Dr. Keith Harvey

founded what is now Butler Veterinary Associates and Emergency Center in 1992. He is a 1985 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and a 1989 graduate of Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. His areas of interest include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, ultrasound and radiology.  Dr Harvey grew up on a dairy farm in Sarver and has a hobby beef farm near Butler that his wife and six children and step-children help tend.  They raise Angus cattle and show them at local fairs.  His other hobbies are fishing and watching football-Steelers and Nittany Lions, of course.

Dr. Amy Wilson

has been an associate veterinarian with Butler Veterinary Associates since 1999 and co-owner since 2003. She received her undergraduate degree from Penn State and her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Wilson lives in a nearby community with her husband, numerous pets including dogs, cats and birds. She spends her spare time gardening, traveling and spoiling her niece and nephews. Dr. Wilson has an interest in behavior and is involved in our puppy class development.

Dr. Kimberly Berry

Dr.Kimberly Berry has been an associate veterinarian with Butler Veterinary Associates since 2002 but has been a practicing veterinarian since 1990. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University [2]. Dr. Berry lives in a nearby rural community with her Standard Poodle and Greyhound. She also has 3 horses in the barn along with her many purebred rabbits, ducks, and chickens. In her spare time, she shows her dogs and rabbits at nearby shows (and some not-so-nearby shows!). She also enjoys gardening and crocheting items for the veterans. Dr. Berry’s clinical interests include behavior, pocket pets, dentistry, and surgery.

Dr. Jennifer Kennedy

JenniferRobinsonDr. Kennedy graduated from Allegheny College in 2009 with a double major in Biology and Chemistry and a minor in Psychology.  She continued her education at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine graduating in April of 2014.  Dr. Kennedy started with us in May of 2014. Her interests include Emergency Medicine and Surgery, Critical Care, and Internal Medicine.  Dr. Kennedy returned to her hometown after graduation where she lives with her husband, AJ, her son, Jake, dog Axel, and a whole host of animals on her farm.

 Dr. Kate Boatright

Dr. BoatrightKATE BOATRIGHT joined the BVA team in the spring of 2016. She graduated from Hiram College in 2009 with a B.A. in Neuroscience and minors in Writing and Biology. She graduated in 2013 from the University of Pennsylvania Vet School with her VMD. Dr. Boatright is actively involved in the veterinary community at large as a freelance writer for veterinary publications and a board member for both the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) and Northwest Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (NWPVMA). In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, cross stitch, and watching movies with her husband and 3 cats. Dr. Boatright’s clinical interests include internal medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, and neurology.


 Dr. Nicole Palumbo

Dr. Nicole Palumbo is a 2012 graduate from University of Illinois Veterinary College. She is originally from the south side of Chicago where she chose to move to Northwest Pennsylvania for her first job out of veterinary school. Nicole fell in love with Pittsburgh. She works with small animals, exotics, and also volunteers her time at the local wildlife rescue. She regularly performs surgeries and exams on the many raptors that are admitted to the facility. She hopes to focus more time on wildlife medicine. She also growing her specialization in feline medicine. Nicole has way too many cats and 3 dogs. She likes to spend her time reading, decorating, and exploring restaurants with her husband. 

Dr. Scherer

Dr. Scherer is ecstatic to be back in Western PA to begin her veterinary career. Her fondest childhood memories include spending time at the barn, participating in Pony Club events, and bottle-feeding stray kittens. She attended Allegheny College where she volunteered on a Jersey cow farm and shadowed at a local mixed animal practice. Dr. Scherer completed her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania along with a business certification from the Veterinary Business Management Association. Her veterinary interests include preventative medicine, surgery, dentistry, and behavior. Dr. Scherer resides in Mars, PA with her spirited Pitbull mix, Luca. She enjoys running, cooking, gardening, horse-back riding, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.