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Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Londonderry Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Middletown, PA.

 

The professional and courteous staff at Londonderry Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Londonderry Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to all of their patients.

Providing our patients with high quality, compassionate medical care is our highest mission. We, the animal care professionals at Londonderry Animal Hospital, pledge to assist and support our clients in making informed decisions about animal health. We commit ourselves to lifelong learning and professional growth.

Who's really in charge....

Clementine

Boss

“Don’t worry, I didn’t get loose. I live here.” Clementine came to live with us in 2019. She was brought in by a good Samaritan as a stray youngster. With no microchip, and no one to claim her, she became our meet and greet kitty. She mostly lives in our treatment room, but don’t be surprised if you catch her sitting in the lobby looking out the window.

Doctors

Lia Belanger, DVM

Dr. Belanger attended Cornell University where she obtained both her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in behavior, and treats exotic pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and small rodents. She has been a co-owner at Londonderry Animal Hospital since 1999.

Dr Belanger lives on a family farm with her husband and has 2 adult children. Their menagerie includes a dog, cats, horses, chickens, sheep, and peafowl. In her spare time, she enjoys spinning and knitting the wool from her own sheep, and spending time with her family. She is a member of the Veterinary Assistant Occupational Advisory Committee at the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, and President of the Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation.

Glenn W. Book, DVM

Dr. Book and his wife Dr. Lia Belanger took ownership of Londonderry Animal Hospital in 1999. Dr. Book graduated from Lower Dauphin High School in 1982 and went on to attend Vassar College where he graduated in 1986 with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Dr. Book then attended New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.

He lives on the family farm with his wife and two sons, Miles and Avery. They have an array of pets; Reggie the dog, Michael, Theo, and Ferris the housecats, their barn cats that are all named after the kings and queens from the book Narnia, sheep, peafowl, chickens, Score and Lakota their horses and an alpaca. In what spare time Dr. Book has, he enjoys gardening, skiing, reading, practicing his horsemanship and leading scouts.

Interests: OFA & PENN HIP Certified Doctor, Large Animal Doctor (at Hospital only)

Jose Venereo, DVM

Bio coming soon...

Dr. Wood, DVM

Client Care Team

Greta

Client Care Team Leader

Greta, who grew up in York, joined our team in 2014. She graduated from Lebanon Valley College with a BS in Music Education. She lives with her husband, Ron, and their two cats, Ellie and Khloe. Greta enjoys teaching music, traveling to warm places, and spending time with family and friends. Though she's lived in PA her whole life, she has "move to the Caribbean " on her bucket list!

Destiny

Destiny has been a wonderful addition to our client care team here at Londonderry Animal Hospital. She grew up in Lancaster County and graduated from Elizabethtown College. After earning her degree, she spent two years serving with AmeriCorps Vista. She came to work with us in 2021 and we look forward to many more years with her at our front desk.

Destiny loves going to movies and playing mini golf. Her favorite movie is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Jane Goodall inspired Destiny’s love for primates. This passion is what prompted her to earn a degree in Sociology & Anthropology. Her favorite animal is the aye-aye, which is a very cute little primate.

Alexis

Alexis graduated from Lower Dauphin High School in 2021. She joined Londonderry Animal Hospital in August of 2023 and enjoys working alongside people who have the same passion for animals as she does. Alexis is new to this field but has fallen in love with it and has plans to pursue a veterinary technician degree.
Outside of work she enjoys caring for her 60+ houseplants three dogs, three cats, three reptiles and a rescued conure. In addition, she has a bunny named Bug who likes to snuggle with Alexis while she spends time reading. You may also find her working at River Road Produce where she can tap into her gardening side.
Her perfect day would be watching “Coraline” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” while enjoying sushi and peach tea boba.

Sarah

Sarah joined our reception team in August of 2023. She graduated from Donegal High School and has worked in different parts of the veterinary field. She was a veterinary assistant, then Supervised a Boarding/daycare facility while she lived in California. She has helped to rehabilitate some dogs and cats and would like to pursue canine training in the future.
She personally has rescued and raised two dogs. In her spare time Sarah loves to shop, watch scary movies, read, journal, and go for walks. Her favorite thing to do is snack and cuddle with her three cats.

Veterinary Technicians

Keri

Keri joined our team in 2021. She started as an intern through the Lancaster County CTC program where she earned her veterinary assistant certification. She has continued into the veterinary technician program and graduated in July of 2023.

She passed the VTNE and is now a licensed veterinary technician.

Growing up in Lancaster County, Keri has always been passionate about animals. Helping all little companions defined her childhood and now she gets to live out that dream on a professional level. Keri is a sweet honest soul who wants nothing more than to make people smile and offer their pets comfort. She shares her home with her family and two cats, Watson and P.K. (Princess Kittens).

Michael

Kaylin

Kaylin joined the Londonderry team in July of 2023. She graduated from Northampton Community College with an Associate Degree in Applied Science from their Veterinary Technician Program. She passed the VTNE in November of 2023 to become a licensed veterinary technician.
In her free time, she likes to watch movies, spend time with family and friends, and listen to true crime podcasts. She shares her home with a guinea pig named Burrito.

Veterinary Assistants

Beth

Patient Care Lead

Beth joined the Londonderry team in 2020. In 2022, she became the Team Lead for the vet. techs/assistants. Beth graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, Md. She acquired a BA in Business Management with a Philosophy minor. She owns three cats: Preslei, River, and Cynder. In her spare time, she enjoys anything outdoors, yoga, cooking, and spending time with her cats, friends and family. Favorite quote – “Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening my axe” -Abraham Lincoln

Laura

Laura graduated from the University of Rochester in May 2022 with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a minor in Psychology. She began working at Londonderry Animal Hospital shortly after. She has had a lifelong passion for working with animals and loves having the opportunity to do so every day. Her favorite part of working at Londonderry is getting to know clients and taking care of their pets. Laura has a beagle/bulldog mix named Fiona and a new kitten named Maple. In her spare time, Laura enjoys going to local theatre productions, spending time with friends, practicing yoga, and listening to podcasts.

Becky

Inventory Control Specialist, OSHA Representative

Becky has been working as a certified veterinary assistant with us since 2008. She graduated from Elizabethtown Area High School, and lives in Lancaster County with her family. She earned her Veterinary Assistant Certificate in 2008 from Lancaster County CTC.

In her spare time Becky likes to garden and spend quality time with her family. In addition to her human family, she shares her home with a dog and two cats. Becky’s favorite animal is the elephant.

Devon

Devon came to us from the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center where she earned her veterinary assistant certificate. She completed her internship with us in the spring of 2023 and was hired in July of 2023. Devon has plans to continue her schooling and become a licensed veterinary technician.
Devon is certified in basic animal nutrition through Purina and has discovered an interest in large animal care along the way. To gain experience with large animals, she works part-time for a horse boarding facility. She also started a dog grooming business, Pretty Paws by Devon, and can be reached via Facebook.

Kristen

Kristen came to this area last year all the way from Maine. In July of 2023 she joined the team at Londonderry Animal Hospital. She loves getting to know her clients and patients and is dedicated to giving the best care she can.
She graduated from the University of New Hampshire 2019 with an associate degree in applied animal sciences focusing on veterinary assisting and animal behavior. She comes to Londonderry with 5 years of experience in the field.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and being outdoors. She and her husband Jacob share their home with their dog Archie.

Whitney

Practice Manager

Lori

Practice Manager

Lori Joined the staff of Londonderry Animal Hospital in 2010. She worked as a Veterinary Assistant until 2017 when she moved into the Practice Manager’s position. She received her AAS in Business Management from HACC in 2022. In November of 2022 she completed the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager exam.

Lori has a husband and three adult children who she loves to spend time with. She likes gardening, going to the beach, reading, watching movies, refinishing furniture, and canning a variety of fruits and jams. She is obsessed with the Harry Potter Series and loves Yellowstone. Lori shares her home with a dog named Milkshake. Her favorite animal would be the horse.

Dog Trainer

Sarah

Dog Trainer

While in high school, Sarah took part in an internship with us here at Londonderry Animal Hospital. In 2019 she completed the Catch Canine Trainers Academy and became a certified dog trainer. In July of 2023 she came on board as our part time canine trainer.

Sarah has enjoyed working with dogs of many different breeds and sizes over the past 13 years. She managed the dog training appointments for a canine daycare from 2018 -2023 when she started her own business, Kindred Paws Dog Training.

Sarah has worked with dogs on behavioral modification, aggression rehabilitation, advanced manners, leash reactivity and learning how to be calm during nail trims. She finds joy in helping dogs become their best self and is very excited to help dogs be more confident during veterinary exams.

In her spare time, Sarah likes to spend time with her family and continues the specialized training of her own dogs.