Dr. Kathleen Rhoads


Dr. Kathleen is one of the large animal veterinarians at Straley LA Veterinary Services, Inc. She specializes in dairy cattle but also works on beef cattle, sheep, goats, white-tail deer, alpacas, llamas, pigs, horses, and dogs. Some of the services she provides to the practice include establishing herd health and reproductive programs, formulating rations, sick animal care, and emergency medicine. Kathleen has been with the practice since 2009 after graduating from veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. She went to Penn State University for her undergraduate studies where she also played rugby and became a national champion. Kathleen, along with Chris and Sue Homer had the opportunity in July of 2012 to gain ownership and establish Straley Large Animal Veterinary Services, Inc. Kathleen is married to her husband Derek and together they have three children Mikayla, Ty and Jackson!



Dr. Don Anderson


Dr. Don comes from Virginia, however he has been living and practicing in central Pennsylvania for many years. Dr. Don brings lots of experience and humor to our practice. While he specializes in dairy medicine, Dr. Don is well known for his goat, pig and sheep medicine. Dr. Don brings innovation, expertise and a funny story to all his clients! Don and his wife, Angie and their two daughters, Jordan and Jillian have their own small farm and enjoy the agricultural community of central PA.






                                                        Dr. Russ LaPierre


 Dr. Russ joined Straley Large Animal in January, 2018. Dr. Russ graduated from University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and has pursued his passion for large animal veterinary medicine ever since. He has a wealth of experience, specializing in horses, and lameness is his specialty. Dr. Russ is also a judge for trail riding and endurance riding. Dr. Russ is certified in both acupuncture and chiropratic and is happy to discuss alternative medicine in some of his treatment plans. Dr. Russ is very skilled at lameness issues and brings a lot of options to his patients, all of which he is happy to discuss with his clients.  

















Dr. Brianna Wiser

Dr. Brianna Wiser grew up in Mount Union, Pennsylvania and worked on a family dairy farm to start her love of dairy cows. Brianna was a long time member of FFA and 4H and raised and showed many farm animals as well as riding horses. So lots of large animal experience. Brianna went off to Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she completed her veterinary degree and then she stayed on for another year of experience to complete her internship in Large Animal Ambulatory Medicine and Surgery. Brianna joined us in July, 2018 and is ready to meet your animals!






Sue Homer 

Sue Homer moved to Centre County Pennsylvania in 2002.  In 2003 Sue joined the clinic and managed it until 2012 when Sue, Chris and Dr. Kathleen Rhoads purchased the large animal mobile practice from Dr. John Shapira. In Canada Sue was an operations manager for a large retail chain and lived in the city of Toronto, Canada. Although Sue spent most of her life in downtown Toronto she learned to milk cows in Maryland and love the rural lifestyle. Sue is energetic and enthusiastic about the work that Straley’s does and wants the best for the Straley Large Animal team and clients and especially the animals they care for.