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    Referrals and Second Opinions

    Metzger Animal Hospital is the leader in referrals from veterinarians in the Central Pennsylvania region. We help over 100 veterinarians in a 12 county area with their difficult cases. Clients also use Metzger Animal Hospital for second opinions when more advanced diagnostics and treatments are needed. Surgical cases commonly referred include: Orthopedic surgery Anterior cruciate repair including TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy), Tightrope, TTA and extra capsular repair. Fracture repair-bone […]

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    Veterinary Specialist Referrals

    Metzger Animal Hospital has three board certified specialists (Fred Metzger DVM, MRCVS, Diplomate ABVP, Mark Koshko DVM, Diplomate ABVP and Guillermo Couto DVM, DACVIM-Oncology and Internal Medicine)! Our top priority is to make sure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and best possible outcome. This is why our doctors completed advanced training and passed specialty examinations and have the designation of certified veterinary specialists. We are the […]

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    Chemotherapy and Cancer Treatment

      Dr. Guillermo Couto is an internationally recognized expert and pioneer in the field of veterinary oncology (cancer diagnosis and treatment).Many local veterinarians refer their cancer patients to Metzger Animal Hospital for advanced diagnostics,surgery and chemotherapy. Our CT (Computed Tomography or Cat Scan) is extremely helpful in identifying and staging cancer, thus improving treatment outcomes. You can help prevent some forms of cancer by having your pet spayed or neutered […]

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    Grief Counseling

    Losing a pet can be extremely upsetting, sometimes even more so than you might expect. We have such a close bond with our pets, so letting go is never easy and is often filled with pain, sadness, depression—even anger. Our team understands these feelings, as many of us have also lost pets of our own. The emotions we go through are real and nothing to be ashamed of. Whether your […]

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    Behavioral Counseling

    If you’re concerned about or bothered by an aspect of your pet’s behavior, we can help. Our expert can work with you and your pet to stop or change the behavior. Many aggressive, fearful, or inappropriate behaviors in dogs and cats can be modified through a combination of desensitization and counter-conditioning. These techniques can have dramatic results when applied properly. In some cases, medication can also help. Contact us for […]

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    Microchip Pet Identification

    Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can. Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of […]