Meet the staff at Buck Road Animal Hospital

  • Dr.
    Matthew Klein

    Dr. Matthew Klein is the owner of Buck Road Animal Hospital. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine. He grew up in Lafayette Hill and currently resides in Ft. Washington, Pa. His wife Jill is a first grade teacher in Plymouth Meeting. They have a ten year old daughter named Chloe and an eight year old son named Cooper. The newest additions to the family are Charlie, a rescued Golden Retriever who joined the family last year and Chip, a rescued Cavalier mix who joined the family recently. 

    Dr. Klein has particular interests in surgery, internal medicine, dentistry, dermatology and advanced pain management. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, the Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine, the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management.

    Prior to becoming a vet, Dr. Klein had a very different life primarily teaching scuba diving throughout the Caribbean and Australia. During his free time he enjoys family activities, watching the Philly sports teams, playing guitar and skiing as much as possible.

  • Dr.
    Dr. Ezzo hails from the Pittsburgh area. She attended Immaculata College and University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School where she graduated in 1985. She received a Masters in Public Health degree from Temple University. She has been at Buck Road Animal Hospital since 1985. She is a dog breeder and an avid exponent for agility training in dogs.

    She has taught agility for the last 15 years and focuses the students and dogs on the fun of doing agility. Her teaching style focuses on obedience first and agility second. She has bred, trained and titled many of her dogs in Conformation, Herding, Obedience Rally, Field trials and Agility. You can train with her at Bucks-Mercer Agility Partners.

    When not working Mary Pat enjoys rooting for her Pittsburgh teams and running marathons. This year she ran her 42nd straight Philly half-marathon.

  • Dr.
    Steven Shechtman
    1. Dr. Shechtman grew up in Northeast Philadelphia. He is the original owner of Buck Road Animal Hospital. He attended Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School where he graduated in 1976. After 4 years of practicing in Stamford, Connecticut he moved back to this area and opened Buck Road Animal Hospital in 1980. He and his wife, Lindye, who managed the practice, have a son, daughter and 4 grandchildren. 


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Feedback from our clients

  • "Thanks for everything you did for Ready !
    Obviously he loved you all !"
    Bart V.
  • "I will continue to bring my furkids to Buck Road. They are absolutely wonderful with my dog and have been a great resource for my cat who suffers from allergies and kidney problems. They really care about their patients and their humans, and listen to me when I have concerns. They are never, ever overcrowded. Usually there is maybe one other dog in the waiting room. That is a relief and keeps everyone's stress levels down! The facility is clean and staff is always friendly and willing to walk you through, step by step, the treatment plan ahead. I never leave feeling confused. I love this place - and we keep coming back despite moving pretty far away!"
    Courtny S.
  • "Awesome staff ~ great veterinary care ~ Dutch is lucky to have such wonderful professionals looking after him!"
    Beverly B.
  • "A top notch practice. Highly recommend."
    Jason D.
  • "I've been bringing my pets to Buck Road Animal Hospital almost from the time they started and I have never had anything but positive experiences there. The staff feel like friends to me and they always make you feel like they're happy to see you and your pets. The vets take their time with you and your pets and they go out of their way to give you any information you might need about a pet's condition or treatment. I have A LOT of pets and some of my dogs have aggression issues but you'd never know it to see them there. They understand how to make any animal feel at ease and even my most difficult dog is welcomed there. I'd never go anywhere else. Best veterinary practice anywhere."
    Mary K.
  • "I have been a client of Buck Road Animal Hospital for 30 years..and they are the all the greatest caring friendly kind people..I would not go anywhere else..They go out of there way to accommodate you..They are Number 1..Hats off to Caroline Renee Leanne Donna Lindie and to the best vets Dr Steve and Dr Mary Pat."
    Carole M.
  • "Probably the greatest animal hospital of all-time. The staff is superb, and the Doctors are as kind and knowledgeable as they come. Can't wait for our next visit!"
    Andrew S.