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Larkin Veterinary Center

Larkin Veterinary Center

2333 Penn Avenue | West Lawn, PA 19609

Call 484-668-1132
Monday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Evening appointments
  • Saturday appointments
  • New clients welcome
  • High quality medicine and surgery
  • Wellness Packages
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Declawing
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

We are devoted to providing your pet with the highest quality medical and surgical care. We recognize the vulnerability of our patients and we treat each pet as a unique individual. In particular, we understand that you have entrusted your beloved pet to us, and we promise to treat your pet like one of our own, with an added measure of hugs and kind words. We are proud to offer you a team that practices Fear Free Veterinary Visits and is also Cat Friendly certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Whether your companion is a feline, canine, avian, reptile, or exotic, your pet will find the same competent and warm health care team at the Larkin Veterinary Center.

We hope you enjoy your tour! Contact us to learn more. Your pet is our top priority.

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Dr. Nancy Nelson
Dr. Nancy Nelson

Also a Berks County native, Dr. Nelson grew up in Morgantown and received her BS from Ursinus College. She then graduated with a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in1987. After practicing in Delaware for three years, she returned to Berks County where Dr. Nelson’s and Dr. Larkin’s paths crossed as they worked in the same animal hospital.
Prior to joining Larkin Veterinary Center in 1999, Dr. Nelson pursued private practice in Morgantown, developing her special interest in birds, exotic animals, and wildlife, while continuing to provide quality care for cats and dogs. She is a past president of the Mid Atlantic Association of Avian Veterinarians. Dr. Nelson also enjoys canine and feline medicine and surgery.
Dr. Nelson and her husband Mike, also from Berks County, have two children, Christopher and Emily. Her interests include horseback riding, gardening, and spending time with her family and their pets at home.

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Dr. Janelle Torrens, Medical Director
Dr. Janelle Torrens, Medical Director

Originally from Pottstown, Dr. Torrens decided to venture south to pursue her BS in Biology at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. She then moved to the Volunteer state to obtain her DVM from the University of Tennessee. While she appreciated the warmer weather of the south, she decided to move back home to Pennsylvania. Dr. Torrens' most favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include behavior, soft tissue surgery, and geriatric care. She especially enjoys making visits to the vet a stress-free and happy experience for pets and their people alike.

Dr. Torrens has three dogs and two cats. In her spare time, she loves exploring in nature, whether it be running, hiking, or walking her dogs, and spending time with her family.

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Dr. Kay Stelmach Larkin
Dr. Kay Stelmach Larkin

Recently retired, Dr. Kay Stelmach Larkin received a BS in biology from Villanova University. She then earned her VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. After two years in private practice in southern New Hampshire, she returned to Berks County and has been practicing here since that time. You can still find her sometimes filling in shifts at LVC.

She opened Larkin Veterinary Center in 1997, to pursue her special interest in feline medicine and surgery, while maintaining personalized care for her canine patients in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Other areas of interest of Dr. Larkin are dentistry, senior and geriatric medicine, endocrinology, dermatology, and critical care medicine.


Dr. Larkin is recently married to her life partner, David, a retired nuclear reactor operator and nuclear power plant project manager. She has three children, Tom, Jen, and Peter. When not caring for your pets, she enjoys horseback riding, photography, gardening, traveling, fishing and boating, and reading. Dr. Larkin's spare time is often spent on her passion of riding and showing her horse, Kandy. The rest of her family includes her beloved Tibetan Spaniel named Kipley, a very special Singapura cat named Alfie, and her extra large mixed breed cat Gina, and the comical Jack Russell terrier cross, Pomeroy.

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Dr. Cynthia DiBuono
Dr. Cynthia DiBuono

Originally from South Philadelphia, Dr. Cindy DiBuono got her bachelors in biology from La Salle University and went on to the University of Pennsylvania vet school, graduating in 1992. Three years later, she moved to the Reading area and liked it so much that she never left. She enjoys the variety and constant challenges of companion animal practice. From removing rat tumors to diagnosing complex medical problems, to extracting abscessed teeth, you never know what a day will bring.

Music is Dr DiBuono's second passion having played violin since childhood. She is a member of the Reading Philharmonic and the Reading Pops orchestras. She recently married fellow cat person Chris, who plays French horn in the orchestra and is also a doctor (dentist ). They are active in their church worship team and youth group and enjoy playing tennis, biking, and watching Philly sports teams (GO EAGLES!) in their "spare time".

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Dr. Elizabeth Donahoe
Dr. Elizabeth Donahoe

Originally from Glenside, PA, Dr. Donahoe graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a biology major and a minor in science, technology, and society with a focus in medicine in society. She then earned her D.V.M from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She loved being in Kansas but decided to return home to Pennsylvania to be closer to family. She worked at Banfield Pet Hospital of Willow Grove but joined Larkin Veterinary Center after moving to Berks county. Dr. Donahoe’s favorite aspects of small animal practice are preventative care and client education.

Outside of work, Dr. Donahoe enjoys being with family and friends, reading, and traveling. Her favorite novel is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Some of her favorite travels have been to Ireland, South Africa, and Peru. She also enjoyed time in Nicaragua building a school in a rural village. Dr. Donahoe loves her cat Jack Henry.

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