About Us

Kittanning Veterinary Hospital was founded by Dr. Robert Lash in 1963 in his own home!  Dr. Lash was the sole veterinarian until 1970, when he hired his first partner, Dr. Gabriel Durkac.  Together, Drs. Lash and Durkac offered small and large animal veterinary medical services for Kittanning and the surrounding area.  The practice then grew quickly, adding more veterinarians and staff, and required the construction of our current hospital building, the Animal Medical Pavilion, in 1979-1980.  The building’s design actually won Veterinary Economics magazine’s Hospital Design of the Year in 1980! 

As veterinary medicine has evolved since 1963, our practice has kept pace by continuing our education and knowlege, and adding further services.  One thing hasn’t changed, though.  Our philosophy has always been to provide comprehensive, high-quality veterinary care with an emphasis on exceptional client service and timely patient care.

Contact our office to learn more about us, either by calling (724) 543-2814 or using the form to the right, and see how we fulfill our motto, “A Healthy Pet is a Happy Pet!”

Full payment is due when services and products are provided.  We accept cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express credit cards.  We also accept Care Credit, which is a medical credit card that offers no- or low-interest monthly payment plans.  Our hospital does not offer monthly payment plans.

Kittanning Veterinary Hospital