Dr. Charles Yurkon
Dr. Charles Yurkon has been in veterinary medicine for over 20 years. He grew up on the North East side of Pennsylvania in Dallas, PA. He has a Master's in Toxicology and Master's in Business from Colorado State University. He is a graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Yurkon has a special interest in internal medicine especially endocrinology, cardiology and surgery. Dr. Yurkon loves to educate and work with clients to make the best decision for their family members. He has a big passion for sharing his knowledge with future veterinarians. Dr. Yurkon and Jennifer purchased Happy Tales Veterinary Hospital (formerly Baker Animal Hospital) from Dr. Daniel Baker in October of 2017. When Dr. Yurkon is not at Happy Tales; he is spending time with his family, especially teaching Charley and Emmett all sorts of outdoor activities, working with his power tools, bucking trees, fishing, and hiking. He is owned by his dog Zoom, 3 cats Chewy, Stinger and Stella as well as a few chickens.
Dr. Gretchen Muhonen
Dr. Muhonen grew up in central Pennsylvania. She graduated from Penn State University in 2007 and received her veterinary medical degree from Ross University in 2011. She has been practicing in central Pennsylvania. Her interests in veterinary medicine include routine and preventative care, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology.
After completing his military commitment, Dr. Muhonen's husband John has recently graduated from medical school. Their family, which includes their sons Carter and Miles, is relocating to the Shenango Valley so that John can complete a surgical residency at UPMC Horizon. Gretchen, John, Carter, and Miles enjoy outdoor activities including trail walking, biking, hiking, and camping. The Muhonens share their home with their two cats Nysa and Maggie and their dog Murdock.
Dr. Sean Lawson
Dr. Sean Lawson has been in veterinary medicine for over 10 years as a veterinarian. He grew up in Evergreen, Colorado. He has a Master's of Science in Anatomy and Neurobiology. He is a graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. His passions in veterinary medicine are preventive medicine, soft tissue surgery and orthopedics as well as dentistry. When he is not working he is spending time with his family and friends, enjoys teaching his son sports, mountain biking, fishing, and camping. He is owned by 2 dogs Ebony and Mia Hamm and 1 kitty Olive.
Dr. Amanda Brown
Dr. Brown grew up in the East Pittsburgh area and went to undergraduate school at University of Pittsburgh. She attended veterinary school at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has furthered her education and passion in studying Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute. She is also a Certified Animal Chiropractor. Dr. Brown has a special interest in herbology, nutrition, nutraceuticals and alternative therapy modalities. When Dr. Brown is not at Happy Tales she loves to travel, concerts, playing sports, hiking/camping, foraging and gardening. She is owned by her 3 kitties Luna, Sol(Boogie) and Ru as well as her 2 dogs Sage (English Bulldog) and Quin (German Short-Haired Pointer).