Welcome to VCA West Shore Animal Hospital an AAHA accredited , full service medical facility serving small animals. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team provide state of the art medical care for the life of your pet, from puppy and kitten-hood through the senior stages of life.
VCA West Shore Animal Hospital has been a member of the greater Harrisburg community for over 40 years and is the longest running AAHA accredited animal hospital receiving our accrediation in 1971.
The doctors at VCA West Shore Animal Hospital share more than 30 years of combined experience in the animal health care profession.
We offer convenient hours and a full range of general medical and surgical services for your furry companions. We treat diseases and injuries, provide medications and food, offer a variety of pet wellness programs, including routine vaccinations, health examinations, diagnostic testing, spaying and neutering, along with dental care.
Local Medical Issues
CANINE FLU ALERT!
Many of our clients have asked about the threat of canine influenza to their dogs. Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory virus with nearly all dogs that are exposed becoming infected within a few days after exposure. This disease is highly contagious, so dogs that are around other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog shows, dog parks, contact with neighbors' dogs) are at increased risk.
About 80% of exposed dogs will go on to develop signs. Typical symptoms resemble those of kennel cough: persistent cough (often accompanied by a nasal discharge). Some dogs go on to develop pneumonia and can become critically ill.
A new vaccine is available that can help reduce this risk. Please schedule an appointment today with one of our VCA veterinarians to discus this emerging threat to your dog.