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 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) and my schnauzer mix (Libby Mae). When I’m not at the office, I love to read and make chocolates.

     

     

    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.


    Education:
    Autonomous University of Mexico
  • 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 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 just celebrated 30 years of marriage. We have three beautiful children with whom we are very proud of. Our son served in the US Navy on the USS Arlington. He and his beautiful wife, Jayne RN, currently reside in Clarks Summit, PA. We have twin daughters. Heather is an RN, her and her husband, along with their daughter currently reside in Clarks Summit.  Amy and her husband, who is currently active in the Navy live in Quantico, VA. 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
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  • 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
  • Carlie, Veterinary Assistant

    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.
    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.

    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.
    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
    Interests:
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  • Ana, Client/Patient Coordinator

     I'm profoundly honored to work with such an exceptional team, not to mention they're all great fun to be around! We also have such amazing clients, I feel so privileged to be able to assist them with their pets.

    I was born and raised in New York City and moved to Pennsylvania in 2013. My brother and I grew up having to be responsible for many pets throughout our lifetime. This lifestyle cultivated our love and respect for not only animals, but our environment as well.

    I've been involved in many aspects of the veterinary field, to include administration, customer service and animal care. I attended SUNY Plattsburgh and Morrisville State College where I obtained a B.S. in Psychology, A.S. in Biological Technology and minored in theater.

    I have worked for a shelter in New York and Pennsylvania where I was involved in many facets of the business. I enjoyed taking the time to walk and care for the animals during their time at the shelter. I also found assisting with the medical aspect of the business interesting as well. I was also involved with The Animal Medical Center, working as a discharge technician, eventually promoted to a position in administration.

    My boyfriend and I share a residence with several furry kids, a dog Tommy, cats; Luli and Nala and two red ear sliders, Shelly and Cupa. I'm also a reptile,  martial arts and horror film enthusiast. 

     

    Education:
    SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Jodi, Client/Patient Coordinator

    Jodi is a 1996 graduate of Johnson College's Veterinary Technician program. After passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam she began working for Pharmakon Research International (currently Calvert Preclinical Services) in the subchronic  toxicology department. During her years working there she was promoted to Project Leader while pursuing a degree in Biochemistry.

    A lifelong horse owner, Jodi spent 10 years competing in hunter, jumper and dressage shows in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.

    Combining her hands on experience gained from working with various trainers and knowledge gained at school, she has been an adjunct instructor for Johnson College since 2002, teaching equine and bovine lecture and labs.

    Jodi lives in Clarks Summit with her husband, 3 children and 5 horses.

    Education:
    Johnson College