Nicole Uranko, DVM
Dr. Nicole Uranko, Chief of Staff, is a graduate of Delaware Valley College, and graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2010. Dr. Uranko has a special passion for feline internal medicine and nutrition. Her interests range from horseback riding, hiking/sports and playing saxophone to big band jazz music! Veterinary medicine has been a dream for Dr. Uranko since she was 4 years old. She feels her partnership with clients is a privilege, and aspires daily to exhibit her passion and enthusiasm in her work.
Patricia McMahon, DVM
Dr. Patricia McMahon grew up in Langhorne, Pennsylvania and received an undergraduate degree from DeSales University in Center Valley, PA in 2011. She received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts in 2015.
Dr. McMahon begins her veterinary career here at Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital. While studying for an undergraduate degree, she also worked here as a kennel attendant and technician assistant. Since she was a young girl, Dr. McMahon has known that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She is passionate about veterinary medicine and wants to serve the community by providing quality medical care to pets, and forming great relationships with clients. She is especially interested in veterinary dentistry, soft tissue surgery and feline medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. McMahon enjoys cooking, Irish dancing and playing piano. She has two cats at home – Gerald and Rusty.
Salvador Galindo, DVM
Dr. Salvador Galindo is a traveling surgical and orthopedic specialist available to Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital clients. He will allow our priority of excellence in client care to remain onsite and in unison with our doctor team that you already know and trust.
Dr. Galindo is originally from the northeastern coast of Vera Cruz, Mexico. He earned his dual bachelor's degree in Biology and Mathematics from the Diaz Miron College. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University Autonomous of Tamaulipas in 1995.
In 1998, after completing a two-year postgraduate training in surgery, Dr. Galindo moved to the United States where he began working at Chicago's largest surgical referral practice. He spent two and a half years at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital School at Purdue University to further his knowledge in small animal medicine and surgery.
Bruce Putchat, VMD
Dr. Bruce Putchat was the founder and spirit of Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital. He was a graduate of both the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, a past president of the Lehigh Valley Veterinary Medical Association, and a board member of the Lehigh Valley Humane Society. Dr. Putchat’s lifelong commitment and love of all animals could be seen and felt through his excitement, dedication and trailblazing impact on our veterinary community for almost 50 years. His work and legacy will continue to live within us all, and his influence and memory will forever be a part of the PVAH family.