Cummings Veterinary Hospital

5111 Church Road
Easton, PA 18045

(610)923-0393

www.cummingsvet.com

Meet the Veterinarians at Cummings Veterinary Hospital

Our practice has six veterinarians and a supporting team comprised of highly skilled technicians, assistants, receptionists, and administrators. Many of us have worked together for decades, and we function extraordinarily well as a team. This translates to providing the best care for your pet. Finally, we’re compassionate, caring individuals committed to the health and service of clients and patients.

 

Veterinarians

Clifford G. Cummings, DVM, Hospital Director

Dr. Clifford G. Cummings founded Cummings Veterinary Hospital in 2004 after 25 years of being the senior partner and hospital director of Northside Animal Hospital. Dr. Cummings received his bachelor of science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. He is an active member of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the American Veterinary Medical Associations. He has served on various professional committees and has held the office of President of the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Associations. He received the Practitioner Service Award from the American Animal Hospital Association in 1995 and the Veterinarian of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association in 1997. His particular interests are internal medicine, dermatology, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Cummings and his wife, Jane, live in Bethlehem with a Doberman named Charlee. Dr. Cummings has two former Marine sons and six grandchildren.

 

 

Natalie Daniels, DVM

 

Dr. Daniels has had animals all her life, and early in life she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. To that end, she attended Harcum Junior College in Bryn Mawr and received her associate’s degree in animal health technology and her veterinary technician certification in 1985. While working as a veterinary technician, she attended the Pennsylvania State University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in animal production, which she received in 1988. Dr. Daniels was accepted into the veterinary program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, earning her veterinary degree in 1991. She practiced small animal medicine and surgery in the Philadelphia area for five years before relocating back to her hometown with her husband and two children, where she has continued in companion animal practice.

In her time off, Dr. Daniels enjoys relaxing at home with her family, dog, cat, and two ferrets or enjoying the outdoors hiking, camping, and gardening.

 

 

Beth Derr, DVM

Dr. Derr is a native of Lehigh Valley, who has been in practice more than 15 years. Graduating from Bethlehem Catholic High School, Dr. Derr earned her bachelor of science from Moravian College. Achieving her lifetime goal in 1996, Dr. Derr graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine. She returned to the Lehigh Valley to practice small animal medicine. Heeding the advice of an early mentor, Dr. Derr "treats both ends of the leash" and addresses each patient and client’s individual needs. Dr. Derr is a mentor herself and enjoys teaching students about the many opportunities veterinary medicine has to offer.

An avid fisherman, Dr. Derr enjoys conventional and fly fishing in both salt and freshwater. She lives along the Lehigh River with her husband, two sons, and two energetic Labradors.

 

 

Georgine K. Danyl, DVM

 

Dr. Danyi was born and raised in Bethlehem and is a graduate of Freedom High School. She attended the University of Delaware as an animal science major, then transferred to Moravian College where she graduated with a B.S. in biology with honors in 1987. Dr. Danyi received her V.M.D from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1991. Upon graduation, Dr. Danyi returned to the Lehigh Valley to join Northside Animal hospital, where she practiced until 2003. Dr. Danyi joined Dr. Cummings at Cummings Veterinary Hospital in 2006. While enjoying all aspects of veterinary medicine, Dr. Danyi especially values the bond veterinarians develop with their clients and patients. She has a keen interest in helping clients to better understand their pets’ behaviors.

Dr. Danyi lives in Nazareth with her husband, Scott Heckman, and their two daughters, Meredith and Lara. Her furry family has included some comical English bulldogs, several sweet retired racing Greyhounds, two guinea pigs, a horse, and a few hypoallergenic Siberian cats. Dr. Danyi spends her free time driving her girls to their many activities and has a number of interests, including shopping for a really good bargain.

 

 

Amy Smith, DVM