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Our Doctors

Dr. Annemarie Yoder, owner and veterinarian, is the medical director at Silver Maple. She 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, and became a certified veterinary acupuncturist in 1989. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, geriatric medicine and blending Eastern and Western medicine to prolong the life of our patients. When not working at the clinic, Dr. Yoder enjoys farming and gardening on her 88-acre farm, baking, and cross-country skiing. Fun Fact: Once Dr. Yoder stopped the horse practice of Silver Maple, she starting taking riding lessons, and now successfully shows her Haflinger horse, Winterschein, in training level dressage.

Dr. Samuel Yoder, owner and veterinarian, grew up in Kutztown and graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1982 with highest honors, earning a B.S. in biology and chemistry. Dr. Yoder continued his education by attending veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. After his long, prestigious academic career, he chose veterinary medicine in the private sector by founding Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic with his wife, Dr. Annemarie Yoder. His professional interests include small animal endoscopy, orthopedic surgery, and any challenging case sent his way. Fun Fact: When not practicing, Dr. Yoder continues his goal of sustainability with Green Alchemy, an organization promoting renewable energy and sustainable living. 

Dr. Mary Coughlin, veterinarian, is a graduate of DeSales University and received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She has a special interest and further training in veterinary surgery, along with ultrasonography, and brings services like reconstructive knee surgery, tumor removals, and ear and eye surgeries to Silver Maple. In her downtime, she loves spending time with her husband, Brian, two children, and her dogs Sugar and Maggie. Fun Fact: Dr. Coughlin loves competing with her horse, Armani.

Dr Sara Pomanti, veterinarian, is a graduate of Juniata College and spent a semester abroad studying in the Galapagos Islands.  Dr. Pomanti received her Bachelors Degree in Biology in 2012.  After spending a year working in a small animal clinic, she attended Ross University in the Caribbean nation of Sr. Kitts and Nevis.  Dr. Pomanti then completed her clinical year at Louisiana State University.  She is happy to be back in the northeast US near family and friends.  She enjoys traveling, hiking, and working on her family farm in Elk County.  Dr. Pomanti is passionate about animals and interested in the preservation of species.  We are excited to have Dr. Pomanti as a part of the Silver Maple team! 


Dr. Kerri Recipko, veterinarian, is a graduate of  Delaware Valley University and received her veterinary degree from University of Minnesota in 2017.  While in her clinical year of vet school at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Recipko reached out to us to see about completing her 2 week externship at Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic.  After completion of her stay, we knew she would be a great addition to our always growing team.   Dr. Recpiko enjoys preventative medicine because it’s all about client education and developing a plan that it tailored to the pet’s life style.   She also enjoys internal medicine and the complexity that it can bring to the profession. As far as technicality goes, she enjoys soft tissue surgery as well as dentistry. Overall Dr. Recpiko looks forward to meeting people and being able to help keep their furry friends happy and healthy. Besides practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Recipko enjoys being outside, spending time with family, including her four legged feline family member, and shopping.

Jaime Vanek, practice manager, has been with SMVC for more than 17 years. While pursuing her degree in early childhood education, she began working at SMVC part-time and basically never left! She eventually started doing some human resources work, and then worked her way up to practice manager. SMVC is her second home and her second family. She loved growing up in Kutztown and being part of a such a great community, and so she is thrilled to be able to work for a practice that provides high quality veterinary care to the community. She is still living in Kutztown with her husband and three beautiful kids. She currently has three dogs and a cat and a half! Fun Fact: Jaime is so fun that she can't pick just one fun fact!

.Our Technicians

Missy Krell, lead veterinary technician, started working in veterinary medicine at the young age of 13. 24 years later, her passion for animals has not changed. She strives to go above and beyond for both the pets that walk through our door, and their owners. Her free time away from work is spent with her family; she can also often be found working on some type of fundraiser to help more pets in need of care. Fun Fact: Missy is the member of our team who makes the Christmas wreaths we sell to raise money for the Mooch Fund each year.

Sherri Vogel, veterinary technician, has been working with animals for over 15 years and continues to love what she does. She started working at Silver Maple Vet Clinic in 2011. Sherri lives in Berks County with her husband, her daughter, Kenzi, and her fur babies. Fun Fact: Sherri was once on the popular television show, The Price is Right.


Ashley Stump, veterinary technician, grew up in Fleetwood, PA and is a 2007 graduate of Fleetwood High School. After high school, she attended Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in veterinary technology. While attending Wilson College, Ashley was the Class of 2011 historian, secretary of the Veterinary Technology Club, and vice president of the Pre-Vet Club. She has always had a passion for working with animals, and has owned many different pets over the years. During college, Ashley volunteered at several animal shelters where she enjoyed socializing with the animals. Before coming to Silver Maple, Ashley worked full-time as a veterinary technician at a veterinary hospital in Hamburg, PA. She enjoys working as a veterinary technician because she gets to help many different animals and learns something new each day. She also loves volunteering at her church, particularly with the Sunday school classes. In her spare time, Ashley can be found spending time with friends and family. Fun Fact: Ashley loves country line dancing.


Kim Nussveterinary technician, attended Lehigh Carbon Community College for her veterinary technician certification. She came to work at Silver Maple after first externing with us. She previously worked at Happy Critters Pet Care as an assistant pet sitter.

Kim loves learning new things and making a difference in pets' lives. Her favorite pets to work with are pocket pets like rabbits, guinea pigs, and rats. She actually has two rabbits (Majesty and Misa), two rats (Harper and Mally), and three cats (Tokyo, Peridot, and Kuniko) of her own! Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with family, listening to music, and exploring different countries and cultures. She also loves volunteering at her friend's horse barn, which boards horses. Fun Fact: Kim was born in Kissimmee, Florida.

.Our Assistants

Malorie Moyer, ordering manager and veterinary assistant, came to Silver Maple in March of 2014. She started as an assistant and has taken over ordering inventory as well. She has loved animals for as long as she can remember, and feels that Silver Maple is the perfect place to call her second home. She has five fluffy "children": her sidekick, Jemmy, the Australian Shepherd; two cats named Tashi and (toothless) Tikki; and two ball pythons named Koda and Spyder. In her spare time, she enjoys hunting and fishing, hiking with Jemmy, showing her El Camino at local car shows, playing guitar, doing yoga, and hanging with her family and friends. Fun Fact: She can juggle, and was in the same juggling club as another member of the Silver Maple crew, Caroline!

Justine Bennecoff, veterinary assistant, loves working with animals both at the clinic and on her pig farm. In addition to pigs, she has sheep, chickens, donkeys, and a horse. Justine submits her animals to local fairs and also presents them at the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show. She also loves just hanging out with her animals, particularly with her dogs Lacey, Millie, and Tequila. When she's not working with animals, Justine is also a sports fanatic, with a favorite being softball. Fun Fact: Justine could definitely take on a black bear in a fight and win.


Audrey Grace Gehringerveterinary assistant, was born and raised in Berks County. She has always loved animals, and so she is working towards obtaining a degree in veterinary medicine. She is currently taking premed classes at Kutztown University and veterinary technician classes at Lehigh Carbon Community College. She lives on a small farm where she keeps 13 chickens, two rabbits, two house cats, a dog, and two horses. Her hobbies include horseback riding, hunting, fishing and spending time with her family and boyfriend. She is extremely passionate about the welfare and care of animals. She plans to continue to do mission work that will include teaching proper care for animals both large and small. What excites her the most about her current and future work is helping to improve the lives of animals, offering support to families during times of tough decisions, and increasing awareness about animal care. She looks forward to continuing to work with you and your pet! Fun Fact: Audrey started out working at Silver Maple as a dog walker in the kennel, which helped her to build relationships with SMVC clients.

.Our Receptionists

Bethanne Kushnerhead receptionist, was recommended to Silver Maple by her sister, Jaime, and has been here for nine years. She has a knack for finding charts that go missing, and is known around the office as the “chart ninja.” Bethanne is passionate about providing excellent customer care; one thing she enjoys most about working at SMVC is that our staff thinks of our clients as not just customers—we get to know them and really value the relationships we form with them and their pets. When she’s not working, Bethanne can be found spending time with her husband and son. Fun Fact: Prior to working at Silver Maple, she was a hairdresser, having never previously had an office job or a job with animals.

Susan Crumreceptionist, has a strong love for animals, which is what brought her to SMVC, in addition to her good friend, Andi Kurzweg. Before coming to Silver Maple, she waitressed and bartended for many years, worked in a doctor’s office, and worked with the Humane Society of Berks County. She is a huge Phillies fan, and a huge sports fan in general. She also loves reading and checking out yard sales and farmer’s markets. She is blessed to have a wonderful family, great friends, and a house full of fur-babies: Ava, Mardi, Marbles, and Lizzie. Susan feels very lucky to have traveled and done and seen more things that she could have ever imagined, and is happy to have landed here at Silver Maple. Fun Fact: Susan has met many famous people, all by accident.

Karla Xander, receptionist, lives in Lehigh County very close to where she grew up. She graduated from Northwester Lehigh High School in the 1980s. Karla has been married for 34 years and has three children and five grandchildren that she takes care of when she's not at Silver Maple. She also has a horse, a pony, two goats, two dogs, and many cats; she loves both children and animals. She also loves baking and planting, and is very active in her church. Fun Fact: Karla has worked at SMVC for 20 years!


Caroline Foster, receptionist, is a local to the area and a recent graduate from Kutztown University. As she grew up on a farm, Caroline’s love and passion for animals started young. Her parents always had Labrador retrievers and English springer spaniels, among many other animals, but she never thought she would own an English springer spaniel herself until she met her husband, Roy. He, too, had springer spaniels growing up, so there was no question that they would have one together. Caroline and Roy also have a Boston terrier named Jade, and a kitten named Sven. She previously worked as a wedding coordinator at the Glasbern Inn, but after having her first son in February 2015, she decided that coordinating wasn’t what she really wanted to do. In summer 2015, Caroline started helping out on the Yoders’ farm, and shortly after, she interviewed and accepted a position as a receptionist at Silver Maple. Fun Fact: Caroline can juggle and was president of a juggling club. She also played intramural volleyball in college and her team won 1st place two years in a row. 

.Our Kennel Staff

Kelly Adam, kennel manager, was born and raised right here in Kutztown, PA. After graduating from Penn State, she was looking for a job working with animals while staying close to home. She has been the kennel manager at Silver Maple for 12 years, and the dog trainer for seven years. She started working in boarding kennels in the summer of 1998. At work, she enjoys helping animals feel at home while boarding with us, and helping clients overcome issues with their dogs through training. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys spending time with her rescued pit bull mix, Morgan. She adopted Morgan through Mostly Muttz Rescue, a local rescue group. Kelly is very passionate about rescued dogs, especially pit bulls and pit bull mixes. Fun Fact: She enjoys growing fresh vegetables in her garden and then transforming them into delicious food.

Our House Cats

Cheeto is our resident loverboy. Though he isn't out in the lobby all the time, when he is, it's often because he senses a pet in need. He likes to lie by dogs and cats who aren't feeling too great and help to calm them. Cheeto is a lone ranger who wanders the clinic, looking for head rubs, but when he's worn out, he'll take a break by any window, under the bench in the lobby, or in the pharmacy.

Sausage is our majestic pretty boy. As the youngest of our cats, he enjoys making mischief by sneaking food whenever he can, and jumping into every box he sees. If you see him, be sure to give him a purrrr! His favorite spots to sleep are all over the clinic: in the cat tree, on our retail shelves, and in the rawhide basket are just a few!

Tucker is our troublemaker! He often can be found blocking the receptionists' computers and knocking things over; he looooves attention! If there's food around, he's right there! When he takes a break from making mischief, Tucker can be caught napping with his best bud Cheeto in the pharmacy area of our clinic.





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