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Meet Our Team

Leading the charge is Dr. Steven M. Silberman. Dr. Steve has performed over 20,000 surgeries since the mid eighties for private animal hospitals, animal rescue organizations and on many species of wildlife and the occasional zoo animal. Since The Affordable Spay Neuter Clinic and Pet Care opened in 2008, he has operated on over fifteen thousand pets performing all types of surgeries including many tumor removals and orthopedic repairs. Dr. Steve attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate and is a 1987 graduate of The College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University.

Dr. Steve is married to Diane Dietch who operates Diane's Discount Pet Supplies and Adoption Center in Pottstown. The Adoption Center has placed over 5000 unwanted and discarded pets in good homes since 1989. If you are looking for a new pet for your household, check the adoption center website ( as there are always dogs and cats looking for good, caring families. Every pet adopted is a life saved.

Diane and Dr. Steve currently share their home with 3 rescued cats, 3 rescued dogs, 2 rescued parrots and a tank full of salt water fish. They have 2 teenage daughters (not rescues) and like all parents, are busy every day shuttling the girls to their endless activities. 

Janine Phelps has been with the Clinic since the beginning in 2008. Janine is in charge of the pre and post operative nursing care for your pet. She is highly experienced and works closely with Dr. Steve to help insure a good outcome for our surgery cases. Janine and her husband, Eric, enjoy spending time with their animals, gardening and perusing local flea markets.

Nichole Perkins manages our reception area and front desk and is our "air traffic controller" when things busy. Nichole has over 5 years experience doing critical work saving and placing pets through Diane's Adoption Center in Pottstown. Nichole has a 4 year old rescued pointer and like everyone here, is a true blue animal nut.