Our Doctors

Dr. Lance Horwitz, VMD, Dr. Horwitz was born and raised in the Philadelphia area.  He attended Penn State University and went on to complete his studies to become a veterinarian at the University of Pennsylvania.  Immediately following veterinary school Dr. Horwitz joined the United States Army.  He worked at the United States Army Chemical Center where he became the Officer-in-Charge of the veterinary clinic.  Dr. Horwitz then saw active duty in Vietnam where he worked with the United States Navy Preventative Medicine Unit in Da Nang.  Here he was the Officer-In-Charge of the Rabies Diagnostic Laboratory.  Dr. Horwitz was honorably discharged from the Army in 1970 having obtained the rank of Captain.

After the Army, Dr. Horwitz went back to veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania to complete his Post-Doctoral work in Clinical and Research Dermatology.  Once completed, Dr. Horwitz first started working at Colonial Animal Hospital in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.  By 1972, Dr. Horwitz decided to open his own veterinary hospital.  This hospital, attached to his home in Fort Washington, became the Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital.  From 1972 until 2005, Dr. Horwitz was the owner of the Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital.  In July of 2000, he moved the hospital from his home to our current location on Pinetown Road.

During this time Dr. Horwitz married his wife, Susan, and together they have two children and two grandchildren.  Dr. Horwitz has continued to be very active in the community and is an avid exercise fan.  In what little spare time he can find, he loves to read, spend time with his grandchildren, travel (he has even been back to Vietnam), and eat at every restaurant located in the Philadelphia area.

Dr. Andrea N. Orsher, VMD, Owner Dr. Orsher is a native to the Delaware Valley, growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs. A graduate of Lower Merion High School, she earned her undergraduate degree from Clark University in Worcester, MA and her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Following graduation, Dr. Orsher completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia before returning to Montgomery County to work in a private small animal practice.

Dr. Orsher joined Dr. Lance Horwitz in 1983. In 2005, Drs. Orsher and Berman purchased the practice from Dr. Horwitz thus becoming partners in the ownership of Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital. While available for all patients, Dr. Orsher has particular interest in complex medical case management and surgery.

Dr. Orsher has been married for over 38 years to Dr. Rob Orsher, a board-certified veterinary surgeon and partner in the Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Levittown, PA. Together they have two children, James and Rebecca, and one grandson, Corvin. Dr. Orsher enjoys hiking with her rescue dog, Mesa, and snuggling with her cat, Willow. She has a new found love of vegetarian cooking.

Jeffrey I Berman, VMD, CVA, Owner Dr. Berman was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He remembers hiking along the Blue Route before it was completed with his black Labrador Retriever when he was in elementary school. He continued his investigation of the woods of Montgomery County, PA with other family dogs and also became involved in horseback riding. In 1980, his horse survived being hit by a car and his experience with the veterinarian who cared for his horse solidified his belief that he, too, would be a veterinarian one day.

After graduating from Harriton High School in 1985, Dr. Berman attended the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and graduated in 1989 with a BA in General Studies and a minor in Music. From 1989 to 1991, he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he majored in Guitar Performance and Film Scoring.

Realizing that veterinary medicine was calling, Dr. Berman began working as a veterinary technician in the Emergency Services Department at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. This led to his acceptance into Penn's veterinary school and he graduated with the Class of 1998. Following veterinary school, Dr. Berman completed a one year rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Referral Hospital in Gaithersburg, MD. After working at a private small animal hospital in Frederick, MD, Dr. Berman returned to the Philadelphia area. In 2001, Dr. Berman joined Dr. Horwitz and Dr. Orsher at the Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital. In 2005, Dr. Berman became partners with Dr. Orsher and together they became the current owners of the Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Berman enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. His greatest joy is ensuring that his patients are given the best veterinary care that they can receive. In addition to his traditional veterinary training, Dr. Berman has become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) and incorporates this ancient medical practice into his everyday care.

Dr. Berman currently lives in Newtown, PA with his wife Debbie, a veterinary specialist in emergency and critical care, and their three boys, Spencer, Jeremy, and Elias. They also have three rescue dogs - Sonewmana (pronounced So-Now-Mana - Hopi for pretty girl) a mixed breed, and Polly, another mixed breed and Ranger, a 1½ year old Rhodesian Ridgeback mix.

Dr. Berman is a member of (NAVS) a non-profit Native American Veterinary Services group, that offers free veterinary care to Native Americans living on the reservation. He has joined many trips to the Hopi, Zuni, and Santo Domingo reservations in the southwest. He is on the board for CRUSA (Council Rock United Soccer Association), where he serves as a soccer coach, as well as coaching baseball for his kids. Dr. Berman continues to play guitar and likes to go orienteering, actively plays on an adult soccer team and practices taiji and qigong.

Dr. Janet Schultz, DVM, Dr. Janet Schultz grew up in Long Island but moved to Holland, Pennsylvania in high school. Janet graduated from Council Rock North High School in 1992. She earned her undergraduate degree in 1996 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA. She earned her veterinary degree in 2000 from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL. War Eagle!

Following veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital, a division of the MSPCA, in Springfield, MA. Dr Janet moved back to the Delaware Valley in 2001 where she has worked as a small animal veterinarian.

It was in veterinary school where she met her husband, Phil Svor. They married in 2000. Phil is also a veterinarian and works as a small animal veterinarian at Quakertown Veterinary Clinic. Together they have two children, Brady and Gillian. They also have a sweet Pit Bull Mix adopted from the SPCA in Philadelphia, one geriatric cat and most recently Santa brought a green parakeet into their home.

Janet and Phil keep busy with their children who are involved with soccer, ice-hockey, dance and horseback riding.

Dr. KaeDee Shay was born and raised in Northwestern Montana. She attended Lincoln County High School, just 8 miles from British Columbia, Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Animal Science from Montana State University in 2008. She received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2016.

Following veterinary school, she went on to practice in a small animal practice in Billings, Montana where she focused on general practice and emergency medicine. Dr. Shay takes great joy in the human-animal bond and being fortunate enough to experience it firsthand.

Dr. Shay is making the move to Pennsylvania to join her boyfriend, Jonathan, as he completes his residency at The University of Pennsylvania in emergency and critical care. Making the journey with her are her two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Chopper and Sammy. She has had Chopper for five years, since he was 7 weeks old. Sammy recently joined their family from the Montana Corgi Rescue.

KaeDee enjoys exploring the outdoors, typically with the corgis. Since childhood she has greatly enjoyed horseback riding. She rides both English and Western, but prefers the challenges of English riding. KaeDee loves to read and will read just about anything. Her favorite sport is volleyball, she also enjoys swimming. KaeDee is looking forward to exploring the east coast and all of the new experiences the move will bring.

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