Timothy J. Ireland, VMD
Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Dr. Ireland graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. After graduating, Dr. Ireland found a job at Newtown Veterinary Hospital, and then purchased the practice from previous owner Fred Guenther, VMD in 1992. He is passionate about all aspects of veterinary care but finds soft tissue, orthopedic surgery and dentistry to be the most enjoyable.
Outside of the office, Dr. Ireland spends as much time as possible with his wife, Lynda, his son, Timmy II, and his two daughters, Abby and Angelina. Like any family of animal lovers, the Irelands have opened their home to a variety of pets, including Sandy the Golden Retriever, three cats named Puppy, Silver and Inky, and even two cows named Milkshake and Buttercup.
Dr. Ireland served on the board of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, the largest organized group of veterinarians in PA, as VP in 2003, president-elect in 2004, followed by president in 2005.
He is also dedicated to youth sports where he has coached soccer and track and field for more than a decade.
Judith E. Palm, VMD
I was a New York City native who came to this region in 1986 after college. I am a 1990 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and a classmate of Dr. Ireland. I have practiced at a cat only hospital in Philadelphia as well as New York State before returning to this area. I practiced at a veterinary clinic in New Jersey prior to coming to NVH. I currently live in Hatboro with my husband, David, and two cats, Spoof and Little Mister.
Angela Summers, VMD
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. I graduated with honors from the University of Richmond with a B.S. in Biology in 1997 and am a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine class of 2002. I joined the staff in June 2002.
I am especially interested in educating clients about their pet's healthcare. I am also interested in canine behavior and worked in the Behavior Clinic at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania during veterinary school. There I observed that behavior problems in the pet population are very common and can often result in the owner surrendering the pet to a shelter or even euthanasia. I feel that this can often be avoided through proper training and behavior modification as the problems develop.
I live in Langhorne with my husband Danny, our sons Jack, and the twins Sam and Mark, our dog, Casey, and our cat, Sadie.
I started at NVH in June 2008. My position at Newtown Veterinary Hospital allows me the opportunity to practice high quality medicine, build lasting relationships with my patients and their families and raise my own family in a community I love.
Jaaron Graham, DVM
I am from a small town in Western Pennsylvania just north of Pittsburgh. After high school, I attended Tufts University in Massachusetts, spent a year in the UK doing coursework in Biochemistry, and returned to Tufts to complete my undergraduate degree in Biology. I then spent some time doing research in molecular biology before starting at Tufts Veterinary School in 2001.
During veterinary school, I received a military scholarship so after graduating I immediately began military training and assumed the position of a Veterinary Corps Officer (VCO) for the US Army. After serving some time in Virginia and South Korea, I completed my contract with the military and find myself fortunate enough to be working with the doctors and staff of the Newtown Veterinary Hospital.
I definitely look at this as being the "next chapter" in my life and my career as a veterinarian. I look forward to starting the next step here with the pets, clients, and staff in Newtown.
Karen Kohler, DVM
I grew up in suburban Philadelphia. I received my undergraduate degree from Harvard University and my D.V.M. from Purdue University.
I enjoy all aspects of small animal practice, and have a strong interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
I now live in Ringoes, New Jersey, on a dairy farm with my husband, two children, numerous cows, horses, cats and one dog. In my free time I help with the farm work and enjoy cooking and gardening.
Meghan Wood, VMD
I received my degrees in biology and philosophy from Cornell University in 2001. At Cornell, I was a member of the women's polo team and worked in equine behavior research at the veterinary school. Following a one year experience as a substitute teacher, lacrosse coach, and dormitory head at my high school alma mater, Madeira, I started veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2006. I completed a one year general internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in 2007 and a one year emergency and critical care internship at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.
I returned to the Philadelphia area in 2009 to be with my husband, Brian, and to be able to spend more time close to my family in Annapolis, MD. In my spare time, I enjoy boating on the Chesapeake Bay, cooking, playing with my two cats Mally and Bandit, and getting to watch a polo match whenever I can. I am very excited to be a part of the Newtown Veterinary Hospital team.
Debra Collazo, VMD, CVC, CCRT
I grew up on Long Island and pursued my love for animals with a degree in Animal Science from Cornell University. Opportunity then led to a brief career as a professional Thoroughbred jockey in the Mid-Atlantic region. I then attended and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania school of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. I began my early years as a field equine practitioner. My experiences led to a strong interest in Holistic medicine. I completed training for Acupuncture through IVAS in the year 2000. I became certified in Animal Chiropractic through the AVCA in 2003. My continuing quest to truly help animals to feel better has led me to the field of Veterinary Rehabilitation. I became a certified Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapist through the Canine Rehab Institute (CRI) in 2013.
My very supportive family shares my ideals of trying to make a positive impact on the world that we live in. We currently live with and love Amigo, Coco and our newest addition, Pebbles. All are rescues and have given back to us in immeasurable ways.
My experience at NVH has been very rewarding. The staff and doctors are dedicated and talented. I am honored to be part of such a caring and knowledgeable team. I look forward to being part of the continuing and exciting growth that is part of NVH.
Current Professional Associations/Memberships:
Veterinary - AVMA, AAHA
Acupuncture - IVAS, AAVA
Chiropractic - AVCA
Veterinary Rehabilitation - AARV
Jennifer Magilton, VMD (Joining us February 2015)
Dr. Magilton is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania who will be joining Newtown Vet as a full-time doctor in February of 2015. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Magilton comes armed with several years of experience in emergency care that Newtown Vet is eager to put to use.