Meet Our Staff
Dr. Scott Fausel
Medical Director; Special interests in Ultrasound & Cardiology
A New York native, Dr. Scott Fausel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology & Medicine with high honors from Brown University in 1985. He received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He completed four years of concurrent postgraduate training in Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Fausel divided his time over the next eight years among general practice, emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, and teaching pharmacology and radiology for a veterinary technical college program. Between 1999 and 2010 he was Medical Director and saw referral cases in cardiology and ultrasound at Newark Animal Hospital, a 24/7 Emergency & Specialty hospital in Delaware.
Dr. Fausel moved to Berks County in 2010 to become Medical Director of Berks Animal Emergency & Referral Center (BAERC), where he continued his referral work in cardiology and ultrasound, and anchored the emergency service. He moved to VCA Sinking Spring Animal Hospital as Medical Director in March, 2015. Dr. Fausel resumed his role as Medical Director of BAERC in March, 2018, where he also sees patients in cardiology, ultrasound, and on the emergency service. Dr. Fausel enjoys performing music, homebrewing beer, tinkering with electronics and computers, and spending his time with his family, including their 4 cats and wacky French Bulldog, Vincent.
Dr. Chung Lee
Dr. Chung Lee grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and attended the University of Pennsylvania for both undergraduate education and veterinary medicine. After graduating from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, he has worked all over Pennsylvania dedicating himself to the field of veterinary emergency and critical care.
Dr. Lee brings a depth of knowledge, experience, and skills having worked at multiple emergency & referral hospitals with various board-certified specialists. His professional interests include emergency surgery, critical care, and trauma. Outside of emergency medicine, he also has broad experience in general practice and orthopedic surgeries.
During his free time, Dr. Lee enjoys pets, sports cars, motorcycles, track day events (road courses), and weight lifting, though the last hobby has been “dormant” for a while due to his crazy schedule!! He lives with 2 warring cats (Nala and Piglet) and deeply misses his 2 dogs that recently passed away – both at the age of 15.
Dr. Lisa Noble
Dr. Lisa Noble graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. After graduation she completed a surgical internship in Kentucky prior to returning home to Pennsylvania to begin her career in small animal private practice. Dr. Noble has been part of the Berks Animal Emergency team since 2006. Dr. Noble's areas of special interest include surgery, critical care, feline medicine and surgery, and pain management.
Dr. Noble's beloved personal pets include four cats & one large horse. Outside of work she enjoys riding her horse Rohan, traveling out West, & spending lots of time with her family.
Dr. Kirsten Reis
ER Vet; Special Interest in Ultrasound
Dr. Kirsten Reis was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pa. She received her bachelor's degree in small animal science and conservation at Delaware Valley College in 2002. Then, in 2006, she received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from The University of Tennessee.
Dr. Reis has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 8 years. She previously worked at a progressive 11 doctor practice, where she pursued companion animal medicine, exotic and wildlife medicine, and ultrasonography. Dr. Reis is skilled in internal medicine, pediatrics, soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine and ultrasound. When Dr. Reis is not working, she enjoys running, gardening, spending time with her husband and her 5 dogs and 4 cats.
She has over 9 years of experience with ultrasonography. She divides her time at BAERC between working in the ER and seeing referral cases in Ultrasound (abdomen, chest and heart).
Dr. Carl Veltri
Dr. Veltri graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. During his tenure at Tufts, he participated in the Aquavet program. He enjoys the challenges of emergency care with two decades of experience in the field. He has special interests in oncology, internal medicine and cardiology.
Dr. Veltri is a member of the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association. Each year, he attends lectures and labs in critical care and emergency medicine and reads extensively on the subject to further his knowledge.
In his spare time, Dr. Veltri enjoys hiking, kayaking and birding. He participates in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count.
Dr. Mary Landis
Practice Limited to Ophthalmology
Dr. Landis graduated from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After a rewarding experience in small animal general practice, she completed a residency in veterinary ophthalmology under Dr. Robert Peiffer. She enjoys the challenges of a busy ophthalmology practice with over a decade of experience in the field. Her special interests include ocular emergencies, corneal disease and eyelid surgery. Dr. Landis is an alumae of Temple University. Go Owls!
Dr. Landis provides ophthalmology services for small animals at Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center. Working with our local general practitioners, comprehensive care is provided for our patients.
In her spare time, Dr. Landis enjoys biking, travel and cheering on her little ones at their sports games.
Jaqueline Wilhelmy, MS, VMD, DACVB, CCBC-KA
Dr. Wilhelmy is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She has extensive experience in animal behavior consulting, and has dedicated the past several years of her career treating all types of animal behavior issues such as:
- Separation anxiety
- Reactive anxiety
- House training
- Spraying by cats
Dr. Salvador Galindo
Practice Limited to Surgery
Dr. Galindo is originally from the northeastern coast of Vera Cruz, Mexico. He earned his dual bachelor's degree in Biology and Mathematics from Diaz Miron College. He received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University Autonomous of Tamaulipas in 1995.
In 1998, after completing a two-year postgraduate training in surgery, Dr. Galindo moved to the United States where he began working at Chicago's largest surgical referral practice. He spent two and a half years at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital School at Purdue University to further his knowledge in small animal medicine and surgery.
While at Purdue University, Dr. Galindo underwent certification of his veterinary degree through the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates by the American Veterinary Medical Association (ECFVG - AVMA). Following his accreditation, he joined a fast-paced small animal emergency and referral hospital in Tampa, FL. Dr. Galindo began his Small Animal Surgical Residency training at then Veterinary Surgical Service in Tampa, FL and completed the final two years at the Small Animal Surgery department of the Veterinary Referral Center in Malvern, PA.
Dr. Galindo has extensive experience and advanced training in a broad range of soft tissue and orthopedic procedures including fracture repair, emergency abdominal procedures, surgical oncology and plastic reconstructive surgery. While his research focus during his residency was on a novel medial shoulder stabilization procedure, he gained and diversified his training in (but not limited to) TPLO, TTA, TPO, DPO, Interlocking Nail, Novel Laryngeal Paralysis technique, Cardiovascular, Urinary System, Thoracic and Neurological surgeries.
Dr. Galindo is certified in Kyon- Zurich Cementless Total Hip Replacement, Arthrex- Total Knee Replacement. He is well versed in performing Arthroscopy and minimally Invasive assisted Laparoscopy. Dr. Galindo has given professional presentations on various aspects of surgical diseases and its treatments.
His personal interests include spending time with his wife Ewelina and his son Julek. Friends play a very important role in his life since most of their families are overseas. While he also enjoys reading, biking and playing recreational soccer, you can also find Dr. Galindo relaxing, watching movies or studying foreign languages.
Jonathan Goodwin, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Goodwin is originally from Detroit, Michigan. He attended Cornell University and obtained a Bachelors degree in Animal Science before obtaining his doctoral degree from Tuskegee University. Dr. Goodwin then completed a small animal rotating internship with an emphasis on internal medicine and cardiology at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Florida in 2000. Dr. Goodwin then completed a Masters degree and Cardiology Residency at Purdue University in 2008. Dr. Goodwin is a Diplomate of The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology).
Dr. Goodwin offers comprehensive consultations and complete cardiac evaluations utilizing radiography, color flow Doppler echocardiography, electrocardiography, 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic (Holter) monitoring, and cardiac event recording in the diagnosis and management of patients with all forms of congenital and acquired heart disease. Dr. Goodwin combines his expertise with a very outgoing, upbeat personality and easy communication style.