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Kathryn Poteet,VMD

kathypoteet.jpgDr. Kathy Poteet, originally from Maryland, graduated in 1990 from the University of Pennsylvania, College of Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, she has a BS degree from Wilson College and a MS degree from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Poteet has practiced in the area since 1990, but joined the Animal Health Care Center in 1998 and became a practice owner in 2003.

Dr. Poteet's family includes Kay and two cats adopted through PAWS- Lucy and Tica. Their most recent addition is Cobe, an 8 year old rescued Great Dane.

Dr. Poteet enjoys traveling and sharing photos of her adventures. She has a passion for photography and gardening.

Katy Bilder,DVM

IMG_0351_2.jpg Dr. Katy Bilder has been with us    since  October of 2005. Dr. Bilder  did  undergraduate work in Biology  at  Juniata College and went on to  graduate from Iowa State in 2001  with  her DVM.

 Dr. Bilder and her husband Allen    have  3 children. Brei, Aidan and    Brock …all  of whom keep her  very    busy!

 Along with the human ‘animals’ in  the  house, Dr. Bilder has 4 animals  of the  4 legged variety! Bella the    German  Shorthaired Pointer, Maddie a mixed  breed dog and Gordy another mixed breed. 

As if all of those responsibilities weren’t enough, Dr. Bilder is active in her church, enjoys boating and other outdoor activities.

Shelly McIntire,VMD

Shelly1.JPG Dr. McIntire joined our  staff  in March 2009. Dr.  McIntire  did her  undergraduate work at  Clarion University and  attended  the University of  Pennsylvania,  receiving her  VMD.

 She and husband Steve  have 4  children named  Cassandra, Zac ,  Jake and  Grace. Dr. McIntire  has  one pet, a Standard Poodle  named Fleury. 

 Some of the many interests outside of work include hiking, biking, camping, swimming, gardening, reading, cooking and playing with her children.

Kathy Zippay,DVM

Kathy_Z1.JPG Dr. Kathy Zippay is originally from  Charleroi, PA. She  graduated  from  Purdue  University School of  Veterinary  Medicine in 1990.  She  obtained  her B.S. from  Penn  State in  Animal Science  and  Physiology.

 Dr. Zippay has worked in the  Harrisburg area since 1991.  She  joined the Animal Health  Care  Center in September  2011. Her  interests are emergency and  critical care.

Dr. Zippay is married and has two sons who keep her very busy with extracurricular activities. She has a 3-legged Sheba Inu named Ryoka, three rescued cats, a cuban Anole named Esmeralda and a tortoise named Shelley.

Dr. Zippay enjoys long walks with her dog, cross stitching and spending time with her family.


Audrey Hoffmann,VMD

audrey.jpgDr. Audrey Hoffmann joined us in June 2012 and became part owner in early 2016. She received her biology degree from Elizabethtown College and then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine for her VMD.  

Dr. Hoffmann grew up on a dairy farm in Lebanon, PA and has always been around both small and large animals. This upbringing as well as her background as a veterinary receptionist and vet assistant all played a role in her desire to become a veterinarian.   Dr. Hoffmann enjoys her job and has a special passion for surgery and ultrasounds. She will also be earning her MBA in May 2017 from Elizabethtown College.  

When she is not working, Dr. Hoffmann spends time with her husband and their dog Drago.  Other hobbies include baking, basketball, fitness, and volunteering with World Vets International Aid For Animals.

Michelle Nelson, VMD

nelsonahcc1.jpgDr. Michelle Nelson is a                  Harrisburg native who is          happy  to  be living and            practicing near  her  hometown.  She received  her  Bachelor of  Science in  Biology  at  Juniata  College in  2006  and  completed  her  Veterinary Degree  at the  University of Pennsylvania in  2010.  She is especially  interested  in  internal  medicine,  dermatology  and  behavior. Dr.  Nelson's family includes her husband and daughter. They also have a pitbull named Jerome, two cats  Gambit and Muncie and an aquatic turtle Scooter Joe. She enjoys travelling, playing games and crafting.