Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Alan Kirmayer, our Chief of Staff, completed an internship in medicine and surgery followed by a residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. His residency responsibilities included clinical care as well as teaching third and fourth year veterinary students.

Dr. Kirmayer also has extensive post-graduate training in ultrasound and echocardiographic imaging, endoscopy, and medical oncology. Dr. Kirmayer has completed the qualifying process of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is credentialed in autogous stem cell therapy.

Dr. Harpster received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bucknell University in 1973, a Master's degree in Physiology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975. Later, he earned a VMD degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.

Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Harpster was a Marine Biologist with the Florida Department of Natural Resources, Marine Research Laboratory, in St. Petersburg, Florida from 1975 to 1977. During his veterinary career, Dr. Harpster was also a co-owner of a veterinary/emergency hospital from 1985-2002, and served on the Pennsylvania State Board of Veterinary Medicine for eight years, five of these years serving as Chairman.

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