VCA Delaware Valley Animal Hospital

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On 6/30/14, Mr. Stewart was bringing Sandy into the office for a wellness exam and she escaped from her carrier in our parking lot. She quickly scrambled away into the dense brush surrounding our parking lot, nowhere to be found. Several of our staff, including Dr. Urbaniak, quickly started scouring the area and searched for Sandy in vain.

Dr. Urbaniak quickly obtained the appropriate enclosure, and we set it up with food to see if we could catch Sandy. During the time that Sandy was missing, the temperature during the heat of the day really began to soar, so our staff put together a schedule to be sure that somebody was checking hourly to see if Sandy had ventured into the enclosure. Mr. Stewart diligently checked for Sandy several times every day, but after about a week and a half started to get a little discouraged, but did not give up hope.

Finally, on the morning of 7/10/14, eleven days after she escaped, Sandy was found by Mr. Stewart in the enclosure which had been set up right at the edge of the brush in which she had scurried. When she saw him, she began to meow very loudly, but seemed to be in fine shape even after her ordeal. We guess that she never ventured much beyond the brush on our property, and was eating all of the food that was being left out for her each day. Everybody was so relieved and so happy that Sandy was found, but nobody more than Mr. Stewart!

Sandy quickly settled back into her home and slept a lot for the first few days, but otherwise seemed absolutely fine. Mr. Stewart gave her a few days to recover, and then brought her in for that original wellness exam in a new, escape-free, carrier!

Mr. Stewart was so grateful to the staff at VCA Delaware Valley that he brought in a delicious lunch for us all. We were all so happy to be able to celebrate this happy ending with Sandy and Mr. Stewart!

Submitted by,

Marilyn Katz, Hospital Manager

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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS: Please call us immediately at 215-946-1111

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call one of the following Emergency Hospitals immediately:

VSEC:  215-750-7884,   Located at 30 Veterans Highway, Levittown, Pa. 19056

 
Cares: 215-750-2774, Located at 2010 Cabot Blvd., Langhorne, Pa. 19047                  

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