Dr. John C. Widenmeyer, V.M.D.
I am the founder and owner of Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital. I was raised in Bucks County, where I attended and graduated from the George School. My dad was also a vet, so I've been around animals my entire life. I have always been fascinated by science and veterinary medicine.
After earning my BS from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, I went on to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, I founded Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital in 1977.
For many years, I was the principal veterinarian and pet surgeon, as well as the one who ran the business side of things. Over the years, other skilled veterinarians have joined the team as my associates. I remain active in running my practice and stay abreast of new developments in veterinary medicine. I am a member of several veterinary organizations including AAHA, AVMA, PVMA, and AFP.
I have been married to my wife, Debbie, for more than 30 years, and we have three adult children, and one grandchild. Our family also includes two dogs (an Australian shepherd and a golden retriever) and two rescue cats. I also devote time to animal welfare and charitable causes, including acting as a financial advisor to my church.
Dr. Stephanie Snyder, V.M.D.
I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I attended Holy Family College in Northeast Philadelphia before starting my veterinary education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. During my time at Penn, I worked as a veterinary nurse in the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (now the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital).
After graduating in 2000, I worked in Allentown in a “cats-only” practice. There I developed my special love and interest for our feline friends. In 2004, I joined Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital and now get to enjoy working with dogs as well as cats.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family as well as watching the Phillies, reading, and baking. I live in New Britain with my husband, Michael; three boys; and my Sheltie, Penelope. Penelope frequently comes to work with me, so you may see her hanging out with our receptionists behind the front desk.
Dr. Patrick Robbins, V.M.D.
I’m originally from Berwyn, PA and went to college in Lancaster at Franklin and Marshall College. I spent my free time training and studying Capuchin and Squirrel monkeys while earning a BS in Biology. Throughout college, I gained my passion for canine behavior and fitness at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, training working dogs for potential careers in search and rescue, law enforcement, or narcotics detection while also performing individual research projects in sports medicine and olfaction. I finally fulfilled my dream of joining Penn Vet as a veterinary student in 2016.
I enjoy hiking with my dog Dawkins, golfing, and watching Philly sports. I have special interests in surgery, behavior, canine fitness, and developing the human-animal bond. I currently live in Manayunk with my fiancée, Sam (who is also a veterinarian), our cat Lester (who is a pain), and Dawkins (who is perfect).
I am the hospital administrator for Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital. I started as a receptionist in 1983; I was shortly promoted and have served as part of the management team for over 30 years. I earned an Associate's Degree from Bucks and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Psychology from Trenton State College. I worked in law enforcement before coming to Flowers Mill.
My job is the best because I get to do a little bit of everything! At any given time you can find me being a receptionist, a nurse, or a kennel worker. Sometimes I even get to sit at my own desk, where I oversee personnel, banking, and purchasing, as well as our computer system and the Internet. This is a position that is constantly changing, and I attend yearly hospital management seminars to keep up with the changes.
I have been married for 40 years and I have an adult son who is an electrician. My son and his wife gave me an adorable grandson in the fall of 2019. I have two dogs (a schnauzer and a French bulldog), and an African Grey parrot. In my spare time (of which there isn't much), I like to crochet, bowl, and spend time in the mountains.
Kate Widenmeyer, CVT
Assistant Hospital Administrator
I first started at Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital when I was about 13 years old as a nurse assistant in surgery. That is where my love for science really sparked and mixed with my love for animals. I eventually went to school at Harcum College and received my Associate's Degree in Veterinary Nursing. After graduating, I passed my boards and now I am a Certified Veterinary Technician. Additionally, I graduated from Manor College with a BBA in Veterinary Practice Management.
Out of the office, I have a husband and two fur babies, Koho (Black lab-mix) and Bailey (chocolate lab). I love to watch sports (grew up playing ice hockey), read books, and go on hikes with my family. I am looking forward to meeting all our wonderful clients and their fur babies in the upcoming years!
I joined Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital in 2000 as a receptionist and was promoted a couple years ago to assistant manager. I received my associate degree from Bucks County Community College in 2003 and went on to attend West Chester University.
I like my job since I get to interact with patients, as well as form bonds with clients. Recently I started doing a lot of work with our online store, which is rewarding since I help to provide clients the convenience of getting medications delivered directly to their homes. I have learned so much already and really look forward to many years to come at Flowers Mill!
In my spare time, I enjoy vacationing to fun places, reading, and spending time with my friends and family, including my dogs, Delilah (a Cavalier King Charles) and Bailey (a German shepherd mix), and my cats, Clementine and Kobe—both adopted from Flowers Mill.
I am the bookkeeper at Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital. I have enjoyed my 28 years with Flowers Mill, starting my career as a front desk receptionist working part-time, eventually moving to the back office support for the hospital. Interacting with staff, vendors and all our great clients has been rewarding and provides for an ever-changing environment that keeps me on my toes.
As a graduate of Shippensburg University, where I earned a B.A. in social work, I have continued my professional career in accounting at Rider University. I am an active member of our church bell choir. I enjoy travelling both domestically and abroad and spending time with my “entire” family, consisting of Ray, my husband of 43 years; our boys, Ryan and Josh; their beautiful wives, Erin and Jenny; our wonderful grandson Atticus; our cats, Jordan and Löwen; and our sibling English Cream Golden Retrievers, Thule and Stoli.
I have been working for Flowers Mill Veterinary Hospital since I was 12 years old. I remember my excitement when I first started working here and that passion has not diminished since I joined the company as the Executive Assistant.
Prior to joining the Flowers Mill team full-time, I attended Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, graduating with my BS in Marketing in 2016 and my MBA in 2017.
As Dr. Widenmeyer’s son, I have had the pleasure of watching Flowers Mill grow over the years. I am thrilled to be a part of this hardworking team that has thrived on providing the best possible care for both our clients and their pets.
Out of the office, I love to play ice hockey, golf (a love-hate relationship), run Tough Mudders and Spartan Races, and I am an avid movie-watcher. I have a Doberman Pinscher named Winston (nicknamed Troublemaker) who has introduced a fun dose of chaos to the house. You will likely see him prancing about in the kennel yard or taking me for walks around Flowers Mill!
My goal is to continue Flowers Mill’s tradition of great service and I look forward to meeting you and your pets!