Tonia Swavely

Tonia graduated San Jose College 2017 with an A.A.S in veterinary medicine. Since then, she has been working to give pets a voice in their medical care while providing a compassionate approach to every patient she sees.

Tonia shares her home with her daughter, Lily, and son, Liam. Additionally, she has five cats Wasabi (Fatboy), Bella (Queen Bee), Vanelope Von Schweetz (Old Lady), Guppy (Gup-gup), Stach McLovin (Stink), and one Miniature Dachsund named Fiona.

A few of her favorite things include skydiving, ziplining, white water rafting, and exploring abandoned buildings. Her favorite dog breeds include Pitbulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers, Irish Wolfhounds, Dogo Argentinos, and Italian Sponones.

Cheyenne Beebe

Cheyenne joined Whitelands Animal Hospital in 2022.

As a Pennsylvania native and avid animal lover, Cheyenne always knew she wanted to work closely with animals and enjoys the deep connections we share with the furry members of our families. Every day, Cheyenne works hard to make sure that the patients we see at Whitelands Animal Hospital are well looked after and that their families are well-informed both during and after their visits.

Cheyenne shares her home with her 4 cats Loki, Lexi, Scottie, and Nova and Australian Cattle Dog, Blu. Some of the things Cheyenne enjoys include sports (particularly baseball and football!) and music. Often, Cheyenne can be found at a KPop concert or cheering on either the Phillies or Packers.


Piper (she/they) was born and raised in Chester Springs, and graduated from Downingtown East High School in 2013.  After attending Penn State University and graduating with a B.S in Recreation Park and Tourism Management, Piper spent 5 years promoting conservation education in a variety of Zoos, Nature Centers, and Outdoor Schools.

Over the course of her career, Piper has worked with over 60 different species of animals providing care. Piper pivoted into the Veterinary field 2 years ago and currently lives in Phoenixville with her black cat, Jasper, and volunteers at the John James Audobon Center.

Hobbies include reading fantasy romance novels, playing board games and tabletop RPG’s, and singing too loudly.

Masako Kuragano

Mako is a certified pet groomer for dogs and cats. Having worked in the corporate world in five states and two different countries overseas, Mako decided to pursue a different interest. So, she took a pet grooming course (something she always wanted to do!) and completed her schooling through the American Academy of Pet Grooming in New York City.

Mako worked with several pet grooming salons before accepting a position at Whitelands Animal Hospital. She’s currently living in West Chester, PA with her Philly native husband and adopted puppy, Genji.