Dr. Annemarie Yoder
Dr. Samuel Yoder
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
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
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
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.
Dr. Tara Zentner
Dr. Tara Zentner, veterinarian, is a graduate of Delaware Valley University and received her veterinary degree from Mississippi State University in 2020.
You may recognize her from when she previously worked with our team. When she worked as a receptionist while commuting to DelVal, during her undergraduate studies.
Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband, family, dogs, cats, chickens and ponies. She enjoys dirt biking, jet skiing, hunting, hiking and camping. Involvement with veterinary mission work has helped her grow and build relationships locally and internationally. She has seen the impact, that education and kindness can bring to a community. Dr. Tara is thankful and excited to begin her career with the Silver Maple Veterinary family.
She enjoys surgery, pot-bellied pig and small ruminant medicine!
Fun Fact: Dr. Tara loves all creatures great and small. And will also be working locally as a large animal veterinarian.
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!