VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital

Hani Battah, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Baghdad University


Dr. Battah claims that VCASmoketown Animal Hospital is one of the busiest and most progressive practices he knows. This is remarkable because he has been involved with veterinary medicine not only in the U.S., but in New Zealand and Iraq as well. He has been with VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital since 2004.

Interested in becoming board-certified in veterinary dentistry, Dr. Battah likens a pet’s teeth to a human’s hands. "Pets do everything with their mouths that we do with our hands," he says. "So a pet without teeth is like a human without hands." This makes it important to preserve existing teeth rather than extracting them.

When not at work, Dr. Battah enjoys time with his wife, daughter, and his cat named "Katie." Athletically he plans on tackling two triathlons per year besides his involvement with soccer, weight training, martial arts and cycling.

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.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


See all VCA Animal Hospitals >


Emergency Care

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call us immediately at 717-394-5542

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call Pets Emergency immediately at 717-295-7387