Our People

Dr. Lisa Cawley

Dr. Lisa CawleyA graduate of the esteemed University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley. She is also a former student of the Saucon Valley school system, and a graduate of Lehigh University. She has been working in the Lehigh Valley for over 28 years and is experienced in small animal surgery, emergency care, and general veterinary-healthcare practices. Her passion is teaching owners how to keep their pets living healthier, longer lives and continuing to upgrade her own medical knowledge by attending regular post-graduate lectures in the veterinary field. She opened Christmas City Veterinary Hospital in July of 2011 and is proud to join other Bethlehem Small Business Owners in providing services, income, and great jobs to our community. It is especially important to her, and really one of the chief reasons she decided to go into business for herself; to offer clients a safe sense of family when they entrust the care of their pet to her and her team. She looks forward to making lasting connections with all of her patrons. She and her spouse of 28 years, Tony, have three lovely children, two dogs, two cats, and a lot of happiness in their lives with the opening of Christmas City Veterinary Hospital.

Bobbie Dumoff

Every practice has its standout performers and we are fortunate to have one in the form of Bobbie. Mrs. Dumoff is a graduate of Penn State University, where she earned a BS in Hospital Administration. She is also a credentialed veterinary technician with over 17 years experience working in the Lehigh Valley. Prior to a career in veterinary medicine, she worked on the human side as an EMT for Hanover Township and as a patient technician for Lehigh Valley Hospital. As if she doesn’t have enough to do with all of her responsibilities at our practice, Bobbie shares her life with her wonderful husband, Gerry, is the mother of five children, and a grandmother! Additionally, she has worked with greyhound rescues in the past, and recently adopted three City of Bethlehem stray dogs, Stuart Little, Sophie and Scarlet. Mrs. Dumoff enjoys the challenges and many rewards of veterinary medicine. She looks forward to helping answer your questions, and making your experience with us the best it can possibly be.

Michele Bankos

If there were an awesome employee contest at our practice, Michele would win it! We are extremely happy to have a person of such good judgment, skill and deep compassion as the leader of our veterinary nursing department. With years of experience in emergency veterinary care, our patients couldn’t be in more capable hands. Michele has been working with Dr. Cawley for more than 21 years. Like the other members of our team, Michele is an over-achiever.  She enjoys volunteer work and spending time with her family.  Michele's newest family members were recently adopted as City of Bethlehem strays. She has Lucy, a shih-tzu and her two cats, Eggie and Emma. Thank you, Michele for all you do!

Angela Apgar

Angela had the pleasure of working in the veterinary field for over 10 years before joining the Christmas City family. She has lived in the Lehigh Valley her entire life, and currently resides in Emmaus with her husband, Jason and her two rescue dogs, a Sheltie named Gracie and a Corgi named Rusty.  Working in the veterinary field fulfills her lifelong passion for animals. Growing up, Angela enjoyed many pets, small and large, from guinea pigs to horses and everything in between! She is a fan of warm weather and baseball and in her spare time enjoys reading and traveling.  Angela particularly enjoys the close bonds she is able to nurture with our patients and clients because of our intimate practice setting. We are very fortunate to have Angela as a team member.  She is knowledgeable, compassionate and dedicated to upholding our highest standards for care.

Jillian George

Jillian, the friendly face you may be lucky enough to see if you have an appointment on a Saturday, is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, where she earned a BS in American Sign Language/English Interpreting.  Originally, Jillian is from Western PA and moved to the Lehigh Valley after graduating in 2013.  In her spare time, Jillian enjoys spending time with friends, family and her rescue pup Penelope, traveling to new places, sports and photography.  She is a recent newlywed and we couldn't be happier for her! Before joining Christmas City Veterinary Hospital in April 2015, Jillian worked as a Sign Language Interpreter all over the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. She recently accepted a full time position as an interpreter for an area school district, and although we miss working with her full time we are happy she was able to secure a position related to her degree.  She loves being surrounded by animals and enjoys meeting and greeting their owners, even if it is only part time. She has said she feels so lucky to have the opportunity to work at such a highly respected establishment with an amazing and fun group of women. 

Lisa O'Brien

Lisa O'Brien will be happy to assist you when you call us or arrive in our hospital! She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Integrative arts, but over the last few years, she has been following her passion for animal care by working in the veterinary field.  She has been greatly enjoying her hands-on experience with cats and dogs, and loves to meet your fuzzy family members.  Lisa currently lives in Bethlehem with her husband, three cats, and three dogs, where she takes a very creative approach to "indoor zoo-keeping".