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Andy B

Shep-Shep the Shih-tzu was in a hurry to see his doctor and the most pleasant staff at West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital. Shep received medicine for his eyes and had a good checkup all around. Success! His tail is wagging again! Visit Dr. Trippett and the able staff at West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital!

Tamara S

Dottie had a swollen cheek and her tooth had to be pulled. She was in the best care with West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital. I never worry when she is at the vet's, they love her like our family does!

Nancy G (client for over 10 years)

Dr. Trippett has medically administered to all of my pets. Several of the pets have unusual medical problems which Dr. Trippett helped greatly ... He is kind and understanding not only with animals but also with the owners.

Our Mission

The West Hazleton Veterinary Hospital was founded over 50 years ago. It has a long standing tradition of quality care. Dr. Kenneth Trippett purchased the hospital in 1996. Since then, he has continued to renovate the hospital, update the older equipment and add new equipment so that he can provide high quality care to his patients. If your goal is to keep your healthy animals healthy and make your sick pets better, then the WEST HAZLETON VETERINARY HOSPITAL is the place to bring your pets.

Biographical Information

Dr. Kenneth Trippett graduated from Syracuse University in 1987 with a Bachelors in Biology and a Masters degree in Immunology. He graduated from the Veterinary School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. He believes in thorough work-ups for all his patients and feels that one of the most important parts of his job is client education.

Important Telephone Numbers

Emergency Hospitals
570-208-8877 - Northeast Veterinary Referral Center (Plains/Wilkes-Barre, PA)
570-587-7777 - Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center (Clarks Summit, PA)
610-435-5588 - Valley Central Animal Emergency Hospital (Allentown, PA)
607-253-3932 - Pet Loss Center at Cornell University-

Poison Control Center - (888) 426-4435 (credit card required) or (900) 680-0000 (to have charges placed directly on your phone bill), some toxic substances are discussed without charge if it is made by a sponsoring company

Contact Information

E-mail address:
Office phone: (570) 455-2580
fax: (570) 455-2581

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Our Hours:

Monday 9 am - 7 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 9 am - Noon
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - Noon
Sunday Closed

Our Services:

  • Exam for Small and Exotic Animals
  • Night and Weekend Appointments
  • In House Lab
    • Blood Tests done in an hour
    • Urine tests performed the same day
    • Fecal with Giardia Testing
  • X-rays
  • Fully Equipped Surgery Suite and much, much more!

Why chose us?

We have a long standing tradition of quality care.

Member of the Better Business Bureau