Our hospital will be closed on the following dates: 5/15, 5/16, 5/22, 5/23, 5/29 & 5/30. Here is a list of other vet hospitals if you need assistance during this time.

Here When
You Need Us
 We're Here When Your Regular 
Veterinarian Can't Be

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The Animal Emergency Center Watsontown

Serving Central Pennsylvania Since 1999

When it comes to an emergency situation, you need to know your pet has a place to go for advanced medical care. At Animal Emergency Center, we're available when your regular veterinarian isn’t. Our emergency animal hospital is open nights, weekends, and holidays to care for pets in Central Pennsylvania who need unexpected urgent care.

The Animal Emergency Center Team

Our team of animal experts treat your pets like family, because that’s what they are. With equal parts compassion and skill at our disposal, you can rest assured your furry friend is in the best of hands. 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.

We’re Here When Your Regular Veterinarian Can’t Be

Animal Emergency Center started small; we are now a full-fledged animal hospital designed specifically for emergency cases. No matter what your 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 your regular veterinarian to develop an ongoing treatment and recovery plan should your pet require it.

Animal Emergency Center
Office Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 pm - 7:00 am
  • Saturday - Sunday: All Day

We are also open all day on all major holidays.

Our Location 395 Susquehanna Trail
Watsontown, PA 17777
Phone Number 570-399-0403

Real Stories from Real Owners

Read Our Reviews
  • “We talked it out with Dr. Lewis listening to my crying and rationalizing and the final decision was to not let him suffer any longer. We turned around and I will not go into detail about the last moments but they were so compassionate, caring and cognizant”

    - Annette D.
  • “The staff was friendly, professional and very kind and attentive to our sick dog. He was given the proper care and with follow-up from our regular vet recovered from his illness.The staff was friendly, professional and very kind and attentive to our sick d”

    - Jack
  • “We hated having to leave her there for IV medications but they kept me updated throughout the night and took such good care of my baby girl while easing my mind. Thank you all!”

    - Rachel
  • “The staff at this animal care center is beyond exceptional. In an emergency situation on a Sunday evening, we brought our dog for evaluation. Dr. Neveu and the team quickly diagnosed our dog's medical situation. Although it was not a positive outcome, Dr. ”

    - John and Tracy H.
  • “From the moment we arrived there, the staff was extremely professional, caring, and understanding of our concerns about the symptoms our dog was experiencing. They were able to give our dog the care he needed. Our dog is recovering well after being dischar”

    - Jason & Betty H.

Your Right Choice

When An Emergency Happens
  • Here When Your Veterinarian Can't Be

    We are proud to serve our community by being open on nights, weekends, and all major holidays.

  • Two Decades of Caring

    We have been a staple in this community for twenty years, put your loved one's paws in our experienced hands.

  • Handling Emergencies Big and Small

    Whether you have a life-threating emergency on your hands or just don't want until Monday to see your regular vet, we're here to serve you and your pet.

  • Tender Loving Care

    We understand that no one wants to come to an emergency veterinarian, our highly trained staff is here with a compassionate heart to care for you and your pet.