Your Pets

Dogs

Big dogs, small dogs – at NSVH, we love them all! NSVH welcomes canine patients of all sizes. We have comfortable accommodations, appropriately sized equipment and decades of experience in caring for purebreds and mixed breeds of every variety.

Dr. DiGiacomo is a strong proponent of Fear Free veterinary visits. Our staff has undergone special training to ensure that your dog’s visit to NSVH is as stress free as possible. We also have a variety of training techniques and supplements that can be utilized to help a fearful or anxious dog learn to relax, and even enjoy, their visits with us.

Read more about Dogs in our blog.

Cats

Dr. DiGiacomo is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and has a special interest in all things feline.

NSVH is one of only select group of practices nationwide certified as a “Cat Friendly Practice”. We have a separate waiting area and exam room devoted exclusively to our feline patients. Additionally, our staff is highly trained in gentle, fear-free handling techniques for cats.

For cats who are fearful or anxious at the veterinarian, we have a variety of strategies that can be implemented to ensure your kitty has a calm, fear free experience with us.

Want to learn more about fuzzy felines?

Small Friends

NSVH is happy to schedule well and sick visits for most small mammal pets such as rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs. For our small mammal patients requiring surgical procedures or hospitalization, we collaborate with an area hospital that is able to provided more advanced care when needed.

Chickens and Ducks

NSVH is one of the few area practices happy to provide wellness and medical care for backyard chickens and pet ducks.

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Cat listening to music

August 8, 2016

They Hear Us. They Just Don’t Care.

If you’ve owned a cat, you won’t be surprised by this study. Scientists at the University of Tokyo have confirmed what us cat owners have known for years: cats can recognize our voices, yet they often choose to ignore us! To me, this is what makes cats so intriguing. We really have to work to […]

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Puppy eating money

March 4, 2016

But the Humane Society is Cheaper

A client said to me today: “My brother had his dog spayed at the Humane Society and it was only $100. Why is your clinic so much more expensive? Cost is an issue for us and if all things are equal, we would rather have our dog spayed there, too.” Sigh. All things aren’t equal […]

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Cute pit bull

November 2, 2016

Who’s Gonna Bite?

In the veterinary industry, we frequently talk about how our perception of which dog breeds display aggressive behaviors differs significantly from the general public’s perception. Consider the recent attempt to ban pit bulls in Montreal: this legislation was met with much public outcry and has recently been suspended, pending further review. Most of us who work with […]

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