Meet our Doctors
From left to right: Front Row—Dr. Dora Connelly, Dr. Judith Shekmar, Dr. Felicia Hayes Back Row—Dr. Brian Orr, Dr. Steve West
Not Appearing in this Photo: Dr. Judith Greenamyer, Dr. Gina Chambers, Dr. Mike Miller
Dr. Judith Shekmar, Veterinarian and Owner
Dr. Judy Shekmar is a Rosemont College alumna and also a University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School graduate. She has owned and operated Bryn Mawr Veterinary Hospital since 1979 and has proudly watched the practice grow and enlarge to its present modern and technologically advanced state.
Doctor Shekmar is a lifelong resident of Rosemont and shares her home with two collies named Jackson and Cody, and three cats, Merlin, Johnny and Ellie. She also enjoys caring for and riding her horses, Vonna and Hugo, as well as fly fishing, skiing and traveling whenever and wherever possible.
Did you know: Dr. Shekmar has a passion for cooking!
Dr. Felicia Hayes, Veterinarian
Dr. Hayes received her veterinary degree in 2004 from Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was born and raised in Springfield PA, and received her bachelors degree from the University of Scranton and a masters degree from the Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Hayes has been at Bryn Mawr Veterinary Hospital since 2009 and has special interests in cardiology, neurology, and behavior. Felicia loves the outdoors, gardening, and has particular interests in oil painting.
Dr. Judith Greenamyer, Veterinarian
Dr. Greenamyer earned her MS in Cell Physiology from the University of California, Davis in 1987. She received her veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 1972. Dr. Greenamyer was also involved in the US Air Force (Veterinary Corps, then Biomedical Sciences Corps) from 1975-1988 when she resigned with the grade of Major. Dr. Greenamyer joined our team as a part time Veterinarian in 1988. Although she enjoys working with dogs, her first love is feline medicine.
Dr. Greenamyer has been fully employed at West Chester University, Department of Biology, since 1988 and still enjoys teaching.
When Judy is not working she enjoys her down time at home with her cat, Roxy. Judy also enjoys reading mysteries and historic fiction books.
Did you Know: Judy has played 2nd violin in Immaculate Symphony for the past 20 years.
Dr. Steve West, Veterinarian
Dr. West earned his BS in Molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1990 and his Doctorate in Molecular Genetics from Princeton University in 1997. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. West joined Bryn Mawr Veterinary Hospital in August 2010. He has a particular interest in internal medicine and dentistry.
Steve and his wife, Julie, live near Flourtown with their two young children, Ethan and Paige. They have two pets, Buster, a young Plott Hound mix from South Carolina and a cat, Mickey, who tolerates Buster with surprising patience.
Julie and Steve enjoy all manner of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, biking, and running.
Did you Know: Steve has had a passion for playing ice hockey, which he has been doing for several years now.
Dr. Brian Orr, Veterinarian
Originally from a small cattle farm in rural western Pennsylvania, Dr. Brian Orr graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001 with a Honors BS in Animal Bioscience. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with his VMD in 2005. Dr. Orr especially enjoys internal medicine and soft tissue surgery, but also has experience in emergency medicine. He and his family, which includes Arrow, a domestic short hair cat, live in Gladwyne, and his non-veterinary interests include hiking, fishing and back-yard birding.
Dr. Dora Connelly, Veterinarian
Dr. Connelly earned her BS in Biology from Georgetown University in 1996, and her veterinary degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She has worked in emergency medicine and general practice for the past 12 years and has special interest in cardiology, immune mediated disease, and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Connelly resides in Delaware County with her two children. They have two dogs, Basil Exposition, a geriatric beagle, and Scott Evil, a young cocker spaniel. Dr. Connelly enjoys figure skating, cardio kickboxing, and sampling Philly’s many wonderful restaurants.
Dr. Gina Chambers, Veterinarian
Dr. Chambers received her veterinary degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She is originally from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and has lived in PA since 2012. Dr. Chambers is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture and therapy. She also has interests in senior care, pain management and internal medicine.
Dr. Chambers and her husband Robb live in Berwyn with their two young children and two Labrador Retrievers, Mac and Charlie.
Dr. Mike Miller, Visiting Cardiologist
Dr. Miller received his BS from Florida State University in 1972 and his MS in cardiac electrophysiology from Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. He went on to receive his VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. He is a diplomat of The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, receiving his certification in 1985 and recertified in 1995 & 2005.
Dr. Miller is married with four children. In his spare time he enjoys golfing.