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. Most notably, Dr. Dorton specializes in canine reproduction; continually honing his skills for more than 30 years.

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. 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 this year, 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. Welcome Dr. Kyle!

Tim, Practice Manager

Tim joined the practice in 2019.

Tracy, Senior Veterinary TechnicianTracy

Tracy grew up near Lake Wallenpaupack before moving to Scranton. She shares her home with one cat and a pack of Rat Terriers.

Tracy 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.

She spends her free time participating in agility events with her canine fur babies.


Alicia, Veterinary Technician


Diane, 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.

Diane 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.

Skyler, Receptionist


Heather, Receptionist