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06/06/2016
By: Michael H.
Wyoming Valley Veterinary Hospital
I have been taking my dogs to Dr. Kutish for over 15 years now. Dr. Matt Kutish came on a few years ago when they expanded their office and he is now the main vet I deal with. They have help me overcome many obstacles from typical checkups to illnesses to birth of puppies to terminal illnesses to death and burial. All the staff are all very caring individuals. The facility is very clean. If they are expensive (which I don't think they are), you are paying for a quality of service.
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11/21/2015
By: Emry P.
Wyoming Valley Veterinary Hospital
These people have always been kind and generous towards me and my animals. They even went so far as to let us make payments when we couldn't afford the help for our animals! They seem to really love the animals and the community that they service here.
01/15/2013
By: beastnbella
Wyoming Valley Veterinary Hospital
Great place that actually cares almost as much as you do for your animals. Only bad part, they are a little pricey. Which is why I gave them 3 stars.
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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