VCA West Shore Animal Hospital

VCA West Shore Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • Best Vet Ever

    -Samantha R from New Cumberland, PA
    Pet Name: CupCake

    Pet Image Dr. Davis was my vet for my CupCake, she was so kind and sweet to her. She did everything she could to keep her in good health. She is kind and compassionate, my last vet visit i could see the sorrow and sadness she had. My cat was diagnosed with a tumor in her belly, Dr. Davis did what she could to keep her alive. She called me 3 days after the visit to check up on her condition. I've never had a vet call to check up like that. She is extremely sweet and caring. My cat passed away a week after that visit. im still thankful for everything they did for me.

  • Wouldn't go anywhere else

    -Amelia Phillips from Mechanicsburg, PA
    Pet Name: Memphis, Soprano and Buck

    I have been a client of VCA West Shore Animal Hospital since 2008. Our family has three cats that I wouldn't take anywhere else. In fact, since we moved to Mechanicsburg we pass at least 3 other Vets on the way to VCA. Dr. Davis and the staff at VCA are amazing! They always make me feel important and they understand that my pets are family members...not just animals. I always recommend VCA West Shore to anyone looking to change vets or to any new pet parents.

  • Great Place

    -C. Smith from Camp Hill, PA
    Pet Name: Winnie

    My cat Winnie gets very good care from the staff at VCA. I can always get her there when she needs extra TLC :o) due to their convenient hours. VCA is keeping Winnie as healthy as she can be!

  • continuing care

    -joan campbell from camp hill, PA
    Pet Name: Rainer

    Our pets have been treated here at West Shore Vets since the 1960s, and we have found them unfailingly kind, caring, and professional through the years. As you can see, they have provided final passage for many of our beloved friends, and have always gone above and beyond for us in our grief. Our shepherd is being cared for now by Dr. Davis, who understands him as well as we do.

  • Quality Service and Care

    -Mr. and Mrs. from Mechanicsburg, PA
    Pet Name: Dylan

    Pet Image Our dog Dylan loves going places, but when he goes to the vet, these trips are often more stressful for me than they are for Dylan, because the dog is not often on his best behavior. The staff and Dr. Richards do everything they can to make the process easier for both of us. Dr. Richards is always careful to explain everything about whatever is going on with my dog. When I had problems administering a medicine, Dr. Richards followed up via telephone and prescribed a dosage that worked and then called again in two days to make sure Dylan was still doing well. I don't get that kind of attention and followup at my family doctor. The dedication of the staff and doctors at VCA West Shore is phenomenal. I am always quick to recommend them whenever someone I know adopts a new pet. Although there are 2 different veterinarians within a 5 mile radius of our new home, I insist on taking Dylan to VCA West Shore. I know with the quality service and care that I get there, we will all have many happy years together!

  • VCA is the Best

    -Niki Lehman from Camp Hill, PA
    Pet Name: Kitty

    I can't possibly thank the Veterinarian Team and the entire staff at VCA enough for all they have done for our Kitty. EVERYONE there is genuinely caring and professional and they make the entire experience very comfortable for our Kitty and for us.

    Dr. Buchanon, Kitty's primary Veterinarian, is absolutely fabulous!!! Her care and expertise are way above any other Veterinarian around! She takes her time in evaluation, is very thorough in her approach, and explains everything in detail. I feel like she treats Kitty as if she were her own. Because of Dr. Buchanon, we are watching our girl Kitty improve each day and couldn't be happier.

    I would tell anyone who is looking for a place they can trust, VCA West Shore is the place to go!

  • Handsome Alby

    -Bob Norris from Camp Hill, PA
    Pet Name: Alby

    Pet Image Thank you for the Amazing work you did on Alby. He loves to dig holes in out yard, roll around in leaves and sit under pine trees. All of these activities contribute to his messy appearance. He absolutely hates being brushed and he quickly runs to the farthest part of the yard as soon as he sees the brush in our hands. Our house is filled with Alby hair, sticky pine tar and crumbled leaves.

    Alby looked so handsome when he strutted into the house! We grabbed our camera in order to capture all of his gorgeousness! You must have been exhausted after the washing and brushing! He surely must have enjoyed the pampering. He has returned to his favorite hole beneath the maple tree, enjoying a nap and dreams of his favorite treats. We appreciate your time and patience. Alby looks like a contender for Westminster and it seems that the female dogs in the neighborhood are taking notice!

    Thanks for your lovely work on our beloved boy.

  • First Visit

    -Betty from New Cumberland, PA
    Pet Name: Cookie

    I am new to the area and my dog (who is like my child) became ill, my sister who was from this area recommended VCA West Shore Animal Hospital and it was easy to find not knowing the area. The receptionist Teresa was very nice and compassionate about my concerns. I was able to get in to see the dr. in the am, I was greeted by another Theresa who took my information offered to copy all my records from my pet previous vet and again very courteous. I didn't wait long until I was taken back and seen Dr. Richards and his assistant whose name I've unfortunately cannot recall, not because she wasn't very sweet and very good with my dog, she was very receptive to their treatment of her. I received a Best Care Checkup after I was offered two options and chose the Best Care and I felt very confident in the dr and his advise. My dog is doing very well and I have a check up scheduled later this month and plan to bring my other dog for a wellness checkup as well. I definitely will return and recommend the West Shore Animal Hospital to anyone who needs great care for their animals and the owners.

  • Thank you

    -Pam from etters, PA
    Pet Name: Smokey

    I want to thank everyone at VCA West Shore for taking such good care of my little dude Smokey. He was really sick, but I didn't know why. Dr.Deb, or Aunt Deb as she said, took such good care of him and found out that he had Lyme disease. She took such good care of him, and me. I will never take Smokey anywhere else. Everyone is so wonderful and caring and friendly. To let you know, Smokey is better. Back to his 100mph self and I thank everyone there for that. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!


    -The Varano Family from Harrisburg, PA
    Pet Name: SOPHIE ROSE

    I would like to thank everyone who took care of me in my time of pain and distress. I was just adopted by my new parents (who by the way have not cared for a puppy in more than 20 years) and within a very short period of time with my new owners, I started having terrible pain doing my duty. I was in constant pain and crying continuously, and I heard them saying that I could have an infection. My new parents could not believe being born on August 1, 2011 and just adopted in October, just 2 months old, that they were already off looking for our first Vet visit. Unfortunately, my first experience with my doctor was not what I expected and the pain and crying was getting worse. As we left the vet I heard my parents day, "that's it, we're done with this place, let's see if we can find another vet that will see us immediately".
    Next thing you know we are walking into the VCA West Shore Animal Hospital. Of course I'm still in pain and crying, causing a scene in the waiting area, but before you know it, someone strange picked me up, and within a short period of time, and a lot of hands rubbing my body, my pain seemed to get better. Within days I was back to my good old radical self chewing everything in sight. I would like to thank everyone who was in the office that day. They were so kind to me. Most of all, I want to thank Doctor Davis, who showed me kindness and love on such short notice (she even thought I was really cute, too) VCA West Shore Animal Hospital gives a whole new meaning to the word "CUSTOMER SERVICE". We have been back many times to make sure I continue to stay on a healthy track, but what is really cool is they now greet me by my name SOPHIE ROSE


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 717-774-0685

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS: Please contact one of the following:
Rossmoyne Animal Emergency & Trauma Center - 717-796-2334 (Located at 4930 Ritter Rd. ST 101 Mechanicsburg Pa 17055)