Patricia L. Kitchen, V.M.D.
Dr. Kitchen is a native of Milton, PA, where she grew up on a small dairy farm. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Lycoming College. She also has a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Kitchen received her Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. Dr. Kitchen started her veterinary career under the mentorship of George Leighow, V.M.D. Initially she was a mixed animal veterinarian working with cows, horses, pigs, sheep, alpacas, dogs and cats. Through the years she has had many opportunities to work with a variety of animals, including elephants, lions, tigers, zebras, camels, and snakes. In 2008, Dr. Kitchen retired from large animal practice so as to concentrate on small animal medicine and surgery. She enjoys working with dogs and cats and their caretakers. Dr. Kitchen resides in rural Danville on the family dairy farm with her husband, Randy, and their three children, Sara, Mark, and Daniel.
Sallie R. Smith, D.V.M.
Dr. Smith is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Bioscience. She is also a graduate of University of Tennessee with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing medicine since 1989. Dr. Smith’s special interest is pocket pets, including chinchillas and guinea pigs. She lives in the country with her menagerie of dogs, cats, livestock and exotics. She is a foster parent with a local collie and sheltie rescue. She is also active in dog rescue with other groups and shelters in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio. She is always taking in or raising orphans. Dr. Smith is an avid football junkie- Penn State and The Steelers.
Jolie R. Hunsinger D.V.M.
The newest addition to the Leighow Veterinary Hospital practice, Dr. Hunsinger grew up in Catawissa, PA. She is a 2010 graduate of Penn State University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences. Following her graduation, she attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2014. During her time at the University of Illinois, she served as president of the school’s chapter of the American Animal Hospital Association. She also completed a large animal emergency rescue training course.
Dr. Hunsinger enjoys working with most species, but her main interests include canine and feline medicine. She also is especially interested in ophthalmology and clinical pathology.
When Dr. Hunsinger is not at work, she enjoys her time scrapbooking, playing the French horn, and attending Penn State football games.
Kristen Wagner, D.V.M.
Dr. Kristen Wagner, DVM joined the practice in June 2018. She attended Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA and received her Bachelor’s degree in Small Animal Science in 2014. She then attended The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbus, OH where she received her Veterinary Medical degree in May 2018. Her areas of interest include soft tissue surgery and cardiology. Dr. Wagner moved home to Mount Carmel, PA after graduating veterinary school and currently resides there with her husband Nathan, 2 dogs (Dallas and Una) and 3 cats (Zoey, Caroline, and Gatsby). In her free time, Dr. Wagner enjoys hiking with her dogs, archery and traveling.