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Meet the staff at Animal Therapy Center!

Rehabilitation is a team effort at the Animal Therapy Center. While your pet will be evaluated by our veterinarian on your first visit, you can expect to spend time with one or more of our team members over the course of your pet’s treatment. All staff meets regularly to discuss cases and share ideas for improved treatment plans.

  • Dr. Kim Mayers
    Veterinarian & Medical Director
    Dr. Mayers is originally from Western NY. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cornell University in 1992 and her veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 1997. Upon graduation, she moved to Chicago where she worked as a general practitioner for 15 years.
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  • Dr. Diane Gabriel
    VMD, CVA
    Dr. Diane Gabriel received her veterinary medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. Her interest in geriatric animal care led her to pursue training in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2005. She received certification from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2007.
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  • Megan Anderson
    BA, CVT; CCRP Enrolled
    Therapy Staff

    Megan received her Bachelors of Arts from Bloomsburg University in 2008. Although she still enjoys art, she decided to pursue her real passion which is helping animals. Megan earned her degree in Veterinary Technology from Harcum College and was licensed in 2010. She was employed by the University of Pennsylvania for 5 years as an Operating Room Nurse at their large animal hospital, New Bolton Center.

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  • Jaime Torley
    Therapy Staff
    Jaime received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Lock Haven University in 2008. She held several jobs, including interning with Wicked on Broadway, before deciding to follow her true passion: caring for animals. Jaime graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Bergen Community College in NJ and received her license in 2011.
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  • Patrick Kline
    BS, CVT
    Therapy Staff

    Pat is a native of the Lehigh Valley, and received his Bachelors degree in 2015 from Penn State University with a concentration in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Upon graduation he enrolled into LCCC's Veterinary science program to obtain his license as a Veterinary Technician. 

    After obtaining his license Pat spent the next 10 years working at The Lehigh Valley Zoo, and developed a special passion for reptiles. He decided in 2018 that it was time for a new challenge and ventured into general practice and eventually settled in at the Animal Therapy Center as he has a deep love for client education, communication and the recovery process. Even though Pat left the exotics world he still has a small 'zoo' at his home and is excited to share all his experience with you and your pets!

  • Janelle Howard,
    Therapy Staff

    Janelle is originally from the Harrisburg area, and worked in human medicine for 7 years ranging from Medical assisting to running an in-house lab for a family practice, and phlebotomy. 

    After finally deciding to follow her passion for helping animals, she decided to go back to school and graduated the Veterinary Technician program at York Technical Institute in 2018, and became licensed in 2019. She, her husband, and her fur baby Hamish moved to the Lehigh Valley in March and found her spot at Animal Therapy Center. When not working Janelle likes to paint, read, and do just about anything she can outdoors!

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  • Christina Gehring
    Director of Operations
    Christina received her undergraduate degree from Temple University and subsequently relocated to New York City where she served as a veterinary practice manager and consultant for four years. To be closer to her family, she moved back to Pennsylvania where she continued to pursue business consulting and received her Masters in Public Administration from West Chester University.
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