In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospitals:

SAINT FRANCIS EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
392 Kings Highway
Woolwich Township, NJ 08085
856-467-0050

VSEC PHILADELPHIA
1114 South Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
267-800-1950

VETERINARY SPECIALTY CENTER of DELAWARE
290 Churchmans Road
New Castle, DE 19720
302-322-6933

ANIMAL EMERGENCY SERVICE OF SOUTH JERSEY
220 Moorestown - Mount Laurel Road
856-727-1332 or 856-234-0122
Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA - RYAN VETERINARY HOSPITAL
3900 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215)746-V911 215-746-8911

NORTHSTAR VETS - EMERGENCY
2834 NJ-73
Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052
(609) 259-8300

RED BANK VETERINARY HOSPITAL AT MT LAUREL
2051 Briggs Rd
Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 429-4394

Senior Care

Did you know that pets age faster than people and can be considered “seniors” at around 7 years of age? Just as our health care needs change as we age, your pet’s health care needs also change. Nutritional needs, exercise habits, and many aspects of your pet’s daily routine can change as your pet ages. But how can you tell the difference between “normal” aging and a medical problem? As in humans, some health issues that affect older pets can begin with very subtle changes that may go unnoticed until the problem has become serious.

Regular wellness visits are important for every stage of your pet’s life, so don’t forget to keep your senior pet’s scheduled wellness appointments. The best way to help protect your pet as he or she ages is to understand the aging process in pets. We understand that process and can help you help your pet. Even if your senior pet is already being treated for a medical condition, treatment recommendations can change as a condition progresses. Sometimes medication dosages need to be adjusted, or medication may need to be changed. Routine wellness blood work and other routine diagnostic testing are important for senior pets because these tests allow us to evaluate how your pet’s health is either responding to current management strategies or changing with age.

Your senior pet’s wellness examination is also your chance to have us address any of your questions or concerns about your pet. We welcome your questions and encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your pet’s health care.  Older pets make wonderful companions, and thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are living longer than ever! You are an important ally in your senior pet’s health care. We are here to help ensure that your pet is safe and happy throughout the “golden years.”