Welcome to Muddy Creek Animal Clinic for your pet's medical and surgical services.

Your Veterinarian in Butler, PA
Call us at 724-235-8410

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If you live in Butler, Slippery Rock or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Barbra Karner is a licensed PA veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Muddy Creek Animal Clinic is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Barbra Karner has years of experience treating medical and surgical conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Butler veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the veterinary topics section and featured articles, under the newsletter tab below. The best veterinary care for animals is good nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 724-235-8410 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. 

Our Butler veterinary office is very easy to get to --  we are located on Route 8, 3 miles north of Starlight Drive-In (formerly Pioneer Drive-In).  You can find directions below or on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for our pet owners.

We are currently open Monday through Friday, and one Saturday a month.  Dr. Karner does house/farm calls Monday afternoons, and Wednesdays. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please use our Appointment Request link and we will contact you promptly.

At Muddy Creek Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Barbra Karner 
Veterinarian | Muddy Creek Animal Clinic | 724-235-8410

2460 William Flynn Highway
Butler, PA 16001

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Barbra Karner, VMD

    Dr. Karner grew up in Hopewell but has lived and worked in the Butler area since graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.  She was in equine practice for 3 years.  Shortly before having her first son,

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  • Veterinarian - Abigail Davidson, DVM

    Dr. Abigail Davidson grew up in Ellwood City, PA and decided to pursue her professional education in the veterinary sciences - an endeavor that took her far from home.  In June of 2016,

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  • Head Certified Veterinary Technician- Theresa Cuffin, CVT

    Theresa has been with us since she graduated at the top of her class from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh December 2015. Theresa lives in Volant with her family,

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  • Veterinary Assistant - Kayla Frederick, B.S.

    Kayla earned her Bachelor's Degree and has experience in the veterinary field including a variety of exotic animals. Our clients appreciate her kind handling skills and calm manners. She currently has one dog of her own, a golden doodle named Koda. She enjoys working with animals, helping people and planning her 2019 wedding.

  • Administrative Assistant - Dawn Smith, AVA

    Dawn is from Slippery Rock.  She lives with her husband, dogs, cats, horses and chickens.  Dawn is the calm voice you will hear on the phone. Dawn is extremely well organized and keeps our office running smoothly, we would be lost without her! She recently completed a veterinary assistant course and has earned her AVA designation.

  • Receptionist - Serena Johnston

    Serena has recently joined our team and we are so happy to have her!  Serena provides reception as well as grooming services for our patients.  She has a kind and friendly way of giving excellent service.  Additionally, she has over 20 years of experience in the veterinary office.

  • Certified Veterinary Technician - Jennah Morrow, CVT

    Jennah is a graduate of the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh and is the newest member of our growing team. Jennah enjoys working with animals and is an avid outdoors-woman.

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  • Receptionist - Amanda Cuffin

    Amanda is our scheduling receptionist and is often the friendly voice you hear when you call the office.  We are grateful to have her join our team.  Amanda enjoys knitting/crocheting beautiful creations when she is not helping us provide excellent care to the pets in our community.  She is also a fan of The Office, and can quote the best lines!

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    Dr. Karner and her staff are top notch! From cats to sheep they have been there for us - good times and bad. Very professional, caring and compassionate.

    - Jane Rekich

    Wonderful and caring. I refer all my friends here!

    - Ashley Jones

    I had a great experience with this Veterinarian. Both of my dogs were comfortable with the employees, and did not even know they were getting their shots. We had a great first experience and will continue to use this veterinary service.

    - Tracy Fedokovitz

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

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  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

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  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

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  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

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  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

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  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

    Are you concerned that your child's allergies may mean that you will have to give up your pet? Although rehoming a pet may be necessary if allergies are severe, most children can live with pets if you are willing to make a few changes. The Problem About three in 10 people who have allergies are allergic ...

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  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

    It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make when your friend is suffering. Making the Decision If your pet has been seriously injured in a ...

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  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

    Have you ever heard that a wet nose is a sign that your pet is healthy? Although that's often the case, it's not always true. A moist nose can benefit your pet in several ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. How Does a Wet Nose Help My Pet? Have you ever been woken at 5 a.m. by a cold, ...

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  • Obesity and Diabetes in Pets

    Think diabetes only affect people? Overweight pets may be at risk too. ...

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  • Does Your Cat Have a Grooming Problem?

    Noticed a sudden change in your cat's grooming habits? Over- or under-grooming can be a sign of trouble. ...

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 4:00 PM

Tuesday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm -4:00 pm

Saturday:

By Appt.

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed