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A little about the staff at Locktown Veterinary Services  

Christina Leone DVM, PhD.

Dr Christina Leone DVM, PhD graduated from Emory University with a PhD in Pharmacology; then continued her schooling to receive her DVM from University of Georgia. In 1995 she open Oakwood Animal Hospital in Oakwood, Georgia. She grew this practice to a full service, multi doctor practice prior to moving back to her home state of New Jersey.  She enjoys gardening and barbecue cooking. 

Dr. Leone is also the owner of Peaceful Paws Mobile Hospice; where she specializes in hospice care for terminally ill pets to reach the end of their lives with compassion and dignity.

Rachael Gordon, MVB 

Dr. Rachael Gordon was raised in New Jersey and is a graduate of Rutgers University. She attended the College of Veterinary Medicine in Dublin, Ireland and there received her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (an equivalent to the U.S. DVM degree.) She managed her own veterinary hospital in Ireland and served on the board of the Veterinary Ireland Companion Animal Society. She has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 20 years and – along with cats and dogs – treats exotics and birds. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, reproductive medicine, and internal medicine.  Dr. Gordon is particularly involved with Portuguese Water Dogs; along with breeding, she also shows and does agility with her family of dogs. Her love of donkeys has lead to rescuing donkeys from less than ideal situations. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding.


Kachine Dixon, Office Manager 

Kachine received her B.S. from Delaware Valley College in 2010 and then continued her education toward her M.S. in Bovine Reproduction from Virginia Tech. Currently she owns and operates her 95 acre operation as a thriving pasture to plate operation for locally sourced beef, pork, and lamb. In her spare time she enjoys showing cattle and eventing her horse, Parker. 

Mandi Banis, Veterinary Technician 

Mandi has grown up around all types of animals her whole life ranging from wildlife to livestock. She received her B.S. in Wildlife Conservation at Delaware Valley College in 2012. After graduation she worked in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center before working as a veterinary technician. She currently has 3 rescue Pitbulls that she considers her children. Mandi enjoys spending time with family, going on hikes with her dogs and riding her horse, Bean.  


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