Samantha Thompson VMD or “Dr. Sammie,” as she is affectionately known is the owner and chief veterinarian of Pocono Peak Veterinary Center. She moved here from Kingston, England in 1979. She attended Drew University for her undergraduate studies and graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She started her journey working with large animals then her dream of opening up her own small animal practice was realized as Pocono Peak Veterinary Center. Here she shares her extensive knowledge with her staff. She understands that an educated staff can provide quality patient care and excellent customer service.
Dr Sammie believes in raising healthy and socially well-adjusted animals. Her free time is spent training and competing in Field Trials with her dogs, Whitney, Climber, Peak, Payton, Jesse and Justice. She also shares her home with her cats Biner and Ralston.
Dr. Christine Bongiorno joined Pocono Peak Veterinary Center in 2011. Her love of cats and passion for feline medicine and surgery, earned her the name Dr. Purr. She graduated Magna Cum Ladue with a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Delaware in 1994. Dr. Bongiorno obtained her DVM from Purdue University in 1998 and has been in private practice ever since. She currently claims 7 cats, Sahara, Skittles, Legolas, Biscotti, Caipurrinha, Luke and Chewbacca along with 2 dogs, Theo a golden retriever and Egg-roll a shih-tzu, as her furbabies.
Dr. Keer has been practicing veterinary medicine since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He has been a lecturer and instructor, the medical director of a large practice, and a relief veterinarian. He really enjoys small animal internal medicine, clinical pathology, and staff and client education. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Keer Covering our Thursday appointments and providing our patients and clients with excellent medical care. Dr. Keer is a lifelong resident of the Pocono’s where he spends his time with his wife, daughter, and son. He owns one cat named Evey and a Golden Retriever named Pickles. He also enjoys all sports, fitness, travel, and wildlife.