Dr. Laura M. Holland


Dr. Holland is the owner and founder of Circle of Life Veterinary Clinic. She graduated from the University of Rochester in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, and worked for several years at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester, and then at the Wistar Institute, where she did research into melanoma. She then went on to earn a Masters of Laboratory Animal Science from Hahnemann University in 1992. She then worked in the field of cytotherapeutics (artificial organs).

Dr. Holland then decided to take her pursuit of science in a different direction, combining it with her lifelong love for animals, and enrolled in veterinary school. In 1998 she graduated from University of Pennsylvania with the degree of Veterinary Medical Doctor. She has been practicing since, and is particularly interested in neurology and feline medicine.

Dr. Holland lives in upper Bucks County with her husband and an ever-changing household full of rescue, special-needs, and foster cats and dogs. She runs daily, both to train for the competitive racing she enjoys and to maintain her own inner balance. Though she loves all animals, she has a particular fondness for beagles, and there will always be a special place in her heart for orange cats (if you've read David's story, you'll know why.)

Dr. Jill Kulig


Dr. Kulig

Dr. Kulig attended Penn State University for undergraduate studies in Environmental Studies. After graduating, she worked in the field for several years before returning to school for a Veterinary Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has practiced both small animal and special species (exotic) medicine since 1995. Although she does not hold any board certifications, she has special interest in Oncology, Dentistry, Internal Medicine, and Hospice Care. She uniquely combines some alternative forms of therapy to practice an integrative approach to patient care, particularly to assist those with chronic health conditions.

Helping pets remain healthy and active are her main goals. Participating in the health care and human animal bond of her patients is what makes her job so rewarding. Dr. Kulig lives in the woods of Green Lane with her family of two legged and four legged friends. They all enjoy jogging, hiking, and camping together. She grows a vibrant healing garden, where she harvests herbs for use in her practice.

Vicki Cannizzo

Office Manager


Vicki  joined the staff of Circle of Life in the spring of 2013. She is originally from the Pittsburgh area, where she worked in the transportation industry for 17 years.
When she moved east to be with her now-husband, she started her own pet sitting business - Miss Vicki's Pet Sittin' - which she continued to run in addition to her work at Circle of Life.  Recently, the clinic took over and the pet sitting business has been closed. Vicki brings many years of customer service, administration and the love of animals to her job here at Circle of Life.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, travel, and playing with her nine rescued cats - Thor, Roman, Cynder, Ember, Sootie, Visi, Smudge, Seth and Janeka. 


Our Feline Inspiration

David came to Dr. Holland in horrible circumstances and pulled through to live a full and happy life with her. He is the inspiration behind her philosophy of medicine and the founding of this practice. Click on here to read his story, in her words.

Head of Feline Oversight

aka Clinic Cat 

Three MusketeersThere are times when it seems we have "clinic cats", but these felines are more often than not rescue cats who "reside" with us while looking for a permanent home.  Yes, there have been some cats who seem to live here, but it's only temporary.  This does not stop them from becoming "our pets" even if for a short time.  Happily, we can say we have no Head of Oversight felines at this time.

Amy Walsh

Clinic Assistant

Amy began working at Circle of Life in August 2015. Prior to that, she became a client of Dr Holland in 2013, when kittens she was fostering were patients at Circle of Life.
Amy attended Millersville University and holds a BS of Education. She has 2 children - Ryan and Allie; as well as a cat Mason and Shepherd mix Callie.

Beatrice Gahman

Surgical Technician

Bio to follow