Anthony Potorti, DVM

Hello, I’m Dr. Potorti. I started the practice 29 years ago with my wife, Julie. I attended West Virginia University and then earned my veterinary degree from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. I was raised a West Virginia farm boy before moving to Pennsylvania.

My favorite things about Big Valley Animal Hospital are the clients who have become great friends in my 30 years in Mifflin County. I also love that people feel like part of our family when they visit our practice. We respect and appreciate the confidence they place with us in taking care of their animals. Every patient and client is important to me.

I enjoy all aspects of practice but especially enjoy soft tissue surgeries.

I live in Reedsville with my wife, Julie. We have two daughters, Mandy and Kristi, and a son Matthew.

Outside of work I enjoy farming, driving my tractor, and feeding my farm animals. We have one little rescue mutt (Daisy), 2 turtles, sheep, Jersey and Beef cows, and too many cats to count.

Kristi Potorti (Bedelyon), DVM

Hi, I’m Dr. Kristi. I began practicing as a veterinarian at BVAH in May 2016 after earning my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

My favorite aspects of BVAH are forming relationships with clients and being able to be there for them in happy times such as first puppy visits, and the hard times of losing a beloved pet and family member. My animals are my world so I feel I can very much connect and relate to my clients who show that same amount of love towards their pets.

I have a strong interest in Internal Medicine and also enjoy soft tissue surgery.

I live in Reedsville with my husband, Tyler and our herd of animals. We have 2 cats, Simon and Lola. We also have our 5 little rescue dogs: Bella (Maltese), Abby (Maltese x Chihuahua), Benny (Maltese x Yorkie x Poodle), Dash (Lhasa Apso x Poodle), and the newest member to the family- Toby (our Yorkie x Maltese with a cleft palate).

When I am not working I enjoy spending time at home relaxing with my animals, reading, and hanging out by the pool in the summer time.

Nikki Jolliff, DVM

Hello, I’m Dr. Nikki. I started working at BVAH in June of 2016 after earning my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

I am originally from Richwood, Ohio, I currently reside in Lewistown, PA with my husband, Doug, our son Glade, and our daughter Danica. We have one Bernese Mountain Dog (Clover), and two cats (Fish and Cheddar)

I have a strong interest in small ruminants. My favorite aspects about BVAH are the incredible support staff and all of our great clients.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and showing sheep.



Lance Kramer, VMD

Hello, I’m Dr. Lance Kramer. I started working at BVAH in June of 2017 after earning my Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris from University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine.

I’m originally from Lock Haven, PA and currently reside in State College with my wife, Anna. We have two dogs, Petey and Lilly. We also have poultry & fish.

I am excited to join this community focused practice and develop relationships with clients and patients. Outside of work I enjoy gardening, fishing, hunting, hiking, kayaking, and wine & beer making.