Dr. Rachel Stadler grew up on a farm in a small town in Western Pennsylvania called Slippery Rock. She attended Bucknell University and graduated with honors in cell biology/biochemistry. During her university years, she spent time in Ecuador working with animals in a Tropical Ecology Program in Quito and also working with animals as veterinary assistant in Lewisburg, PA. From these experiences, she discovered medicine and animal care were both passions for her and elected to dedicate herself to veterinary medicine.
She attended the University of Pennsylvania where she worked with both large and small animals. After graduation, she worked in Maine and Western Pennsylvania before settling into a position in Doylestown, PA for three years. After working as an associate with cats and dogs, she decided to further specialize, and she moved to West Chester to work for the advancement of feline medicine and the improvement of feline health care.
Alba is her star kitty who made her official debut on the hospital's business cards. She is often found rejoicing in a sunbeam or wild after a laser pointer. Dr. Stadler and her husband, Paul, and their children, Lucian and Genevieve, now live happily in West Chester with Alba and their dog, Olive.
Dr. Sharon O'Toole is a New England native, born and raised in Worcester, MA. She had many animals growing up and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She received her Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Biology from Mount Holyoke College in Amherst, MA. Dr. O'Toole then went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She was employed as a full-time associate veterinarian in practices in the Pottstown and Downingtown areas before deciding to specialize in feline medicine.
Dr. O'Toole has been working at Chester County Cat Hospital since 2005. She lives in Downingtown with her husband, Scott, and their 4 young children. She and her husband spend most of their free time running here and there to children's activities and occasionally can be found out with her husband's hot air balloon. Dr. O'Toole recently hand raised a litter of 5 kittens with her family and kept (only) 2 of them.
Dr. Connor graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and has been working exclusively with cats ever since. Dr. Connor was born and raised in Lancaster County, PA and he attended Lebanon Valley College earning a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He always wanted to work with animals. In preschool his class took a tour of a veterinary hospital, and he remembers being disappointed when they wouldn't let him watch a surgery. During vet school, he began a cat collection which then naturally led him into feline practice. Those cats were amongst his greatest teachers.
Dr. Connor lives in Phoenixville with his wife April and young son Silas. They share their home with 2 cats and 3 dogs (which he admittedly treats as cats). He maintains a small koi pond and an eclectic garden he and April designed. He also enjoys the challenges of maintaining a small historic home built in the 1870's. Recently Blaine, Silas, and Grandpa Connor have begun to amass an antique model railroad empire.