The Team at Murrysville Veterinary Associates

Our doctors have special interests in neurology, internal medicine, end-of-life palliative care, ophthalmology, dentistry, and acupuncture. At Murrysville Veterinary Associates, all of our doctors (and most of our staff) are Fear Free Certified and are committed to providing both the pets and their families with the best experience possible with every visit and interaction.  Read more about the Fear Free initiative.


Dr. Tamara Miller received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition/Dietetics in 1984 and DVM degree in 1988 both from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  Dr. Miller grew up in Indiana, spending time on a family farm that raised quarter horses and angus cattle, while sharing her family home with dogs, cats, rabbits, and numerous hamsters.   Veterinary medicine has always been a part of her life, first working with her father, a large animal practitioner in the state of Indiana where she grew up and, after graduation from Purdue, continuing in private practice in New Jersey and western Pennsylvania.  She has experience in companion animal general medicine, wellness care, surgery, dental care and surgery, and emergency care.  Dr. Miller received her certification in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in Florida. She has been a Fear Free certified veterinarian since 2017.  Her special interests include ophthalmology, dentistry, internal medicine, and dermatology as well as pain management and palliative care.  

Dr. Miller and her husband, Dr. James Zeliff met in veterinary school and came to Pittsburgh in 1989.  The have three adult children — Dustin, a neuroscientist in Richmond, Virginia, Ali, the owner of her own PR firm in Washington DC, and Haley, a student at University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Miller enjoys outside activities such as hiking, biking, gardening, and skiing as well as reading and spending time with family and friends.  She and her husband share their home with two dogs, Lilly, an in-charge miniature dachshund, and Layla, a black lab mix rescue, two cats, Louis, a Himalayan and Penny, a beautiful lilac point rescue, and a cockatiel named Spike.


Dr. Maura St. John is a Murrysville native. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst in Animal Science in 2003 and graduated from North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After graduation, she pursued internship and residency training at speciality hospitals in New Jersey and Arizona with a focus in neurology and neurosurgery before returning back to her Western PA in 2011 to become a general practitioner. Dr. St. John has special interests in seizure control, internal medicine, pain management, and end-of-life care.

Dr. St. John shares her home with three giant schnauzers -- Lemmy, Waylon, and Dorothy -- as well the many chickens and ducks who live on her farmette.  When not at work, she enjoys traveling, hiking with her dogs, cooking, going to concerts, and spending time with family & friends.  Dr. St. John feels extremely fortunate to practice in her hometown and enjoys partnering with our clients to provide the best care possible for their pets.


Dr. Stephanie Edwards grew up in Kittanning, PA, showing quarter horses and caring for a variety of pets, large and small. She was inspired to become a veterinarian after observing the care and dedication of her horse’s veterinarian following an injury. She completed her undergraduate Animal Science degree at Penn State University in 2010 and achieved her veterinary degree at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She practiced in York, PA for seven years in a busy small animal general practice, but has made the move back to Western Pennsylvania to be close to family and friends. Although she loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, she has special interests in ophthalmology and surgery. She has also completed training to perform Penn HIP certifications (specialized testing for hip dysplasia) and is a Fear Free Certified Veterinarian. She is passionate about providing high quality veterinary care, all the while reducing the stress and anxiety her patients may feel.

Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband Matt and two young daughters, Sydney and Brynn. She is also a proud dog and cat mom to Newton, a bubbly Bernese Mountain Dog, a funny Havanese named Stella, and Zoey, a noble Siamese mix. Her favorite hobbies include painting, horseback riding, canoeing, skiing, and catching up with friends!


Born and raised in Malaysia, Dr. Jin Wong attended Oberlin College in Ohio before completing his veterinary medicine degree at Colorado State University. Following that, Dr. Wong completed a small animal rotating internship in San Francisco. He has since practiced General Practice and Emergency Medicine with a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, translational research between humans and animals, and chronic medical illnesses. 

Dr. Wong and his family (wife, baby toddler and "old" baby dog) recently moved here from Baltimore, after getting their fill of crab and Old Bay seasoning. As a Malaysian Chinese, Dr. Wong is fluent in English and Chinese (slightly rusty), as well as Malay (quite a bit rusty), and can also speak a touch of Spanish when needed. Dr. Wong also loves soccer (goManchester United) and has previously lived in India for two years!


Dr. Samantha Mershon graduated with her BS in biochemistry from Juniata University.  From there, she attended the University of Prince Edward Island, receiving her DVM in 2021.   Following graduation, Dr. Mershon returned to her home in Wexford and began working in private practice. She has a special interest in reptile medicine but loves all aspects of general practice.  Dr. Mershon enjoys applying fear free techniques and does her best to practice the most up-to-date evidence-based medicine to help improve her patients’ quality of life.

Outside of work, Dr. Mershon lives with 2 cats - Bella and James, a lab mix named Lily.  She enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking with her dog.

Our Mission

Murrysville Veterinary Associates' team of Veterinary professionals provides a rewarding experience to our clients and patients while delivering exceptional state-of-the art veterinary care in our AAHA accredited practice.  Within a fear free environment, we utilize our innovative facility to strengthen the pet-human bond with compassion and integrity.



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