The Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC) of Bucks County, Penn. on Saturday hosted a grand opening celebration for a state-of-the-art, 21,000 square-foot hospital in Levittown. The event was open to the general public and included hospital tours, food and music. The ribbon cutting ceremony and a reception for referring veterinary hospitals followed. The new facility opens for patient care June 1.
The hospital houses a linear accelerator to provide radiation therapy for cancer patients, a designated room to administer radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroid cats, a CT scanner, MRI scanner, intensive care unit, separate canine and feline wards and a presentation room for continuing education lectures.
VSEC is a 24-hour emergency and specialty veterinary hospital offering board-certified specialists in cardiology, dermatology, emergency and critical care, diagnostic imaging, holistic medicine and acupuncture, internal medicine, medical and radiation oncology, neurology and surgery.
This facility replaces VSEC’s current 5,000 square-foot hospital managed by three board-certified veterinary specialists: Robert Orsher, VMD, Diplo. ACVS; Laura Tseng, DVM, Diplo. ACVECC; and Alan Klag, DVM, Diplo. ACVIM.
VSEC plans to open a satellite clinic in spring 2012 at a recently purchased property in Philadelphia. VSEC says the two new hospitals will help the company carry out its mission of enhancing the human-animal bond by providing exceptional specialty veterinary care.
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