Our routine outpatient visits are twenty minutes long, during which your cat will be thoroughly examined and an individualized vaccination schedule will be provided for your cat based on his or her needs. Before you leave, the doctor will go over her findings and send you home with a written report that includes an assessment and recommendations.
We will also make sure you know when your cat will need additional veterinary care via a reminder system. You will be able to access information about your cat’s visits and scheduled reminders through Pet Portals. Please let us know if you need help creating an account. We want you to be an informed partner in the decisions that are made about your cats care.
We can also accommodate your cat should she or he need hospitalization. While your cat is hospitalized, a daily evaluation will be made by one of our doctors, who will update you about your cat’s status promptly. Our Technicians provide excellent nursing care and you are welcome to visit or call every day.
We have an on-site laboratory to meet your cat’s critical needs and to perform many laboratory tests, such as blood chemistry, CBC, and urinalysis. Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus testing results are available within ten minutes. We also contract with a variety of excellent outside labs to provide the best laboratory diagnostics available.
Our modern x-ray equipment produces high quality images to help us care for your cat. At The Cat Doctor, all radiographs taken are reviewed by an experienced, board certified radiologist. Our high detail digital x-ray system offers easily transmitted Dicom compliant image transfers. We can burn a disc to facilitate transfer of an image to a referred specialist or we can email images.
Our in house pharmacy is well stocked for your convenience. Custom compounded medications can be prescribed to ease the administration of medication to any size cat.
Should your cat require intensive care, our staff can facilitate a transfer to the University of Pennsylvania’s Small Animal Hospital.
Our doctors are available during office hours and on pager until 10 PM. In an emergency, please contact an emergency facility. Closest to us is the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital at The University of Pennsylvania. Their emergency number is 215.746.8911.