Geoffrey H. Wright, VMD
Dr. Geoff Wright was raised in Bethlehem in the upstairs of the Wright Veterinary Medical Center along with three brothers. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan Tech University and his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.
Dr. Wright is the Hospital Director.
Robert W. Stewart, VMD
Retired August 2014. Dr. Bob Stewart graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Zoology and received his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1968. He is a past President of the Veterinary Alumni Society. Semi-retired, he is available on a limited basis.
Eileen L. Mera, VMD
Dr. Mera was raised in Bethlehem and worked at Wright Veterinary Medical Center as a student. She received her BS in Animal Bioscience from the Pennsylvania State University and her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986.
Dr. Mera is the Safety Director.
Paula J. Flynn, DVM
Dr. Flynn grew up in Massachusetts and received her BS in Animal Science, MS in Ruminant Nutrition, and DVM from Kansas State University. She spent 2 years in the Peace Corps in Thailand between getting her Bachelors and Masters degrees. When not working, much of Dr.Flynn spends her spare time trying to keep up with her very active daughter.
Dr. Flynn is Director of Human Resources.
Higinio Ortiz, DVM (Bilingual)
Dr. Ortiz grew up in Mexico; he received his Veterinary degree from the University of Tamaulipas in Mexico in 1983. He attended a postgraduate program in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1988, and completed two years of the clinical curriculum in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine (1989 – 1991).
He started working at WVMC in 1991 as an associate veterinarian and became a partner in 1995.
Dr. Ortiz shares his home with his wife and their three children, dog Daisy (an Airdale Terrier), and two cats, Teeka and Fluffy. He enjoys cycling, skiing, hiking, jogging, and doing things with his family.
Dr. Ortiz is our Director of Surgery here at Wright Veterinary Medical Center. As Surgery Director his role is to Maintain and Improve the Surgical Standards here at the hospital.
Clifford F. Wright Jr., VMD
February 19th, 1925 – February 21st, 2007
In Our Hearts Forever
Dr. Wright was raised in Bethlehem and attended Muhlenberg College. He continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and became a Veterinary Doctor in Bethlehem Township in 1949. The Wright Veterinary Hospital began in a renovated barn of his parents’ farm on Wimmer Road in Butztown in 1949. Although the original building has been added on too many times, one of the original stone walls of the barn is still visible in the phone room.
The Hospital started out with only 2 employees, Dr. Wright and his wife Louise, who was and still remains a graduate nurse. Louise assisted Dr. Wright for more than 25 years. The hospital presently employs , 12 Doctors, 4 of which are co-owners.
The hospital maintains the highest standard of excellence and has achieved the highest ranking with the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Clifford Wright was a Chairman of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for more than 18 years.
Dr. Wright once stated: ” I wouldn’t want to be anything else. I have a love for animals. Being a Veterinarian gives me the satisfaction of doing good things for animals. I can always go to bed at night knowing at least that I tried my best.”
Dr. Wright practiced Veterinary Medicine for 58 years, and was lovingly called “Chief” by all of the hospital staff. We all know he did his very best for his patients and clients the same, and we will all continue to provide that same personalized quality of care, that makes this hospital what it is today.
Jennifer Malarchik-Vail, DVM
r. Jennifer Malarchik-Vail grew up in Easton, PA. She spent 5 years in Wisconsin receiving her bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources and Chemistry, during which time she worked for three summers in a large wildlife rehabilitation center. After receiving her DVM from Cornell University in 2008, she has spent time working in both mixed and small animal practice. During her spare time, Dr. Malarchik-Vail loves to spend time in the outdoors gardening,kayaking,hiking,orienteering,and riding her horse, Nell. She also enjoys cooking and relaxing with her husband and two cats, Maya and Ember.
Adrienne Breaux, DVM
Dr. Breaux moved several times in her childhood but primarily lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine was acquired from the North Carolina State University (NCSU). While in college, Dr. Breaux volunteered at the local animal shelter and continues to value shelter work. She focused on feline medicine throughout veterinary school and has a keen interest in feline geriatric medicine, weight management, oncology and behavior. She found another love while at NCSU– turtle medicine–and was the co-president of the NCSU Turtle Rescue Team with her classmate and current colleague, Dr. Jennifer Hendricks.
In her free time Dr. Breaux enjoys spending time with friends, reading her Kindle, and cuddling with her two cats. When weather permits, she loves to walk nature trails and usually ends up looking at animals more than the trail itself. She is a passionate supporter of wildlife and takes and active role in conservation and rehabilitation.
Megan Hull, BVSc
Dr. Hull grew up in Knowlton, NJ and received her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Sydney (Australia). Prior to pursuing her veterinary degree, she spent several years working with animals in various locations around the world. Two of her favorite experiences include studying lemur behavior in Madagascar and rehabilitating infant spider monkeys in Guatemala. In her free time, Dr. Hull enjoys running, hiking, traveling and spending time with her two black cats, Cindell & Wicket.
Katelyn Laury, VMD
Dr. Katelyn Laury grew up in Walnutport, PA. She began working as a veterinary assistant while in high school and then moved to Maryland where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Washington College. Her love of pocket pets grew during her undergraduate years while working with her college’s laboratory rodents. Dr. Laury went on to receive her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. While in vet school, she focused on small animal and exotics medicine which included working with the Darwin Animal Doctors in the Galápagos Islands and internships at the Philadelphia Zoo and Camden Adventure Aquarium. In her spare time, Dr. Laury enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing and spending time with her two-legged and four-legged family members.