In our AAHA-accredited facility at VCA West Shore Animal Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives for more than 40 years. We work hard to deliver the best medical care for your pets, as well as the best experience for you, the pet owner.
Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that all our patients get the best in prevention and healing care.
Welcome to VCA West Shore Animal Hospital, an AAHA-accredited, full service medical facility serving small animals (ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits, and hamsters) as well as reptiles (snakes, turtles, and lizards). Our knowledgeable and compassionate team provide state of the art medical care for the life of your pet, from puppy and kitten-hood through the senior stages of life.
VCA West Shore Animal Hospital has been a member of the greater Harrisburg community for over 40 years, and is conveniently located near the communities of New Cumberland and Mechanicsburg. Our hospital is the longest running AAHA accredited animal hospital receiving our accreditation in 1971.
The doctors at VCA West Shore Animal Hospital share more than 30 years of combined experience in the animal health care profession.
We offer convenient hours and a full range of general medical and surgical services for your furry companions. We treat diseases and injuries, provide medications and food, offer a variety of pet wellness programs, including routine vaccinations, health examinations, diagnostic testing, spaying and neutering, along with dental care.
Local Medical Issues
CANINE FLU ALERT!
Many of our clients have asked about the threat of canine influenza to their dogs. Canine flu is a highly contagious respiratory virus with nearly all dogs that are exposed becoming infected within a few days after exposure. This disease is highly contagious, so dogs that are around other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog shows, dog parks, contact with neighbors' dogs) are at increased risk. About 80% of exposed dogs will go on to develop signs. Typical symptoms resemble those of kennel cough: persistent cough (often accompanied by a nasal discharge). Some dogs go on to develop pneumonia and can become critically ill. A new vaccine is available that can help reduce this risk. Please schedule an appointment today with one of our VCA veterinarians to discus this emerging threat to your dog.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
We harness the scale and strength of our global network while acknowledging each individual's contribution. We work locally to improve the lives of all who interact with our brand.
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