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  • Which Foods Could Harm Your Pet?
    Common Foods Toxic to Pets                 Most of us know that chocolate and grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs and cats, but there are many other foods that can be Read more
  • Fear Free Veterinary Care Comes to Patton
    Why is Patton choosing Fear Free for Veterinary Care? You may be wondering, “What is the Fear Free Pet Initiative?”  How may it affect your pet’s healthcare? Fear Free Practice Read more
  • Safety Tips for Air Travel with Your Pet
    Air Travel with Pets                 With the promise of warmer weather on the horizon, many of us look forward to traveling and sometimes that includes traveling with our pets.  While it Read more
  • Facts About Feline Infectious Peritonitis
    Facts About Feline Infectious Peritonitis                 Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a frustrating disease affecting cats.  FIP usually affects very young kittens less than six months of age and older senior Read more
  • Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis in Dogs
    What the Heck Is HGE?                 HGE or Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis syndrome, (recently renamed Acute Hemorrhagic Diarrhea Syndrome, AHDS for short) is not only a huge mouthful to say, but a potentially Read more
  • What Type of Collar or Harness Should I Use to Walk My Dog?
    What Type of Collar or Harness is Best for my Dog?                 With the first day of spring arriving this week, warm weather is hopefully coming soon to South Central Pennsylvania Read more
  • How Risky is Anesthesia for my Pet?
    Addressing Anesthesia Concerns                 One of the biggest concerns we hear from our clients are fears about their pets undergoing anesthesia.  Sedation and anesthesia can be scary.  What if something happens Read more
  • Dogs with Unusual Occupations
    Five Unusual Jobs Held by Dogs                 Dogs have long been part of the working class—working for the police force and in the military, aiding the blind and those in wheelchairs Read more
  • Dental Home Care Products for Pets
    Top Five Dental Home Care Products                 This week marks the end of February which is traditionally dental health month for pets.  While there is often no substitution for a professional Read more
  • Facts About the Gravy Train Food Recall
    Several Pet Foods Recalled Due to Contamination with Pentobarbital                 There have been some recent news stories about a voluntary recall on pet foods under the J.M. Smucker Company name due Read more
  • Celebrate the Love: Praise for the Human-Animal Bond
    Praise for the Human-Animal Bond                 This week, we celebrate Valentine’s Day.  What more appropriate time to acknowledge the unconditional love our pets bring  and to say thank you to all Read more
  • Twice Yearly Exams Recommended for Senior Pets
    See You in September…and February                 Our pets age at a much faster rate than we do.  At 1-2 years of age, they’re teenagers.  At 5-7, they’re mature adults in their Read more
  • Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?
    The Curious Causes of Coprophagy                 At Patton Veterinary Hospital, we get this question A LOT:   Why does my dog eat poop and what can I do to stop it?  As Read more
  • The Facts About Canine Flu
    Canine Influenza Virus:  What You Need to Know                 You may have seen recent news stories circulating about canine influenza, including our own Dr. Spencer on ABC 27 News.  While isolated Read more
  • How to Make a Visit to the Vet Less Stressful
    Taking the Panic out of Your Pet’s Vet Visits                 We see dozens of pets at the Patton Veterinary Hospital each day.  While some are happy-go-lucky and seem to enjoy their Read more
  • Tips for Keeping Outdoor Pets Safe in Cold Temperatures
    Keeping Outdoor Pets Warm in Winter                 It’s January in Central Pennsylvania and that means pork and sauerkraut, Farm Show snow and cold weather.  Since the arrival of the Arctic Super-frigid Read more


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Read What Our Clients Say

    Very nice pet hospital. We were extremely pleased. Impressed by the education they give you as well. Our dog had her teeth cleaned and the nurse spent 10 minutes going over post-op procedures. Also we needed to come back in one week to have sutures looked at and they don't charge you an office visit for that like Leader Heights Animal Hospital would do


    I am extremely happy with the care that my puppy Cody received when he had his recent hip surgery. I highly recommend Patton Veterinary Hospital.

    Allison & Troy W.

    I would absolutely recommend Patton to anyone who has pets. Fabulous service every time by all the staff. Thank you


    The entire staff is courteous, friendly, and helpful. They all seem to have a true love for all pets. They follow-up promptly and we have never had a problem with any of the doctors (Dr. Doug is our primary) or any of the other staff.

    Charles & Sally