State College Veterinary Hospital

1700 W. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801-2719


We are still following COVID-19 protocols. Please check in from your car on arrival. We will continue to take histories via e-mail or over the phone, and when the veterinarian and room are ready we will bring you and your pet into the building for the examination.  In line with other healthcare facilities, we are maintaining our policy of both staff and clients wearing masks when in the building for everyone's protection. 

IMPORTANT:  if you are showing signs of illness please have someone else bring your pet for you!  

We are only making boarding reservations for existing clients at this time. 

We will not have staff in the facility after we close for the evening, so no late-night walks will be available. Please make reservations early as we are not fully booking the kennels yet until we are back to full staff. 


State College Veterinary Hospital in State College, PA is a full service veterinary hospital.  It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life your pet.  Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical, dental and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.  The State College Veterinary Hospital is celebrating its 64th year of service to local pets and pet owners.  The hospital was established and operated by Dr. Charlie Myers until Dr. Kathleen Kocher purchased the veterinary hospital in 1988.  This is Dr. Kocher's 34th anniversary as the owner/operator of the veterinary hospital!  After an extensive gut and remodel, we had a grand re-opening in September 2014!

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine, dentistry and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner. 

If you have just adopted a pet from a shelter, we will do a full first exam at no charge! And while we LOVE new puppies and kittens, senior pets hold a special place in our hearts too. We are very proud of our recent complete remodel, which allows us to bring our radiology, ultrasound room, treatment triage, surgical and dental suites, and beautiful boarding kennels to serve you to the best of our abilities. We stock prescription diets, a full pharmacy and flea and tick products.

Below you see the petsites log in button; which is your online link to access your pets medical records from the comfort of your home.  You find information on your pets vaccination schedule, set up appointments and request refills of medications all with just one click. There  is also a link to our on-line home delivery pharmacy.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the Hospital hours?

Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00am until 2:00pm. Appointments can be made starting at 9:00am on these days. The hospital is open for additional hours for drop off and pick up for boarding only. These additional hours are Saturdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm as well as Sundays 9:00am to 11:00am and 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

2. Do I need to have an appointment?

Yes, patients are seen by appointment. If you are looking to schedule your appointment, you can contact us on our website, or call today!

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit

4. Can I make payments?

Payment is required at the time of service.

5. At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?

Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age. Your pet is given an exam prior to surgery to help determine whether your pet is healthy enough to undergo the surgical procedure. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is recommended prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.

6. What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

This is a blood test that is run here in the hospital prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.

7. Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?

No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having your pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life, decreasing the desire to roam the neighborhood, decreasing the incidence of prostate cancer later in life, helping prevent spraying and marking, and also decreases the surplus of unwanted puppies and kittens.

8. Do you board pets?

Yes, we have boarding space for both dogs and cats. We also can board birds and other small animals, but you will be required to bring your own cage and food for your pet. Your cage must fit into one of our standard kennels in order to protect all the animals boarding.

9. What are your kennels like?

Our dog kennels are all indoor. The dogs are walked 2-3 times daily while they are boarding. The cat boarders are housed in a separate area away from the dogs. Blankets and food bowls are provided for our boarders, but we do recommend that if you feed a different diet than Purina chow, Hills adult maintance or Iams low residue that you bring your own food.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and services.  If you have questions or comments please feel free to call our office at 814-238-8181.  We look forward to providing your family with excellent veterinary care.