Meet the Team

Dr. Steven Gloates

DVM, Owner

Dr. Steve received his DVM, cum laude, from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May, 1997. He is a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. He received honors for excellence in Small Animal Medicine. Since then he has completed:

  • Oral Surgery One & Dental Radiology – Advanced Dentistry Training
  • Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgery Training
  • Courses in Basic and Intermediate Abdominal Ultrasound
  • FRANK – a Communication Workshop for Veterinarians

He has been an active part of the Veterinary Information Network, an internet community of veterinary specialist and general practitioners from around the world, since 1994.

He purchased Vetcetera in April, 2008. His wife Debra is also a veterinarian but currently serves as mom to four beautiful children Joshua, Rachel, Ruth and Rebekah. Dr. Steve’s four-legged kids include Sunny the yellow lab, Sheila the Goldendoodle, Ali the miniature donkey, four alpacas, one fish, his five cats: Larry, Catnip, Moe, Gizmo and Zippy

His hobbies and interests include: spending time with his family, photography, reading, and listening to music of many different genres. He is an instructor for Pet Emergency Education. He teaches pet first aid and CPR certification. For more information visit

Dr. Steve is honored to serve the clients, cats and dogs of Schuylkill County and surrounding areas.

Gloates Family Pets

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Carol Farabaugh

Office Manager

Carol is the office manager and a very familiar face at Vetcetera. She is a crucial part of the Vetcetera team, doing everything from welcoming our visitors to helping with animals and assisting in practice management. She is married to Gary and they have two children, Justin and Crystal. The Farabaugh household includes three dogs — Anna, Snowball, and Daisy — and a black cat named Thorn.

Her heartfelt affection for pets influences all of her activities in the medical office. She realized a lifelong desire to work in a veterinary office the day she joined Vetcetera.

Farabaugh Family Pets

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Vetcetera Pets – Look for us around the office!

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