Cat Friendly Practice Celebration
It's the Cat's Meow!
Join us for our celebration event to mark our recent Cat Friendly Practice Certification on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm.
Activities will include:
- Cat demonstrations
- And more fun
Like and share our event on Facebook and enter to win fantastic prizes!
We hope to see you there.
Updated Canine Influenza Vaccine
Due to the recent outbreaks of Canine Influenza in many Midwest and Southeast states this summer, we are now carrying the newest, most comprehensive vaccine that covers both strains of the virus (H3N8 and H3N2).
Call us at (724) 935-5827 to book your pet's vaccination. A booster will be necessary 2-4 weeks after the first vaccine to ensure protection against both strains.
We recommend that high-risk dogs (see below) be vaccinated with the current vaccine as soon as possible, in an effort to give them the most effective protection against the virus.
What Is Canine Influenza?
Canine Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can cause severe disease and even death in extreme cases. We have recently seen a spike in the number of dogs in the area that have been exposed to the virus.
We're an AAFP Cat Friendly Practice!
Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital has been approved by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) as a Cat Friendly Practice – Silver Status!
According to the AAFP, even though there are millions more pet cats than there are pet dogs in the United States, cats visit the veterinarian much less frequently. This is largely because of the stress that comes with vet visits for cats and their owners.
At Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital, we strive to make your visit to the doctor with your feline companion as stress-free as possible. We offer a full range of preventive care services to keep your cat living a longer, happier life.
We've recently remodeled our waiting area to provide a more comfortable experience for you and your pets!
Did You Know That We Offer Medicated Baths at our Pet Salon?
Bradford Hills Pet Hotel & Spa's professional groomer, Rochelle, can give your pet a medicated bath. Just bring the shampoo prescribed by your veterinarian. This helps keep pets that suffer from seborrhea, atopy (allergies), and yeast dermatitis clean and comfortable this winter! Please call (724) 935-6321 to set up a medicated bath with Rochelle.
If you think your pet may have a chronic dermatologic condition, please call our hospital at (724) 935-5827 to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian.
Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital's Dedicated Team Members
Meet our team of caring veterinary and support professionals. Our team is devoted to you and your pets. Please let us know how we can help.
Eric Detrick, Hospital Manager
Eric has over 25 years of experience working with animals. He has a bachelor's degree in education and business management. Eric gained outstanding customer service and animal handling experience through his work in the resort, veterinary and zoological industries. Eric manages the day-to-day operations of the hospital and the Pet Hotel.
Eric shares his home with three dogs - Serenity, a Borzoi; Dharma, an Afghan Hound; and Lotus, a rescued Afghan Hound. He also shares his home with two Tonkinese cats, Basil and Sage. His hobbies include hiking, walking his dogs, gardening, bird watching and healthy cooking.
Wendy Colonello, Technician Team Leader
Wendy started at Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital in 2001. She graduated from Median School of Health Careers (now the Vet Tech Institute) in 1990 in Veterinary Assisting and has 23 years of veterinary experience. She has completed many years of continuing education in all areas of veterinary medicine – behavior, surgery, pain management, laboratory procedures, and client education.
Wendy has a special interest in behavior, pain management, and anesthesia. When she's not working, Wendy enjoys spending time with her husband John, son Mason, and her pets – Cheyenne, a Golden/Aussie mix, Brooklyn the Rottweiler and Meemo, a 17-year-old black cat. Her hobbies also include gardening, hiking, and dog training.
Melanie Auten, LVT, Technician Team Leader
Mel graduated from the Median School in 2005 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Soon after passing the national licensing exam, she joined the team at Bradford Hills Veterinary Hospital. She was promoted to Technician Team Leader in 2006.
Veterinary Technician Team
Our Technician Team is made up of experienced licensed veterinary technicians, as well as qualified assistants. They provide excellent care and services for our patients and clients while promoting the human-animal bond. Our technician team leaders are Wendy Colonello and Melanie Auten, LVT.
Our techs assist the veterinarians with patient histories, appointments, dental prophys, surgeries, anesthetic monitoring, and patient care. In addition, they offer appointments for nail trims, anal gland expressions, vaccine boosters (other than Rabies and Distemper), blood work (heartworm tests and pre-anesthetic blood work) and suture removals. Our veterinary technicians are also available to answer client questions through our dedicated technician phone extension.
Client Services Team
From scheduling your pet's wellness exam, to taking a prescription refill request, emailing your pet's reminders, and following up after your visit — no job is too big or too small for our Client Services Team! For Noreen, Crystal, Lynn, Sue, Shelly and Wendy, your needs take top priority. Please let us know how we can better serve you.