HOT-HUMID-HEATSTROKE! By Dan Franklin, DVM The arrival of Summer reminds us it’s time to protect our pets from heatstroke! The dangers High humidity, hot weather and being left behind in a vehicle can be deadly for your Pet. Even on a mild and sunny or overcast day, temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly rise to […]

Dr. Turfle returns to MAVH!

Dr. Phillip Turfle was part of our doctor team from 2004-2010 and rejoins us in 2018. We’re excited to have him back and know he looks forward to helping you help your pet have a happy and healthy life.


By Dan Franklin, DVM “Pets have teeth, too!” While not a cautionary note about biting pets, it is a reminder about the connection between proper dental care and a healthy pet. After all, healthy teeth and gums usually translate to a healthy, happy pet. That’s why it’s a great idea to schedule regular dental checkups […]

Make a list & check it twice… to keep your dog healthy & bright!

Most of us are always on-the-go and often our dogs go right along with us! Pet stores, dog parks, groomers, and boarding facilities… if your pet steps paw outside your home it’s important to ensure s/he is protected against infectious diseases.  It is more common around this time of year for pets to visit the […]

MAVH is E-X-P-A-N-D-I-N-G!

2017 marks our 21st year and we’re more excited than ever to serve your Pet & You!  MAVH really is e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g to provide even better healthcare for cats and dogs as an experienced surgery, internal and preventive medicine hospital that works hard to help you give your pet the best life possible right here in Hagerstown!           Stop by to see firstpaw how your pet’s […]

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