Our staff of doctors and veterinary technicians here at the West Chester Veterinary Medical Center is available to provide small animal emergency care after-hours. We are available evenings, weekends, and holidays in order to provide quality medical, surgical, and intensive care for your companion. Our hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and meets over 300 criteria for excellence in veterinary medicine.
In addition to our locally dedicated staff, we also offer specialty services upon request, including:
Cardiology – Dr. Mike Miller, MS, VMD, DABVP
Surgery – Dr. Dina Schofield, DVM, DAVCS
Ultrasound – Dr. Jennifer Babineaux, DVM, DABVP
Ultrasound – Dr. Lisa Suslak-Brown, VMD, Diplomate ACVR
Dr. Scott Humphries
Dr. Scott Humphries graduated from The Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1997. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, he managed many restaurants throughout the country. Dr. Humphries has been the owner of the practice for the past 3 years, but has worked here as a veterinarian for the past decade! He truly loves being a veterinarian and believes it is the best job in the world. Dr. Humphries lives in Downingtown with his two children, Jack and Jesse, his cat, Miss B, and his dog, Lily. When he is not saving lives of our patients in the hospital, he enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Willi Weichelt
Dr. Willi Weichelt graduated from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 1964. Prior to being the original Owner of The West Chester Veterinary Medical Center, he worked in a mixed animal veterinary practice in Chadds Ford, PA for 2 years and worked with primarily cats and dogs. Dr. Weichelt purchased the property at 1141 West Chester Pike in 1966. Dr. Weichelt was given the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association in 2010 at their annual meeting. Dr. Weichelt’s interests include photography, fishing, and vacationing with his wife. He has two grown children and three grandchildren.
Dr. Marc J. Daniel
Dr. Daniel graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. He has been with The West Chester Veterinary Medical Center since 2005. Dr. Daniel is happily married with 4 children, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and many chickens. Dr. Daniel’s hobbies include listening to piano, beekeeping, as well as being an avid gardener. In addition to caring for our pets, Dr. Daniel has a passion for Christian Veterinary Missions and partners with the Mission in Senegal, Africa to help provide veterinary care to villages in the bush area.
Dr. Robert Gonzalez
Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His interests include small mammal and reptile medicine and surgery. Dr. Gonzalez’s exotics training include: 3 years spent with the Ohio Wildlife Center, an externship at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, multiple externships at Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital, as well as an externship at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. He has earned many hours of continuing education in exotic animal medicine at various conferences. Dr. Gonzalez also sees cats and dogs at the hospital. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking and hanging out with his wife, three cats, and multiple fish.
Dr. James Paine
Dr. Paine is a third generation veterinarian of a father and grandfather who practice veterinary medicine in New Hampshire. He achieved his Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire, his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University, and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University. In his spare time, Dr. Paine enjoys gardening and riding his road and mountain bicycles with his dog, Crash (a magnificent Australian Shephard).
Dr. Amy Parkman
Dr. Parkman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and attended Drexel University for post-graduate studies in nutrition. Prior to attending veterinary school, she worked in the Intensive Care Unit at the Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Parkman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Parkman’s professional interests include internal medicine, critical care medicine, nutrition, and behavior. Her personal interests include yoga, cooking, gardening, geocaching, and spending time with family, friends, and pet chickens. She currently resides in Willistown Township with her husband, two children, crazy dog, and a family cat who spends much of her time inside the leg of their air hockey table.
Dr. Corey Woodcock
Dr. Corey Woodcock graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. His love of travel took his career around the country. He practiced veterinary medicine as far north as New Hampshire and as far west as Arizona before settling in southern Pennsylvania with his wife and three step-children. Dr. Woodcock spent most of his time working with various emergency hospitals, but also spent time as the Medical Director of a small animal practice in York, PA. Dr. Woodcock is currently training to become acupuncture certified and plans to gain additional training in nutritional and herbal therapies. When not working, Dr. Woodcock can be found playing with his step-kids, watching movies with his wife, or cleaning up after his 5 cats, 2 dogs, and bearded dragon. Occasionally, he even sleeps!
Dr. Rob Cafaro
Dr. Rob Cafaro graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. He is originally from Downingtown, PA and received his Bachelor of Science from Penn State University. When he is not practicing veterinary medicine, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, painting, traveling, and spending time outdoors. He currently lives in West Chester with his fiancé and mixed breed terrier, Lacey.
Dr. Lisay Chizmar
Dr. Lisay Chizmar originally hails from northern California. She moved east to attend veterinary school and graduated from Cornell University in 2009. She then completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Monroe Veterinary Associates in Rochester, NY. She has been practicing emergency medicine ever since and has worked at West Chester Animal Emergency Center since 2011. Her professional interests include emergency surgery and metabolic diseases. When not working, Dr. Lisay enjoys traveling, skiing, cooking, and running. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and her cat, MJ.
Dr. Todd Guay
Dr. Todd was a 2005 graduate of the University of Davis, California. He went into bovine medicine for 2 years and then switched into small animal emergency medicine. Since 2008, he has primarily practiced emergency medicine and surgery with dogs and cats in the tri-state area. He has been with West Chester since 2011. His hobbies include any outdoor activities, ice skating, and riding motorcycles when weather permits. His pet family includes 2 dogs and one cat.
Dr. James Rowe
Dr. Rowe graduated from Cornell University with a BS degree in 1985. He then went on to earn his Veterinary Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. Dr. Rowe has been an emergency veterinarian for 26 years and has been a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society for 12 years. Dr. Rowe enjoys spending time with his wife Betty and their daughter Rose, and his hobbies include farming, horseback riding, and weight training.
Dr. Stephanie Finley
Dr. Finley received her undergraduate degree in biology from The University of Maryland. She received her DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Finley is a fully licensed veterinarian who specializes in rehabilitation therapy. She is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) who received her certification from The Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Finley completed her internship with Sherman Canapp, DVM, MS, CCRT, a diplomat of the ACVS and ACVSM. She has been in the veterinary field for over 18 years with experience in both Western and Eastern Medicine. She received her veterinary acupuncture training at the CHI institute. When she’s not working, Dr. Finley enjoys following her other passions, which include music, travel, and spending time with her cat, Tater Tot, and her dog, Jake.
Brooke Ashlock – CVT
Brooke graduated from Manor College in Jenkintown, PA with a degree in veterinary technology. She then went on to complete her externship at Veterinary Referral Center in Frazer and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Brooke has been employed at West Chester Veterinary Medical Center since 2006. Prior to 2006, she was employed by The Chester County SPCA for 6 years, fostering many dogs and cats during that time. When at home, she enjoys spending time with her family, her cat Riley, and eight chickens. Brooke is also an avid lover of the outdoors.
Meredith was born and raised in Media Pennsylvania, and graduated from Penncrest in 1995. Then, she attended Penn State and received an associate in Wildlife technology. Meredith worked as a lab animal technician for a year-and-a-half before entering the veterinary field and then started her career at Glencroft Animal Hospital in Glenolden in 1998. She originally joined the family at West Chester Veterinary Medical Center in 2003 and worked until 2008 as an emergency technician. In 2008, Meredith resigned from both positions and moved to Northern California where she worked as a registered veterinary technician in both a day practice and an emergency facility until returning back to WCVMC in June of 2016. Meredith married her boyfriend of 12 years (Brian) in 2012. They had a dachshund named Nugget who crossed the bridge last year in June at the age of 14. Nine weeks to the day later, their Nelly showed up after having lived in the woods for months, and they believe Nugget sent her. Meredith loves her family, drives a Jeep, and she treats every creature as though they were her own.
Daniel Coltrain – CVT
Dan graduated from Harcum College’s veterinary technician program in May of 2015, passed his boards and was licensed by the state of Pennsylvania later that year. During his schooling, he interned at the University of Pennsylvania’s Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital and New Bolton Center. In addition, he also worked at the Veterinary Referral Center as an assistant in the orthopedic department, as well as a technician at the Chester County SPCA (now Brandywine Valley SPCA). After graduation, he worked as an emergency technician at Old Marple Animal Hospital until moving to West Chester Veterinary Medical Center.
Kris graduated from Delaware Valley College with a BS degree in Horticulture. After years of managing the Farm Market at Highland Orchards, she worked briefly at St. Martha’s nursing home. However, she had a passion for animals since she was a young girl and worked at The Pet Clinic for a couple of years, where she learned a lot about the veterinary profession. Kris was able to combine her nursing skills and her love for animals when she joined the West Chester Animal Emergency team in 2003; she enjoyed helping families and their pets during their greatest time of need. In 2011, she transitioned to work with the daytime team and has been helpful in all aspects of the hospital. Kris enjoys spending time with her family and her own pets, a dachshund named Lizzie, her three rescue cats, and a variety of rescue turtles. She also loves gardening, landscaping, and relaxing by her pond, watching the turtles, fish and frogs!
Amanda obtained a bachelor’s of small animal science degree from Delaware Valley College in 2011, and she is currently enrolled in Penn Foster’s online Veterinary Technician program. In 2013, Amanda started filling in for shifts at West Chester Veterinary Medical Center. Amanda and her husband, Ryan, have two daughters, Braelyn and Paisley, 2 Great Danes, Harley and Boost, and two cats, Mina and Rudy. She also owns a pet sitting and dog walking business, Harley’s Hounds, which just expanded to offer mobile grooming services.
Bethany Feimster – CVT
Bethany joined WCVMC in July 2015, after 3 years working as a veterinary technician in general practice. She has been working with all animals since she was a child. Bethany attended Harcum College for veterinary technology and is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). Bethany is excited to provide excellent care to every animal that steps through the door at WCVMC, and looks forward to furthering her knowledge with the talented and compassionate staff here. In her free time, Bethany enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, and skiing. She has a rescued hound/lab/pit mix named Duffy, who is a fantastic running partner and cuddle buddy.
Kim Fenton – CVT
Kim has been working at West Chester Veterinary Medical Center since the summer of 2014, as a veterinary technician. She began as a ward nurse and worked her way up to veterinary assistant while studying veterinary technology at Harcum College. As Kim gained more job and classroom experience, she began working in outpatient and technician appointments. She really enjoys this part of her job! In April 2016, Kim finished all requirements and graduated from Harcum College in May, receiving her associate degree as a veterinary technician. She plans on taking the certification exam in the near future to be a CVT as well. At home, she has two golden retrievers, Riley (10 years) and Nala (2 years). Kim is passionate about animals, loves being around them, and hopes to adopt a cat or two to add to her family. Her free time consists of hikes with her dogs, going to the gym, getting her nails done, and hanging out with friends or family.
Tammy Gaspard – CVT
Tammy joined WCVMC in September 2010, after graduating from Mt. Ida College in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology. She brings years of experience in veterinary medicine with her, obtained at various small animal practices in Boston, MA and Chester County, PA. Tammy spends most of her time in surgery, caring for clients’ pets during procedures which require anesthesia. When not caring for patients, Tammy enjoys reading, gardening, and especially spending time with her friends, family, and her dog Carli, who was adopted from WCVMC.
Donna’s love of animals inspired a career change to veterinary medicine in 2002. She successfully completed the Penn Foster veterinarian technician course and internship at a local small animal hospital, where she was quickly offered employment as a veterinarian technician. She joined West Chester Veterinary Medical Center in 2012 and loves meeting and educating clients in order to provide the best care for their pets, while learning, “something new every day.” She resides in West Chester with her husband, 2 dogs, and numerous tropical fish. In her spare time, Donna enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, and boating in the Chesapeake Bay. Donna especially likes sharing crazy pet stories (there are many) with favorite client friends at WCVMC.
Amanda has been working for West Chester Veterinary Medical Center since 2006. She started out working as a ward nurse and was later grandfathered in as a technician at West Chester. Today, she is one of the primary inpatient technicians for our hospital. In addition, Amanda trains/conditions horses that are up for adoption at a rescue, part time. Her family includes three dogs, a cat, and a loving husband. They both share a passion for archery and the outdoors.
Corrie Haiko – CVT
Corrie’s love for animals started at young age. She graduated from Coatesville Area Senior High School in Spring 2014, and then began her studies at Harcum College majoring in Veterinary Technology the following fall. After graduating from Harcum College in December 2016, she sat for the VTNE and became a CVT(Certified Veterinary Technician). Corrie is thankful to have joined the WCVMC family in January 2016, after working at an area small animal hospital for 5 years. She is the proud momma of Merri, her Pitbull Terrier!
Rachel grew up in south Jersey and graduated from Stockton University with a business degree. After working as a kennel assistant for some time, she eventually trained to become a veterinary technician and has worked at veterinary hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Rachel now plans on attending Harcum College to obtain an associate degree in veterinary technology and afterward take the certification exam. Her and her husband, Lee, have three cats (Chloe, Jack Bauer & Tater Tot) and one dog (Sam). Rachel joined West Chester Veterinary Medical Center in September of 2016. In her free time she loves reading, cooking, watching films with Lee & visiting south Jersey.
Marc Jones – CVT
Lynda Kaufman – CVT
Lynda is the Emergency Nursing Coordinator at WCVMC. Lynda has always been passionate about loving and caring for animals. She graduated from Cabrini College with her bachelor’s degree in biology. Following graduation, she attended Harcum College where she received her degree in veterinary technology. Lynda has been working in the veterinary field for almost 12 years and has been practicing as a Certified Veterinary Technician for the past 2 years. She spends most of her free time outdoors and currently has 3 cats, a leopard gecko, and fish.
Melina Loyle – CVT
Melina Loyle graduated from Harcum College with a degree in veterinary technology. While in college, she interned at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital in Philadelphia and New Bolton Center in Kennett Square. During her internship, she was exposed to both small and large animals. Melina got to be part of many emergency situations, critical care patients, and more. She has always had a love for animals, and she is finally doing what she loves at West Chester Veterinary Medical Center. She plans to sit for her state boards in November to obtain her license as a CVT.
Tara Mignogna – CVT
Tara graduated from Harcum College, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, with a degree in veterinary technology. Upon graduation, she became a Certified Veterinary Technician. During college she interned at The University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital in Philadelphia and The New Bolton Center in Kennett Square. During Tara’s internship at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital, she was offered a full time position. She worked in emergency services for a year until moving to West Chester Veterinary Medical Center. Here, Tara started in the animal emergency center and transitioned into the day practice. She has experience with large animals, small animals, and exotics. Tara is a lifelong lover of all animals (she tolerates humans too) and she is happy to be a part of the West Chester family.
Andrea Peterson – CVT
Andrea is a graduate of Harcum’s veterinary technician program, and a member of the WCVMC’s surgical team. She previously worked in a feline hospital and an emergency hospital. When not helping keep patients comfortable, she takes care of her family of humans and 4-legged friends, Sid, Ray, Kolbi, and Parker. Her co-workers say that she has a particular interest in your pets’ dental care, as she is always, “taking a peek and lifting their lips!”
Lisa Rorabaugh – CVT
Lisa has had a love for animals since her first cat, Bitsy Bear, came into her life at 8 years old. She has been fortunate enough to work in the animal field since 2003, as her desire to care for animals continued to grow. She graduated from the Program of Veterinary Technology at Harcum College in August of 2011 and received her certification in May of 2012 in the state of Pennsylvania. Veterinary emergency and critical care have been her focus and passion since 2013. Her hobbies include listening to music, watching sports, and traveling.
Jessica Schrenkel – CVT
Wendy became a veterinary nurse in 2002 after several years working with horses. She worked in two smaller practices before coming to WCVMC, learning traditional medicine as well as some holistic methods. Wendy has a special interest in behavior, especially in dogs. She is a huge proponent of low stress handling at the vet’s office and educating clients so they can be better advocates for their furry family members. Wendy lives in Exton with two rescue cats she raised from a week of age (Rush and Ren), a Lab/hound mix (Serenity), a Weimaraner (Daisy), and a retired American foxhound from Radnor Hunt (Arden).
Joe Burkett – Ward Nurse
Joe is one of our senior technician assistants and ward nurses. Joe has been with us for almost 4 years, and has picked up a love for veterinary medicine. As he works for both the Day Clinic and the Emergency Center on weekends, Joe has developed his techniques, as well as an array of skills. Joe is currently enrolled in DCCC, and lives in Drexel Hill. In his spare time, Joe enjoys cooking and eating with his roommates, who are culinary students, playing with his cats, scented candles, and gangster rap music.
Suzanne attended Harcum College in the veterinary technician program and plans to finish her degree to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in the near future. Suzanne grew up surrounded by animals all her life, and it has always been here job to take care of the pets. Suzanne lives at home with her mother, three siblings, and her niece and nephew. Also at home, they have a small family zoo of 4 dogs (Mastiff) Bob, (Pit mix) Joei, (Terrier mix) Charlie, and (Chihuahua) Lilly. They have two cats (Tiger and Jynx), a red tail boa (Sophia), two birds and a few fish tanks.
Erica Brown – Compliance Officer
Erica has been working at WCVMC since November of 2009. She started volunteering as a kid at a local veterinary hospital when she was 13, and then got hired at 14 as a kennel technician and dog walker. There, she learned and worked her way up as a vet technician and receptionist. Erica has a Boston terrier named Bumps that she loves and adores. She collects everything Boston terrier. Erica lives at home with her soon-to-be fiancé and she recently gave birth to her first child, named Kase. She enjoys spending time with her family when not working.
Dana Hicks is a 2011 graduate of Concord High School in Wilmington, Delaware. Before her time at West Chester Veterinary Medical Center, she worked in jobs that mainly dealt with human to human interactions. When she moved to West Chester, she was finally in her dream profession, working with animals. Since she was a child she has always had a deep passion for working in a field that involved animals, as she loves all animals and would adopt every cat or dog if she had the space to keep them. There is nothing in this world she loves more than being around and playing with animals. During her years at Concord High, you would almost always find Dana in one of the animal science classroom. She has hopes of one day advancing in the veterinary field to a more hands on approach, so she can help the animals that bring her so much joy. At home, she has two main men in her life: her boxer, Harley, and her orange tabby cat, Skinny.
Alisha Morris proudly joined the staff of West Chester Veterinary Medical Center in the summer of 2012. As a veteran of both the customer service and animal care industries, her previous work experience includes Savannah Animal Hospital of Lewes, DE, and Governor’s Avenue Animal Hospital of Dover, DE. She is the proud mother of four children – one Chihuahua and three cats. As the client services coordinator of WCVMC, she strives to ensure that each and every client who steps through the door feels not only the most welcome, but also receives the highest quality of care possible.
Nancy has been working at the WCVMC for 5 years, as a client services representative. She grew up in Delaware County, but moved to North Central New Jersey in 2003, where she worked as a veterinary assistant for 7 years. Nancy and her husband, Butch, moved back to PA in 2010, and have 3 dogs and 3 cats. They also have 2 grown daughters and a grandson, who they enjoy spending time with 4 days a week. You will most likely see Nancy at WCVMC on the weekends during emergency hours. Her passions include being with her family and furry friends, reading, gardening, and fishing.
Faith Joined the WCVMC practice in August 2016. She brings 15+ years of customer service and a love for animals. She is a graduate of Coatesville Area High School, Class of 2007. Faith came into this world at a mere 2lbs 14oz preemie. She has proven to be a fighter with a positive attitude that never lets anything get her down. Faith lives in Coatesville, PA with her 2 young daughters So’lai and Ser’vaeh. They have a new addition, Sapphire their black stripped tabby cat, as well as a Doberman pincher mix named Brownie. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and listening to music.
Jordan Bradley – Client Patient Liason
Leah joined the WCVMC team in October of 2016. She has always had a strong love for animals and shares her home in Wilmington with her beagle, Willie, and her cat, Peanut. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Animal and Food Science. In her spare time, Leah enjoys baking, cooking, reading and spending time with her family.
Heather started working at West Chester Veterinary Medical Center in November of 2016. She has been in the animal field since she was 12 years old, helping her mother tend to the family’s nonprofit organization, the T.H.A.N.K.S Sanctuary. This organization is geared toward the rescue and rehabilitation of neglected and abused exotic cats. Heather moved from Texas back to her home town of Boothwyn, PA in the fall of 2009 and made the transition to veterinary care working at The Old Marple Veterinary Hospital. Heather’s role was Head of the Client Service Emergency department. Since then, her experience in veterinary care has included everything from Emergency Medicine to Holistic and Homeopathy. Heather shares her home with her wonderful husband Randy and 3 children Liz, Logan and Meredith. Her other children consist of 4 cats, Nibbles, Mojo, Ginchi and Jill, 1 dog named Bruce, an African Grey Angel & her Amazon, Patsy. She enjoys traveling & photography in her spare time.
Laura D’Antonio – Assistant Practice Manager
Laura graduated from Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA with a bachelor’s degree in small animal science. After graduating, she passed the national test to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Laura started working at WCVMC in the spring of 2000, while still in school, and was offered a full time position after graduation. She has a passion for critically sick patients, and is currently working as part of the WCVMN management team. Laura has been part of the West Chester family for over 15 years, and couldn’t be happier about it.
Robert Perry – Practice Manager
Rob joined the West Chester Veterinary Medical Center in February of 2016. He brings 11 years of Practice Management experience from working as a Strategic Account Manager with Pfizer Animal Health and Zoetis. Rob has also worked for various human pharmaceutical companies as a Sales Manager and Representative. Rob received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh with a major in Communications and a minor in Economics. Rob is a member of The Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association, the Society of Human Resource Management and The American Animal Hospital Association. Rob enjoys spending time with his wife Andrea and his three children-Brianne, Jayden and Bryce. He is currently in the process of adding a furry friend to the Perry family household and is exciting on what breed the family will choose.
Melissa Stedman – Assistant Practice Manager
Melissa is a member of our management team with over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field. She has a passion for helping animals and their owners. Melissa has a special interest in exotic animal veterinary medicine. She shares her home with her husband and daughter, four dogs, three cats, an African grey, a tortoise, a bearded dragon, and three snakes. She spends her free time riding her horse, a Thoroughbred named Rocket.
June Sheets – Business Administrator
June joined the West Chester Veterinary Medical Center’s administration staff in March, 2010, after retiring from a long career in Human Resources management. Before joining the staff, she volunteered for Canine Partners for Life and Medicare. She and her husband share their home with Ranger, an exuberant yellow Lab.
Erica joined the WCVMC practice in July of 2011. She has 10 years experience working in the veterinary field in reception and scheduling, and loves the fast pace of working in an emergency center. Erica lives in Delaware County with her husband and son. She has a Pomeranian named Nietzsche, a bulldog named Millhouse, and a 2 legged cat named Meat-a-pillar. In her spare time, Erica loves going to theme parks, dancing, reading, cooking, and taking day trips to the beach.