Dr. Julie Schneider
We're so excited to announce the addition of Julie Schneider, DVM to the CHVA team! Dr. Schneider is a native of Schuylkill County, PA and graduated from Muhlenberg College with a BA in International Government and Business. After a brief stint as a US Federal Agent, Julie attended Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. There, she was awarded an Army Health Professional's Scholarship and spent four years as a Captain in the US Army.
After completion of her military obligation, Julie entered small animal private practice at a clinic in Jacksonville, NC for 5 years. She then moved to Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania where she has been practicing for the past 7 years. Dr. Schneider has interests in all aspects of veterinary medicine and enjoys Internal Medicine and Oncology cases. She strongly believes in the importance of the Human-Animal-Bond and feels that pets can have an impact on both our emotional and physical well-being. Dr. Schneider strongly feels that providing preventive and palliative care for our pets is as essential to both our pet's comfort and health as well as to improving our client's welfare and happiness.
When not practicing, Julie enjoys kayaking, hiking, reading and cheering for her daughter at swim meets and orchestra concerts with her husband by her side. Julie's extended family includes one incorrigible Boxer, a sneaky Chihuahua and two narcissistic cats.
Dr. Melissa McFarland
Melissa McFarland, DVM CVA CVFT is a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has dedicated her life helping the cute, the furry and the loving creatures of south central Pennsylvania (both large and small). She brings an integrative medical approach through balancing modern Western medical, surgical, nutritional and the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the best outcome of her patients' unique needs. In May 2014, she became fully certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She is also a Certified Veterinary Food Therapist and pursuing her certification in Veterinary Herbal Medicine. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, International Association of Veterinary Acupuncture and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. She holds a Bachelors of Science (Large Animal) from Delaware Valley College and has completed much of her coursework towards a Masters of Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She is a Reiki Master and has studied Munay-Ki Shamanism. As a new mother, Dr. McFarland enjoys watching her 2 sons Patrick and William grow and develop into unique individuals. She is the proud servant of one lovely feline, Houdini, one cuddly guinea pig, Mr. Guinea Piggles and relaxes from the stress of the world with her beautiful aging Thoroughbred, Alia. Dr. McFarland is a frequent volunteer for vaccination and low-cost spay & neuter clinics across the region.
We are currently looking for an amazing veterinarian to join our team. Full and part time positions are available. We're a family friendly community practice that is hoping to find an associate who wants to grow their own passions and continuously pursue their professional interests as well as call our practice their home. DVM/VMD holding a PA license will be considered. Contact us here.