Meet Our Team of Doctors
All life is precious, and we're honored to be chosen to support and enrich the lives of so many pets throughout Phoenixville and neighboring areas. Our veterinarians are passionate about celebrating and protecting the strong bonds between companion animals and the people who share their lives with them. In addition to having a love for animals, they are also eager to fully understand their four-legged patients in order to give them the best possible treatment. A long, happy life is their goal for every pet they meet.
Take a moment to learn about our outstanding veterinarians and be sure to call (610) 935-8110 if you have questions or need an appointment!
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 healthcare 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 to working with local rescue groups. At your next Valley Veterinary appointment, you may meet Gracie and Minnie, 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.
Dr. Chad Coakley is one of our newest additions to the Valley Vet team, and we are thrilled to have him. He joined Valley Veterinary Hospital in the Spring of 2021 and is our 4th doctor on staff. Dr. Coakley was raised in Chester County, Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University. He attended veterinary school at Purdue University and graduated in 2021. While attending school, he participated in multiple research labs directed in the generation of novel veterinary medications and has an interest in small animal ophthalmology. He currently lives with his cat Cleo and in his spare time he enjoys hiking, trips to Jersey beaches, and baking.
Dr. Emily Goodell
Dr. Goodell was raised in St. Mary’s County, Maryland and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees 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 three 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 and 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.
We love this place and last night was not any different. Doctors are amazing and the staff makes you feel comfortable...
Most importantly my kitty is feeling better today!!! Yea!!! Thank you!!!
- Kristie M.
We absolutely love our vets here!!!! We have a 4 year old American Bully and a 10 week old pit mix and they ADORE all the staff at Valley Vet!!! The staff are welcoming, loving, kind, attentive and thorough! We absolutely LOVE Valley Vet Hospital
- Sammy J.
Our little piggie Cookie had a fall last night. It was so easy to get an appointment to get her looked at. Dr. Shreiber was very patient in examining her. The office staff and assistants are also very compassionate people. Thank you for making our little Cookie feel better.
- Nick D.
The most knowledgeable vet we ever had. They do not push treatment on you, they work with you and the main priority is your pet.
- Gloria D.
Always a great experience. I was here yesterday after my dog was bitten by another dog and they took her back right away and eased my mind that it was only a minor flesh wound.
- Amy P.
I LOVE Valley Vet! They are always there for our pets and us too! We are proud to be Dr. Shreiber's 7th customer!!! They "GET" it there! All of them! We can not thank everyone at Valley Vet enough for everything!!!!!
- Lori A.
I couldn't be more pleased with Valley Vet. From the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out, you know you are in great hands. Highly recommend VVH to anyone I meet!
- Stephanie W.
Thank you all for your wonderful support and care of my beloved Lilly. You made her and I so comfortable as we said good-bye. It’s never easy to let go of your pet, but even though my heart was breaking you took great care of her. I don’t know how you do what you do, but I appreciate more than you’ll ever know.