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COVID-19 Updates

CURRENT COVID-19 POLICY

At VRC, the health and well-being of your pet and family are our top priority. As
the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we have taken measures to
reduce potential exposure to our clients, patients, and team members.

  • Clients with previously scheduled appointments are asked not to enter the hospital, to remain in their vehicle, and to call the hospital for assistance.
    A team member will come outside to retrieve your pet to be seen by the doctor. All doctor consultations will then be held over the telephone to eliminate the risk of exposure.
  • If your pet is experiencing a life threatening crisis, you should pull up to the curb and call us at (610) 647-2950.  After we take your pet inside, please move to one of our numbered parking spaces.
  • Visitation of patients has been suspended to better protect our clients and staff members. We understand that it is difficult to have your pet away from you during the stressful time of a hospitalized visit. We assure you that your pets will be cared for as if they are our own.

 

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate through this situation.

What To Expect During Your Pet’s ER or Surgery Visit (FAQ):

 

Click Here For Emergency Visits FAQ

 

Click Here for Surgery Visits FAQ

 


Additional Information & Resources:

A letter to our clients (March 13, 2020) – An Important Message About COVID-19 from VRC

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control)

COVID-19 FAQs for Pet Owners (American Veterinary Medical Association)

Meet Our Newest Surgeon!

Kelsey Cappelle, VMD, Practice Limited to Surgery is the newest addition to our world-class surgery team!

Dr. Cappelle was born in Ringoes, New Jersey. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology at Massachussets Institute of Technology where she worked at the the Franklin Park Zoo and played volleyball. She then attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cappelle completed a 1 year rotating internship at Auburn University, followed by a 1 year surgical internship at Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. She then went on to complete a 3 year surgical residency at  MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets in Columbus, Ohio.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Cappelle!

After Suffering From A Fractured Spine, This Puppy Learns To Walk With Help From A Rehab Nurse

On March 14th, 2020, little Sharkie was rescued from a puppy mill and brought to VRC. He was unable to walk and could not stand without falling over. After running diagnostics, it was discovered that Sharkie was suffering from a fractured spine. Luckily, VRC’s Physical Rehabilitation nurse, Ash, took Sharkie in as a foster and started working with him to gain his strength and learn to walk.

Over the course of several weeks, Sharkie has grown much stronger thanks to Ash’s rehabilitation skills. From cones and cavalettis to an underwater treadmill and tennis balls, Sharkie is mastering it all.

Update (5/21/2020): Nurse Ash officially adopted Sharkie and welcomed him into her home!

 

New Rehab Space & Expanded Availability

 

Our rehab department has changed rooms (still in the same building) and now has a new and improved space! Take a tour with our rehab technician Ashley as she shows off the new digs!