Our Veterinarians

PA Vets

The Animal Medical Hospital of State College team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the State College and Park Forest Village areas. At Animal Medical Hospital of State College, 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. Robert Mason, DVM

A long time resident of State College, Dr. Mason attended Penn State University, majoring in Animal Bioscience. He went on to attend the University of Tennessee where he received his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1994. He interned at the Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield, MA. His interests include surgery, dentistry, and ultrasound. His hobbies include woodworking, gardening, and camping.


Dr. Alan Friedlander

Raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Friedlander graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Psychology. He earned his Masters Degree in Social Work from Washington University in 1979. Dr. Friedlander worked as a camp director at the New Jersey YMHA camps from 1979-1981. He received his Veterinary Degree from Iowa State University in 1987. He has been practicing at Animal Medical Hospital since 1989. Dr. Friedlander's interests include avian and exotic medicine. Additionally, he has attended several continuing education seminars in veterinary ultrasound. Dr. Friedlander had the unique opportunity to spend time at Vet Med Referral in Santa Fe, NM where he gained valuable experience with their expert ultrasonographer. His hobbies include yoga, rock climbing, and canoeing.


Dr. Jenifer Nix

Jennifer Nix BVSc was born and raised in the town of Normal, Illinois. She has always had a love and a fascination for all creatures, and wanted to be a veterinarian from the age of four. She has always had a special interest in exotics, ever since she started volunteering at the local zoo when she was twelve.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts with highest honors from the University of Hawaii in 2009, and earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand in 2013. Over the years, from high school and up until now, she has volunteered in numerous zoos and has done externships in zoo and wildlife facilities, including Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield Illinois, the Wildlife Hospital at her vet school, and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. She has a special interest in aquatic animals, including fish, aquatic invertebrates, and amphibians, and is currently working towards an Aquatic Veterinary Certification through the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA). She is also a member of the American Association of Fish Veterinarians (AAFV). She welcomes seeing fish in clinical practice.

She has some critters of my own: Madeline, her Chihuahua-Terrier, 3 fish, Domo, the Betta, Staryu, the Asian Stone catfish, and Kekoa, the Bluefin Killifish. She also has one ghost shrimp. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, hanging out at the beach, and looking at fish in petshops or in aquariums.