Meet Our Team
Dr. John Shapira
John started at Straley’s when he was a student at Penn State where he graduated with a degree in Animal Science. He pursued a masters in Animal Nutrition and received that degree from Penn State as well. He completed his veterinary education at the University of Georgia. John’s professional interests include internal medicine, nutrition, and orthopedics — including joint stabilization. He has two daughters, Helen and Rebekah, and a son, Caleb. He resides with his family and partner, Tina, in Walker township. They try to mediate a house of three dogs and a cat. In his free time, Dr. Shapira enjoys baseball, landscaping, and deep sea fishing.
Dr. Alex McFeely
Alex graduated with a B.S. in Animal Bioscience from Penn State in 1991, and graduated with a D.V.M. from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Originally from Kennett Square, PA, Alex enjoyed working as a veterinarian in 6 different states and overseas in Korea as she relocated every few years with her husband, Eugene, an Air Force officer. In the summer of 2013, Alex and her family settled for good in Centre Hall, and are thrilled to be back home in PA. Professionally, her current special interests include behavior and ultrasound imaging, but she loves the wide variety of cases that come in to Straley’s, including preventive medicine, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and geriatric care. Alex loves spending time with her husband and their three boys, Danny, Owen and Ryan, and her two dogs Hoss and Dude. Her Favorite activities include walking, running, cycling, hiking, camping, yard work….anything that gets her outside to enjoy the beautiful PA countryside!
Dr. Jenny Wenrich
Dr. Wenrich graduated with a B.S. in Animal Bioscience from Penn State and went on to complete a M.S. in Developmental Biology at Thomas Jefferson University. She then attended veterinary school at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Wenrich practiced in Beckley, West Virginia for two years. She has been with Straley Veterinary Associates since January 2012. Dr. Wenrich’s professional interests include soft tissue surgery and wound reconstruction.
Dr. Don Anderson
Don Anderson is the newest face at Straley Veterinary Associates. He grew up in northern MD on his family’s dairy and vegetable farm. After pulling a lot of weeds as a kid, it was as a teenager that he fell in love with animals.
After high school, Don attended Virginia Tech receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a minor in Physiology. In 1991 he earned his Veterinary degree from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Don started his veterinary career here in Central PA, liked the area, and has called it home ever since. His professional interests include nutrition, preventative medicine and radiology.
In his free time Don is a passionate wrestling fan, for both Penn State and the local HS boys. He also likes to swim, crab, garden, and support his kids in their many activities.
Don lives with his wife Angela and daughters Jordan and Jillian. A small farmette in Centre Hall is home for them and for some dairy heifers, a 4-H beef steer, lambs, 3 cats and Corgi named Nichol.
Heather Geyer, CVT, CVPM
Kasey Whetstine, CVT