We're pleased to offer the following services here at Animal Care Center:
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us immediately.
- Preventative Services/Wellness Exams
- Medical Appointments
- Parasite Prevention
- Heartworm and Tick-Borne Disease Testing
- Senior Wellness and Bloodwork
- Pain Management and Laser Therapy
- Surgery including Cranial Cruciate Ligament repair
The most common knee injury in the dog is rupture of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL), also frequently called the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). This injury can occur at any age and in any breed, but most frequently occurs in middle aged, overweight, medium to large breed dogs. This ligament frequently can suffer a partial tear, leading to slight instability of the knee. If this damage goes untreated, it most commonly leads to complete rupture and possibly damage to the medial meniscus of the knee. The meniscus acts as a cushion in the knee. Complete rupture results in front-to-back instability, commonly called Tibial Thrust, and internal rotation of the lower leg, commonly called Pivot Shift. Untreated legs usually become very arthritic and painful from the instability. An injured Cruciate Ligament can only be corrected by surgery.
- Digital X-ray
- Complete In-house Lab for Blood Work
- Fecal Testing
Types of Pets Seen
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Animal Care Center we can care for many types of pets:
- Pocket Pets
Emergency & Urgent Care
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as antifreeze ingestion, rat bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate consumption. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call us immediately.
Do you have a pet emergency after hours? Animal Emergency Center (570-742-7400) in Watsontown offers critical care services on nights (7 pm-7am), weekends, and holidays. AEC doctors work closely with our doctors to make sure that all medical records are transferred to us, and they even offer transportation for your pet in the morning if additional care is needed.
Animal Care Center accepts payment via cash, check, MasterCard, CareCredit, or Visa. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we require that payment be made at the time services are rendered.
You can apply for CareCredit before coming in to the office on their website.
We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.