Dr. Revital Kastner
Owner and Veterinarian
Dr. Revital “Tali” Kastner is the owner of Park Street Veterinary Clinic. She is a 2003 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is also certified in acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Manipulation (chiropractic) through the Chi Institute. Dr. Kastner completed her undergraduate studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, with a double major in Psychology and Neuroscience with the plan to study psychiatry. However, she inevitably could not imagine not caring for animals over humans. Dr. Kastner is a member of the American and Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Associations as well as the American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture and International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Dr. Kastner particularly enjoys blending traditional Western medicine with complementary Eastern techniques. She loves managing internal medicine and behavior cases where she can partner with owners to improve their pet’s quality of life. She has many long-term, devoted clients whose pets she has cared for since puppy and kittenhood.
Dr. Kastner and her husband are kept busy with their two young children and currently share their home with their 14-year-old dog Denny, whom Dr. Kastner rescued when he was just 5 weeks old. In her downtime, her guilty pleasure is binging supernatural/sci-fi television series or vacationing on a warm, sandy beach.
Dr. Kristen Manse
Dr. Kristen Manse is a California-native who relocated to New England after meeting her fiancé in veterinary school. While she had originally intended on becoming a nurse, Dr. Manse always loved animals and soon realized she had to pursue a career caring for pets instead of humans. Now she can’t imagine doing anything else! She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Systems Physiology from San Jose State University and went on to finish her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis.
Dr. Manse has a strong interest in surgery and dentistry. She is currently pursuing advanced training in dentistry and has incorporated dental radiographs and surgical extractions into her standard of care for her patients. She feels that learning to sew from her mom, and woodworking from her dad, had a strong influence on her surgical interests as a veterinarian. Dr. Manse is also certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and enjoys offering this as an adjunctive service to her clients.
Dr. Manse loves spending time with her Doberman Pinscher puppy, Dash, and her kitties Nico and Darius. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and especially baking. Some of her favorites to bake include jam-filled thumbprint cookies and lavender cheesecake. She is currently trying to master the macaron!
Director of Operations
If you recognize Sheri, it’s because she has been loyally serving the clients of Park Street Veterinary Clinic since June of 1998! Sheri grew up in North Reading and earned a Bachelor in Animal Science at UMass Amherst. In addition to her dedication to your pets at the clinic, she also frequently pet sits for dogs at her home so you will probably find another dog (or two) at her home to add to her own menagerie. On her days off, Sheri can often be found on a ball field watching her son, Dylan, play one of the many sports he is involved in. Sheri shares her home with her husband, her son and their dog, Kaya; 2 cats, Mindy and Rudy; and 2 guinea pigs, Tater and Tot.
Director of Client Services, Team Supervisor
Lauren will always greet you and your pet with a huge smile, and can often be found taking some great photos of your pet during their time at the clinic. She attended UMass Lowell and obtained a Bachelor’s in Psychology prior to starting at PSVC in 2010. Lauren’s own menagerie at home consists of her dogs, Pebbles, and Jake; her cats, Booty, Dexter, and Vivian; two guinea pigs, Pumpkin Peanut; and a rescued field mouse she named Pinkie. Lauren loves taking hikes and walks with her pups, and her absolute favorite time of the year is the fall when she will be sure to attend every possible haunted house during the Halloween season.
Veterinary Assistant, Surgery Technician
Amanda started her animal career as a kennel attendant and thanks to skills obtained while attending Essex Agricultural and Technical High School as well as her knack for animal handling she has progressed to be one of our valuable veterinary assistants. She originally visited Park Street as a client and impressed us with her knowledge and dedication so much that during an acupuncture appointment for her late pup, Tiger, we recruited her to work with us. Amanda has grown up with animals and has a particular love of dogs and wildlife. Amanda’s idea of a perfect morning is a walk through the woods with her two dogs, Gator and Mara, and getting some great photography shots of any wildlife she sees along the way.
Kailey has been working in the veterinary field for four years fulfilling roles ranging from a client service representative to a veterinary assistant. Her favorite parts of veterinary medicine include first visits for puppies and kittens and making animals feel better. On Kailey’s days off she can be found cuddled up on the couch with her Yorkshire Terrier, Sophie, watching a good comedy flick. She also loves the beach, and can’t start her morning without a great cup of coffee.
Adriana graduated from Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School. She was part of the Companion Animals CTE program and is participating a co-op program through her school and PSVC. Adriana enjoys working at PSVC and is trying to gain as much experience and knowledge in the veterinary field as possible, with goals of becoming a veterinarian herself. Adriana is also a volunteer at the MSPCA. She enjoys camping trips, reading, and spending time with her dog Nala and two rabbits, Peanut and Buddy.
Marie has a long history working with many species of animals including 9 years at PetSmart, 9 years at the Museum of Science, and 5 years at the Lowell Humane Society as their Volunteer & Foster Coordinator and Animal Caregiver/Adoption Counselor. Marie is fondly referred to as our “chihuahua whisperer”, and she is often the first to make friends with a scared or nervous patient. Marie’s crew at home includes many dogs, cats, a chinchilla, birds, and reptiles. She enjoys science fiction and historical fantasy reads and loves dabbling in special effects and horror makeup.
Carolyn grew up in New York and attended the University of Rhode Island to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Resource Development and Wildlife Biology. After moving to Massachusetts, she became a park ranger at Plum Island’s Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. A change in career led Carolyn to pursuing her veterinary technician certification, and was in the field for ten years. Carolyn stopped working for some time to become a mother to her daughters—Abby, Emily, and Natalie. They have a dog named Gina and a bunny named Scarlet. Carolyn enjoys going horseback riding every Saturday and loves camping and hiking.
Official Branch Manager
Gator has been coming to work at PSVC since he was a mere 9 weeks old. He has worked his way up from general greeter to official branch manager, and thoroughly enjoys his job comforting our patients and bringing joy to all those who walk in the door.
Clinic Paper Shredder
The Dude was found with his brother, Parker, as a litter of feral kittens over 16 years ago. Parker has since passed, but The Dude carries on his legacy as one of our clinic kitties. He can be spotted by his luxurious long-haired black and white tuxedo coat and has the cutest kitty meow we have ever heard. He is also a fly-catching phenom!
The Spirited One
Marshmallow came to join us at PSVC because he was a bit too free-spirited for home life. While he can be adorably naughty at times, his bold, inquisitive nature usually gives us a laugh or two. He especially enjoys meeting up with dog patients and frequently goes nose-to-nose with them. His favorite spot in the whole clinic is sleeping in a basket on Dr. Kastner’s desk.