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Introducing Joseph Jacovino, DVM, Practice Limited to Radiation Oncology

WE HAVE EXCITING NEWS

 

We have added another member to our team! Joseph Jacovino, DVM, Practice Limited to Radiation Oncology is now available to offer radiation therapy treatments on-site at VRC with our Varian linear accelerator. He will be treating current VRC cases and is accepting new clients.

MORE ABOUT DR. JACOVINO

Joseph Jacovino, DVM, Practice Limited to Radiation Oncology earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa and later his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Western University of Health and Sciences. He participated in a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists, an internship in radiation oncology at the University of Pennsylvania, and a residency in radiation oncology at The Animal Medical Center.

 

 

On-Site MRI: Available November 2017

On-Site MRI
Available November 2017

High-resolution, fast, and accurate, this state-of-the-art machine will provide patients with the advanced diagnostic imaging they need for higher-quality care.

AFFORDABLE, ADVANCED CARE

A sick pet is stressful enough for clients without considering the cost of quality care. We want to provide patients with the technology they deserve at a price clients can afford. We are proud to offer competitive pricing packages for our MRI imaging services.

SAFER TREATMENT

With state-of-the-art equipment and highly-trained and skilled staff, we take every measure to ensure that patients undergo procedures as safely and efficiently as possible at our hospital. With an on-site MRI, patients can have a scan performed, and when applicable, be transferred seamlessly to either surgery or additional diagnostics without experiencing multiple anesthetic inductions. Despite the safety and overall benefits of anesthetics, complications can arise and with fewer inductions performed on a patient within a short period of time, the risk significantly declines. We also offer MRI scanning on an outpatient basis.

FAST, RELIABLE IMAGING

Our state-of-the-art GE 1.5T Signa 9x MRI provides fantastic image quality with a four channel multi-coil for convenient, time-tested responses as well as many optional coils for specialized applications and a broader diagnostic scope. With a board-certified neurologist on-site, we can scan and review results for a diagnosis in minutes.

NEUROLOGY AT VRC

 


Christine Senneca, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
 is the new board-certified neurologist at VRC. In conjunction with the introduction of our MRI machine, she brings significant experience and a variety of new services that will further the scope of care that we can offer to patients.

Her services and areas of expertise include:

  • Surgical removal of brain tumors
  • Seizure disorder management
  • Inflammatory brain diseases
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • MRI scanning and review
  • Spinal trauma
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Lunch & Learns at your hospital
  • And much more

VRC Welcomes a New Neurologist and a New Medical Oncologist

The VRC Team is growing! Dr. Christine Senneca, a board-certified veterinary neurologist and Dr. Colleen Martin, a medical oncologist, have joined our robust staff of veterinarians. Each brings with her experience and skill in her field that will contribute to VRC’s team of highly qualified specialists. VRC is a specialty veterinary healthcare hospital committed to providing the highest quality care to pets in the greater Philadelphia area. Dr. Senneca and Dr. Martin will greatly enhance our team with their extensive service offerings and knowledge as well as enable VRC to provide care for a wider variety of illnesses and injuries.

MORE ABOUT DR. CHRISTINE SENNECA

Christine Senneca, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) hails from Long Island, New York. After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, she completed her clinical rotations at the University of Florida, and then interned at the VCA Aurora and VCA Berwyn Animal Hospitals close to Chicago. Post-internship, Dr. Senneca spent time practicing emergency medicine before completing a residency at the University of Florida, where she specialized in neurology and neurosurgery. Now a member of the VRC team, Dr. Senneca’s areas of interest include surgical intervention for neurologic disease, nervous system diseases of a non-infectious nature, and seizure management.

MORE ABOUT DR. COLLEEN MARTIN

Colleen Martin, DVM, Practice Limited to Oncology, is originally from Atlanta, GA. With a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from SUNY Oswego and a Master of Science degree in immunology from the University of Rochester, Dr. Martin decided to work in cancer research for a few years. Afterward, she earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada. Her rotating internship in small animals was completed at the Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York, and she completed a second internship and residency in medical oncology at North Carolina State University. As a part of VRC, Dr. Martin’s areas of interest include the human-animal bond, hematopoietic malignancies, targeted cancer therapies, and comparative oncology.

GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM

VRC is a specialty veterinary healthcare hospital. If you are a referring veterinarian in the greater Philadelphia area or beyond and would like to schedule a Meet & Greet or Lunch & Learn with our new team members, Dr. Senneca and Dr. Martin, or any of our other doctors, please contact Brian Haugen at Brian.Haugen@CompassionFirstPets.com.

Memorial Day: Discount for Military, Police, and Assistance Dogs

On Memorial Day, we stop to remember the brave men and women who have given their lives while serving and defending our country. However, men and women aren’t the only ones who protect and serve. Across the country and around the world there are hundreds of thousands of military, police, and assistance dogs that help keep us safe every day. Whether they’re serving in Afghanistan or Iraq as military working dogs helping to detect explosives and perform guard duty, assisting the police in tracking down narcotics, or improving the lives of persons with disabilities right here in the United States, service dogs of all kinds deserve to have their work acknowledged, which is why at your VRC specialty veterinarian in Philadelphia, all military, police, and assistance dogs receive a 20% discount!

CONTRIBUTION TO MANKIND

Service dogs have been helping mankind since the days of the ancient Assyrians, Babylonians, Greeks, and Persians. Service dogs help visually impaired individuals cross busy streets, as well as performing search and rescue operations, acting as sentries, and helping to detect bombs and drugs. Right now, there are approximately 2,700 active-duty dogs serving in the military, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Military working dogs (MWDs) help with everything from explosive and narcotics detection to scouting and patrol duty, and are deployed all over the world.

According to the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA), there are between 10,000 and 15,000 working police dogs in the United States, serving 90% of police departments in communities of 100,000 or more. That means more than 60% of all police officers in America are employed in departments where they may work alongside canine companions. While we often think of police dogs as primarily assigned to sniffing out drugs, they serve a wide variety of roles on the police force, including aiding in search and rescue efforts.

Finally, the University of Arizona has estimated that there are nearly 400,000 assistance dogs partnered with individuals with disabilities throughout the United States. While we may be most familiar with “seeing eye dogs” that assist those with visual impairments, these dogs aid a variety of individuals with disabilities including hearing impairments, PTSD and other mental illnesses, mobility impairments, diabetes, autism, and more. Assistance dogs are often more than just a help to individuals living with disabilities; they are also a much-needed friend and source of comfort.

DISCOUNT

All of these dogs who serve us in so many ways are an inspiration to us here at VRC, and we’re proud to offer a 20% discount for all training, active duty, or veteran service dogs, including those serving with the police, in the military, or as assistance dogs. If your best friend falls into one of these categories and needs specialty or emergency medical care for any reason, please let us know when you make your appointment.

CONTACT US

To learn more or schedule an appointment today, just contact VRC, a specialty veterinarian hospital in the Philadelphia area.