Christine Nestor DVM, CCRT, CVA
Dr. Nestor has been a practicing small animal veterinarian for over 25 years in the Erie area. She mainly focuses her time on rehabilitation work at Balance which is a new aspect of the veterinary profession ! She loves combining a special interest in orthopedics and soft tissue injury with the many various presentations of disease to try and help dogs and cats thrive. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Gannon University 1992 and Michigan State College of Veterinary medicine 1996. While attending continuing education seminars, she stumbled on the idea of physical medicine and pursued the education to become certified in rehabilitation from a veterinary accredited program in 2011. During that time she also become certified in Acupuncture as well.
Edie Steider CVT, CCRP
Edie has been in the veterinary field for over 30 years! She is dedicated to keeping all of our patients up and moving! Her passion for rehabilitation is undeniable as she now does this work 100% of the time. I am ecstatic to have such a caring and qualified person on our team. Edie helps plan the protocols for rehabilitation with Dr. Nestor and also is responsible for carrying these out in our clinic. She pays close attention to detail and notices how the patient is responding so we can adjust accordingly. One special interest is geriatric patients. She is very gentle with our older population which is helpful when dealing with osteoarthritis and our seniors. In her freetime, you will find her running, biking, or maybe skiing unless there is a Steelers game on!
Jennifer Irwin – Reception Manager
Jennifer has been in the customer service area for many years and many of those in a veterinary office. It is so helpful that Jen understands the area we work in so well and can accurately explain our services to our customers. Not only is she knowledgeable, but she is a pet lover just like you. When your pet companion has an injury or issue, she knows how to handle things. It is important always, but now more than ever, to have a warm and caring person to guide you through things. Not to mention, Jen is organized and keeps us on schedule. When not in the office, she enjoys walking her lovely dog Frankie and enjoying her family.