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

  • Kathleen Medarac
    D.V.M.

    Dr. Medarac is a graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has a deep passion for animal health.  She lives with her daughter who just started college and a menagerie of pets.  Her hobbies include spending time with her daughter, walking with her dog, Amos; horseback riding, Bible study and reading. Her expertise makes a difference in the lives of her pet patients, as well as their human families.  

  • 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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  • 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. She is licensed Certified Veterinary Technician and pivotal to the excellent pet care we offer at the clinic.  Theresa lives in Volant with her family,

  • Veterinary Assistant - Kayla Kuhns
    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 lives in Butler with her husband, Jack.  They currently have two dogs, a pair of adorable golden doodles and a cat. She enjoys working with animals, and helping people.

  • Administrative Assistant - Dawn Smith
    AVA

    Dawn is from Slippery Rock and lives with her husband, dogs, cats, horses and chickens.  Dawn is a credentialed Approved Veterinary Assistant and loves helping pets in our community.  Her organizational skills help our office run smoothly, and she enjoys a problem-solving challenge.

  • Receptionist - Serena Johnston

    Serena is the smiling face that greets you in the front office.  She provides our reception as well as grooming services for our patients.  She has a kind and friendly way of giving excellent service.  Additionally, she has over 25 years of experience in the veterinary office.  Be sure to say hello when you are at the front desk!

  • Carrie Altman
    Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

    Carrie is the friendly voice you hear on the phone.  She also assists our support staff around the clinic. Her love for animals runs really deep.  Carrie’s pets include two cats named Fat Boy and Max, as well as a German shepherd named Dakota.  She loves adventure and the outdoors.  Her favorite pastime is going to zoos, and her favorite one is the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  This is a special place because her husband proposed to her in front of the zebra exhibit over 10 years ago.  She is married and has a son named Logan.  We are excited to have her on our team!

  • Allison Boardman
    Veterinary Technician

    Allison is a recent graduate of the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh and we are glad she has joined our team.  Our clients appreciate her quiet and calm demeanor when handling their pets.  We appreciate her great education and practical training.  We are looking forward to increasing our teamwork efficiency with Allison!  

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

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    Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

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    Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this debilitating, degenerative oral condition, and ...

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    Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other cats. ...

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    Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker of your family's feline friend it ...

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    Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms that feline emotional wellbeing, behavior and physical health are a result of how comfortable they are in their environment. Understanding how our cats interact with their environment can help us create a space for owners and cats to mutually thrive ...

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    Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

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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-7:00 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