Hospital ManagerMonica Pelto
Hospital Manager Monica Pelto was born in Richland, Washington and has always had a soft spot in her heart for all animals. Married in 1997 to her husband Jeff; they welcomed daughter Tanna and son RJ in 1998 & 1999. Monica has always had pets within the home. The current fur kids consist of 2 dogs (Belle & Tuck) and 3 cats (Shadow, Koda & Ash). Monica always knew she wanted to have a job in the veterinary field but did not know where until she learned of 24 hour emergency pet care and has been a part of it since. She started as a nurse in a general practice for several years and shortly after joined the team at VCA Southpaws where she spent the past 12 years as either an emergency veterinary technician or ER practice manager. Monica recently accepted the position as Hospital Manager here at SMVRC and is excited about the potential she has within the hospital. She is actively working with her entire team towards their goal of SMVRC becoming the leader in quality medicine and remaining a staple in the Southern Maryland veterinary community; as well as supporting the local veterinary hospitals in the area and finding ways in which they can give back to the community.
Referral CoordinatorKrissy Moy
School: University of Maryland School of Social Work, MSW
Krissy is our Patient Referral Coordinator in the hospital. She has been with VCA SMVRC since 2010. She is here as a patient advocate between our doctors and your referring veterinarian. She is with you through our whole process from the time of admittance to discharge and even following up after that. Krissy is a licensed social worker who graduated from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 2014. She is a pit bull mom of two who enjoys weightlifting and traveling in her spare time.