Why do we love sharing our pets on social media platforms?

Social Media and Pets As we have made our way into the twenty-first century, technology has changed the way we connect with friends, families and even strangers. Social media has allowed us to bring awareness to those in need.  We share comedic videos and most importantly keep in touch with those around the globe. Our [...]

Snowball, The Dancing Cockatoo

Snowball, The Dancing Cockatoo Dances to a Familiar Song You’re driving in your car or perhaps you’re sitting at your desk and all of a sudden a familiar song plays on the radio. Your body will almost always respond in a physical way. You might begin to tap your foot or bob your head and you [...]

National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15th! Did you know that nearly 500,000 pets are involved in a house fire each year? With about 1,000 of them started by homeowners pets! This is a day to spread awareness about not only how to keep your pet(s) safe during a house fire, but also how your [...]

Life with Chickens

I want a horse, a cow, couple of pigs, a few goats but CHICKENS??? That was never on my list.  But here I am at 32 raising and loving 8 wonderful chickens.  Last March my husband and I purchased a home with a few acres of land. We ventured out to Tractor Supply and found [...]

Confessions of an Ornithophobe (Fear of Birds)

I have always thought birds, particularly parrots, were beautiful and captivating. As a young child I remember going to the Philadelphia Zoo and hand feeding the colorful Lorikeets. Although the experience was memorable, having 6 Lorikeets biting at my arm is something I wish to forget! From that moment forward I was an ornithophobe - [...]

Adopt a Bird? Really?

If you are considering adding a pet to your family and are looking for an intelligent, loving, loyal and interactive pet, why not adopt a bird?  Pet Finder is a great resource to start your search for an adoptable pet bird.  There are a few local groups that can be accessed from this site. A Helping [...]

No Shave November at GVH

You may have noticed while visiting Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital this November that three members of our team - Dr. Smith, Todd - Director of Operations, and Dr. Coniglario - decided to embrace their facial hair in support of No Shave November.  The three facially furry men participated in the annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society which brings awareness to the fight [...]

Your Generosity is Awesome – Holiday Food/Supply Drive Update

What a wonderful start to a New Year - your generosity is awesome!  With your help Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital was able to assist the animals and staff at SPCA Perkiomenville and Animal House Project, two organizations that are doing great things for less fortunate animals in our area.  The Holiday/Supply Drive was a super success. [...]