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About Our Veterinary Clinic

Find Exceptional Care in Greensburg, PA.

Welcome to Mountain View Veterinary Care! We’re pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary services for dogs and cats in Greensburg and surrounding areas including Pittsburgh, Murrysville, Export, Delmont, New Alexandria, Latrobe, Youngwood, Jeannette, Irwin, North Huntingdon, and Ligonier to name a few.

We believe in providing exemplary medical care, information, and education to our clients so that they can make the best choices for their pets. We are service-oriented and strive to make the entire veterinary care experience rewarding. We achieve this by partnering with owners to develop a diagnostic and care plan individualized to their pets.

Our Team

Melissa Ackerman, DVM

Veterinarian and Practice Owner

Dr. Melissa Ackerman graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After practicing in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and Virginia for 7 years, she moved to Greensburg in 2006. She worked at several other veterinary clinics prior to creating Murrysville Veterinary with two local colleagues. After three and a half years with MVA, she decided to move her base of operations closer to home and opened Mountain View Veterinary Care. While Doctor Ackerman enjoys all aspects of general practice, she does have a special interest in reproduction and has the pleasure of working with many great breeders in the Pittsburgh area.  She has bred and shown West German show line German Shepherds since the nineties and has shared her life with German Shepherds for over 30 years. When she is not at the clinic, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and travelling with her husband John and daughter Bel.

Mary Criado, DVM


Dr. Criado was born and raised in Murrysville, PA. She completed her undergrad degree from Duquesne University and graduated from Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. After living and practicing in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Criado has made her way back to her hometown. While Dr. Criado loves working with dogs and cats, she also loves to see pocket pets and some exotics. Her special interests include surgery, ultrasound and physical rehabilitation. She has a special place in her heart for Labrador Retrievers and any mixed breed! When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two cats (Crusty and Cora) and her two dogs (MoJo and Irene).

Debbie Bacha

Practice Manager, CVT, CVPM

Debbie worked in the human resource field for 20 years before deciding to pursue her love of animals and become a licensed veterinary technician in 2014. Debbie worked as a licensed technician for several years before becoming a veterinary hospital manager. She is currently taking classes to receive her Certification as a Veterinary Practice Manager. She lives in Greensburg with her husband and their two dogs and two cats. Debbie and her husband have three daughters and one granddaughter. When Debbie is not working, she enjoys working out; spending time outside hiking; and most importantly spending time with her family.

Brianna Aikens

Certified Veterinary Technician

Brianna graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2019 after making a career change and following her passion of working with animals. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, and spending time with her boyfriend and their pets: Lyra, Luna, Binx, and Crosby. She enjoys meeting your pets everyday, always loving and treating them as her own!

Ranae Shuey

Certified Veterinary Technician

Ranae graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2011. Her love for animals and medicine started when she was just a little girl. She has 2 English bulldogs, Minion and Agnes, and 2 cats Branch and Mayhem. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her son Lincoln.

Amy Waltz

Veterinary Technician

Amy Waltz worked in shelter medicine with Dr. Ackerman for many years and has now made the move to private practice. She has been a therapeutic laser technician for 8 years and feels there is honestly nothing better than being able to help relieve an animal’s pain. She has 5 amazing adult kids plus her pack that consists of 2 great rescue dogs: a Pitbull named Gadget and a 100 lb Great Pyrenees/Boxer mix named Quinn; plus a cat, 2 rabbits, 3 chinchillas and a bearded dragon.

Haley Fallat

Veterinary Technician

Haley has worked in the veterinary field since 2015 after graduating from the Vet Tech Institute. She grew up on a farm and has always had a love for animals. She has had many different animals but currently has a Pitbull mix named Franklin and a bunny name Player. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and taking Franklin for walks.

Lily Barta

Veterinary Technician

Lily graduated from Greater Latrobe High School and went on to pursue her love for animals at the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh. She has had many pets throughout her life including dogs, ferrets, turtles, iguanas, snakes and rabbits. As she works as a veterinary technician, her love for animals grows every day.

Isabella Ervin, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Isabella graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in 2022. She has always had an interest in medicine and so much love for animals; the veterinary field was a perfect fit! Isabella has had many pets throughout her life but currently has a tuxedo cat named Scarlett Witch and a tabby named Rhodey. She also has a rabbit named Pepper Potts. In her free time, Isabella loves watching movies, going to hockey games, and spending time with her family.

Haley Trowbridge, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Haley graduated from Medialle College of Buffalo NY with an associate’s in applied science veterinary technology.  She enjoys reading, gardening, camping, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Alexa Locklin

Veterinary Technician

Alexa graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in 2015 and spent her first year on the job working with Dr. Ackerman.  Since then, she has spent almost a decade helping pets while working as a veterinary technician.  She grew up with German Shepherds and loves to go hiking and find waterfalls with her own German Shepherd, Vincent.