These days people treat their pets like their children, or at least like full-fledged members of their families. In order for pets to have the longest (and best) lives possible, they need to be taken to the veterinarian for yearly shots and checkups. Residents of the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area have a number of options to choose from when it comes to veterinary services. They can go to any number of veterinary clinics, including these top four.
1) Wyoming Valley Veterinary Hospital, 770 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
The Wyoming Valley Veterinary Hospital has been in business since 1982. It handles a full range of diagnostic and clinical options, including vaccinations, the spaying and neutering of both cats and dogs, and emergency services like broken limbs and necessary operations. Run by Dr. Paul Kutish, the clinic is in an excellent location and has a loyal clientele. If you have been on the lookout for a good local veterinarian, it would be a good idea to start here.
2) West Side Veterinary Hospital, 576 Market Street, Kingston, PA 18704
The West Side Veterinary Hospital is located in nearby Kingston, Pennsylvania. This clinic is run by three different veterinarians – Dr. Amy Smith, Dr. Donald Sankey and Dr. William Rubin. All three have many years of experience, and the West Side Veterinary Hospital has been in business for over 34 years. The hospital offers a number of different services, including geriatric care for elderly pets, flea and tick prevention, laser surgery, allergy diagnosis and treatments and preventative medicine. Unlike smaller clinics, the West Side Veterinary Hospital has an in-house pharmacy, laboratory, surgical suite and x-ray machine, making it a one-stop shop for pet care.
3) Pittston Animal Hospital, 4 O’Connell Street, Pittston, PA 18640
The Pittston Animal Hospital is run by Dr. L.H. Kathio who also runs the Wilkes-Barre Animal Hospital, listed below. Dr. Kathio is not only a local veterinarian, but he also does volunteer work with the United Nations, helping impoverished communities across the world receive the latest in veterinary technology. He also has established animal hospitals and spay/neuter clinics in Mexico. Besides his international work, Dr. Kathio runs the Pittston Animal Hospital, which is a full-service veterinary clinic.
4) Wilkes-Barre Animal Hospital, 421 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
The Wilkes-Barre Animal Hospital is also run by Dr. L.H. Kathio. Unlike the clinic in nearby Pittston, this one is only open between the hours of 8pm and midnight. It specializes in low cost spay and neuter options for cats, as well as rabies vaccinations. These low cost services are available to people with domestic (indoor only) cats who cannot afford a standard veterinary visit, as well as those who trap and rescue feral cats for spaying, neutering and rabies shots before rereleasing them to the wild.
The veterinary hospitals in the Wilkes-Barre area range from full service clinics to specialty ones designed to reduce the wild cat population. Whether you prefer a veterinarian who can handle everything in one place (like the West Side Animal Hospital) or a smaller clinic where only a few things are handled (like the Wilkes-Barre Animal Hospital) you will be able to find just what you are looking for.