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Vision: The Gentle Doctor

The Gentle Doctor represents the heart and soul of the veterinarian. It captures the essence of what it means to be the guardian of the animal kingdom. We take great pride in caring and nurturing our client's pets. Through preventative medicine and progressive advancements in technology we will continuously add value to our quality of service.

The Gentle Doctor is the ultimate symbol of the passion and determination to provide the highest standard of care and peace of mind to every patient, every client, everyday. It represents the human-animal bond; an almost unexplainable relationship we share with our pets that, more often than not, are closer than any human-human relationship. The essence of this bond is the foundation and spirit of veterinary medicine.

The ailing or injured puppy depicted is the focal point of the statue and symbolizes the human-animal bond. The Gentle Doctor was created with large feet for the strength to stand all day, and large hands, as they are the veterinarian’s most important examining tools.

"The Gentle Doctor ... reflects concern, affection, love, and the significance of life for all of God's creatures - great and small." (Dr. Frank K. Ramsey)

Hours

Four Loving Paws Veterinary Services is open between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday with additional hours to 7 pm on Wednesday; as well as 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday. Emergency services are available during office hours and through paging after hours. An emergency is any event in which we stop everything we're doing to address the needs of you and your pet. Drop-off services are available when there are no appointments or it is more convenient. Last-minute, work-in appointments can be taken; however please be prepared to wait for availability between our scheduled appointments.

Due to overwhelming demand, the appointments we have available are very important and highly sought. When appointments are made, we expect them to be kept. Appointment reminders are confirmed through text messaging, email, and/or phone the day prior to the appointment. When clients do not show it adversely affects those ill and injured pets who desperately needs to be seen.  We have, as of 29 May 2015, instituted a fee, billed to the client, for the cost of the exam that has been missed.

After going through the effort to make the appointment, our office reminding you about the appointment the day before, and be a "no show" it is disheartening in light of how many other patients that need to be seen by the doctor and have been denied their opportunity. PLEASE have the courtesy to cancel your appointment 24 hours prior or this fee will be incurred.

Preventative services

Preventative wellness care is the essential foundation for a healthy pet.  We provide an array of flexible options for owners to help prevent and detect disease before they become a problem:

  • Wellness examinations
  • Individualized immunization schedule
  • Preventative parasite testing
  • Wellness blood work tailored to the age of the pet
  • Flea, tick, and heart worm preventative medications
  • PennHIP and OFA studies for arthritis in dogs

We are the only facility in a 35 mile radius that is certified for PennHIP studies!  Your best fried will stay healthier and more vibrant with prevention.  They will look and feel younger!

Advanced care services

Some pets have conditions which require us to look deeper and use additional diagnostics to find the underlying issues:

  • In-house diagnostic testing
  • Direct digital radiography system
  • Full compliment of diagnostic lab tests
  • Consultations with specialists with referral services as needed
  • Orthopedic procedures including torn cruciate ligaments, patella luxations, fracture repair, etc.
  • Advanced soft tissue surgery procedures

We work to fulfill the needs of you and your pet with care and compassion.  We will spend time to talk with you about your pet's condition and how we can manage it.  Frequent follow-up and communication is a must.

Boarding, grooming, and spa services

We will be working with local businesses who offer these services and will make the best recommendations possible. Since our reputation will be behind our referrals, trust that we have:

  • gone to the location and talked with the owner
  • checked with references to the quality of their care
  • asked for impressions from our own clients
  • trust in their care of our own pets