Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital has been serving Erie and the surrounding communities since 1980. Our veterinarians have established a reputation for high quality medicine, compassionate care, and forming a lasting bond with our patients, clients, and the community.
As part of the VetCor family of hospitals, we benefit from the medical expertise, equipment and facility resources, and employee talent of a national network of veterinary hospitals. At the same time, our hospital retains the unique character and identity that it is known for in our community.
Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital will deliver an outstanding experience for both you and your pet.
Richard Kester, DVM
Dr. Kester has been a dedicated veterinarian at Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital for over 26 years. Growing up, Dr. Kester spent time in both Boston and New York. He received both his undergraduate and DVM degrees from Cornell University. Dr. Kester started practicing at Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital in 1980 and it is thanks to his hard work and dedication that we are able to offer you and your pet both high quality medicine and excellent customer service.
Dr. Kester focuses on general medicine and truly believes in delivering the best possible care for his clients and their pets. He spends his leisure time motorcycling, flower gardening and country western dancing. Dr. Kester also enjoys spending time with his friends, family and cat (Jolly Mon).
Jennifer Simon, DVM
Dr. Mitcheltree is the newest addition to the Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital team. Growing up in Sharon, Pennsylvania, she now resides in Erie. She received her undergraduate degree from Allegheny College of Meadville in 2004 and undertook her veterinary studies at Michigan State, earning her DVM in May 2008. She is very excited to begin her veterinary career and to meet both new and established clients and their pets!
Dr. Mitcheltree has special interest in internal medicine and small animal surgery. Her interests outside of work include spending time with her family and friends, running, and working out. She also enjoys playing with her many wonderful pets which include a domestic shorthaired cat named Crazy, a grey Holland Lop rabbit named Buster, and a white dove named Stella!
Thomas Smith, DVM
Dr. Smith has been the Chief of Staff at Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital since 2008. He grew up in New Concord, Ohio, and currently resides in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He attended Ohio University as an undergraduate and received his DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1992. During his career he has practiced veterinary medicine at several of our sister hospitals including North East Animal Hospital and Hermitage Veterinary Hospital. We feel so lucky to have such an outstanding and experienced Chief of Staff providing compassionate care to our beloved patients here at Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital!
Dr. Smith focuses on general medicine and truly believes in delivering the best possible care for his clients and their pets. Outside of work, He enjoys motor sports and food. He also values spending his free time with his family and pets including two adorable cats named Spencer and George.
Meredith Estrich, DVM
Dr. Estrich is the newest addition to Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital’s team. She grew up in Titusville, Pennsylvania and is now moving to the Erie area. Dr. Estrich received her undergraduate degree from Allegheny College in 2003 and her DVM degree from Cornell University in 2007. She is enjoying learning about the Erie area and also looking forward to getting to know all of the hospital’s clients. We are so pleased she chose to join us here at Twinbrook Veterinary Hospital!
Dr. Estrich’s medical interests include both internal medicine and wellness medicine. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, wine tasting, and outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and snowboarding. She also values spending time with her friends, family, and her 2 year old Calico kitty named Maddie who rules the household and loves to play!