Welcome to Elizabethtown Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Elizabethtown,PA
Call us at (717) 367-7156

If you live in Elizabethtown or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Janet Distler is a  licensed PA veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Elizabethtown Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Janet Distler has years of experience treating serious conditions and providing patients with wellness care. Beyond excellent pet care, we make our practice comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Elizabethtown veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and routine preventative care, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (717) 367-7156 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Elizabethtown veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Elizabethtown pet owners.

At Elizabethtown Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Janet Distler 
Elizabethtown Veterinarian | Elizabethtown Animal Hospital | (717) 367-7156

1096 W Bainbridge St.
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Dr.
    Janet Distler

    Dr. Janet Distler is an avid animal advocate who loves all creatures great and small. She is a proud graduate of University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Distler is originally from Newton, PA and found herself in Georgia after graduation from Veterinary school. She previously owned a veterinary practice in Hephzibah, Georgia that she sold when she returned to Pennsylvania. Dr. Distler has enjoyed serving the community of Elizabethtown since she purchased the practice in June of 2017.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I am so sad to find out Dr. Janet is not in Dover anymore. She is a great vet; caring, kind, and knowledgable. She saved my one cat from cancer and showed such compassion when we lost another. We always requested her for our appointments. Good Luck at your new practice, Janet!!"
    Colleen T.
  • "I’ve been going to this vet for as long as I can remember. Today I had to say goodbye to my wonderful cat Cookie of 18years. And I just wanted to thank the new wonderful compassionate vet and the tech that were there with me today as my heart broke."
    Alicia O.

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Office Hours

After Hours Emergencies Call (717) 769-0011

Monday:

8:30 am-8:30 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-8:30 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Emergencies: Call (717) 769-0011