1620 New Schuylkill Rd. | Pottstown, PA 19465 610.323.9454

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Welcome to
Coventry Animal Hospital

Veterinary care provider to northern Chester County and the surrounding tri-county area.

Meet Our Veterinarians

Darrell M. Hoffman, VMD

Darrell M. Hoffman, VMD

Darrell Hoffman, VMD is originally from Dauphin County, PA. He graduated from Penn State University where he was a member of the Alpha Zeta Agricultural fraternity. In 1967 he received his Veterinary Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Soon after, Doc Hoffman spent two years in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps where he was stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and then in Saigon and Phu Loi, Vietnam. Doc Hoffman opened Ludwigs Corner Veterinary Hospital in the basement of his first home here in Chester Springs in 1972. Doc Hoffman is an extraordinary surgeon. Now grandparents of three boys, Doc and his wife Anne live in Chester Springs with their two cats, Babs and Maddie, two turtles, and their African gray parrot named Poco. Though he is semi-retired at this time, after a long career of helping animals, Doc still sees appointments one day a week at each of our two hospitals, and does surgery one day a week at Ludwigs Corner.

Dr. Maria Triana, DVM

Dr. Maria Triana, DVM

Dr. Maria Triana, DVM grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She did an internship at Michigan State and earned her Veterinary Degree from Cornell University. She has been a wonderful addition to our team since 2017, and enjoys internal medicine and has a passion for dermatology. Dr. Triana is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. She has a senior mixed breed dog named Abby, and also shares her home with her husband and two sons. In her off time, she finds gardening and weeding therapeutic and loves to spend time with her family.

Gillian R. Harclerode, VMD

Gillian R. Harclerode, VMD

Gillian Harclerode, VMD completed her undergraduate degree at St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA in 1990 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. After college she pursued a career in genetic research at Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. After working at Lums Pond Animal Hospital in DE, Dr. Harclerode joined our staff in August 2009 and practices at both our Ludwigs Corner and Coventry locations. She resides in Exton with her husband Aaron, son Dominic, and daughter Isabella. Currently they share their home with a Bernese Mountain Dog named Meeka. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, snowboarding, listening to music, and attending concerts.

Jamie L. Gardner, DVM

Jamie L. Gardner, DVM

"I graduated and received my veterinary degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 2003.  I grew up in Malvern, Pennsylvania and completed my undergraduate degree at Purdue University.  Upon graduation from veterinary school, I returned to the area I was raised and became an associate veterinarian for Ludwigs Corner Veterinary Hospital.  In 2009, I became a partner in the practice that I had been a happy and dedicated member since graduation.  I spend most of my time at our other hospital Coventry Animal Hospital since its establishment in 2006.  I enjoy working as a team member in a friendly and supportive environment, where I have the opportunity to develop long term relationships with clients and care for their animals.  

When I am not at the animal hospital, I am kept busy with my two children, husband, and all of our activities.   Our dog Jackson and our two cats Porter and Pierce complete our family.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, exercising, cooking, and traveling (especially to the beach or any place warm).  My professional interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and dentistry amongst others.  I truly enjoy helping my patients enjoy the best quality of life with all of the available surgical, medical, and wellness recommendations.  I am passionate about preventative care and feel the more pro-active we are with our pet family members, the happier and healthier they will be."

Jeanne Neylon-Dudas, VMD

Jeanne Neylon-Dudas, VMD

"I grew up in New Jersey and completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at Loyola College in Maryland. After Spending three years working on a dairy farm studying ruminant(cow) nutrition and receiving an MS in Animal Nutrition, I continued my education at the University of Pennsylvania Schooll of Veterinary Medicine. In 2006 I received my VMD.

Before joining Ludwigs Corner Veterinary Hospital and Coventry Animal Hospital in 2013, I worked in small animal practices in Downingtown and Coatesville. My professional interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, ultrasound and nutrition.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Duane, and our children, Daniel and Kaitlyn, who keep us forever entertained and very busy. We also enjoy sharing our lives with our very energetic Doberman named Elsa."

Jenny Nichols , VMD

Jenny Nichols , VMD

Jenny Nichols, VMD is a North Carolina native from the small town of Thomasville.  She attended North Carolina State University for both undergraduate and veterinary school and is an avid Wolfpack fan.  For 16 years, Dr. Nichols enjoyed using her veterinary skills to help families and their pets in Cary and Durham North Carolina.  In the summer of 2015 she relocated to Chester County with her husband, Jason, and 2 daughters, Natalie and Sabrina.  In her free time, she enjoys spoiling their two rescued pets, Penny, a hound mix, and Pickles, an orange tabby cat, cheering for Carolina Hurricanes hockey, and if she finds time, drawing and painting.  Dr. Nichols joined the Coventry and Ludwig's Corner team in September 2015.

Peter S. Levin, VMD

Peter S. Levin, VMD

I graduated From Brandeis University in Massachusetts in 1988. In 1994, I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. During my senior year at Penn I won the Hills Award for Dietary Management of Diseases in Companion Animals.

My professional interests include wellness care, general and orthopedic surgery, dietary and internal medicine. I am a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.

I take pride in the excellent care and service Ludwigs and Coventry provide to our Chester County friends and their pets. It is my hope that our clients feel this pride and compassion every time they walk through our doors.

When not busy at Ludwigs Corner Veterinary Hospital or Coventry Animal Hospital I enjoy spending time with wife and two sons. We enjoy going to the theater, traveling and eating out at fun and different restaurants.

I am also a huge Phillies, Eagles, Sixers and Flyers fan!

Richard D. Marchetti, VMD

Richard D. Marchetti, VMD

Richard D. Marchetti, VMD has been with the practice since 1996 – first as an assistant while in veterinary school, then as a full-time veterinarian since 1999. Dr. Marchetti grew up in the area and remembers bringing dogs to see Dr. Hoffman at the original Black Horse Road location. He completed his undergraduate degree in biology at Houghton College and his veterinary medicine degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Marchetti is PennHip certified (PennHip is a hip evaluation system designed to evaluate and maybe someday eradicate hip dysplasia in dogs). He lives in East Coventry Township with his wife Connie, their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Emma and Duke, and their black Labrador Retriever, Layla. Dr. Marchetti sees appointments at both of our hospital locations and does house-calls for your convenience.

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