About Us

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A Message from Dr. Potorti.

Our family started Big Valley Animal Hospital out of our home on July 1, 1988.  It has grown tremendously over that time period to a multi doctor hospital now serving exclusively small animals. Our practice continues to grow and prosper because of our dedicated staff and wonderful clientele. We have a sound reputation in our community for providing outstanding patient care and being compassionate towards our patients and their owners. We are consistently voted the best veterinary practice in the area by readers of the Lewistown Sentinel.

You will find our practice quite unique, as we try to make everyone that trusts us with their veterinary care feel as though they are a member of our family. Our clients feel welcome when they walk in our front door, and trust us to not only provide excellent patient care, but to only perform procedures that their pets really need. We insist that everyone that enters our hospital, both animal and human, be treated with respect and compassion. When you visit our practice, you will feel like you really are part of our family, and individuals that we care deeply about.

Major hospital renovation and addition was completed in 2019, making it one of the best equipped, and most modern in the state of Pennsylvania.  We invite your family to become a member of our family.

Anthony Potorti, DVM