If your pet needs immediate attention during our closed hours, we recommend:

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
215.750.7884
Veterans Highway,
Levittown, PA 19056
www.vsecvet.com

University of Pennsylvania
215.746.8911
3800 Spruce Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104
www.vet.upenn.edu
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Local Rescue “Pawtners”


    • Canine Partners for Life. Canine Partners for Life has been a non-profit provider of canine service dogs for over 20 years. They provide assistance dogs and companion dogs for individuals with disabilities. Dr. Horwitz is an advisor to this organization.


Pet Loss Grief Support Circle

The loss of a pet can be absolutely devestating for anyone who has shared their life & love with a remarkable furry friend.

Whether you’re currently caring for an aged or ill pet or if you’ve already lost a beloved pet, you need time to mourn. Since pets are a source of unconditional love and joy it is only natural to grieve this loss as you would any other profound loss; however, many of us unfortunately lack a solid framework for working through this type of heart wrenching situation and often flounder and suffer while trying to cope. We want you to know that you are not alone.

dog angel on sofa

These meetings are a time set aside to begin moving through the grief process with other pet caregivers going through similar experiences. You will be able to safely share any emotion you feel, such as sadness, guilt, loneliness, or anger. You will also learn about the grieving process, about how pets have become such an important part of the human experience, and most importantly – how to remember the pet you have lost.

We hope you leave with a sense of hope, of having been understood, and with increased acceptance of the feelings surrounding your loss. Attendees should be 16 years of age but Liz would be happy to suggest age-appropriate options for younger children.

This re-occurring meeting is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, however pre-registration is required by calling our main number 215-646-5225.

2018 MEETING DATES:


    • April 7th

    • June 2nd

    • August 4th

    • October 6th

    • December 1st.

Fundraising

2018 “Bark & Bowl” for Canine Cancer

This year we will once again participate in the National Canine Cancer Foundation’s Bark and Bowl on March 24th to raise funds for research into medications, treatments and an eventual cure of cancers affecting dogs… Did you know that 1 out of every 3 dogs is affected by cancer sometime during its lifetime?!

When we last participated in 2016, due to the generosity of our friends and clients, Ft. Washington Vet raised THE MOST MONEY of all Philadelphia vet hospitals participating in this event! – – And it was only our 2nd year involved with this event!

While we would love to make another strong showing this year, a donation in ANY amount is appreciated. This link will take you to the Ft. Washington Vet Hospital fundraising page: Bark and Bowl

We know that many people reading this post have indeed been impacted by canine cancer, and unfortunately, some more than once. We would like to honor your dog(s) at the Bark & Bowl on March 24th – whether he/she has succumbed to cancer OR conquered it! When you make your donation at the link above, there will be a “Leave a Comment” field; please write the name of your pet(s) in that box and a little bit about their story, if you like.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this fundraiser. This fundraiser is OPEN to the PUBLIC. We are grateful for your support and thank you for your contribution!

Community Open House

Come join us May 20th, 2018 11-2pm to learn about our practice and to also have some fun! Or a lot of fun!

You’ll also have a chance to help out local animal welfare organizations via raffles and donations of pet supplies no longer needed. Local Rescues will be on hand with adoptable pets and you will also be able to learn about fostering a cat or dog, if interested. Learn about what is entailed when a pet undergoes a dental surgery and find out what acupuncture and laser therapy is like and what they are used for…”Test” your dog’s smarts during a mini session and demo of a Tricks class from Y2k9’s Dog Sports & Training Club.

We will be posting the day’s activities as time gets a little closer; our Facebook page will be updated regularly too.

We hope you will join us!

Pet Insurance “Know-How”

We know the difference pet insurance can make in the lives of pets. Our winter seminar about the ins and outs of pet insurance was very well attended, and client feedback indicated we should offer this kind of seminar again – and we will. Until then, there will be additional opportunities for clients and the public alike to learn about pet insurance in an informal way. Just show up to have a casual chat during the following days – more days will be added throughout the year.

  • May 20th – A representative from PetPlan will be on hand that day to answer whatever questions you might have about. 11am-2pm.
  • June 23rd – A representative from PetPlan will be here to answer questions. 9am – 1pm?
  • August 14th – A representative from PetPlan will be here to answer questions. 4:30pm – 8pm?
  • July 21st – A representative from ASPCA will be here to answer questions. 10am-1pm
  • September 13th – A representative from ASPCA will be here to answer questions. 4-6pm.

The above are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.

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