Francene V. Petro, D.V.M.

About Us

Owned and operated by Dr. Francene V. Petro, The Animal Wellness Centre officially opened April 18, 2011. 
Dr. Petro was born and raised right here in New Brighton, PA.  She is a 1995 graduate of the New Brighton Area School District.  Dr. Petro received a B.S. in pre-veterinary studies & biology from the University of Findlay in 1998.  She then attended Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her D.V.M. in 2003.
The first six months after graduation, Dr. Petro worked two jobs getting the most experience that she could. 

Though she loved practicing equine medicine with Dr. Rob Maro, she knew she wanted to have a family, so she went full time to her other job at Memorial Animal Clinic with Dr. J.S. Evans.  After practicing there for several years, Dr. Evans asked for her help in starting Brady's Run Veterinary Hospital.  So, that is where they went.  From 2006 until his retirement in January 2011, Dr. Petro continued her business relationship with Dr. Evans.  Then, upon his retirement, Dr. Petro decided that it was time to forge her own path.  And that is how The Animal Wellness Centre came into being.