Endocrinology (Hormones)

Identifying endocrine problems as early as possible is important in dogs and cats. These serious, potentially life-threatening conditions are much more manageable when caught early, allowing us to begin proper treatment.

The endocrine system is made up of a group of tissues (mostly glands) that release hormones into the bloodstream. These hormones regulate metabolism, growth, development, and reproduction and are dispersed to different areas of the body, depending on the hormone’s function. When a hormonal balance is disturbed (by a tumor or autoimmune disease, for instance), an endocrine disorder can develop. “Hyper” refers to an excess of hormone, and “hypo” refers to a deficiency in a hormone. Treatment varies depending on the disease.

There are several common endocrine disorders found in dogs and cats:

  • Diabetes mellitus is caused by a deficiency in or resistance to the hormone insulin.
  • Hypothyroidism, which is often diagnosed in dogs, indicates that the animal has low levels of thyroid hormone.
  • Hyperthyroidism, which frequently affects cats, indicates that the animal has high levels of thyroid hormones.
  • Addison’s disease (hypoadrenocorticism) and Cushing’s disease (hyperadrenocorticism) can also affect both species, although Cushing’s disease is rare in cats.

Contact us if your pet begins panting excessively, develops any skin issues (such as hair loss or dull coat), or shows any changes in behavior, energy levels, appetite, weight, water consumption, or urination.

 

Doctors Appointment Hours

 

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday
9:00 am to 4:45 pm

Wednesday – Surgery Day

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

The hours listed below are the general office hours to pick up medication and/or food.

Hospital Hours 

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Friday
9:00 am to 5:30 pm


Saturday & Sunday

Closed

 COVID -19 Procedure

We all agree that our pets are a family member(s).

When they need to see a doctor, we can’t rest until they have the care they deserve.

This is why Dr. Royster will be available for his  patients needs.

The following Steps must be taken to keep you and our Team safe from exposure.

Call our hospital and  make an appointment.

When you arrive, go to  our back parking lot . Please park facing our back door and call our phone number,

610-525-1211,

we can send a staff member out.

Cat Appointments

Cats must be in a secure cat carrier.Please bring your cat to the Blue tent. Please do not go back to your car until we have your cat.

Dogs Appointments:

Please bring your dog to the Blue tent.

Please have your dog on a secure leash have them sit and stay. Please no harness. It is difficult to take a harness off  when we have our leash on your dog.

Our staff member will loop our leash around the neck. Then please bring your dog back to you and release your leash.

Staff members will be gloved & masked.

We ask that you please wear a mask and gloves. Any type of glove as long as your hands our covered. Rubber,Garden or even winter gloves. Thank you

 

 Please  remain in your car in  our parking lot.

 Dr. Royster   will call your cell with his diagnose and treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.

 Payment will be done over the phone.

We accept all credit cards or Debt card.

We no longer take cash or checks for payment.

If you have a sick pet and you normally go to another Veterinarian and they are closed, we  are here to help you and your pet.

For routine matters  please wait until your normal veterinarian has re-opened.

These steps will be followed if you are picking up medication and/or food.

Stay safe and well

 Thank you,

Dr.Royster 

 

 


 

Haverford Animal Hospital

 

Starting On June 1, 2020, Haverford Animal Hospital re-opens Our Boarding Services.
Please call 610-525-1211 for more information.