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  • Patton Veterinary Hospital Using Updated Lyme Vaccine
    Protect Your Dog with the New Vanguard crLyme Vaccine Patton Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce that we have started using an updated version of our current Lyme vaccine manufactured by Read more
  • Protect Your Pets and Family from Common Parasites
    Protect Your Pets and Family from Parasites                Springtime means warm weather (well, warm-ish around here!) and more time spent outside with our children and pets.  This translates to more exposure Read more
  • Fun Facts About Rabbits
    It’s Time for the Easter Bunny!                Many of us celebrate Easter this Sunday and lots of children are hoping for a visit from the Easter Bunny.  I thought I would Read more
  • A Look at Irish Breeds for St. Patrick's Day
    A Look at the Irish Wolfhound and other Irish Dog Breeds                This week, we once again celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  In honor of the day, I thought we might look Read more
  • Kidney Transplants in Cats
    Feline Kidney Transplants at the University of Pennsylvania                Chronic kidney failure is a common illness in senior cats.  Once patients display symptoms such as loss of appetite, weight loss, increased Read more
  • Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats
    Otitis in Pets             Your dog is constantly shaking his head, scratching his ears, or rubbing his head on the floor.  Your cat is digging in her ears with her back Read more
  • Cantankerous Calicos
    Does Coat Color Really Influence a Cat's Behavior?                We often joke that calico and tortoiseshell cats are a little feistier than other cats.  But it turns out that cats with Read more
  • Could My Cat Have Hyperthyroid Disease?
    Hyperthyroidism in Cats              Hyperthyroid disease (overactive thyroid gland) is a very common condition in older cats.  Patton Veterinary Hospital sees frequent cases, and nearly one out of ten senior cats Read more
  • February is Dental Health Month
    Patton Veterinary Hospital Celebrates Dental Health Month in February                Did you know that up to seventy-five percent of dogs and cats have some degree of dental disease by age three?  Read more
  • The Benefits of Microchips For Your Pet
    Why Should I Microchip My Pet?             It can happen in an instant.  Someone leaves the door open a second too long, and your cat or dog darts outside not wearing Read more
  • Pyometra in Dogs and Cats
    What On Earth is a Pyometra?                We have had two recent cases of a fairly common condition known as pyometra, so I thought that would be a good topic for Read more
  • Reminiscing About the Pennsylvania Farm Show
    A Visit to the Pennsylvania State Farm Show                 Being a Harrisburg native (well, full disclosure, I’m from Enola, but close enough!) the Pennsylvania Farm Show has always been a big Read more
  • Parvovirus in Dogs
    A Word About Parvovirus                Parvovirus is a deadly virus that affects mostly young, unvaccinated dogs.  While cases seem to be more prevalent in the summer, we recently had a patient Read more
  • Studies Show Second-Hand Smoke Affects Pets, Too
    Second-Hand Smoke Can Be Harmful to Pets                It’s a brand new year and many people have made goals to lose weight, to get in shape or perhaps, to quit smoking.  Read more
  • Resolutions to Keep Your Pets Healthy in the Coming Year
    Frankie and Marty's New Year’s Resolutions                Frankie and Marty wanted to share some of their Resolutions for the New Year.  I don’t know how successful they will be at keeping Read more
  • Reindeer Facts for Christmas!
    Fun Facts About Santa’s Reindeer             Since Christmas is this week, I thought I would share some fun facts about Santa’s main mode of transport—The Reindeer.             Reindeer are also known as 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