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.

dr heather digiacomo canine exam

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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Distemper virus

September 27, 2015

“Vaccine Reaction”? Probably Not.

Vaccinations are a scientific miracle. The number of human (and animal) lives saved by vaccinations cannot be overestimated. Once-common diseases such as canine distemper and feline panleukopenia have been virtually eliminated in vaccinated pets (I’ve only seen a handful of pets with these diseases, as opposed to some of my more seasoned colleagues, who used […]

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March 27, 2017

Fear Free and Feline Friendly

In building my dream practice, I had a few very specific goals for Newtown Square Veterinary Hospital. One was to create a personalized, progressive hospital with a family-friendly feel and state of the art medicine. Second was to provide our patients with a calm, welcoming and stress-free environment. Third was to design a hospital that specifically […]

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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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