Donald C. Kamsler, VMD (Founder)


Dr. Kamsler founded the Sunbury Animal Hospital in 1952. He received his VMD degree from The University of Pennsylvania in 1950. Dr. Kamsler developed a reputation for service to both veterinary medicine and to his community. In 1998 he and his wife jointly received the Sunbury "Citizen of the Year" award from the American Legion. Dr. Kamsler passed away in 2014, he is greatly missed by the hospital staff and community. 




James W. Temple, DVM, Retired (Partner)


Dr. Temple joined Sunbury Animal Hospital in 1972. He received his DVM from Michigan State University in 1971. He became a partner in 1973. Dr. Temple is the senior veterinarian and CEO of Sunbury Animal Hospital. He enjoys traveling with his wife Kathy and listening to jazz music.





Beverly L. Shaw, DVM (Partner)


Dr. Shaw joined Sunbury Animal Hospital in 1996. She received her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg , PA and her DVM from Purdue University in 1996. She joined Dr. Temple in partnership of Sunbury Animal Hospital in 2007. Dr. Shaw enjoys restoring her Victorian house, riding her horse and living with her cat and 2 dogs. She likes to read sci-fi/fantasy books and watch movies, anything to avoid housework!





Dean M. Cauffman, VMD


Dr. Cauffman began working with the Sunbury Animal Hospital part time in 2006. Cauffman graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Animal Science and the University of Pennsylvania with a VMD, specializing in large animal medicine. He has 31 years of experience in all types of large animals but focusing on equine medicine. He cares for 200 pleasure horses per year and focuses on reproduction management for horses. Using his knowledge of large animal health management, Dr. Cauffman has developed health programs for various species, including white tail deer.





Anna L. Peterson, DVM


Dr. Peterson joined the team of veterinarians in 2009. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine May 2009. Dr. Peterson is practicing small animal medicine only. She also enjoys seeing exotics and pocket pets. Her interests include, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (member of the Luiz Claudio Combat Team), reading classic and sci-fi/fantasy books, watching movies (anything but scary ones), horseback riding and canine rehabilitation.





Lenora S. Sammons, DVM


Dr. Sammons is a 1973 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. After Graduating she enlisted in the US Army Veterinary Corps. She is well versed in small and large animal medicine and has worked with an aray of animals from cows, primates, dogs and pocket pets. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, gastrointestinal, geriatrics and musculo-skeletal problems. She owned and ran her own animal pracitce for 31 years. She is now enjoying a part-time retirement. 

Jessica M. Sheruda, VMD
Dr. Sheruda is a 2016 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up on a beef cattle operation in Northeast PA. She was very involved in 4-H during her childhood. Dr. Sheruda currently practices mixed animal medicine. Her veterinary interests include large animal reproduction, small animal internal medicine and equine dentistry. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling back home often to help her family on their farm. She has a dog, Madeline and has recently adopted kittens, Whiskey and Tango!
Rachelle J. Salem, DVM
Dr. Salem is originally from  Lebanon, Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate education at Delaware Valley College in 2012 and still considers herself a proud Aggie. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary medicine in 2016 from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Salem practices both large and small animal medicine. Her veterinary interests include production medicine, reproductive ultrasound, preventative medicine, cardiology and kidney disease. Her hobbies include watching movies,  reading, attending sports events,  spending time with family and friends, hiking and enjoying the company of her four cats, Moo, Bell, Sprout and Squish and her black lab, Oliver.

Jennifer R. Ewald, DVM

Dr. Ewald grew up in Milford, PA. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Manhattan College before going on to graduate from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include small animal and equine medicine, surgery, and client education. She enjoys hiking and camping with her dog, Rowdy, going to the beach, watching movies, and adding to her houseplant collection. 

Our Doctors


We have 5 Full-time doctors and 2 Part-time doctors. Majority of our doctors practice both small and large animal medicine; which allows us to see a wide variety of species. From dogs, to horses, to guinea pigs, and even raccoons! We see them all!!