Dr. Nancy Soares
She traces her own passion for animals and aspiration to be a veterinarian back to the age of eight, when she met Harvey, a black lab owned by family friends.
Nancy Soares graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in veterinary medicine. While still a student, Soares helped found and direct the Pet Visitation Program at the University. Modeled after the human patient program at the University of Pennsylvania hospital, this program allowed for the first time owners to visit their hospitalized pets. The program honors the bond between pets and their owners and the integral role this connection plays in the healing process.
Soares has modeled the care strategy at Macungie Animal Hospital after this program. During her time at the University of Pennsylvania, Nancy Soares received the Student Award for Best Care of Animals and the Leonard Pearson Prize. In addition to her medical degree, Soares earned a simultaneous certificate in business from the prestigious Wharton School of Business.
With a mission to provide pets with quality, affordable medical and surgical care, Nancy Soares has designed and outfitted Macungie Animal Hospital with the most advanced technology to meet the needs of patients and ensure owners that their pets are receiving the best possible care.
In 2013, Macungie Animal Hospital was honored to receive the American Animal Hospital Association Practice of the Year Award. This award recognizes Macungie Animal Hospital’s contribution to the field of companion animal medicine and the outstanding achievements of the accredited practice team.
Nancy Soares is the President of the American Animal Hospital Association Board of Directors. Soares is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) & American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Soares’ research on the use of chemotherapy treatment on dogs has been published in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association.
A native of New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Soares now resides in Emmaus, Pennsylvania with her husband, teenage son & daughter, four dogs, 2 cats and a hamster named Lily.