Who We Are
Shannon Kesting, DVM
From there I moved to St. Louis and worked for a busy, small animal practice. Here, I gained experience with senior wellness and management of long-term disease processes. The dream of Alaska had been brewing for a few years, and I finally made my way to this great state. I have always been in love with small airplanes, ocean kayaking, hiking, fishing, cabins, cross country skiing, and really all things Alaska. I received a position at Pet Emergency Treatment in the summer of 2007. My dog, cat, best friend, and I drove to Alaska. Since arrival, I have further fallen in love with this state and have made it my home. My experience at Pet Emergency Treatment greatly advanced my medical knowledge with emergency and critical care. I was also granted the opportunity to be a trail vet for the Iditarod. My experience on the Iditarod was one of the best times of my life, and I hope to repeat it again in the future.
I bought Chester Valley Veterinary Hospital with the idea that this could be my final veterinary home. Chester Valley evokes the feel of a small town clinic. Being raised in a small farming community, that feeling is very important to me and I hope to continue it for many years to come. Emergency medicine is a learning experience that every veterinarian should have, but it is time now for me to slow down a little and really get to know my clients. Over the future decades, I am excited to learn more about the people and animals in our little community. My goal for Chester Valley is to offer good, quality medicine at a reasonable price. Life is full of adventure, and I love to help our pets enjoy it.
Dr. Ashley Harmon
Being able to provide patients with long-term quality pain control through methods such as acupuncture, exercise, and pharmaceuticals is very important to her, and she loves it when dogs and cats can do the daily activities their families want them to do, comfortably!
She loves the smaller atmosphere that Chester Valley offers, the care that each and every staff member shows each pet, and the ability to build good long-term, trusting relationships with clients and their pets. She also has a special interest in some exotic species of animals, especially chickens, and is exited about seeing more of those patients since they don’t tend to come through the emergency room door very often.
When not at Chester Valley seeing patients, Ashley spends most of her time with her husband, in her garden, or running with (or running after, depending on the day) her two rescue mutts Chili and Mongo, or keeping Folly the cat off the kitchen counters. She is an avid gardener and wants to work towards her Master Gardener certification one day.