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.


Dr. James Peters - Medical Director

Dr. James Peters is a native to the area having attended Lower Merion Schools and the University of Pennsylvania attaining 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. When not at work, Dr. Peters enjoys photography, painting, writing, gardening, and fishing and taking care of his dogs, cats, a parrot, parakeets, box turtles and red-eared sliders.


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.


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.


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.


Dr. Christine Seelaus

Dr. Seelaus completed her undergraduate studies at Delaware Valley College, majoring in small animal science. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2012. Since then, she has spent the last 5 years in private practice with professional interests in feline medicine, dentistry, and client education. Dr. Seelaus joined Ardmore Animal Hospital in the fall of 2017. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and visiting consignment shops to find vintage treasures. Dr. Seelaus shares her home with her boyfriend, their coconut retriever named Dingo, and a tribe of cats.


Dr. James Bianco - Retired

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.