Samuel Yoder, VMD

A native Pennsylvanian who grew up in Kutztown, PA. Dr. Sam attended Muhlenberg College as an undergraduate and graduated in 1982 with highest honors earning a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry.

Dr. Sam continued his education by attending veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. After this long prestigious academic career, he chose veterinary medicine in the private sector by founding Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic, Inc., with his wife, Dr. Annemarie Yoder.

His professional interests include small animal endoscopy, orthopedic surgery and any challenging case sent his way. When not practicing; Dr. Yoder continues his goal of sustainability with Green Alchemy, an organization promoting renewable energy and sustainable living.

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Annemarie Yoder, DVM

Dr. Annemarie graduated from the University Of Massachusetts with a B.S. degree in Animal Science. She then graduated from The State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1987. In 1989 she became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, small animal medicine and specifically blending Eastern and Western medicine to provide optimum care for our patients. She also serves as the hospital administrator at Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic.

When not practicing, Dr. Annemarie enjoys working – whether it is on their 88 acre farm providing their own food, enjoying her Haflinger horses or baking and canning.

Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her two budding animal enthusiast daughters, Rachel and Emma.

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Dr. Kelly Sheasley

Dr. Sheasley graduated from University of Delaware in 1996 with a B.S. degree in Animal Science, with a concentration in pre- veterinary medicine.  She then continued on to Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2000.  Dr. Sheasley has been with Silver Maple since June of 2013.  We are very excited to have Dr. Sheasley as a new member of the SMVC family!

Dr. Mary Coughlin

Joining us June, 2014!!!!

Dr. Coughlin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania after completing her undergraduate degree in English at DeSales University. She has been practicing  veterinary medicine since 2005 and particularly enjoys challenging surgeries.  In her down time, she loves spending time with her husband, Brian, and young son, JJ, at their home in Breinigsville, competing with her horse Armani,  and walking her two dogs – Sugar a black Labrador Retriever and Maggie a Cairn Terrier.

Jaime Vanek, Practice Manager

Jaime Vanek, is the Practice Manager at Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic.  She has been with the practice since the year 2000.  Jaime is married with 3 very busy, beautiful children, many cats and her 2 rescue dogs, Pikey and Blue.  You may hear Jaime pick up the phone every now and than, but typically she is behind the scenes making sure the hospital is in order! 

Missy Krell, Veterinary Technician Team Leader

Missy is our Veterinary Technician Team Leader. 

Pam Schutter, Veterinary Technician, Customer Care Specialist

Sherri Kurzweg, Veterinary Technician

Sherri is a technician that loves working with animals and also helping stray animals find homes.  Sherri has been a veterinary technician for many years, starting here at Silver Maple in 2011.  She has two dogs, Jetta and Jaden, and five cats, Kahlua, Molly, Bullet, Marley, and Sookie.  One chinchilla, usually foster kittens that need bottle feeding, oh and can't forget Jim the fish!

Justine Bennecoff, Veterinary Assistant

Karla Xander, Veterinary Receptionist

Clients who have been around Silver Maple for a while probably recognize Karla!  She has been with the hospital for more than 13 years starting off full time and now cutting back to part time to help care for her grandchildren. 

Bethanne Kushner, Veterinary Receptionist Team Leader

Bethanne has been a receptionist at Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic for almost 5 years.  Bethanne enjoys working with people and animals.  One of her favorite things about working at Silver Maple is being a part of all the great fundraisers Silver Maple runs.  She feels it is very rewarding to be part of a team that is dedicated to helping the community, (four legged & two legged!)  Bethanne grew up in Kutztown, currently living in Fleetwood, and is hoping to move back to Kutztown very soon.  She is married with one son, Ty and a puggle named Ella Stinkerbell.

Tara Kaltenbach, Customer Care Specialist

Tara transferred from Northampton Community College to Delaware Valley College.  She is currently in her junior year as a large animal science major.  Besides school & Silver Maple, Tara also works at a local dairy farm.  She loves spending time with her favorite cows Plate, Cecilia, & Penelope, as well as the calves! Tara plans on pursing her dream to become a veterinarian or acquire a masters & PhD degree.  Tara currently resides in Alburtis with her boyfriend Matt & their crazy cat Butters, in their beautiful farm house.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, four wheeling, hiking, camping, and shooting.

Susan Crum, Customer Care Specialist

Susan joined the SMVC team in December of 2013.  She came to us from the Berks County Humane Society.  Susan enjoys gardening and is very interested in unusual flowers and plants.  Susan spends her free time reading books with historical backgrounds, mystery and crime themes.  Susan also enjoys going to yard sales and flea markets with her mom.  Susan has 4 furbabies, 3 cats, Ava, Mardi, and Marbles, and one dog named Lizzie.  Susan has been a great addition to the SMVC Team!

Kelly Adam, Kennel Manager/ Obedience Trainer

Kelly is the kennel manager and obedience trainer at Silver Maple.  She shares a home with her American Pitbull, Ally who has her Canine Good Citizenship Certification.  Kelly also has a very active cat named Tanner, who likes to remind her everyday that dog training methods do not work on cats!  When not working, Kelly enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and taking walks with Ally.

Mandy Wagaman, Weekend Kennel Manager


Mia Andersen, Kennel Assistant

Following in the footsteps of her older sister, Mia has been employed by Silver Maple for six years.  Mia is in her senior year at Kutztown University, studying Electronic Media with plans to continue on to the Art Institute of York for Media Art and Animation.  She has a dog named Echo and a cat named Evona.

Krista Witman, Kennel Assistant


Proudly welcoming Dr. Mary Coughlin!!

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