Meet Your Valley Vet Team
Dr. Lindsay Shreiber, VMD : Practice Owner and Medical Director
Dr. Shreiber received his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. In addition to his veterinary degree, he holds an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering. His mission at Valley Veterinary is providing the best care to pets and educating owners on excellent health care practices. “We celebrate the bond between our clients and their pets,” says Dr. Shreiber. “Helping our dogs, cats, and other patients remain healthy family members is our passion.”
After his undergraduate training and during veterinary school, Dr. Shreiber developed a keen interest in animal behavior which developed into an externship at Wolfpark, a 75-acre facility in Indiana. Dr. Shreiber learned under the tutelage of the late Dr. Erich Klinghammer, a professor of ethology (animal behavior) at Purdue University and founder of Wolfpark. The hands-on experience he had studying wolf behavior was invaluable.
“All veterinarians need to know anatomy, physiology, medicine and surgery, but we all are called to this field because we love animals,” says Dr. Shreiber. “In order to care for them medically we need to understand them!” Dr. Shreiber founded Valley Veterinary with the intention of bringing the breadth of his education to each and every case he approaches. Our pets are some of the most important parts of our lives, says Dr. Shreiber. They are crucial members of our support system helping us to thrive every day. He is dedicated to taking care of that portion of his clients’ lives. Dr. Shreiber’s medical interests are general medicine and surgery cases, ultrasound, puppy and kitten care, older animal care, dentistry, and behavior.
An ongoing component of the practice is his commitment in working with local rescue groups. At your next Valley Veterinary appointment, you may meet Cosmo & Gracie, his two rescued greyhounds. Dr. Shreiber fell in love with greyhounds when he adopted Mickey, his first greyhound, who introduced him to the grace and beauty exhibited by the breed as well as the intuitive way in which greyhounds interact with people. The Shreiber family includes two dogs, four cats and two chinchillas.
Katie joined the Valley Veterinary team in September 2015. After earning a Bachelors in Biology at Grove City College in 2010, she received her veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow in 2015. During school she worked part time as a veterinary technician at an emergency hospital. Katie’s current areas of interest include cardiology and diagnostic imaging. Her non-medical interests include playing the violin, the handbells, and making origami. She lives in Norristown with her husband and they hope to adopt some furry friends soon.
Dr. Emily Goodell
Dr. Goodell was raised in St. Mary’s County Maryland and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Maryland. Dr. Goodell attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2018. While attending school, she volunteered at many local shelters and assisted with their spay and neuter clinics. Dr. Goodell is interested in small animal internal medicine and surgery. She currently lives in Philadelphia with her fiancé Dan, her dog Sadie, and her cat Edison. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the city with Dan, taking Sadie on hikes, and cooking.
Dr. Sarah Overhiser
Dr. Overhiser was born and raised in Wynnewood, PA. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Classical studies from Bucknell University. Dr. Overhiser then attended veterinary school at Iowa State University where she specialized in small animal preventative medicine and surgery. She worked for a private practice near Ocean City, MD for 3 years and then decided it was time to come back home. In her free time, Dr. Overhiser enjoys hiking, kayaking, watching Philly sports and spending time with her fiancé, Josiah, and her hound mixes, Beau & Hank. Dr. Overhiser especially enjoys preventative care, internal medicine and client education and is so happy to be welcomed as a member of the Valley Veterinary family.
Client Communications and Front Desk
Richelle comes from a legal background. She has had a love of all animals since a child. While volunteering at a horse sanctuary, Richelle decided it was time to follow her passion and work around animals full time, and hopes to complete Canine and Equine Massage therapy certification. In her free time she relishes hikes with her dogs, and horseback riding. Richelle also enjoys watching Westerns, Sports, and Gotham with her sons Zachary and AJ.
Kelly joined the Valley Veterinary team in March of 2015 as Lead Receptionist / Front Desk Coordinator. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2011, both in emergency and general care. Kelly was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, and in spite of living in Pennsylvania for the past 25 years, still considers herself a California girl at heart. Kelly lives in Schwenksville with her husband, Robert, and their five dogs – Lily, Pepe, Lorelai, Juneaux, and Tony. When not at work, Kelly enjoys watching the antics of her Chihuahua pack, and taking all the dogs for long walks on the Perkiomen Trail. Kelly’s favorite part of being a member of the Valley Veterinary family is witnessing the compassionate care shown to all pets and their parents, and of course, giving hugs and kisses to all our patients.
Kate joined the Valley Vet team in May of 2016 as a Client Care Specialist and Project Manager for the new facility at 1145 Valley Forge Road. She received a B.A. in Education from the University of Delaware and has experience in construction and management. Kate shares her home with her boyfriend Jon and their shy but sweet golden/chow rescue, Daisy. In her free time, Kate loves to travel, go to the beach, attend festivals, play with furry friends and search for the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.
Wanda just celebrated her 20th anniversary with Valley Vet! She started in 1997 and has been involved in every aspect of the hospital. Wanda is the glue that holds the office together. She loves to spend time with our clients and watch their families grow along with hers, two legged and four legged. Her Valley Veterinary family is just as important as her own. Wanda shares her home with her family which includes two cats, Zena and Luna.
Valley Vet Hospital Staff Team Members
Zara graduated from Earlham College with a B.S. biology and is interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, particularly with large/production animals. She joined Valley Vet this August as an assistant and has enjoyed observing the daily functions a small animal practice and appreciates all the clinical skills she is learning from working with the techs and doctors. During college Zara was able to participate and design research projects on variety of animals, including tropical birds in Ecuador, raptors in New Zealand, small mammals in Alaska, iguanas in the Bahamas and work at Earlham’s equestrian barn. In her free time Zara enjoys trail running and training for her next race, backpacking and backcountry canoeing, and spending time with her corgi, Wellington.
Lisa graduated from Harcum College for veterinary technology in December 2016 and will be sitting for the Veterinary Technician National Exam in April where she will become a certified veterinary technician. She also has a Bachelor of arts in communications from the University of Hartford but decided to change paths after taking care of her own animals growing up. In the past, she volunteered at PAWS Animal Rescue, and at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center where she helped train dogs who were learning to find victims of disasters, identify explosive and illicit drug threats, serve as diabetes alert dogs, and detect ovarian cancer. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, traveling and spending time with her two cats Oliver and Dinah.
Lauren graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BS degree in Animal Science, and is now a student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the Valley Vet team in June 2017 after her first year at vet school, and is interested in small animal and equine medicine. Lauren became interested in vet medicine because of her love for animals, the lifelong learning that the field offers, and for the opportunity to help both animals and humans. In her free time she enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with her horse Netta, and cat Harper.
Donna joined the Valley Vet team in December of 2016 and graduated with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Harcum College. She enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her three dogs: Rico, Lilo, and Kino.
Nicole joined the Valley Veterinary team as a technician assistant in September of 2015. She earned a BS in Equine Studies and Equine Business from The University of Findlay in Ohio. After working as a horse trainer for a few years, she decided it was time for a career change and is currently attending Harcum College studying to be a Veterinary Technician. In her free time, she enjoys riding and spending time with her Half-Arabian horse, Danielle, and hiking with her lab, Troy.
Meghan M. Joy
Meghan has worked at Valley Veterinary hospital since 2005 and has enjoyed working with a variety of animals and educating clients on the care of their pets. Meghan graduated from West Chester University with a BS in Biology and Education. She lives with her husband and daughter, two dogs (a husky and a shepherd mix.), two cats, and iguana. In her free time Meghan horseback rides, plays deck hockey, and camps with her dogs.
Sam joined the Valley Vet team in 2013 as a kennel assistant. He has since worked his way up to being one of our lead technicians. In his spare time, Sam enjoys being outside, whether camping, tubing, hiking, or just exploring local state parks. Sam lives with his girlfriend, Ashley, and their dog Spencer.
Meghan graduated from Franklin and Marshall college in 2014 with a BA in Animal Behavior. After working in a mixed practice veterinary hospital, she became interested in exploring animal medicine and attended Harcum College for their veterinary technician program. Meghan graduated in December 2017 and is eligible to sit for the VTNE in March of 2018. She absolutely loves what she does and hopes to continue to grow and learn in perfecting her nursing skills. After working with a behavioral lab of capuchins and squirrel monkeys in college, Meghan hopes to pursue work in wildlife conservation in the future. In her spare time she loves to read, paint, travel, hike, anything outdoors, or spend time with her husband, cat Pippin and dog Bailey.
Victoria is currently pursuing a degree in chemistry/biology at West Chester University and joined the Valley Vet team in January 2018 as a technician assistant. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading and going on adventures with her pups Mya and Nike.
Valley Vet Furry Team Members
Minnie is Dr. Shreiber’s newest greyhound and is a giant love bug! Much like her older sister, Minnie is a sweetie who enjoys all the attention she can get. She loves pets and hugs, eating doggy ice cream and popping up to say hello to all of our clients.
Gracie is Dr. Shreiber’s first greyhound in command and is the leader of the office pups. She is super sweet and lovey! She can be found lounging around the office, snacking on doggy ice cream, and playing with her furry friends.
LT came to Valley Vet as a sickly, 8lb flea infested kitty that needed medical attention and now he is tipping the scales at 20 lbs! No he’s not pregnant, yes he is on a diet, but hey he’s more to love! LT is the Valley Vet ambassador. He can be found wandering the halls at Valley Vet, joining you in an exam room or greeting you in the lobby. When he is not performing his social responsibilities, he is usually snoozing behind the front desk or begging for food (of course). Make sure to say hello to him while you are visiting our office. He definitely looks forward to the attention!
Daisy came from Home At Last Rescue and is the newest furry addition to Valley Vet. While she is timid, when she warms up she is cuddly, chipper, and full of tail-wagging energy! Daisy loves to come to work with her mom, Kate, and enjoys napping, eating lots of treats, and playing with her furry coworkers and friends!
When Troy is not at home or outside with his mom Nikki he can be found chasing tennis balls and looking for treats around the front office. Troy recently passed his therapy dog international exam and is full of love and energy! He is ready to give you lots of wet kisses and will accept all of the belly rubs!
In Memory Of
Cosmo was a charismatic greyhound who brought a lot of joy to the office for over 10 years. He was the pack leader, very intelligent, spirited, and full of energy and spunk. He loved chicken fingers and treats, naps with his sister Gracie, and had a special bond with Dr. Shreiber. Cosmo is missed by everyone!
Lucky was one of Valley Vets most beloved friends. She was gentle and quiet, and could be found cuddling in a small space or in the laps of the front desk staff. Lucky loved to visit new friends in the building, eat treats, and snuggle up for a nap. She is missed by all and will forever hold a place in our hearts!