Meet the team!
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Dr. Phil Zeltzman – Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Zeltzman is a board-certified surgeon and award winning writer. He has been a veterinarian since 1993 and considers himself a life-long student and is always looking for ways to improve patient care and surgical techniques. He specializes in orthopedic, soft tissue, cancer, and neurologic surgeries. For each patient Dr. Zeltzman creates a detailed post-operative physical therapy and pain management plan.

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Janelle Hall – Veterinary Technician

Janelle comes to Liberty Veterinary Clinic with almost 20 years of experience as a veterinary technician. She has extensive experience in general practice, emergency, and critical care, and has managed multiple veterinary hospitals. Breeding and whelping are also a special interest of hers. Janelle shares her home with her 12 year old son, 5 dogs, one African Grey, and a rotating crew of foster dogs. She spends much of her spare time volunteering for Heaven Sent Bulldog Rescue and French Bulldog Rescue.

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Beth Witherite – Veterinary Technician

Beth has worked as a veterinary technician for over 20 years. Her passion is for surgery and anesthesia. In 2012 Beth achieved her veterinary certification as a surgical nurse, one of the highest levels a veterinary nurse can achieve. Beth lives with her husband, three beautiful children, and her two pit bulls, Hercules and Venus.

Lisa Matthews - Veterinary Technician
Lisa Matthews – Veterinary Technician

Lisa, who comes from a military family, grew up in many different parts of the country. She knew ever since she was a small child that she wanted to work with animals She most recently moved from Florida, where she took care of the animals on her mother’s farm. Lisa currently resides in Roxborough and has extensive experience in general practice and emergency and critical care medicine. In her free time she enjoys spending time with husband, son, and Siamese cat Moto.

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Bingo – Liberty Vet Mascot

Bingo is a 4 year old English Bull dog who was born and raised on the streets of Philadelphia. He left home at an early age to strike out on his own. Bingo tried out various careers before coming to Liberty Veterinary Clinic. He worked as a stand up comedian, security guard, and a decoy dog for a K-9 unit; but those jobs never felt quite right for Bingo. He found his true calling in life when he became a mascot for Liberty Veterinary Clinic. On a typical day you may find Bingo greeting clients, answering the phone, comforting scared patients, or entertaining children. Bingo loves to meet new people so look out for him the next time you come to Liberty Veterinary Clinic.

Cindy Escobedo – Veterinary Technician

Cindy grew up in Chestnut Hill and stayed local for her education. She went to school at Temple University and then became a licensed veterinary technician at Manor College. Growing up she loved to take care of all the family pets so a career in veterinary nursing was a perfect fit for her. Cindy has two adorable and lovely Chihuahuas, Bambi and Pinky.

Josie Baxt – Veterinary Technician

Josie grew up in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia and moved to Roxborough 9 years ago. She has always loved animals and grew up with a menagerie of animals in her family. She currently attends Manor College in the veterinary technician program. Josie runs a Girl Scout Troop in Fairmount and shares her home with Rusty, the Standard Poodle, Marshmallow, the Bichon Frise, and Tiki, the Leopard Tortoise.

Ashlei Tinsley – Veterinary Technician

Ashlei is a native of Philadelphia. Though she works as a veterinary technician she is currently a student at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School to be come a veterinarian. When she is not studying she enjoys cooking, watching Netflix, and spending time with her two adorable dogs, Wyatt and Winston.