Dr. Jessica Stehr
Having grown up on a working farm in central Pennsylvania, Dr. Jessica Stehr has been surrounded by animals and veterinary professionals her entire life. Her parents raised pigs and beef cattle for a living and worked closely with both their local vet as well as the doctors at Cornell University to ensure optimal breeding and disease prevention. This early experience planted a seed in Dr. Jessica, and the rest, as they say, is history!
After completing her B.S in Molecular and Cell Biology, an Honors Degree in Entomology, and M.S. in Genetics at Penn State University, Dr. Jessica headed to veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, she focused on small animal, food animal, and laboratory animal medicine. After graduating, she went into small animal private practice in Philadelphia and also completed an MBA at UPenn’s Wharton School. Following a brief stint in the pharmaceutical industry, she made the journey back to her true love: working in private practice, helping companion animals live their best lives.
When Dr. Jessica and her husband moved to the area in 2009, they began bringing their family pets to Dr. Kramer, who she knew from veterinary school. When she decided to return to clinical practice, she knew immediately that Animal Hospital of Richboro was the place for her! She is delighted to be back to providing direct patient care and meeting new faces. In the coming months, she plans on pursuing certification in veterinary acupuncture for small animals to add to the health and wellness services at AHR.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Jessica resides in Newtown with her husband, Andy, who is also in a healthcare related field. They share their home with two cats who are still learning to get along. Schubert is the strong, silent one who is always looking for a dinner plate to lick, and never met a cardboard box he didn’t love! Ludwig is the newest edition. He sleeps on Dr. Jessica’s pillow (sometimes on her head), races up and down the stairs at warp speed for no apparent reason, and occasionally wipes out, cartoon-style!
In her spare time, Dr. Jessica is an avid container gardener. She currently has >40 pots on her deck and patio, including vegetables, herbs and flowers. Both she and Andy are active in vocal and instrumental music at their church. She also like to cook and try new recipes – so much so that she serves as a volunteer home test cook for Cook’s Illustrated.