charleston, West Virginia. She attended West Virginia University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences in 2003. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. In the years following veterinary school, she moved several times, working as a veterinarian in Lexington, KY; Fairmont, WV; and, most recently, Pittsburgh, PA. Her interests in veterinary medicine include emergency medicine, geriatric care, and preventative medicine. Additionally, she recently became certified in veterinary acupuncture. She is especially interested in using acupuncture to complement Western medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys time with her husband, Rob, and her two children, Isaac and Avery. The family likes to hike in the woods with their four-legged children, Maya and Bo. Additionally, Becca loves following Mountaineer football and basketball. Becca joined the staff at Cheat Lake Animal Hospital in November 2014 and is thrilled to be settled in West Virginia.
Michelle Nett, DVM
Dr. Michelle Nett was raised on a small farm in Northern Colorado initiating her interest in animals of all sizes and species. She attended Colorado State University pursuing a degree in biochemistry and considering medical school, but the love of animals lead her into veterinary school, also at Colorado State. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, and started her career in general small animal practice in Denver, CO. After a move to Idaho in 2007 Michelle elected to make a small career change and start in emergency medicine due to enjoying the variety of cases and flexibility in schedule for her growing family. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and especially enjoys getting to know the family with the pet, and attempting to help them in the best manner possible.
Michelle married her high school sweetheart while in veterinary school and has moved several times while he has pursued his career in preventative medicine for humans. Michelle has pursued her veterinary career with every move and has worked in Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Montana and now here in West Virginia.
Dr. Nett joined Cheat Lake as a part-time veterinarian in August of 2015 and works emergency medicine on Wednesday nights and one weekend a month. When not at work she is busy trying to keep 5 kids and numerous 4-legged babies in line.
Becky Leap, DVM
Dr. Becky Leap was born and raised in Johnstown, PA. She attended the University of Findlay in Ohio, where she received her undergraduate degree in biology in 2006. She then moved to Knoxville, TN to attend the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned parallel veterinary and public health degrees in 2010. Dr. Leap met her husband, Reid Harvey, during veterinary school. Following veterinary school, Dr. Leap moved to Gaithersburg, MD with her husband, their four dogs and one cat, where she practiced veterinary medicine for five years. Her husband’s work brought them to Morgantown, and they took full advantage of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia by moving into a log cabin in the mountains. She is excited to be practicing at Cheat Lake and her interests include preventive medicine, internal medicine and dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking and fishing with her husband.
Laura Means, DVM
Dr. Means was born and raised in Parkersburg, WV and attended WVU. She graduated in
2000 with a bachelors degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and then
attended Tuskegee University in Alabama and graduated with a DVM
She has spent the last 9 years living and practicing in the Wheeling, WV
area, returning to Morgantown in 2014. She enjoys spending time with her
husband (who is a Morgantown native) and two young daughters when not
working. She is a Mountaineer football fanatic and also enjoys reading,
biking, and REfit classes. Dr. Means also shares her home with two dogs and three
Dr. Means will be seeing regular appointments on Mondays and Fridays as well as helping with emergency care.
Paige Roberts, DVM
Paige was born, raised, and started her work in veterinary medicine as a kennel worker in Louisville, Kentucky. She then headed to Kenyon College in Gambier, OH for an undergraduate degree in Biology. Paige moved to Boca Raton, FL where she worked full-time at veterinary clinics while she completed her pre-requisite courses at Florida Atlantic University. She then moved to the deep-south where she attended veterinary school at Auburn University in Alabama (War Eagle!). During veterinary school, she built a strong interest in emergency medicine, exotic companion animals, wildlife, and surgery. She spent her final eight weeks of school learning from the veterinarians at Cheat Lake Animal Hospital before joining the staff upon graduation.
Paige enjoys spending her free time hiking, camping, and exploring Morgantown with her partner and her dogs. She also enjoys visiting her large family in Louisville, Kentucky and exploring all that West Virginia has to offer!
Kim Leidl, DVM
Dr. Kim Fortier Leidl grew up in Connecticut. She rode horses throughout her childhood and realized her interest in medicine at an early age by listening to her father, a dermatologist, talk about his days at work, and by watching her veterinarian care for her family’s pets. Kim attended Boston College, where she studied English literature and pre-medical sciences as an undergraduate. After graduation, she pursued a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology at the University of Michigan, and then spent two years in research at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Although she enjoyed her time doing research, she missed working in a clinical setting and with animals. She applied to veterinary schools and accepted a seat at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
In veterinary school, Kim organized a conference on “One Health,” which emphasized the relationship among human, animal, and environmental health within and around our homes. She also developed interests in veterinary dermatology, dentistry, and ophthalmology. After graduating in May 2016, Kim moved to Morgantown with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Lulu. She joined the team at Cheat Lake Animal Hospital in June.
Charles Wolfe III, DVM
Dr. Wolfe (Chuck) quickly found his love and appreciation for animals while growing up on a farm in Grindstone, PA. Throughout his life, he was active in the 4-H livestock clubs, exhibiting cattle, lambs, and pigs at both the local and state fairs.
Dr. Wolfe attended Penn State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Bioscience. After graduation, he studied at West Virginia University obtaining a Master of Science degree in Animal Science. Dr. Wolfe then completed his studies at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. Wolfe had practiced at clinics in southwestern Pennsylvania before joining the staff at Cheat Lake Animal Hospital. Even through he appreciates all areas of veterinary medicine, Dr. Wolfe enjoys performing surgery and focusing on wellness and dermatology patients.
Dr. Wolfe resides with his wife Christy, son Eli, and his 2 four legged Beagle girls, Maggie and Belle. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cheering on Penn State football and being in the great outdoors.
Holly Kossuth, DVM
Dr. Holly L. Kossuth is a West Virginia native and graduated from West Virginia University before attending The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys working in various areas at CLAH, but has a special interest in feline medicine and surgery. She practiced companion animal medicine in the northern panhandle for 26 years. Dr. Kossuth has involvement with organized veterinary medicine as the WV Delegate for the American Veterinary Medical Association and a board member of the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association which promotes professional fellowship, continuing education and maintaining the standards of practice. Mentoring pre-vet and veterinary students to follow their dreams is a joy for her. On her days off she enjoys her farm animals and pets that live on her small farm, gardening and quilting.