Dr. Daniel M. Smith DVM
Dr. Smith is the caring owner and director of Alburtis Animal Hospital. He completed his undergraduate and veterinary training at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and earned his veterinary degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1999. Following his graduation, he practiced veterinary medicine in Chesapeake, VA, until he moved to the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania in 2001.
In June 2001, Dr. Smith joined Alburtis Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian, and he has been an essential part of the team ever since. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Smith has a special interest in canine hip dysplasia and has received advanced training in performing the PennHIP radiographic technique to evaluate dogs for hip dysplasia as early as 16 weeks of age. He also has extensive experience in various canine and feline dental diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Moreover, he takes a keen interest in canine and feline internal medicine, offering comprehensive annual wellness evaluations to ensure his patients lead fulfilling lives with a high quality of life. Additionally, he is trained in ultrasound techniques and performs various ultrasonographic diagnostic procedures.
Beyond his veterinary commitments, Dr. Smith actively serves as the Secretary and Finance Chair of the school board for Faith Christian Academy in Quakertown, PA.
Dr. Smith is happily married to Michelle and is a proud father of a son and two daughters.
At Alburtis Animal Hospital, you can rest assured that your beloved pets will receive exceptional care from a compassionate and knowledgeable veterinarian.
Dr. Ashley D. Borrelli (Walker) DVM
Dr. Borrelli is a compassionate associate veterinarian at Alburtis Animal Hospital. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and has a familiar face to many as she previously worked here as a veterinary assistant while completing her undergraduate degree at Cedar Crest College.
During her time in veterinary school, Dr. Borrelli was an active member of her school's chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and remained engaged with her local community. Her passion for learning led her to pursue additional training in areas of interest such as ultrasound, internal medicine, and dentistry.
Dr. Borrelli was thrilled to rejoin the Alburtis Animal Hospital team, where she continues to be an essential part of your pet's care. With her caring nature and dedication to veterinary medicine, your furry companions are in excellent hands under her watchful care.
Dr. Erika Klemp VMD
Dr. Erika Klemp is a homegrown veterinarian from the heart of the Lehigh Valley. She completed her undergraduate degree at Delaware Valley University before graduating from the esteemed University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
Throughout her veterinary education, Dr. Klemp found immense fulfillment in performing spay and neuter surgeries and delivering preventive care to a diverse range of animals, including cats, dogs, and even sheep. Her passion for veterinary care took her to various locations, from the bustling streets of Philadelphia to the serene landscapes of Arizona, New Mexico, and even the Dominican Republic.
Among the many facets of veterinary medicine, Dr. Klemp holds a special fondness for all things feline. As a testament to her dedication, she is a proud member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and has earned the distinction of being Fear Free Certified, ensuring a stress-free experience for her furry patients.
Beyond her professional endeavors, Dr. Klemp savors her free time with family, cherishing outdoor adventures, delightful road trips, captivating books, and the joy of baking.
With Dr. Klemp's genuine love for animals and diverse experiences, you can trust that your pets are in the care of a compassionate and knowledgeable veterinarian at Alburtis Animal Hospital.
Tracie has worked, in some capacity, in the veterinary field for almost 25 years and graduated from Albright College with a BS in Psychobiology. She joined our team in 2018 and enjoys her dual role of veterinary receptionist and assistant. When not at work she is busy spending time with her amazing family and friends, running a small non-profit animal rescue/sanctuary and creating unique cakes for family and friend's special occasions. Her home is filled with furry, fuzzy and feathered friends.
Tonya joined our team in 2020 but has been caring for animals in the veterinary industry for over 20 years. She has been involved in everything from small animal medicine to orthopedics, acupuncture, behavioral health, and emergency care. Her passion for animals developed when she began rescuing animals as a young girl. Her uncle was a veterinarian who inspired her to spend her life nursing sick animals back to health. Some of her hobbies include enjoying music at live concerts, finding homes for strays, and spending quality time with family and friends. There are four special cats named Gato, Hiccup, Igor, and Elvira that have claimed her and her partner, Brett, as their own and continue to bring joy to their lives every day.
Mikalley graduated from high school and went right into the veterinary field. She has been in the veterinary field for over 3 years now and enjoys her role as a receptionist. She joined our team in 2021. She has a guinea pig, Archie, but considers all the pets in her family as her own. She has more recently bonded closely with Nala, a Pug/Boston Terrier, who lives at her aunt’s house. When she is not at work, Mikalley enjoys relaxing with her guinea pig and hanging out with her baby cousins.
Carrie joined our team in 2021 having spent the past 8 years as a pet sitter. She rescued her first dog at the age of 4 and has always been an avid lover of animals. She has been fostering pets in need for the Sanctuary at Haafsville for the last 6 years. Her and her husband have three children, two dogs, four cats and two parakeets. In her spare time she enjoys crocheting and spending quality time snuggling her fur babies.
Beth CVT :
Beth became a member of our team in 2007. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician with a BS from Bucknell University. She has worked in the veterinary medical field for over 34 years. She has one dog named Helen who also works here, part time, as our Front Desk Biscuit Distribution Supervisor. When Beth is not hard at work here, she enjoys hanging out with Helen, embroidering, crocheting, and gardening.
Kristin has been in the veterinary field since 1999 and became a member of our team in 2009. She lives on a small farm in rural Berks county along with her husband, daughters and a menagerie of critters. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her family, photography and beekeeping.
At the age of 17, Cassy enlisted in the Army National Guard. After training she began working at her local animal shelter. While there, she was sworn in as the Humane Police Officer where she investigated cruelty and neglect cases. Through this experience she realized she was happiest providing supportive therapy to the sick and injured animals. With over 10 years of experience in shelter medicine she decided to expand her abilities and began working here as a veterinary technician in 2018. She feels that now she can have the best of both worlds. She shares her home with her fiancé, four dogs, and two cats. Together they enjoy fostering homeless animals and kayaking with their dogs.
Amanda found her passion for the welfare of animals back in 2016 while working as a kennel attendant at a Greyhound rescue. In 2018 she began her journey into the veterinary field as a technician. She is currently in school striving to become a certified technician. She has one son who adores his cat brothers Xander Salamander and Wybie Sasquatch.
Lauren graduated at the University of Florida in 2021 majoring in animal biology. Whilst she was there she had the opportunity to join a club called Block and Bridle where they promote the interest and scholarship of animal science and agriculture as well as training and showing young Brahman bulls. She also had a great opportunity to work at a clinic in Florida as a vet assistant before moving back to PA. She has 2 dogs, an English Setter (London) and an English Cocker Spaniel (Bailey) and just welcomed the addition of 2 birds: a Millygold (Nadja) and a Caique (Nandor). In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and playing various instruments such as cello, flute, and piano.
Jade graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Biology in 2022, just prior to joining our team. She is currently attending Long Island University for veterinary medicine and wants to work with small animals and exotics. Her cat, Baker travels to school with her, but at home she has dogs, cats, rabbits, and birds! In her free time, she loves to read, play pickle ball, and draw.
Christy CVT :
Christy graduated from Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2017 with an Associate in Veterinary Technology, but has been in the field for over a decade. She first fell in love with veterinary medicine while working as an assistant in North Carolina. This prompted a decision to move back to PA to finish schooling and become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Christy proudly notes “Helping animals every day is exactly how I want to spend the rest of my life.” She recently moved to Alburtis with her boyfriend and two cats. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, gardening, crocheting, lots and lots of reading and cuddling with her fur babies Charlotte and Odin.
Zainab graduated from Cedar Crest College in 2022 with a Major in Biology and a Minor in Business Administration. She is currently a veterinary student at the University of Pennsylvania and, the vice president of the Veterinary Business Management Association. After graduation, she hopes to work as a small animal veterinarian, but is open to shelter medicine or emergency as well. Outside of school, she enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.
Alicia has been in the veterinary field for 5 years. She grew up wanting to work with animals and is currently enrolled in school with the hope of becoming a licensed technician. She has three cats, Wednesday, Rudy, and Blair as well as two rats, Pinky and Brain. Outside of work she loves hiking, yoga, and reading.
Laura :Practice Manager
Laura rejoined our practice in 2019. Some long-time clients may remember her from her previous time here as a technician from 2003-2005. She recently completed Olds College Veterinary Practice Management course and is working towards obtaining her CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) certification. She currently resides in Berks county with her husband, two dogs, two cats, and other various small creatures. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, biking, running, kayaking, gardening, paintball, beekeeping, and anything that gets her outdoors.
Michelle joined us in January, 2011, to fill the role of bookkeeper. She also stays busy at home and all around the Valley with 3 school age children who are highly involved in school activities along with community and school sports programs.
Helen :Front Desk Biscuit Distribution Supervisor
Helen has worked at the front desk for almost 6 years. In addition to monitoring the biscuit jar, her other duties include greeting people, mooching carrots from co-workers and napping under the desk. She also encourages employee fitness by asking to go outside as often as any co-worker will take her. The highlights of her working day are lunch and the arrival of the UPS man with his pocketful of biscuits. Helen's favorite activity at work or home is eating! When not at work her hobbies include walking in the park, eating grass in her backyard, terrorizing the local squirrel population and sleeping on the sofa.
Formerly known as Carmine, Mr. Pibb (short for Mr. Pain In the Butt Boy) was a stray kitten who was adopted by the animal hospital in the fall of 2013. He is a super sweet and fluffy cat who has been and will continue to grow to be a good friend to those who visit our hospital for years to come.
Cheeto was adopted by Alburtis Animal Hospital in the fall of 2013 to help keep Mr. Pibb company! He has a very sweet temperment and gets along with everybody.