schuylkill 113Patience, Care and Compassion

Dr. Sara Thornton leads an experienced team of pet health care providers devoted to the most progressive, compassionate care available for your dog or cat.

It is our goal to treat your pets as if they are part of our own family.  Schuylkill Veterinary Hospital offers full service veterinary care for pets including vaccinations, surgery, medical and dental care. Our concern is quality care for your pets, extending throughout their lives.

Call us today: 570-622-1098

We are Happy to Offer the Following Services
At Schuylkill Veterinary Hospital, we strive to provide the most progressive and up-to-date health care available for your companions.  We offer a vast array of medical and surgical services, which means that we are here to provide your pet with the best care at the right time.  Visiting veterinary specialists are available in cardiology, surgery, and ultrasound.
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Behavior Consultation
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Canine Reproduction
  • Cardiology
  • cat_sept_2011_cjpbCritical Care
  • Dermatology
  • Endoscopy
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Laser therapy
  • Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Microchip ID Implantation
  • Radiography
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound

Please check out our blog.  Dr. Thornton says, “This is my space to write about all things I love — veterinary medicine, Labrador Retrievers, and all things related to pets. I’ll be posting tips to keep your pets healthy, interesting animal stories, and stuff I think you’ll find fun to read. Stay tuned and Enjoy!”

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Joan Hummel April 28, 2012

Thank you for your care given to Rainbow and your kindness to me during our visit.


Sara Thornton April 28, 2012

You are more than welcome. Saying goodbye is so hard.


Joe barnes April 4, 2013

Iggers McPiggers Says Thank you to everyone! he had fun today! it’s great to see a local vet taking care of exotics! We’ll be bringing him back to see everyone! as well as our Panther when we get him/her


hattie ebling May 22, 2013

Since my dog mable had to be put done on may 2 2013 at your vet hostipal. I would to say thank u very much.Say prayers.you and your staff are amazing and caring


Chris Reed June 27, 2013

Dr. Thornton and her staff are top notch! They took time to find out not only that our ‘Molly’ had ear infections, but also took the initiative to test her ear cultures to find out what kind. It turned out she had two types of bacteria in her ears. I would and have highly recommended Dr. Thornton’s practice, and will continue to do so, especially to anyone with a Labrador Retriever. Thanks again!


Sara Thornton June 27, 2013

Thank you for your kind words. We love our patients!!!


Irene June 29, 2013

Thanks for all you did to help Dutch. We were so pleased with your professionalism and your compassion as we made the difficult decision to end his suffering. You made our pain a little easier to bear because you cared.


Sara Thornton July 1, 2013

You are welcome. We hate to lose our special patients, but know we can end the suffering peacefully. That is a gift.


hope r brady November 7, 2013

Do you care for pets that have been sprayed by a skunk?


Sara Thornton November 18, 2013

Of course! Stinky pets need care too!


Desiree Muench February 26, 2014

A GREAT BIG THANK you goes out to DR. SARA THORNTON, DRS. MENGLE AND WEISS and ALL OF MY FRIENDS AT SCHUYLKILL VETERINARY HOSPITAL (YOU ARE MANY)!!! Your support of me in my efforts for ANIMALS is appreciated more than you will ever know! Being the folks I trust completely with my own beloved animals for MANY YEARS, I know that you all know exactly where my heart is with my efforts! It’s all about what can be done to help the furry, feathered or scaled creatures that can’t speak for themselves! I just with I could do more!! That said, I thank you most especially for the compassion and outstanding veterinary care that you have delivered to my many animals! This is something I should have posted a lot sooner than today but I am in computer mode these past few days!!


Sara Thornton March 2, 2014

Thank you so much for your comment! We appreciate you, your family, and your pets!


Sara Thornton April 2, 2014

You may call the hospital for information on house calls.


Dominique April 9, 2014

Dr. Sara Thornton and her team are amazing. They treat your pet as if it was their own. I had a bad experience with a vet and my Cane Corso named Bleu. I hated to take him to the vet. Now at Schuylkill Valley Vet I have no worries and I think he enjoys going there too!!! I can’t thank you guys enough!!


Sara Thornton April 11, 2014

Thank you so much for your acknowledgement! It is our privilege to to work with you and your dog.


Mackenzie April 16, 2014

Thank you so much for your care of my cat Tim. When I brought him to see you I didn’t think his condition would be as serious as it turned out to be but your staff diagnosed him quickly and started the necessary treatment that saved his life. I am so grateful for your kindness and concern with my cat.


Ed Feyl October 23, 2014

Howdy Dr. Sara,
I just wanted to say Hello, to you and your staff. We miss you very much, and to thank you all again for the wonderful care you gave to all our furry friends. Since we moved out here to Fort Wayne, IN earlier this year just before the big snow storms of 2014.

We however left a lot of belongings back in PA and we had hoped that we would return to retrieve our things way before now unfortunately that is not possible.

It has been hard to find another Vet that provides the same excellent quality, care, and affordable service that you did.
We may need you to send our pets most recent records directly to us either by email or regular mail.

The 1st vet was down the road less than a mile away which was convenient only because of that but service was limited not only to hours opened for business but also the quality care sad to say.

The 2nd is great for excellent care, a longer drive, and offers free services: nail trim, ear cleaning. Yet is very expensive but did help us out back in June.

So, we are changing again to a clinic that was recommended by the second vet. Which we think is just wonderful that a Vet would give a recommendation like that.

So, thanks again for everything that did for us and all our babies. Especially the care you gave not only to us but to BabyKitty who passed away Oct.2011. So, when we come back to Pottsville to get the rest of our belongings we will be sure to stop by and say Hello.

=^..^= Monet, =^..^= Patches, =^..^= Stardust, =^..^= Taffy, =^..^= Harry, =^..^= Midnite,
Jane & Ed Feyl


Sara Thornton October 24, 2014

It is always good to hear from old friends! We wish you the very best in your new location.


Alyssa November 30, 2014

Hi dr Thornton, I have a 3 yr old female weim. Just wondering if you do behavior therapy for seperation anxiety?? ~Alyssa


Sara Thornton December 1, 2014

Yes, SVH provides behavior services for dogs and cats with a wide range of issues.


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