Highland Animal Hospital was established on July 6, 1987 by Dr. Donald Lowe in a one-story, converted former ceramic pottery shop on PA Route 873 in rural Slatington, Pennsylvania.
In January 2001, Dr Carl H. Fortna joined the team at Highland after practicing small animal medicine and surgery in Berks County, PA for 6 years, becoming one of three doctors employed at the time
In 2009, with the practice expanding and having long outgrown its original walls, the present day existing 8,500 square foot facility was built and Highland Animal Hospital moved next door on an adjacent piece of farmland.
In 2012, Dr. Brandon K. Mattson joined our team after working in a veterinary emergency/referral hospital in Northeast PA, becoming one of five doctors employed at the time.
On February 19, 2016, Drs. Fortna and Mattson became the new owners of Highland Animal Hospital.
What began as a one-doctor practice with two examination rooms and one employee has grown into a multiple doctor practice providing small animal healthcare in the greater Lehigh Valley.
Although the practice has grown in size, Highland Animal Hospital continues to strive to provide the same comfortable and friendly atmosphere that it has for over 30 years.