Dr. Tracy A. Barlup
Dr. Tracy A. Barlup purchased the practice in February 2000. She is a native of Waynesboro, PA. Dr. Barlup received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 and her Veterinary Medical Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. Prior to coming to Hagerstown, Dr. Barlup worked at Rockhill Veterinary Associates in Sellersville, PA and VetSmart Pet Hospitals and Health Centers in Bel Air, MD and Baltimore, MD.
The Barlup household remains a busy place with three humans, three dogs, one cat and twenty alpacas!
Dr. Ronda Neibich
Dr. Ronda Neibich, is a native of Fairfield, PA. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Pennsylvania State University and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2014 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the Longmeadow Animal Hospital team, she was a mixed animal mobile veterinarian. She has one feisty cat, and two dogs. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her growing family.
Dr. Rebecca Gurshman
Rebecca Gurshman is a native of New Jersey. She received her B.S. from Cornell University in 1989 and her DVM from Cornell University in 1993. She practiced veterinary medicine in Prince George’s County and Calvert County Maryland for 24 years. Dr. Gurshman joined LAH in 2017 when her family moved to Hagerstown. She and her dogs enjoy long walks on the C & O canal and exploring local hiking trails.
Dr. Sebastian Gordon
Dr. Gordon graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Animal Science in 2001. Following a three-year small animal surgery residency at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Canada, he achieved Diplomate Status as a board-certified surgeon in 2010. After four years in a small animal surgery practice outside Washington, DC, he and his family moved to Tasmania where he joined a small animal hospital and was the only specialist (surgical or otherwise) on the entire island. Missing the oppressive mugginess of DC summers, the Gordons returned to their Bethesda home in 2016 and he joined Lazar Veterinary Surgery.When not in surgery, Dr. Gordon tries to survive raising three sons. In rare moments of peace, he enjoys finding the perfect recipe, talking about outdoor activities, and subjecting innocent bystanders to his banjo playing.
Tiffany Bricker, CVT
Certified Veterinary Technician & Animal Care Supervisor
Tiffany is a graduate of Wilson College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been certified since 2008. Tiffany has been performing ultrasounds since 2017 and is very interested in this line of veterinary services. She is married (Brock) and has 1 dog (‘Azure’) and 6 cats (‘Applebutter’, ‘T2’, ‘Smudgey’, ‘Sir Franklin’, ‘Boots’, and ‘Skinny Minnie’) and many horses and minis (‘Doxyology’, ‘Gracie Mae’, ‘Peaches’, ‘Misty’, ‘Rosie’, and ‘Dazzle’). She has been with Longmeadow Animal Hospital since 2011. This is her second career – previously she was a tax accountant and graduated from Penn State with a degree in Accounting.
Tina has been a part of the LAH family since 2006. Tina has had a passion for animals her whole life and loves being able to spend her days taking care of them. In addition to caring for animals, her other passions include outdoor adventure and photography. She shares her home with her husband and their 3 cats.
Client Service Supervisor
Melissa has lived in Hagerstown for 3 years and has been a part of the LAH team since December of 2018. She had started her journey in the Veterinary field 8 years ago as a receptionist. She has always enjoyed working with animals but her true passion is creating an exceptional client experience. Her background is in the Customer Service field. She really enjoys the client interaction and for you to feel like you and your pet are part of our veterinary family. Melissa has two fur babies that she shares her house with, her cats Lucy and Wyatt. In her spare time, you can find her doing anything outdoors, reading and spending time with her family. Melissa has two grown children, Drew and Briana, but her favorite title is Mimi to her 2-year-old granddaughter, Olivia.
Crystal has worked at Longmeadow Animal Hospital since November 2014. She has 4 children, as well as 3 fur babies – ‘Garona’ (Pit Bull), ‘Sweetie’ (Toy Poodle), and ‘Dinky’ (Orange Tabby). Aside from spending time with her children and family, Crystal enjoys crocheting and sewing.
Annabel joined the staff at Longmeadow in March of 2016. She has held many different positions in animal hospitals and shelters over the past 15 years. She is currently completing an online degree program to obtain her Technician Certification. She has 2 dogs and 1 cat that monopolize her time.
Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist
Brittani joined the LAH team in 2016. She loves working with animals. She has previous veterinary technician experience from the Annapolis area. She moved to the Hagerstown area from a crazy, metropolitan area in order to come back to a rural adventurous, scenic, and beautiful area. She enjoys a relaxing evening all cuddled up with her Great Dane “Zeus”, a good book and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys the outdoors when she can, watching movies and TV, shopping, and helping others. Her love for animals has been a part of her ever since she was a little girl when she was the one finding and bringing animals home all the time. She loves her job and state ‘is my pleasure to treat every client as though they were family and every pet as if they were my own’.
Annette has been working in veterinary medicine for 20 plus years. As a wife of a Navy veteran she has learned her skills in 4 different states on both the east coast and the west coast. Her time in emergency veterinary medicine in Virginia lead her to pursue the same challenge in Georgia. Another move brought her up north and back to general practice. She is married (Bob), has 2 children (Morgan and Ethan), 3 dogs (Asland, Colt, and Stormie) and one cat (Ziptie).
Veterinary Assistant & Kennel Assistant
Jason hails from North Carolina. He developed a love for animals at young age starting with horseback riding which slowly evolved to veterinary care. Jason attended the UNC school systems for undergraduate studies and moved up to DC in 2010 with his son, Aidyn. He now has planted roots in Hagerstown with his newfound family which consists of Rachael and her son, Luke. Jason has worked with exotics (such as lemurs and Siberian/Bengal mix tigers) while in school in North Carolina. Jason’s philosophy on life is to help those who can’t help themselves whether human or animal. When not at work he enjoys traveling, the ocean and fishing with his family.
Beth has lived in Hagerstown all her life. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She shares her home with a beagle – ‘Digger Dawg’, a mini horse named ‘Jelly Bean’ (aka Ms. Triple Crown) and Steve (a human) with whom she enjoys taking vacations with to Chincoteague.
Jonathan re-joined the LAH team after a brief time away to finish school. He currently works full time in human medicine as a laboratory technician. He came back part time because he missed the people and pets. Jonathan lives in Hagerstown with his husband and their 2 dogs and 2 cats. Jonathan enjoys watching movies and TV, reading comic books and other nerdy stuff.
Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant
Missy joined our team in August 2015 from Jacksonville, Florida where she worked at a clinic for 6 years. Missy’s husband is a Seabee in the United States Navy, so she has been stationed in various locations. She is originally from Herndon, PA so they are excited to be a bit closer to home. Missy has 2 kids – ‘Kyle’ and ‘Kaelyn’, 5 dogs: 2 Yorkies, ‘Piper’ and ‘Leah’, 2 pampered Pomeranians: ‘Pebbles’ and ‘Raina’, a long haired Chihuahua named ‘Jelly’, and 2 mini Rex house rabbits, ‘Binky’ and ‘Lilac’. They all keep her very busy when she isn’t working. In her limited spare time, she enjoys reading, watching TV, and spending time with her family.
Ariana joined LAH in June of 2017. She earned her Bachelors in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University in May of 2017. During her undergraduate work, Ariana had an internship with Franklin Veterinary Associates in Greencastle, PA. She currently lives in Mont Alto, PA with her two cats, Belle and Scooter, and her family. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, cross-stitching, cuddling her cats, and spending time with loved ones.
Chelsea joined LAH in March 2019. Chelsea has always had a love for animals which sparked her desire to become a Veterinary Technician. Although Chelsea has traveled the world she has settled and planted roots in WV. Chelsea has a bachelor’s degree in Ecology which is where she not only got a diploma but a green thumb. In her off time, she enjoys taking her fluffy friend, Jade, for walks. Chelsea is also a book worm who enjoys reading up on Science Fiction.
Dawn has been working as a kennel assistant at Longmeadow Animal Hospital since August of 2010. She also worked as a kennel attendant for the Humane Society of Washington County from 1989 to 1995. Dawn completed the Veterinary Assistant program at Hagerstown Community College in December 2010. She spends her free time with her Chocolate Lab named ‘Boomer’ and her cat named ‘Brogen’.
Rheba has been working at Longmeadow Animal Hospital since November 2016. She completed the Veterinary Assistant Program at Hagerstown Community College in October 2016. Rheba enjoys spending her free time with her children and her two cats ‘Munchkin’ and ‘Cisco’.
Sherrie is excited to be serving you and your pets here at Longmeadow Animal Hospital since May of 2017. Growing up on her family’s dairy in Chambersburg, PA, she has loved animals all of her life, from cows to cats to coons. In the winter, she works as a tax preparer at a small firm in Chambersburg with the ‘hel’ of a white cat named ‘Phronsie’. She is blessed to have a lot of family and friends and she also enjoys world travel, choral music, bird watching and reading.
Ashley is a 2018 Graduate from Smithsburg High School. She is continuing her education at James Rumsey for Veterinarian Assistant. Ashley and her family love animals and currently own 3 pitbulls (Luna, Brody and Zoey), 3 cockatoos (Lily, Sophia and BoBo), 2 sugar gliders (Lilo and Stitch) and a horse (Jasmine). Ashley's hobbies include kayaking, hiking and showing her horse at local horse clubs. Ashley is excited to learn more about the Veterinarian field and furthering her education.
Hailee is currently attending Hagerstown Community College but plans on transferring to Wilson College in the fall of 2019 to start their Veterinary Medical Technology program. She realized that helping animals was what she wanted to do after rescuing her dog Clover (pictured) as a puppy. She is excited to be a part of LAH with hopes that her experiences here will help prepare her for her future in the field of veterinary medicine.
Jeanine joined LAH in 2019. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Shippensburg University in 1992. She worked in the IT industry for over 25 years before deciding to make a career change. Prior to coming to LAH, Jeanine worked at Antietam Humane Society. She is married, has 3 dogs (Madison, Kennedy, and Autumn) and 1 cat (Punkie). In her spare time, she likes to binge watch TV, spend time outdoors gardening, and hanging out with friends and family. She is currently completing an online degree program to obtain her Veterinary Assistant Certification.