When it comes to the health and happiness of your pet, settle for nothing but the best. That's why you should choose Animal Hospital of West Manheim for your veterinary needs. Our veterinarians and veterinary technicians were educated at the nation's top schools and offer a wide range of expertise, enabling us to provide your pet with the most comprehensive treatment possible.


Dr. Thomas J. Lyons, VMD


Dr. Lyons is a 1991 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He is owner and  full-time veterinarian at Animal Hospital of West Manheim. He has a special interest in general surgery and select orthopedic surgeries, such as ACL repairs. Dr. Lyons has two Boxer dogs (Murphy and Porter), a Boxer-mix rescue from North Carolina (Baby), as well as two rescue cats (Tommy and Buddy). When he isn't working, he's hiking with his dogs and fiancée Christa or riding his bike.

Dr. Lyons, Porter, Murphy, and Christa after a long hike.

Christa works under Dr. Lyons as his Business Manager.











Dr. Dwayne J. Albin, DVM



Dr. Albin is a full-time veterinarian at Animal Hospital of West Manheim. Dr. Albin graduated with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude) from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and dentals. He is dedicated to staying current with the lastest advances in Veterinary Medicine. He was born and raised in Hanover, graduated from Southwestern High School, and currently resides in his hometown with his wife and two daughters. Dr. Albin has a Dachshund/Jack Russell mix named Toby, as well as four cats, ducks, and chickens. When he isn't working he enjoys spending time with his family and running. 






Dr. Gerald Applefeld, VMD


Dr. Applefeld is a 1983 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He currently works as a fill-in veterinarian at Animal Hospital of West Manheim. He is a proud veteran of the US Air Force. 




Brandy, Head Receptionist

Brandy has been with Animal Hospital of West Manheim for 17 years! She is known for her friendly demeanor and smile. She enjoys meeting all of our clients and furry patients, and keeping the office clean and organized. 



Denise has been one of our Saturday receptionists for 17 years. She enjoys meeting our clients.



Linda is our part-time receptionist. She loves animals and has dogs, goats and horses on her farm. She is also passionate about DockDogs competitions.





Technicians and Assistants

Juliana and her spunky Shih Tzu Dallas


Juliana graduated from YTI Veterinary Technician program. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician and works full-time. In order to get her license she had to pass a comprehensive exam, and to maintain her license she goes to continuing education classes, which keep her up-to-date on different topics in her field. Her special interests include assiting with surgery, caring for hospitalized animals, and client education.

Jessica, her beautiful kitty Kiara, and her handsome Pomeranian Rafiki.


Jessica has 7 years experience as a veterinary assistant. She graduated from The Veterinary Assistant program at Carrol County Community College.  She enjoys all aspects of her career, especially assisting with surgery and dentals. She works full-time at AHWM. At home she has a rescue kitty, Kiara, and her rescue pup, Rafiki. 



Ruth is a Veterinary Assistant with 16 years experience. Ruth always knew that she wanted to work with animals, she considers working with animals her lifelong passion. She enjoys helping clients keep their pets healthy and happy, and has a special interest in client education, phlebotomy and lab work.

Susan and her beloved King Charles Cavalier Juniper


Has been with us for 9 years and works as a Veterinary Assistant. She also helps with some administrative duties. Her special interests include assisting with dentals and surgery. 

Pat and her pretty Sheltland Sheepdog Bonnie


Patricia Has been with us for 12 years and works as a Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys helping with inventory control and product ordering.

Daney and her sweet Yorkie Bay


Daney used to be one of our full-time Veterinary Assistants, she now works as needed for us. 

Her special interests include assisting with surgery, dentals, and venipuncture. She also helps an animal rescue by personally transporting those in need for medical care or surgery, and providing their aftercare as well.  

Sarah and a rescue kitten she helped care for


Sarah works as both a Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist.


Animal Hospital of 

West Manheim

2234 Baltimore Pike

Hanover, PA 17331







Hours of Operation

Monday: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM 

Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM 

Thursday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM






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