Well-care examinations are the cornerstone of health care for your pet. It is far easier, and safer, to prevent medical problems than it is to treat them after they occur. Routine physical examinations and discussions of your pet's health allow the doctors at the Animal Hospital of Chester County to make sure your pet stays healthy, and to catch minor problems before they become major problems.
At the Animal Hospital of Chester County, we understand the concern you feel when your pet is feeling ill. As part of our commitment to providing compassionate care, we'll perform a thorough assessment of your pet, and give you all the options available to diagnose and treat illnesses to get your pet back to get your pet back to his or her healthy, happy self!
Our team performs surgeries on the premises and cares for pets both before and after surgical procedures. If surgery is recommended, a pre-surgical examination is performed to assess your pet's health and ability to have surgery. Additionally, blood tests, blood pressure reading, and an ECG may be recommended. Among the surgical procedures provided are:
After surgery, pets are closely monitored by the doctors and staff. Round-the-clock monitoring is available at local emergency care facilities. In addition, the doctors maintain close relationships with surgical specialists in the area. If necessary, patients can be referred to local specialists for care.
Dentistry is a critical, often over-looked part of health care for your pet. Routine cleanings are needed to maintain the overall health of your pet. Additionally, a pet with dental disease is not only in pain, but is also at risk of developing serious diseases of the entire body. The Animal Hospital of Chester Country is pleased to provide routine care of your pet's teeth and to treat diseases of the mouth, gums, and teeth.
The doctors and staff at the Animal Hospital of Chester County are highly skilled at treating and caring for many types of exotic pets and are pleased to be able to offer care and guidance. Dr. Erlichman has exceptional experience in treating exotics and enjoys providing preventive care for pets and educational services for owners.
We treat the following exotic pets at the Animal Hospital of Chester County:
The Animal Hospital of Chester County uses both in-house laboratory equipment and commercial testing services to provide comprehensive testing and rapid results. Routine testing for blood counts and chemistries are done with state-of-the art equipment in the hospital and are available within hours. Other test results are usually available within 24 hours. Our laboratory services include:
The Animal Hospital of Chester County has an on-site pharmacy supplied with prescription medications for preventive care and treatment of illnesses. A wide range of veterinary drugs are stocked to make sure that the medication your pet needs is immediately available. This allows for rapid filling of needed prescriptions. In addition, the hospital stocks a complete supply of prescription foods needed to treat diverse illnesses such a kidney, cardiac, and intestinal disease.
As licensed and USDA-accredited veterinarians, Dr. Shea, Dr. Jones, and Dr. Erlichman are qualified to examine animals requiring health certificates for travel or sale. The doctors can then issue the specialized certificates needed for selling or transporting pets. It is important to have a healthy pet when you are traveling or planning on selling your pet(s). If you have any questions about obtaining a Health Certificate for your pet(s), please contact us directly.
The doctors at the Animal Hospital of Chester County recommend that all cats and dogs receive identification micro-chips. These chips are tiny, rice-sized devices that contain valuable identification information to help your lost pet find its way home. During an office call, the chips are easily implanted under the skin and remain as a permanent means to identify your pet if lost. The chips are readable with a small hand-held scanner that allows the information to be retrieved rapidly and lets your pet be traced back to your home. It is an unfortunate fact of life that pets get lost. It is another unfortunate fact that many pets are not reunited with their owners. Because veterinarians and animal shelters routinely scan for micro-chips, your pet has a much better chance of being returned to you if the animal carries a micro-chip.
Animal Hospital of Chester County is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment that is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement are often noticed within hours depending on the condition being treated and your pet’s unique health status. Whether you pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain. Applications for Laser therapy include:
Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment or obtain additional information.