White Glove Service

General number (info & appointments): 484-626-0994
To check in ONLY: 484-460-6798

For the safety of our clients, patients, and nurses, we are currently operating 100% curbside. Our White Glove service provides the same excellent care to your pet. We are not allowing clients inside our building at this time. You WILL meet with the surgeon for any consultation and before any surgery. When you arrive at our practice, please call 484-460-6798 and our team will provide instructions for the next steps.

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Real stories about actual LRVSS patients.

Chemo beads, our secret weapon against cancer

Chemo beads, our secret weapon against cancer

There aren’t 50 options to fight cancer. The main options are surgery, chemo, and radiation therapy. Unfortunately, chemo and radiation therapy can be expensive and can have side effects. Around 15 years ago, I was lucky to hear about a revolutionary option that is...

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“My dog needs less anesthesia”

“My dog needs less anesthesia”

A patient under anesthesia for open chest surgery.Since every single surgery patient requires anesthesia, we hear many questions from fearful pet lovers. A very common question is: “I've heard that XYZ breed doesn't take the amount of anesthesia you would think for...

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Bandit and the Mysterious Bladder Mass

Bandit and the Mysterious Bladder Mass

Do you believe that things happen for a reason? Do you believe that a mistake can be a blessing in disguise? This is the amazing story of Bandit, a sweet 6 year old mini Aussie. His owner remembers: “It all started with several “accidents” inside the house. I was...

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Pain-free after elbow dysplasia surgery

Pain-free after elbow dysplasia surgery

You’ve heard of hip dysplasia – a fancy way to say hip arthritis secondary to a deformed hip. Well, the same can happen in an elbow. It’s a bit more complicated, and less frequent disease. It encompasses 3 different conditions that are occasionally found in young...

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A year in the life of a surgeon

A year in the life of a surgeon

A new year is a perfect opportunity to reflect on our top 10 surgeries last year at LRVSS.Here they are, starting with the most common: 1. TPLO surgery No doubt, we perform a huge number of TPLOs (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) to address a torn ACL in dogs. It is...

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Top 5 questions LRVSS clients worry about

Top 5 questions LRVSS clients worry about

Today we answer the 5 most common questions we hear from our clients. 1. Anesthesia This is easily the #1 concern. If you could objectively look at the scientific evidence, you would see that the risk of a cat or a dog dying under anesthesia is well under 0.25%. The...

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Anesthesia myths and urban legends (part 2)

Anesthesia myths and urban legends (part 2)

We hear lots of anesthesia-related questions at LRVSS. Most are great questions. Some are based on complete myths, that we would like to debunk. Let’s go over 2 more common concerns. To read about the 3 myths we discussed last month, click here:...

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Anesthesia myths and urban legends

Anesthesia myths and urban legends

We hear lots of anesthesia-related questions at LRVSS. Most are great questions. Some are based on complete myths, that we would like to debunk. Let’s go over 3 common concerns. Myth #1: Fluffy had anesthesia 1 month ago (or 3) (or 6). Isn’t it risky to put him under...

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Is my cat in pain?

Is my cat in pain?

Signs of pain are not always obvious in cats. Part of the reason has to do with their evolution. In the wild, sick animals often get eaten. So we believe that cats have learned to hide pain and sickness in order to survive. Sadly that doesn’t always make our diagnosis...

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