Our Compassionate Vets Provide Effective & Humane Pet Pain Control

With the most recent advancements in modern veterinary medicine, no animal should ever suffer. Center City Veterinary Hospital embraces that humane approach to pet care. Our compassionate team is committed to pursuing the latest in medications, surgical techniques, and traditional and alternative treatments designed to provide comfort and improve healing.

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Pets & Pain

Dogs and cats experience pain in much the same way humans do. We know that the chemical response to pain in the body inhibits the ability to heal. Therefore, reducing or eliminating pain improves healing as it ends suffering.

Our veterinarians can predict the level of pain in a variety of situations, such as the pain a pet experiences during rehabilitation from an injury or surgical procedure. In those cases, we are able to treat the pain ahead of onset, improving the rate and extent of healing.

Effective and humane, our pain management protocols support health, longevity, and quality of life for our patients.

Laser Therapy & Rehabilitation

When your pets require treatment for pain resulting from chronic conditions, and for patients recovering from surgery or injury, we refer to WAG. WAG, the Whole Animal Gym, is Philadelphia’s veterinary rehabilitation facility offering hydrotherapy, acupuncture, laser therapy, and ultrasound treatments.

A full dog gym is also available, for patients recovering from surgery and those needing help with weight loss or improved conditioning.

Laser therapy reduces inflammation and is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute pain, and post-operative discomfort. This therapy is safe, painless and fast, immediately initiating the healing process and actively reducing inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment.

Laser therapy is the only course of treatment that stimulates the cells, encouraging the body to heal itself. Laser light is administered into the body and absorbed by damaged cells. The cells are then stimulated to higher rate of metabolism, resulting in increased circulation, reduced inflammation, and relief.

“Bailey absolutely loves going! Every time we take a walk past their building, Bailey waits at the door to go in. He doesn't even notice when they give him a shot because he's so preoccupied with the treats the technician is giving him.”

“After struggling to get appointments at my old vet I was thrilled to find that Center City Vet is not only flexible, but friendly, affordable and knowledgable. I have felt nothing but appreciated and welcomed at this practice. My cats even seemed to have the best appointments of their lives (in terms of calmness) due to the gentle but thorough. I think the greenies treats helped too! Highly recommend this practice!”

“My dog Molly has been a patient since we adopted her at 6 months old. She loves Dr. Cohen as much as we do. He is a brilliant veterinarian with a love for animals you expect from a Vet but rarely find.” — Joshua

“Dr. Cohen and the rest of the staff at Center City vet are fantastic. They are very quick when an appointment is needed and thorough. My cat Dexter and I have become spoiled because they take such good care of him! Thanks for everything you guys do!” — Emilee

“I have been bringing my dog to Center City Vet Hospital since they first opened. All of the staff is extremely professional and caring. I am glad to see that their business continues to grow without any effect on the quality of their service. I highly recommend taking your pet here.”

“The staff at CCVH are incredible. They go out of their way to ensure our pup is getting the best care possible. Our rescue dog has extreme separation anxiety, and he has always been available to help answer our questions, no matter what the concern. The facility is beyond bright and clean, and is by far the best vet hospital in the city.”

“The staff is so nice and the hospital is very efficient and clean.  It’s never too crowded and we’re in and out for a physical/vaccine update in about 30-40 min.  I lived around the corner when I first adopted my dog, so I went to CCVH out of convenience, but after moving across town and loving the service, I continued going.”

“The nurses are kind and caring. My dogs even like to go visit regularly. What dog do you know likes to go to the vet just to visit and say hi ??!   They have always fit my animals in, even when they are booked. Their prices are extremely reasonable, unlike other neighborhood veterinarians. ”

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