Meet Our Team in Hanover

The exceptional veterinary care and client service provided at Aloha Animal Hospital doesn’t stop with our veterinarians. Our team of qualified veterinary staff and passionate technicians, care coordinators, and assistants make every visit to Aloha Animal Hospital extraordinary. Read their bios below, and call us at (717) 633-7387 to meet them in person.

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Ellen Ewen is Aloha’s Supervising Head Tech and she has been with Aloha Animal Hospital since their doors opened in 2007.  She’s been in the veterinary field since 1999 where she started as Head Receptionist and then furthered her training as a veterinary technician.  Over the years, Ellen has worked in primary care hospitals and emergency/critical care hospitals.  Her favorite aspect of the veterinary field is client education and the constant learning in the field of science.

Away from work, Ellen is a doting mother and wife to her young son and husband.  She enjoys hiking, swimming, crafting and spending time with her family.  Her furbabies are June, a visually impaired cat and Brunson, an energetic cattle dog mix.


Dottie is the Front Desk Supervisor. She has been in the Veterinary field since 2001 and became a part of the Aloha team in 2011. She grew up in Orange county, NY and moved to the Hanover area in 1997.

Dottie’s favorite part of Aloha is seeing all the friendly faces of our patients and clients. Being able to help clients reach their pet’s optimum health through communication and education is what makes her enjoy working at the front desk.

In her free time Dottie likes to shop (maybe too much) and travel to new and exciting places. She is happiest when spending time with her husband James and 3 Pomeranians Milo, Suki and Chloe.


“I am a certified technician with a degree in veterinary technology from YTI Career Institute. I have been in the veterinary field for about four years and love having a job that aims to improve the health and well-being of dogs and cats. My love for animals spreads to home where my fiancé and I are proud parents to three amazing dogs. We all enjoy living out in the countryside and love to go for hikes in our free time.”


Julie has been with Aloha Animal Hospital since September 2017. Before joining Aloha, Julie began her career in 1992 as a veterinary assistant and worked at several animal hospitals in the York area. She loves the challenge of the profession and working closely with our clients, educating them about preventative care for their beloved pets. In addition, Julie received a degree in fine arts and photography in 1984 and enjoys her time outside of work exploring the world with her husband and daughter with camera in hand.