At VCA Lancaster Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your pets. Everyone on our staff believes that the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. We work hard to ensure that your pets receive thorough, personalized attention. We'll also carefully track the course of your pets' care, which is so important to their long-term health.
Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.
Local Medical IssuesLyme Disease and Leptospirosis Are Here!
Lyme disease is carried by deer ticks, which are extremely common in our area. This disease can cause joint disease, fever, lameness and, in rare cases, kidney failure. Ticks are most common in spring and fall, but they can be active whenever the temperature goes above freezing, even in the middle of winter!
Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that attacks the kidneys and liver. It can be fatal to both dogs and humans. The bacteria are spread through the urine of wild animals. If your dog is exposed to puddles, ponds, lakes, lawns or fields in our area, he or she is at risk for this disease and should be vaccinated against it.