Our Veterinarians

PA Vets

The Best Friends Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving Chambersburg. At Best Friends Animal Hospital, 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. Donald Kwiatkowski, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Kwiatkowski received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 1976. Before joining the Best Friends team 13 years ago, he was Wildlife Veterinarian for the State of Wyoming; owner of Alpine Animal Hospital in Alpine, Wyoming; owner of Southland Hospital for Animals in Taylor, Michigan; and an Associate Veterinarian at Allan Park Animal Hospital in Allen Park, Michigan. He has published over 12 articles in peer-reviewed professional journals.

His professional awards and honors include: Wyoming Federation Conservationist of the Year, 1990; Terra Alpha Environmental Technology Award winner 1988, USSR Endangered Mink Project Official Letter of Thanks (Estonia, Russia); and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Director’s Letter of Appreciation.

Dr. Kwiatkowski lives in Chambersburg with his wife of 28 years, Shelly, and his rambunctious and entertaining Yorkie-Bichon mix named Piper.

Dr. Kwiatkowski's "pets" have included dogs, cats, birds, and various wildlife.


Dr. Jeannine Hostetter, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Hostetter is a 1998 graduate of North Carolina State University, University College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced in Raleigh, North Carolina for 4 years and then moved back to her hometown of Chambersburg in 2002.

Dr. Hostetter lives in Chambersburg with her husband Troy, her children, Roman, Jacob and Megan, and her extremely active lab mix puppy named Landry. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as serving on the board at the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and helping with the Andrew Buchanan Elementary School PTA.

Dr. Hostetter has enjoyed her 13 years at Best Friends, especially the clients and the patients that she has been privileged to work with. She looks forward to the continued progress of the profession in technology and treatments.


Dr. Elena MacBride, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Elena received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine located on the campus of Virginia Tech in May 2014. She was originally from Ellicott City, MD and now lives in Greencastle, PA with her husband. She has an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech as well as minors in chemistry and music. Her primary interest in veterinary medicine is companion animals, especially cats.

Outside of veterinary medicine, she most enjoys spending time with her husband, Jon, and their cats, Rory and Leo. She also enjoys time with her extended family, hiking, camping, and going to the beach.