Nursing Team

Nursing Team

Amanda Hansen 

Head Veterinary Technician

Amanda is from Palmerton, PA, and was a human nurse for sixteen years before she decided to fulfill her childhood dream of taking care of animals. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program. Amanda lives with her husband Nathan and sons Eric and Ethan. They also live with Rainer (Coonhound), Buddy (Umbrella Cockatoo), Luna (a ball python), and a chinchilla. Amanda joined Maple Hills in 2018. When she is not at Maple Hills, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She also donates her time to her local animal rescue and fosters animals in need.

Michelle 'Chell' Smith 

Certified Veterinary Technician

Chell joined Maple Hills in October with over 10 years of experience in the veterinary technician field. Chell lives in New Tripoli with her cats, Monster and Squints, and her cavapoo, Chip. Chell always wanted to work with animals in some capacity and when she enrolled in the vet tech program at LCCC, it just clicked. When Chell isn’t working, she enjoys many different interests including hiking, running, reading, painting, and playing video games.


Nic Heffelinger

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Nic Heffelfinger is from Emmaus, PA and joined Maple Hills in May 2020. Nic recently retired from professional dancing after touring nationally and internationally for 10 years. Nic is currently enrolled in the Kutztown Honors Pre-Med program where he is working on earning a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine degree. When Nic isn’t working or studying, he enjoys spending time with his dog Milo, a Yorkipoo, and also going to the movies.


Rachael Pietkiewicz

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Rachael is from Whitehall, PA, and joined Maple Hills in 2018. She is currently working towards her Biological Science Major with Veterinary Technician Intent at Northampton Community College. Rachael lives with Joeyvanna (silver dapple Mini Dachshund), Rue (red/cream dapple Mini Dachshund), and Magnus (fawn Pitbull). It was always Rachael’s childhood dream to work with animals. In her spare time, she enjoys art, cooking, hiking, and being outdoors.

Holley Piskula

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Holley is from Briengsville, PA, and joined Maple Hills in 2019. She initially worked in the kennel but became more interested in the medical side and has transitioned over to assisting the technicians. She loves the idea of advocating for pets and giving them a voice. When Holley isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her Chinese Shar Pei, Winston. She also enjoys hiking, painting, and creating things.

Maple Hills Veterinary Hospital
862 Kressler Road
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 395-3743


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