Bryan R. Lohr, VMD
A longtime resident of Western Pennsylvania, Dr. Lohr returned to the area after completing his veterinary training to be closer to his family and their pets. His decision to become a veterinarian was made one evening when he was very young and his family had difficulty locating after-hours emergency care for one of their cats named Snowball. He knew that becoming a veterinarian would mean that emergency care was always available for his family pets, regardless of the hour.
He obtained an undergraduate degree in Biology at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1997 and graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. After several years in general practice, he joined the Beaver County Humane Society as their first staff veterinarian and served as their medical director for eight years.
Dr. Lohr’s clinical interests are many, and include medicine, shelter medicine and surgery. He has undertaken additional continuing education training courses in orthopedic surgery, focused on external skeletal fixation, at Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine; as well as in oral surgery at Ohio Veterinary Dental Service. In 2013, he received a Certificate in Shelter Medicine following the successful completion of a post-doctoral program through Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Outside of the office, Dr. Lohr enjoys outdoor activities such as rollerblading, hiking, and kayaking. He frequently works with rescue organizations to reduce over-population and suffering of homeless animals. He also enjoys spending time with his cats, honing their skills in chasing insects and catching sunbeams.
Dr. Brittany Gephart has always been interested in science and biology, and loved the idea of using her skills to better the lives of animals. She was drawn to the veterinary field because of the challenge and opportunity it represented.
Dr. Gephart grew up in Allison Park, Pennsylvania. During college she was an assistant here at Middle Road Animal Clinic prior to going to veterinary school. She attended Delaware Valley College to take advantage of the school’s specialized animal programs, then earned her DVM degree from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2015. Dr. Gephart returned to the Pittsburgh area to practice at a local small animal hospital for 7 years. She joined Middle Road Animal Clinic as an Associate Veterinarian in January 2023.
Feline medicine is of particular interest to Dr. Gephart; she can’t get enough of working with cats, and strives to make every feline patient’s visit to the clinic as comfortable as possible. In her spare time, she helps with cat rescue organizations to reduce overpopulation.
Dr. Gephart enjoys reading Stephen King novels and her new hobby of bird watching. She loves her cat, Todd, who she adopted from a rescue during her time in veterinary school, and her Collie, Remi, who has the craziest hair. Todd spends most of his free time climbing to the top of his cat tree and talking with the birds outside of his window.