Our Staff

Our small, capable staff ensures personal attention and compassionate care to clients and patients alike.


Dr. Vena  with one of her favorite patients, Pinky.

Johanna L. Vena, VMD

Dr. Vena, a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, began her career working for two mixed veterinary practices in upstate New York before relocating with her family to the Johnstown area where she has practiced for the past 15 years.  Dr. Vena is recognized locally for her expertise in treating exotic animals.  She has spent two decades gaining the knowledge needed to heal reptiles, amphibians, birds and other rare pets. Her interest in exotics was piqued during the four years she spent working at the Philadelphia Zoo, where she provided medical care to Galápagos tortoises, giraffes and other animals that require specialized handling.


Dr. Watchey with her dog Nemo.

Dr. Erin Watchey

Dr. Watchey grew up in Johnstown.  She graduated from Richland High School, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA.  She went to veterinary school at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN.  She graduated from vet school in 2009.  She enjoys surgery and dermatology.  One of her favorite parts of being a vet is taking care of puppies and kittens and forming a bond with them and their owners as they grow up.  Outside of the vet clinic, Dr. Watchey enjoys spending time with her husband, Adam, their dog, Nemo, their two cats, Tim Tam and Oz, and Newtie, their newt.  She also loves to spend time with family and friends, scrapbook, travel, read, and go to Zumba classes.


Dr. Duman with one of her feline patients.

Dr. Marcilyn Duman

Dr. Duman is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing veterinary medicine for 16 years. Canine and feline medicine is Dr. Duman’s focus. She especially enjoys soft tissue surgery, internal medicine and dermatology. Dr. Duman and her family share their home with their three cats (Percy, Pumpkin Patch, and Dewey) and their senior Lhasa Apso, Rosie. When they are not at home, Dr. Duman and her family are usually enjoying the outdoors or at a sporting event.

Samantha Albert is is our newest Vet Assistant and is currently a student at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.




Bonnie Morihiatko, our vet assistant, answering customer questions.


Allison Hayes, another vet assistant, helps take care of a rambunctious dog.
We are proud of Allison who is now in vet school at the University of Pennsylvania!

Cheryl Erisman

Cheryl Erisman with an adorable client. 

Skye Vogel comes to us via The Vet Tech of Pittsburgh. 

Our new receptionist Kristyn Palmer.


Our experienced, friendly receptionists greet clients and welcome patients.


516 Broad Street Johnstown, PA 15906   Phone: (814) 288 – 8821 Fax: (814) 254 – 4805