Oxford Veterinary Hospital - Oxford, PA - Our Doctors
Carl E. Mease, VMD is the owner, founder and supervising veterinarian at the Oxford Veterinary Hospital. While growing up in rural Lancaster County,Pennsylvania, he always had a special attachment to animals. After receiving an undergraduate degree in zoology from Penn State University, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1976, establishing the Oxford Veterinary Hospital in 1979. He has since been dedicated to providing affordable quality care customized to the individual needs of his patients and their owners.
Dr. Mease enjoys his chosen career because he understands and shares the bond between people and pets that clients bring to the clinic every day. (Happiness is a wagging tail or purr.) He is interested in all facets of small animal veterinary medicine and surgery with special interest in modern veterinary dentistry, stifle surgery, allergy related ear disease, and internal medicine. He attends continuing education meetings frequently and sets high goals for himself and his staff in order to deliver the service and care his clients and patients deserve.
Dr. Mease lives in Lincoln University with his wife, Lesley, with whom he shares his love of animals and nature travel. Dr Mease has two sons who he is very proud of. Sam in a medical doctor in an orthopedic residency, while Zach is finishing his studies to earn and Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
When not providing care to small animals, Dr. Mease enjoys caring for a menagerie of animals at his home which includes dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and a parrot. For many years, Dr Mease has ridden to hounds as a whipper-in with the Riverhills Foxhounds and volunteered as an outrider at the local steeplechase and hunt meets. He enjoys many other outdoor activity such as gardening, birdwatching, wildlife photography, bicycling, canoeing, scuba diving, and hiking-anything that keeps him close to nature.
Heidi Stanley Gaultney, DVM graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in 1985. She did her undergraduate work at Purdue also since that is her hometown. She joined Oxford Veterinary Hospital in 2007. She decided she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was 12 years old and never wavered from that.
She enjoys all aspects of private practice because she loves the variety each day brings. Her special interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, pain management and dentistry. She believes client education is a big part of good veterinary care. She recognizes the need to partner with pet owners in decisions about their pet’s veterinary care.
Dr. Gaultney moved here from Indiana in 1992 with her husband, Larry and children. They have three children. Their son Peter is married and is a senior software engineer in Nashville, Tennessee. Their second child, Wendy, is also married and is working on her PhD in pediatric clinical psychology at UMBC. Their youngest, Cecilia, is about to graduate with a BS at Drexel University, also in psychology.
Dr. Gaultney enjoys gardening, hiking, traveling and many outdoor activities. She enjoys finding delicious and healthy ways to serve all the fresh produce from their vegetable garden and many fruit trees. She also enjoys any opportunity to practice her language skills in Portuguese, Spanish and French. She tries to keep up with national and international news and she is passionate about justice, peace and stewardship of the environment. She and her husband are active members of Elkton United Methodist Church where she teaches an adult Sunday school class.
Victoria Kabakjian, D.V.M. grew up in Chester County where her desire to be a veterinarian stemmed while spending many hours caring for animals on her family's small farm. She received her undergraduate degree in Large Animal Science from Delaware Valley College, and then graduated from Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She enjoys not only helping and working with her patients, but their owners as well. She says "when pets lead happy and healthy lives, their owners lives are equally enriched."
Her special interests of small animal medicine include dentistry, behavior medicine, pain management, preventative medicine, and educating clients about their pets needs.
Dr. Kabakjian and her husband, Paul, grew up in this area and are happy to continue to live here with their 3 small children, Caris, Isaac, and Abel. She enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, going to local parks, hiking, and dancing for exercise or for fun. She is also an active member of Parkesburg Baptist Church.