• Clinic Name: Animal Emergency Center
  • Location: 395 Susquehanna Trail Watsontown, PA 17777
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7pm-7am, Sat-Sun and Holidays – Open All Day
  • Website: https://www.aecwatsontown.com/
  • Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/aecwatsontown Instagram: @aecwatsontown
  • Services: Emergency

About the clinic: Animal Emergency Center

Our animal hospital is the result of a collaboration between ten unique veterinary clinics who came together to address the lack of emergency care available to the community. Established in 1999, we addressed the gap in local emergency care by providing urgent care services after hours, as well as on weekends and holidays. Over two decades later, we’ve become one of the most trusted emergency veterinary hospitals in Watsontown and the surrounding area.

Animal Emergency Center started small; we are now a full-fledged animal hospital designed specifically for emergency cases. No matter what the pet’s emergency—whether they have suffered trauma, are experiencing an allergic reaction, have ingested a foreign object, or any other situation—we have the tools and the expertise to get them back to full health. We will treat every patient like the individual they are because no two pets and no two conditions are the same.

Additionally, we will work with the regular veterinarian to develop an ongoing treatment and recovery plan should the pet require it.

About the staff

We currently have a total of 15 staff members. This includes 7 technicians, 2 assistants, 2 client service representatives, 2 full-time veterinarians, and 2 relief veterinarians.

Volunteering and internships possibilities

While we do not typically offer volunteer work, we do offer an internship program.

Vet Clinic of the Week: Animal Emergency Center - I Love Veterinary

Working pace

Being an emergency hospital, the number of patients we see varies each day. 

Which events do you celebrate at your clinic?

We celebrate Vet Tech Week, which usually consists of food and goodies for our staff throughout the week in order to celebrate them and all of their hard work. We also celebrate National Receptionists Day, AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day, and each AAHA Reaccreditation that we receive.

Most common vet cases

Some of the more common cases that we see are pancreatitis, diabetic crises, hit by cars, foreign bodies, lacerations, c-sections, hemoabdomen, GDV, and pyometra.

What is the most remarkable case that came to your clinic, one that the whole staff remembers to this day?

We have quite a few! From a Boxer who was shot through the chest with an arrow, to a small dog who was attacked by a bear!

What do you, or the management team do to maintain a healthy work environment?

We always ensure that there is good communication throughout our team, and we work together to get tasks accomplished. We also always try to laugh, make jokes, share funny/cute memes/pictures with each other.