Our Mission Statement
It is the mission of Happy Tails Animal Hospital to provide exceptional patient care through client education and complete health maintenance throughout the life of each pet. Our goal is to provide the very best preventative care not only to keep your pet healthy, but also to provide the highest quality medicine in times when your pet's health is ailing.
We intend to treat each pet as if it were our own, and provide extraordinary client service that not only meets, but exceeds expectations. We understand that pets are a part of the family, and we will strive to enrich and enhance the quality of their lives, and the lives of their families through our commitment to excellent medicine and service.
Below is a list of some of our hospital services. We are excited to show you all that we have to offer. We are proud of our hospital, and would love to take you on a “behind the scenes” tour upon your request.
Facts about Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
(FeLV and FIV, also known as Feline AIDS)
FeLV and FIV affect your cat in a similar way. Both viruses attack the immune system. Both can "hide" within the bone marrow of your cat for a long time. Both can kill.
Spread of disease:
FeLV is spread in the saliva of infected cats. This typically occurs through cat bites, mutual grooming of infected cats, or eating out of the same food bowls as infected cats. Transmission may also occur between a pregnant female and her unborn kittens if the mother cat is harboring the virus. Less common modes of transmission may be through infected urine or feces. FIV is more difficult to transmit. It appears that transmission generally occurs through deep puncture wounds. Therefore, outdoor cats that fight frequently are most at risk for contracting FIV.
Signs to watch for:
There is no cure for FeLV or FIV. Treatment is supportive in nature. Most cats will eventually die or be humanely euthanized due to the severe nature of these diseases.
Cats Most at Risk:
Blood test your cat to screen for these serious diseases- recommended for all kittens!
If your cat goes outdoors, vaccinate against FeLV
Keep your cat indoors to prevent exposure
Spay and Neuter cats to prevent fighting and mating
NEVER introduce a new cat into a house without testing first.
Welcome to Happy Tails Animal Hospital
823 Rohrerstown Road Lancaster, PA 17601
Diane Hodges, DVM
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8AM-7PM, Thursday-Friday 8AM-6PM
Every other Saturday 8AM-12 Noon
Dear New Client & Patient,
Thank you for choosing Happy Tails Animal Hospital for your pet care needs. Below is a list of some of our hospital services. We are excited to show you all that we have to offer. We are proud of our hospital, and would love to take you on a “behind the scenes” tour upon your request.
The folder we have provided contains lots of useful information on such topics as heartworms, flea & tick control, microchip identification, spay and neutering and dental care. We have also enclosed a survey about your visit to Happy Tails. Your input is very important to us, as your comments will help us continually improve the services we provide both you and your pet.
We promise to always strive to make each and every visit a great experience for you both!
The Staff of Happy Tails Animal Hospital
Flea and Tick Control Products
The most effective way to use these products is as preventative flea control. In other words, begin flea control BEFORE a problem exists. If used in this manner, following the label instructions as directed you should NEVER develop a flea problem in your home.
All of these products break the flea life cycle, thereby preventing environmental contamination with eggs. Our recommendation is to use these products all year long (even in winter) per the label instructions, thereby preventing a infestation in your home.