Von Willebrand’s Disease

Knowing if your dog has this condition before an emergency situation arises can mean the difference between life and death. Similar to hemophilia in humans, von Willebrand’s disease can result in life-threatening bleeding. Many dogs that carry this disease in their genetic makeup go undetected until a minor surgery or small, superficial injury results in significant blood loss.

We offer testing for this disease, which is a highly inheritable trait in some breeds. As many as 50% of Dobermans are affected; other commonly affected breeds include German shepherds, German shorthaired and wirehaired pointers, golden and Chesapeake Bay retrievers, Pembroke Welsh corgis, poodles, Scottish and Manchester terriers, and Shetland sheepdogs. If you have an at-risk breed, we recommend that you have your dog tested.

Some animals show no signs of the disease but are carriers of this genetic problem. If these dogs are allowed to reproduce, they can pass the disease on to their offspring. If you are a breeder, we strongly recommend testing for von Willebrand’s disease before breeding your dogs. Please call us to schedule this test.

 

Doctors Appointment Hours

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

 

Wednesday – Surgery Day Only.

Our Front office is closed

 

 

Hospital Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

 

Wednesday

Surgery Day Only

 


Saturday & Sunday

Closed

 COVID -19 Procedure

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

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

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. Please remain in your car with your Pet.

We ask that you please wear a mask. 

 Please remain in your car in our parking lot during the exam so the doctor can call and speak with you with any questions. Payment will be done over the phone.

Stay safe and well

  Thank you,

   Dr. Royster

 


Haverford Animal Hospital

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, we have made a few changes to our every day producers to care for your pets.

Our hours have changed and we request that if you are unable to keep your appointment that you call us with a 24 hour notice. So that we can help other pets in need and give them that appointment.

We are grateful that you have chosen us for your pet care medical needs

 

Thank you