VCA AVH Animal Hospital

Michael R. Haas, VMD, Medical Director

VMD, University of Pennsylvania
MS, University of Rhode Island


Dr. Haas's primary professional focus is to enhance relationships between pets and people and VCA AVH Animal Hospital operates with that mission at its heart.  A graduate of Lafayette College, Dr. Haas went on to receive a Master of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Rhode Island.  He completed his formal education at the University of Pennsylvania where he was awarded a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree.  His particular clinical interests include pet behavior issues, dentistry and skin disease.  

Dr. Haas has a zeal for local history and he published a monograph on the history of Flicksville, PA where he, his wife, Jennifer, and various pets make their home.  He also enjoys natural history, including bird watching and the promotion of native plant species to restore a viable habitat for our wild creatures.  Dr. Haas is a licensed pilot and he and Jennifer love to travel, taking their bicycles and their beloved dog, Beans, whenever they can.  


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

Valley Central Emergency


210 Fullerton Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052


Barton Heights Veterinary Hospital


117 Terrace Drive, Suite 101, Stroudsburg, PA 18360