Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Animal Medical Center is a full service companion animal hospital founded in 1989 by Dr. Cynthia Hartz. We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in animal healthcare.  Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion, placing an emphasis on client education and providing high-quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet.

Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventative care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

Please take a few moments to browse our website and learn more about AMC and the pet health-care resources provided.

Thank you for visiting and we look forward to meeting with you and you pet!

Cynthia Hartz, DVM

Founder and President of Animal Medical Center Inc.
 
Dr. Hartz received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 1984.  She worked in a private practice for 5 years before founding Animal Medical Center in 1989.  Dr. Hartz lives in Royersford with her husband Doug.  The Hartz family includes a Labrador Retriever named Turbo, a Dachshund named Minimum, a cat named Jack, a parrotlet named Mike and a parakeet named Scout.

Outside of work, Dr. Hartz enjoys hiking with her dogs and swimming and reading.

Dr. Hartz is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA),  American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), Association of Avian Veterinarians, American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine.  She is also a member at Valley Forge Baptist Temple.

Years in Practice: 31
Education: University of Illinois
Email: [email protected]

 

Kara Stover, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Stover graduated from Souderton Area School District in 1993, Albright College in Reading in 1997 and Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.  She practiced in Sellersville for over 5 years prior to joining Animal Medical Center in January, 2007.

Dr. Stover lives with her husband Eric and sons Will, Jonah, and Sam.  Over the years, the Stovers have adopted a poodle mix named Cadence, a labradoodle named Bear and stray kitties named Cuddles and Billy.  During her free time, Dr. Stover enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as taking trips to the mountains of Tioga county and the beaches of Delaware and New Jersey.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).  

Years in Practice: 13
Education: The Ohio State University
Email: [email protected]

 

Kim DiMaio, VMD

Associate Veterinarian

 

Dr. DiMaio graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After graduation, she joined the team at Animal Medical Center until her boys were born in 2004 and 2006. She continued her career in Norristown until January, 2019, when she returned to Animal Medical Center. Dr. DiMaio lives in Schwenksville with her husband Frank and her teenage boys Frankie and Luca. They share their lives with their rescued pocket pit bull Ruby.

 
Outside of work, Dr. DiMaio enjoys spending time with her family. Her free time is often spent watching her boys on a baseball field, soccer field or basketball court. She also enjoys reading, working out, cooking and paddle boarding.
 
Dr. DiMaio is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and the Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine.

Years in Practice: 22
Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Email:[email protected]

 

Jack Perkins, VMD

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jack Perkins graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine with a Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) with Penn Business Certificate in 2019. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences with Highest Honors from Penn State University in 2016 and was accepted in Veterinary School one year early. Dr. Perkins worked as a Veterinary Assistant at Animal Medical Center while earning his Veterinary Degree. His primary areas of interest are soft tissue surgery, cardiology, and preventive care.

Dr. Perkins was born and raised in Jeffersonville. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends by playing basketball and tennis, skiing, playing card games and boards games, and exploring local towns alongside his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Penny.

Dr. Perkins is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA).

Years in Practice: 1
Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Email:[email protected]

 

Audra Olsen, VMD

Associate Veterinarian

 
Dr. Olsen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 2005 with a Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD).  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1996.  Dr. Olsen completed her internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in NJ.  Prior to joining Animal Medical Center, she practiced emergency and general medicine for 13 years at an animal hospital in Gwynned, PA. 
 
Dr. Olsen lives in Collegeville with her husband Vic and daughter Addyson.  They share their home with their pets, Mack, a German Shepherd, and a black cat named Grover.  In her spare time, she enjoys running and working out, spending time with her family, reading and traveling.  As a family, they try to spend as much time as possible camping (or “glamping”) in their travel trailer when the weather is warmer!
 
Dr. Olsen is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Years in Practice: 14
Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Email:[email protected]

 

Melanie Wiener

Practice Manager

Melanie joined the AMC staff in September 2020.  She graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Interpersonal Communications.  Prior to working at Animal Medical Center she was a Practice Manager for a well known national Veterinary practice.  
 
Melanie grew up in the suburbs just outside of Philadelphia, where she currently lives with her husband Jake, her son Everett and deaf pittie, Bones.  She enjoys spending time with her family, going on  hikes and going out to eat!  She also enjoys sampling new kinds of wine and cooking new dinner recipes for her family. 
 

Years in Practice: 5
Education: Bloomsburg University

 

Amanda, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician/Nursing Supervisor

Amanda joined the staff of Animal Medical Center in August, 2008. She previously worked at a wildlife rehabilitation center and the Philadelphia Zoo. She received her BS in biology at Moravian College and graduated from Cedar Valley College with a degree in Veterinary Technology.

Amanda lives with her 2 Rottweilers, Ava and Axel, a domestic long-hair cat named Sasha, and a ball python named Oculus. In her free time, Amanda enjoys hiking, biking and kayaking, as well as spending time with her pets.

Years in Practice: 12
Education: Moravian College; Cedar Valley College

 

Emily, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

 
Emily joined Animal Medical Center in December 2018 as a Veterinary Nurse.  She graduated from Manor College with a degree in Veterinary Technology and received her certification (CVT).
 
Her animal family includes her black lab mix, Lola, goldfish named Steve, and 3 rescued mice.  In her spare time, Emily enjoys hiking with her dog, camping, fishing, and all outdoor activities. Emily also volunteers at a local soup kitchen.
 

Years in Practice: 1

 

Molly

Veterinary Nurse

 
Molly joined Animal Medical Center in February, 2015 as a Client Care Specialist.  She received a BA Degree in English from Lock Haven University and is currently enrolled at San Juan College working towards her degree in Veterinary Technology.
 
Molly’s furry family includes her cats Boots and Bear. In her spare time she enjoys the beach, swimming, yoga, snowboarding, hiking and spending time with friends and family.  She is also currently working on getting her yoga teaching certification for fun!
 
Molly has been involved in the Montgomery County 4-H Club as a former President of the 4-H Goat Club and also as Program Coordinator (Intern).

Years in Practice: 5
Education: Lock Haven University; attending San Juan College

 

Sue

Veterinary Nurse

Sue joined Animal Medical Center in November of 1999 as an exam room assistant.  Sue has learned all aspects of outpatient and inpatient care and is a valuable resource to AMC.

Sue’s animal family includes 4 dogs; Two Terriers from Puerto Rico named Potter and Weasley, a Terrier mix named Granger, and a German Shepherd mix named Logan.  Sue also has 2 cockatiels named Nell and Sophie, a parrotlet named Stuart and 5 rats named Brie, Gouda, Swiss, Ritz and Tray.  In her free time, Sue enjoys golfing, playing softball, swimming, going to the gym, listening to music, going to the movies, traveling and doing projects around the house.

Years in Practice: 21

 

Ken

Veterinary Nurse

Ken joined Animal Medical Center in August, 2012 as a Veterinary Assistant.  He attended Manor Junior College majoring in the Veterinary Technology program.  Prior to joining Animal Medical Center, Ken worked as a Pharmaceutical/Veterinary Technician for over 14 years at an animal hospital in Chester County.

Ken lives with his wife, Trish and 2 sons.  His animal family includes 4 Boston Terriers, Rossie, Opal, Ruby and Izzy; a chihuahua, Ramsey; and a horse, Brisk.  In his spare time, Ken enjoys working on restoring his old farmhouse, working on classic cars, visiting the mountains and seashore, and spending time with his family and pets.

Years in Practice: 8
Education: Manor College

 

Bethany

Veterinary Nurse

Bethany joined Animal Medical Center in 2010. She lives with her husband and two sons. When not at work, Bethany enjoys time with her family, cooking, and chasing after her toddlers.

 

Years in Practice: 10
Education: Houghton College

 

Marissa

CVT

Marissa joined AMC in November 2020. She received an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from YTI Career Institute. She recently passed her VTNE for her Veterinary Technician Certification. She shares her home with her dog Annabell, who is a Pitbull/Whippet/Boxer mix, as well as 3 kitties, Chailai (Siamese) – Soul (Ragdoll) – Callie (Calico). Not to forget her Brazillian Rainbow Boa named Scarlett!! When she is not working, Marissa likes creating art (painting, drawing, sculpting and making jewelry), yoga and nature walks.

Trish

Veterinary Nurse

Trish joined Animal Medical Center in June, 2013 as a Veterinary Assistant.  She attended Montgomery County Community College. 

Trish lives with her husband Scott.  Her animal family includes Copper, a boxer/lab, Peyton, a beagle mix, Matilda, Rey, a boxer, her cats Pretzel and Target and lots of chickens.  In her spare time Trish loves cheering on the Phillies, and relaxing on her deck.

 

Years in Practice: 7
Education: Montgomery Community College

 

Janice

Veterinary Nurse

Janice joined Animal Medical in October, 2012 as a Veterinary Assistant. Her pet family includes Romeo, an Italian Greyhound, her cat Bruce Wayne, Roger Rabbit, Lando the Bearded Dragon, Myrtle the Turtle and her horse Hamlet.  Janice studies in her spare time!  She also teaches as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor.

 

Years in Practice: 8
Education: Ursinus College; Temple University, Masters of Occupational Therapy

 

Darian

Veterinary Nurse

Darian joined Animal Medical Center on July, 2017 as a Veterinary Nurse. Prior to joining AMC, Darian was a Veterinary Nurse at an animal hospital in Georgia. Darian resides with her boyfriend Brian, her Frenchie/Boston mix, Piper and 2 bearded dragons. She enjoys spending time with her pets and her family.

 

Liz

Veterinary Nurse

Liz joined Animal Medical Center in June, 2020 as a Veterinary Nurse. Prior to joining AMC, Liz was a Receptionist/Technician at a large animal hospital. In her spare time, Liz enjoys hiking, biking, drawing and anything outdoors.

Monique

Client Care Specialist

 
Monique joined Animal Medical Center in October, 2012 as a Client Care Specialist.  She attended Montgomery County Community College.  Prior to joining AMC’s team, she worked as a tech and receptionist for 7 years at another local animal hospital.  She also worked as a Dental Assistant in the Phoenixville area.
 
In her spare time, Monique enjoys traveling to the Jersey Shore, cooking and exercising.

Years in Practice: 8
Education: Montgomery County Community College

 

Melinda

Client Care Specialist

Melinda joined Animal Medical Center in April, 2016 as a Client Care Specialist. She majored in Accounting and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Pace University.

Melinda lives with her husband Jim and sons David, Alex and Michael, their 3 cats, Gus, Gordie and Luna, and Yertle the turtle. In her spare time, Melinda enjoys reading, cooking, camping at Assateaque Island, swimming and watching her sons drive their race cars.

Years in Practice: 4
Education: Pace University

 

Maggie

Client Care Specialist

Maggie joined Animal Medical Center in March 2020 as a Client Care Specialist. She received a Vet Assistant Certification from Anne Arundel Community College.

In her spare time, Maggie enjoys hiking and visiting Maine for vacation

Maddy

Client Care Specialist

Maddy joined Animal Medical center in February 2020 as a Client Care Specialist. She received an Associates Degree in Business Management from Lock Haven University.

In her spare time she likes photography, going camping, kayaking, fishing and being outdoors. She has had a love and passion for animals since she was a little girl. Maddy also loves spending time with her family, two legged and four legged!

Jennie

Client Care Specialist

Jennie joined Animal Medical Center in May, 2020 as a Client Care Specialist. Prior to joining AMC, Jennie had experience as a Receptionist, Vet Assistant and Kennel Attendant at another local veterinary hospital. She and her family share their home with three pugs and 2 rescue kittens.

In her spare time, Jennie enjoys cross stitching, reading and anything crafty.

Joan Forry, Ph.D, CPDT-KA, CTC

Animal Medical Center Certified Dog Training Instructor

Joan joined Animal Medical Center in July, 2019, as a Certified Dog Training Instructor. She earned her Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) credentials from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Joan earned her Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC) and graduated with Honors from the Academy for Dog Trainers.

Joan lives with her husband and adopted rescue dogs Mulligan, Paloma, Gus, Miles, Thelma and Tycho, along with a cat, Lucy, and a rabbit, Burton Bananapants. When she is not busy training dogs, Joan enjoys refinishing furniture and working on her ongoing photography project called Miles on Hydrants.

Brooklyn

Intern/Cleaning

Brooklyn joined Animal Medical Center June, 2020 as an Intern/Cleaning Staff. She currently attends a local high school, and has plans to pursue Veterinary Medicine.

In her spare time, Brooklyn enjoys field hockey, basketball, track and astronomy.