VCA AVH Animal Hospital

Rolan Tripp, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis


Since obtaining his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from U.C. Davis in 1979, Dr. Tripp has served as the California Veterinary Medical Association Chairman of Membership, the California Representative for American Heartworm Society, and President of the Santa Clara Veterinary Medical Association.

In addition to private small animal practice, Dr. Tripp created a video program, "VideoVet." Four production awards led to offers from PBS and Cable Health Network to produce video segments about animals. His interest in animal behavior developed after discovering that behavior is the most common concern for pet owners, and the most common cause of euthanasia in pets. He is a paid content consultant and on-air personality for the Animal Planet Network and can be seen on the shows, "Petsburgh, USA" and "Good Dog U."

While developing a special interest in behavior, Dr. Tripp discovered the majority of problems with dogs could be prevented with "puppyhood" socialization. Dr. Tripp has supervised the training of over 4,000 puppies and has done extensive consulting on feline behavior. He is currently a member of the AVMA, CVMA, SCVMA, Humane Society, Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics, and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. In 1996 he was the featured speaker at the Animal Behavior Seminar in Tokyo, Japan.

In 1997, he presented a paper at the International Conference on Behavioral Medicine in Birmingham , England, and lectured at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He is an Affiliate Professor of Applied Animal Behavior at both Colorado State University Veterinary School and the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Schools.

Dr. Tripp works along with his wife, Susan, in an effort to transform the veterinary profession and family relationships with pets through behavior education and services. They created the AnimalBehavior.Net (ABN). This service allows AVH to provide behavioral diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plans for behavior and phase out unwanted behaviors, keeping pets happy and well-mannered in the home.


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