Referral Information

A referral hospital provides specialty care beyond the great care your regular veterinarian can provide.

Not every veterinary practice is capable of providing the specific care or services your pet may require. When special care and treatment or additional diagnostics are needed, your veterinarian will refer you to another practice capable of providing those services. Hickory is just such a practice. Pennsylvania Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Associates at Hickory has established itself as a 24 hour state of the art facility. All referrals, whether by appointment or emergency, are provided with experienced, professional caregivers.

We are passionate about pet care and take pride in being a progressive, well-planned, top-notch medical and surgical center that has the added advantage of being in a desirable, easy to access location just outside of Philadelphia. To maintain continuity of care, we are in contact with your regular veterinarian and provide them with an updated account of your pet’s visit.

We are here any time you need us…

When you contact Hickory for a referral you will speak with one of our referral coordinators at 610-828-3054. Our coordinator will ask you a few questions and advise you to either come in as an emergency or schedule an appointment at the earliest possible convenience.

When you arrive at Pennsylvania Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Associates at Hickory you will be greeted by Hickory’s knowledgeable and friendly reception staff who will notify the doctor of your arrival. You will meet with one of our doctors who will evaluate your pets symptoms and advise you of the options available.

A report of your visit will be promptly prepared and forwarded to your own veterinarian. This report will outline your pets condition, laboratory tests performed, treatments performed, medications prescribed and follow up recommendations.

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Helping and healing for over 75 years.

Hickory Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1956 as a team of professionals committed to excellence in animal care. Our continued goal is to deliver the highest quality of veterinary medicine to our patients.