State College Veterinary Hospital

1700 W. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801-2719


Our Caring Doctors

Kathleen A. Kocher, DVM


Dr. Kocher was born and raised in Pittsburgh, then first came to State College to attend Penn State for Animal Bioscience.  While in school, she met her future husband Kerry, a State College native, who grew up as a lifetime equestrian professional. Together they moved to Tennessee where Dr. Kocher attended The University of Tennessee for veterinary school, graduating in 1988. After graduating, Dr. Kocher returned to State College and purchased The State College Veterinary Hospital from its first owner.  Dr. Kocher sees a variety of pets in her practice.  Although the majority of her patients are dogs and cats, she also treats the occasional horse, pocket pets and small exotics such as guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds and non-venomous reptiles. Her special interests are internal medicine and geriatrics. She is a member of both the AVMA and the PVMA, and she was past secretary on the board of CPVETS emergency clinic.
On the personal side, when Dr. Kocher is not busy seeing patients, she keeps very busy with her three children, her 2 dogs and  2 cats, and even tries to get in a little time with her favorite hobbies, horseback riding and gardening.

 Ellen Scholz, VMD

 Dr.  Scholz is a long time colleague and friend of Dr. Kocher who is working with SCVH this summer and fall. Her special interest is exotics/pocket pets, but she treats dogs and cats too!