Butler Veterinary Associates and Emergency Center


Dr. Amy Wilson

Dr. Wilson been an associate veterinarian with BVA since 1999. She received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University and her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from University of Missouri-Columbia. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially interesting with clients and their furry children. Dr. Wilson lives 45 minutes away in a rural community with her husband, numerous dogs, cats, a bird and some catfish. She is also often found to have a rescue or two waiting to find forever homes.  She spends her spare time enjoying gardening, traveling the world, and exploring the 80 acres her home is located on. 

Dr. Kimberly Berry

Graduated from Purdue University Veterinary College and has been a practicing veterinarian since 1990. She has been an associate veterinarian at BVA since 2002 and recently became part owner of the practice. Dr. Berry lives in a nearby rural community with a variety of different animals. Her interests include pocket pets, dentistry, and surgery. She can also be seen  bird watching at local parks and hiking trails.

Dr. Jennifer Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She has been an associate veterinarian since 2014 and recently became part owner of BVA. Her interests include Emergency Medicine and surgery, critical care and internal medicine. Dr. Kennedy lives with her husband, two children, and a whole host of animals on her farm.

Dr. Kate Allen

Grew up in Clarion,PA. She completed her undergrad studies at Clarion University and then set off for an adventure to complete her studies  when she attended Massey University in New Zealand. She previously worked a practice in central PA and joined our team mid- 2020. She specializes in joint health and end of life care. She resides in Butler with her husband and furry friends.  

Dr. Julie Compton

Julie attended Lehigh University, graduating in 1996 with a BA in biology. She completed her DVM degree at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, and continued her education by completing a rotating internship at University of Pennsylvania in 2001. Dr. Compton finished a surgical internship in 2002 in Texas, and was accepted into a 4 year residency program at the University of Missouri. There, she completed a Master’s degree in Arthrology and achieved Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2006.   
Residing in western Pennsylvania, Dr. Compton has worked in referral private practices for over 16 years. She was the president of the Western Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association for 2 years, helping to bring the local veterinarians together to provide meaningful continuing education to western Pennsylvania. She has successfully trained multiple rotating interns, surgical interns, and surgical residents during her time in private practice.  She encourages veterinarians to reach out to her for consultation, both formally and informally, to nurture a team approach for mutual patients
Dr. Compton enjoys spending her spare time with her 4 children, 2 dogs, and 3 cats. She has a small hop farm, loves to coach and watch her daughter play softball, watch her son run cross country, and experience the outdoors. Her goal at this point in her career is to work together with clients and their primary veterinarians to provide the personalized surgical expertise and experience owners expect, and their beloved family pets deserve.

Dr. Alexandra Bertin

Dr. Bertin graduated from Ross University and has just started her career at Butler Veterinary. She completed her undergraduate degree at Walsh University, completing a degree in biology with a minor in Spanish for healthcare. Her veterinary interests are surgery, ultrasonography, dentistry, and general practice. Outside the office, she loves baking, reading, and hanging out with family and friends.

Dr. Teresa Fitzgerald

Dr. Fitzgerald is a life-long Western Pennsylvanian. A 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, her entire veterinary career has been in the greater Pittsbugh/Butler area. Interests include general wellness and educating owners on lifelong care of their pets. She lives on a small farmette with several horses, various dogs and cats and occasionally chickens. Her dream is to one day visit the Shire.

Dr. Amber Setzenfand

Dr. Amber Setzenfand  is a graduate from Veterinary school at Lincoln Memorial University in 2022. She has worked at Butler Veterinary Associates thru school for 8 years now , starting as a kennel attendant and then as a receptionist and as a technician. In her free time she enjoys ATV riding with her 3 dogs , and riding horses .  She is excited for dentistry , surgery and emergency care.

Dr. Shannon Simpson

Dr. Shannon Simpson is from the southern Butler County area.  She attended Thiel College for her undergrad studies. She studied Veterinary medicine at both Ross University and the University of Illinois. Her interests are in general practice and exotic animals.  She also has an interest in acupuncture. Dr. Simpson has three cats at home. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting, swimming, canoeing, and fishing.  She also has been spending her time planning her wedding. She will be married in June of 2024.

Dr. Sarah Klaas

Dr. Klaas grew up in Cambridge Springs, PA.  She graduated from Edinboro University in 2017. She went on to further her education at Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2023. Dr. Klaas has always loved animals; she grew up with dogs, cats, and pocket pets. She was involved in 4-H prior to attending Vet School. Dr. Klaas is enthusiastic about animal behavior and the human animal bond. She is a big believer in the importance of preventative medicine. Dr. Klaas married her high school sweetheart. Together they have two cats and one dog. In her free time, Dr. Klaas enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, and reading. 

Our Relief Doctors

Dr. Graham
Dr. Graham started working relief for us in 2020. We are happy to have him help with vaccination rooms, workups, and the occasional emergency