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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team of Veterinarians, Technicians and Staff

Dr. Kerrianne Hanlin DVM

 Born and resided in the Lehigh Valley, PA most of her life.  She earned a BS from Penn State University, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. Dr. Hanlin has completed specialized training in veterinary dentistry, nutrition, feline medicine, and several modalities of holistic veterinary medicine. She has been actively working as a small animal veterinarian since 1988. Dr. Hanlin earned certification in Animal Chiropractic care in 2002 at Options for Animals.  She completed a 120 hour course in Veterinary Acupuncture at Tufts Veterinary School in 2005. She has also studied extensively Western and Chinese Veterinary Herbology, and Traditional Chinese Medicine at Tufts, Chi Instutute, and Healing Oasis.  

Married to Rex Hanlin, she has a blended family of five adult children, three grandchildren, an Australian Shepherd dog, and three spoiled cats. Her hobbies include being outdoors, gardening, hiking, riding in her convertible, relaxing on the beach, listening to music, enjoying museums and the Arts, cooking, playing with the critters.

Dr. Hanlin also has performed many community service activities including sponsoring pet shows, providing veterinary care for local dog shows, giving lectures to school children and clients about veterinary medicine and holistic pet care.  She has performed volunteer work for several animal welfare organizations and colleges. She has served as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Lehigh Valley Veterinary Medical Association.  She has served on the Animal Care and Control Committee of Cecil County.

Dr. Judith Simpson

Dr. Judith D. Simpson is a lifelong resident of Maryland.  She graduated Nursing school in 1988 and got her BA in Biology from UMBC in1991. She got her Veterinary degree in 1997 from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced as an Associate Veterinarian at several Veterinary hospitals in the Baltimore area. She looks forward to coming to North East both to practice quality animal care and to also challenge herself and grow within her profession.

Dr. Simpson is married to Jimmy Simpson, who is a retired employee of the USPS. They reside in Harford County with multiple furry creatures.

Rex Hanlin

After Rex retired from teaching in 2012, they purchased North East Animal Hospital in June 2012. Rex was a technology/vocational education teacher in Pennsylvania and Virginia for many years. He has been busy doing extensive renovations to the building since the purchase. Rex is married to Kerrianne Hanlin, and his hobbies and interests include spending time with his grandkids, woodworking, gardening, driving his convertible and listening to Jazz. 



Trish has been with NEAH for 16 years and loves it!  Trish shares her home with a lab named Hoss who is 1 year old, a cat named Max who is 8 years old, and a Beta fish named Oliver who is 2 years old.  Trish has been married for 27 years and has a 22 year old daughter and a 24 year old son.  Trish enjoys being outdoors, gardening, kayaking, fishing and hiking; her favorite place to spend her time is the beach.


Tiffany joined NEAH in 2015. Her favorite part of the job is meeting all of the new puppies and kittens, as well as making sure that everyone leaves happy after each visit.  In her spare time Tiffany enjoys hiking in the woods with her 2 dogs and playing with her newly adopted kitten, Grimm.



Joanne has worked in the field of veterinary medicine for 20 years.  Her background is primarily emergency, critical care, and surgery.  She enjoys all aspects of patient care with a particular interest in anesthesia.  Joanne lives in Rising Sun and shares her home with Biscotti, a Scottish Terrier, and Jamie, a Cairn Terrier.


Hailey joined NEAH at the beginning of 2018 after previously working at a local animal shelter.  She has 2 dogs, and spends her time hiking, boating, and being outside.  Hailey loves meeting all of the NEAH clients and patients.

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Lindsey is a New Orleans native who has always had a passion for fur babies.  She has done feline rescue for many years.  She began working at NEAH in February, 2016 and loves working and meeting all of the cute patients.  Currently she has 6 feline fur babies, most are special needs and ALL are spoiled - there names are Mufozzie, Dixie, Luna, Tarzan, Leia, and Helix.


Angel is a 2014 graduate of Rising Sun High School and has worked in customer service for the past few years.  She is certified for Level 1 Reiki and anticipates completing Level 2 and Animal Reiki Training this year.  In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, yoga, and spending time with family, friends, and her pets.

In consideration of other clients needing appointments, please allow 24 hour notification to our clinic; failure to do so or to arrive for your appointment will incur a $55.00 fee.