Dr. Peter Sikora purchased an existing veterinary practice in 1982, and from it created Williamsport West Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Peter practiced as a solo veterinarian for over 20 years, until he was joined by his daughter, Dr. Stephanie Daverio and her husband Dr. David Daverio in 1998. Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Dave purchased the business in 2013, and it continues to thrive. Dr. Sikora has since retired, and enjoys traveling with his wife Rita, and their two big dogs, Westley and Niles.
We serve patients in Williamsport, PA
The Williamsport West Veterinary Difference
Our staff prides itself in spending time with clients and patients, getting to know them and understanding any problems they are having. By doing this, the vets are better able to formulate custom diagnostic and treatment plans for each individual. In veterinary medicine, one size does not fit all! The team feels strongly that patients are not just pets, but beloved family members deserving of extra time and consideration.
Dr. David Daverio
His professional interests include canine and feline internal medicine, surgery, and dentistry. He is married to Dr. Stephanie Sikora Daverio, who he met while attending Penn Veterinary School, and they have two wonderfully magical children. Other members of the Daverio Family include five dogs, two cats, a turtle, a tortoise, and several fish. He wants the record clear: he is only responsible for the adoption of TWO of the five dogs, but he loves them all. Outside of work, Dr. Dave enjoys reading, racquet sports, ultimate frisbee, frisbee golf, running, basketball, cycling, Martial Arts (TaeKwonDo, Hapkido, and Kumdo) and competitive pistol shooting. He enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends. He believes in the existence of Bigfoot, which earns him endless teasing here at the office.
Dr. Stephanie Daverio
After graduating from the Williamsport Area High School in 1986, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Bucknell University in 1990. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where she met her future husband, Dave. She earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Dr. Stephanie has worked at various busy practices in Pennsylvania, including Allentown, Stroudsburg, and Towanda, gaining valuable experiences before she and Dr. Dave returned to Williamsport to join her father in practice at WWVH in 1998. She has a special interest in the prevention of behavioral problems in puppies and kittens and enjoys working with various exotic species. Except tarantulas. She says she draws the line at big, hairy spiders.
Writing the column “Creature Comforts” for the Sun Gazette since 2004, raising two children with her husband, and (barely) controlling the chaos of a household with five dogs, two cats, a tortoise, turtle, and assorted fish keeps her mighty busy. She sings with the St. Boniface Contemporary Ensemble and with the Williamsport Chamber Choir and has served as secretary of the WCCO board for the past several years. She enjoys bicycling, swimming, walking the dogs, and cooking, though there are days she’s seriously content to sit in a chair under a pile of dogs and cats, sipping something warm, and reading a good book.
In her spare time, she loves traveling and spending time with her husband, Kyle, their daughter, Sarah, and two dogs, Hannah and Ainslee. Bridget and Kyle went to bat for their beloved Ainslee when she was diagnosed with a serious heart arrhythmia in late 2016 and took her to Cornell University Hospital for Animals where she had a pacemaker implanted. We are happy to report that Ainslee has been back to her spunky, Jack Russell self ever since.
Sue has had very interesting and varied life experiences. She has been a racehorse jockey, riverboat casino cocktail waitress, restaurant manager, karate instructor, and live plant specialist. We’re glad she’s settled down and chosen to work with us — her canine behavior expertise has made her an indispensable member of our team. Also, the plants in the waiting room have never looked better, thanks to Sue’s ministrations.
Williamsport West Veterinary Hospital
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Monday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-11:30 am