Dr. Lisa Germanis is a veterinarian for the Pennsylvania SPCA where she is the Director of the Shelter Hospital and Lead Forensic Veterinarian. She works closely with Humane Law Enforcement handling abuse and neglect cases.
Dr. Germanis completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City. She was an associate veterinarian at a specialty practice performing emergency and critical care medicine prior to joining the PSPCA.
She received her BS in Biology and Environmental Science from Saint Joseph’s University and earned her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. She is currently taking courses through the University of Florida to obtain a graduate certificate in Veterinary Forensic Science.
Dr. Germanis is one of the original board members for the Red Paw Emergency Relief Team providing medical advice as well as acting as a liaison with the veterinary community. Dr. Germanis felt a strong desire to become involved with the organization because, prior to the establishment of Red Paw, she witnessed the relinquishment of beloved pets to the shelter following disasters in their homes. At that time, there were not many alternatives for these families and no guarantee they would ever be reunited. She knew that Red Paw would be a source of hope following tragedy.
Lisa lives with her husband Nick and newborn daughter Elodie, their dog Puffers and two failed foster cats, Ralphie and Blackie.