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When you are looking for a veterinary care clinic, you should be able to count on a health care team that is dedicated to the health of your pet(s).
At the Pet Health Center we value thorough physical examinations and preventative care. One of the most important keys to your pets healthy and preventing large vet bills is to treat small problems before they become big ones. Click on any of the instructional videos to learn more about important topics like yearly physicals, blood work, nutrition and flea/heartworm compliance.
We believe in giving you and your pet the time you deserve to make informed decisions regarding your pet's medical care plan. By limiting the number of appointments we see per day we make it a goal to keep our appointments on time and not rushed. Taking our time reduces errors in our diagnoses, allows us to educate you on important health care management issues and provides you’re the opportunity to address any questions or concerns. We are continually looking for ways to improve our equipment, facility and the customer service we provide, thus, we value your feedback.
What Type of Appointment is Right for my Pet?
Comprehensive Physical Exams
The principles of good medicine require that our doctors complete comprehensive, physical examinations for every new patient we treat. Scheduling an appointment for this visit allows our team to consider the entire health of your pet, not just the problem(s) that brought you here that day. Since our patients can’t talk, physical exams play a crucial role in the diagnostic process and overall health of your pet.
Preventive care is an essential part of keeping your pets healthy and happy and your long-term care affordable. At least once a year, we would like to see your pets for full physical exams. This is a nose to tail check up that should include booster vaccinations, choosing the proper prescription diet and teeth cleaning (for many pets, at least once yearly). In addition, as your pets age, it is important for us to be able to offer weight management programs diagnostic blood work and urinalyses that allow us to monitor your pet’s health trends so we can improve the quality and length of their lives.
It is always important to bring any flea, tick and or heartworm medications and medical history or records from other hospitals with you when you come to the Pet Health Center. We will help you keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. Whenever you have this type of information, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important.Progress Exams
We offer, and frequently require, different levels of follow-up or progress exams. This is the only way our heath care team can learn what works and what does not to assure that your pets are responding to the medical care plans chosen for them. Included here are various depths and lengths of office visits with examinations and consultations prior to the administration of IV Fluids and booster vaccinations or in conjunction with blood work, chemistry screens, re-bandaging and suture removals.
How would you like to save time, taxi bills and money while making life easier for you and your pet? We can help you do that by maximizing our doctors’ ability to assure that the medical care plans they created for you and your pets are working. Once medical records are set up and a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship is in place, we offer discounted phone consultations with our doctors to make sure everything that can be done is being done. Fees for these important follow-up calls are charged at the time of the comprehensive physical exam visit and will be scheduled during specified doctor call-back hours.
We understand that many times your visit to the hospital requires bringing not just your four-legged children, but also your two-legged ones. Not to worry. Our staff will keep them occupied with coloring books, x-rays, show and tell items as well as access to our fully toy stocked "Kiddie Corral."
Hours of Operation and Scheduling
In order to better serve you as a client with less waiting, appointments are required. Same day appointments are usually available and emergencies are accepted during normal business hours. There may be times when we will need to add an urgent care fee to accommodate added staff costs. Our hours of operation are:
Mon-Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Call 215-739-6401 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you. Click the button below to set up an appointment online.