Pets are part of our family, and when they need medical attention, whether an initial checkup or more in-depth care, pet parents want a veterinarian that can provide the services their pet needs.  Erie Animal Hospital has provided quality patient care for over 70 years. 


Our services include:

Wellness and Sick Exams

Exams are the core of your pet’s veterinary care and establish a patient-doctor relationship.  Our physical exams include a thorough history taken by our technicians and a physical exam that checks your pet from head to tail.


Part of your pet’s preventative care is protecting your dog and cat against the most common diseases.  There are both core vaccinations (those that are mandatory by law and that protect against the most common diseases) and non-core (those that are highly recommended based on lifestyle).  Our technicians and doctors will review these with you and determine which ones are best for your pet according to their breed, age, and lifestyle.

Laboratory/Blood Work

Many times, because our pets are unable to talk to us, we need diagnostics in order to properly diagnose or rule out problems.  Our hospital has the ability to run several types of blood work in house such as:

    • CBC – evaluates red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
    • Chemistry Screen – assesses many body systems such as liver, kidney, glucose, proteins, electrolytes, and more.
    • Heartworm and Tick Screen – this test for dogs identifies whether your pet has been exposed to heartworm, or any tick borne diseases such as Lyme, Ehrlichia or Anaplasmosis.
    • Feline Combo – this test for cats identifies whether your pet may have serious diseases such as Feline Leukemia, FIV, or heartworm.
    • Urinalysis – tests the urine to rule out infections, diabetes mellitus, and bladder cancer, as well as provides indicators of kidney function.

If more significant tests are necessary to diagnose your pet’s problem, we work with several outside labs to perform more extensive testing.

Dental Cleanings

A dental checkup is done at your pet’s annual exam to be sure that the teeth and gums are healthy.  If any tooth or gum disease is seen, we are able to treat most problems found.  However, because dogs and cats are not able to hold their mouths open, they need to be anesthetized to have this procedure done.  Once anesthetized, their dental cleaning is much like our own.  We perform dental x-rays to evaluate for any disease below the gumline. Healthy teeth are cleaned and polished, and diseased teeth can be extracted.


In some cases, a physical exam or even an x-ray is not specific enough to diagnose a problem.  In these cases, an ultrasound can take a more in-depth look into abdominal organs or the heart to evaluate their structure and determine if there is any abnormality.


Microchipping is a safe and quick procedure that can be done during an exam.  A small receiver (similar in size to a grain of rice) is placed under the skin between the shoulder blades, and can be read by any microchip reader.  If your pet would get lost and be taken in at a shelter or another animal hospital, the reader shows an identifying number with the owner’s name and contact information so that your pet can be returned to you.

If you have any further questions on the services we offer or would like to book an appointment, please call us at (814) 838 7638.

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