Our Veterinarians

  • Dr. Michelle Horton
    Medical Director

    Dr. Michelle Horton was born and grew up in western New York. She graduated from Canisius College with a degree in Biology in 2009, and obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Guelph (Ontario) in 2013. After graduation, Dr. Horton worked at Blue Cross for two years, then moved to Toronto for one year to practice and experience big city life. She is happy to have returned to Blue Cross and to be living in the Allentown area again! Outside of work, she enjoys traveling the world, trying new restaurants and cuisines, and exploring the great outdoors with her Border Collie mix, Lenny.

  • Dr. David Gurzak

    Dr. David Gurzak was born and raised in Buffalo and attended SUNY Geneseo for his bachelor's degree. He graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012, and subsequently completed a year-long internship in Colorado. He worked in Buffalo for several years and then moved to Portland, Maine, but recently moved back to live in Hamburg. Dr. Gurzak enjoys hiking, reading, running, and spending time with his family and friends. He has three cats named Sam, Beau and Magpie and dog named Stanley, who can be a huge headache. 

    And in case you're wondering, Dr. Gurzak used to be Dr. Gurbacki. He and his husband combined last names when they got married in 2016!

  • Dr. Jennifer Hillegas
    Dr. Jennifer Hillegas has been at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital since 2003. She graduated from Union College in 1998 with her undergraduate degree in biology, and Cornell University in 2003 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Her home is full of life, thanks to her husband Charlie, two children, Ottilia and Jonathan, and her dog Cleo (featured in the picture) and cat Tybalt.
  • Dr. Jennifer McCormick
    Dr. McCormick was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She completed her Bachelor’s in Biology and Master’s in Psychology at Medaille College. She worked as a licensed veterinary technician at the Blue Cross Animal Hospital for 3 years before pursuing her lifetime dream of becoming a veterinarian. She graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Dr. McCormick is proud to return to the Blue Cross Animal Hospital team where she enjoys the support of her colleagues. When not working she’s subjecting her husband to new recipes off Pinterest, or keeping up with their young children.
  • Dr. Sarah Funk
    Dr. Sarah Funk was born and raised in Upstate New York and joined Blue Cross Animal Hospital in 2016. She graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in biology in 2008, received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2014, and completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship in Rochester, NY in 2015. Outside of work Dr. Funk enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family. She and her husband have two dogs (Bo and Millie), a cat (Gracie), and a horse (Bandit).