Keith C. Dorton, D.V.M.

Kansas born and raised, Dr. Dorton’s passion for the health, care and wellbeing of animals is deep-seeded. His dream was well on its way when in 1982 he graduated from Kansas State University near the top of his veterinary medicine class. Shortly after graduation, he joined the practice of fellow K-State graduate, Stephen B. Hodes, in Mine Hill, NJ before acquiring the [then] Scranton Dog and Cat Hospital in 1984. Now known as Scranton Animal Hospital, the clinic is one of the oldest continuously operating small animal practices in the United States.

Clients of SAH come from far and wide, often traveling great distances in search of services that include work with exotic animals, and special radiology and dentistry services. 

With a long history of community involvement, Dr. Dorton’s past credits include writing and producing “Petline,” a daily pet-topic radio show; numerous appearances on “Call the Doctor,” a local live television show; 27 years serving as Attending Veterinarian on the University of Scranton’s IACUC, ensuring the humane treatment of animals in research; 15 years of service on the board of the [then] Lackawanna County Humane Society, and; serving as president of Northeastern Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association. For more than 30 years Dr. Dorton honed his skills in canine reproduction and, though it is no longer in his professional repertoire, he continues to be well know in this area of expertise. Currently, Dr. Dorton serves as a board member for Bianca’s K9 Haven, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and training abandoned and shelter dogs to become emotional support and therapy dogs.

Dr. Dorton has also taught at Johnson College and is a guest presenter to veterinary students. He frequently mentors aspiring veterinarians, many who go on to build successful careers of their own.

An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Dorton and feels blessed by the rich beauty of Northeastern Pennsylvania. An expert canoer, kayaker, hiker and camper he is often found enjoying wilderness trips in all sorts of weather with family and friends – whoever is willing to partake in the adventure at hand.

Kyle B. Dorton, D.V.M.

In June of 2022, Dr. Dorton, welcomed his son, Dr. Kyle, to the practice. Dr. Kyle graduated from a rigorous program of study at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and comes to SAH with an inherent passion for animal care and a wealth of knowledge. With a natural ease and friendly demeanor, Dr. Kyle is building wonderful relationships with old and new clients alike. He happily welcomes pets into his care, and strives to provide optimal health, care and wellbeing of all animals. 



Maria, Practice Manager

Maria joined the practice in 2022, first as Administrative Assistant and more recently stepping into the role of Practice Manager. She earned a BS in Business Management and a Master of Health Administration at The University of Scranton, and worked as a social worker in long-term care prior to joining the SAH team. She enjoys working in the small family-like environment, especially the endless opportunities to welcome clients and their fur babies to the clinic. Spending time with her own family is her all-time favorite thing to do. She volunteers at Blue Chip Animal Farm in Dallas, PA, and especially loves cuddles from her own pup, Bennie, and two black cats, Mister Magoo and Miss Clatter.

Tracy, Senior Veterinary TechnicianTracy

Tracy grew up near Lake Wallenpaupack before moving to Scranton. She shares her home with pack of pups who keep her on her toes. She has had jobs in the animal care field since she was 13 years old. She graduated from Johnson College in 1998 and joined the team of Scranton Animal Hospital shortly thereafter. Tracy spends her free time participating in agility events with her canine fur babies.



Alicia, Veterinary Technician

Alicia began her journey at SAH as a Receptionist at age 18. She loves caring for animals and is now a full-fledged technician with ER critical care experience. She loves nature and enjoys hiking in her free time.

Katy, Veterinary Technician Assistant

Katy joined the practice for her love of animals and the joy they bring to her and others. She feels it’s an honor to help the community by helping their pets.  She comes back every day knowing that the work she does will make a difference. She love a nice autumn afternoon, with Halloween decorations, the spooks and delight of the season. Katy cosplays, writes fantasy books in her spare time and enjoys taking her dog, Marshmellow, on a walk! 

Diane, Customer Service Representative/Receptionist

Diane is a lifelong resident of Scranton Pennsylvania. She and her husband Anthony reside in her family home which they share with their furry family. She began her career in the human healthcare industry after graduating from Allied Technical Career but soon switched to her real passion, working with animals. She has been working as a veterinary technician and/or receptionist since 1985. Diane spends her free time at dog shows where she has great success showing her shelties and collies.

Susan, Customer Service Representative/Receptionist

Susan has had the pleasure of being a client of Scranton Animal Hospital for MANY years and now has the extraordinary joy of joining the team!