Welcome to VCA West Shore Animal Hospital where our doctors and staff have been proudly serving the New Cumberland, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, York and Harrisburg communities for over 50 years. VCA West Shore Animal Hospital offers a full range of general medical and surgical services for dogs and cats. The hospital treats diseases and injuries, provides medications and pet foods, and offers a variety of pet wellness programs, including routine vaccinations, health examinations, diagnostic testing, neutering, and dental care.
VCA West Shore Animal Hospital is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association, an honor awarded to fewer than one in five veterinary hospitals. To maintain our accreditation, AAHA conducts regular inspections to ensure that we maintain the highest standards in patient care, diagnostics, housekeeping, and record-keeping. Our doctors and staff work hard to provide the very best in veterinary care, and we're proud that we passed our latest inspection with flying colors.
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.