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Dr. Douglas Ayers

Dr. Ayers grew up in both Wilkes-Barre and on his family farm, nestled in state game lands 57 in Noxen. He attended Coughlin High School and King's College locally. He went to veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania with the intention of becoming a biomedical researcher. He worked as a research assistant at the University of Texas, a facility dedicated to restoring emotional/behavioral well-being to a large colony of chimpanzees.

During veterinary school at Penn, he became an AIDS Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Following graduation from Penn, he declined a post-doctorate position at Harvard, in order to return to Northeastern Pa, which is his favorite place to live. He was co-founder of a conservancy that preserved over 12,000 acres of land regionally for wild life and green space. He also has dedicated the past eight years to creating The Lands at Hillside Farms. This is a 412 acre sustainable living facility which has as its goal to teach people how every citizen might make sensible life choices where if enough of us practice these sustainable/sensible actions that our world would allow posterity to inherit a place with all the resources and opportunities we have now.

In 1995, he opened Plains Animal Hospital. In 2008, he built the present environmentally, green facility which houses Plains Animal Hospital and Northeast Veterinary Referral Hospital, a state of the art referral center. Plains Animal Hospital has over 9,000 clients presently. NVRH provides specialty/emergency care and acts as a referral center for veterinarians within a two hour radius.

Dr. Ayers enjoys farming, traveling and teaching humanity to be responsible stewards of what we have been blessed with.



Dr. Danielle Ambrose

Dr. Ambrose was born and raised in Hanover Township, PA. She decided upon a career at age two, when she announced to her family, "I want to be an animal doctor when I grow up." Dr. Ambrose spent her childhood taking care of neighborhood strays and numerous family pets. She graduated from Wilkes University in 1992, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Prior to beginning veterinary school in September 1993, Dr. Ambrose spent a year doing post-graduate work in Parasitology at Wilkes University.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, in May of 1997. Dr Ambrose worked at several local practices before joining Plains Animal Hospital in February 2006.



Dr. Sara Dorman

Dr. Dorman, a Larksville native, worked as a veterinary technician at Plains Animal Hospital while completing her undergraduate degree in Biology at King's College. She then went on to obtain her VMD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, Dr. Dorman pursued a year-long, small animal medical / surgical internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ. She joined our practice in August 2011. Dr. Dorman obtained additional training in small animal dentistry and strives to incorporate dental health into the care of her patients. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Nick, and two Himalayan cats, Jack and Jinx, shopping, decorating, cooking, traveling and reading.




Dr. Kristin Edwards

Dr. Edwards grew up in Newtown Square, PA (a southwest suburb of Philadelphia), with two younger sisters and no pets, yet decided at age 5 that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Dr. Edwards received her BA from Haverford College in 1986. She then moved to Philadelphia to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1990.

In 1999, Dr. Edwards received her certification from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). She served as the chairperson of IVAS' Continuing Education Committee for the past four years, and has been on the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture House of Delegates to IVAS.

When not working or sticking needles in everything she can, Dr. Edwards enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, riding her horses, walking, hiking, baking and eating cookies.



Dr. Michelle Damcott

Dr. Damcott grew up in Clymer, NY on her family Dairy farm. She decided at a very young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She attended Sherman Central School and then graduated from Alfred University with a major in Biology. Dr. Damcott went on to obtain a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. She joined our practice in May 2014.

 

During her spare time, Dr. Damcott enjoys travelling, gardening, scrapbooking and spending time with her family and pets.







Dr. Elizabeth Stiles

Dr. Stiles grew up outside Philadelphia, PA. Although her only childhood pet was a guinea pig, she spent all of her free time working with horses and loving the barn cats at the local stables. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Her desire to become a veterinarian stems from her childhood love of animals and interest in science.

Dr. Stiles went on to earn a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is being able to truly improve the lives of her patients. She joined our practice in May 2016.
In her spare time, she enjoys running with her dog, skiing, reading and watching movies.




Dr. Ashley Klein

Dr. Klein grew up in Clinton, NJ with her two brothers and Jack Russell Terrier, Sasha. After working at the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in Pittstown for two years, it became clear that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park with a major in Animal Sciences. Dr. Klein went on to obtain a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. She has continued to work with exotic species in South Africa, at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, and the Exotics department at the University of Pennsylvania. She joined our practice in June 2016 and enjoys working with dogs, cats and exotic pets.


During her spare time, Dr. Klein enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing and spending time with her family and dog, Daisy.





Practice Manager | Debbie DeMuro

Debbie grew up in Wilkes-Barre where she graduated from the Wilkes-Barre Area School District and later from King's College with a degree in Spanish Education.

In the early eighties, she and her husband started South Mountain Spring Water, which they ran for twenty-one years, before selling to a competitor in 2006. Debbie was instrumental in the establishment and success of the business. In addition to her involvement in running the business, she raised two children, Joe and Jessie.

After selling their business, Debbie began working at Plains Animal Hospital, managing the office functions. During her tenure, she attended numerous veterinary and business related courses and was promoted to the position of Practice Manager.

Debbie finds her position to be very satisfying and enjoys seeing the quality of care and the business grow, to meet the demand for their services.

She says, "I spent much of my childhood on the family farm and we always had animals including dogs, cats, cows and a donkey! Working at an animal hospital only makes sense for me."

She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, Sadi, cooking, gardening, and canning.