Animal Hospital of Chester County

Welcome to the Animal Hospital of Chester County

Our Doctors

Dr. Jones

Lauren Jones, VMD

Dr. Jones is the proud owner of AHCC.  She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, and began her career as an associate veterinarian at Country Companion Animal Hospital in Morgantown, PA.  In 2015, she purchased Country Companion from its original owners.  In 2017, she purchased the Animal Hospital of Chester County from Dr. Erlichman.  Dr. Jones provides medical and surgical services for dogs, cats, and exotic pets including rabbits, ferrets, pocket pets, reptiles, and amphibians. She especially enjoys reproduction and pediatrics, ultrasonography, and dentistry in addition to general medicine and surgery.   She resides in Glenmoore with her husband, Jack, three children, Jack Jr., Charlotte, and Griffin, and her two pugs (Jaz and Ace), a french bulldog (Lola), and two cats (Chevy and Simone).  As the owner of the Animal Hospital of Chester County, Dr. Jones is proud to carry on the tradition of kind, compassionate care established by Dr. Erlichman, Dr. Shea, and the excellent team at AHCC.

Dr. Shea

Maribeth Shea, DVM

Dr. Maribeth Shea graduated from Purdue University in 1993.  After practicing in Chester Springs for 11 years, she joined AHCC in 2004.  Her practice is limited to dogs and cats.  Dr. Shea enjoys working closely with her patients and their families throughout all life stages.  She has particular interest in helping older patients maintain dignity and a good quality of life.  Outside of work, Dr. Shea enjoys traveling, hiking, soccer, movies and reading.  She is kept busy by her husband Marco, and three children, Caelan, Aine' and Sidra.  Rounding out her house are her rescued dog Piper, and a cat named White Sox.  Dr. Shea is a member of AVMA, PVMA, and the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.

Kristen Conniff-Rafalko, VMD

Dr. Kristen Conniff-Rafalko joined the AHCC team in October 2018. Dr. Conniff-Rafalko is a Pennsylvania native, born and raised in Scranton. She first trained as an illustrator and spent several years as a working artist before making the transition to veterinary medicine. She earned her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 and completed a one-year rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware before joining the AHCC family as a general practitioner. Her special interests include surgery, dentistry, and emergency medicine. When she's not busy caring for your furry family members, Dr. Conniff enjoys indoor gardening, hiking, and spending time with her husband and Shetland sheepdog, Shamrock. 

Toby Erlichman, VMD

Dr. Toby Erlichman graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. From 1998 to 2017, Dr. Erlichman was the owner of AHCC, developing longstanding professional and personal relationships with our many clients through her dedication to providing outstanding care.  She will remain with AHCC, and continue to pursue her professional interests in small animal care, along with providing specialized attention to small mammals and birds. She is extremely skilled in avian and small mammal medicine and surgery, and enjoys working with wildlife, as well as pets. Dr. Erlichman is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. After serving for over twelve years, Dr. Erlichman serves on  the Board of Directors of the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America, and is co-chair of their Health Committee.  She shares her home with 3 Bernese Mountain Dogs.  Her son Matthew attends medical school.

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