The Larkin Veterinary Center team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. We proudly serve the West Lawn and Springmont areas. At Larkin Veterinary Center, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.
Dr. Kay Stelmach Larkin, VMD
A native of Reading, PA from a family of physicians, Dr. Kay Stelmach Larkin received a BS in biology from Villanova University. She then earned her VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. After two years in private practice in southern New Hampshire, she returned to Berks County and has been practicing here since that time.
She opened Larkin Veterinary Center in 1997, to pursue her special interest in feline medicine and surgery, while maintaining personalized care for her canine patients in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Other areas of interest of Dr. Larkin are dentistry, senior and geriatric medicine, endocrinology, dermatology, and critical care medicine.
Dr. Larkin has three children, Jennifer, Thomas and Peter. Jen is pursuing a career as an addiction counseling assistant, specializing in adolescent girls for which her degrees in teaching, art, and graphic design have been valuable assets. Tom is an accredited professional mechanical engineer and works on the design and modeling of thermal and hydraulic systems for natural gas combined cycle power plants. Pete is currently working at Larkin Veterinary Center as a veterinary nurse assistant and client care specialist, while pursuing educational opportunities.
Dr. Larkin is recently engaged to her life partner, David, a retired nuclear reactor operator and nuclear power plant project manager. When not caring for your pets, she enjoys horseback riding, photography, gardening, traveling, fishing and boating, and reading. Dr. Larkin's spare time is often spent on her passion of riding and showing her horse, Kandy. The rest of her family includes her beloved Tibetan Spaniel named Kipley, a very special Singapura cat named Alfie, and her extra large mixed breed cat Gina, and the comical Jack Russell terrier cross, Pomeroy.
Dr. Cynthia DiBuono, VMD
Originally from South Philadelphia, Dr. Cindy DiBuono got her bachelors in biology from La Salle University and went on to the University of Pennsylvania vet school, graduating in 1992. Three years later, she moved to the Reading area and liked it so much that she never left. She enjoys the variety and constant challenges of companion animal practice. From removing rat tumors to diagnosing complex medical problems, to extracting abscessed teeth, you never know what a day will bring.
Music is Dr DiBuono's second passion having played violin since childhood. She is a member of the Reading Philharmonic and the Reading Pops orchestras. She recently married fellow cat person Chris, who plays French horn in the orchestra and is also a doctor (dentist ). They are active in their church worship team and youth group and enjoy playing tennis, biking, and watching Philly sports teams (GO EAGLES!) in their "spare time".
Dr. Nancy Nelson, VMD
A Berks County native, Dr. Nelson grew up in Morgantown and received her BS from Ursinus College. She then graduated with a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. After practicing in Delaware for three years, she returned to Berks County where Dr. Nelson’s and Dr. Larkin’s paths crossed as they worked in the same animal hospital.
Prior to joining Larkin Veterinary Center in 1999, Dr. Nelson pursued private practice in Morgantown, developing her special interest in birds, exotic animals, and wildlife, while continuing to provide quality care for cats and dogs. She is a past president of the Mid Atlantic Association of Avian Veterinarians. Dr. Nelson also enjoys canine and feline medicine and surgery.
Dr. Nelson and her husband Mike, also from Berks County, have two children, Christopher and Emily. Her interests include horseback riding, gardening, and spending time with her family and their pets at home.
Dr. Janelle Torrens, DVM
Originally from Pottstown, Dr. Torrens decided to venture south to pursue her BS in Biology at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia. She then moved to the Volunteer state to obtain her DVM from the University of Tennessee. While she appreciated the warmer weather of the south, she decided to move back home to Pennsylvania. Dr. Torrens' most favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include behavior, soft tissue surgery, and geriatric care. She especially enjoys making visits to the vet a stress-free and happy experience for pets and their people alike.
Dr. Torrens and her husband, Justin, have three dogs and two cats. In her spare time, she loves exploring in nature, whether it be running, hiking, or walking her dogs, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Cynthia Worrall, DVM
Dr. Worrall grew up in Pottstown. She received her BS in biology from Albright College in 1993. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997, she returned to Pennsylvania. Since then, Dr. Worrall has been working in private practice. While she enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery, Dr. Worrall has a special interest in preventive medicine and senior care. She likes working with families to ensure that their pets remain as happy and healthy as possible throughout all their life stages.
Dr. Worrall and her husband, Al, have two children, Alex and Cali. In her free time, she can often be found cheering her children on at band competitions and soccer games. Dr. Worrall is an avid reader who also likes to bake and spend time with her three furry kids.