Manheim Pike Veterinary Hospital
Welcome to Manheim Pike Veterinary Hospital. We are honored you have chosen us to care for your family member and we continually strive to make you feel like family.
Manheim Pike Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1964, before Delp Road even existed! When Dr’s Herr and Thomson opened the practice, it was in the middle of a field; therefore, we have been practicing exceptional veterinary care on this site ever since. Metro Pet Vet has had several facelifts (both inside and out) over the last few decades. If you would like a longer history and to view pictures, click here.
Our association with the American Animal Hospital Association goes back to 1970 when we were first accredited. Why is this important to you? AAHA is the only organization to accredit veterinary hospitals. As a result, we can confidently hold ourselves to a higher standard. All human hospitals must be approved by the AHCA in order to operate but in animal hospitals, this accreditation is optional. Only 12-15 % of all veterinary practices in the United States and Canada are AAHA accredited. Think of it like a 5-star rating for Veterinary Practices. Representatives from AAHA come in to our practice every 3 years to make sure these standards are met, and at times, even exceeded. They go over the hospital with a fine tooth comb looking at everything from patient care to anesthesia protocols to bookkeeping records.
1669 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Hours of Operation:
Monday 7 am to 8 pm
Tuesday 7 am to 8 pm
Wednesday 7 am to 8 pm
Thursday 7 am to 8 pm
Friday 7 am to 6 pm
Saturday 8 am to 2 pm
If your dog is dirty or smelly, we have just the thing; our new dog bathing room! Check out all the details here.
Birds, Reptiles, Rabbits and Small Mammals
Veterinary medicine for exotic pets is growing as the popularity of these animals increase. With better public education in health, nutritional and environmental management, all species have a greater chance for living longer and healthier lives. Dr. Steed possesses experience in the care and treatment of exotics. Check out our Reptile and Amphibian History Form.
Dental care for your pet isn’t just so they have pretty teeth. Odor from your pets’ mouth is because of bacteria in the form of tartar. This can lead to liver disease, heart disease and other health issues. Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s oral health. We use modern and safe ultrasound to clean each tooth thoroughly – above and below the gum line. Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup.
Emergency and Critical Care
In any emergency, seconds count. To you, an emergency is scary and emotional. To us, it’s part of our job. Our experienced team is equipped to administer life saving techniques, no matter what form the emergency comes in. Emergency care is offered during regular business hours. In addition, we use the services of Pet Emergency Treatment Services for evening, weekend and holiday hours – call 717-295-7387.
We know that recognizing and alleviating pain in animals is the essence of good patient care. We use a multi-modal approach to pain management including laser therapy, pain medication and supplements to help our patients live a comfortable life.
We offer state-of-the-art digital radiology, or x-rays, to help our veterinarians evaluate multiple body systems. Digital radiographs are much more detailed which gives our doctors the best chance of finding a solution to the problem.
Tiny Microchip, huge protection! A pet microchip, the size of a grain of rice, goes under your pet’s skin like a vaccination. Without proper ID, 90% of missing pets never return home. Together with the Home Again pet recovery system, you will give your pet the best chance of a successful reunion.
Because we value you and our pet as family, saying goodbye to that family member is tragic to us as well. We always work with you to ensure your pet’s comfort and dignity and to honor your wishes. We work with Pet Memorial Services to offer a wide variety of options for your pets’ remains.
Here at MPVH, we use a class IV therapy laser. These lasers are used in a lot of different ways. The laser light helps heal wounds, speed healing and eases painful joints. Learn more here.
We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology. All patients are carefully screened for surgical risk and anesthetics are specifically tailored to your pet. Surgical service and facilities include:
- Fully trained veterinary and nursing staff
- Heated surgery tables for greater comfort
- Advanced sterilization techniques
- ECG, oxygen and CO2 saturation monitoring equipment
- Intensive after surgery and post-operative nursing care
- Full blood testing
One of the best things you can do for your pet is to keep them healthy. The easiest and least expensive ways to do that is by bringing in your pet for Preventative Care exams and vaccinations. Dogs and cats (and other pets) age far faster than people, so significant changes in your pet’s health can happen in a short time.
Our Preventative Care program allows us to diagnose diseases and conditions early, when it would be easier to treat or manage. Often, we can help prevent diseases entirely, just by ensuring that your pet has received appropriate vaccinations and preventives. We recommend that healthy adult dogs and cats visit us once a year. Puppies, kittens, senior pets, and pets with health issues or illnesses need more frequent checkups. We work with you to create an individualized Preventative Care program, including a vaccination and preventative protocol customized specifically to your pet. This could include:
- Comprehensive physical exam
- Intestinal parasite testing
- Heartworm and tick born disease testing
- Flea and tick preventatives
- Vaccination program
- Specialized blood tests for all life stages
Fully Stocked Pharmacy
We stock a wide range of the best veterinary drugs in the animal healthcare field. Our Veterinarians are constantly researching new/better drugs to help our patients. If a trip to the clinic is too much hassle, we also have our own online pharmacy, Covetrus.
Our trained team is available to help you choose the right diet for your pet to keep them healthy and active. Because of certain diseases and life stages, some pets require a special diet. If a specific diet is prescribed for your pet, it is crucial they are fed that food exclusively. Think of it as a prescription drug. We carry Hills, Royal Canin, Purina and Eukanuba foods.
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