About Us – Veterinarians in McKean, PA

Your Pet Means The World To Us

McKean Veterinary Hospital ExteriorGive your pets the best possible veterinary care by bringing them to McKean Veterinary Hospital. We provide the highest standard of preventative medical, surgical and dental care. We are a full-service veterinary medical facility, conveniently located near I-79, just outside of Erie in McKean, PA.

McKean Veterinary Hospital is a privately and locally owned and operated by Dr. Eric Twitchell, VMD, and Dr. Caroline Scibetta, VMD. Dr. Kelly DeMarco, DVM is a full time associate Veterinarian.
Our hospital welcomes all companion animals including rabbits, rodents and birds. Dr. Twitchell also sees horses, cattle, llamas and goats.


Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Cary Scibetta, VMD

Practice Owner/ Veterinarian
Hospital Administrator

Dr Caroline Scibetta was born and raised in Erie, PA. She attended the University of Virginia and received a bachelor of arts in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry. She was accepted into the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her veterinary degree. She spent two years in residency at New Bolton Center. Dr. Scibetta has four children and two dogs. She enjoys long distance running, tennis, and yoga for exercise. She loves to cook, bake and read and is learning how to show, Neddy, her Bedlington terrier in conformation classes.

Dr. Kelly DeMarco, DVM


Dr. Kelly DeMarco grew up in Greenville, PA. She attended Penn State University for her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral Health. She earned her veterinary medical degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. She is married to Christopher DeMarco, DDS and together they have a French Bulldog named Carl. Dr. DeMarco enjoys running and yoga to keep fit. The DeMarcos recently purchased their first house in Erie, PA.

Dr. Ruth laufer, DVM



Our Staff Make The Difference

Our employees are all professionals with lifetime commitments to, and experience with, animal care. Their passionate love of pets positively impacts each interaction with our patients and our clients.

We are proud of our team, and know you will be happy with the service they provide you and your pets.

Meet Our Staff

Melanie Shufran

Office Manager

Elise SKirzyinski, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Head Veterinary Technician

Rashel Gilson, Veterinary Assistant

Staff Training

Alecia Chiaramonte, Veterinary Assistant

Manager of Shelter
and Pro-Bono Work

Sarah Swindlehurst, Veterinary Assistant

Controlled Inventory Manager

Our Mission

It is the philosophy of McKean Veterinary Hospital to provide our clients and patients with the best possible service and highest quality veterinary care. We strive to educate our clients and empower them to make the best decisions for their beloved pets.

We promise to maintain excellent communication with our clients, provide compassionate treatment to our patients, and manage our practice ethically.
We strive for the sake of our employees and community to run a financially sound business and be a responsible resident of McKean.

Our History

McKean Veterinary Hospital began as a large animal mobile practice in 1998. Within two years, the practice expanded to serve companion animals, too. A beautiful old dairy barn was renovated for the site of this hospital

As the practice continued to grow, the veterinarians in McKean, PA, hired an award-winning architectural firm specializing in this area to design their new building. The 4,700-square-foot building opened its doors in 2013 and meets stringent standards set by the American Animal Hospital Association. The new building boasts:

  • Separate Wards for Dogs & Cats
  • 5 Exam Rooms
  • A Surgical Ward
  • Laboratory Space
  • A Dental Nook
  • Digital Radiography
  • Intensive Care & Post Op Ward

By January 2015, the former building was adapted for use by Carol Redlawsk, owner of Paws for the Good Life. Carol and her staff provide services range from home like boarding, to enrichment and exercise. The animals can receive veterinary care from McKean Veterinary Hospital while under “Paws” care.


  • Edinboro News-Journal, Best Veterinary Hospital, 2016
  • Edinboro News-Journal, Eric Twitchell, VMD, Best Veterinarian, 2016