Michael Weiss D.V.M.
Dr. Michael Weiss is a 1988 graduate of the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University and studied Animal Nutrition at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Weiss has extensive experience in emergency medicine & surgery, soft tissue & orthopedic surgery, ultrasound and endoscopy. His experience extends beyond dogs and cats to all exotic pets.
Dr. Weiss has over 20 years’ experience in the area of exotic pet medicine and surgery. He has been an exotic pet medicine & surgery guest lecturer at several major veterinary continuing education conferences both nationally and internationally. Currently, he is also part of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital’s Exotic Companion Animal Emergency Services staff.
Dr. Weiss has been featured in People Magazine and Woman’s Day and was selected as one of the Delaware Valley’s “23 Great Vets” by Philadelphia Magazine. He has also been featured on Animal Planet, Extra and American Journal TV shows, as well as Good Day Philadelphia.
His memberships include the American Veterinary Medical Association, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and Association of Reptilian & Amphibian Veterinarians.
Dr. Weiss is currently a resident of Mullica Hill, New Jersey and has two daughters. Lauren, who studied veterinary medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine, will become an associate veterinarian at 2nd Street Animal Hospital this fall. Morgan is a graduate of Salisbury University where she studied Community Health.
Dr. Weiss’ interests include triathlon training and racing, vegan lifestyle, boating, open water scuba diving, and travel. He has two Australian Shepherds, a cat, and several parrots.
Lauren Scavola, DVM
Dr. Lauren Scavola is a 2018 graduate of Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies and completed her clinical rotations at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. During vet school, Dr. Scavola held a national position in the Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA) program and traveled to both Costa Rica and Nicaragua where she performed free basic veterinary care and surgery for the pets of low-income families. Prior to vet school, she received her Bachelors of Small Animal Science degree from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown. Dr. Scavola has a “coconut-retriever” named Kay, an island kitty named Boozie. and a yorkie named Gracie. Her passion lies with exotics and surgery, especially when it comes to critters like birds and snakes. Dr. Scavola is happy to be back home on the east coast where she can spend her weekends at the shore in Cape May with her dogs.
Candice Bittner BVetMed, MRCVS
Dr. Bittner is a 2018 graduate of the Royal Veterinary College in London, England. Prior to veterinary school, she attended the Pennsylvania State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Poultry and Avian Sciences. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and behavior. Candice resides in Philadelphia with her golden retriever Rua and plans on adding a cat in the near future.