Dr. Spencer Shelly is a Bucks County native, born and raised in Sellersville, PA. He earned a BS in Biology from Ursinus College with Honors. After several years in biomedical research he completed a VMD and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania graduating in 2012. Although Dr. Shelly pursued a PhD focused on infectious disease, his passion is caring for his small animal patients. Dr. Shelly practiced for several years in Delaware prior to moving back home to Bucks County. He joined DAMC in May 2016.
Dr. Shelly believes in the importance of preventative medicine and all aspects of patient care. Once an avid distance runner, competing in marathons and triathlons, Dr. Shelly now spends most of his time catering to the demands of his three small children. He, his wife, the three tiny dictators (aka children), and their cat (Leonard Nimoy) live in Doylestown.
We are excited to announce that Dr. Lauren Celano will be joining the DAMC family in February 2017.
Dr. Lauren Celano received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Delaware in 2005 and graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. After graduation, she accepted a biochemist position in vaccine research at Merck and Co., Inc. While at Merck, Dr. Celano earned a Master of Science degree in molecular biology from Lehigh University.
While pursuing her veterinary education, Dr. Celano conducted research on canine anal sac gland carcinoma. She also completed a Veterinary Business Management Association certification. She was awarded the Merck Small Animal Award at the conclusion of her veterinary education. Dr. Celano completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and emergency critical care at Hickory Veterinary Hospital in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Her areas of interest include internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Celano loves spending time with her husband, Rob, human daughter, Heather, and two fur-children, Harley and Maggie.
Dr. Amy Gates grew up on a small beef farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont where her love for caring for animals developed at an early age. She earned a BS in Pathiobiology and Molecular Biology and a Masters in Pathiobiology, publishing her research on Mycoplasma vaccines in chickens, from the University of Connecticut. While she loved research, she missed the human connection. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 2012. Following graduation she practiced in emergency medicine and general practice developing a solid foundation in surgery, critical care and internal medicine.
Dr. Gates joined the staff at DAMC in August 2016. Her interests include surgery, dentistry and challenging medical cases. When not working, Dr Gates enjoys spending time gardening, running, traveling to New England to see family and baking. She lives locally in Montgomery County with her husband Kyle, 3 cats and one very excitable Boston Terrier mix, Zoey.
Dr. Jessica Frankel, a native New Jersey-an, earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Cornell University in 2003. She continued at Cornell for another four years and graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After completing a one year rotating internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in north Jersey, she moved to Bucks County where for six years she was an emergency clinician at CARES (Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services). While there, she practiced the highest quality medicine, cared for critically ill patients, and trained recent veterinary graduates.
Dr. Frankel joined the staff at DAMC in February 2015 and we are thrilled to have her as a valuable addition to our team. Her interests include emergency, internal medicine, dermatology, cytology and surgery.
When not at work caring for her patients, Dr. Frankel enjoys spending time with her husband Alex, their cat Maddie, and dog Bodsley. Her hobbies include traveling, scuba diving, cooking and baking.
Having recently returned to her home state of Pennsylvania to focus on veterinary care for small animals, Diana had previously practiced veterinary medicine in rural and suburban northern New Jersey. While in Sussex County, Diana practiced equine and large-animal medicine and while mostly caring for horses, livestock, dogs, and cats, she, at times, treated exotic animals as well, including lion cubs! She has a special interest in nutrition and preventative medicine.
She now resides here, in Bucks County with her partner John, two rescued Alaskan Malamutes, Ingi and Baldr, and kitty Lucifer. In her spare time she enjoys crafting homemade beer, hiking and traveling to Europe especially Germany where she still has family.
Dr. Lynn Myers is a native of Williamsport, PA. She decided she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine at the age of 14. She attended Gettysburg College and earned a BA in chemistry in 1981, graduating with honors (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude). She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1986. Dr. Myers then practiced equine medicine in southeastern New York State from 1986-1988. Much of her work involved neonatal intensive care and reproduction. In 1988 Dr. Myers joined a 3 person equine practice in the Bucks/Montgomery County area. From 1988 to 1998 Dr. Myers specialized in treating performance horses.
Although Dr. Myers loved her career in equine medicine, she also always enjoyed small animals and small animal medicine. In 1998 she opted to give up equine medicine and pursue a career in small animal medicine. She has never regretted this change. She feels that this change of venue has allowed her professional life great variety and enjoyment.
Dr. Myers lives in Blue Bell with her husband Irv and their furry kid Elijah their rescued domestic short hair kitty. Dr. Myers is an instrument-rated private pilot and she also enjoys skiing, golf, scuba diving and hiking in her free time.
Drew has been a Pennsylvania resident his whole life. Born in Northeast Philadelphia, Drew attended high school at William Tennent in Warminster and pursued his undergraduate studies at Penn State University (a die-hard Nittany Lion fan, it is rumored he bleeds blue and white).
Drew attended veterinary school at Philadelphia's University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation in 1987, Drew joined Dr. Dale Mantell at the Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic and in partnership with Dr. Mantell has nurtured the clinic into Doylestown's largest and most progressive veterinary hospital. Dr. Sporer enjoys all aspects of small animal practice but has a special interest in orthopedic surgery.
Drew and wife Jill are proud to be blessed with two children, Brendan and Rachel. Hobbies include piano, boating and sports of all sorts but his first love is ice hockey - still actively playing despite the aches and pains inflicted by father time.
Dale D. Mantell, DVM, received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1974 and his veterinary degree in 1979 from Cornell University. After practicing in New York State and Warminster, Pennsylvania, he founded the Doylestown Animal Medical Clinic in 1983.
In his 30-year career, Dr. Mantell has treated a diverse range of patients. His experience includes a broad range of general medical cases and surgery. His interests include canine reproduction and challenging medical cases. His hobbies include sailing and small boat building.
He is currently enjoying life in his home in Doylestown borough.