Beginning as a vet technician in 1977, Dr. Vecchione has gained a wide variety of experience throughout nearly thirty years in the veterinary field. She has worked in a small animal clinic, earning her way from groomer and technician to hospital management. Additionally, she held research positions at a primate facility as well as a position within the University of Pennsylvania’s Sections of Small and Large Animal Surgery. While in graduate school, she found time to manage a barn of show hunters and jumpers.
Dr. Vecchione pursued her Bachelors Degree in Biology at Chestnut Hill College, before obtaining a Masters degree in Biology from Villanova. Dr. Vecchione took all the knowledge and skills she had previously mastered to the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed her veterinary education. She spent her intern year at Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center before joining the practice of Blauner, Vecchione and Associates in 1991. Primary professional interests include management of the sport horse and lameness evaluation. Dr Vecchione feels fortunate to be part of an excellent practice with outstanding coworkers and awesome patients! She is a member of ISELP, AAEP, AVMA, AERC and ECTRA.
Dr. Vecchione has an avid interest in art, particularly creating charcoal drawings. She enjoys many outdoor activities, including downhill skiing, hiking and camping. Storytelling around the campfire is her specialty. She currently lives on a small farm near Green Lane, Pennsylvania with her horses, Doberman, Jack Russell Terrier and multiple barn cats.
In 2015, Dr. Vecchione took part in the filming of her “day in the life” as a vet for Animal Planet. Produced by Lusid Media, this is a hysterical glimpse into the professional life of Dr. Jo!