Macungie Animal Hospital offers veterinary services to clients in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. We treat cats, dogs, birds and small exotic pets.
Our many services include:
Preventative Health Care Visits:
Thirty (30) minute appointments are scheduled in order to provide your pet with a comprehensive examination and address their medical needs. During the visit, your questions and concerns will be addressed and your pet’s treatment plan will be explained. We provide individualized care for each pet, including: counseling on vaccine protocols, preventative medications, diagnostic testing and life-stage considerations. We advocate for your pet’s needs and partner with you to provide what is best for you and your pet.
We can help you navigate the special needs of your puppy or kitten. Our veterinarians recommend core vaccines and preventatives that protect from parasites that endanger not only your pet but your family as well. We offer behavioral advice for raising your pet to be a considerate and friendly member of your family.
We recommend these services for your youngster:
- Comprehensive physical exam
- Internal parasite (worm) testing, prevention, and treatment
- Puppy: Parvovirus, Distemper, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Adenovirus, Rabies, Bordetella
- Kitten: Calicivirus, Rhinotracheitis, Feline Leukemia, Rabies, Herpevirus, Panleukopenia
- Pet owner counseling regarding pet care, housebreaking, behavior problems and socialization.
Those in mid-stride:
Your pet ages at a different rate than you do. Caring for her as an adult includes proper nutrition, testing and prevention. Our veterinarians recommend laboratory and radiologic diagnostic testing as appropriate for maintaining your pet’s ideal health for years to come. We routinely screen for dental health as a part of each examination and can provide routine services such as nail trims through our affordable nurse appointments.
We recommend these services for your adult pet:
- Comprehensive Physical Exam
- Internal parasite (worm) testing, prevention, and treatment
- Nutrition Counseling and Weight Management
- Proactive Dental Health
- Flea and Tick Prevention
- Counseling regarding pet care, behavior problems and socialization.
Adult Canine Wellness Protocols include:
- Heartworm Testing and Prevention (canine)
- DA2PP to protect against Distemper
- Canine Hepatitis/Adenovirus
- Canine Parainfluenza
- Canine Parvovirus
- Bordetella vaccine (for kennel cough), depending on your pet’s risk assessment
Rabies vaccine, administered every 3 years after the initial booster series
Adult Feline Wellness Protocols include:
- Feline Leukemia and FIV testing, depending on your cat’s risk assessment
- Feline Distemper to protect against feline respiratory diseases (Rhinotracheitis and Calicivirus) and Panleukopenia (Distemper)
- Feline Leukemia, depending on your cat’s risk assessment
- Rabies vaccine
Moving slower with more wisdom:
Otherwise known as Senior Care, our special senior services include specialized laboratory testing profiles and nutritional considerations. As pets age, specific medical needs may arise. Our veterinarians may address testing or treatment for diabetes, Addison’s disease, chronic pain, arthritis, kidney/urinary disease or cancer as necessary.
We recommend these services for your senior pet:
- Comprehensive Physical Exams (every 6 months)
- Joint Health Assessment
- Nutritional Needs and Weight Management
- Dental Health Assessment
- Laboratory Diagnostics for early detection of diseases
- Cardiac Assessment
- Glaucoma Screening
Nothing is more frustrating and alarming than when your best friend is sick and you don’t know what to do to help. Pets can’t talk to us but, it doesn’t mean they don’t communicate. Owners tell us “he’s just not acting himself” and it is our job to investigate and find answers that help.
Simply said, internal medicine encompasses all the inside parts of your pet. Whether you are seeing sudden or slower chronic symptoms, your pet may be suffering from an unseen disease that will affect her health and longevity. Our veterinarians emphasize non-invasive diagnostic treatment and techniques for diseases such as diabetes, Addison’s disease, chronic kidney disease and more.
Pet owner surveys tell us one of the most troublesome chronic diseases for pets and their owners is skin disease. Late night scratching, tender skin, open sores and hair loss need not be an unescapable part of your life. We have treatments and medications to help.
Heart health is particularly important as your pet ages. Appropriate exercise and nutrition provide a strong foundation during your pet’s adult years but even then, heart disease may develop as they age. Partnering with Dr. Jonathan Goodwin, veterinary cardiologist, the doctors of Macungie Animal Hospital can diagnose and provide medical treatment to mitigate the disease process and improve your pet’s everyday life.
Since pets can’t describe to us how they feel and we can’t see inside them, the veterinarians of Macungie Animal Hospital use sophisticated technology to diagnoses disease processes. Our in-house laboratory and state of the art radiology equipment allow us to quickly and thoroughly evaluate your pet’s health, even in critical cases where time is of the essence.
We provide on-site evaluation of blood analysis including CBC, chemistry, and electrolytes. Complete urinalysis and thyroid testing is also available. Additionally, we partner with several veterinary specific reference laboratories to provide comprehensive testing for vaccine titers, pathology and more. Our association with these laboratories allows us to consult with specialty board certified veterinarians.
Digital Radiology & Ultrasound:
We are equipped with digital radiology that quickly provides the veterinarian with images of the internal structures of your pet allowing us to evaluate for orthopedic and organ disease. Our digital radiology capabilities also include digital dental radiology.
Good oral health is a vital link to your pet’s wellbeing. The doctors at Macungie Animal Hospital address oral health at every wellness visit. We provide digital dental radiology as well as comprehensive dental surgical treatments when they are necessary. See the special section on dentistry for more information and the Ten Steps to a Healthy Mouth.
We recognize the uncertainty and anxiety that accompany your pet surgery and we want you to know that we are here to help. We offer the most advanced surgical techniques and technology for your pet’s comfort and safety. Your pet’s veterinarian will perform a physical exam and are carefully screened prior to surgery. All anesthetic medications are specifically tailored to your pet’s needs. To ensure the safest, most efficient procedures for your pet, our surgical services and facilities include:
- Heated surgical tables
- Advanced sterilization techniques
- ECG and oxygen saturation monitors
- Blood pressure and CO2 monitors
In addition to the veterinarian, your pet will have a veterinary nurse assigned to monitor and care for them during the entire procedure and will receive individualized post-surgical care while they recover.
We routinely perform surgical procedures such as elective spay and neuter, and general soft tissue procedures such as cystotomy, splenectomy and mass removals as well as emergency surgery and more advanced procedures such as anal sacculectomy, cruciate repair and perineal urethrostomy to name a few.
Through partnership with Dr. Diane Gabriel, Macungie Animal Hospital has been able to bring truly integrative medicine to our facility. Dr. Gabriel provides a blend of the Eastern and Western philosophies including acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbal medicine, homeopathy, kinesiology and traditional veterinary protocols.
Dr. Donna Gigliotti has been working on animals in conjunction with local veterinarians since 1997. She uses a combination of low-force gentle techniques, modalities and exercises to help each animal achieve its maximum health potential. The work she does via the nervous system impacts the functioning of the entire body including the joints, muscles and ligaments, resulting in a stronger and healthier animal. Dr. Gigliotti has been trained to provide custom measuring and fitting for animals in need of a mobility-aid cart. The carts are custom-made by Eddie’s Wheels. These mobility-aid carts can give an older or handicapped animal a new sense of freedom, independence and exercise.
How important is it for your veterinarian to provide a full service pharmacy? Very important. Nowhere else will you be provided with the individualized delivery of your pet’s medications. From choosing to dispensing and explaining your pet’s medications, the veterinary team understands your needs. Directly from the veterinarian’s hand to yours, you can trust the medication that is correct for your pet. We also provide medication flavoring and compounding through a relationship with local and veterinary specific compounding pharmacies.
Exotic Companion Animal Medicine:
Exotic companion animal patients seen at Macungie Animal Hospital include small mammals, turtles, lizards, pet birds (not poultry) and nonvenomous snakes. We provide wellness examinations as well as medical management of pets who are ill.
Dr. Jennifer Boyer sees exotic pets by appointment only. If you have an emergency, please call to see if Dr. Boyer is available. If she is unavailable, the following hospitals see exotic pets on an emergency basis:
1. Quakertown Veterinary Clinic (215-536-6245)
2. University of Pennsylvania (Ryan Veterinary Hospital) (215-898-4680)
3. Wright Veterinary Medical Center (610-865-2611)
Macungie Animal Hospital provides the following services for exotic companion animals:
- Annual wellness exams
- Diagnosis and medical management of medical and behavior problems
- Tooth Trims in rabbits and rodents
- Wellness bloodwork
- Digital Radiographs (x-rays)
- Soft tissue surgeries