Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital 701 Kedron Avenue Morton , PA 19070 (610)328-3600
Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital
701 Kedron Avenue, Route 420 Morton, PA 19070
We would like to let everyone know that the office will be closing at 7:00PM Thursday March 2nd, for our monthly staff meeting. We will re-open at 7:30am on Friday morning (7:15AM for Surgery Patients). We apologize for any inconvenience. Have a great day and thank you for your understanding.
We would like to let everyone know that the office will be closing at 12:00PM Thursday January 3rd, for our monthly staff meeting. We will re-open at 1:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. Have a great day and thank you for your understanding.
2017 is the 30 Year Anniversary for Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital.
As a token of our appreciation to Dr. Latterner for being here for all 30 years, we decided to make a "Most Memorable Moments" video for him. We hope you all enjoy it as much and we enjoyed making it.
Day by Day is also having a fundraiser on December 29th from 5pm-9pm at Chickie and Pete's in Drexel Hill!! See info and voucher below!!
Day by Day now offers online chat for support. See info below for dates and times.
Just to let everyone know, we will be closing early on Thursday evening December 1st at 7:00pm for our monthly staff meeting. We will reopen at our normal time on Friday morning 7:30 am (7:15 for surgery admittance) Thank you for understanding and have a great day!!
We would like to let everyone know that the office will be closing at 12:00PM Tuesday November 1st, for our monthly staff meeting. We will re-open at 1:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. Have a great day and thank you for your understanding.
Just to let everyone know, we will be closing early on Monday evening October 3rd for our monthly staff meeting. We will reopen at our normal time on Tuesday morning 7:30 am (7:15 for surgery admittance) Thank you for understanding and have a great day!!
Feline Funday Sunday is happening again!! Click here for more details...
We would like to let everyone know that the office will be closing at 12:15PMThursday September 1st, for our monthly staff meeting. We will re-open at 1:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. Have a great day and thank you for your understanding.
We would like to let everyone know that the office will be closing at 7:00 PM Tuesday evening, July 6th, 2016 for our monthly staff meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will reopen on Wednesday at our normal time of 7:30am (7:15am for surgery admittance) Have a great day and thank you for your understanding.
K9 Memorial Garden
Railing (complete with dog bones!!)
IT HAS BEGUN! Operation Stoney Creek Parking Lot is now underway!! The parking lot will be open TODAY ONLY while the new steps to the front of the building are being redone. Please use the 420 side door when entering and leaving the hospital until the front steps are completed. When the parking lot is closed, please utilize street parking along Melrose Terrace (our side street). If you need assistance for any reason from one of our staff, please call us from your car or call ahead. We would like to have you pets double leashed if possible. If you would like one of our slip leashes, ask one of our staff members and we will provide one to you free of charge. There will be an orange construction fence along the 420 side of our property for added safety. Our staff will also do their best with assisting everyone to their vehicles until construction is finished with double leashes as well. We will provide updates on Facebook and our website as construction progresses. Thank you for your patience while we are working to enhance our hospital.
The staff of Stoney CreekVeterinaryHospital is overwhelmed by the
outpouring of love and support for Van Gogh. He has been a tough little
guy during this horrible experience and he is getting stronger every day.
Currently, Van Gogh is still undergoing therapeutic laser
treatments to help his ears heal and he is recovering nicely.
Each day, he acts more and more like a puppy and our staff enjoys
seeing him come out of his shell and behave like a normal, silly young
We sincerely appreciate everyone who has inquired about
adopting Van Gogh. Unfortunately, he is not medically ready
to be released to a permanent home quite yet. Also, because
he is part of a criminal investigation with theDelaware
CountyPolice and Animal Control Officers, he will be needed
for future court proceedings. Once he is released from our hospital,
he will be in a foster home with one of our doctors pending the
outcome of his investigation. You can be sure that our doctors
and staff will spoil him rotten as well as take care of proper
training and socialization that will be necessary to make him the perfect pet.
Animal abuse, sadly, is widespread in thePhiladelphia area.
So many cats and dogs, especially pitbulls, need our help. We are hoping
that Van Gogh will inspire each of you to consider helping another
animal in need. Our localshelters and rescues are desperate for safe
and healthy homes.
We work closely with the following rescues that are looking
for fosters and adopters:
Animal Coalition ofDelawareCounty
Please visit these organizations and lend your help.
If you are interested in providing a military pet foster
home, please contact PACT and help pets in a different, but
Facebook page for updates and pictures of him as he gets
stronger and bigger.
Van Gogh - we are very lucky to be able to help this little guy out and also to help more pets that are abandoned and abused.
For those of you interested in helping to offset some costs for little Van Gough, you can make a donation through The Veterinary Care Foundation. The Veterinary Care Foundation (VCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that helps veterinary practices fund their discounted and no - charge cases.
Upon joining VCF, a fund is established in the practice's name under the VCF charitable umbrella.This enables clients and the general public to make tax-deductible gifts through the Foundation which will support the practice's charitable endeavors.
100% of all funds donated to a practice's charitable fund go directly to that practice - all Foundation operating expenses are met by membership dues paid by veterinarians.
Just go to www.vetcarefoundation.com. At the top of the page click "Donate". On the donation page, open the drop down box for state and choose "Pennnsylvania" for the Veterinary Practice, choose "Meghan's Fund at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital (Morton). Choose how much you would like to donate and click "Go to Pay Online" Any help is appreciated and we thank all of you that can help.
Congratulations to KONA AND ROWDIE GUYER for winning our SCVH Vet phone app postcard contest! Your beautiful photo postcard won a gift certificate for your veterinary care.
And special mention to Hazel Sacco, who took the runner-up prize for this adorable shot!
Thanks to all participants! If you haven't yet downloaded our great phone app - please visit Google Play or ITunes app store and download SCVH Vet for free!!!!
The app is a great way to quickly re-order meds, ask for records and phone our office. You can also follow all of our social media easily using the app. Emergency hospital phone contacts are included and make it easy to communicate with the push of a button.
The best part is the phone-photo-postcard link - making postcard photos of your favorite furry family members is so much fun!
Cancelling of Pet Portals
Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital will no longer be offering Pet Portals. We are working to find a better way for you to view your pets information. We apologize for any inconvenience and will let you know as soon as possible when we establish a new service.
Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital is excited to offer our clients Companion Laser Therapy. Laser therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety... of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Relief and/or improvement is often noticed within hours depending on the condition and your pet's unique health status. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
Applications for laser therapy include: Treatment of arthritis, degenerative joint disease, or hip dysplasia General pain management (sprains, strains, and stiffness) Post-surgery pain (spays, neuters, declaws, and other surgeries) Skin problems (hot spots, lick granulomas, infections) Dental procedures Fractures and wounds (bites, abrasions, burns, and lesions) Ear infections
How does it work? Laser therapy stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body for about 3 to 8 minutes and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in relief from pain, increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and an acceleration of the healing process.
What can my pet expect during a laser therapy treatment session? Simply put, it provides relief. As the laser is administered, your pet will relax and enjoy the treatment. The almost immediate relief of pain will allow your pet to be comfortable and any anxiety that your pet initially experiences will dissipate.
Occasionally, angry cats will start to purr and dogs will actually fall asleep during their therapy session. Frequently, after therapy, we hear: "He's acting like a puppy again"or "She can actually jump onto the chair again". Pain relief is provided in just a few minutes of therapy and that alone improves the quality of life for your pet.
What are the signs that my pet can benefit from Companion Laser Therapy? Many of our laser therapy patients are older animals with musculoskeletal ailments. Some signs that your senior companion is experiencing pain or discomfort are: Abnormal sitting or lying posture Circling multiple times before lying down Restlessness Whining, groaning or other vocalizations Limping, unable to get up or lie down Difficulty getting into car or down stairs Lack of grooming Won't wag tail Licking or biting area Lack of appetite Trembling
Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment or obtain additional information.
Doctor Schedule Update
Starting on March 28, 2013 Dr. Slattery and Dr. Henry will be switching evening hours. Dr. Slattery will no longer have evening hours on Friday evening and will instead have hours on Thursday evenings. Dr. Henry will not have hours on Thursday evenings and will instead have hours on Friday evenings.
Delaware County Daily Times Article
Published: Thursday, January 03, 2013
If it's true that every dog has its day, then Duke's is coming in March.
Duke was a Darby K-9 dog that fell into a vat of paint while patrolling an industrial building and died three days later in June 1973. The 2-year-old German shepherd was owned and handled by borough police Cpl. Thomas Patterson.
Kathy McCarry is... looking for someone to represent Duke at this year's K-9 Veterans Day ceremony at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital in Morton. While K-9 Veterans Day is March 13, the ceremony to commemorate Duke and other "hero" dogs like him will be on Sunday, March 10.
McCarry, a massage practitioner at the animal hospital, is also seeking the names of all "hero dogs," be it police, military or therapeutic that are alive or deceased, so she can add them to the list of honorees.
"This year, it's all about the hero dogs and the more the merrier," said McCarry. "These dogs just do so much and nobody really knows. They often do what we can't do."
So far, McCarry only has all the required information about one dog, a therapy dog at the Magee Rehabilitation facility. As of Wednesday, details of K-9 Veterans Day were in the planning stages. McCarry and veterinarian Jennifer Johnson coordinated the local event, which was established by the Pennsylvania Senate by resolution marking March 13 as a way to remember the service of canine partners.
Johnson wrote letters to state Sens. Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of Chester, and Ted Erickson, R-26, of Newtown, enlisting their help, as well as state Rep. Joseph Hackett, R-161, of Ridley Township. This year, they've reached out to U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-7, of Upper Darby, for support at the federal level.
Last year, about 75 people turned out for the ceremony at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital, at 701 Kedron Ave.
If you have or know of a "hero" dog, call the Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital at 610-328-3600 and ask for Kate Mackey, or email McCarry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
McCarry is also asking for a written description, about 25 words, about the dog.
Stoney Creek's Holiday Newsletter :
Exciting things are happening this season at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital!
We are very proud to announce the addition of Dr. Beth Henry to our staff, beginning November 12, 2012. Dr. Henry has practiced in Delaware County since 1994. You may have met her at Old Marple Veterinary Hospital in Springfield, or at Wellington Veterinary Hospital in Newtown Square. She is excited to join our exceptional team of doctors and looks forward to meeting all of you and your pets!
The addition of Dr. Henry will provide even more opportunity for our clients to see a doctor with minimal wait for an appointment. Our hospital mission is to provide the very best medical care to your pet, but we do not want you or your pet family to lose any of the personal care that has made Stoney Creek so special. Please remember, if you would like to see a specific doctor, just ask for them by name and we will be glad to accommodate your request. Also, feel free to contact us at any time if you have any concerns with our practice. You are welcome to call or use email (email@example.com) to address any concerns. All of our doctors and staff are ready and willing to partner with you in the very best care for your pets. We just need to hear from you!
Don't forget about continuing your heartworm and flea and tick preventative during these cooler months. We have had one of the worst fall seasons this year for fleas and ticks. We have had milder winters and the fleas and ticks do not die outdoors until there is a good killing frost. Remember that fleas can live in your home all year around. It is much easier to prevent a problem than to treat it. The products that we recommend for your pet are the safest and most effective products for the best care for your pet. Do not be fooled by television advertising and ask our staff for expert recommendations.
Holiday Hours 2012
Thursday November 22, 2012 Thanksgiving, the office is closed
Monday December 24, 2012 Christmas Eve, Close at 1pm
Tuesday December 25, 2012 Christmas Day, Closed
Monday December 31, 2012 New Year's Eve, Close at 4pm
Tuesday January 1, 2013 New Year's Day, Closed
If you have an emergency during the holidays, check out our website for recommended emergency facilities. We also have a refrigerator magnet with phone numbers available in the office ask the front desk for one. We know how scary it is to have a pet emergency after-hours and we are here to help in whatever way we are able.
Have a safe and joyful holiday season and a Happy New Year,
Hope to see you soon!
Dr Jennifer Johnson and the Staff,
Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital
Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital is proud to introduce Delaware County's newest Service Dog, K9 Sarge. Sarge is a beautiful young Belgian Malinois and will work with Officer Gene Mackey, Folcroft Police Department. Sarge is a trained bomb detection dog and is trained for routine patrol work. Officer Mackey hopes that Sarge will work the Philadephia Union Stadium events, just like his previous partner, K9 Logan did so well. We are proud to care for and support Officer Mackey and K9 Sarge in their service to our community.
A veterinarian posted this open letter on-line and we thought that it was a great list of things that make sense when thinking about the overall health of your dog or cat. Feel free to pass along these tips.
How to Save Money on Vet Bills
You can find a lot of articles online about how to save money on your pet care bills, like by buying Old Ranch Genuine By-Products dog food or getting your pets' vaccines at the feed store or cornering your neighbor veterinarian in her garden rather than taking your pet to her office. I'm here to say: Don't do any of those. Instead, if you want to save money on pet care, keep your pet healthy by using common sense and following these rules:
Keep your dog on a leash (with the other end of the leash attached to your person) or in a fenced yard.
Keep your cat indoors.
Spay or neuter your pets, preferably by one year of age. This reduces or eliminates the risk of many health problems (breast tumors, uterine infections, testicular tumors, prostate infections, etc.), prevents pregnancy complications, and reduces the urge to wander. Think of unspayed/ unneutered pets as teenagers with raging hormones but without even the tiniest modicum of sense to avoid moving vehicles.
Don't give your pet any human medications or supplements without first consulting with your veterinarian.
Don't let your pet get into illicit drugs.
Check out the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center website for a list of poisonous plants to keep away from pets. Big ones are lilies for cats (including Easter lily flowers in floral arrangements this spring) and grapevines for dogs.
Don't keep any rodenticides (rat bait, mouse poison, gopher bait) on your property, even if you think they're out of reach of the dog. There are various types of rat bait, which cause fatal hemorrhage, fatal kidney failure, or fatal brain swelling. Call an exterminator or use old-fashioned mouse traps.
Don't keep snail/slug bait (metaldehyde) on your property. Let the snails eat your hostas, or put out small saucers of beer to trap the snails. (We vets don't want your dog drinking beer, either, but mild intoxication is preferable to fatal muscle tremors, seizures and hyperthermia.)
Use only "pet safe" antifreeze.
Don't let your dog ride in the back of the pickup truck.
Don't ever leave a pet in a closed vehicle in the summer.
Don't feed your pet real bones. Real bones can break teeth and perforate intestines.
Do feed your pet a high-quality commercial pet food. Ask your veterinarian for recommendations. Your vet knows more about nutrition than the high-schooler that works at PetSmart. The pet food companies are not in the business to make your pet sick and the balanced nutrition in pet food is helping your pet live longer.
Keep your pet on year-round parasite prevention (heartworm, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks).
Don't let your pet eat these "people foods" : grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, chocolate, macadamia nuts or anything spicy or fatty.
Dear Stoney Creek Family Members:
We are writing to let you know of some new services that we are going to be providing through our Hospital.We are all very excited about introducing, Kathy McCarry, to our practice.She is a certified small animal massage practitioner who will offer a multitude of techniques to help get your pet(s) get healthy and stay healthy.She will be performing small animal massage for Post surgical patients, Performance issues, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), and "Maintenance Massage" (that's just a regular feel good massage).If your pet has any issues, either small or large, or if you would just like your pet to relax, Kathy is great at finding the bothersome area and having your pet(s) feel safe and relaxed.
Another new service we will be offering is "Fitness for Paws" which are group sessions of fitness and relaxation for your pets.Starting in August on Tuesday and Friday nights from to, your pet can come in for massage, laser therapy and work on the treadmill.They can do all three, just two or just one of the services.Anne Havey our behavioral trainer will be teaching your pets how to use the treadmill and how to work the muscles properly.If you have a pet that is overweight and needs more exercise than you can provide right now these fitness programs are a great way to get a program started.We also have a nutritional specialist, Janelle Reali, on staff that can help you build the perfect diet for your furry friend.These services will be available in packages and you can call the office to get the pricing information. These services are also going to help with Post-Op recovery patients and overall will get your pet(s) feeling better faster.
We believe atStoney Creek that we need to offer the best possible care for your pet(s) and offer different choices for your furry family member(s). Here atStoney CreekVeterinaryHospital we believe that managing pain is very important and if we can help get your pet(s) feeling healthy and happy that's the best care we can provide.
So please join us in welcoming Kathy to our practice and sign up to have your pet pampered and massaged on July 24th from 11:00 till 2:00 Please call and reserve your spot today, we only have space for 10 pet(s) so call the office to reserve your spot!
The Doctors and Staff ofStoney CreekVeterinaryHospital.
Dr. Johnson and the Staff of Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital are proud to announce that our practice has passed AAHA certification requirements in June, 2011. We are proud to be an AAHA-certified veterinary hospital since 1987, providing exceptional veterinary care according to the standards set by the American Animal Hospital Association. If you have questions about AAHA certification and AAHA Veterinary Hospitals, please visit http://www.healthypet.com/.
Just thought everyone would like to read a great letter one of our clients wrote to the Delaware County SPCA, thanking them for their rescue dog, Bosco. We are proud to care for Bosco, and many of you may have met him over this year at Anne's training classes, or playing with your own dogs at The Barker Lounge. Enjoy the letter!
Dear Delaware County SPCA,8/16/10
Well it has been one year since my old family dropped me off at your doors.Boy, I was really scared, but that did not last long.This new family came in and saw me, they said I was just what they were looking for, so they took me outside to see if I would like to live with them. I guess they really liked me because two days later my adopted dad and two legged brother came to get me.I have a mom and a dad, and a brother and an annoying sister (the brother said to write that).I also live next door to 3 more kids, 2 of them are two legged, but most of the time they are on fours like me, mom calls them babies.All I know is that mom says she really loves me because I have so much patience with them, whatever that means, I just know I have to be nice to these hairless human puppies and never steal their food.In return, they let me give them lots of wet labbie kisses.
I acted really shy for the first few days, I did not let my new family on to true labbie behavior until they were nice and relaxed.Just when they thought I was this nice and quiet dog, I let my true self out.I stole every q-tip and sock that I could find, in fact my mom keeps talking about getting stock in Fruit of the Loom because I put so many holes in everything.I don't know why she wants to stock up on this Fruit, I don't even eat the stuff, I just try to eat socks.
No really, I love my new family and I know they love me.I get to go to a daycare just for dogs and I also went to obedience classes.My daycare teacher and my obedience school teacher say I have an attention span problem, I have no idea what they are talking about, I know I just want to do something different every 3 seconds.
My dad says he could never find a buddy better than me, wow that is so cool to hear because I love him too.I am so glad you let me go home with this family and that you took good care of me until my furever home found me.
Oh and by the way, the ANNOYING sister, well I do love her too, she made a really cool 2nd birthday party for me.She even asked mom to buy me a bone cake with my name on it.
Well, thank you, and I hope all of the other dogs get a family like I did, because it is so much fun to be loved.
Exciting things are happening this summer at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital!
We are very proud to announce the addition of Dr. Kelly Slattery to our veterinary staff. Kelly is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, and is thrilled to be practicing near her hometown. Read about Kelly on our website, and stop by and introduce yourself. Don't worry, all of your favorite doctors are still on staff; the addition of Kelly to our practice will provide our patients with more appointment opportunities. Please contact Danielle, our Client Care Coordinator, if you have any questions or concerns.
The other exciting news for the summer is the introduction of our new Sunday phone hours. The office will now be open on Sundays from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The office will be staffed with a receptionist and a veterinary technician. This is the perfect time to stop by and pick up food or medicines, make appointments for the week, or get any questions or concerns answered. We have dog training classes going on on Sundays, as well as technician visits for nails, laser therapy, suture removals, fluid administration, etc. It is a great day to get your technician appointments out of the way! If you have an emergency, our staff will be able to guide you to the best emergency facility for your pet. We will not have doctor's appointments on Sundays, but our staff will be able to consult with one of our doctors, if necessary. We hope that these new Sunday hours will provide you with added convenience.
Just some reminders:
Please keep your pet on flea and tick preventative all year around, but especially in the summer. We have had a very big tick issue this spring, and Lyme Disease as well as other tick diseases are finding our patients every week. Don't forget about Heartworm prevention as well. The mosquitos are out in full force. Our practice is currently treating 2 dogs for Heartworm Disease. The prevention of this serious disease is so important!
If you are travelling with your pet this summer, dont forget our phone number and a copy of your pet's vaccines. You can get all of your information on Pet Portals. If your dog gets car sick - now is the time to ask us about Cerenia - a great medication for motion sickness -- is is NOT a sedative, it actually will help the nausea associated with motion and won't make your dog groggy.
At "Fireworks Time", the best place for your dog is in a cool, dark, small area. Studies have shown that dogs with noise anxiety can be comforted much like babies with colic or autistic children. Dimming lights, muffling the sound and using a dark enclosure can help to restore comfort to many anxious dogs. We believe this is why many dogs will crawl under the bed -- a dark, small hiding place can be as comfortable to a dog as a human wrapping himself up tight in a blanket. The DAP pheromone collar can also help! Ask us!
Please sign up for a Pet Portal -- there is a link at the top of the home page that will direct you to our Pet Portal website, where you can sign up for free. The great thing about Pet Portals is that you have easy access to our computer records on your pet. You can easily check vaccine history, medication history and diet history. You can also post great pictures of your pet and take care of any housekeeping issues to keep your account up to date. You can send us messages, ask questions and make appointments. Through Pet Portals, we also have an on-line store. This store carries many of our products, and you can have them shipped directly to you. We also carry many products that we do not have in our hospital, as well as horse products! Check it out. You will be pleased with our low prices.
We know that in this "Information Age", most people love communicating on the web or via email. Please feel free to email us thru Pet Portals, or by using our email, firstname.lastname@example.org. On the "Contact Us" page of this website, there is a list of all of our direct emails.
Be a "fan" of Stoney Creek on Facebook! We have enjoyed putting our Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital Facebook page together, and especially love the comments from our clients and the pictures of your pets. We try to use the Facebook page to send out regular updates about our hospital. Since many of you are not in the office regularly (thank goodness for healthy pets!!), the Facebook page is a great way to keep in touch. Specials and Coupons will also be advertised on Facebook.
As always, the doctors and staff of Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital are proud to provide Delaware County pets with the best possible veterinary care. Enjoy your summer and stay safe! --- Dr. Jennifer Johnson
Check out Miss Anne's "Train Don't Complain" page for a great article on barking!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Satch and Camryn Johnson
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The Doctor's and Staff at Stoney Creek want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday Season! We hope that you check out our Christmas/Holiday Tips under the News and Notables sections also please stop in and see our almost complete renovations to the reception area. While you are there why not pick up some toys or treats to put under the tree for your four legged family members. Or better yet why not adopt a new pet for the holiday, check out this website and help adopt a pet for Iams Home 4 the Holidays campaign... http://www.iams.com/iams/pet-adoption.html
Some of the staff at Stoney Creek were fortunate enough to attend a conference in Atlantic City on Nov 7th featuring Cesar Millan. Our amazing trainer Miss Anne was one of a select few who attended a meet and greet after the show with Cesar himself! See picture below. All that attended had a fantastic time.
September 2009 It is hard to believe that summer is almost over, and fall is upon us! I hope that everyone had a great summer vacation, and all of your family pets continue to be happy and healthy.
There is always something exciting happening at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital -- first, this fall we will continue renovations to improve our reception area and waiting area. Please be patient with us, as our contractors will be "working around us" so we can continue to provide care for your pets during the construction period. I know that everyone is going to love our new plans when they are finished, so please be patient and stop in and see our progress!
Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital is again a proud sponsor of the HEADstrong Foundation's 3rd Annual Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Tournament which will take place on October 10th and 11th at Ridley High School. The tournament will feature 18 Division I and Division III college lacrosse teams and raises money for Blood Cancer research. HEADstrong was founded by Nick Colleluori, a Stoney Creek client, during his battle with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. We are proud to sponsor HEADstrong, as they and all of us fight for a cure for this terrible disease. Lymphoma and blood cancers are the number one cancers of dogs and cats. Stoney Creek continues to recognize that many of our patients have been affected by these cancers. Check out the HEADstrong website at www.headstrongfoundation.org
Speaking of events, Stoney Creek will be participating in the Delaware County SPCA's Bark in the Park which will be on Saturday, October 17th. See www.delcospca.org for details. One of our veterinarians will be on hand for Rabies vaccination and microchipping.
Stoney Creek also sponsored the first American Cancer Society Relay for Life Dog Walk this past August in Norwood Park. For the inaugural event, it was a great success, and we are sure that next year this event will continue to grow. Watch our website for more news.
Last, it is not too late to register for Anne Havey's doggy field trip. Anne, our trainer, has a dog training walk planned on September 20th, which will take place at the Tinicum Wildlife Preserve. Lunch and demonstrations will be back at Stoney Creek. This event is filling up fast, see Anne's training webpage or call the office for information. Fall is the perfect time to renew your commitment to your furry friend it is cooler, they need the exercise, and training your dog is fun!
I hope that everyone continues to have a healthy and safe year. As we rush around in "back to school" mode, don't forget about keeping your pets healthy and safe. We at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital are always here to help call or email any time! Thank you again for the privilege of caring for your pets,
Dr. Jennifer Johnson
Updates to our website --- check out our redesigned "Links" page. Nina worked long and hard to develop a comprehensive Links page -- pretty much any website that we think is helpful is listed, along with a short description of the site. Now it will be easier to jump from our home-site to another site for information about your pet!
Summer is coming -- be sure that you have your flea/tick and heartworm prevention for your dogs and cats. You may have read that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is re-evaluating adverse events reported from topical flea and tick preventatives. Please consider using our doctor's expertise in establishing a flea/tick and heartworm prevention program for your pet. Not every product that you find 'over the counter' will be benefical for your pet. Please ask the doctors for advice -- let's work together to be sure your pet is safe, as well as protected!!!
April 2009 Happy Spring to all of our clients and their pets! We are very excited to report that our doctors are starting to perform Stem-Cell Transplants to treat chronic osteoarthritis conditions in dogs and cats. Stem cell use is all over the news, mostly because of the ethical issues in using embroyos to harvest Stem cells. In pets and horses, there is a better way, that has been showing great promise, and this is using the patient's OWN stem-cells. Our first patient, a Labrador Retriever with severe elbow and hip arthritis, is now 90 days post stem-cell treatment, and he is doing great! Check out our page about Stem-Cell Therapy, and ask the doctor's about this treatment today! December 2008
Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Barbara Tallant to our staff, beginning this month! Dr. Tallant may already be known to many clients, as she has practiced locally for over 10 years. She is thrilled to be joining the Stoney Creek Team, and we are sure your pets will be just as excited to meet her! Check out her bio on the "Doctors" page of our website, and stop by and introduce yourself!
We hope that everyone is enjoying the new "Pet Portals" which allows easy and confidential access to your pet's vaccine and medical records. We have gotten great feedback from our clients about our website, the Pet Portals, as well as our online store. If you have any thoughts or suggestions, please drop us an email -- we love to hear from you!
The doctors and staff of Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital wish all of you and your pets the very best this Holiday Season. Thank you for your support and for entrusting your pet's health to us this year and may the New Year bring good health and happiness to all!
Sincerely, Dr. Jennifer Johnson
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We will be introducing a new program for clients this month called Pet Portals, which is a private pet health website that will make taking care of your pets a whole lot easier. This new program is just in the beginning stages with our practice but we hope to be up and running by the end of August. Pet Portals will allow you to view your pet's health records, request appointments and prescription refills, access timely pet health information, buy products through our online store and so much more. As you logged onto our website you might have noticed the Pet Portal log on button on the screen this will be your access to your pets portal. Within the next couple of weeks we hope to be up and running and making life a whole lot easier for you. Please make sure that your contact information is up to date with our receptionist and also that we have an email address for you that is very important for the Pet Portal program to run smoothly. Stayed tuned for more information on Pet Portals.
Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital is proud to now offer digital radiography. Our hospital is now equiped with the latest in digital x-ray, and boy, can you tell the difference. Films are a thing of the past, and pet owners can view images with the doctor on our wide-screen TV. We also will send home a CD with every set of radiographs, so that you will always have your own copy. The radiographis detail is outstanding, and the doctors are now much better equiped to pick up any abnormalities. Come in and ask to see our new machine!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Folcroft K-9 cop saves day for severely ailing shih tzu
By Loretta Rodgers, Times Correspondent
Riki, an 8-year-old German shepherd, right, is credited with saving the life of 19-month-old shih tzu Cocomo, held by Folcroft police Officer Gene Mackey.
FOLCROFT It is not uncommon for a police dog to be recognized for assisting an officer with an arrest or other in-the-line-of duty work.
But Riki, an 8-year-old German shepherd, handled by borough police Officer Eugene Mackey, recently went above and beyond the call of duty when he saved the life of a fellow canine.
Cocomo, a 19-month-old shih tzu, owned by borough residents Albert and Dottie Feudo, became seriously ill in early April. The pup could not keep food or water down, had severe diarrhea and was extremely lethargic.
The Feudos took Cocomo to the Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital in Morton where she was originally diagnosed and treated for gastritis and a bowel infection.
Within 24 hours, Cocomo's condition deteriorated to a point where she was rushed back to the veterinary hospital for further testing.
"We were so frightened," said Dottie Feudo. "Additional tests showed a serious bowel obstruction and the next thing we knew, Cocomo was on the operating table fighting for her life."
During the surgery, Dr. Jennifer Johnson determined Cocomo's life was in danger because of an enormous loss of blood and dangerously low protein levels. Cocomo also had a nearly 5-inch area of necrotic bowel tissue coupled with acute inflammation.
"It was obvious that without fresh blood, Cocomo would not survive," said Johnson. "She needed something drastic and immediate."
It was then that Stoney Creek veterinary technician Kaitlyn Mackey, the sister of Officer Mackey, sprung into action.
"My sister called and told me about Cocomo," Mackey said. "So I immediately rushed Riki to the hospital and he donated a pint of blood, which eventually saved the life of the puppy. The entire situation is just unbelievable and Riki and I were really glad to be able to help."
Watching little Cocomo romp and play with her grateful owners makes it almost impossible to believe that a mere eight weeks ago, she was so desperately ill.
At a recent Folcroft Borough Council meeting, the Feudos were on hand to publicly thank Mackey and Riki for helping to save the life of their beloved pet.
"This is a small town community and I just love our police force and always have," said Feudo. "I have a special bond with officer Mackey and now Cocomo has a big blood brother in Riki.
"My husband and I are grateful beyond words to Dr. Johnson and everyone involved. You know, before the blood transfusion, Cocomo almost never barked. But now she won't stop. And her bark is big, loud and booming just like that of her older brother."
MAY, 2008 May has been an exciting and busy month at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital! First, on May 15th, we had our annual inspection for AAHA-accreditation, and we are very pleased to announce that we passed with flying colors! We are very proud to continue our AAHA membership, as this shows our continued committment to providing the highest quality care for your pet!
The rains did not dampen our spirit, as on Sunday, May 18th, we had a great turnout for our community open house. ACDC was on hand with pets for adoption, the Delaware County SPCA braved the weather and brought some wonderful pets in need of homes, and the Bailey Foundation was a huge hit with over a dozen beautiful parrots to see and touch and learn about! Clients loved the hospital tours, where they could get a good look at "behind the scenes", and see our surgery, dental, radiology and treatment areas. We raised $250.00 for the Folcroft Police K-9 unit, and were proud to have the officers and their K-9 partners on hand. Thank you to everyone who donated items for our raffles, and helped in any way to make our open house a huge success! Check back, as we will post pictures on the website soon!
JANUARY, 2008Coming soon -- new pictures to show off our on-going remodelling. Ask for a hospital tour the next time you stop in for a visit!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2007 The hospital was rockin' on Saturday night October 20, as friends and family of Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital gathered to celebrate Dr. Johnson's ownership. A great time was had by all, as we enjoyed music, food and drink in every corner of the hospital.
ON-GOING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE: OCTOBER, 2007The hospital is currently undergoing a much-needed interior face-lift as repairs and painting have begun to all the rooms, surgery and waiting room. Fortunato and Patterson Painting is working over-night to make our practice shine! Stop in and see the beautiful new color. Watch for a new sign on Route 420 incorporating our new Logo!
PRO PET NANNY: OCTOBER, 2007Have you scheduled your fall and winter vacation times? Hurry up and phone us for reservations with ProPet Nanny, our pet home-care service. Don't forget, that our Nannies offer daily walks and care while you are at work!
Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital 701 Kedron Avenue Morton , PA 19070 (610)328-3600