About the Abington Equine Hospital

Drs. Brad Back and Cat Radtke are a veterinary team specializing in horses. Dr. Back is originally from Kentucky, while Dr. Radtke hails from Wisconsin. Their vision to open an equine specific veterinary hospital came to fruition in August 2016 when they opened Abington Equine Hospital, based out of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.

In September 2017, Abington Equine Hospital underwent a westward expansion to include State College area. Following the growth of their business, they now serve Central PA from ship-in clinic in Port Matilda, PA.

Abington Equine Hospital is being developed in 4 phases and is currently assisting patients in Phase II.

Phase I

Ambulatory Services;
The call coverage area is currently all of Central Pennsylvania. Drs. Back or Radtke will visit your farm or boarding facility to perform needed veterinary care.

Phase II

Ship-in Clinic;
Ship-in clinic in Port Matilda, PA, provide lameness, routine surgical, minor emergency surgical, and reproductive services. The clinic offers 5 stalls, 2 treatment areas, surgical and reproductive stocks, and fenced turnout fields with run-in sheds, all set on 24 beautiful acres. The cases in the clinic are monitored 24/7 by stall cameras, Pia V and veterinary care.

Phase III

Surgical Facility;
Coming Fall 2021! A full equine surgical hospital facility, offering colic surgery, arthroscopy, and more at Port Matilda, PA location.Once open, the hospital facility will include surgical suites, treatment rooms, an area for lameness examinations, and a reproductive management unit.

Dr. Radtke currently offers many on-farm surgical services.

Phase IV

Internal Medicine;
Addition of an internal medicine department and specialist is in the 2-year plan.