Dedicated exclusively to the profession of veterinary medicine and the interests of the veterinary team.

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) is the only statewide professional membership association dedicated exclusively to the profession of veterinary medicine and the interests of the veterinary team. Established in 1883, PVMA Membership has grown from its original 22 founding Members to 3,800+ Members. Today, we represent every member of the veterinary team. The focus of our association is professional development, advocacy, and practice vitality to ensure the continued success of our Members.

Mission

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association is dedicated to ensuring the vitality of the veterinary profession by promoting excellence in veterinary medicine, advancing animal health and welfare, and protecting and enhancing human health.

Vision

To be an advantageous Association
benefiting our professional veterinary
community.

Executive Committee
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2010

Dawn Fiedorczyk, VMD

President Pro Temp
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2013

Kate Boatright, VMD

President-Elect / AVMA Alternate Delegate
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Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2009

Lloyd Reitz, Jr., MS, DVM

Secretary/Treasurer
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Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2008

Delinda Zehner, DVM

Immediate Past President
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 1982

Darcie Stolz, VMD

Board Chair
Board of Trustees
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The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2016

Katie Sharp, DVM

District 1 Trustee
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Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2004

Jody Kull, DVM

District 2 Trustee
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University of Missouri
Class of 2018

Andrea Carr, DVM

District 3 Trustee
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 1991

Sean Smarick, VMD, DACVECC

District 4 Trustee

District 1 includes: Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties.

District 2 includes: Bradford, Cameron, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union Counties.

District 3 includes: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties.

District 4 includes: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.

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University of Pennsylvania, School or Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2008

Jennifer Koehl, VMD

District 5 Trustee
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 1982

Darcie Stolz, VMD

District 6 Trustee
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2010

Marisa Brunetti, VMD

District 7 Trustee
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Western University of Health Sciences
Class of 2012

Kristin Fisher, DVM, MS, DACVP (Clinical Pathology)

District 8 Trustee

District 5 includes: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, and Somerset Counties.

District 6 includes: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties.

District 7 includes: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.

District 8 includes: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties.

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Vet Tech Institute
Class of 2009

Nicholas Rivituso, CVT, VTS (ECC)

Veterinary Support Staff
At-Large
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2006

Dana Clarke, VMD

Academic Veterinarian At-Large
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Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2016

Rhett Proctor, DVM

Production Animal Veterinarian At-Large
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 1991

James Holt, VMD

Equine Veterinarian At-Large
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 1985

Tina Dougherty, VMD

AVMA Delegate
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Class of 2013

Kate Boatright, VMD

AVMA Alternate Delegate
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University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Current Student

Alessandro Lamacchia

Student At-Large
PVMA Staff

Michaelene Licht

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS
E-mail: MLicht@PaVMA.org
Phone: 717.220.1437 ext.101

Michaelene joins PVMA with 9 years of association experience. She served as a Member Service Specialist at the Pennsylvania Medical Society and later as Financial Services Manager at the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, where she provided bookkeeping and financial services to 30+ medical associations. She has worked as a mathematics writer and editor for over 20 years at Larson Texts in Erie, PA. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, especially at her favorite beach, Hilton Head Island, SC. She lives in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Dave. She has two fur babies, a cat Millie and a dog Penny.

Lindsey Snyder, CMP

DIRECTOR OF VETERINARY EDUCATION
E-mail: LSnyder@PaVMA.org
Phone: 717.220.1437 ext.102

Lindsey is an event management professional currently serving as the Director of Veterinary Education since 2022. A graduate of Lebanon Valley College (LVC) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Communications, begun working after graduation with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Inc. within the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center and the Hersheypark Sales Office. Lindsey returned to LVC as the Director of Alumni Programs and Special Events before joining the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging (P4A) as Event Planning Specialist. A member of Meeting Professionals International, Lindsey earned her Certified Meeting Professional credential in July 2021. Lindsey is a certified PADI open water diver, and former Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Instructor. She currently lives in Mount Joy with her husband and three weimaraners, Nala, Willow, and Heinz.

Jaime Markle

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
E-mail: JMarkle@PaVMA.org
Phone: 717.220.1437 ext.103

Jaime is a marketing professional with over 20 years experience in a variety of industries. She is a graduate of Kutztown University with a BFA in Communication Design. She also holds an Associate Specialized Degree in Marketing and Merchandising Management. She is married and has two pups, Ollie and Marnie, both rescue Cockapoos. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, tasting the latest microbrew and trying out new restaurants. She often donates her time and skills to help local animal shelters and rescues.

Katie Semuta, CVT

DIRECTOR OF MEMBER SERVICES & OUTREACH
E-mail: KSemuta@PaVMA.org
Phone: 717.220.1437 ext.109

Katie is a Certified Veterinary Technician from Pennsylvania and has been in the veterinary field since 2004. Most of her time has been working in general practice and orthopedics. She has a Bachelor of Science from Wilson College in Veterinary Medical Technology and an Associate in Arts degree from Harrisburg Area Community College in Business Administration. She is happily married with two wonderful kids, a son, and a daughter. Her four-legged family members are Danny, a Cesky Fousek, and Poppy, a Doodle/Australian Cattle dog mix. In her spare time, Katie enjoys volunteer coaching with her kid’s sports and spending leisure time on the river or at the beach with friends and family.

Julie Myers

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, EDUCATION & COMMUNICATIONS
E-mail: JMyers@PaVMA.org
Phone: 717.220.1437 ext.104

Julie has a BA in Communications/Public Relations and joined PVMA in 2019. Julie attends New Beginnings Church, sings in the adult choir and helps lead the children’s choir “A Joyful Noise.” She is the Advancement Chair for Boy Scout Troop 97, is a busy dog walker/pet sitter, and supports PACK9 rescue.

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