Owner

Richard L. Bell, DVM
Owner

Dr. Bell received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University.  He then went to Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Before moving to Pittsburgh, Dr. Bell practiced large animal medicine. Before buying Five Points Veterinary Clinic in 1997, Dr. Bell owned and practiced at Castle Shannon Veterinary Hospital.

His practice philosophy is based on high professional standards and a long lasting love for animals and people.


Veterinarians

Robert Boswell, DVM

Dr. Boswell graduated from Ohio State University in 1985.  While he has only been at FPVC for four years, Dr. Boswell has over 23 years of experience.

Dr. Boswell likes working at our clinic because he respects his fellow doctors, as well as the rest of the support staff.  At our clinic, we have a well-equipped surgical room that allows Dr. Boswell to perform complex and challenging orthepedic procedures, which he enjoys.

Outside of work, Dr. Boswell likes to spend time working on his farm, fishing, building and renovating an old house, and raising his two children. 

PETS: one labrador retriever, four cats, four horses, and many farm animals, including cows and chickens
 


James Schulz, DVM 

Dr. Schulz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture/ dairy science from Ohio State University, where he later attended veterinary school. 

The fun staff makes FPVC a great place to work, according to Dr. Schulz. He has worked here for over 10 years, but has over 23 years of experience. 

When he isn't working, Dr. Schulz likes to garden, hike, travel, and is an amateur photographer. (He has some amazing photos that he took on a recent trip to Hawaii.)

PETS: six cats, two dogs, and two fish
 


 


Allison Potscavage, DVM

Before heading to Texas A&M for vet school, Dr. Potscavage received her bachelor of science degree in chemistry at DePaul University. 

She joined the FPVC staff in August of 2007 and has found the support and teamwork of our staff as one of the best reasons to work at our clinic. She also enjoys getting to know our clients and treating/ helping patients within our community. 

Outside of work, you can find Dr. Potscavage reading, knitting, crocheting, or golfing. 

PETS: Maeby, a border collie.
 



Lewis Faulkner, DVM

Dr. Faulkner received his associates degree in veterinary science at New York State University and his bachelor's degree in animal science from Cornell University, where he later attended Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. He also holds a master's degree from Texas A&I in nutrition and physiology. 

His career at FPVC began over five years ago, but Dr. Faulkner has over 25 years experience as a veterinarian.  

The staff and clients make Dr. Faulkner enjoy working at FPVC the most. 

During his time off, Dr. Faulkner likes to hunt, fish, ski, camp, and scuba dive.

PET: a lab/ setter mix named Pip
 

 
 
 
 
             

Jennifer Kotouch, DVM

 

Dr. Kotouch received her bachelor of science in Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University in 2008 and went on to graduate from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Her special interests include small animal clinical oncology and internal medicine. Dr. Kotouch also has an interest in pocket pets and small ruminants (sheep and goats). She enjoys the friendly atmosphere, excellent clinicians, and staff teamwork.

 

In her spare time, Dr. Kotouch enjoys running, Zumba, reading, riding motorcycles with her husband, and spending time with her three stepchildren: Ashley, Allison, and Shane.

 

PETS: four dogs (Mukki, Skyler, Princess Lilly, and Jasmine), four cats (Athena, Bagheera, Starburst, and Tigress), and two Nigerian Dwarf goats (Chip and Dale). 
 

 
 
 
             

Levi Cerminara, DVM

Dr. Cerminara grew up in the northern panhandle of West Virginia.  He received his bachelor of science in Animal Nutritional Sciences at West Virginia University and graduated with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.


Before graduating with a DVM, Dr. Levi spent time working at Five Points Veterinary Clinic as a technician and then as a veterinary extern.  In his free time he enjoys mountain biking, fishing, and being with his beloved wife, Kaylea.   


 


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