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The services at River Valley Veterinary Hospital have been designed to help keep your furry family member happy and healthy.

Whether it’s an annual checkup or a medical emergency, you can count on us to be there, every step of the way. We want to partner with you as you help your loved one navigate through every stage of life.

Our services are based on a foundation of wellness care, which we believe is the single most important gift you can give your pet. By taking the necessary steps, such as vaccinations and nutrition, we can effectively lengthen and improve the quality of your companion’s life.

Of course, try as we might, illness and injuries can still occur. To that end, we offer a full range of advanced medical services, from diagnostic testing to surgery, and everything in between.

For more information on the extensive list of services available to patients of River Valley Veterinary Hospital, please see below. Or better yet – give us a call today and let’s get your loved one started on the path to a long, happy and healthy life.

Emergency Care

Please do not hesitate to call the office immediately if an emergency occurs.
We are here to support you and your pet through this distressing time and we will help you navigate the decisions necessary to provide the appropriate care for your emergency situation.

Please Call us at: 724-274-5575


We know that vaccinations are essential to protect your pet from many serious or life-threatening diseases and illnesses. We work with you to develop a personalized vaccination schedule that encompasses the best preventative care for your pet based on your pet’s activities and environment.Pet owners should be advised that the rabies vaccination is required by law for all canines and felines.

Dental Care

Bad breath?, trouble eating? We can help…. The value of an oral exam should not be overlooked. Poor oral health can lead to other medical conditions. We offer routine preventative care to keep plaque and tartar at bay, as well as dental cleanings and extractions. Dental services include the use of safe, effective anesthetic and constant monitoring to ensure patient safety.


We have many in-house diagnostic capabilities to help us get the answers you need to make the best decisions for your pet’s care.
We offer:

  • Digital Radiography (X-RAY)
  • Contrast Studies
  • Bladder Ultrasonography
  • Doppler Blood Pressure
  • Histopathology

Blood Work

CBC, Chemistry, Electrolytes, Lyme Disease Testing, Heartworm Disease Testing, Thyroid Testing, SDMA (for renal function) Fructosamine, FLV/FIV, Leptospirosis, Parvo, Pancreatic Lipase, Phenobarbital Level


Urine Protein/Creatine Level, Fine Needle Aspirate/Cytology, Fecal-Centrifugation & Float, Giardia


Fluorscein Stain, Intraocular Pressure (Glaucoma), Schirmer Tear Testing

Full access to Antech & Idexx diagnostic labs for other tests.


Whether routine or advanced, you and your pets are in good hands. We treat every surgical candidate as our own. We will walk you through the entire process ahead of time to ensure all your questions have been answered.

  • Spay
  • Neuter
  • Gastropexy
  • Mass Removal
  • Wound Reconstruction
  • Cystotomy (Bladder surgery)
  • Urethrostomy
  • Soft palate resectioning/Stenotic nares reconstruction
  • Gastrointestinal foreign body removal/resection/anastomosis
  • Entropion/Ectropion Correction
  • Bladder Stone Removal
  • Neonatal Tail Docking/Declaws
  • Biopsy service

If you have a surgical question, let us set your mind at ease…….Call Us 724-274-5575

Abdominal Ultrasound and Echocardiography

Abdominal ultrasound and Echocardiograms can be performed at our practice when determined necessary for your pet’s diagnosis by a board certified internist.

*By appointment only.


A simple and permanent form of pet ID that reveals your pets unique dog ID or cat ID number when scanned.

* By appointment only

Veterinary Technician Office Visits

Technician visits are available by appointment for current patients.

We offer:

  • Nail Trimming
  • Anal Gland Expression
  • Ear cleaning
  • Vaccine Booster
  • Blood Draws
    …and much more!

Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye to a loved one is difficult…. Deciding when to do so is even harder. We want you to know, we’ll be right by your side. You and your pet will be treated with the utmost compassion and dignity.

Sometimes, home is the most comforting place to be when saying goodbye to a loved one. At River Valley Veterinary Hospital, our empathy and care extends beyond the clinic itself. We offer in-home euthanasia, where you can say goodbye in the place where memories were created.


In order to expedite our patient’s access to proper medication, we offer in house pharmacy and an online portal where you can order your pet’s prescriptions.

You can have your family member on the road to recovery as soon as you leave your exam.
We also keep you stocked with the best flea and tick preventatives.

*Kindly call ahead with any refill requests.

Getting to know You 

Annual visits give all of us at River Valley Veterinary Hospital the chance to truly get to know you and your pet.

Developing a relationship with you and forging a bond with your animal friend is an integral part of the care we provide. This allows us to partner with you in managing your loved one’s health, and also makes visiting the vet a more positive and stress free experience.

Puppy, Kitten, and Rescue Visits

CONGRATULATIONS on your new family member!

A free Puppy or Kitten kit will be awarded to any puppy or kitten visiting us for the first time. Included: a complimentary nail trim, a flea and tick preventative, and a dewormer.
We want your new family member to get started on a road to a long and healthy life. Puppies and Kittens that are introduced to veterinary exams at a young age are less stressed by those visits throughout their life.
Puppy and kitten vaccinations……there are more than just one……
Let us make recommendations for your new family member.

If you RESCUE a cat or dog of any age, from a shelter. Congratulations! Call and schedule a complimentary Meet and Greet appointment within the first seven days. Limited availability. Must provide shelter paperwork. Please contact the office for details. 724-274-5575

Our mission is to provide exceptional medicine for healthy pet lifestyles.

1046 Pittsburgh Street, Springdale PA, 15144

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(724) 274-5575

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