TOBIAS Mobile Veterinary Practice Staff

We are very proud to serve your pet's needs. Here's our story:

Dr. Pat Gorman


Dr. Gorman was born and raised in Connecticut. She attended the University of Connecticut where she achieved both Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Pathobiology, the biologic approach to the study of disease. After graduation she moved to North Carolina and was a researcher in pharmacology at Duke University Medical Center for two years before deciding to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Gorman graduated North Carolina State University - School of Veterinary Medicine in1986 and spent the next 7 years practicing in the coastal town of Wilmington, NC. There she met and married Glenn Gorman, who grew up in the Great Valley school district. After the birth of their son, the couple made the decision to move to Chester County where they have been residents for 20+ years. As her children were growing, Dr. Gorman worked on a part-time basis first at Phoenixville Animal Hospital, and later for Whitelands Animal Hospital in Frazer, PA. In late 2015, Dr. Gorman decided that she wanted to provide compassionate care to pets where they are most comfortable – in their own home environment, and TOBIAS Mobile Veterinary Practice LLC was born.

Dr. Gorman is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association and the Delaware Valley Academy of Small Animal Medicine.

Dr. Gorman is an active member of Paoli Presbyterian Church and serves as Charter Organization Representative for Cub Scout Pack 98. She and her husband, Glenn, enjoy singing with the Brandywine Symphonic Chorale and the Paoli Presbyterian Chancel Choir. They have two grown children, Chris and April. Family pets are a 13 year old Boston terrier (Lucy), 5 year old Doberman pinscher (Rita), and a 2 year old pitbull cross (Misha). The recent loss of Gandalf the Grey has left the family devoid of a cat for the time being, but it is likely that Phyllis remedy this situation shortly. There is also the occasional foster or special need.

Phyllis Ruley


Phyllis Ruley is a veterinary technician with over 30 years’ experience. Phyllis has extensive knowledge of every aspect of the veterinary business, including: animal behavior, nutrition, proper restraint techniques, the collection of laboratory samples (blood, urine, feces, skin scrapings, aspirates, bacterial cultures, etc.), IV catheterization, x-ray positioning and developing. Phyllis is also an accomplished surgical technician and has monitored anesthesia not only to dogs and cats – but also to exotic species such as a rabbits, ferrets, rats, reptiles, parrots and backyard poultry. Phyllis’ passion lies in the area of animal rescue. Over the years, Phyllis has successfully re-homed hundreds of animals of a wide variety of species, many of them with special needs. When an animal comes into her care, she will make every effort to see that it lives a long and happy life in a home where it is loved and cherished.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."

Anatole France

"I hate to be obvious," added the Scarecrow, "but you'd have saved yourself a heap of trouble if you weren't too cheap to invest in a leash, Dorothy.

Gregory Maguire, Son of a Witch