Welcome to Indian Walk Veterinary Center
Since 1990, Indian Walk Veterinary Center has been serving the pets of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. Some of our patients come from as far away as northern New Jersey and Maryland.
We care for a wide array of animals, including dogs, cats, ferrets, snakes, lizards and other reptiles, rabbits and rodents and small birds. We believe that every pet deserves our best efforts. We consider the challenge of treating exotic pets an opportunity to expand our knowledge, to help our patients, and to educate our clients in their care.
- To celebrate the delight of the human-animal bond by educating and encouraging people to be considerate caretakers of their animal companions.
- To provide a high standard of technical expertise in an atmosphere of thoughtful concern for our patients and their families.
Update April 16, 2020: Current Department of Health regulations require all clients to wear masks while on our premises, including outdoor areas. This is for the protection of our clients and team members. Thank you for your continued cooperation during this emergency situation.
We are continuously adapting our protocols and hours to ensure we’re safely providing necessary support to your pets during this crisis.
We may have limited availability for preventive and non-emergency appointments. We’re working to make our schedule as reasonable as possible while making every effort we can to protect our clients, our staff, and our community. Effective March 31, 2020 until further notice, we will be closing one hour early Monday through Friday. Our temporary hours will be:
Monday-Thursday 8 AM – 6 PM
Friday 8 AM – 4 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM
Please plan ahead and order your refills if needed.
We are only offering “curb-side” check-ins to minimize the risk of COVID19 exposure for our clients and staff. When you arrive, please wait in your car and call the hospital at 215-598-9000 for further instruction. Once a technician or other staff member is available, they will bring your pet into the hospital and ask you to wait in your vehicle. During the exam, your doctor will call you to discuss their exam and treatment plan. Discharge instructions, medications and payment will be handled by phone once the visit is complete.
We appreciate your cooperation with these changes to keep everyone safe so we can continue to be here for you and your pets!
- WATCH THIS SPACE! Our brand new website is coming soon!
- Indian Walk is growing fast and we are very proud to introduce our two new staff veterinarians! Dr. Danielle Esplin joined us February 10 and Dr. Deborah Comings will be starting on March 9. We know they will be wonderful additions to our staff and hope you will give them the warm welcome they deserve. Click on their names to see their photos and bios.
- Our facility is proud to be Heroes for Healthy Pets™ Certified! This means we are trained in best practices to help prevent and manage infectious diseases to help keep your pet healthy. Over the past few years, the incidence of infectious disease outbreaks in dogs in the United States has increased. Experts agree that the best way to combat this growing risk is through education and proactive healthcare for dogs. A better understanding of infectious diseases and preventative care, including strategic vaccination, and cleaning and disinfection protocols can help. We have pledged to uphold the Heroes for Healthy Pets™ Disease Management Certification Program’s standards. Our first priority will always be the health and safety of pets, and our certified status is an example of our strong commitment to our clients.
- Does the thought of bringing your kitty to the vet make you cringe? You are not alone. Studies have shown that more than half of owned cats do not get regular preventive health care. There are many reasons for this, but a major factor is that cats simply do not want to go to the vet and we all know how hard it is to get a cat to do something she does not want to do. Face it, a veterinary visit can be pretty scary if you’re a cat. It starts with being stuffed into a plastic cage that’s likely been sitting gathering dust in the garage for ages. Then you’re placed in a moving vehicle that stops, starts and turns, making your head spin. The vet’s office can be daunting as well. Maybe there are dogs barking, cats crying, phones ringing…
- Take heart! We have some ideas and procedures that should help make your kitty’s visits as stress-free as possible. We use a very effective calming cat pheromone that is sprayed onto towels and draped over your cat’s carrier while waiting for your examination. The towel is then placed on the exam table so your cat is constantly exposed to the calming effects of the pheromone. Our staff is trained in gentle feline handling. For more information on stress-free vet visits, see this informative brochure by the AAFP.
- The AVMA and Pet Poison Helpline have produced some great videos about emergency care and various common household items that are toxic to pets. See the videos here in our library.
- Check out our online Library, where new articles are always being added.