Kelli Geswein, CVPM - Practice Manager

Kelli joined CLAH in August of 2000 after working for another local animal clinic for 3 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Fairmont State University in 2002. Kelli has seen the CLAH practice grow from a staff of 4 to almost 100 employees, which has made every year of her employment exciting, interesting, and a learning experience.

Kelli oversees the daily operations of the practice including but not limited to the financial, human resources, marketing, staff management, and client service aspects. She became a CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) in January 2015 and completes 48 hours of continuing education in management every other year.

Kelli resides in Fredricktown, PA with her boyfriend Will and their two dogs Rose and Abbi.

In her free time she enjoys canoeing, traveling, hiking, camping, bonfires, hanging out with friends and family and lots of live music!

Debra Gawthrop - Office Manager

Debra has been in management most of her career. She joined CLAH in March 2015. Her responsibilities include customer service relations, accounts receivables, reception staff support and helps to oversee the daily operations of the hospital.

Debra obtained her Cosmetology Operator, Teacher & Managers license at Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. After working in a salon for several years, she became an instructor & then the Director of Potomac Academy of Hair Design in Falls Church, VA. After moving back to West Virginia, she spent several years in office management at Humberson Truck & Parts. Debra’s most recent position prior to joining CLAH was with West Virginia University as an Administrative Associate.

Debra resides in Bruceton Mills where she enjoys family time with her husband Rodney, daughter Courtney & boyfriend Jay, son Austin & girlfriend Marissa, & step sons. She has two dogs: Chloe & Peanut; & one cat: Izzy.

Tammy Rowan, RVT - General Practice and Emergency Team Manager

Tammy has been a veterinary technician since 1987. She has been our Lead Technician since 2004. She received her degree in Animal Health Technology from Median School of Allied Health Careers in Pittburgh, PA.

She has spent the majority of her career working in a mixed practice which allowed her many opportunities to work on a wide variety of animals. One of her most rewarding accomplishments has been successfully raising numerous abandoned and abused exotic cats. Tammy aided in the founding of an orphanage for these big cats.

When she is not tending to the needs of our patients, Tammy enjoys spending time attending her son’s hockey games and her daughter’s horse shows. She shares her home with her husband Ted and their 2 children Teddy and Hannah, as well as 7 dogs, 6 cats, 3 guinea pigs and 3 horses.

Sheila Behr - Bookkeeper

Sheila joined the CLAH team in January 2020.  Her love of animals and numbers is what really drives her to succeed in her current role. As the bookkeeper, Sheila manages the day to day financial aspects of the business.

Prior to working for Clah, Sheila was a stay at home Mom for 5 years. Her previous employment consists of positions in accounts payable and accounts receivable in the retail and manufacturing sectors. Sheila was also a licensed Realtor in Georgia prior to the economy collapse in 2008. 

In her free time, Sheila enjoys baking and decorating cakes. When time allows, she enjoys giving new life to old furniture. Sheila lives in Morgantown with her husband Michael and youngest daughter Brooke. Her oldest daughter, Katrina, lives in North Dakota.  Sheila’s fur family includes a chihuahua named Biscuit, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix named Luna, two guinea pigs named Sprite and Poppy and a hamster named Toodles.

Kirsten Perkins - Reception Team Manager

Kirsten is originally from southern Maryland and moved to West Virginia to attend college. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2017 with a degree in Animal and Nutritional Sciences. She became the reception manager at CLAH in June 2020.

Kirsten spent her whole life around animals. In high school, she got her first job at a veterinary clinic as a kennel attendant. In college, Kirsten volunteered with service dogs and worked at a doggy daycare.

Since then, she has worked as both a receptionist and veterinary assistant.

When she’s not working she loves to bake and watch baking shows on TV.

She also loves travelling, hiking, and watching musical theatre. Kirsten currently lives in Grafton, WV with her husband Kevin, their dog Rikki, and their cat Pixel.