Claudia Casavecchia, DVM
“My mom recalls me as a child growing up in Bay Shore, NY always intrigued by animals. I wanted to know how to care for the sick and injured animals. I was very lucky to have been able to attend Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and then be accepted to their College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1989.”
Dr. Casavecchia’s foundation of always being curious and questioning everything helped her to become the great veterinarian she is today. She uses everything she learned working with both small and large animals to be able to teach the staff at the hospital and the pet owners that entrust her with the care of their special companions. Veterinary medicine continues to be challenging and ever-changing which gives her to constantly learn and grow.
Dr. Casavecchia is a member of AAHA, AVMA, PVMA, AAFP and participates in the WTA well-managed practice group. She served on the board of the PSPCA for over 8 years. She was recognized by the PVMA in 2005 for her dedication to the animal welfare community by receiving the Public Service Award of Merit. Her special interests including playing softball and field hockey, gardening and international travel.
Braelyn Bankoff, VMD
Dr. Bankoff grew up in Newtown, Pennsylvania in a family of true animal lovers. Her father used to show off wallet photos of his dogs and cats instead of his kids. Growing up, she was put to bed every night by her “second mother” – the family Border Collie, Zoe. With this background, it was destined for Dr. Bankoff to be in the Veterinary Field.
Dr. Bankoff completed her undergraduate studies at Bucknell University in 2015 as a double major in Philosophy and Animal Behavior and attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine for graduate school where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2019.
Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is getting to support and strengthen the special bonds between animals and humans.
Dr. Bankoff has two cats, Darwin and Ozzy. In her free time, she enjoys camping, reading, art, and teaching her cats new tricks.
Eric Wallis, DVM
Dr. Wallis grew up in Carbondale, PA. Dr. Wallis’ family owns a restaurant, so with the service industry in his blood, he has always enjoyed talking with people from different backgrounds and making people happy.
Dr. Wallis completed his undergraduate studies at Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science in 2016 and went to Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated this year.
Dr. Wallis currently does not have any pets but is excited to adopt multiple cats and a dog.
“I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was very young. I always wanted to give a voice to animals and I love having the opportunity to make their lives as safe and healthy as possible.”