Dr. Ellen M. Dziedzicki
Dr. Ellen M. Dziedzicki is the owner and practicing veterinarian at Faithful Friends Veterinary Care. Dr. Ellen earned her veterinary degree in 1995 from the University of Pennsylvania after completing undergraduate studies at Penn State. She practiced in upstate New York for 5 years before moving to Central PA where she practiced in a local mixed animal practice for the last 13 years. She enjoys not only the medical aspect of veterinary practice but also getting to know the clients and their furry family and has made some great friends. Dr. Ellen enjoys working with all furry domestic pets and has been known to delight in the grumblings of some sassy cats. On the medical side of practice, she takes a special interest in soft tissue surgery and ophthalmology, the study of eyes. Dr. Ellen and her husband have 2 children, and also share their home with 3 dogs, 4 cats, one naughty house rabbit, and a collection of assorted poultry. Outside of work, Dr. Ellen enjoys gardening, baking, hatching poultry eggs, just being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Dr. David H. Allgeier
Dr. Dave was born and raised in Ohio, which may explain the Ohio State shirts in his wardrobe. He went to Swarthmore College near Philadelphia and has been in Pennsylvania since then. He earned his VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, then practiced briefly in western Pennsylvania before moving to central PA with his wife in 1999. Dr. Dave worked for 14 years in mixed practice and almost four years in emergency practice before coming to Faithful Friends in January 2015. He has special interest in emergency medicine, helping owners manage their pets weight for health and longevity, and improving the lives of all of our pets through good preventive care. With three teenagers at home, he enjoys the peace and quiet of barking dogs and meowing cats at the clinic. In his spare time, he likes to walk his dogs, fish and play baseball with other mature players in the Old Man's League. He tries to run as often as possible, and he finds himself able to spend much more time running while still covering the same distance as he did in previous years.
Alisha - Receptionist
Alisha is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in Communications/Journalism. As an animal lover, she is very excited to be working at Faithful Friends Veterinary Care. A Huntingdon County native, Alisha resides with her husband, Chris, their two kids, two dogs and two cats. In the future, they hope to add chickens to their family. Outside of work, Alisha loves spending time with family and friends, cooking/baking, reading and traveling.
Jenn - Receptionist
Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the customer service/administrative industry. She worked in Centre County 13 years before coming to work for Faithful Friends Veterinary Care. She is excited for the opportunity to combine her professional skills with her love of animals and to be back in Huntingdon where she has shared a home with her own two furry friends for the last 8 years. Jennifer is a devoted nature and dog lover. She can be found kayaking on the Juniata River with her Puggle, biking the Lower Trail with her German Shepard or hiking Huntingdon's mountains with both of her dogs. Outside of work and nature, Jennifer enjoys walking, yoga, crocheting, reading, traveling and being a life-long learner.
Victoria - Receptionist
Victoria resides in Huntingdon with her husband Rick, 3 children, 2 dogs, and a cat. She loves being around people and animals, so her job at Faithful Friends is perfect. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family while hiking, geocaching, and visiting state parks.
Selena - Veterinary Assistant
Selena graduated from Wilson College in 2012 with a BS degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. Since graduation, she has been working in practice. Selena enjoys her job and loves helping animals. She loves cats and has two indoor cats (Merlin and Latara) as well as many outdoor cats. She currently resides in Mount Union. In her spare time she enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, cross-stitching and gardening.
Jamie - Veterinary Assistant
Jamie is a 2013 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School and a 2016 graduate of Dickinson State University, where she earned an Associates degree in Equestrian Training and a minor in Equine Management. She is currently back in college at Purdue University working her way towards an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. You may have seen her working at Dr. Bowman’s office or at Spruce Street Animal Clinic before she finally joined the Faithful Friends family. Jamie is originally from Huntingdon but resides in Mount Union with her 10 animals. She has 2 horses, 5 goats, and 3 cats. In her spare time she loves to go trail riding, watching westerns (The Virginian is her favorite, of course), and cooking for friends and family.
Shirley - Veterinary Assistant
Shirley has been working with animals for over 20 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband Kevin, her three children and five grandchildren. Shirley has a 10-year-old yellow Boxer named Rebel. She also has a two cats; 14-year-old named Tears and 3-year-old Hot Dog.
Daniele -Certified Veterinary Technician
Daniele is a 2010 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School and a 2014 graduate of Wilson College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medical Technology with minors in biology and business. Daniele joined the Faithful Friends Staff in January of 2015. Growing up Daniele was very involved with 4-H and FFA, so she has always had a love for animals. Daniele’s family has a variety of pets including a Boxer named Izzy and a Boston Terrier named Ozzy and some cats. In her free time, she enjoys spending time on the family farm. She has a small herd of Shorthorn cattle, and her family also raises Boer goats. Daniele enjoys going to a variety of livestock shows with her younger siblings.