Dr. Annie Confer joined Endless Mountains Vet Center in June 2023 as a mixed animal veterinarian. She grew up in Maryland and spent her summers on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania, sparking her interest in veterinary medicine. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Penn State. While at Penn State she worked in a dairy nutrition research lab and at the Penn State dairy farm where she met her husband who shares her passion for animal agriculture. She then attended University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine where her interests grew. Her professional interests are wide and include global food security, dairy cattle reproduction and medicine, small animal surgery, and preventative medicine. When she’s not working she loves spending time with her husband and their small herd of dairy show cows.
Dr. Stephen D. Laudermilch
Dr. Laudermilch is a 2011 graduate of Cornell University. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Indiana Wesleyan University. His interests include dairy cattle production medicine and surgery, equine medicine and reproduction, small animal medicine, surgery, and nutrition, exotic medicine, and many other aspects of veterinary medicine – too numerous to count. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Elisabeth, and together they have two little girls and four little boys. As a family, they enjoy spending time with their pets (three golden retrievers, one cat, one snake, two leopard geckos, and four fish,) playing family games, going on walks, and spending time around nature.
Dr. Dara Strickland
Dr. Dara joined the Endless Mountains Veterinary Family in July 2021. Dr. Dara graduated with an undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences from LSU and then graduated with a Veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She is passionate about preventative health care for pets and client education. Her professional interests include animal behavior, training, and rehabilitation. Dr. Dara is also interested in the historical development of different dog breeds and helping people find the right breed for their lifestyle. She is passionate about her faith and church community. Enjoys writing and traveling. Most of her family is in Texas where she grew up, but her parents live in Indonesia where she spent her high school years and developed a deep love for South-East Asia. Her cat, Micia, is named after the Italian word for "kitty" as a nod to the culture and country she most recently added to her favorite places; and her incredible collie, Clark, came to her during her first year in Scotland, where she now has a whole second family of people she loves. Dr. Dara enjoys adventuring with Clark, and you may find him out and about with her, as he is also trained as her service dog to assist her in certain public places.
“Because life is for service” This motto from a college that one of Miriam’s children investigated caught her attention because it summed up how she thinks. Miriam’s passion and joy are in helping others; after over three decades of serving students and families in Christian school and camp ministry, it is fun to see that God has brought her life back around to a childhood dream. Like many young girls, Miriam wanted to be a veterinarian, but severe allergies to animals sidelined that career path. Now she finds herself in the Veterinary medicine industry, still unable to work with the animals but extremely glad to serve the people who care for the animals.
When not at EMVC, Miriam can be found spending time with her family (husband Tom, their children and grandchildren), working in her garden, hiking in the woods, or with her nose stuck in a book.