Northeast Pennsylvania’s Veterinary Medical Center
The Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center is proud to offer distinctive and comprehensive veterinary services. Our animal hospital is the only one of it’s kind in Lackawanna County, one of the largest and is the most inclusive veterinary facilities in northeast Pennsylvania. Since opening our doors in May 2010, our staff has expanded to more than sixty-two veterinary trained staff members in order to best meet the needs of our patients, clients and referring veterinarians.
Renowned Veterinary Expertise
Among our finest assets are our diversely trained clinicians, an extensive referring veterinarian base, exceptional client service and satisfaction. We offer unique surgical, internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, emergency and critical care services, and our staff is fervently committed to remaining current and capable of the newest medical advances and techniques by regularly attending continuing education conferences and events. We also strive to develop strategic medical and veterinary industry partnerships to advance our practice capabilities.
Experience You Can Count On, 24 hours a day
Our 24 hour emergency and critical care veterinarians routinely treat a wide variety of critical and trauma patients on a daily basis. All of our veterinarians are extremely talented. By working together they form a seamless network that assures unsurpassed continuity of patient care throughout the day and night.
Our Doctors, licensed veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants, along with our client services staff, are committed to delivering compassionate and professional care to you and your pet. As fellow pet “parents” ourselves, we respect and understand the unique bond between people and pets, and we utilize our expertise to uphold that special relationship.
Partners in Your Pet’s Veterinary Health Care
The partnership between you, your primary care veterinarian, our critical care/emergency and referral doctors, ensures that your pet will receive the most complete care available. Through the use of advanced diagnostic tools, treatments, surgical and medicine procedures, our staff offers extraordinary care to each and every patient. Furthermore, your family veterinarian will receive regular updates from our staff doctors to continually keep them apprised of your pet’s progress and response to treatment.
History of VREC
In December 2009, after working as a referral surgeon in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area, and with overwhelming encouragement and support from clients, referring veterinarians, and the community, Dr. Nichole Danova and a small group of staff founded the Veterinary Surgical Center. The VSC functioned as a surgical referral service, and quickly grew. Plans to move into a larger, full service hospital were launched almost immediately, and VREC’s current location was established and construction began in February of 2010. VREC, a 24-hour, advanced care referral and emergency center was opened in South Abington Twp., Pennsylvania in May, 2010.