Regarding "urgent care appointments":
Most of the time, a veterinarian is within the boundary of the hospital during the hours that the veterinary hospital is open except Wednesdays (technicians only).
"Urgent care" is defined as a sickness for which you would like to have your pet seen as soon as possible. In many cases such urgent care are not life threatening emergencies. Contact a veterinary hospital in case you are unsure if it is an emergency or urgent care. Many times we can accommodate our regular clients for urgent care as soon as possible, walk-ins may have a wait . Life threatening emergencies cases are triaged from urgent care and are referred to emergencies and trauma centers ( higher level of care for such emergencies than Urgent Care Centers like Fairmount Animal Hospital can provide). In the event we are unable see your pet for an urgent care, you may be referred to the university of Pennsylvania Emergency and Trauma center that is located not too far from us (see below).
If you feel that your pet is undergoing an emergency, we ask that you call ahead to discuss the problem if possible. We are not a specialized emergency practice, but can provide urgent care treatment. For further information on our urgent care service availability, please first contact us directly.
If you feel that your pet is undergoing a life threatening emergency when our veterinary hospital is closed, we recommend that you contact the University of Pennsylvania's Veterinary Emergency Trauma Center (Phone: 215-746-8911) as they are one of the leading life threatening emergency / trauma center & services in this region. They are located at 39th & Spruce Streets in Philadelphia (+/- 15-20 blocks from the Fairmount Animal Hospital ). Do not wait all night long!.
For your information, pet care records and emergency care records are transmitted daily between the University of Pennsylvania and the Fairmount Animal Hospital. There is an excellent communication between veterinarians from both hospitals.
* Our veterinarians see exotic animals by appointment only. During COVID these appointments are limited. Please note that all exotic animals’ emergencies and severe life threatening emergencies will be referred to the university of Pennsylvania.
URGENT CARE APPOINTMENTS
If your pet is fed Purina or Proplan you can get home delivery direct from manufacturer ( product freshly made) through our special access located at:
Latest Communications & updates:
9/22/22 We are following CDC guidelines recommendations regarding sanitization. Elective masking in the waiting room/ front office and examination room.
Due to staffing restrictions, we request that anyone who needs a refill on meds or RX food calls for their pet, calls in advance / leaves a message on answering machine prior to coming in. We will call back to let you know when your refill is ready for RX pick up and to schedule a mutually agreeable appointment for such a pickup. It will also help minimize your waiting time.
We will keep you updated on any changes related to any interruptions about veterinary care on this webpage.
Always call first! As per continued guidance we are still limiting staffing to the strict minimum to continue business operation. Additional sanitization to our already strict operating procedures will sometimes cause us to close the animal hospital certain afternoons or limit services. This affect the hours we are opening.
Urgent care appointment available but call before coming in to make sure not too many people are present at the same time.
As always, rooms are disinfected between patients with a healthcare grade disinfectant. The place is small making it easy to clean or sanitize. We are taking additional steps and follow the guidance related to the outbreak in order to continue to provide a safe and clean environment for all of us (owners, pets and staff)
We still have a no handshake policy.
Please, constantly check the open hours and services that are available on particular days on this webpage for any last-minute changes.
THANK YOU for working with us to take care of your pets in the safest way.
TEMPORARY CHANGES IN HOURS:
Please check often, we try to give ample notice
Pandemic related cleaning & sanitization
CLOSED ON WEDNESDAYS
Saturday, September 30th,2022:
PLEASE ALWAYS CALL IN ADVANCE BEFORE COMING TO THE HOSPITAL FOR MEDS / RX FOOD REFILLS
(COVID CONTROL AND PREVENTION)
If you feel that your pet is undergoing a life-threatening emergency when our veterinary hospital is closed or we are unable to fit your pet in the schedule, we recommend that you contact the University of Pennsylvania's Veterinary Emergency Trauma Center (Phone: 215-746-8911)
1st Line ( main line)
Computerized Medical records
SMALL SIZE PRACTICE= EASIER SANITIZATION !
This page has the most updated information regarding our Fairmount neighborhood's Animal Hospital
Regarding DBA Fishtown Animal Hospital, please note that SAVUPET, LLC has conducted business (such as house calls) under the name Fishtown Animal Hospital since 2009 date of which we have been registered as Fishtown Animal Hospital by the Pennsylvania department of corporation. We were the first to create such entity name within Pennsylvania. Another business in the city is now also using this DBA since 2014 without our authorization. Always confirm that the name of the company doing business as Fishtown Animal Hospital is SAVUPET,LLC in order to be assured that you are dealing with us.
FAIRMOUNT ANIMAL HOSPITAL
If your pet is fed Science diet or Hill's you can get home delivery direct from the manufacturer ( product freshly made) through our special access located at:
Sundays, after hours (nights), other days we are closed and holidays emergencies are handled by our colleagues
of the Univ. of Penn vet school's emergency and trauma center.
2315 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(For urgent care, always call first before coming to the hospital)
no walk in
12:30 PM to 6:30PM
10:30 AM to 6:30PM
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