Our Doctors

With over 35 combined years of medical and surgical experience, our dedicated doctors will provide the very best care for your pet. With specialized areas ranging from internal medicine to orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, to chiropractic medicine, they can address all of your pet’s health care needs. Our knowledge and compassion are second to none.

Dr. Jody Dickey

Dr. Jody Dickey, DVM

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine – 15 years in practice.

Dr. Jody Dickey is a Gettysburg native. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Bioscience. She received her veterinary degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Before moving back to her hometown to practice medicine in 2006, she worked as an associate veterinarian in animal hospitals in McLean, VA and Stroudsburg, PA.

After purchasing Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital from her father in 2007, she now feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to work in the community where she was raised. Dr. Jody is married and lives in Gettysburg with husband, Chuck Reid, and their two beautiful children – their son, Chase, and daughter, Anna. Their animal family is small currently but includes the large loving heart of their Rottweiler, Charis.

Dr.Kelly Smiley

Dr. Kelly Smiley, DVM

Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine – 17 years in practice.

Dr. Kelly Smiley was born and raised in Hanover Pennsylvania. She has traveled extensively, spending 4 years in Japan teaching English and working part time as a veterinary technician on Yokosuka Naval Air Station. She graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelors degree in microbiology and earned her veterinary degree from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine 4 years later. She commissioned in the US army and was stationed at Travis Air Force Base for 3 years, caring for the military working dogs and for the service member’s pets. During her time in the military, she completed the animal acupuncture course at Colorado State University. She relocated to Cheyenne Wyoming and worked for a busy small animal practice before accepting a position as a contract veterinarian on FE Warren Air Force Base, once again caring for the working dogs and privately owned pets.

Dr Smiley moved back to Hanover Pennsylvania to be closer to family and friends. She joined our practice in April 2016 and is very pleased to be part of such a progressive and compassionate practice.

Dr.Emily Lantzsch

Dr. Emily Lantzsch, DVM

Western University of Health Sciences – 5 years in practice.

Dr. Emily Lantzsch was raised in north eastern Pennsylvania on a dairy farm. She attended Delaware Valley University, where she obtained her B.S. in Large Animal Science and Dairy Science. In 2012 she received her DVM from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She is certified in Veterinary Chiropractic, certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association.

She has practiced medicine in the Lancaster and Shippensbug area before joining the Confederate Woods team. She has a particular interest in integrative medicine.

She lives in Fayetteville with her significant other, Dan, a hound dog named Rhiannon, a Miniature Pinscher named Dink, and a cat named Mr. Biscuits! She also has a horse named Leo who lives with their family cows back in north eastern Pennsylvania.