Justin D. Kontir grew up in Southwest PA and Greensburg PA and attended Greensburg Central Catholic Hugh School from 1993 to 1997. He the went on to St. Vincent College in Latrobe PA where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from 1997 to 2001. He was accepted ti the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and graduated in 2005. He started work with Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital in May of 2005, became half owner in 2006, and has been there ever since.
He helped purchase Latrobe Animal Clinic in 2015( formerly owned by Dr. Joseph Matuskowitz) and worked there part time from March 2015 until the purchase of Hope Veterinary Hospital in April 2015.
He married his wife Andrea in August 2011 and has two step children Alexys, now 14 and Yukon, now 10 and one child of his own, Jack who is now 2.5. He enjoys the outdoors, physical fitness, boating, remote control aircraft, ponds/aquariums, and most of all his family and veterinary medicine.