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.

  • Monday thru Friday: every other 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 is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and the Northeast Veterinary Medical Association. He has an interest in veterinary ophthalmology. He's also a member of the Choral Society of Northeastern, PA.
    Dr. Jeschke resides in Clarks Summit with his wife Nancy, and his two daughters, Victoria and Emily. Dr. Jeschke has 8 cats, and a Golden Retriever named Lexi. In his spare time he enjoys performing as a member of a local choral society.
    Education:
    University of Glasgow, Scotland
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    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). When I’m not at the office, I love to read and make chocolates.

     

     

    Education:
    University of Illinois
  • Dr. Colin Gibson

    Hello! My name is Colin Gibson and I’m from Drums, Pennsylvania. Both of my parents are retired physical therapists and my sister is a teacher. I originally went to the University of Scranton and obtained my English degree in 2009. I worked at a pharmaceutical warehouse for a year and a half, then had a desk job at a bank for three years. During this time, I realised what I truly wanted to do was to go back to school to become a veterinarian. I started working here at Abington Veterinary Center as an assistant while I earned my degree in Biology. During the last year of obtaining that degree, I proposed to my girlfriend and applied to veterinary school. She said yes, and I was accepted at the University of Glasgow. I finished my final exams on May 20 and got married on May 27. Just a few whirlwind months later we moved to Glasgow with our dog and three cats. We fell in love with the city, and Glasgow quickly became our home. That was in 2016, and after five wonderful years, I graduated from the University of Glasgow in June 2021and moved back to Pennsylvania. I am beyond excited to be back working at Abington Veterinary Center. Everyone working here is fantastic and has been very supportive of me since I started. I love working at Abington Veterinary Center, and I’m looking forward to meeting more of our great clients!
    Education:
    University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • 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. 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 enjoy helping owners to train their dogs and specialize in behavioral issues. I'm also a member of the Scranton chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution.
    On a personal note, my husband and I have three children and two beautiful grandchildren, we couldn't be more proud. 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 



    Education:
    Montgomery County Community College
  • Barbara: Client/Patient Supervisor

    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.
     
  • 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 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.

    Education:
    Johnson College
    Interests:
    Dentistry
  • 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.
    Education:
    Veterinary Technician Institute
    Interests:
    Dentistry
  • Olivia: CVT

    Hi! 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!
    Education:
    Johnson College
  • Carla: Client/Patient Coordinator

    Hello, my name is Carla. I was born and raised in NEPA. A few years out of high school I married my husband and was blessed to stay home and raise three children. 
    We always had animals. It started with cats and dogs and grew to include livestock as my children were active in 4H. The respect and love of animals naturally followed our lifestyle. 
    Once my children were in high school I worked at my family's bridal shop until my mother and sister retired and closed the business. I thought it would be nice to be home again but found with no children to take care of, I missed the girls I worked with and having, "a purpose."
    I began working here at the hospital part time in early 2019. I love that the hospital is a small, privately owned family business and that the staff truly care about each other and the clients. I believe the clients return those feelings. I hope to continue to enjoy the company of your furry family members for many years. 
  • Emily: CVT

    Hi! My name is Emily, I was born and raised in Clarks Summit, PA where I currently live with my family of six cats and a golden retriever named, Lexi. family with a lot of medical background and I have always grown. I was raised in a  up with multiple animals in the household, so becoming a veterinary technician became my dream. 
    I graduated from Abington Heights High School in 2015 and went on to Johnson College where I completed their two year program. I graduated in 2017 and after passing my boards was awarded the CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) certification.
    I worked full time, to include my internship at the Northeast Veterinary Referral Hospital as an emergency technician for 3 1/2 years. I joined Abington Veterinary Center in 2018 working part time and became a full time employee in 2019. I love working with the entire staff, clients and their pets. I have learned so much and will continue to grow with the Abington Veterinary Center. 
    Education:
    Johnson College
  • Sherry: Client/Patient Coordinator

      If you happen to call or stop in on a Monday you'll most likely have the pleasure of meeting Sherry. She's spent most of her career working as a veterinary technician and more recently a client service representative. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her (2) horses, (1) cat and chickens. One of her favorite pastimes is trail riding in Gettysburg with her husband and horses. She's also overjoyed to announce that she and her husband were recently blessed with their first grandchild. The handsome man pictured is her son, that is the black hawk that he flies for the Army National Guard, Medivac Unit. Along with introducing Sherry, we'd like to thank her son for his service!
  • Dakota: Veterinary Assistant

    Hi! My name is Dakota and I graduated from Tunkhannock are High School in 2018. Following my graduation, I took 6 months off to breath a bit. In January of 2019 I began my journey to become and Emergency Medical Technician. I graduated from Luzerne County Community College in June of 2019 as a certified Nationally Registered EMT. I worked with Tunkhannock Ambulance from 2016-2019. I have grown up on a farm and continue to work on a family farm now. I have always enjoyed working with animals and realized that I'd like to continue to work with them professionally. In July 2021 I interveiwed with Abington Veterinary Center for a Veterinary Assistant position and fell in love the practice during my interview. Everyone was so welcoming and I felt like I fit right in with this work family. This feeling continued as I carry on with my work here. The clients, animals and my coworkers truly make every day amazing for me. 
    Thank you for taking the time to read, 
    Dakota.