Meet Our Doctors
Leslie Gall, VMD
When Dr. Leslie Gall graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980, she joined a practice just outside of Philadelphia for seven years. Following the birth of her second son in 1986, she opened French Creek Veterinary Hospital in her home.
Dr. Gall considers herself a true general practitioner, and enjoys the diversity of challenges both with surgical and medical cases general practice provides. She feels very strongly that the synergy between the doctors and staff, and the interactions on cases, provides optimal care for each patient. She derives the greatest pleasure from the genuine sense of family she feels with both her staff and the many long term clients. She served as president of the Suburban Veterinary Medical Association ( the local association for veterinarians) for many years, She was then instrumental in initiating the formation of the Delaware Valley Academy, which has now replaced the SVMA, and provides outstanding continuing education to the local community of veterinarians and their staff.
Dr. Gall's interests outside of the practice include camping and hiking, especially when it is with her husband Warren, two sons with their significant other, and the dogs. Gardening is her fair weather passion, while scrapbooking and skiing occupy her winter free time. She flirted with fame by having 3 pygmy goats which won medals five years in a row at the Sly Fox Brewery's annual goat race.
Jill Kelly, VMD
Dr. Kelly is a 1994 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the staff of French Creek Veterinary Hospital in 1995. She continues to enjoy her work and she loves learning. One of her favorite interests is internal medicine. Dr. Kelly remains dedicated to the well being of her patients and works very hard to diagnose and manage their medical needs.
When Dr. Kelly is not working, she, along with her husband, thoroughly enjoy time spent with their two children.
Michael Engler, VMD
Dr. Michael Engler is a 2000 graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation he started out as a mixed animal practitioner in southern Chester County. He took care of both large and small animals.
Dr. Mike came to French Creek Veterinary Hospital in 2003 to get closer to his home and family and to focus primarily on dogs and cats. He enjoys practicing medicine and educating clients on pet care. The aspect of his job that he likes most is surgery. He offers soft tissue surgery procedures and orthopedic procedures, with a focus on cruciate (ACL) repairs.
Outside of the office, Dr. Engler enjoys spending time with his family and caring for his multitude of pets. All of his pets were rescued and include 5 dogs and 4 cats. He enjoys golfing and cooking when time allows. He also loves to go for long runs with his wife and dogs in order to train for marathons.
Dr. Elizabeth Godeke, VMD
Dr. Elizabeth Goedeke attended the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, from which she graduated in 2005 with the Feline Medicine and Surgery Award for her class. She is currently a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), through which she remains informed about feline diseases, psychology and treatments. Dr. Goedeke is also a member of the AVMA. After practicing in New Jersey for 10 years, she has decided to come back to her hometown of Pottstown. She’s also returning to French Creek Veterinary Hospital, where she worked as kennel staff member in the mid-90s, and as a technician for several summers between college semesters.
Dr. Goedeke has three cats—Asparagus, Lynn and Pippa— and a Greyhound named Maebe. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, pottery, and traveling.