National Pet Fire Safety Day 2015

July 15th marks The American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services National Pet Fire Safety Day.  An estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by home fires. What steps do you have in place to assure your pets' safety? There are many ways to help keep your pets safe in the event of a fire.  Here [...]

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. [...]

Holiday Hazards for Your Bird

A partridge in a pear tree may not be a good idea during the holiday season. The holidays are a festive time for you and your bird, but can present special challenges to bird owners. Birds may not cope well with new sights and sounds that accompany the holiday season.  These new things can represent [...]

AAHA Accredited

What is AAHA accreditation and why is it important to our hospital? What is AAHA? AAHA stands for the American Animal Hospital Association, a professional association of veterinary hospitals founded in 1933. AAHA is the only organization that provides accreditation for veterinary practices throughout the United States and Canada. Accreditation is voluntary and we have [...]

GVH Looks Back on One Year of Social Media

One year ago our team launched the Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital website and our Facebook page to begin sharing our knowledge and passion for veterinary medicine.  As we celebrate our one year anniversary of social media, we wanted to take some time to look back at 10 of our most popular posts. TOP 10 Posts Information [...]

Yes! Your Indoor Pet Needs a Rabies Vaccine

We often are asked “Why do I need to vaccinate my indoor pets if they will never go outside where they can be exposed to rabies?”  The simple answer is any indoor pet can get loose and run out the door.   In addition, rabid animals do not act like normal animals and there are accounts of [...]

World Rabies Day

Celebrate World Rabies Day on September 28th by getting the facts on rabies prevention and ensuring that you and your family are free from rabies.  We have a wealth of information on our website that shares facts about prevention and rabies in our communities. Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals usually transmitted through the [...]