Meet Our Veterinary Staff on The Peninsula
In addition to two skilled veterinarians, Colony Animal Hospital is proud to have a team of support staff to provide your pet with quality care and provide you with quality customer service. Click on the headers below to learn more about our staff. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, feel free to let us know!
Jane Piske, Practice Coordinator/Co-owner
Jane is co-owner of Colony Animal Hospital and has worked alongside her husband, Dr. Greg Piske, since 1998. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Medical Technology in North Carolina. She is also a graduate of the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) educational program, The Veterinary Management School. She is a member of AAHA and the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association, which allows her to gain the most current information in veterinary medicine. With her 30+ years in the field, she loves that every day is unique and includes a wide array of pets. She also has a deep commitment to making the hospital and staff successful.
Jane and her husband are proud parents of two adult sons, Matthew and Andrew. Her four-legged family includes an Airedale named Moe, a Skye terrier named Teddy, a Scottie named Sam, a cat named Oliver, and a Dutch warmblood named Finn. When she’s not helping patients, clients, and staff at work, she enjoys traveling, horseback riding, and crafting.
Assistant Practice Coordinator
Stewart Oast, Assistant Practice Coordinator
A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Stewart began working at Colony Animal Hospital in February of 2014. She always wanted to work in an animal-related field, which is what led her to her position at Colony. As the assistant practice coordinator, she enjoys being part of a veterinary hospital and all the hard work, keeping pets and their owners happy. She also loves seeing the close bond that her clients have with their pets and the many learning opportunities that come with her position. A pet parent of two, Stewart has a red golden retriever named Bodhi and a blond golden retriever named Duncan. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with horses (her favorite animal) and digging in her garden.
Erin Farra, Receptionist
Erin joined the Colony Animal Hospital staff in May of 2014 with an associate’s degree in business management from Copiah Lincoln Community College. As a receptionist, she loves interacting with the clients and animals. Erin is married and has a daughter, who is her pride and joy. She is also a proud pet parent of a miniature schnauzer named Jeffery and a DSH cat named Sofee. When she’s not at work, she spends her free time outdoors with family, reading, and traveling.
Kellie Fanning, Receptionist
Kellie has been a receptionist at Colony Animal Hospital since February of 2014. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing as well as her Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Social Science degrees. Her favorite aspect of being part of our team is being able to work together with the rest of the team, taking care of the patients. She also enjoys interacting with clients and being their first impression of the hospital. Kellie is the proud pet mom of three miniature pinschers: a male named Keeper and two females named Gidget and Hokie. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, hunting, doing anything outdoors, and participating in archery competitions.
Marianna Enderle, Receptionist/Assistant
Marianna joined the Colony Animal Hospital team in April of 2015. She has always loved animals and wanted to learn the best way to care for them, which is why she chose to work in a veterinary hospital. One of the most memorable experiences she’s had on the job was watching a mini equine get its jaw wired back together. As a receptionist and assistant, she loves how friendly the staff is and getting to know the clients and patients on a personal level. She is married and has two dogs named Jinx and Puddles and two cats named Samus and Riddley. In her free time, she enjoys reading, working out, playing with her pets, and playing video games.
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Sharon Siry, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Sharon became one of our newest veterinary technicians after joining the Colony Animal Hospital team in August of 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Kentucky and her Associate of Applied Science degree in veterinary technology from Northern Virginia Community College. Sharon has loved animals since she was a little girl, so it seemed only natural to pursue a career that involved working with them and helping them. As an LVT, she loves working with the veterinarians and being able to help animals of various species, from dogs and cats to rabbits and guinea pigs. In her spare time, she loves riding her horse, Henry; thrift store shopping; DIY projects; and caring for her rescue dachshund/beagle mix named Feather.
Mayra Castaneda, Veterinary Assistant
Mayra has been a certified veterinary assistant at Colony Animal Hospital since September of 2013. She is currently attending Cedar Valley College to obtain her Associate of Animal Science degree to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). Although being a veterinary assistant has come with a number of interesting experiences, the most memorable ones involved bathing a guinea pig and taking X-rays of an opossum that had been hit by a car. She loves working with animals and being able to educate owners on how to improve their pets’ lives. She also welcomes the diversity of the patients, working with knowledgeable co-workers, and the opportunity to learn something new every day. Mayra’s fur babies include two dogs named Junior and Hachiko and a bearded dragon named Godzilla. When she’s not caring for pets at Colony, she takes her dogs to the beach, does yoga, and reads.
Jennifer Hall, Veterinary Assistant
Jennifer joined the Colony Animal Hospital team initially as an animal caretaker in 2010, but left for two years with a newborn. Then, in November of 2013, she rejoined our team as a veterinary assistant. As one of our veterinary assistants, she loves being able to provide quality care for her patients and working alongside others who share her passion for animal care. She also loves helping sick and injured pets get well again and getting snuggle time with puppies and kittens. Jennifer has three children, a black cat named Pixie, and a tuxedo cat named Sebastian. When she’s not caring for pets at Colony, she spends time with her family, walks trails, listens to music, and goes to local parks. She also loves to draw and sketch.
Sarah Creel, Animal Caretaker
Sarah has been an animal caretaker at Colony Animal Hospital since June of 2014. She is currently a student at Christopher Newport University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in biology. As one of our animal caretakers, she loves working with the boarders and getting to know their unique personalities. She also enjoys getting to work with a team of amazing people and constantly learning new things as she gains experience. Sarah shares her home with a miniature schnauzer named Bailey and spends her leisure time reading, horseback riding, writing, and spending time with family and friends.