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. Jonathan Baldys

Dr. Jonathan Baldys is originally from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University. During his time there he performed research in molecular biology in malaria vaccine development for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Dr. Baldys graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He has always enjoyed working with animals since he grew up on a small farm in rural Pennsylvania so he chose to work at a small animal veterinary hospital in Williamsport after graduation. In 2011 Dr. Baldys enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation in 2015 he worked for a year at a local mixed animal practice where he gained experience in a variety of areas primarily working with cats and dogs. Dr. Baldys enjoys the challenges of the career and the rewards of companion animal care. His hobbies include playing guitar as well as playing and watching a variety of sports. He is a die hard Philadelphia sports fan, especially of the Philadelphia 76ers. He loves road trips and discovering new places in his Toyota Prius. We are super excited to have Dr. Baldys join our ALL-STAR Team at Animal Medical Hospital!


Dr. Kimberly Ferretti

Raised in Northern New Jersey Dr. Kimberly Ferretti earned her B.S. in Biology at James Madison University in 1996, followed by her D.V.M. at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Between her degrees, she worked in the veterinary field as both an emergency technician and feline specialty technician in Washington, D.C. area for six years. Upon graduating from veterinary school, she moved to the Central Pennsylvania area. She worked as a general practitioner and an emergency clinician for 11 years before joining the ALL-STAR team at Animal Medical Hospital. Her veterinary interests include neurology, ophthalmology, critical care, and clinical pathology. When Dr. Ferretti isn’t practicing veterinary medicine, she enjoys reading, movies, traveling, and sports – especially the New York Yankees and PSU Ice Hockey. She lives in Millheim with her two children, a cat named Fletch, three hounds and a french bulldog.


Dr. Nicole Silva

We are excited to announce that Dr. Nicole Silva has joined the team at Animal Medical Hospital.

Nicole is from the Long Island area of New York. She started her career in the veterinary field as a vet tech for four years. She took that time to decide if she wanted to go to vet school – which she ultimately did. She graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Animal Sciences. From there she continued on to Long Island University where she attended graduate Biology classes. Then she attended the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

When she is not in the clinic, she likes to spend time being active outdoors. She enjoys kayaking, biking, running, and hiking. She is excited to explore all the different trails in and around State College with her two dogs, Ginny and Charlie. She also enjoys doing yoga every day when she can.