Meet the People that Make
PetPanion the Best in Pet Care


  • Must pass both state & federal background checks
  • Complete a minimum of 10 hours of in-field training & two hours of classroom training
  • Must be pet first aid & CPR certified
  • Pass all required certification testing for each level of certification they acquire

Rose Burke 


  • Emergency Veterinary Technician 
  • B.S. Business Administration
  • Pet First Aid & CPR Certified
  • PetPanion Level 1,2 & 3 Certified

Rose is the owner of PetPanion Pet Care. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2010 and loves helping animals.

Katie Taylor 
New Client Coordinator / Pet Care 


  • Emergency Veterinary Technician 
  • Pet First Aid & CPR Certified
  • PetPanion Level 1,2 & 3 Certified

Katie has been with PetPanion Pet Care since 2016 and is lovely voice you hear when you call our office. She is our designated bunny specialist and second command in our emergency downline for the PetPanion Pet Care Staff (that means she is available and qualified to handle emergency situations). She is also a pet care technician for our Toms River area. She specializes in special needs and pets with medical needs, and geriatric pets. She has six rabbits, five cats, two beta fish, an aquatic turtle, and a leopard gecko. It’s a full house!  Katie has been a veterinary technician since 2006 and loves working with animals in whatever capacity she can. In her down time, she loves driving on the beach and taking her two adorable kids on adventures.

Adrienne Silvey
Scheduling & Communications Manager


  • Pet First Aid & CPR Certified
  • PetPanion Level 1 Certified

Adrienne has been with PetPanion since 2017 and is your direct contact for scheduling and questions for just about anything PetPanion related. Even though she does not visit with your pets, she is sure to know every last detail of their care, your scheduling preferences and takes extra care to make sure your pets’ file is updated with the most current information. She has been recognized by our clients for her high level of customer service and speedy response time. She does not have any pets of her own at this time, but considers our over 150 pet clients to be just like her own. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, playing board games, going to the beach, park or amusement parks, and crafting. 

Patricia LaGanga
Manager of Finance & Development


  • CBCS, CEHRS, and CMAA Certified

  • Quickbooks Certified
    PetPanion Level 1 Certified

Patty came to us in 2018 passionate about finance and working with animals. It was a perfect match! Patty is the ray of sunshine who helps our pet parents with invoicing, billing, and credits. She also keeps her eyes open for new opportunities that will help us grow and help even more pet parents. She has two dogs, Brandy and Cody both mix rescues. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her dogs and her family, going on outings with her husband (the beach and the boardwalk are among her favorite places to be) and traveling.

Other Staff Members: 

Alexa Merker: Pet Care Specialist

Kellie Gresham: Pet Care Specialist 

Ashley Skworonski: Pet Care Specialist 

Sarah Ballman: Pet Care Specialist 

Brigid Weaver: Pet Care Specialist 

Casey Hugo: Pet Care Specialist

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