Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. 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 postgraduate 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.

In addition to providing general medicine and preventive care to his patients, Dr. Kirmayer sees veterinary referrals in the areas of internal medicine, oncology and imaging.

Dr. Whalen joined our staff in August of 2007. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nova Scotia and attended one of only four veterinary schools in Canada. Following graduation from the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island, Dr. Whalen relocated to Pennsylvania to commence general practice in veterinary medicine and has been practicing in the area since 2000. She has experience in internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, ultrasonography and endoscopy.

Dr. Whalen is currently accepting patients in these disciplines, providing general preventive care, as well as consulting on more complex medical and surgical cases. She completed extensive training in veterinary acupuncture and is now accepting new patients for acupuncture therapy.

Dr. Harpster received his BS degree in Biology from Bucknell University in 1973, a MS degree in Physiology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975, and 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. Special interests in veterinary medicine include ophthalmology, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, and endocrinology.