veterinary services  Dillsburg, PA
Here at Dillsburg Veterinary Center, we are pleased to have a large amount of veterinary services available for our patients. We are proud to be able to serve Dillsburg, PA and our surrounding communities to give your pet the best care that they deserve!

Our staff at Dillsburg Veterinary Center is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion they deserve every time they walk in the door!

We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:

Advanced Digital X-rays  Dillsburg, PA

Advanced Digital X-rays

At Dillsburg Veterinary Center in Dillsburg, PA , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body’s organs.

In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets’ body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.

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Allergy Testing  Dillsburg, PA

Allergy Testing

Dogs and cats can be allergic to almost anything, similar to allergies in people. Pets can be allergic to allergens in their household environment, outside environment, or even their food. Symptoms can range from itchiness and ear or eye infections to constant licking, and even vomiting or diarrhea. Many pets suffer from allergies which can directly affect their quality of life, as well as their owner’s.

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Dental Care  Dillsburg, PA

Dental Care

Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.

Some of our Dental Services:

  • Cleanings (polishing and scaling)
  • At home dental care products
  • Dental Surgery

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Dermatology  Dillsburg, PA

Dermatology

Your pets’ skin is the largest organ of the body. Allergies, parasites, infections, autoimmune diseases and cancers can all affect your pet’s skin.

We offer specific diagnostic tests like allergy testing, fungal testing, cultures and biopsies, along with the most cutting edge treatments to ensure the health of your pets’ skin.

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Emergency & Urgent Care  Dillsburg, PA

Emergency and Urgent Care

Our staff is dedicated and well trained to handle emergencies of all types. If you’re experiencing an emergency, please call us immediately. Our team of professionals will be able to determine the best course of action for your pet.

Geriatric Care  Dillsburg, PA

Geriatric Care

Preventative medicine is important when our pets are young, but as our pets age, and become prone to certain disease processes, annual exams and blood work becomes even more critical.

Annual exams and blood work to check liver and kidney values, along with thyroid function have the potential to alert us to early changes that may give us valuable information about your pet’s health. We understand the changes your pet will have as they become older, and we also know the importance of keeping your pet healthy as they enter their golden years.

Please call us today at (717) 432-7031 to learn more about caring for your senior pet.

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Health Certificates  Dillsburg, PA

Health Certificates

If you want to travel internationally with your pet, you need to plan ahead. Since each country is different, you will have to contact the embassy or consulate where you are going to find out what you need to do.

Though every country has different requirements, most require a health certificate that is done by a USDA-accredited veterinarian. Luckily, we have a USDA-accredited veterinarian. If you are not a client, you need to make sure you bring your pets’ records in with you to the examination.

At the time of your pets’ examination, we will go over the forms that you need. There are times when we will have to run some tests to ensure that your pet is healthy enough for travel. We may also have to treat your pet prior to traveling.

You will always need a health certificate and proof of vaccination. You may also need a microchip and blood tests. Many countries require that your pet get treated for parasites prior to travel. You may also need certificates for the airplane ride.

Since each country is different and we can’t stay up to date will all of the changes in each one, it is important that you call ahead and know what you need. Then, we will make sure that your pet is all ready to go!

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In-House Laboratory  Dillsburg, PA

In-House Laboratory

We are very proud of our laboratory. We are able to perform many diagnostic tests quickly and efficiently in it. We can do many simple tests but are also able to offer some more complex ones, too! We are able to run heartworm tests, leukemia and FIV tests, and full blood work for those who are interested in it. There are also many other tests we offer our patients.

The best part of being able to run laboratory tests in our hospital is that we can diagnose your pets much sooner than if we had to send the blood work out to another laboratory. Whenever your pets are not feeling well, we can offer you results and a diagnosis in minutes instead of making you wait a day (or more) for the results.

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Onsite Diagnostics  Dillsburg, PA

Onsite Diagnostics

We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets’ condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.

Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.

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Microchipping  Dillsburg, PA

Microchipping

At Dillsburg Veterinary Center, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.

But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet’s safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet’s fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.

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Nutritional Counseling  Dillsburg, PA

Nutritional Counseling

Dillsburg Veterinary Center offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Dillsburg, PA and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet’s diet or would like more information about your pet’s nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.

Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.

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Orthopedic Surgery  Dillsburg, PA

Orthopedic Surgery

We offer a variety of solutions and treatments for your pets’ orthopedic issues. We understand that orthopedic problems can be a big challenge for both pets and pet owners so we are dedicated to working with you and communicating with you throughout the process.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our orthopedic capabilities or how we can care for your pet, please contact us today at (717) 432-7031.

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Parasite Prevention  Dillsburg, PA

Parasite Prevention

The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.

At Dillsburg Veterinary Center, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.

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Puppy & Kitten Care  Dillsburg, PA

Puppy and Kitten Care

Getting a new puppy or kitten is very exciting. You have a lot to look forward to. The great companionship that a good pet can bring is very rewarding. However, puppies and kittens come with a lot of responsibility and work. Here at Dillsburg Veterinary Center, we are here to help you with your new addition.

First, you should always bring your new puppy or kitten in for a full nose-to-tail examination to make sure that you have a healthy new animal. You also want to get him or her familiar with our veterinary hospital.

We are also here to help you raise him or her to become a well-behaved and healthy adult by discussing many topics with you. Our friendly staff is well prepared to discuss vaccinations, nutrition, behavior, socialization, neutering, and much more! No question is off limits so please bring any questions along to your appointment. We are here to help you succeed at raising a good pet!
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Ultrasound  Dillsburg, PA

Ultrasound

Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.

We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.

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Vaccinations  Dillsburg, PA

Vaccinations

At Dillsburg Veterinary Center in Dillsburg, PA , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet’s health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.

It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.

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Wellness Exams  Dillsburg, PA

Wellness Exams

At Dillsburg Veterinary Center in Dillsburg, PA , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets’ well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.

Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets’ health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!

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Soft Tissue Orthopedic Surgery

We are proud to offer orthopedic surgical procedures for injuries and conditions to soft tissue areas of your pets’ body. We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to enhance our capabilities for soft tissue surgery, ensuring that your pet has access to the highest standard of veterinary medicine.

Our surgical team is highly trained and experienced in soft tissue orthopedic procedures, so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands. We promise to communicate with you throughout the process and make your pets’ surgery as stress-free as possible.

If you have any questions or comments about how we can help your pet through soft tissue orthopedic surgery, please contact us today at (717) 432-7031.

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Laser Surgery

Here at Dillsburg Veterinary Center, we are proud to offer laser surgery. Laser surgery uses a beam of a certain wavelength of light to cut tissue instead of using a scalpel blade. Because our surgeons are highly skilled, they can control the amount of light used, which gives them extreme surgical precision.

Many owners wonder why laser surgery is a good idea. There are many benefits. Patients suffer from less pain after surgery. There is less bleeding during surgery, which means fewer complications. The risk of infection is reduced when a laser is used instead of a scalpel.

There is less pain because the laser seals the nerve endings as it cuts, decreasing the pain impulses. By performing laser surgery, we are able to remove some tumors with just local anesthesia instead of having to use general anesthesia.

There is less bleeding because we also cauterize the ends as we cut with the laser. There is less infection because the laser beam heats up the tissues and destroys any bacteria that may be present.

We can use a laser during almost any soft-tissue surgery that we perform. We can use them when we do routine surgeries like spays and neuters, and we can also use lasers for tumor removals, eyelid surgeries, and other surgeries.

Our surgeons are highly skilled at laser surgery, offering only the most up-to-date procedures for our patients. It is our goal to ensure that our patients thrive after surgery with minimal postoperative complications.

If you want to learn more about laser surgery, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (717) 432-7031.

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Internal Medicine

Our veterinarians are educated on more advanced diagnostics and treatments of more complicated disease processes in small animals. We can provide full workups on animals that are vomiting, lethargic, or have decreased appetites – all nonspecific signs that may indicate your pet may be sick.

Some of the common disorders we see routinely include endocrine disorders (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, neoplasia (cancer), immune-mediated hematologic (blood) diseases, pancreatitis, gastritis, and infectious diseases). We are able to perform routine blood work as well as an array of specific and precise tests to determine what ailment your pet may be facing. We offer hospitalization and treatment for most diseases, with our team working together to bring your pet the most comprehensive, dedicated, and loving care.

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Cryosurgery

Cryosurgery, or cryotherapy, is a procedure that involves extreme cold being applied to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. The surgery is not invasive, virtually painless, and now offered by some veterinarians. Doctors have been using “liquid air” to treat skin conditions throughout the 20th century, which eventually led to various methods of cryosurgery that have been proven and refined. The procedure has been used to treat a broad range of conditions in both people and animals.

Cryosurgery provides a quick and highly effective solution for removing small masses and treating distichiasis. The procedure can usually be performed during your normal office visit. The application is mostly done with a handheld device that sprays nitrous oxide directly to the affected area of the skin. Veterinarians have successfully treated dogs, cats, horses, ferrets and even birds with cryosurgery. The results speak volumes and the risks are minimal, especially when compared to traditional methods of surgery.

The cost for cryosurgery is also very affordable when compared to traditional surgery because anesthesia and normal sterile preparation aren’t usually necessary. If you see a suspicious lesion or growth on your pets, please don’t wait to ask your veterinarian for an assessment.

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Cold Laser Therapy

Here at Dillsburg Veterinary Center, we are proud to offer cold laser therapy.
We are always learning new and better ways to treat our patients. We also are dedicated to using the latest veterinary technologies. One way we do this is by providing cold laser therapy for our patients.

Cold laser therapy is a state-of-the-art alternative therapy to assist with pain and healing. It can be used after surgery to help increase blood flow to local areas, improving healing. For this same reason, it is also helpful for wound healing. Cold laser therapy can also be used for chronic pain, helping to increase blood flow to those areas. We have also seen great success in using this therapy for patients with kidney failure.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today at (717) 432-7031 if you would like to know how your pets can benefit from our cold laser therapy.
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Echocardiography

Echocardiography for pets is very similar to Echocardiography in humans. This procedure allows veterinarians to get a good picture of the valve function of the heart, and is often a second test after an Electrocardiogram (ECG).

If any cardiac abnormalities are noted during the ECG, we may recommend an Echocardiogram, or an ultrasound of the heart, in order to visualize the heart chambers and muscles to make a diagnosis.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the health of your pets’ heart, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We would be happy to give you more information.

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Blood Pressure Screening

Pets can have high blood pressure just like human beings can. And it can be especially troublesome because there are few outward signs of high blood pressure.

That is why we encourage blood pressure screening, especially for senior pets. This diagnostic tool provides our veterinarians with a non-invasive way to analyze your pets’ health.

To learn more about blood pressure screening and how to maintain a healthy blood pressure for your pet, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer your questions.

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Tonometry

Tonometry measures intraocular pressure (pressure inside the eyeball) and can test for glaucoma and uveitis. Increased pressure within the eye itself can be extremely painful for your pet and constitutes a medical emergency to prevent rupturing of the eyeball.

Tonometry is an easy way to check for increased intraocular pressure and can be used without sedation because pets tolerate it very well. A numbing drop is placed into each eye before the test, and a specialized instrument is lightly touched to the cornea of the eye to measure the pressure. This is just one of the ways we care for your pet’s eyes. Additional tests may include Schirmer Tear Test to test for dry eye, or Fluorescein Staining to check your pet’s eyes for ulcers or scratches.

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