Our animal hospital vets in York

Our Veterinarians

Proudly serving the York area, the Leader Heights Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. At Leader Heights Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

 Dr. Angie L. S. Cheek, Veterinarian at York animal clinic

Angie L. S. Cheek

Dr. Cheek was born and raised in York County where she currently lives with her husband and pets.

She graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1994, Elizabethtown College in 1998, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Cheek has been working at Leader Heights Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian since graduation.

She enjoys both medicine and surgery cases and takes pride in treating her patients as if they were her own. Her hobbies include snowmobiling, watching football, gardening, riding horses, and spending time with her family and pets. Dr. Cheek also enjoys visiting her cabin in Potter County, Pa.

Dr. Cheek is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Kristin Holmes, Veterinarian at York animal Hospital

Maria Hillenbrand
D.V.M, M.S.

Dr. Hillenbrand was born in Delaware but spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Texas and Virginia, before completing her high school career in Chester County, PA. She earned a Bachelor's degree in General Biology with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Studies from Washington & Jefferson College. Two years later, she completed a Master's degree in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh. After working in research for a couple of years and producing multiple publications, Dr. Hillenbrand attended veterinary school at the University of Illinois and earned her doctoral degree.

Dr. Hillenbrand has an avid interest in cardiology, oncology, and dentistry, as well as forming lasting relationships with clients and their pets.

Her hobbies include hiking, playing basketball, watching sporting events, traveling, spending time with family and friends, including her family mastiff, Duncan.

Dr. Hillenbrand is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Eric Pienschke at York animal hospital

Eric C. Pienschke

Dr. Pienschke grew up in York, PA but has since lived all over including Ohio, St. Kitts and Alabama. He has been a member of Leader Heights Animal Hospital since 2002, where he has worked while going to school to achieve his Veterinary education.

He earned a Bachelor’s Degree with Majors in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Biology and Minors in Chemistry and Business Management from The University of Findlay. He then earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University and transferred to Auburn University for his clinical year.

Dr. Pienschke takes pride in treating every pet as if they were his own and enjoys both the surgical and medical aspect of Veterinary Medicine.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, spending time with family, friends and his puppy Remi.

Dr. Pienschke is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association.