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 Collegeville, PA., with her boyfriend, and they hope to adopt some furry friends soon.
Dr. Samantha Watson
Dr. Watson received her veterinary degree from Ross University in 2016 and joined Valley Vet shortly after. She grew up in Bryn Mawr, PA and moved to South Carolina to attend college. Dr. Watson earned a Bachelors in Biology from the College of Charleston and was also part of the equestrian team. After graduating in 2010, Watson spent 2 years as a veterinary technician at a feline hospital in Philadelphia before traveling to the beautiful island of St. Kitts for her veterinary education at Ross. She spent her final year of training at Oklahoma State University’s Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital and earned federal accreditation in November 2016.
Dr. Watson became a veterinarian because she couldn’t imagine a career without animals and loves to learn and be challenged. She joined Valley Veterinary Hospital due to its devotion to client care and to practicing quality medicine. Her personal interests include adventuring outdoors, riding horses, and reading.
Client Communications and Front Desk
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.
Brittany joined the Valley Vet Team in August after teaching English in Germany for over a year. She currently works as a Client Service Representative and Receptionist at the front desk, but also loves to learn about animal science and medicine. She is a Leo and her favorite things are traveling, being creative, and going to concerts. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Delaware and served the Southeast United States as a member of AmeriCorps NCCC in 2014. She also speaks Spanish and loves to spend time with her 3 cats (Oreo, Mango, and Riley), and her puppy, Honey.
Wanda has been with Valley Veterinary Hospital since 1997 and began her tenure in the kennel and is now known as Mama Wanda. Wanda most enjoys her time spent with Valley Vet’s clients and watching their families grow along with hers, two legged and four legged. Her Valley Veterinary family is just as important as her own. She shares her home with one dog and two cats.
Valley Vet Hospital Staff Team Members
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.
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.
Amy joined Valley Veterinary Hospital in August of 2016. She graduated from Valencia College in 2011 with a Business degree and has many years experience working in veterinary medicine. Part of her career path led her to working at a Cat hospital in Florida for 7 years before moving back to her hometown in PA to work in the research field. When Amy is not taking care of others animals or her own, she is running with a local running group, biking, spending time with friends and is very active in the community. She shares a home with her cats- Nacho, Memphis and Jingles, her dog, Bodhi and her runner partner & boyfriend, James.
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 Valley Vet in 2013 as a kennel worker and has since been promoted to technician assistant. In his spare time, Sam enjoys being outside, whether he is exploring the local state parks, camping, or sitting around the fire pit in his backyard. Sam has one cat, Shelly, and is also very interested in learning more about animal medicine and how to care for animals with the utmost compassion.
Lauren Sarnese graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a biology degree in May 2016. She joined the Valley Vet team in September of 2016 after working with Bog Turtles as a field technician in Pen Argyl, PA. In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking and fishing, running, and bird banding. Lauren plans to study veterinary medicine and work with wildlife.
Jenn joined the Valley Vet team in May of 2016. She earned a BS degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences from the Pennsylvania State University in 2016. There she was part of the equine research team. She also has previously worked for a wildlife rehabilitation center where she nursed sicked and orphaned animals to health. At home she has a loving beagle named Belle. In her free time, Jenn enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and camping and watching Penn State football.
Alyssa joined the Valley Vet team in May of 2016. In 2017, she will graduate from Wilson College with a BS in Psychology as well as Equine Facilitated Therapeutics with a minor in Equine Management and Training. In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses, spending time with her pets including her iguana Gertie and her snake Ramses and riding roller coasters while eating tortellini.
Valley Vet Furry Team Members
Dr. Shreiber’s first greyhound in command, Cosmo is the outspoken loudmouth of our animal staff. At 7 yrs old, Cosmo is still a spunky pup! He enjoys ordering chicken fingers from Phoenixville’s pizza joints, long walks, lots of doggy ice cream, and barking orders. He loves people attention so be sure to say hello!
Gracie is Dr. Shreiber’s second greyhound in command and by far the sweetest! She is the baby of the bunch and loves attention! If you so much as look in her direction, she will come bounding over to say hello to you and your furry friends! She loves playing with toys, eating her doggy icecream, and greeting clients.
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!
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!