Our Doctors

Dr. Rick Grgurich

Dr. Rick Grgurich is orginally from Johnstown, PA. After serving three years active duty in the US Army as a veterinary technician, Rick then received a BS in biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978. After managing the Cambria County Humane Society for the next year, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He then worked for 5 years as an associate veterinarian. On July 1, 1988 he opened Emmaus Animal Hospital. Dr. Grgurich is married to Roxanne, who has been the office manager since opening. They are very proud of their two sons, Justin and Brad. Dr. Grgurich is a member of the AVMA, the PVMA, the LVVMA, and the Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Kristina Bufanio

After receiving a BA in psychology and speech communications from the University of Denver in 1992 and a BS in animal science from Colorado State University in 1996, Dr. Kristina Bufanio graduated from Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Dr. Kris completed the Intensive Acupuncture Course for Veterinarians offered by Colorado State University and became certified in veterinary acupuncture in July 2004. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to Colorado in 1988. Dr. Kris practiced in Colorado before moving to the Lehigh Valley in 2008. She is a member of the AVMA and the PVMA.

Dr. Jeanette Maucher

Hailing from New York’s Hudson Valley, Dr. Jeanette Maucher received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Binghamton University in 2003 and worked several years as a veterinary assistant for both a feline-only hospital as well as a mixed pet hospital before attending Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated with her DVM. She practiced in upstate New York before coming to Emmaus with her two cats and two corn snakes. She finds the Lehigh Valley a beautiful place to call home, and has particular interest in dentistry and meeting the unique needs of our feline companions. Dr. Maucher is a member of the AVMA and PVMA.

Dr. Art Obenrader

Dr. Art Obenrader is a native of Bethlehem, PA. He received a BS in animal science from Rutgers University in 2010, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Following in his father's footsteps, he is the second veterinarian in his family. He hopes to serve the people of the Lehigh Valley as well as his father has. He has a feisty cat named Maddox. Dr. Obenrader is a member of the AVMA.

Our Staff

Emmaus Animal Hospital employs a fine support staff that is highly qualified and compassionate. They share in the joy you feel when you first get a new puppy or kitten, as well as the sorrow you experience when it comes time to say goodbye to an old friend. These dedicated nurses, assistants, and receptionists look forward to serving you and your companion.

Dr. Jeannette & Lauren Zeitinger

Roxanne Grgurich
Allie Yost, CVT
Dr. Kris & Maria Kuhns
Lorrie Bleacher, Maria Kuhns, Lori Eltz,
Laura Decker

Melissa Hanson, Mary Minnich (with
Adeline, Nellie, And Bryar)
Donna Barton
Kelly Lester and Julie Hanford, CAHT

Allie Yost, CVT and Jenn Summers, CVT