Abington Veterinary Center is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Clarks Summit, PA. The professional and courteous staff at Abington Veterinary Center seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Abington Veterinary Center strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Clarks Summit and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Abington Veterinary Center can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Monday thru Saturday
  • Day, Evening and Saturday appointments
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  • Dr. Colin Jeschke, Practice Owner

     Dr. Colin Jeschke is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 1981. He then attended the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he obtained his degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He worked with a mixed animal practice in the south of England for about 6 months prior to returning to the U.S. He has been practicing veterinary medicine in Pennsylvania since 1987. He was employed by Dalton Veterinary Associates until 1999. In June of that year he founded Abington Veterinary Center, and has been here ever since.
    Dr. Jeschke currently serves on the board of the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and the Northeast Veterinary Medical Association. He also has an interest in veterinary ophthalmology.
    Dr. Jeschke resides in Clarks Summit with his wife Nancy, and his two daughters, Victoria and Emily. Dr. Jeschke has 12 cats, and a Golden Retriever named Lexi. In his spare time he enjoys performing as a member of a local chorale society.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1986
    Education:
    University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dr. Cheryl Lagana

    Hello everyone! My name is Cheryl Lagana. I am originally from NEPA and am glad to be home. After a lifelong interest in science and animals, it was a natural fit to go into veterinary medicine. I carried this interest with me to the University of Scranton, with a major in Biology, and then to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine (I-L-L-I-N-I!) where I graduated in 2009. I have been working in Northeastern Pennsylvania since graduation.  

    It is probably the simplest statement but it captures exactly how I feel: I love this profession. It is an honor to be allowed to share the bond between my clients and their pets. I joined Abington Veterinary Center after working here part time in 2012. The people who work here are some of the kindest people I’ve met. They love what they do and they love our amazing clients. I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our practice.

    I currently live in Drums, PA with my 2 cats (Capra and Dud Lee) and my schnauzer mix (Libby Mae). When I’m not at the office, I love to read and make chocolates.

     

     

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Education:
    University of Illinois
  • Dr. Ana Ortiz

    Hi, my name is Dr. Ana Ortiz. I was born in Mexico City and graduated from the Autonomous University of Mexico in 2012. I arrived in Northeast PA soon after graduation where I completed an equine internship with the University of Illinois in equine medicine and surgery and spent time with an equine practitioner as well.
    I earned my license in veterinary medicine in 2013. I'm licensed in both Canada and the U.S. I was thrilled to join the team at The Abington Vet Center in January, 2016. I so enjoy working with all of the amazing staff at the clinic. I have a special interest in ophthalmology and infectious disease.
    I live in North Abington twp. with my husband Robert and our lovable, crazy, flat coated retriever, Hafthor. In my spare time I enjoy crossfit and biking in the nearby beautiful state parks.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
  • Terri Florentino - Hospital Manager

    We appreciate you visiting the Abington Veterinary Center web site. As the Hospital Manager I would like to introduce you to our team and our hospital. We hope you enjoy reading our staffs personal bio's and looking through the webpage. We appreciate you! Thank you and enjoy.
    The first veterinary hospital I worked for was in 1984, it was located in the quaint little town of Hatboro in Montgomery County, PA. It was no surprise to anyone who knew me growing up that I would be working with people and their animals. 
    Throughout my career I have worked in nearly every facet of animal care. I studied business in college as I knew that would be an important part of the veterinary business. Besides my position as hospital manager here at Abington Veterinary Center I am also the co-founder, writer and editor for  www.thebordercollieinquisitor.com. My goal is to eventually have all my stories compiled into a book for everyone to enjoy. I am also the director of training at Springbrook Kennels. I specialize in behavioral issues.
    On a personal note my husband and I just celebrated 30 years of marriage. We have three beautiful children with whom we are very proud of. Our son is currently serving in the US Navy on the USS Arlington. Our twin daughters are in college, one is pursuing a career in nursing, the other in physical therapy. I enjoy training my border collies and competing in sheepherding. I also rescue, train and re-home border collies and border collies mixes.                                                                                                    I am honored to be a part of the remarkable staff at The Abington Veterinary Center and look forward to serving our customers and patients with compassion, devotion and respect. 


    Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

    Albert Einstein 



    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1984
    Education:
    Montgomery County Community College
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  • Barbara, Client/Patient Coordinator

    Barbara has been with Abington Veterinary Center since 2006. Previously, she worked for 27 years at Hickory Hill Farm, a multi-million dollar Thoroughbred horse breeding farm in Dalton, Pennsylvania, that produced yearlings for the country's finest Thoroughbred sales in Saratoga, New York and Kentucky. She served as the Farm Manager during the last 15 years of her tenure at the farm. Prior to that, she worked with Standardbred horses at Lithia Acres Farm in Factoryville, Pennsylvania.
    Along with horses, Barbara has had a life-long interest in gardening and landscaping. She has raised Japanse koi fish for more than 20 years, and she has designed and installed several water gardens to feature her koi. In 2011, she started a new venture, "Concrete Thinking," and began creating hand-cast stone statuary for lawns and gardens in her workshop.
    When asked about her work at Abington Veterinary center, Barbara says, "I love working with the animals, of course, but I really enjoy all of the people." She add, "We have a great clientele, and they really care about their pets. It's a pleasure to help them."
    A native of Tunkhannock, Barbara currently lives in Clarks Summit with her cats -  Trish and Hoot.  Her daughter, Elizabeth, is a senior stuyding political science at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And her favorite past time is sitting in the sun with her toes in the sand.
     
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2006
  • Jan, Receptionist

    Hi! I'm Jan, Office Manager and Receptionist, I'm usually the one to greet you and your pets in the morning and early afternoon. I have been with Dr. Jeschke since he started practicing medicine in 1987. My husband and I were born, raised, married and had our two children in Baltimore, MD. We have previously lived in MD, NJ and RI. We have been in this area now for 30 years, our family considers this home. We have five grandchildren that range from 18 months to 13 years of age. Proudly my husband's mother is still living at the age of 102.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I had been a breeder of English Setters for more than 25 years, finishing numerous dogs to their AKC Championships. I am very active with the Lackawanna Kennel Club, serving as Past President for 8 years, currently as 1st Vice President for the last 4 years. I have been the LKC Show Chairman for the last 10 years. Since moving our shows to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds 5 years earlier we have increased our entries to over 1400 dogs. Currently I also teach the conformation (show handling) classes the LKC.                                                                           

    I appreciate our clients and patients and enjoy the time I spend with them. If you have any questions on breeding your pet, showing or "household concerns-housebreaking issues, etc.", I would be happy to help you out! If you call me and we're busy, I will call you back once I have some time to talk to you.

       

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1987
    Education:
    Villa Julie College
  • Kerry, CVT

     Kerry is a 2005 graduate of the Veterinary Technology Program at Johnson College. In June 2005 she passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam, becoming a C.V.T. Kerry completed her externship here and has been employed with us as a Certified Veterinary Technician since then.

    Kerry was born and raised in the Tunkhannock are and still resides there with her husband Jay and their son's Michael & David. They share their home with their 3 dogs, Stoney, Janey, and PeeWee and their cat Chumley. Kerry also has 7 more dogs and 4 horses that reside at her Mother's home.
    Kerry's main professional interest is Dentistry. Kerry is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Technician Association, and the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2005
    Education:
    Johnson College
    Interests:
    Dentistry
  • Carlie, Veterinary Technician

    Hi, I'm Carlie. I have been veterinary assistant at Abington Veterinary Center since 2000. I have have always loved caring for animals so this is the perfect place for me. My family and I share our home with our black Lab mix Linny and five cats Sabrina, Amber,Leo,Jinx, and Salem. They are all cared for and loved by my husband Jason, our three daughters Paige,Ayla, and Violet and myself. I graduated from The State University of New York in Cobleskill in 1999 with an associates degree in Thoroughbred Management.  My passion for horses has led me to more than 20 years expirence of riding, training and caring for them including a six week intership at a racing/breeding stable in New York.  I enjoy spending time in the saddle aboard any of my three off the track Thoroughbreds Coltie,Chase and Full Fling. My other hobbies include writing, dog agility, and hiking in search of waterfalls.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2000
    Education:
    SUNY Cobleskill
  • Lynne Anne, Veterinary Assistant

    Hi! My name is Lynne. I was raised and now live with the same 20 mile radius of where I was born. I have never, ever wanted to to anything but take care of animals. When I was little, I remember my Dad showing just where to scratch a dog behind his ears to be his friend. He would also pick up spiders and bugs and try to show me how nice they were. I think all animals are as individual in personality and emotion as people. There is no conceit, no ego no selfishness, just love and the need to be happy and loved.                                                                                                                                       I graduated from Harcum Jr. College with an associates degree in veterinary technology and completed 6 months of practical experience at Universtiy of Pennsylvania school of Veterinary Medicine and New Bolton Center for large animals. I have worked with everything from mice to horses to siberian tigers and burmese pythons, when I worked a summer at a local zoo! I have had the privelege of working with Dr. Jeschke since he was fresh out of vet school.I love spending my down time with my two beautiful boys, Gavin and Reese and crewing for my husband and very talented racecar driver, Henry. My other, more furry kids include our 5 cats, Navel, Rasta, Achmed, Walter and Yzma, a siberian husky, Sabaka, whose record in consecutive kisses is 62 and two goldfish Zapper and Whos.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1990
    Education:
    Harcum College
  • Erin, CVT

    My family and I moved from Wichita, Kansas to Pennsylvania in 1994. I have an older brother and a twin sister. I currently reside in Clarks Summit with my two cats, Boots and Seamus. Boots was a kennel cat from the college that I attended who needed a home, so of course I couldn't resist. Seamus was an abandoned kitten, only 2 weeks of age. I took him home and hand raised him until he was old enough to find a home. He found one alright, with me.
    I attended college at the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh. There I earned my Associate Degree and Certified Veterinary Technician License. I came to the Abington Veterinary Center to do my externship in January of 2010 and was hired that following April. I specialize in surgery, labwork, dentistry and inventory but enjoy all facets of the job.
    I enjoy outdoor activities, listening to music and reading. My favorite read by far is the Hobbit.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Education:
    Veterinary Technician Institute
    Interests:
    Dentistry
  • Olivia, CVT

    Hi! I am the newest edition here at the Abington Veterinary Center. I graduated from North Pocono High School in 2011 and started with the Veterinary Technology program at Johnson College that fall. After two years at Johnson college I started my internship with Abington and fell in love with the doctors, staff and clients. I graduated in June of 2013 from Johnson College and earned my CVT certification in July.
    I know everyone says it and at the risk of sounding cliche', "I love animals and that's why I entered the field of veterinary medicine". I want to be able to help them. I live on a gentleman's farm with my parents and siblings. Currently our herd of cattle consists of 8 Holstein steers, 1 Jersey cow, 2 Hereford cows, 1 Hereford calf, 1 Hereford steer, 1 Nubian dairy goat, 50 meat chickens, 28 laying hens, 2 miniature horses and 2 dogs.
    I am eager to learn and meet all of you and your furry family members!
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Education:
    Johnson College
    Interests:
    Enter specialties here
  • Vicki Heffran, CVT

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Johnson College
  • Claire Khoury, Veterinary Assistant

    Hi, my name is Claire and I am the newest addition at the Abington Veterinary Center. In 2011, I moved from Central New York to Scranton, and started college at the University of Scranton. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in 2015. I grew up on a farm, so animals have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I loved caring for my horses, chickens, cows, rabbits, cats, and dogs. I always knew I wanted to work with and care for animals, and I am so happy that I can make a career out of it! I also work at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and I own Claire's Compassionate Pet Care, a pet sitting service. While I do not have any pets of my own currently, I have a passion for working with and fostering rescue animals. I have found many rescue animals their forever homes through fostering, and that has been the most rewarding experience ever. I absolutely love my job at the Abington Veterinary Center and I look forward to meeting you and your pets
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    University of Scranton