The Conshohocken area has a new 24 hour veterinary hospital. Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC), a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital, is opened today at 625 Ridge Pike in Conshohocken (that in the office park behind the Lukoil at Ridge and Colwell). The facility joins two other VSEC hospitals in the region: one in Levittown and the other in Philadelphia.
What exactly does a VSEC hospital work and what does it offer? From its press release:
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 offers an intensive care unit (ICU), surgical and endoscopy suites and an infectious disease ward. Like a human hospital, it has 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.”