Meet Our Veterinarians

Get to know our team of veterinarians here at Bernville Veterinary Clinic by reading their staff bios, so that you, and your pet, can be assured that you will have the best care possible for any of your pet’s health needs!

Dr Stephan Berks County Veterinarian

Dr. Steve Stephan

Dr. Steve Stephan is the owner and founder of Bernville Veterinary Clinic. He is a Tulpehocken High School Class of 1978 graduate. He attended Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, earning his VMD in 1987. His medical areas of interest are feline and canine medicine as well as soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Stephan has lived in Bernville for most of his life, now living with his wife and three children who all attend or attended Tulpehocken and participate in athletics. Their oldest son is now attending Penn State University. Living with the Stephans are their wildly misbehaving four dogs and three cats. Dr. Stephan enjoys Tulpehocken and Penn State athletics as well as visual and musical arts in his spare time.


Dr. Jennifer Troxell

Dr. Jennifer Troxell graduated from the college of veterinary medicine at The Ohio State University in 2009. Prior to attending veterinary school she obtained a B.S. in biology from Shippensburg University and worked as a a kennel technician and veterinary assistant. Dr. Troxell developed an interest in animal behavior and low stress handling techniques while at Ohio State through assisting with puppy classes.

Dr. Troxell lives with her husband Dan, her dog Oderus, and her two cats, Sawyer and Sweet Dee. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, and watching horror movies on Netflix.


Dr. Heather Westfall, VMD

Dr. Heather was an emergency room technician for 10 years before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary school in 2005. 

She has a positive attitude, sense of duty and great sense of humor! She loves surgery of all kinds, including complicated dental and all  medical cases!

Dr. Heather is very involved in rescue & volunteerism and currently has her own rescue called Henry’s Hope for medical, surgical and senior animals and appreciates all of the help and support that Bernville and our wonderful clients have given her.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her many rescued creatures, her husband Dan, movies and music!