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.

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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When everybody is convinced it’s cancer

When everybody is convinced it’s cancer

We remove countless cancerous tumors, from all body parts, at LRVSS. And we also remove masses that were thought to be cancer until the biopsy shows that they were actually benign. Here are 3 actual patients we recently treated.  1. Booboo and the toe mass Booboo, a...

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Why should I treat cancer in my pet? (part 2)

Why should I treat cancer in my pet? (part 2)

This is part 2 of our answer to this fair and difficult question: “Why should I treat cancer in my pet?” You can read part 1 here: Why should I treat cancer in my pet? (part 1) Here are 3 more reasons to treat your pet. 4. Treating cancer can improve quantity of life...

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Why should I treat cancer in my pet? (part 1)

Why should I treat cancer in my pet? (part 1)

We treat a huge number of cats and dogs with cancer. A fair but difficult question to ask is: “Why should I treat my pet if (s)he has cancer and is going to die from it anyway?” Can you imagine being the vet having to answer that question? Well, that’s what we’re...

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Why does my pet have cancer?

Why does my pet have cancer?

Duke, a gorgeous 8-year-old Lab, was initially diagnosed with an ACL tear. Yet when I saw him, several things didn’t make sense. We repeated X-rays, which confirmed my suspicion. Imagine the difficult conversation that followed: “Ms. Smith, Duke does not have a torn...

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Odin and the Big Bad Evil Prostate

Odin and the Big Bad Evil Prostate

Odin, a 9-year-old, intact (i.e. not neutered) pit bull, was extremely sick when he arrived at LRVSS. He was weak, unable to urinate and straining to defecate. A catheter had to be used repeatedly to drain his bladder. This is a temporary solution since it can cause a...

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How Can You Tell If Your Dog Is In Pain?

How Can You Tell If Your Dog Is In Pain?

At LRVSS, one of the most common questions we hear from dog owners is: “Is (s)he in pain?” Most times, the answer is obviously “yes”, but sometimes it is more difficult to tell. Dogs are very good at hiding their pain - an instinct from the Wild, where the sick and...

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Can A Pet Be Happy After Amputation?

Can A Pet Be Happy After Amputation?

We perform a surprisingly large number of leg amputations in cats and dogs at LRVSS. When we recommend sacrificing a leg, it’s never for fun. It’s always to help a pet feel better, once the source of the pain is removed. The biggest obstacle is most often in the pet...

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Molly, From Snoring Loudly To Breathing Quietly

Molly, From Snoring Loudly To Breathing Quietly

Molly, a 4 year old Bulldog, was struggling to breathe by day and snoring loudly at night. Her owner writes: “Molly has essentially snored since we got her at 3 months. Before she was spayed, she was evaluated “somewhere else” and we were told things didn’t look so...

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