Our Veterinarians

The Animal Hospital on the Golden Strip Team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Williamsport and Loyalsock Township areas. At The Animal Hospital on the Golden Strip, 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. Ellen Weaver at The Animal Hospital on the Golden Strip in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Dr. Ellen Weaver​

Dr. Ellen Weaver grew up in Lakeland, FL where she attended undergrad at Florida Southern College. She then moved to Virginia and attended vet school at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. During vet school, Dr. Weaver was active in clubs and participated in V.T. Therapy Pets with her greyhound, Warrior. Currently, she resides in Montoursville with her husband and enjoys spending time with family, trying new restaurants and exploring the area.

Dr. Christine Pifer at The Animal Hospital on the Golden Strip in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Dr. Christine Pifer

Dr. Christine Pifer joined the hospital in June 2015. She is originally from Lewisberry, PA. She attended Penn State University for her undergraduate degree and then went on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to receive her DVM degree.

Dr. Pifer lives near Jersey Shore with her husband, son, and two cats. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing the piano and being outdoors.

Dr. Corey Saunders at The Animal Hospital on the Golden Strip in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Dr. Corey Saunders

Dr. Corey Saunders joined the practice in February 2018. He grew up on a farm in Iowa. He attended undergraduate at Teikyo Westmar University in LeMars, IA and then proceeded to Iowa State University where he received his DVM degree. After graduation, he moved to Phoenix, AZ and practiced there for nine years. He then practiced in New York City, NY for 9 years. He has one Chihuahua, one Sheltie, and one Collie. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and dogs.

Dr. Andrei Kasarda at The Animal Hospital on the Golden Strip in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Dr. Andrei Kasarda

Dr. Kasarda was raised on a farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He raised fancy poultry for show at state fairs and had horses as well. After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy and served during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After leaving the military, Dr. Kasarda worked as a Veterinary Assistant and Laboratory Technician at different organizations on the west coast before earning his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Washington. Dr. Kasarda continued his education by attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his clinical training at the University of Illinois.