Stephen Mahler joined the United States Air force in 2009 where he was a heavy equipment operator for the 201st Red Horse Squadron. While in the Air Force, he earned an Associates Degree in construction technology. After completing prerequisite coursework at Bucks County Community College, he enrolled in a dual modality advanced placement degree program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. In 2014, he completed the dual modality program, earning a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences with concentrations in Radiography and Radiation Therapy. He sat for and passed the radiography and radiation therapy boards shortly after graduating. Two months after graduating, an opportunity to work with animals in radiation therapy presented itself in which Stephen accepted a per diem position at Mid Atlantic Veterinary Specialists (now VRC). Around the same time, he accepted a full-time position at Jefferson Hospital for Neurosciences where he cross trained into Computed Tomography. He sat for and passed the Computed Tomography boards in 2015, giving him certifications in three modalities. Throughout the years, Stephen has worked at many human hospitals practicing in all three modalities. In 2017, Stephen was offered a full-time position working with animals in CT, MRI, and Radiation Therapy. He also accepted the role of the Radiation safety officer for the hospital. He continues to serve as the Radiation safety officer as well as in the Computed Tomography and Radiation Therapy department.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and son. They love cooking together as a family, watching movies, spending time outdoors, and traveling.