Modern Medicine, Old-Fashioned Care
Meet Our Veterinarians and Staff
Dr. Ransome Weis, DVM
Dr. Laura Weis, DVM
Dr. Weis is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA), the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH), the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).
Dr. Lois Palin, VMD
Dr. David MacDonald, DVM, CVA, CVSMT
He is member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, the AHVMA, the AVMA and the PVMA.
Dr. Brittany Sembler, VMD
Dr. Sembler is a Bucks County native from Washington Crossing, PA. She and her fiancé have three cats: Gideon, Gamma & Beta. When Dr. Sembler is not caring for clients, she enjoys hiking, and creating jewelry. She also paints masquerade masks, a hobby that began as an art class project in high school.
Dr. Jerica Lugo, VMD
Specializing in soft tissue surgery and education, she is grateful to play a role in strengthening the bond between owner and pet. She also loves to help pets put aside their fears and realize that the veterinary office is not such a scary place, after all.
Raised in Connecticut (where she was surrounded by animals), Dr. Lugo and her husband previously lived in Philadelphia, before a friend introduced her to Bucks County and the Doylestown area.
When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Lugo enjoys spending time with her husband and the couple’s three senior animals: cats Panda and Storm, and a Boston Terrier mix named Annabelle. She enjoys hiking, knitting, and watching great films.
Dr. Mimi Fitchett, DVM
After veterinary school, Dr. Fitchett completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center in NY, NY. She was on the staff of the North Shore Animal League and served as the shelter medical director from 1996 to 1998. Dr. Fitchett has practiced at a few veterinary hospitals in the region since moving to Bucks County.
Originally from Maryland, Dr. Fitchett and her husband settled in Bucks County in 1998. The couple have a son and daughter as well as two dogs—a pug and a doodle (pictured with Atticus on his adoption day)—cats, chickens, and Guinea hens. The family also raised peacocks at one time.
Justine joined the Doylestown Veterinary Hospital family in 2003. In 2007, she decided to take a break from working to study Veterinary Technology at Harcum College. In July 2015, Justine returned to the hospital team. She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but providing care and comfort for the geriatric patients is what she enjoys most. Justine enjoys snowboarding, writing, and being at home with her new baby boy Eli, her husband Scott, their dog Bandit, and 3 unruly cats.
Lora, Business Manager
Angie, Practice Manager
Angie turned her passion for animals into an exciting career. She joined our team in April 2022 as Practice Manager, and is excited about getting to know our clients and their pets. A native of Maryland, Angie is a graduate of Towson University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Animal Behavior and Psychology. While in college, Angie worked as a receptionist for a small animal hospital. That job led to positions as a vet assistant, emergency nurse, and the operations manager at a premier specialty and emergency hospital in the area. Angie loves cats, especially those with a sassy attitude. She rescued a black cat named Tiny–who is not so tiny–and an Ocicat named Walter. Angie has lived in the area for 20 years. When she’s not working, Angie enjoys reading.
Rachael, Customer Care Specialist
Nicole, Customer Care Specialist
Paige, Customer Care Specialist
Marissa, Veterinary Technician
Marissa joined the staff in July 2021. She graduated from West Chester University of PA in 2021 with a Bachelors degree in Biology. A native of Doylestown, Marissa has volunteered at Aark Wildlife Rehab Center. Knowing that she is helping animals is what Marissa loves most about her job. Marissa enjoys hiking, dancing, baking, and spending time with her Cockapoo Bella.
Emma, Veterinary Technician
Emma joined the staff in August 2021 and enjoys getting to know the clients. She earned her degree in Small Animal Science from Delaware Valley University in 2022. Emma has a passion for wildlife and has been a volunteer at Aark Wildlife Rehab Center since 2015. Emma recently rescued “an unruly” Chihuahua puppy named Alfie who keeps her busy when she’s not at work. Emma also has a large brown tabby named Meeko that has “the personality of a Golden Retriever.”