“Compassionate care to provide hope and healing for pets done in an honest and respectful manner through effective communication with the pet owners.”
This is what you as a client and pet owner should expect every time that you walk through our doors. Every member of our staff at POVS is fully committed in providing the best possible veterinary care for your pet. We will strive to make both you and your pet’s experience an enjoyable one when you visit us.
Dr. Nicole (Jones) Pearsall –Owner and Veterinarian
Dr. Nicole Pearsall, originally from West Middlesex, returned back to the area in 2009 to start her own practice. Dr. Pearsall, who graduated Valedictorian from West Middlesex High School in 1998, went on and graduated Magna Cum Laude from La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry and was the recipient of The Academic Excellence Award in the Sciences in 2003. Dr. Pearsall continued her schooling at The Purdue University of Veterinarian Medicine where she graduated with her DVM in 2007. After graduation, Dr. Pearsall worked as both a small and large animal DVM until July of 2009 when she and her husband opened Penn-Ohio Veterinary Services, which is a small animal only practice. Outside of work, Dr. Pearsall spends her free time with her miniature horses and rooting for her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers with her husband, but the majority of her time is spent with her one and only Megan, the doctor’s Australian Cattle dog (Pictured Here).
WE WILL work hard. WE WILL provide exceptional animal care. WE WILL go above and beyond your expectations
Here at Penn-Ohio Veterinary Services, LLC, we are always wanting to
continue our education to give you the best quality of care.
So with this in mind, Kasie Sedgewick & Elisha Woods
recently finished a rigorous course of study to become Certified Dental Technicians.
They are now members of the American Society of Veterinary
Dental Technicians (ASVDT), which was created in 1994 by a group of
veterinary technicians who have dedicated the major part of their careers to
veterinary dentistry (www.asvdt.org\). For any questions you may have on your
pets dental hygiene do not hesitate to ask them.
Want to Extend Your Pet’s Life? Here are 4 Simple Ways!
Finding potentially life threatening problems early can allow us to make lifestyle changes to help minimize the progression of certain diseases. Problems associated with the liver, kidneys, and heart can only be detected with regular examinations and routine blood screenings.
Good dental care such as daily brushing, yearly cleanings, rinses and chews have been scientifically shown to extend a pets life by an average of 3 years. If you see tartar – we need to clean them! If teeth are loose – we need to pull them! If teeth are infected – we need to treat them! Leaving teeth untreated can cause infections in the heart, liver, and kidneys.
A proper body condition has been shown to extend your pet’s life by an average of 2 years. An estimated 45% of dogs and 58% of cats in the US are overweight or obese. While 2 or 3 extra pounds might have minimal consequences for us, they can be devastating to your pet. Just 3 extra pounds on a 15 lb. dog is equal to 30 extra pounds on a 150 lb. person and those same 3 extra pounds on a 10 lb. cat is equal to 45 extra pounds on a 150 lb. person!
Heartworms are carried by mosquitos and without prevention approximately 90% of dogs and 70% of cats will contract them.
In dogs, heartworms can eventually cause bronchitis, pneumonia, heart failure and even death if left untreated. In cats, it can quickly cause vomiting, coughing, severe lung congestion, and death if left untreated. Heartworms are 100% preventable when given the proper monthly prevention year-round.
Dental X-rays give us the full story
Together, we can find and prevent dental trouble before it hurts your pet. Penn-Ohio Veterinary Services takes a very proactive approach to improve your pet’s dental health and uses the latest technology to do so – Digital Dental Radiographs. Every pet that comes in for a dental procedure will get a full dental exam, cleaning, and dental radiographs taken at that time. Digital dental X-rays allows Dr. Pearsall to take the closest possible look into your pet’s mouth to determine the severity of dental disease your pet may have.
Pets, as you know, are experts at hiding pain, so finding dental problems early or preventing them in the first place is extremely important. Since only 30% of your pet’s teeth can be seen with the naked eye, digital dental radiographs are a must to complete the full story. Here are some interesting facts about dental health in small animals:
- Dental care protects not only your pet’s mouth from harmful bacteria but also prevents the bacteria from spreading to the heart, kidneys, and liver
- Dental care protects your pet and leads to a longer, more comfortable life
- Without dental care, all dogs and cats will develop dental disease – often as early as age 3
- Dental disease shortens your pet’s life!!!!
Please call us to schedule a pre-dental exam or dental cleaning because waiting may be your worst option
- Wellness Exams and Preventative Medicine
- Heartworm and Fecal testing
- Senior Bloodwork Panels for the older pet
- Full In-House Laboratory for bloodwork
- Endoscopy for obstructed pets
- Digital X-ray and Ultrasound
- Surgery and Hospitalization
- Class IV Laser Therapy
- Digital Dental X-ray and Dental cleanings
Hours of Operation
- Mon: 9am to 6:30pm
- Tues: 9am to 7pm
- Wed: 9am to 5pm
- Thurs: 9am to 7pm
- Fri: 9am to 5pm
- Sat: Closed
- Sun: Closed
Our mission is to practice GREAT veterinary medicine to enhance the quality of life for both the client and their pet. We will achieve this in a positive, honest, and enjoyable manner to strengthen the bond between both pet and pet owner and also pet health care team and pet owner. We understand the importance of your pet, and we will treat them like family every time they walk through our doors.
We will serve as the advocate for our patients who cannot speak for themselves.
We schedule by appointments only so please call ahead to schedule your appointment
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