Drs. Mehaffey and Heller are University of Pennsylvania graduates who are excited to be able to continue to offer veterinary care for their local community. They are down-to-earth doctors who understand that every patient is an individual, and needs a veterinary care plan tailored to their specific needs. They will often be found sitting on the floor with your puppy, or soothing your nervous cat prior to his/her exam, & always take the time to answer any questions you may have.
Our goal is to offer custom, quality, and affordable veterinary care for you and your pets. We pride ourselves on giving each pet the individual attention and care needed, and focus on client education to ensure we work as a team for your pet’s health and wellbeing. We believe that every patient is an individual, and therefore each patient’s veterinary care plan is unique, and tailored to their specific needs.
Dr. Beth Mehaffey
Dr. Mehaffey grew up in Quakertown, and currently resides in Harleysville. She attended Delaware Valley College for her undergraduate degree, and the University of Pennsylvania for her veterinary doctorate, graduating in 2010. Her veterinary interests lie in behavior, internal medicine, and preventative care. She founded Harley’s Haven dog rescue in 2011, and is an avid dog rescuer and advocate. She spends her free time with her family – husband Tom, son Connor, and 3 dogs: Harley, Sawyer, and Fiona.
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Mobile services allow us to offer affordable, high quality medicine in the comfort of your own home. We pride ourselves on giving each pet the individual attention and care needed, and focus on client education to ensure we work as a team for your pet’s health and wellbeing.
Dr. Jen Heller
Dr. Heller is a 2008 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and attended the University of Pittsburgh for her undergraduate education. Her professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and ultrasonography. Dr. Heller is very passionate and involved in animal rescue and helps run Harley’s Haven dog rescue. She currently resides in Harleysville with her husband Andrew, daughter Ella, her three rescue dogs – Mya, Vegas, Noodle, her three cats – Marty, Sid, Kiwi, and a foster dog or two. In her free time she enjoys watching the Phillies and spending time with her family.
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Dr. Kristen Carpenter
Meet Dr. Carpenter! She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Rutgers University and her veterinary degree in 2010 from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She then went on to receive advanced training and completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in 2011, where she worked closely with various specialists in each field. Dr. Carpenter joined the PRAH team in July 2016 after practicing as a small animal veterinarian for the last 5 years in New Jersey. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and feline medicine. She particularly likes having close relationships with both her patients and their entire family! Dr. Carpenter enjoys spending time at home with her family, including her husband Chip, daughter Ava, and two naughty cats (Kobe and Mia). Her favorite time of year is the holiday season and she loves getting in the spirit with decorations, she also enjoys reading, organizing, or just relaxing!
Dr. Andrew McManus
Meet Dr. McManus! He joined the PRAH team in July 2015. He completed his undergraduate studies at Penn State University and then went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. His professional interests include surgery and ultrasound. In his free time he enjoys all things Penn State, Philadelphia sports, and managing his many rosters of fantasy sports teams. He is also Dr. Heller’s very patient husband who works very hard at keeping her, their daughters Ella and Brynn, 3 dogs (Mya, Vegas, Noodle), 3 cats (Marty, Sid, Kiwi), and rotating Harley’s Haven foster dogs in line.
Dr. Kristin Cody
Meet Dr. Cody! Dr. Cody graduated from University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine and received her undergraduate education at Muhlenberg College. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, nutrition, and alternative medicine. She is very passionate about maintaining a strong human-animal bond through preventative care and education. Dr. Cody grew up right here in Perkasie and currently resides in Coopersburg with her husband Michael, son Finn, and their high-energy Cattle Dog Oscar. She enjoys being outside with her family - hiking, camping, biking and photographing their adventures!
Meet Michelle! Michelle is one of the head technicians at Pennridge Animal Hospital. Michelle has been in the veterinary field for over 25 years and enjoys helping both furry patients and educating owners. She has three children – Shaun, Melissa, and Angela and lives with 4 dogs – Murphy, Jett, Lucy, and Echo, and 5 cats – Miss Carla, The Gimp, Shadow, Juicy, and Waffles. Michelle also has a passion for rescue and helps foster many dogs through Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue, especially ones with special needs.
Meet Kira! Kira is a CVT and one of the head technicians at Pennridge Animal Hospital. She has been a veterinary technician for 13 years. She is a professor for the veterinary technician program at Bergen Community College in NJ. She has loved being around animals of all kinds since she was a little girl, so working with them only seemed natural! Rowlf is just one of her many furry babies she has at home! Kira also spends a lot of time fostering for Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue, and she always has a foster or two while they are looking for a furever family!
Meet Erica! Erica is our Head Receptionist at PRAH and joined our PRAH family in September of 2014. She worked as a Veterinary Hospital Manager for many years before becoming a stay at home mom for her 2 beautiful daughters. After staying home for many years, she discovered a love of the fitness world and became a personal trainer and fitness instructor, but her love of animals brought her back into the veterinary field. In her free time, Erica enjoys to spend time with her 2 daughters and her 2 dogs, Spencer and Charlie. She enjoys working out and doing any outdoor activities – especially running and stand up paddleboarding.
Meet Andrew! Andrew is a CVT who graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Lehigh Carbon Community College. He grew up in the Upper Perkiomen School District and had been working with animals in that area before joining the team at PRAH. Andrew has always had a special compassion for animals and does plan to return to college one day to further his education, but still plans on always being involved with caring for animals. When not caring for patients here at the hospital, Andrew enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking, and playing basketball as well as being with friends and family.
Meet Jenelle! Jenelle lives with her two rescues – a pitbull mix named Kairi and a chihuaha mix named Jango Fett. Her interests are animal rescue, psychology, cosplay, comic book conventions, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. She has volunteered at an animal shelter since 2011, even though she has loved animals since she was very young, it was there that she realized her calling. She has been working in the veterinary field for 5 years now, and loves every minute of it! Jenelle joined our team in the summer of 2016.
Meet Raechel! Raechel graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh and graduated in 2010 and is one of our certified techs. She lives in Quakertown with her husband and our beautiful daughter, Lane. She also has four furbabies, including Mocha (Chocolate Labrador/Pitbull mix), Calypso (Pitbull Mix), and two cats- Bubbles and Charlie. Growing up, Rachael was not allowed to have any pets, and it wasn’t until she was in college majoring in psychology that she adopted her first furbaby, Mocha, and realized she wanted to pursue a veterinary career.
Amy Truesdell Dice
Meet Amy! Amy is a veterinary technician here at PRAH and one of the founding members of Harley’s Haven Dog Rescue. Amy has worked in the veterinary field for 10 years and has fostered many dogs along the way. She lives in Hatfield with her husband Ross, and their 3 dogs – Doobie, Moby, and Lilo. She is also the proud owner of 1 cat named Chewy, who loves to terrorize the hospital! Amy has dedicated her life to rescuing as many dogs as she can, especially the unwanted pit bulls and Chihuahuas of Philadelphia. Amy is also very passionate about education and the importance of spay and neuter and of course rescue!
Meet Heather! Heather has been in the veterinary technician field for 16 years,and still loves it! Heather and her husband, Nolan, have a rescued dog named Stewart, a seven toed kitty named Ernest, and a newly adopted pup named Hamish! In her spare time, she loves riding her horse Arthur and getting some time outside. Heather joined our team in the summer of 2016.
Meet Sammie! Sammie graduated from Pennridge High School in 2012 and from Albright College this past May with a B.S. in Biology and a Pre-Veterinary track. She currently resides in Perkasie, PA with her parents, younger brother, and four-legged friend, Koda Bear, a two year old English chocolate lab; she is also starting to become a foster mom for Harley’s Haven! Her interest in the veterinary field started at a very young age and has grown ever since. For the past few years she has shadowed and interned with us and officially joined the PRAH team this past June. In her free time, she likes to hike, kayak, paddle board, travel with friends, and binge watch her favorite Netflix shows!
Meet Maureen! She has been working in the veterinary field since 2010, after graduating from West Chester University. Maureen lives with her husband and two rescue dogs, Destiny and Zach. She is very passionate about helping animals and has a soft spot for pit bulls. She loves being a part of the PRAH team!
Meet Angel!! Angel is one of our multi-talented team members!! She is able to rotate between upstairs, downstairs, receptionist, and technician! She has loved animals since she was a young girl, and has years of experience growing up with a menagerie of pets. She lives with her family and currently has 7 dogs and 5 cats – lots of furry pets to love! Angel is also one of the amazing volunteers with Harley’s Haven, and takes on many of the needy or ill puppies who need extra medical care due to her experience!
Meet Alicia Benecke! She has been with us here at Pennridge Animal Hospital since the beginning. She has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2011 with a degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College. She lives in Trumbauersville with her husband Mike, their daughter Kendall, and quite a few animals. Trouble, Bambi, and Capri are rescued pit bull mixes; Diva, Mojo, Bosley, Shaq, and Slater are all rescued cats; Tubbs and Crockett are the guinea pigs (they’re rescued too!!); and a chestnut Oldenburg gelding named Aedan.
Meet Anne! Anne is one of the friendly faces you will meet behind the front desk at Pennridge Animal Hospital. Anne lives in Hatfield with her husband Rich, her schnauzers Cali and Jagr, and her black and white tuxedo kitty named Clay. Anne is mom to lots and lots of children and proud “Grandy” to five beautiful grandchildren. After two full careers (human medicine and teaching), Anne turned her attention to her passion…pets! She believes in being a voice for those who are unheard.
Meet Denise! Denise has been involved in the veterinary field for over 20 years, with her main focus being in customer service. Her involvement in the veterinary field came about because of her love for animals and her genuine compassion for people who love animals, just like her! Denise lives with her husband of 20 years, Pat, and is mom to 4 daughters ranging in age from 10-19, 2 dogs, 4 cats, and 3 guinea pigs. Denise graduated from Montgomery County Community College and believes in continuing education so she can be a strong advocate for our furry and fluffy friends.
Meet Jill! Jill joined our PRAH team in May of 2015. She is one of our very friendly receptionists who enjoys interacting with all of our fabulous clients and their furry kids! Jill has a very large family, including 11 nieces and nephews. She lives with her children, who are all furry, have four legs, and tails – including 2 new recent kittens she just adopted! When not working, Jill enjoys the outdoors – especially camping, skiing, and relaxing on the beach! She also loves to travel, especially to warm places like Las Vegas or Arizona where she visits her brother.
Meet Laura! Laura graduated from Central Bucks High School West in 2009 and currently resides in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Her interest in the veterinary field began after working with an equine veterinarian at Parx in Bensalem. She worked alongside a thoroughbred racehorse re-homing non-profit called Turning For Home. It was at this time that she knew she wanted to help save animals in any way she could. Outside of work, she enjoys riding horses, hiking, art, and hanging out with her two furry kids, Rusko (french bulldog), and Kona (calico shorthair).
Meet Tom! Tom is the inventory manager at Pennridge Animal Hospital and Dr. Mehaffey’s very patient husband who tries to keep us all in line here. He lives in Harleysville with Dr. Mehaffey, his adorable son, Connor, and their dogs – a 12 year Anatolin Shepard mix named Harley, also known as the reason Dr. Mehaffey is so dedicated to animals, a rambunctious 10 year dalmation name Fionna who would test the patience of most people, and the poster pup for pit bull rescue, a lazy lovable pitty mix named Sawyer.