Berwyn Veterinary Center

PO Box 123
Berwyn, PA 19312


"Medicine should be practiced as a form of friendship." - L. Bernard


The Staff of Berwyn Vet Center 

Leah L. Whipple, VMD, CVA

Dr. Whipple left her home in the Boston area to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  She joined a multi-doctor practice on the Main Line after graduation.  In 1987 she established the Berwyn Veterinary Center in Berwyn Pa.  She became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 1998 and has been following her interest in alternative medicine since then.  When she is not at work she is feeding her passion for opera and tending her herb garden. 

Kristine Stellato, VMD

Kristine received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, but her path to vet school is quite circuitous.  After completing her undergraduate studies from The University of Rochester with a music degree and biology minor, Kristine moved to New York City to continue her studies in musical theater.  Music business burnout led Kristine to an Upper West Side small animal hospital where she had the pleasure of meeting Regis' cat and Kathleen Turner's boxer.  With a desire to learn more about canine behavior, she moved to Texas and received certification in training and behavior from Triple Crown Academy.  Kristine then moved back to her home town in Pennsylvania where she developed her dog training business, The Constant Canine, and eventually returned to graduate school.  Kristine enjoys behavior, dentistry, and integrative medicine, and is thrilled to be joining the team at BVC!  In her spare time, Kristine can be found in the violin section of the Immaculata Symphony Orchestra, skiing, and playing with her Australian Cattle Dog, Alfie, or her orange cat, Bari.  



Kim Caiola, CVT

Kim was born and raised in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Lower Merion High School, she earned her degree in Veterinary Technology from Harcum College. She joined the staff at Berwyn Veterinary Center in 1994. She is the head technician and the doctor's main assistant in surgery. Outside of work, Kim enjoys running, competing in triathlons, spending time with her dogs, cats, and chickens!



Emma Menapace

Emma has worked at Berwyn Veterinary Center for 8 years. She is currently the Therapy Laser Technician and Office Manager. She thoroughly enjoys laser therapy and seeing the difference it makes in arthritic patients.  In her spare time she enjoys gardening and taking care of her cats and ducks! 



Kris Pasto, CVT

Kris started working for Berwyn Veterinary Center as a volunteer in 2001 and is now a certified veterinary technician. She studied animal science at the University of Delaware and obtained her CVT degree from Harcum College.  She shares her apartment with her cat, Rory.  Kris enjoys hiking, seeing live music, and her newest hobby, container gardening! 



Heather Nelton

Heather is the newest member of the vet tech team at Berwyn Vet.  She is a recent graduate of the vet tech program at Harcum College and is excited to be part of a great team of animal caregivers!  She grew up in Malvern and shares her home with her cat, dog, and two rabbits.  She loves to spend her free time doing just about anything outside, hiking, biking, kayaking, gardening and camping!



Omi is a beautiful cat who came to us as a very sick kitten.  He enjoyed it here so much he never left!