Small Town Veterinary Clinic with a Big Heart
Hands that Heal, Hearts that Care
Veterinary Services in Mechanicsburg, PA
Animal Clinic Serving Central Pennsylvania
Here at Gettysburg Pike Animal Clinic, we are highly focused on the best possible care of your pet. We are a very friendly, family-oriented and professional veterinary clinic in Mechanicsburg, PA. We strive to make you and your pet’s visit the best experience possible. Whether it be end of life decisions, or simply just an annual wellness visit, you can expect to receive the upmost attention of our staff and veterinarian, and have a personable and professional experience.
Our wellness services include vaccinations, routine checkups and exams, flea, tick and heartworm prevention and more. Preventive care helps us identify health concerns before they become serious medical issues.
Vaccines are important to prevent disease and illness before it arises. It helps your pet build immunity to certain viruses and disease, which helps them stay healthier longer.
Spaying and Neutering
Aside from reducing territorial behaviors and preventing unwanted pregnancies, spaying or neutering your pet can prevent and reduce their risk for certain types of infections and cancers. We will provide you with the information you need to understand the procedure, so you can make an informed decision.
General and Elective Surgeries
Our veterinary practice can handle both general and elective surgeries including spays and neuters, mass removals, and more. We carefully monitor your pet during all procedures to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
Laser Surgery offers a surgical alternative that is safe and comfortable for your pet. Choosing a laser procedure can reduce pain, bleeding, swelling, and risk of infection. The recovery time after laser surgery is often lessened. This type of procedure can be used for routine surgeries, and is also excellent for removing cysts, tumors, and more. To see if your pet is a good candidate for laser surgery, please contact our clinic.
Cryosurgery is used to destroy diseased or abnormal tissue through the application of extreme cold. It is used to treat a range of disorders and diseases, especially skin conditions. By applying intense cold to a targeted area, the sensory nerves are numbed, reducing pain and discomfort.
Dental Services and Surgery
Like humans, maintaining good dental health is important for your pet’s overall health. Regular dental care can help them live a healthier, happier life. During routine dental treatments, we will remove plaque and tartar from your pet’s teeth, which can help prevent gum disease. This also helps prevent serious health concerns from developing. In addition to in-office dental care, we will help you develop good at-home dental care for your pet.
Our in-house and online pharmacy options allow us to properly immunize and treat your pet. This also ensure your pets are properly dosed and monitored during their therapy. We carry everything from flea and tick medication, heartworm preventatives, and pain medication. Our team will work with you to determine the right treatments for your pet.
In-House Lab/Reference Labs
We complete regular blood tests to monitor your pet’s internal organ function. These tests are essential in diagnosing disease in the pancreas, liver, kidney, and more. Our in-house laboratory has blood analysers which can perform a range of tests. These tests help us identify any significant changes in your pet’s health.
A radiograph is a high quality x-ray which can be saved on a computer and viewed later. It is an important diagnostic tool in spotting signs of heart disease, locating fractures, pinpointing the size of tumors, and more. Because it is digital, it can be sent to outside specialists for a second opinion or referral. In addition, a digital x-ray does not use harsh chemicals to produce the image.
This procedure measures the fluid pressure inside the eye. It is important in evaluating your pet’s risk of glaucoma.
If your pet becomes lost, a microchip is a safe, permanent way to identify them and get them back home. Placed in the loose skin at the back of the neck, a microchip is about the size and shape of a grain or rice. When a lost dog or cat is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, its number is transmitted to the scanner and the owner’s contact information can be retrieved.
End of Life Services
It is never easy to let go of a pet. Our team understands it can be an emotionally trying time. Whether your pet has been seriously injured or is in their senior years, we will work with you to provide your pet with comfort and warmth before and during the euthanasia process.
We want to help memorialize your beloved friend. Our cremation services are safe and efficient; we can provide your pet with a permanent resting place in a wide variety of urns and statuary. We are committed to helping you through your grief and helping you honor your pet and all of your memories with them.
In order to help your pet live a happy, healthy, and pain-free life, we offer a variety of pain management options. We will work with you to create a pain management plan that is tailored to your pet’s needs. We are committed to helping your pet live as comfortably as possible.
Ultrasounds are an important diagnostic tool. We provide in-house ultrasounds to ensure we are able to provide our patients with the highest level of care.
An electrocardiogram records electrical impulses generated when the heart is beating. An ECG detects disturbances in the heart rhythm and heartbeat. If an irregular heart rhythm is detected during your pet’s regular exams, an electrocardiogram should be performed to diagnose any heart problems or heart disease.
Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with traditional veterinary services or by itself. It can help treat a wide variety of conditions, including injury and illness. It is virtually pain-free for your pet. We work to make all treatments relaxing for your pet, and tailor their treatment to their unique needs.
Massage treatments for animals provide many of the same benefits as they do for humans. This includes improved circulation, stress reduction, improved sleep and relaxation, pain reduction, improved muscle and joint function, and muscle stimulation. In addition, massage can help stimulate organ function.
Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT) is another name for veterinary chiropractic services. These types of treatments are used in conjunction with traditional veterinary treatments. This may be a good treatment option for pets suffering from trauma, disk injuries, or after surgery. During VSMT, adjustments are made to increase bloodflow to the spine and nerves, which can help alleviate pain, improve nerve health, and increase joint strength.
Companion Therapy Laser
During laser therapy, a beam of light is used to penetrate tissues and stimulate a biological response. This aids in pain reduction and inflammation, and can promote and faster healing time for your pet. This treatment type is scientifically proven to be successful in treating acute and chronic conditions. We use the use the Companion Therapy Laser which is an FDA-cleared phototherapeutic laser system.
Referrals to ER and Board Certified Specialists
We are committed to helping your pet receive the best care possible, so when necessary, we provide our clients with referrals to qualified, board-certified specialists and doctors.