Meet the Team

We are the people who will care for your pet as if they are our own. Our staff members come from all walks of life and are united through their mutual passion for animals. Every day, we work hard to make sure your pets receive the best possible care available. Find out more about the incredible individuals who make up Aardvark Animal Hospital.


Dr. Corinne Thomas, VMD

Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. Thomas graduated magna cum laude from Central Michigan University, earning a degree in biology with a chemistry minor, where she also was captain of the women's field hockey team. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1992. Dr. Thomas spent 5 years working at Elmwood Park Zoo where she worked with all of their animals making sure that they were healthy and their medical needs were addressed and treated properly. Following four years as a veterinary associate, Dr. Thomas assumed leadership roles in Veterinary Medicine Development and Commercialization at Pfizer Animal Health, and later as the Animal Health Division Director at SciRex Corporation. With a strong desire to return to the clinical setting, she has been providing quality patient care since 2002. She says, "This is what I'm meant to do - beyond my faith and family, there's nothing better than caring for our friends and helping clients understand the medical care concepts that help their pets lead long, healthy lives."

​Dr. Thomas enjoys time with her children, Hannah and Gavin, her friends, gardening, walking, kayaking and the blessing of all those special times that make life so enjoyable and fulfilling.

Dr. Linda Barchet, VMD

Associate Veterinarian

A lifelong animal lover, Dr. Barchet graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She worked in a small animal practice in McLean, Virginia before moving to Downingtown, Pennsylvania with her family in 1994.  Since then she has worked in several small animal practices and for two animal rescue organizations before joining Aardvark Animal Hospital in 2014.  Professional interests include geriatrics and shelter medicine. In her free time Dr. Barchet enjoys running, gardening and playing the banjo.

Dr. Hannah Smith VMD

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Smith graduated with a bachelors degree in Neuroscience from Trinity College. She then earned her Degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She spent her early career working with small and large animals. With a strong desire to work closer with small animals she joined our team in December of 2018. In her spare time Dr. Smith enjoys running, being outdoors with her two dogs and husband or skiing with her family at her childhood home in Vermont.


Hospital Administrator

Hannah was with Aardvark Animal Hospital long before our offices were open to the public. Hannah not only works at Aardvark. Hannah is also Dr. Thomas's daughter. Hannah joined our team in 2012 as a Veterinary Technician before she became the administrator in 2015. Hannah enjoys skiing, hiking, running, going to the gym, painting pottery and spending time with her boyfriend, friends, family, and dogs.


Rescue Coordinator

Paula has been with Aardvark Animal Hospital for years. Before she became a very important part of our team she worked in the medical field. She decided to join us when realizing her passion in life was to help give animals a second chance. Outside of Aardvark she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and watching football.

Want to join our team?

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Aardvark Animal Hospital


139 Wallace Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335


Ph: (610) 269-2226

Fax: (610) 269-2253


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