Clarissa B. Lyon, V.M.D.:
Dr. Lyon is a Philadelphia-area native, having grown up in Birchrunville, just west of the city. She is a graduate of Hamilton College in snowy Clinton, NY and the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine. Her clinical interests include primary care small animal medicine, preventive healthcare, infectious disease and pain management.
In addition to practicing companion animal medicine with a focus on preventive health care and owner education for over 15 years at various well-established practices in the area, she was a Field Service Veterinarian for the animal health company, Merial, serving as a resource on canine and feline infectious, including vector-borne, diseases to veterinarians and veterinary school faculty and students. She is passionate about preventing illness and injury, improving quality of life and addressing acute and chronic pain for her patients. She is equally passionate about client education.
She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) and Phi Zeta Veterinary Medicine Honor Society. She also belongs to the Delaware Valley Academy of Veterinary Medicine (DVAVM), a continuing education society.
Dr. Lyon is a USDA Accredited Veterinarian (National Veterinary Accreditation Program) and as such, is certified to issue health certificates for interstate and international travel of companion animals.
Her enthusiasm for discussing ideas and approaches to various Primary Care medicine topics has led her to be invited to speak at conferences such as the Penn Annual Conference (2017), on radio shows such as Your Pet Matters (periodically since 2015) and to be involved with local volunteer opportunities, e.g. the recent Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation's Share the Love event (a free veterinary care event for the pets of senior citizens in need in Chester County).
She is an Elite Fear Free Certified Practitioner.
When not traveling the countryside, attempting to stamp out disease and mitigate pain and suffering, she likes to play platform tennis, as well as hop on her bicycle, whenever possible. Until recently, she enjoyed spending time with her pasture potato, geriatric horse, Cody, and superstar, also geriatric, dog, Sukey (pictured), both of whom she just lost at the ages of 31 and 17, respectively. She still enjoys hanging out and playing pretty much any sport involving a stick or racquet and ball with her husband, Jeff, who is not geriatric, rescued or a pasture potato, but is a superstar.