Our caring and compassionate veterinary team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Technicians of Danville Animal Hospital! We are pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 802-684-2284 to speak to one of our veterinary staff members!


Lisa Whitney

Veterinarian/Practice Owner

Dr. Whitney is a 1999 Graduate of Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Vermont and went straight into rural mixed animal practice. In 2003, she began working at Danville Animal Hospital with Dr. Stan Pekala. Dr. Whitney purchased our practice in 2008 upon Dr. Pekala's retirement. She has a special interest in quality wellness care and strengthening the human-animal bond. When she's not working, Dr. Whitney is hiking, biking, horseback riding, gardening, milking goats, and spending time with her family in the great outdoors.

Megan Foy, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Janet Hill


A native Vermonter and former dairy farmer, Janet has been working at Danville Animal Hospital since 2000. Janet keeps our hospital running smoothly on a day-to-day basis- she knows most every client and patient by name! When she isn't working, Janet is enjoying her beautiful gardens, or spending time with family and pets.

Pati Pagels


Pati moved to the NEK from Massachusetts to join our fabulous DAH family! She brings 15 years of technician experience, and is always wearing a smile. Pati currently lives in Danville with her fiancee, their three dogs, two cats, two goats, and gaggle of hens. Pati enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, sitting by a crackling campfire & enjoying the great outdoors.

Julia Mercon

Certified Veterinary Technician

Julia graduated from Vermont Technical College with a BS in Equine Studies & AS in Veterinary Technology. Shortly after, she began working at Danville Animal Hospital. Julia has a special interest in Dental Health. She also handles all social media, technology maintenance, and practice inventory. When she's not working, Julia is horseback riding or making updates to her 1800's Vermont farmhouse with her husband.

Dawn VanDerWerf

Certified Veterinary Technician

Laura Ladds

Associate Veterinarian