VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital

Flea and Tick Control

Fleas and ticks are capable of transmitting infection and disease to pets through a bite. Many pets also suffer from severe allergic reaction to the bites of fleas and ticks. It is imperative that owners prevent these parasites by using one of the many commercially available products that protect pets from fleas and ticks. 
We recommend the following for fleas & ticks.


Dogs:  SimpleGuard 3

No matter where you live, vectors (parasites) may infect your dog. It only takes one bite. That's why it's important to use a fast-acting vectoricide like Vethical SimpleGuard® 3. It kills and repels vectors. Because it kills through contact, parasites don't even have to bite to die.
•Repels and kills adult fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, lice, mites and sand flies.
•Kills on contact; parasites do not have to bite or feed to die.
•Repellent action helps reduce the risk of vectors spreading disease to your dog.
•Quick onset of activity killing adult fleas in 2 hours.
•Prevents the development of all immature flea stages: eggs, larvae and pupae.
•Protects for 1 full month.
•Remains effective after bathing and swimming.
•Protection for puppies as young as 7 weeks of age.

Cats: SimpleGuard

Vethical SimpleGuard for Cats & Kittens is a monthly topical flea control product that provides long-lasting protection against all stages of fleas. Applying it once a month all through the year provides relief from flea infestation and protection from disease transmission to your kitten or cat.
•Kills fleas within 6 hours.
•Kills on contact; fleas do not have to bite to die.
•Protects against flea-borne diseases including tularemia, rickettsiosis, bartonellosis and tapeworm.
•Protects cats from all stages of fleas: eggs, larvae, pupae and adults.
•One application protects your cat for 1 month.
•Insect growth regulator remains effective after exposure to sunlight.
•Safe for kittens as young as 8 weeks of age.



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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Old Marple Animal Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 610-328-1300. We are located at 820 West Springfield Road. Springfield, PA 19064.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management, emergency, internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.