Date: July 17, 2017
Contact: Carrie O’Brion
813.549.7688 office • 727.698.2611 mobile
VSEC launches new 24-hour advanced veterinary hospital in Conshohocken
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CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Picture a gleaming new hospital with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and specially designed surgical suites, filled with highly trained clinicians ready to perform everything from knee surgery to endoscopy.
It may sound like the hospital you would visit if you needed medical treatment. However, this facility is strictly for patients of the four-legged variety.
Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC), a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital, is opening this new facility today at 625 Ridge Pike in Conshohocken. The facility will join two other VSEC hospitals in the area: one in Levittown and the other in Philadelphia.
VSEC hospitals aren’t where your pets go for routine care. They are advanced medical facilities that are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to handle any emergency or specialty situation a pet might encounter.
Like other VSEC hospitals, the Conshohocken facility will operate by referral, which means its doctors partner with primary care veterinarians to deliver the best treatment plans for each patient. This respect for the bond between patient, pet parent and family veterinarian has earned VSEC a reputation for excellence.
Every day, VSEC’s board-certified specialists and emergency clinicians perform complex procedures once reserved for human medicine.
“There is a growing recognition that pets are members of our families,” said Dr. Robert Orsher, a board-certified veterinary surgeon who is co-medical director of VSEC and one of its founders. “As a result, we’ve seen an increasing demand for high quality veterinary care. We’re pleased that our new hospital will allow us to offer that level of superior care to the pets of the Western Philadelphia suburbs and Conshohocken community.”
The new Conshohocken hospital has space for an intensive care unit (ICU), surgical and endoscopy suites and an infectious disease ward as well. It will also feature many of the same equipment found in human hospitals, including a 64-slice CT scanner, laparoscopy, arthroscopy, ultrasound, digital radiography and more.
”What makes this hospital truly special is the people who work there,” said Heather Hennessey, practice manager for VSEC in Conshohocken. Everyone at the hospital, from the friendly people behind the front desk to the veterinary technicians and clinicians, is passionate about providing the best possible care for pets.
“Integrity and compassion are essential to quality veterinary care,” said Hennessey. “That means taking extra time to call a worried pet parent or hugging a nervous patient. We all love pets, and that enthusiasm shows in the care we provide.”
Those interested in learning more are encouraged to stop by the new hospital and take a tour, or learn more about us online at vsecvet.com.
About Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
Founded in 1994, VSEC’s mission is to enhance the human-animal bond by providing our community of referring veterinarians and pet owners with exceptional emergency and specialty veterinary care. Our doctors and staff accomplish this goal by upholding our core values of professional excellence, teamwork, integrity, compassion and service. VSEC offers services in anesthesia/pain management, cardiology, critical care, dentistry & oral surgery, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine, holistic medicine & acupuncture, internal medicine, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology and surgery. Our board-certified specialists and staff clinicians work together to ensure the most comprehensive medical care for our patients. VSEC has been a BluePearl Veterinary Partners member hospital since January 2015. BluePearl is a national provider of expert veterinary care with more than 60 ospitals in 21 states.