Dipper C. is a 3 year old domestic shorthair cat. Dipper was brought to the hospital due to the inability to urinate. Meadow Branch Animal Hospital staff quickly sedated, placed a urinary catheter, and sterile saline was used to flush out his bladder. After the procedure, Dipper was kept in the hospital for a few hours to be monitored and given fluids. The owner notes that Dipper is back to his joyful, lively self a few weeks later. Owner also mentioned Dipper has had regular bowel movements. This patient was seen as an urgent care referral; at Meadow Branch Animal Hospital, we are able to see your animals in any urgent care-based circumstances if your regular veterinarian is unable to do so. An appointment is needed, so please feel free to call (540) 450-8090 to set up an appointment.
The veterinarians at Meadow Branch Animal Hospital identified Moe R., a domestic longhair cat who is 14 years old, as having diabetes. Moe receives insulin injections twice day, and his appetite and weight are monitored closely by is owners. Moe is taken to Meadow Branch Animal Hospital every six months for test work that is used to evaluate his health and make sure his insulin is being adjusted correctly. Following an insulin adjustment that was required a few months ago, Moe's owners say that he is eating well and is back to his playful self. Please read the information provided in the link below if you recently learned that a feline loved one has diabetes.
Dexter J., a vivacious 1 year old German Shepherd. He was brought in the Meadow Branch Animal Hospital due to significant weight loss, lethargy, and decreased appetite. After radiographs were taken, a possible foreign body was discovered. Dr. Marcelo and staff carried out an endoscopy, which facilitated that retrieval of the foreign body. Dexter made a great recovery after surgery. The owners updated the hospital letting us know that Dexter is doing terrific and is back to his spunky self.
One tasty chew, once a month, protects your dog from fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites.* We are excited to offer this new one-and-done product! If you would like more information, please call us at (540)450-8090. #oneanddone #heartwormprevention #fleaprevention #tickprevention #deworming *Annual negative heartworm test and physical exam are required. Dogs over 7-months-old must have been on a heartworm prevention product year-round.
Please note: Once our current stock of Heartgard Plus and NexGard are depleted, we will not be restocking at MBAH. These products (and other parasiticides and medications) are always available to purchase on our online pharmacy for home delivery! https://meadowbranchanimalhospital2.securevetsource.com/...
On July 11, 2023, Minx M., an Australian Shepherd who is 10 years old, arrived at Meadow Branch Animal Hospital for a sedated ultrasound and fine needle aspirate cytology. This was due to the patients primary veterinarian finding a mass on the lung. After the appointment it was determined that surgery would be required. Both Dr. Swisher and Dr. Marcelo performed a lung lobectomy on July 19, 2023. To completely remove the tumor, a lung lobe had to be resected. The patient was then brought in for their recheck appointment. At the appointment we were informed the patient was doing great and healing well. The Owner then informed the clinic a month later that Minx was back to being her happy, silly self. Meadow Branch Animal Hospital strives to perform above and beyond for ours patients.
She is a goofy and loveable 11-year-old Labrador retriever mix. Kenya M. was brought in at the beginning of the month after a mass on the patient's spleen was discovered by Valley Veterinary Emergency & Referral Clinic. Kenya came in lethargic and could barely walk. Our Dr. Swisher and two talented technicians performed a splenectomy on the patient. While performing the surgery, there were a few difficulties, but Dr. Swisher and our technicians were up to the task. It was discovered that the mass on the spleen was a benign hematoma. Following surgery, Kenya returned to the clinic for two follow-up visits. At each visit, the patient was content and barking. The staff at Meadow Branch Animal Hospital are overjoyed to see our patient Kenya M. content and making a full recovery!
Dr. Házy traveled around the United States with her family as a child before settling in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. She received a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Liberty University before going to Virginia Tech to enter the dual DVM-PhD program in 2015. She studied traumatic brain injury at VT and earned a PhD in Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences in 2019, publishing ten papers related to her work. After completing her DVM degree in 2022, Dr. Házy worked as an Associate Veterinarian at Valley Equine in Ranson, WV, for a year. This gave her experience in both routine and emergency equine medicine, and she is excited to apply her knowledge and experience to small animal medicine.
Dr. Házy enjoys all aspects of veterinary work including medicine and surgery. She prioritizes excellent patient care and is excited to join the team at Meadow Branch. Dr. Házy enjoys riding horses, reading, running, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Házy officially joins the MBAH team July 24, 2023. She will be our primary veterinarian for wellness/preventive care appointments. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Házy and the knowledge and experience she brings to our practice!
Due to the increased need for veterinary urgent, medical, and surgical care in our area, Meadow Branch Animal Hospital is shifting focus to alleviate this need. We are not currently accepting new clients for wellness/preventive care services. We will continue to provide these services to our established clients who have had consistent annual wellness visits since 2019.
Beginning September 2023, Dr. Swisher will no longer be scheduled for wellness/preventive care appointments. Dr. Swisher’s schedule will be limited to urgent, medical, and surgical appointments only. Dr. Melivilu will have limited availability for wellness/preventive care appointments, to allow more scheduling of surgical and medical cases. Dr. Amanda Házy, who will join the MBAH team at the end of July, will be the primary veterinarian to see our wellness/preventive care appointments going forward.
We are fortunate to have skilled veterinarians and staff to offer high quality veterinary care across the spectrum of services. We look forward to this shift in focus and to the challenges and rewards of providing urgent medical and surgical care to patients in need, while still providing wellness/preventive care for our established clients.