VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital

John Hall, VMD, Associate Veterinarian

VMD, University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Hall joined Smoketown Veterinary Hospital right out of veterinary school in 1980. He has been here ever since and especially enjoys the diversity of the practice. Noting the numerous doctors on staff, he sees this as an opportunity for each to develop a variety of special interests. Dr. Hall has several special interests himself, most of which were the result of owning several lovebirds, guinea pigs, and rats. He enjoys working with pet birds and pocket pets in addition to dogs and cats. Because behavior issues are a significant problem with birds, Dr. Hall has expanded his education to include behavior issues as well.

Dr. Hall owns a Border Collie mix, named Gus and a purebred Blue Somali, named Phantom. In addition, he has rescued several stray cats which now enjoy the luxuries of indoor living.

His aviary includes the following species: macaws, cockatoos, a Nanday conure, Pionus parrots, African greys, Eclectus parrots, a Toco toucan, a yellow-naped Amazon, a black-headed caique, an African ringneck, a violet-necked lory, budgies, lovebirds, cockatiels, finches, canaries, and pigeons.

Dr. Hall is a veterinarian for the Operation Scarlet Shar-Pei Rescue. He also enjoys traveling, gardening, and gourmet cooking.

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 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