In the past 10 years, VREC has grown to over 50 clinicians, technicians, support staff, and client service representatives to support the growing need for veterinary care in the area. We are proud of the extensive list of referring veterinary relationships we have built and maintained in the tri-state area. In order to provide the best care possible, we encourage staff to build on their knowledge and skillsets. We frequently offer continuing education seminars, lunch & learns, advanced learning opportunities, mentoring opportunities, and host internships/externships. Clinicians and technicians are also offered continuing education stipends.
Our staff prides themselves on treating fellow employees like family – an inclusive, supportive, social, and communicative family. Outside of work many of our staff get together to partake in activities like hiking, sports, amusements, and more. We understand how work/life balance plays into the health and wellbeing of all VREC employee and we encourage the use of paid time off – a great way to get out and experience all the wonderful things the Northeast PA region has to offer!
About our Facility:
VREC was founded in 2010 and is housed in a custom-built facility. Our building has a dedicated surgical suite, new monitoring equipment, in-house labs, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, mechanical ventilator, complete nuclear medicine capabilities, and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner on staff. We also boast the region’s only 24/7/365 on-site pet MRI suite in the northeast (outside of Cleveland.)
About the Region:
VREC is nestled in beautiful Northeastern Pennsylvania (“NEPA” for short.) A short drive from Scranton & Wilkes-Barre metro area, Clarks Summit is an affluent suburb with continued growth and plenty of amenities. When it comes to education, parents can choose from an array of top-performing “Blue Ribbon” public and private schools. The “NEPA” region is home to several nationally-recognized 2- and 4- year colleges and universities along with a medical college.
Whether an urban, suburban, or rural community is preferred, the region has affordable housing to suit your tastes without sacrificing access to shops and activities. The region’s housing is priced below national average, and coupled with jobs that provide sizable discretionary spending, your spending power goes quite far.
NEPA is a unique blend of culture and history – and truly has something for everyone. The region boasts a robust art and music scene, including venues big and small for live music, art and cultural events, arts and craft fairs, and museums. Foodies have hundreds of restaurants to choose from, ranging from Indian to Brazilian and everything in-between. The region is home to many wineries and breweries including Yuengling Brewery, the oldest brewer in the nation. NEPA is also home to plenty of historical landmarks, casino resorts, child-friendly activities, health and wellness destinations, and shopping spots.
Once you see the beautiful landscape you’ll understand why so many tourists frequent the region’s ski resorts, golf courses, campgrounds, state parks, hiking trails, and athletic events (such as the famed Steamtown Marathon.) Sports fans can root for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders (AAA affiliate of New York Yankees Baseball), the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (an affiliate of Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey), or visit NASCAR’s Pocono Raceway. Major-league sporting events are just a few hours away. For more information on the region, please visit DiscoverNEPA.
Our facility is centrally located for easy access to major highways (80, 81, 84, 380, and the PA Turnpike.) It is a quick drive to both regional and international airports. Our facility is approximately a 1-hour drive to both the Lehigh Valley and Binghamton, NY; 2-hour drive to Philadelphia; 2.5-hour drive to Manhattan; 3.5-hour drive to Baltimore; 4-hour drive to Washington, D.C.; and 5-hour drive to Boston.