If your pet needs immediate attention during our closed hours, we recommend:

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
215.750.7884
Veterans Highway,
Levittown, PA 19056
www.vsecvet.com

University of Pennsylvania
215.746.8911
3800 Spruce Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104
www.vet.upenn.edu
Veterinarians at Fort Washington Animal Hospital

Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Lance Horwitz

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 several 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.

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Dr. Andrea N. Orsher, VMD

Dr. Orsher is a native of the Delaware Valley, growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs. She earned her undergraduate degree from Clark University in Worcester, MA and her veterinary degree from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Following graduation, Dr. Orsher completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Georgia. Dr. Orsher returned to Montgomery County and joined Ft. Washington Veterinary Hospital in 1983. While available for all patients, Dr. Orsher has a special interest in complex case medical management and surgery.

Dr. Orsher has been married to fellow veterinarian and board certified surgeon Dr. Rob Orsher for more than 40 years. Together they have two married children and two grandchildren, all of whom live close by bringing constant joy and wonder to their lives. Drs. Orsher share their home with two rescue dogs, Mesa from the Hopi Indian Reservation in Arizona and Grif from Provodenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Willow, the amazing cat who rescued them.

Dr. Jeff Berman

Jeffrey I Berman, VMD, CVA

Dr. Berman is native to the Philadelphia area. While growing up he would hike along the Blue Route before it was completed with his family dog. His whole childhood was spent around animals. Hiking or swimming in creeks and lakes with the dogs, riding his horse – Famous Amos, or helping to take care of the various birds, rabbits and pocket pets that made their way into his home were daily activities. Even before he was 10 years old, it was generally thought that he would be a veterinarian one day.

After graduating from Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA he went on to graduate from the University of Michigan and then attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

But his calling was veterinary medicine. After doing some preveterinary work at Temple University, he was accepted to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, he completed a rotating small animal internship that gave him further training in medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, surgery, ophthalmology, neurology, radiology and cardiology. He joined the staff of FWVH in 2001 and became a part owner in 2005.

In addition to his traditional training, Dr. Berman is also a certified acupuncturist and uses this ancient modality to complement his western training.

Currently, Dr. Berman lives in Newtown, PA with his wife (a veterinarian) and their three boys and dogs – all rescues. In his free time he plays soccer, coaches soccer, sits on the board of his local soccer association, plays guitar and likes to go orienteering.

Dr. Janet E. Schultz

Dr. Janet Schultz, DVM

Dr. Janet Schultz grew up in Long Island but moved to Holland, PA in high school. She graduated from Council Rock North High School and earned her undergraduate degree 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; he is also a veterinarian and works as a small animal veterinarian at Quakertown Veterinary Clinic. Together they have two children. They also have a sweet Pit Bull Mix adopted from the SPCA in Philadelphia, 3 cats and 2 Parakeets.

Janet and her husband keep busy with their children who are involved with ice-hockey and horseback riding.

Dr. KaeDee Shay

Dr. KaeDee Shay, DVM

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 moved to Pennsylvania with her two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Chopper and Sammy. She has had Chopper for six 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 has enjoyed exploring the East Coast.

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