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By: Scott W.
Verdin Veterinary Services PA
I happened to read the review below dated on 8/10/13 and felt compelled to write my first review. As a true pet lover, my heart goes out to them. I currently own four dogs and four cats which all of them happen to be patients of Verdin Vet going on about three years. I have had the exceptional pleasure of working with Dr. Verdin, Dr. Moore, and Dr. Wilkins along with most of the staff. My pets have been in for routine exams, vaccines, grooming, spays/neuters, dental cleanings all the way to emergency exploratory surgery. Whether I am at the office to pick up one of animals, heartworm medicine or just treats, the doctors and staff always come out and talk to my children and me. One of the recent visits to the vet was the week before 4th of July. My beloved 10 year old Bernese Mountain dog, Kander, was not doing well. The staff immediately scheduled him in to be seen. After running some tests it was decided that they would have to perform an emergency exploratory surgery. Dr. Wilkins and Dr. Moore both stayed late to do this. I was able to pick him up that evening at which BOTH doctors called me that night to check on his condition. Two days later he was seen by Dr. Verdin. He stayed late on Saturday to care for Kander. Later that evening, Dr. Moore and his family came back from a wedding and let us take him home. We knew we were fighting a losing battle but these doctors gave my family and me a few extra precious days with our best friend and family member. Even more, Dr. Moore gave us the greatest gift of allowing Kander to be with us when he passed away and for him to not be alone. I will always be eternally grateful for this. I even received a call the next day from him offering his condolences. This group of doctors, technicians and other staff go above and beyond and showed the most compassion possible in a time where it was so needed. I also would like to also thank Verdin Vet for maintaining such high quality care for reasonable prices. They have allowed me to make sure my pets get the best care. vaccines, tests, and medications. They also offer discounted vaccines at their vaccine clinic on Wednesdays. Leah, their groomer, grooms my Newfoundland at least twice a year. Their price is very reasonable and they also take Care Credit which is wonderful in times of emergencies.
By: angedepromenade
Verdin Veterinary Services PA
I recently needed the service of a vet's office and remembered how caring and the fantastic care my Madeline received as she passed away from cancer years ago from the staff at Verdin's so I looked up the number and made an appointment. The office has become modernized, with the use of modern methods making care and billing easier for the staff but definitely not a "box". The level of caring, professional service and down home loving is still incredible. My little angel received the medical attention she needed in a compassionate manner from the staff and without the long wait that is typical in most places now days. Verdin's has been there a long time and its clear that the "Art of Healing & Helping" is still there.
By: kierstin.smith.75
Verdin Veterinary Services PA
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the staff at Verdin's! My sweet Abbi cat was with me for 12 years and she was healthy till the last year of her life. Dr. Wilkins and his team helped me through that tough journey of diabetes and hyperthyroidism! I am so grateful for their support, knowledge, and excellent care! My mother's dog Muffin is currently still a patient of theirs and is extremely pleased with her care! She has several ongoing medical issues that require constant care and frequent visits. My mother is so thankful for the warm and caring staff that work at Verdins, especially Erica!
By: ksnider
Verdin Veterinary Services PA
Verdin Vet Services is the BEST veterinary clinic I have ever taken my pets to, and it is now the ONLY place I will ever go! All of the staff and doctors are very professional and knowledgeable. I had to put my 18 year old dog down about a year ago, which was obviously a very upsetting time for me. Dr. Verdin and the staff were very compassionate and comforting in my time of distress! They now take care of my new dog, Daisy. She loves coming to see all of the doctors and staff! I have boarded her there a few times, and they take great care of her. I highly recommend Verdin Veterinary Services!
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By: Katie C.
Verdin Veterinary Services PA
I have received excellent care every time I have been here. One dog of mine (I have three) is a regular there. Big dog, big issues. He absolutely loves going there and is spoiled from the moment he walks in. Love the personal care given and the level of professionalism. Wouldn't think of going anywhere else. Love them!
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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