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 four children Mikayla, Ty, Jackson and Marissa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jessica Hoffman joined Straley LA Veterinary Services, Inc. from Centre Equine Practice after fifteen years of ambulatory veterinary service in Central PA. Dr. Hoffman brings experience, passion for her work and enthusiasm to everyday. Jessica came to central PA after graduating from Kansas State University as a veterinarian and had also gone to Penn State University for her undergraduate studies. Jess brings a strong passion for her equine patients and her clients. Jessica lives in centre county with her husband, horses and dog. Her knowledge, experience and endless energy bring our equine practice to a higher level. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Rebecca Leach 

 

Dr. Becca joined our clinic in May, 2020. Dr. Becca had just graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine. Becca grew up in West Virginia and loves all farm species, cows, horses, goats, sheep and pigs. Becca brings enthusiasm, hard-work and compassion to all the animals she treats. Becca now lives in the Lamar area with her soon to be husband, Nick and her crazy dog and cat. Becca is not shy about her care of her patients and throws herself into everyday with energy and humor! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dr. Micaela LoConte

 

 

 Dr. Micaela graduated from Cornell Veterinary University in May, 2020. Dr. Micaela grew up in a small town in New York state and enjoys all aspects of large animal medicine and all species! She very much enjoys reproductive work on cows and horses, however she enjoys all the farm animals, clients and challenges of her day to day practice. Micaela has moved to the State College area with her husband, Trevor and two dogs. She is eager to learn all about our central Pennsylvania rural life and the clients and animals we serve. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Don Anderson

 

Dr. Don comes from Virginia, however he has been living and practicing in central Pennsylvania for many years. While Dr. Don no longer practices large animal medicine his wisdom and knowledge help guide our practice. Dr. Don brings lots of experience and humor to our practice. 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. Kayla Kerstetter

 Dr. Kayla Kerstetter is a native of our area, growing up in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kayla graduated from Midwestern University in 2018. Prior to fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian, Kayla worked as a veterinary technician at a small animal practice in Central Pennsylvania, when she was also an active member of 4-H and livestock. Some hobbies include quilting, playing with her Australian Cattle dog Harley and riding horses. Kayla's positive attitude and big smile are making her clients smile too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.