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Featured Employee: Dr. Carla Andrews, DVM

Q and A with Dr. Carla Andrews: Q: Why did you choose to become a veterinarian? A: Growing up I showed horses and wanted to spend every waking moment at the barn interacting with them and all the farm animals. This experience lead me to pursue a career in veterinary...

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Featured New Employee: Alejandra

Q & A with Alejandra: Q: When did you start working at Longwood Vet Center? A: I started at Longwood on November 6, 2017. Q: Why did you choose to become a veterinary technician? A: My love for animals is bigger than me. I want to dedicate my life to them and know...

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Meet Stella, Our New Heartworm Patient

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, we thought we would take the opportunity for you to meet one of our new patients, Stella. Stella is a five year old female Labrador Retriever that was recently adopted by her new owners. She is a retired breeding dog from...

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New Employee: Sarah

Q and A with Sarah: Q: Why did you choose to become a veterinary technician? A: I chose to work as a veterinary technician to expand my knowledge and skills in the field of veterinary medicine, as they will be incredibly helpful as I pursue a career as a veterinarian!...

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National Heartworm Awareness Month

During the month of April, we celebrate National Heartworm Awareness Month and work to educate pet owners on the prevention of heartworm disease! Heartworm disease is not to be taken lightly as it can lead to irreversible lung disease and death if untreated. Today's...

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Featured New Employee: Lakshmi

Q & A with Lakshmi: Q: Why did you choose to become a veterinary technician? A: I would like hands on experience in the field to help me decide if I want to apply to vet school. I love supporting doctors and being able to get cuddles in with our furry friends! Q: Do...

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Keeping Your Cat Content Part 2: Litter Box 101

Normally kittens are relatively easy to “potty train”. However, if litter box issues arise it is best to address them quickly in order to minimize the possibility of an occasional "accident" outside the box from becoming a habit. In this second installment of the...

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LVC Spring Promotion

Come in and celebrate spring with Longwood Vet! For a limited time, clients are eligible to pick an Easter egg revealing a special prize! Everyone is a winner here, but luck will determine if you can receive 10%, 15% or 25% off one product of your choice! This is a...

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Zoetis Petcare Rewards

WHAT IS ZOETIS PETCARE REWARDS? Zoetis Petcare Rewards is a new loyalty program that allows members to earn rewards on eligible purchases of SIMPARICA, PROHEART 6, REVOLUTION, RIMADYL, and CONVENIA. These rewards can be redeemed for a reloadable Zoetis Petcare Rewards...

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Multi-Part Series Blog: Keeping Your Cat Content

First Step: Basic Items Needed for the Purrfect Environment For the safety and longevity of your pet, most veterinary experts recommend keeping your cat inside if possible. With that being said, we understand keeping your cat strictly indoors poses some unique...

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Potential Toxins and your Cat

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), the following are among the most frequently identified causes of feline poisoning: Insecticides that are used on lawns and gardens Rodenticides, which are used to kill rats and mice...

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Pet Insurance Saved My Life

“Santino” is a 7 month old Cane Corso puppy who recently had a no good very bad day! "Santino" had not been feeling well for several weeks. He was losing weight, vomiting and had bloody diarrhea. His owners were very concerned, and after consultation with our doctors,...

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Top Toxins for Your Dog

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline have determined the “Top Ten List” of substances that may be poisonous to your pet dog. It's worth taking the time to make sure your pet does not have access to these in your home. 1. Foods – specifically chocolate, xylitol,...

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Featured Employee: Alisa!

We sat down for a little Q and A to learn more about Alisa and her role at Longwood... Q: Why did you choose to become a veterinary technician? A: Ever since I can remember, I loved all animals and little critters. I used to play by the creek and look for frogs and...

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Featured Dental Pets

Shout out to these pets and their parents who made dental care a priority this month. February is National Dental Care Month, and that goes for our pets too! Here are some of the cuties who we helped. Their teeth, while maybe a few less than what they came in with,...

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The Commitment and Companionship of Adoption

Adopting a pet can provide years of love and companionship. However, it is also a multi-year commitment. Caring for a pet properly requires time and training along with financial and emotional support. Before adopting a new furry friend, be sure you are ready to...

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Featuring LVC Dental Technicians

Hats off to the hardworking nurses who clean your pet’s teeth! It is a difficult and yes..dirty job, but a rewarding one. Our nurses take tremendous pride in their work, and are meticulous in their craft. Our dental nurses have received formal training in examining...

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Longwood Veterinary Center’s Dental Promotion

If your veterinarian recommends a dental cleaning at your pet’s exam, and you schedule a cleaning within 2 months of that recommendation, we will offer you 10% off the entire procedure! We are happy to provide this incentive to help you treat signs of periodontal...

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My Dog has Dragon Breath… Help!!!

The pet health care environment is rapidly expanding and improving. In fact, veterinary health care recommendations are becoming comparable to recommendations our own doctors and dentists give us. Take dental care for example, we know what would happen to our teeth if...

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New Year, New Start: Resolutions with your Pets in Mind

At the start of each New Year many of us find ourselves planning new goals and assessing changes we wish to make for the year to come. This year, consider how you might incorporate your pet into these life changes. Doing so will not only improve the quality of your...

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How to Get Your Pet to Lose Weight

If your pet could make a New Year’s resolution would it be to lose weight, should it be to lose weight?  We are all guilty of showing love through cookies and treats.  Such expressions of love literally add up… in pounds that is!  Did you know that obesity can lower...

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Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Furry Friends

Need help finding the perfect gift for the furry friends on your list this year? Check out these fun recommendations: Dogs: Classic Kong The KONG is a sturdy toy that can keep dog occupied for hours. Stuff it with kibble or peanut butter and place in your pet's crate...

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Featured Employee: Jessica W.

Jessica has worked at Longwood as a receptionist since the hospital first opened in 1998. She enjoys working at the front desk and helping all of our clients. She is our “Miss Mary Sunshine”, always bubbly and smiling. She loves the fall and winter, decorating our...

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Is it a Good Idea to Gift a Pet?

We all are guilty of wanting to give the ultimate surprise, the most amazing, jaw dropping gift of all time. The gift of a puppy or kitten this holiday season would surely be remembered for years to come. At the risk of sounding like Scrooge, please consider these...

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Pet Pictures with Santa

Longwood Veterinary Center Presents Pet Pictures with Santa
Friday, December 15, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

To participate, please bring in a canned or non-perishable food donation supporting The Kennett Food Cupboard. Cookies and Hot Cocoa or Coffee Provided. Pictures with be emailed and/or posted on Facebook for you to print or share! *Please R.S.V.P. by December 14th, so we can prevent multiple pets from arriving at the same time. 

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Holiday Pet Hazards

To avoid emergency animal hospital visits this holiday season, steer clear of pet hazards such as: Visitors and commotion: Visitors and commotion can upset even the most social pets. Pets may become nervous or anxious from the excitement that often accompanies holiday...

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Laser Therapy and Veterinary Acupuncture

Longwood Veterinary Center proudly offers laser therapy and veterinary acupuncture near Chadds Ford, PA. These treatments are used to manage a variety of conditions and are generally well tolerated by the patient. Many of our senior pets have symptoms that could...

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Rimadyl Rewards Program

Pain due to arthritis is a common issue in aging pets. Often times an NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, is recommended to keep pets comfortable. Frequently, this will increase not only mobility, but overall quality of life due to decreased pain. Rimadyl is our...

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Veterinary Laser Therapy

We're here today to talk about veterinary laser therapy. Here is our patient Cody, he is one of our senior pets here. He has been evaluated by the doctor and determined that laser treatment would help him with some pain from arthritis....

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Seven Is Really a Senior?

So you have gotten through the puppy and kitten years. Your pet isn’t going potty in the house or climbing the curtains. He/she is active, happy and enjoying his or her maturity. Then all of a sudden, you get an email saying “Fluffy” needs to come in for a BI-ANNUAL...

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Meet Longwood Veterinarian: Dr. Parsons

Meet our Longwood veterinarian, Dr. Parsons! Dr. Parsons graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. After graduation, she completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia and her residency at New Bolton Center. Dr....

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Vet Tech Week Olympic Games: Challenge 3

Vet Tech Week Challenge #3: Sudden Death Jump Event Longwood Veterinary Center is celebrating National Vet Tech week with a healthy Vet Tech Olympic Games. Congrats Team BA and specifically Jen for the highest jump of the day! ...

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Halloween Hazards

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It’s filled with excitement, creativity, and chocolate. Who could ask for anything more? Do you know what was more terrifying than binging on scary movies and gaining 10 lbs from overindulgence: An ER Trip to the Vet! We all...

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The Tale of the Zombie Tick

Could there be anything more frightening than the Wicked Witch of the West? Hold onto your "Toto" because the fact that we live in an area endemic for numerous tick borne diseases should send shivers up your spine. The most commonly encountered tick borne diseases in...

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Celebrating Longwood Veterinary Technicians

Longwood Vet Center has around twenty veterinary technicians on staff. Here are some fun facts that recognize all their hard work and passion. Experience ranges from 20+ years to 1 year. Lisa, Val, and Jess W. have been at Longwood Vet the longest – since they opened...

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Trading a Cape for a Stethoscope

Happy National Veterinary Technician Week National Veterinary Technician Week is Sunday, October 15th through Saturday, October 21st. Join us in showing gratitude to our wonderful Longwood nurses and thanking them for all they do to support our hospital. This month's...

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When Disaster Strikes!

Each year the United States is faced with natural disasters. Certain parts of our country are more prone to earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes or wildfires. Sometimes residents of these areas are able to prepare ahead of time for these events. However, disasters often...

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Meet Longwood Vet Nurse: Aaliyah

Aaliyah worked in the veterinary field for 16 years before joining the Longwood team in January of 2010. She graduated from Delaware State University with her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Science in 2000. She does a variety of jobs in the hospital, providing...

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Disaster Preparedness

NATURE AND LIFE HAVE FURY DAYS Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires, blizzards, terrorism… Devastating natural and man-made disasters can ravage our lives. No one is exempt from the possibility of being personally affected. You need to prepare for yourself and for...

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Solar Eclipse and Pets

Are you concerned about your pets and the upcoming solar eclipse? Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), VTS-H (Internal Medicine, Dentistry), Academy of Veterinary Nutrition recommends that although the chances of pets looking directly at the sun are minimal,...

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Behavioral Problems in Cats

Understanding cats has been an unsolved mystery, but now the cat’s out of the bag. All feline-fanatics know that cats have their unique quirks, however, there are also many undiagnosed behavioral problems in both kittens and adult cats, alike. So, is your cat simply...

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WARNING: Canine Influenza Virus

Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs by direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated...

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Vacation Planning Tips for Dogs with Motion Sickness

A dog with motion sickness can present many travel challenges, especially when you’re planning a summer road trip. However, a pup with motion sickness shouldn’t keep everyone from enjoying a family vacation together! Symptoms of motion sickness may include excessive:...

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7 Tips to Protect Your Pets in the Summer Sun

Summer is officially here – and so are higher temps. Since we live in a climate that tends to be in the mid to upper 80’s throughout June, July, and August, we must always be aware the affect that summer weather has on our pets. To do so, here are 7 tips to keep your...

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The Top Pet Names for 2016

Did you know?? Picking a great name can enhance your relationship with your pet as well as increase their attentiveness and communication skills. This is why picking the right name for your pet is so very important. In recent years, the top-ranking human names have...

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The Good, the Bad, the Green

Embrace the luck o’ the Irish this St. Patrick's Day with all things green. However, while you may want to wear it to keep from getting pinched, be mindful if you share green foods with your four-legged friends, as many can be toxic. To learn which are potentially...

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10 Reasons Pets Make the Best Valentine Dates

Does your Valentine have four legs and a furry coat? Not to worry. You aren’t the only one celebrating Valentine’s Day with your pet. After all, studies report that 1 in 5 people admit that they would rather spend Valentine’s Day with their pet instead of their...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pet

With the New Year comes new beginnings and resolutions. Here are a few resolutions you can adopt to help ensure a happy and healthy year for your pets too! Measure Serving Sizes Just like humans, approximately 50 percent of pets are overweight. When feeding your pet,...

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Pet Approved Christmas Gifts

Are you like Santa and checking off that naughty and nice list? If your furry friend made the nice list, or at least the “he’s not getting coal list”, we’ve got a few gift ideas to make your holiday shopping a little easier. New Collar and Leash Stuff your pet’s...

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