Dr. John Schrader
Dr. John Schrader grew up in an Army Family and lived in many different places around the United States and the world. Both his father and grandfather were graduates of West Point. He received his undergraduate degree, a BA in English, from the University of Michigan in 1968 with secondary school education certification. He graduated with honors in 1977 from the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After working for 2 years as an associate veterinarian at Kibby Park Animal Hospital in Jackson, Michigan, he moved to Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania and purchased Montgomery Animal Hospital. He is married to Karen, and they have two beautiful, grown daughters, Rebecca and Carolyn. Rebecca is married with two children – Wesley and Josephine. She is also practicing veterinarian and is part of our Montgomery Animal Hospital Team. Carolyn is married and works part time for Montgomery Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician and part time at Lankenau Hospital as a Nuclear Medicine Technician. Dr Schrader spent 4 years in the Army as an officer in the Transportation Corps where he achieved the rank of Captain, flew helicopters and served one tour of duty in Viet Nam. His hobbies include ham radio (call sign W8FJ), digital photography, grilling and enjoying nice bottles of red wine.
Dr. Rebecca Padro
Dr. Rebecca Padro was born in Michigan in the same year that her father graduated from veterinary school. She grew up in Plymouth Meeting with a myriad of pets including dogs, cats, gerbils, horses, fish, lizards, and a snake. As a teenager, her first job was working at Montgomery Animal Hospital in the boarding kennel. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in biopsychology from Boston College, Dr. Padro lived in Portland, Oregon before returning to the East Coast to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Padro has been practicing since 2004 and has worked in Pennsylvania, Manhattan, and New Jersey. She rejoined Montgomery Animal Hospital in February 2016. Dr. Padro loves to travel and has been all over the United States as well as destinations in Europe, Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. She lives in Ambler with her husband, Miguel, and two children, Wesley and Josephine. They currently own a miniature poodle named Chevy.
Dr. Amy Marks
Dr. Amy Marks was born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania. There were always a wide variety of pets in her household as she was growing up, including cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, rabbits, turtles, and birds. She pursued her veterinary passion early in life by working first as a kennel attendant in high school and then as a veterinary assistant through college.
Dr. Marks graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Ursinus College. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked as a small animal veterinarian since her graduation in 2008. She especially enjoys preventative medicine, behavior, dentistry, internal medicine, and endocrinology. Her personal interests include flower gardening, cooking, and travel. She and her husband have 3 rescued cats.
Dr. Louise LaNunziata
Dr. Louise LaNunziata has been practicing small animal medicine in the greater Philadelphia area since 2007. Her professional interests include surgery, orthopedics, and preventative medicine. She attended college at the University of Delaware where she graduated with degrees in animal science and biology. She studied veterinary medicine at Ross University on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and graduated in 2007 after externships at the University of Missouri and University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. LaNunziata grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania with an amazingly supportive family. Her outside interests include Phillies baseball, baking, playing sports, and traveling. When not working, she loves spending time with her husband, two wonderful children, and two awesome cats; a ragdoll named Gizmo and an orange tabby named Zelda.
Dr. Tara Durkin
Dr. Tara Durkin grew up right around the corner in Oreland, PA and used to bring her animals to MAH as a child. This is what inspired her to become a veterinarian! She got her BS in Biology from University of the Sciences in Philly in 2017 and then went on to St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in January of 2021. She has three lovely kitties at home, two boys named Azriel and Cassian, and a girl named Ginger. In her spare time she loves to be out in nature, doing activities like walking through rivers and hunting for rocks. She also loves to read as many books as she can, and work on craft projects for others. She is really looking forward to doing more surgeries, and her favorite thing about Veterinary Medicine is building relationships with her clients and patients and watching them grow!