Our Staff

Ben J. Rhodes, DVM

Dr. Rhodes graduated from Washington State University in 2009 and practiced in a mixed animal practice in Washington for 2 years before joining our staff in 2011.

Dr. Rhodes is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine but particularly enjoys bovine medicine, small ruminants, and soft tissue surgery.  He is a member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

When not taking emergency calls, Ben can be found trying to tame poison ivy with a brush cutter, on a tandem bicycle with wife Elizabeth and daughter in the bike trailer, or exercising the two canine “daughters”.

Joanne Trez

Office Manager

Joanne is a 1973 graduate of Southern Connecticut University with a B.S. Degree In Early Childhood Education. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania she was born and raised in Connecticut where she and her husband Tom owned and operated a vending machine business.

Joanne has been with the practice since November, 1998.

When away from the office, she may be found riding her horse Max on the trails, playing with her 2 granddaughters, giving belly rubs to her 4 dachshunds, or taking care of her special needs kitty “Squeaky.”

Lisa S. Filer

Veterinary Assistant

Lisa is a 2007 graduate from Kutztown University with a degree in Environmental Science/Biology and a minor in Geography. Prior to joining Burnt Mill Lisa worked as an environmental scientist for a environmental consulting firm.

She joined our team in September 2010. Lisa enjoys being able to work with animals and their owners on a daily basis.

When not at work Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, crafting and snuggling with her 2 dogs and cat.

Tina Baum

Veterinary Assistant

Tina joined our team in 2013. She finds being an veterinarian assistant very rewarding being able to help owners and their pets.

Tina is a wife and a mother of 2. She currently has 3 horses, 2 cats and a dog. As a previous primitive gift shop owner she still enjoys making crafts in her spare time along with antiquing and gardening.

Wanda Jumper, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Wanda graduated from Wilson College in 1986.  She came to Burnt Mill Veterinary Center in April 2013, where she was quickly nicknamed “the practice Border Collie”.

She enjoys dogs, admires horses, adores cows, and respects cats.

When she isn't looking for extra projects or herding Holsteins in the large animal surgery, Wanda volunteers with the Heart Strings Small Dog Rescue, as well as participates with athletes in the Special Olympics. She lives in Walnut Bottom with her husband Bill and three yorkies.

Alyssa SlougH, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Alyssa, an experienced LVT, joined our team in August 2017.

In her spare time, she runs a pet sitting business and rides her horse.