Pet Emergency Treatment and Specialties (PETS) is the oldest, independently-owned emergency and specialty hospital in Central Pennsylvania. Located in Lancaster, PA, PETS provides 24/7/365 emergency care for dogs, cats, and small mammals. We also work in conjunction with general veterinarians to provide care in a number of specialties including cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, and surgery.

Our hospital is capable of handling any small animal emergency promptly and efficiently. We’ve designed our facility much like a human emergency room, where you’ll find veterinary technicians and doctors on the premises during business hours. Our state-of-the-art facility includes an in-house diagnostic laboratory, digital x-ray equipment, and pharmacy.

Our History

March 1990 – a group of Lancaster County veterinarians see the need for an emergency veterinary hospital to serve the local community.

July 1990 – PETS opens our doors at our original location at 1159 Lititz Pike, a 1900 square foot, two-story facility behind the Stockyard Inn Restaurant.

2000 – Due to the need for expansion, PETS’s Board of Directors begin searching for a new, larger location.

February 2003 – PETS moves to a new 7000 square foot facility at 930 North Queen Street, Lancaster, PA. Formerly the Red Rose Buick garage, this property was transformed into a beautiful, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital.

2011 – PETS begins expanding our practice into veterinary specialites including cardiology, dermatology, radiology, surgery, ophthalmology, and oncology.

2018 – PETS emergency service is offered 24/7/365.

Employment Opportunities

Do you love working with animals and people? Put your skills and experience to work at PETS! We are always looking for compassionate pet professionals to join our team.

For more information about open positions, please contact Steven Hoeltzel, Practice Manager at (717) 295-7387 or send an email to

Our Shareholders

Pet Emergency Treatment and Specialties, Inc. is owned by 27 practicing veterinarians from the local community. There is a chance the veterinarian who referred you to our hospital could also be an owner of this facility.

Apple Creek Veterinary

393 Zinns Mill Road
Lebanon, PA 17042
Phone: (717) 273-2284

Brownstown Animal Hospital

1-3 East Main Street
Brownstown, PA 17508
Phone: (717) 656-4144

Donegal Animal Hospital

366 South Market Avenue
Mount Joy, PA
Phone: (717) 653-9396

Fuzzy Butts Veterinary

Phone: (717) 229-7800

Harborwoods Integrated Veterinary Care

109 Oak Road
Conestoga, PA 17516
Phone: (717) 876-0117

Harrisburg Pike Animal Hospital

2449 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA
Phone: (717) 892-7337

Hempfield Animal Hospital

3498 Marietta Ave
Lancaster, PA
Phone: (717) 285-7946

Leola Veterinary Clinic

2457 New Holland Pike
Lancaster, PA
Phone: (717) 656-9754

Lincoln Highway Veterinary Clinic

1833 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA
Phone: (717) 393-2444

Lititz Veterinary Clinic

7 Toll Gate Rd
Lititz, PA
Phone: (717) 627-2750

Manheim Pike Veterinary Hospital

1669 Manheim Pike
Lancaster, PA
Phone: (717) 569-6424

Manor Animal Hospital

2100 StoneMill Rd
Lancaster, PA
Phone: (717) 393-5084

Neffsville Veterinary Clinic

2555 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA
Phone: (717) 569-5381

New Holland Veterinary Hospital

700 E Main St
New Holland, PA
Phone: (717) 354-3130

Red Rose Pet Care

996 East Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone: (717) 435-8035

River Hills Veterinary Clinic

3161 Main Street
Conestoga, PA 17516
Phone: (717) 872-8920

Till We Meet Again

At Home Hospice and Euthanasia
Lancaster, PA  17603
Phone: (717) 597-0536

VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital

2497 Old Philadelphia Pike
Smoketown, PA
Phone: (717) 394-5542

VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital at Bridgeport

1251 Ranck Mill Rd
Lancaster, PA
Phone: (717) 393-9074

Wakefield Animal Hospital

166 Pilottown Rd
Peach Bottom, PA
Phone: (717) 548-2255

Warwick Run Animal Clinic

788 Rothsville Rd
Lititz, PA
Phone: (717) 627-3411

White Oaks Veterinary Hospital

755 Lebanon Rd
Manheim, PA
Phone: (717) 665-2338