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.

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Cats

fear free cat

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?

Chickens and Ducks

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

Dr.D has six of her own backyard feathered friends (Blanche is one shown here) and she is excited to help you with your flock.

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Kittens sleeping

November 11, 2012

Veterinary Fact or Fiction?

After 7 years of practice in veterinary medicine, I have collected a number of “veterinary old wives’ tales”. There are many misconceptions common within the pet-owning community, and those of us who work in veterinary medicine tend to hear the same ones frequently. Some are of these old wives’ tales are cute and quirky, while […]

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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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Happy cat

September 9, 2016

Happy Cat Month

My friends at the CATalyst Council have designated September as Happy Cat Month, and for good reason. Despite the fact that there are significantly more pet cats than dogs in America (75 million cats vs. 69 million dogs), dogs come to the vet more than twice as often as cats. Many cats go to the vet […]

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