Our Veterinarians

The Oley Valley Animal Clinic team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Oley and Willimantic areas for over 50 years. At Oley Valley Animal Clinic, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.


Dr. Brandi Fatkin DVM

Dr. Fatkin grew up in central Texas.  She attended Texas A&M University , where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1996 and then earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After graduation, Dr. Fatkin relocated to the Oley Valley area and started her career at Oley Valley Animal Clinic.  Her initial plan was to stay at Oley Valley Animal Clinic for a few years and then move back home to Texas.  The Oley Valley area quickly changed her mind and the thought of moving back to Texas began to fade.  She now considers Oley her true home.
Dr. Fatkin has been at Oley Valley Animal Clinic for 12 wonderful years.  Her professional interests include endoscopy, ultrasound and internal medicine.  She enjoys interacting with her clients and their pets and trying to make every visit as personal and thorough as possible. 
Dr. Fatkin and her husband Zack have four wonderful children, Caleb, Nate, Ben and Ella.  They also share their home and hearts with Charlie, their three legged Golden Retriever and Indiana, their slightly pudgy cat.  Her interest outside of work include running, playing sports with her children and reading.


Dr. Steven A. Seward, VMD

A native of Shillington and Berks County, Dr. Seward received a BS degree in biology from Albright College in Reading, PA.  He also attended Penn State University and served honorably in the United States Army.  He then earned his VMD degree from The School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia in 1977.
After one year in private practice at Delaware Valley Animal Hospital in Levittown PA, he practiced in Pottstown for two years.  He purchased that practice and for 18 years was sole owner of Peterman Road Animal Hospital until 1999 at which time he worked for Healthy Pet Corporation until 2002.  He became an associate veterinarian at Oley Valley Animal Clinic in 2002 and continues to provide quality care for small animals.  Dr. Seward married his college sweetheart Joan and has two daughters, Lauren and Devon. Dr. Seward has a special interest in exotic and pocket pets. When not caring for your pets, he enjoys family, gardening, swimming and music.


Dr. Jacqueline Burke, VMD

Dr. Burke grew up in the Pocono Mountains and attended Stroudsburg High School.  She obtained her undergraduate degree with high honors from Muhlenberg college in 1983 and her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 1987.  Her special interests in veterinary medicine include surgery (both soft tissue and orthopedic) and ultrasound imaging.  She is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Associations.  She has also been active in local dog training  as well as local  riding clubs.
Dr. Burke lives in Perkiomenville with her Jack Russell Terrier Tess, her two horses Joani and Jekyll, and her two cats Cosette and Rosie.  When she’s not busy working or riding, she enjoys traveling, reading, running ,gardening and dog training.


Dr. Nicole Hart, DVM

Dr. Nicole Hart is a Reading native.  She graduated from Muhlenberg High School with honors in 2002.  She received her B.S. in Biology from Albright College in 2006.  She attended St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she received her DVM in 2011..  Her professional interests are cardiology, surgery and ultrasound. 
Dr. Hart is an active member of the American and Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Associations.  She currently resides in Muhlenberg Township with her dog and cat.  She enjoys traveling, reading, hiking and the beach.