Our Staff

Rehabilitation is a team effort at the Animal Therapy Center. While your pet will be evaluated by our veterinarian on your first visit, you can expect to spend time with one or more of our team members over the course of your pet’s treatment. All staff meets regularly to discuss cases and share ideas for improved treatment plans.


 Veterinary Staff

Dr. Kim Mayers, DVM, MS, CCRT, CVA Veterinarian & Medical Director

Dr. Mayers is originally from Western NY. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cornell University in 1992 and her veterinary degree from the University of Florida in 1997. Upon graduation, she moved to Chicago where she worked as a general practitioner for 15 years.  As a general practitioner, she had a strong interest in the care of senior pets.  This interest expanded to include rehabilitation and alternative medicine when her own senior dog started to have mobility issues.  Dr. Mayers completed her certification as a canine rehabilitation therapist in 2012. She recently helped establish a new rehabilitation facility in NC. In 2015, she received her certification in veterinary acupuncture.

dr-gabrielDr. Diane Gabriel, VMD, CVAVeterinarian

Dr. Diane Gabriel received her veterinary medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. Her interest in geriatric animal care led her to pursue training in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2005.  She received certification from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2007. Dr. Gabriel has been practicing Integrative Veterinary Medicine using both conventional and holistic modalities, including Chinese and Western herbs, Homotoxicology/Homeopathy, and Nutraceuticals to name a few. Dr. Gabriel feels an integrative approach allows for greater breadth of treatment options for many underlying and or/ preexisting medical conditions, which allows her to maximize your pets’ healthcare to the fullest.


 Therapy Staff

Megan Anderson, BA, CVT; CCRP Enrolled

Megan received her BA in Studio Art at Bloomsburg University in 2008. Although she still enjoys art as a hobby, she decided to pursue her real passion which is helping animals. She graduated from Harcum College with an Associates in Science in Veterinary Technology and passed her certification in 2010. She was then employed by the University of Pennsylvania for 5 years as an Operating Room Nurse at their Large Animal Hospital, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, PA. After discovering the field of animal rehabilitation and the ATC, she moved to the Lehigh Valley with her flat-coated retriever mix, Maggie. In 2016, Megan adopted a recently rescued dog from Guatemala undergoing therapy at our center named Twisty!

Kathy Orf, PT, MPA, M.Ed., CCRT

Kathy is originally from the city of St. Louis, Missouri and received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri – Columbia.  She has practiced human Physical Therapy in California and Colorado and now resides in New Jersey with her two rescue dogs Abby and Charley who love to go for hikes and trail runs.  Kathy is passionate about helping animals move better, feel better and get back to the activities they love with their people! She recently completed her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in early 2016

Jaime Torley, BA, CVT; CCRP Enrolled
Jaime received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Lock Haven University in 2008. She held several jobs, including interning with Wicked on Broadway, before deciding to follow her true passion: caring for animals. Jaime graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Bergen Community College in NJ and received her license in 2011. Most recently, she ran a successful veterinary laboratory in Connecticut. In her spare time, Jaime likes crafting, movies and performing with her theater group in New Jersey. She has also received her level one Reiki attunement. She is currently working towards her CCRP and completed coursework in a companion animal pain management certificate program. Jaime lives with her two cats, Darwin and Maeby.

Carly Poulin, BS, LVT, CCRP

Carly is originally from a small, rural town in New York. She received her associates through SUNY Delhi and became an LVT in 2011. She spent her first year after tech school working in a multi specialty practice where she continued her education at the University of Tennessee to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner and also received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cornell University in 2014. Before coming to the ATC, Carly worked 2 years in a mixed animal general practice with a special interest in orthopedics, rehabilitation, and farm animal medicine. Carly has one very spoiled cat named Charlie and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and working with pigs in her spare time. One of her most memorable rehabilitation patients thus far in her career was a goat named Linda.

Allison Speier, CCMT – Rehabilitation Assistant, Certified Canine Massage Therapist
Allison received her certification in canine and equine massage therapy in 2013 from Equissage in VA.  She comes to the Animal Therapy Center with over 11 years experience as a veterinary general practice nurse, 2 years of which were spent as a surgical nurse in orthopedics. She discovered an interest in rehabilitation after spending so many hours in the surgical suite and wondering what happens to the patients after they leave the care of the hospital.  Allison is currently enrolled at Penn Foster College to complete her certification as a veterinary technician.  When not at work, she shares a home with a wonderful husband, their daughter, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a horse.  In her spare time you can find her outside at the farm where she enjoys riding her horse and working on her equine massage therapy skills.


Rehabilitation Assistants
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• Lisa Forde              •  Ashley Marino       •  Brittany Helfrich    •  Andrea Clause     • Jillian Bastidas      • Rachel Wenrich


Administrative Staff

CIMG5012Christina Gehring, MPA, CVPMDirector of Operations

Christina received her undergraduate degree from Temple University and subsequently relocated to New York City where she served as a veterinary practice manager and consultant for four years. To be closer to her family, she moved back to Pennsylvania where she continued to pursue business consulting and received her Masters in Public Administration from West Chester University. Her personal involvement with a rescue organization and geriatric fosters revived her passion for veterinary medicine and she joined the Animal Therapy Center in January of 2015. After starting work for the ATC, she continued her academic journey and received her Certification in Veterinary Practice Management. In her spare time, she loves watching her beloved Philadelphia Eagles with her five rescue dogs; Tango, Nash, LJ, Ziggy & Peanut.


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