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Meet Our Veterinarians

Ardmore  Animal Hospital is staffed by a dedicated and professional group of people who love animals and respect the needs of clients.

DrBianco

Dr. James Bianco

Dr. James Bianco became the owner of the Ardmore Animal Hospital in 1989. He graduated from The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 after earning his Master’s degree from Villanova University. The hospital has grown from two employees in 1989 to over 30 employees today while being recognized as one of the premier hospitals in the Philadelphia area.  The award winning Ardmore Animal Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the Philadelphia area to offer laser surgery and other advanced therapies such as stem cell treatment.  Dr. Bianco is proud of Ardmore being noted as the best hospital in the area for the last 15 years, Philadelphia Magazines Best of Philly Issue as well as many other notable honors. Dr. Bianco is dedicated to the plight of all stray and shelter animals.  His many acts of humanity landed an appearance from Dr. Bianco and Ardmore Animal Hospital on the Oprah Winfrey show as one of our cases was showcased after Oprah learned of the hospital’s involvement. Dr. Bianco is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, The American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practioners. Dr. Bianco lived on a small farm in Chester County with his sheep and llamas before moving back to this area.  Today he lives with his wife Maryann along with two Boston Terrier-Frankie and Ava.  His hobbies include fly fishing, gardening and being out in nature.  He competed along with his son Jim in competitive auto racing for many years.  His passion is veterinary medicine and considers work his most beloved hobby.

DrPeters

Dr. James Peters

A native of the area, Dr. James Peters has been practicing medicine at Ardmore Animal Hospital since 1997, and was named the hospital’s Medical Director in 2008. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1977 and his Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris degree in 1983. Dr. Peters’ professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology and soft tissue surgery. He has also completed continuing education courses in ultrasound and laser surgery.

Dr. Peters and his family share a home with an impressive menagerie of animals, including dogs, cats, a parrot, parakeets, box turtles and red-eared sliders. When not at work, Dr. Peters enjoys photography, painting, writing, gardening and fishing.

DrMontgomery

Dr. Lena Montgomery

Dr. Lena Montgomery joined the Ardmore Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian in 2008. She is a graduate of Michigan State University (Go Green!), where she was awarded a B.S. in Zoology (2001) and a D.V.M. (2006). After earning her veterinary degree, Dr. Montgomery completed a one year rotating internship, focusing on medicine and surgery, at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional interests include endocrinology, emergency medicine and anesthesia and pain management.


Dr. Montgomery’s hobbies include reading, cross-stitching and visiting great restaurants in the Philadelphia area. After a full day of treating your pets, she likes to get outside and be active, whether that means attending/instructing a Zumba class (she is a Certified Zumba instructor), or by taking her three dogs on a brisk walk around the neighborhood.


Dr. Montgomery shares her home with a variety of pets. On the exotic list, she has birds, snakes, guinea pigs and a green iguana. On the domestic list, she has 3 geriatric cats, 2 Golden Retrievers, and a cute but needy Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.



DrMcCullogh

Dr. Aliya McCullough

Dr. Aliya McCullough, an Ardmore native, joined Ardmore Animal Hospital as a full time doctor in 2015. She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelors degree in biology in 2002. During her summer between semesters she worked as an appointment technician at Ardmore Animal Hospital exploring her love of animals and science. She then went on to complete her Master of Science degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004 in veterinary pathobiology. Following graduate school she worked as a veterinary technician before earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. After graduation, she worked with wildlife species in Wisconsin including rodents (prairie dogs, voles, mice), bats, and birds (finches and ducks) before transitioning to companion animal medicine. An active member of American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology and the American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. McCullough’s professional interests include dentistry and clinical pathology. Dr. McCullough’s hobbies include reading, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family. She lives with her husband David, daughter Ruby, and her Wheaton/poodle mix, Callie.

DrHaney

Dr. Janine Gillin

Dr. Janine Gillin received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lehigh University. She then went on to graduate the University of Pennsylvania school of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Since graduating veterinary school she has remained local. She spent eight years working in general practice and then two years working as an emergency veterinarian at a 24 hour specialty hospital. Her special interests are surgery and emergency medicine. Dr. Gillin lives locally with her husband, her chocolate lab Cooper, and her calico cat Phoebe. In her spare time she can be found relaxing down the shore or up in the Poconos. She enjoys water and snow skiing, hiking, road biking, and hanging out with her niece and nephew.

DrMcCartin

Dr. Meghan McCartin

Dr. McCartin has lived in Southeastern Pennsylvania since 1996. Since she was a young child, she knew that she would end up working in veterinary medicine. After completing her BS in Chemistry-Biology at West Chester University in 2007, she worked for two years as a veterinary technician before attending the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After two years with another general practice, she joined the team at Ardmore Animal Hospital in the fall of 2015. Dr. McCartin is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association. She is interested in surgery and small mammal/exotic animal medicine. Dr. McCartin shares her home with her long-time boyfriend, two dogs (a Catahoula Leopard Dog and a Hound Mix), a little old lady cat and a box turtle. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, road trips and scrap booking these adventures.