Meet Our Doctors


Timothy Rutkowski, DVM

Dr Timothy Rutkowski graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 1993.  He began his career at Amberleaf Animal Hospital in Illinois.  In 2000, he moved to the Philadelphia area and joined the staff of Hopewell Veterinary Hospital.  He has been the owner of Hopewell Veterinary Hospital since 2003.  Dr Rutkowski has an interest in caring for a variety of animals, from dogs and cats of every shape and size to non-traditional pets like birds, reptiles, and small mammals.  When he's not at Hopewell, he enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with friends and family, including 3 dogs (Maggie, Molly, and Toby) and a cat (Kimeko).

Angela Cooper-Carty, DVM

Dr Angela Cooper-Carty received her B.S. in Microbiology from Howard University in 1989.  She went on to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr Carty has practiced veterinary medicine in and around Philadelphia since she came to Pennsylvania in 1999.  She joined Hopewell Veterinary Hospital in the fall of 2007.  Her special interests include internal medicine and preventive health care for both young and older pets. Dr Carty lives in Elkins Park with her family.

Sara Silver, DVM

Dr. Sara Silver earned her BA in Zoology at Auburn University in 2012 and then went on to attend Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her DVM in 2016 and started working for Hopewell in the Fall of 2018. 

Anthony Tursi, DVM

Dr. Anthony Tursi, a native Philadelphian and Central High School grad, has been in small animal practice since graduating from The School of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University in 1990.

Lauren Zahn, DVM

Dr Lauren Zahn grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and currently lives in the area with her family and her dog, Nutmeg. Dr Zahn graduated from The College of New Jersey with a BS in Biology.  She graduated from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine and spent an additional clinical year at the veterinary school of the University of Minnesota.  Dr Zahn joined Hopewell Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2008.