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At Confederate Woods Veterinary Hospital, our Gettysburg veterinarians and staff strive to be the go-to hospital for all of your pet’s needs, whether they’re due for an annual physical exam or require surgical care ranging from spays and neuters to treatment for liver or intestinal tumors. Our new facility is fully equipped to handle a wide range of services, and our diagnostic laboratory and digital technologies are high quality to give us the information we need to accurately diagnose and treat your pet. We offer state-of-the-art technology and decades of experience from highly trained doctors because we believe your pet deserves the best treatment to live a long and healthy life. Our staff also provides compassionate care from the moment you schedule your appointment – when you come to our hospital, you’re coming home to your family.
We want to give your furry friends the best, most in-depth treatment possible, which is why in addition to our annual physical exams, we offer an array of services to boost their health.
Call (717) 334-1179 to schedule your surgery today, or to inquire about your options with an experienced member of our staff.
On their scheduled day of surgery, we typically admit pets to our hospital between 8 and 9 in the morning—your pet's specific admit time will be scheduled.
We instruct that your pet should not be fed after midnight the night before surgery. Water does not need to be restricted. For diabetic pets or those on chronic medications, please call the office for any additional pre-surgical instructions.
We are happy to admit your pet to our hospital the day before surgery for convenience if your schedule does not permit a morning appointment, however, please note that our hospital does not offer 24-hour care. The technician who will be attending to your pet’s needs throughout the day will discuss the surgical plan for your pet and answer any questions you may have. While we understand if you want to bring a special blanket or toy for your pet, keep in mind that personal items are likely to become soiled. We have comfortable bedding at our hospital, and your pet’s well-being is our top priority.
We welcome you to call to check on your pet at any time. The surgery technician who is attending to your pet will call you once your pet is recovering from their surgical procedure. We can also send you text updates if you prefer.
For many of our surgical procedures, we discharge our patients the same day their surgery is performed. If we recommend an extended hospital stay for your pet after surgery, visits are permitted. If you wish to visit your pet, please inform the surgery technician so arrangements can be made to ensure the best care and comfort.
It's important to note that we do not have 24-hour care at our facility. If our doctor recommends intensive care for your pet, we will refer your pet to one of the emergency and referral hospitals in our area.
We discharge our patients by appointment with your pet’s surgery technician, primarily in the afternoon after 4 pm. The time of your pet’s discharge will vary depending on our surgery schedule and the nature of your pet’s procedure.
If you need someone to talk to, the ASPCA has a Pet Loss Support Hotline. Staffed by other caring pet owners, you’ll find a kind ear who will listen compassionately. (877) 474-3310.Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine also has a support hotline. To find out more, visit their website or call (607) 253-3932.