Meet Our Team
We are pleased to introduce our team of dedicated, qualified and compassionate individuals who provide excellent customer service along with exceptional pet care.
Matthew Miller, DVM
began practicing in 2007. After working as an associate, Dr. Miller purchased Uzarski Veterinary Hospital, creating Whispering Pines Veterinary Services in 2009. Dr. Miller earned his Veterinary degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Professionally, he gains satisfaction by helping a patient recover from a serious illness. Dr. Miller lives in Lawrence County with his wife and four children. When away from the office he enjoys working with the kids on his hobby farm and golfing.
HEIDI BURRY, VMD
has been an associate veterinarian with Whispering Pines since 2012, when they opened the Grove City location. After earning her degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, Dr. Burry has been a practicing veterinarian treating both farm animals in the past and companion animals currently. Her professional interests include ophthalmology, soft tissue surgery, feline medicine and infectious/zoonotic diseases. Dr. Burry resides in a nearby community along with her husband and mischievous orange tabby cat, Sidney. She is active in her church, enjoys reading, traveling, cooking with her husband, watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and wine-making.
Gerald Uzarski, VMD
is an associate veterinarian with Whispering Pines. Dr. Uzarski obtained his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University and his degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Uzarski opened his own practice in 1971, caring for both large and small animals. Eventually, he limited his practice to small animals only. In 2009, Dr. Uzarski sold his practice to Dr. Matthew Miller and has remained on staff working part time. Dr. Uzarski and his wife of 49 year, Janice, have three married children and 9 grandchildren. Dr. Uzarski enjoys hunting, camping and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
has been with Whispering Pines from the start. She enjoys doing the bookkeeping and helping with whatever needs to be done on a daily basis. Carrie’s favorite part of working at Whispering Pines is helping people keep their pets healthy in order to live long and happy lives. Carrie lives in Lawrence County with her husband and four children. She loves reading a good book and having fun with her children.
Karen Anderson, Practice Manager
recently joined our Whispering Pines family. Karen brings 25 years of management experience to our practice and has a deep love for animals. She lives in Mercer County along with her daughter and Mastiff, Apollo. Karen enjoys volunteering, kayaking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Jackie Curtis, LVT
has been with Whispering Pines since they opened the Grove City location in 2012. Jackie has been working with animals for 17 years and graduated from the Median School of Allied Health Careers in 2004. Jackie is an avid cat person and enjoys working with our feline patients. She shares her home with two handsome orange boys.
ASHLEY SURRENA, CVA
joined the Whispering Pines Greenville office in July of 2015. In 2011, Ashley graduated from the Great Lakes Institute of Technology for Veterinary Assistants and began her career working with small animals. Ashley lives in Mercer County and shares her home with her two dogs, Oliver and Casey and a cat, Star. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, fishing, kayaking, hiking, camping and traveling.
KATHY SABO, CVA
has worked at our Greenville office for 21 years. Kathy is a graduate of Median School of Allied Health Careers in Pittsburgh and is a certified veterinary assistant. Kathy enjoys assisting in the surgery room and caring for recovering animals. Kathy shares her home with several dogs and cats that she has rescued. In her free time, Kathy enjoys taking martial arts classes and water aerobic classes.
Julie Lutz, Receptionist
has been working in the veterinary medicine field for 22 years. Julie started work in her father’s practice when she was young and has a great passion for the health and well-being of animals. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education. Julie resides in Mercer County with her husband, her three sons and two dogs. Julie’s family is very active in sports and enjoys spending time together.
Emily Bouch, LVT
has been with Whispering Pines since they opened the Grove City location in 2012. Emily been working in the animal field since 2003 and graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2007. Emily enjoys working with all animals and is passionate about physical therapy and rehabilitation in animals. Emily’s yellow lab, Hank, is the office mascot and greets everyone with his tail wagging.
CHELSEA CARY, LVT
joined the Whispering Pines Greenville office in July of 2012. In 2012, Chelsea graduated from the Vet Tech Institute and began her career as a licensed veterinary technician. Chelsea resides in Mercer County and shares her home with her two dogs, Waylon and Jessi. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, kayaking, attending concerts and mud bogs.
Brenda Nasser, Receptionist
has worked in our Greenville office for 19 years. Brenda is passionate about the care our patients receive and provides your clients with excellent customer service. Brenda lives in Ohio with her husband and a cat, Callie.
Marie Lunn, Receptionist
has been with Whispering Pines since they opened the Grove City location in 2012. Marie is one of the friendly faces you will meet when you visit our clinic. Marie has many years of experience in the veterinary field and is eager to follow through with any requests you may have. Marie has a dog and three cats.