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Featured Employee: Jessica W.

Featured Employee: Jessica W.

Get to Know Our Veterinary Staff 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...

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This Pawliday Season

This Pawliday Season

Is Gifting a Pet a Good Idea? 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...

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Happy Pawlidays!

Happy Pawlidays!

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

Holiday Pet Hazards

Holiday Pet Safety is So Important! 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...

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Laser Therapy and Veterinary Acupuncture

Laser Therapy and Veterinary Acupuncture

Veterinary Acupuncture Chadds Ford 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...

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Help Your Pets With Pain Management

Help Your Pets With Pain Management

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...

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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?

Seven Is Really a Senior?

Senior Pet Care for Chadds Ford Pet Owners 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...

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Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff

Get to Know 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...

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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!  https://youtu.be/ZOGe2AzHRZg

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Spooky, Scary

Spooky, Scary

Halloween Pet Hazards and How to Avoid Them 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...

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The Tale of the Zombie Tick

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

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

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!

When Disaster Strikes!

Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners 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...

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Meet the Staff at Longwood

Meet the Staff at Longwood

Veterinary 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...

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Better Safe than Sorry

Better Safe than Sorry

Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners 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...

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Safeguarding Animals During the Solar Eclipse

Safeguarding Animals During the Solar Eclipse

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...

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Behavioral Problems in Cats

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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Dogs Can Get the Flu Too

Dogs Can Get the Flu Too

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...

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Birthday Pawty!

Birthday Pawty!

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Celebrate Your Pet’s Birthday Pets make us humans happy. They reduce our stress, comfort us during hard times, and love us unconditionally! As spoiled as they may be, what’s wrong with a few hours with their besties, complete with tasty...

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Longwood Explores Popular Pet Names

Longwood Explores Popular Pet Names

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...

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The Good, the Bad, the Green

The Good, the Bad, the Green

St Patty's Day and Pets 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...

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10 Reasons Pets Make the Best Valentine Dates

10 Reasons Pets Make the Best Valentine Dates

Pets and Valentine's Day 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...

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Leash and Collar or Lead and Harness?

Leash and Collar or Lead and Harness?

Puppy Restraints– What Works Best Leash and collar or lead and harness? This frequently asked question is often answered with a series of questions to better understand the needs of your furry friend, including size, breed, and personality. With so many options, it...

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Happier & Healthier

Happier & Healthier

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...

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Happy Pawlidays

Happy Pawlidays

Pet Approved Christmas Gifts for You and Yours 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...

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Ensuring Happy Holidays with Pets

Ensuring Happy Holidays with Pets

How To Create a Pet Safe Christmas Tree The Christmas season isn’t complete without a beautifully decorated home. When decorating the Christmas tree this year, pet proof your home and create a pet friendly Christmas tree. Here are a few tips for keeping your tree...

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Meet the Staff at Longwood

Meet the Staff at Longwood

Veterinary Spotlight: Dr. Beatrice McCabe Dr. Beatrice McCabe’s love for animals developed early in life. She grew up in her own zoo of sorts, complete with dogs, cats, horses, and chickens. It was during her teenage years that she decided to turn her passion for...

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Pet Halloween 101

Pet Halloween 101

Halloween Costumes for Pets, a How To With the abundance of pet Halloween costumes on the market, it can be difficult to resist dressing your dog up for holiday fun. When selecting a costume for your pet, there are a variety of factors to consider. Here are a few tips...

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Meet the Staff at Longwood

Meet the Staff at Longwood

Veterinary Spotlight: Dr. Andrews Dr. Andrew’s love for animals began when her parents bought their first horse when she was 9 years old. As she grew, so did her interest in animals. She began equestrian show jumping and continued to compete throughout college in...

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Pet Grooming Basics

Pet Grooming Basics

Learn About Pet Grooming Techniques from Our Longwood Vet Staff Grooming goes beyond keeping your pet looking their best, it can keep your pet healthy and prevent a number of health concerns. Grooming allows you to check for fleas, ticks, dry skin, inflammation, as...

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Pet Dander Making You Sneeze?

Pet Dander Making You Sneeze?

Reducing Pet Allergies With These Simple Steps Did you that approximately 15% of the population is allergic to dogs or cats? For many pet owners, the drawl back of allergies doesn’t outweigh the benefits of animal companionship. Many that are allergic to their pets...

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Keeping Kitty at a Healthy Weight

Keeping Kitty at a Healthy Weight

Fighting Obesity in Cats Obesity among cats is becoming an epidemic in the United States. With more cats living indoors, many tend to be less active and over eat. Overweight cats are more likely to develop health issues, skin conditions and in many cases have a...

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Safe Flowers and Plants for Your Dog

Safe Flowers and Plants for Your Dog

Planting a Pet Friendly Garden It’s time again to replace the snow shovels with gardening shovels. Before planting your spring garden, take time to research which plants are safe for a pet friendly home. There are numerous plants that are beautiful, but contain toxins...

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How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Pet Dental Care Tips from Longwood Vet Center Dental care is one of the most overlooked aspects of pet health. While it commonly goes unnoticed, proper dental care is critical for a healthy, high quality life. Untreated oral issues are not only painful, but can lead...

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Tips for Controlling Your Pet’s Weight

Tips for Controlling Your Pet’s Weight

Pet Weight Control Explained Like many humans, there is a large percentage of overweight pets in the United States. A 2012 survey noted that 53 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats are considered overweight or obese. Not only does the excess weight keep your pet...

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Independence Day Safety

Independence Day Safety

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips for You and Your Furry Friends What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with cookouts and fireworks. As you put the final touches on your guest lists and menus, don’t forget to take a moment and plan for your pets’ safety as...

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