VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital

Lancaster Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Donald Shellenberger

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Born and raised in Lancaster County, Dr. Shellenberger began his veterinary career at Smoketown in 1978. Dr. Shellenberger credits a great team of doctors and an excellent support staff for the current ...
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  • Gayle Jaeger

    Associate Veterinarian
    Board Certification: DACVS, DACVS
    Veterinary School: North Carolina State University

    Gayle H. Jaeger, DVM, MSpVM, DACVS, a native of Long Island New York, received her Bachelor's of Science from Syracuse University and earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina ...
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  • Hani Battah

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Baghdad University

    Dr. Battah claims that VCASmoketown Animal Hospital is one of the busiest and most progressive practices he knows. This is remarkable because he has been involved with veterinary medicine not only in ...
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  • John Hall

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Hall joined Smoketown Veterinary Hospital right out of veterinary school in 1980. He has been here ever since and especially enjoys the diversity of the practice. Noting the numerous doctors on staff, ...
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  • Leann Murphy

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Murphy grew up in Lancaster and attended Conestoga Valley High School. Her family had a wide variety of pets and livestock on their farmette and she enjoyed caring for all the different species. ...
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  • Chris Sicuranza

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Chris Sicuranza is a York County native, growing up in Seven Valleys and attending Dallastown Area High School.  From there he attended the University of Delaware and graduated in 2006.  ...
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  • Stephanie Herr

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Herr is no stranger to VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital. She was a technician assistant and kennel assistant here from 1999-2000. The diversity of our caseload attracted Dr. Herr back in 2008.
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  • Sarah Urban

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Oklahoma State University

    Originally from Green Lane, PA planted roots on the countryside of Conestoga, PA. Dr Urban started veterinary school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts, West ...
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call us immediately at 717-394-5542

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call Pets Emergency immediately at 717-295-7387

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