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CARES Diagnoses Rare Parasite to Save a Puppy’s Life

“He was close to dying,” recalls Melissa Leach of her Boxer puppy, Oscar. “But then CARES identified this super rare parasite, that saved his life,” she adds. Oscar’s medical problems began shortly after Melissa brought the new puppy home. “He had developed a cough and then it was discovered he had a heart murmur. He […]


Diabetic Dog Goes Blind and Owner Looks For a Cure

Lancaster County Mom Comes to CARES in Langhorne to Help Her Yellow Lab “He had the prettiest honey eyes,” recalls pet owner Donna Owens. “But then his eyes changed. I thought it was from old age,” she adds. Donna’s sweet yellow lab Codey, was diagnosed with diabetes last year. This year, Donna started to notice […]


CARES Welcomes Whole Animal Gym (WAG) to the building!

WAG Bucks County is open at our their Langhorne, PA location! WAG is located adjacent to the Center for Animal Referral & Emergency Services (CARES). This new location features some of the latest and, in the case of acupuncture, oldest methods of treatment to supplement the variety of specialty services provided by CARES. Welcome Whole […]


Golden Retriever Gets a “Second Chance” After Losing Two Loved Ones

CARES Gives a Grieving Wife and Her Pup More Great Days Together Barbara has been through the unimaginable in the past year. Her husband Skip passed away suddenly, and months later, their sweet golden retriever, “Second Chance” was not quite himself. “He was a little sluggish,” says Barbara. “I didn’t know if he was just […]


CARES Dr. Low Selected to Attend Women Leading Purposefully

CARES’ Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist, Dr. Martha Low had the honor of participating in Women Leading Purposefully. This 12-week pilot program, a first of its kind for the MARS* corporation, invited multicultural female leaders from throughout the MARS organization to come together to learn how to thrive within their businesses. The virtual sessions culminated in […]


Tiny Kitten Fights For His Life at CARES

Dedicated Pet Parents, CARES doctors and nurses team up to save “Simba” “He was less than half a pound when we found him,” recalls Suzie Zabicki. “We were in the backyard watering plants and my husband Bryan told me there was a kitten in the shed. Sure enough, it was this itty bitty thing,” she […]


Free Education for Veterinary Technicians

Education is important – whether it is “back to the basics” or diving into more advanced techniques, CARES is here to provide the continuing education you are looking for. “Continuing Education is imperative for all veterinary professionals, for optimal patient care as well as our well being. Learning should never stop and is integral for […]


Paralyzed Dog Walks Again at CARES

An Emergency Brings One Family From Bethlehem to Langhorne For Specialized Care “I heard him scream and yelp,” recalls Gale Grow of Bethlehem, PA. “I ran downstairs and we couldn’t find him.” Gale remembers the panic as she searched for her sweet Pomeranian mix, Marco, after he jumped off her bed and became paralyzed. “He […]


Dog Hit By Car Makes Incredible Recovery At CARES

“It was just horrible,” recalls pet owner Helen Bednarczyk. Her dog Penny was hit by a car, while crossing the street on a leash, after an SUV came speeding by. “I almost had a heart attack and the driver never stopped,” adds Helen. Penny Comes to CARES Helen took Penny, a 3-year-old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix […]


Here We Grow Again: CARES Expansion & Construction Details

Here we grow again! The Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services (CARES) is happy to announce we are expanding again—for the fifth time since CARES’ inception in 2003. Construction has officially begun on our current expansion, which will allow us to provide More Great Spaces! (and Days!) for our patients, their families, and our associates. […]


Continuing Education

Caring for a pet with cancer: Nutrition
Nutrition plays an important role in a cancer patient’s overall health and fitness. In general,...
Caring for a pet with cancer: Quality of life
Our two primary goals are to give our patients the best possible life quality for as long as we...
Caring for a pet with cancer: How do I know if my pet is in pain?
Admittedly, it’s harder in pets. They can’t tell us what’s wrong, but we can observe...
Two Canine Cancer Clinical Trials Now at CARES
Evaluation of a Novel Adjuvant Therapy for Canine Hemangiosarcoma Patients Treated with...
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