Dr. DiGiacomo firmly believes that prevention is the best medicine. Diseases are most easily treated when they are diagnosed early. Routine wellness exams and annual lab screenings are the single best investments you can make in your pet’s longevity. At NSVH, all well visits are scheduled for 30 minutes with Dr. D, providing ample time to discuss nutrition, parasite prevention, vaccinations and weight management, among other things. We strongly advocate for annual bloodwork, and offer a variety of comprehensive wellness profiles suited to your pet’s life stage.
NSVH is a full-service animal hospital, with all of the necessary diagnostic equipment and medical therapies to diagnose and treat our sick patients. We have the most modern digital radiography equipment, as well as a comprehensive on-site laboratory, allowing us to make accurate and prompt diagnoses for sick pets. In some instances, critically ill patients may be referred to a local speciality and emergency facility. Dr. DiGiacomo has cultivated a network of specialists in the area, to whom your pet can be referred in the event that specialty or emergency care is required. NSVH will happily collaborate with specialists to ensure seamless care for our patients.
Dr. DiGiacomo has over a decade of experience in soft tissue surgeries such as spays, neuters, mass removals and bladder surgery. NSVH has a modern surgical suite with the most up-to-date surgical and anesthetic equipment. All surgical and anesthetic cases at NSVH have a technician dedicated to anesthetic monitoring before, during and after your pet’s procedure, ensuring your pet’s vital signs and comfort are closely observed.
NSVH provides comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment (COHAT) plans for all patients requiring dental care. We have a state of the art digital dental x-ray unit that allows us to diagnose and treat oral disease at the earliest possible state, before your pet may experience oral pain or infection. Dr. DiGiacomo has undergone specialized training in oral nerve blocks and advanced techniques for surgical extraction of diseased teeth. All dental cases under anesthesia have a technician dedicated to anesthetic monitoring before, during and after your pet’s procedure.
NSVH loves puppies and kittens! We are excited to welcome your new family member, and will guide you through the process of ensuring your new pet has the necessary behavior training, vaccinations, nutrition counseling and parasite prevention plan to keep them happy and healthy. Dr. DiGiacomo will also create a customized vaccination schedule, tailored to the lifestyle of your pet. Find out more by reading our new puppy guide.
Dr. DiGiacomo is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and is a strong advocate for multi-modal pain management in patients with chronically painful disease conditions such as arthritis. NSVH will customize a pain management plan for your pet, utilizing a variety of therapies including natural supplements, physical rehabilitation and prescription pain medications.
NSVH is devoted to helping owners navigate the difficult decisions surrounding end of life care for terminally ill and geriatric pets. It is our mission to ensure that none of our patients experience undue pain or suffering in their final days.
NSVH is happy to offer comprehensive abdominal and thoracic ultrasounds on site, performed by board certified specialist Dr. Jennifer Babineaux, owner of Inner Visions Veterinary Ultrasound.
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December 20, 2016
Our good friends at PetPlan have created a guide with some tips to keep our pups and kitties safe and healthy when the weather turns cold. Animal hospitals throughout the Philadelphia area see some specific cold-weather injuries and illnesses when the temperature drops. What are the most common cold-weather issues we see at Newtown Square […]Read Full Post
September 19, 2016
There is a longstanding joke among veterinarians: “Dog parks keep us in business.” Why is that the case? Dog parks are rife with well-intentioned owners and misbehaved dogs, resulting in dog fights and dog bites. Dog parks may seem like a good idea: a way to exercise Fido, a way to socialize him, a way to […]Read Full Post
June 25, 2014
*Update* Oliver has officially been adopted! See the comments at the bottom of this blog for more on his happy ending. This story has a happy ending, but a not-so-pleasant beginning. Most of you know that Malvern Veterinary Hospital is fortunate to work with an amazing rescue group called Senior Dog Haven and Hospice […]Read Full Post