Best 26 Veterinary Clinics in East Smithfield, PA with Reviews -
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By: erika.steele.733
Laurel Hill Veterinary Services, Inc.
Today a dog got hit by a car in front of my home. I called the police and while we were waiting, a neighbor of mine called his vet, Dr. Fetterman. The doctor came right over, this was before 8am on a Saturday, and helped assess the dog. When the owner showed up, Dr. Fetterman explained the dog's condition, and helped the owner get her dog into her vehicle. She wanted to take the dog to her vet. Dr. Fetterman was very gracious, wished her well, and didn't charge her for the house call. I was so impressed with his kindness and professionalism, that I decided to make him our new vet, for our kitty. You just don't meet too many doctor's that care as much as he did today. Dr. Fetterman will be getting my business from now on!
By: brandy.gardner.75
Laurel Hill Veterinary Services, Inc.
They are all wonderful there. They don't treat you like just another face, they treat you and your pet like family.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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