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 Donald Shields, V.M.D.

Dr. Shields graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1963, and established Bethayres Veterinary Hospital, P.C. in 1964. He attends veterinary seminars at least twice a year, and has undergone extensive training in orthopedic procedures in Davos, Switzerland. Even after 50 years, he still enjoys the practice of veterinary medicine. He and his wife, Donna are active in feral cat welfare. Dr. Shields is an avid skiier, cyclist and tennis player.

 Tanya Kameneva V.M.D.

Dr Kameneva started her professional veterinary career as a certified anesthesia technician at the University of Pennsylvania's Veterinary Hospital. she went onto complete her education and received her 
Veterinary Medical .Doctorate from the. University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia PA. Following was her Emergency and Internal Medicine Internship Training - Angel Memorial, Boston MA and Surgical Specialty Internship Training - Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services, Oxford Valley PA.  She is the Chief Medical Director for all four World of Animals Veterinary Hospitals and spends time at each location.  She lives with a Siamese cat named Sushi and a mixed breed dog named Ace.

 Sandra J. Platt V.M.D.

Dr. Sandra J. Platt is a graduate of the Oberlin College, Harvard Divinity School and most recently, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  Since graduating, Dr. Platt has received advanced training in dentistry, soft tissue surgery and acupuncture.  She enjoys the many challenges veterinary medicine provides and telling her dog and small herd of cats about them at the end of the day!  In her free time, Dr. Platt enjoys long strolls through urban, and less urban, settings with her dog; gluten-free cooking and spending time with family.

   Laura Tancredi DVM

Dr. Laura Tancredi was born and raised in Elkins Park and graduated from Cheltenham High School.  She attended North Carolina State University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Animal Science and Nutrition.  She attended veterinary school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, and completed her clinical year at the prestigious Purdue University.  Her professional interests include diagnostic imaging, zoonotic disease and public health, and low stress handling.  

Outside of the hospital she enjoys time with her husband, daughter, and "Coconut Retriever", Ryu.