Meet Our Veterinarians

Leesport Animal Hospital is staffed by a dedicated and professional group of people who love animals and respect the needs of clients.

Dr Priebe Leesport Veterinarian

Dr. Jim Priebe

Dr. Priebe is a native of Berks County and a graduate of Exeter High School. He lives in Womelsdorf with his wife, four dogs, and one cat. They have two daughters who are college graduates and have one grandchild. He has been the managing partner and lead veterinarian of the practice for over 12 years and will soon celebrate his 27th anniversary in practice. He interned at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 1992. He received a BS in Veterinary Science in 1989 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1991, graduating third in his class with high honors. Prior to starting his veterinary career, he was a Research Fellow for the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and a Wildlife Biologist for Harrison Ranches in Texas. He had previously earned an MS in Animal Science from Texas A&I University in 1985 and a BS in Wildlife Management from West Virginia University in 1980. Between both careers, he has worked with both wild and domestic mammals and birds, from pet mice to bison and parakeets to eagles. His most memorable experience was tranquilizing antelope in the wild from a helicopter in Texas, but finds surgery to improve pets lives the most rewarding. Besides surgery, he is also most interested in internal medicine and diagnostic ultrasound. Naturally his favorite pastimes revolve around his family and friends, pets, wildlife, and the outdoors.

Dr Elo Veterinarian in Leesport PA

Dr. Tanya Elo (Clauser)

Dr. Elo is a native of Schuylkill County. She graduated from Blue Mountain High School in 1993. She began working in the veterinary field in 1994 starting off as a veterinary assistant. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Albright College in 1997. She earned her DVM from the Ohio State University in 2001. Dr. Elo has been with the practice since 2004. She currently resides in Schuylkill County with her husband, two adorable sons, and three cats.


Dr. Susan Wich

Dr. Wich  comes from the Hudson Valley of New York. She graduated Hofstra University, NY, and then Veterinary School at the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1998. She previously worked at a practice in Montgomery County, until moving to this area last year. She shares her home with Rick, 2 dogs, Turk, an English Lab, and Connor, an English Setter, a cat, Honey, and a California King Snake that is 22 years old.