East York Veterinary Center

1997 Industrial Highway
York, PA 17402



East York Veterinary Center - Our Doctors


Dr. Valerie Miller

Doctor Valerie Miller, the owner of East York Veterinary Center, graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in Animal Nutrition and Chemistry. She then continued at Ohio State for her D.V.M. degree. She has a special interest in avian medicine and wildlife rehabilitation.

Even with her busy practice, Dr. Miller finds time for community service. She has been on the Board of Directors for the York County SPCA since 1989.

Besides belonging to the American and Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Associations, she is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Veterinarians for Animal Welfare, the U.S. Humane Society, American Assocation of Feline Practitioners, Association of Avian Veterinarians, and participates in BirdMed and the Veterinary Information Network.

Dr. Miller lives on a small farm with her companion, four children and numerous adopted animals, including horses, cows, sheep, chickens, peacocks, dogs, cats, and parrots.



Dr. Christopher Lopresto

Dr. Christopher Lopresto is a native of western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and earned his VMD degree in 2008. After completing a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, he began work in small animal practice, joining East York Veterinary Center as an Associate Veterinarian in 2012.

As a veterinary student, Dr. Lopresto took an interest in exotic animal medicine and surgery, especially fish and other aquatic species. He completed the AQUAVET I program and performed an externship at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. During his internship, Dr. Lopresto also spent time with the veterinary department at Tri-State Bird Rescue.

Dr. Lopresto developed and conducts the hospital’s aquatic animal medical and surgical services. He also helps to coordinate the dentistry practice at EYVC and serves as the contributing veterinarian for the hospital’s website and social media presence. In addition to growing the aquatic and exotic animal practice, Dr. Lopresto is interested in clinical applications of pharmacology, including anesthesia and analgesia, and would like to pursue continuing education in veterinary acupuncture. He currently sees dogs, cats, birds including backyard poultry, small mammals, reptiles/amphibians, fish and aquatic invertebrates, and wildlife.



Dr. Stephanie Martin

Dr. Stephanie Martin grew up on a dairy farm in Maryland where she realized her love for animals. She graduated from Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in animal behavior. Her desire to serve her country then led her into the US Army where she served as an Animal Care Specialist (veterinary technician) for four years, stationed in Maryland and South Korea. She then attended veterinary school at the University College of Dublin. While Dr. Martin had an incredible exerience studying in Europe, she is happy to be back on the East Coast and close to home. Dr. Martin most recently worked at a high volume practice with shared emergency work in Harrisburg, PA prior to joining our team at East York Veterinary Center.

In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, playing board games, walking on her parent’s farm with friends (both two-legged and four-legged!) and with what little free time she has left, she enjoys traveling. Dr. Martin is very excited to be the newest member of the East York Veterinary family, and she cannot wait to meet you and your family.