Amy L. Kidd, VMD
Dr. Amy Kidd has been in small animal private practice since her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998. She is a native of the greater Philadelphia area, growing up in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, and attending Muhlenberg College in Allentown prior to veterinary school. While a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kidd’s interest in critical and emergent care was fostered and is still with her today. A strong proponent of cutting-edge medicine, Dr. Kidd prides herself in her ability to deliver high quality preventive medicine and perform both routine and emergency surgeries. Now, she is excited to be able to provide these services for the patients and their owners at Pocopson Veterinary Station.
Practicing in this immediate area for greater than sixteen years has enabled Dr. Kidd to form strong relationships with many of the specialists and referral centers in this region. If intensive or emergency care is needed, these relationships will allow a rapid and smooth referral process. She has also dedicated countless hours to the Chester County SPCA to help sick, injured, and abandoned animals in the area.
Since 2000 Dr. Kidd has lived in Unionville with her husband, Greg Suplick, and their four rescued dogs Nick, Mac, Ringo, and Astro. She also has three rescued cats, Popeye, Clarence, and Mr. Noodles. Dr. Kidd is the proud mother to three adorable children, 12 year old Emilea, 10 year old Noah, and 8 year old Nathaniel.
Leia Paul, DVM
Dr. Leia Paul has been in small animal practice since her graduation from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Her husband’s career path has taken her to many places—from Atlanta to Wisconsin to Maryland and finally to North Wilmington, where she has been in practice for 8 years. She is very excited to join the PVS team! Dr Paul grew up in southern Indiana and did her undergraduate studies at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. She always knew she wanted to be a vet and enjoys the challenges and diversity that the profession offers. She loves the detective work of difficult medical cases, the artistic aspects of soft tissue surgery, and the relationships she forms with her clients and their furry children. The Paul family lives in North Wilmington and includes Dr. Paul’s husband, Brian, their two children Ella and Nate, their two poodles Lulu and Emmi, and their cats Gracie and Ollie. Top hobby for Dr.Paul is growing orchids and trying to get them to re-bloom.
Lynne Ogurcak has always had a passion for all things medicine. She has worked in the human medical field for 25 years. Now she is very excited to join our veterinary team, combining her love of animals with her medical interests. You will see her always smiling face greeting you at the front desk or will recognize her friendly voice on the phone. Lynne will also be assisting the technicians and doctors in the care of all of your pets’ needs.
Lynne lives in Unionville with her husband Tom and their two children, Jason and Katie. They are surrounded by their furry kids, kitty cats Meeko, Cookie, and Kiwi, and their dog Maggie.
Ashley Forsythe brings to Pocopson Veterinary Station eight years of veterinary hospital experience. She grew up and went to school in Chester County, and still calls Chester County her home. Ashley feels very fortunate to be working in a field for which she has such a passion! This will be one of the first things you notice along with her infectious smile as you walk through the front door. She resides in Thorndale with her husband and their daughter Ava, and baby boy Adam. They also share their home with four pets- Joey, a yellow lab mix; Phoebe, a German Sheppard mix; and two cats- Chandler and Allie. Ashley has become a mom to all of her pets, who were strays, and she fell in love with them right away. They are lucky to have found a great home and we are lucky to have Ashley as part of our team.
Michele Patterson brings a solid ten years of veterinary medicine experience to Pocopson Vet Station, including eight years managing a practice. Michele also has extensive experience in emergency medicine. She is a graduate of Penn State with a BS in Health Care Administration. Michele and her husband live in Phoenixville with their two dogs, Kiley and Yemi. Kiley is a Siberian Husky they adopted from McPaw Rescue, and Yemi is a Havanese who was a cruelty case of the Chester County SPCA until recently adopted by Michele and her husband.
Faith grew up in England and Connecticut. After graduating from the University of Hartford with a BA in Environmental Policy, she moved to San Diego in 2002. There she attended the Animal Health Technology Program at San Diego Mesa College and subsequently worked in a four-doctor practice for 8 years. She relocated to Pennsylvania in 2013 to be closer to her family. When not at work she enjoys yoga, running, cooking and hiking with her best friend and pet (dog), Sherman
Jen Plymyer is a certified veterinary technician who comes to Pocopson Veterinary Station with 8 years of experience, the last 4 of which were spent working in emergency medicine. She is a 2008 graduate of the Veterinary Technician program at Harcum College. Jen grew up in North Wilmington where she currently resides with her husband and a menagerie of rescue dogs, cats, and many other scaled, feathered and furry pets.
Sue Lawrence adds her personality and veterinary experience of over 20 years at Pocopson Vet Station. Her knowledge of the clients and more importantly the patients, is one of the highlights of having her as part of our team. Sue graduated from Harcum in 1992 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Sue currently resides in Downingtown with her daughter where they share space with their two English Bulldogs, Beefy and Dora; three cats – Darla, Rosie, and T.J.; a guinea pig; and three gold fish. Luckily her other pet, her horse Roscoe (who is also her hobby), has separate living quarters.
Melinda Wallace is originally from Landenberg. She is a local girl, having graduated from Kennett High School and Harcum College. She has been a certified Technician since 1992 and brings over 20 years of experience to Pocopson Vet Station. Melinda has had a love for animals since she was a child playing on her grandparents’ farm. She resides in Kennett Square with her 2 cats Derby and Higgens.