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Deborah Painter Dickey-Anderson
· March 13, 2018
I just wrote the post of numerous screw ups resulting in Conrad not being seen for his appointment with Dr. Franklin that was scheduled over 3 weeks ago. Conrad has a ring of aggressive tumors around... his neck & throat. But I guess that wasn't serious enough to warrant being seen. After following DF to 4 practices & over 30+ years of being a client, I get that there are emergencies. But every time I have an appointment scheduled? Then to be told that I could bring Conrad in at 6p.m. instead of 3 & then we wouldn't be the first seen after the emergency surgery, no we'd have to sit there & just be seen whenever. See More
Kate Dunn
· July 27, 2017
We had a fantastic experience at Mid-Atlantic yesterday!!! It was our first time using their services, but they came highly recommended to us by friends. I called in the morning about our cat (Onyx) a...nd Mid-Atlantic was able to get her in to be seen within a couple of hours. Dr. Sollenberger and her assistant were so kind and helpful that it blew us away. My cat was extremely at ease being around them. We have definitely found our vet and won't be going anywhere else with Onyx. Highly recommend Mid-Atlantic and Dr. Sollenberger!! Prices were very reasonable and they even called today to check on how my cat is doing. See More
Katie Fox
· August 21, 2017
We recently came to Mid-Atlantic when our dachshund lost use of his back legs. Another vet said there wasn't much they could do, but Mid-Atlantic said they would do everything to prevent this from bec...oming permanent. We were so happy and immediately felt like we were in good hands that truly cared. Our dachshund can be a bit feisty at times and the staff at Mid-Atlantic always continue to be kind and even giggle at his sassy self. I just can't say how happy we are that we found Mid-Atlantic during such a scary time. Beau is still recovering, but we know he will always be in excellent hands! Thank you Mid-Atlantic staff!!! ❤️ See More
Alex Ryder
· August 16, 2017
We got our 1st ever pet exactly 1 week ago today. I needed to find my fur baby a vet. Mid Atlantic Veterinary Hospital was highly recommend. WOW!!!!! I was so amazed and impressed how much love has for their patients. From the moment I made my 1st visit appointment, to the moment I met Doctor Grace and all of her wonderful staff. I am beyond words. They made me and my family feel completely at ease. I look forward to many more years with this practice. They are so professional and so family friendly. I will certain pass the word around. See More
Amy Mckee
· May 17, 2017
The past couple days has been rough we have almost lost our dog Rubble! We went to Cumberland Valley veterinarian clinic for years and they would not help us do the surgery unless we had $2000 for a d...own payment. I called everywhere I even called the SPCA to see who or what I can do. They just gave me a run around! Mountain view animal emergency would not do surgery unless we also had $2000! No one would do it they was going to let my dog die!!! So I called Park Circle they referred me to Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital thank God and angel came down and blessed me with a lady named Michele, she told me good news! she told me to come in right away and talk to Dr. Franklin. Dr. Franklin seen Rubble and said he needs a blood transfusion right away or he's going to die! With Dr. Franklin it wasn't about the money it was about saving the Rubbles life Rubbles life was in Dr. Franklin's hands and gods hands. And now Rubble has a fighting chance to make it! Dr. Franklin thank you so much for saving his life it means so much to me and my family!! Much Love to the crew Mid-Atlantic Veterinary hospital! See More
Amanda Leek
· August 1, 2017
Love Dr.Franklin I would recommend him to anyone! I have a pitbull age 2 who had 2 torn ACL, Dr. Franklin fixed him all up in 2 surgeries he is back an excited, energized, athletic dog with no limits what he can do! Dr. Franklin and his team works miracles! Can not thank them enough! See More
Steven Shoemaker
· April 11, 2017
In 2004 I had my 1st Chocolate lab laid to rest by Mid Atlantic. Unfortunately This past Monday. I once again had to go through putting down my 13 year old Chocolate lab. I feel it important to tell y...ou of both exsperince's. In 04 there seemed to be little to no compassion about the procedure. However, This time they had TOTALLY redeemed themselves! They was very gentle in the handling Winston. They had taken him to the back, got him ready. Then welcomed me back to him. Now after experiencing this there before I was expecting the same old (lay winston on the cold floor and watch as he passes). However NOT this time! These people had him laying sooo comfy across a full size table. With his pillow under him as they rapped him with blankets then had his ball prop under his leg as if Winston was thinking. Thanks for ALL the good times Pop! I'll keep the ball ready til we meet again......... Thanks so very much guys! Truly the BEST! See More
Aaron Smith
· October 28, 2016
Dog passed away was billed 260 which we tried to pay that day, said they will mail us a bill. Which was appreciated as my wife and family were extremely upset at the passing of what we consider one of... the family. Weeks go by no bill. I call in they say the bills go out that week, and it would be in the mail. Never got one. I call again to make an appointment for my other dog a few weeks later and inquire about the bill. Was told it will be in the mail. Shortly after I travel down to Alabama for work, when I get back I get a letter in the mail saying I have 15 days to pay or face collections. I paid it right away to protect my credit score but They could have damaged my score due to issues on their end. I've canceled my appointments and will be using another vet, which is a shame I liked the staff and vets. See More
Jade Jessop
· October 31, 2016
I've only been going to mid atlantic for a year. As that is when i adopted my baby girl Roxxie from for otis sake. I never knew of them before this. But i am so happy i learned about them threw for sake. The staff and doctors are so nice! I've never had a problem. They care so much about animals! They even call the next day after an appointment to check up and see how Roxxie is doing. I love it here! Highly recommend going to mid atlantic. See More
Kimber Lea
· December 9, 2016
I have not been to very many veterinary hospitals as my cat has rarely been sick. However, I highly recommend MAVH!!! I called them as soon as I thought something was not quite right with my kitty. Th...ey were able to get me in to see a doctor within 2 hours of my call. They explained everything they needed to do and they possibly may need to do to make her better. The communication regarding my kitty throughout all the procedures that were needed was beyond!!! My kitty will be a forever patient with Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital. I can't begin to thank them enough for all that they did for my little girl. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!!! I love them!! See More
Holli Haynes
· April 14, 2017
My ❤️ Gunner had TTA surgery and they eased my anxiety by texting pictures of him to my phone! I couldn't have asked for better people taking care of him. They made sure I was prepared for the afte...rcare necessary to make this major surgery a success. They gave us a little "Gunner" box with all his go home stuff in it! Even a heat pack with his name stitched into it! See More
Heather OBrien
· June 17, 2017
So far so good, we had our 1st visit there and I loved the vet! She was awesome!!!! Everyone there was very nice, will definitely keep using them for our girl Stella. Can't wait to see the new office... once it's completed. See More
Tonina Bartles
· May 16, 2017
I love MAVH. Have always treated my pets with so much compassion. Saved my cat(Roger) with urinary and colon issues. Also was very compassionate when they diagnosed my other cat(Charlie) with cancer. ...Let us take as much time with him as we needed before and after they put him to sleep. Hardest part of owning pets. They have always sent text message, phone calls and mail me cards. They show real sympathy. I will never take my pets anywhere else. Picture in comments See More
Tammy Montgomery-Knott
· April 12, 2017
I have 6 fur-kids treated by these wonderful professionals . I have liked each individual we have dealt with there . Dr Franklin did hip surgery on our elder lab she is now pain free and loves her laz...y care free life medication free .

They are very quick with refill request and calling with test results or answering questions .

I didn't give a5 bc I felt their wait time was a little long . My appt was at 5 and we wasn't seen until 6 . I understand things happen and time gets away from us but no one even checked with us to say the dr is running behind .
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Kimberly Garrett- Raios
· February 13, 2017
This is the best place. Our dog Casper loves the staff. Everyone is wonderful. They took care of him in our time of need. Every fur baby is like their own. We got our kitten Lobo from them too. B...est veterinarians in town!!! See More
Kimberlee Goss
· March 28, 2017
Dr. Franklin is the only vet I will ever take my dogs to see. He just did knee surgery on our lab Bailey and they were thoughtful enough to have his name embroidered on his heating pad that we receive...d in his care package home. We had taken him to Park Circle and were told he had arthritis. The limping continued, we took him to Mid Atlantic and turned out he tore his acl. Never again will we go to any other vet. Thanks so much to all the staff that helped our Bailey boy through his surgery. These people are angels in disguise. � See More
Amanda Ruch
· November 26, 2013
Today was the hardest day in a pet owners life- having to put their beloved dog down. When I came in this morning Franklin waited in the cold icy rain while I carried Yogi in and held both doors. Dr. ...Lock and the techs that helped us were so wonderful and kind. It meant a great deal that the vet offered (at no cost) to make a paw print heart with Yogi's name. They offered support to us and sat on the floor with us and Yogi as she let go. In such a sad moment, I found a tremendous comfort in the staff- even the ladies at the front desk offered tissues and support.
Dr. Franklin and his staff at Mid Atlantic are caring, kind and demonstrate empathy to humans and animals.
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Tara Rose Dayhoff
· August 2, 2017
Mid Alantic is so awesome!! You can truly tell they love what they do! They treated my Cheyenne (husky) like a little person:)
They were super fast on telling us the results of jernlb work as well.
...We love it there! See More
Jeremiah Roseman
· October 25, 2017
I love them to death and the staff is very professional,polite, and caring
Melissa Fisher Hughes
· April 7, 2017
The Most wonderful place that you could take your pets (Family). The staff is great and very compassionate. Dr. Franklin is the most caring and compassionate and loving veterinarian that I have ever c...ame across. See More
Miss Lucy, who is owned by our technician Christine, got to be the first to try out our new under water treadmill today! Lucy loved going for a walk in the warm water. Stay tuned for more information for our upcoming rehabilitation program!
Where better to spend these chilly days than in a heated pool?! Feathers is enjoying her time in our underwater treadmill for her physical therapy session. If you think that your pet could benefit from sessions like this, give us a call to set up a consultation with a rehab doctor! #mavh #veterinarymedicine #underwatertreadmill #physicaltherapy
At the end of a very busy day, it's nice to circle back to why we all do what we do in the first place. The compassion for God's critters and the intrigue of veterinary medicine is what keep us all going☀ #veterinarian #MAVH

In honor of National Puppy Day, here’s a look back at some of the adorable babies we’ve seen over the past few months! #nationalpuppyday #furbabies #puppiesofinstagram

CLOSED! MAVH will be closed today, Wednesday, March 21 due to this Spring snowstorm. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope your pets and you stay safe, warm and cozy.

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Hope you and your fur babies are staying warm in this weather! MAVH will be opening tomorrow (3/21/2018) at 10am. Should anything change, we will keep you updated! #mavh #snowday #staywarm HAPPY SPRING!

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It’s a snow day! Due to inclement weather, MAVH will be CLOSING at 6pm. Please stay safe at home with your fur babies and only venture out if necessary! #mavh #snowday #closingtime

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This weeks medical mystery is an 8 year old cat who presented with difficulty breathing. She has a history of mammary carcinoma and a mass near her heart. We decided to do an echocardiogram and hospitalize the patient to monitor her for the day. Do you have any ideas on what is going on with this cat? Where did you think the fluid in these photos came from, and what do you think it is? #medicalmystery #veterinarymedicine #mavh

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Sweet Tucker was more than happy to see us today for his appointment! His smile was contagious...just ask our technician Tammy 😃❤️🐾🐶 #veterinarymedicine #dontworrybehappy #happypup

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Blue Moon and Olaf, his Silky, are ready for St. Patrick’s Day....and a nap apparently.😉 When BlueMoon isn’t napping he has a very important job. To protect his owners chickens! How cool is that?! #silkiesofinstagram #greatpyrenees #stpatricksday #greenhair

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Whether you’ve been in this business for 4 months or 40 years, there is always something new to learn or improve upon. We encourage our staff to step in on surgical procedures, laboratory techniques, and other diagnostic work in order to grow in our ability to best serve two by two...your pet and you! #mavh #veterinarymedicine #learning #growing

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Ready for a change? Come to MAVH and join our collaborative 5.25 Doctor Team in providing complete Lifetime Care for Cats & Dogs. Grow along with us in our newly-expanded hospital featuring new services (like Canine Rehabilitation & Therapy), new equipment (like Arietta70 Ultrasound) and new opportunities to better serve Pets and the People who love them! Experienced staff, convenient location. [ 28 more words ]

Located in Hagerstown, Washington County, MD (and accessible to Frederick, MD and Chambersburg, PA), Mid-Atlantic Veterinary Hospital provides pet healthcare, surgery, internal medicine, wellness care, and informed second opinions.

WARNING: Some graphic surgical dentistry pictures.

Monday’s Medical Mystery Solved!!!

Yesterday we showed you a Dachshund that had some facial swelling below her right eye when she presented for a dental. This pup had an abscessed carnassial tooth! The abscess, which is basically an infection that has festered in an enclosed space, arose from a fracture in her carnassial tooth. During a dental procedure the teeth are scaled to remove the tartar, and as you can see in the once the tooth was cleaned there is a visible hole in the tooth. This hole is actually the exposed pulp of the tooth, and it makes a great highway for bacteria to travel up. The bacteria will the start affecting the bone and soft tissue around the broken tooth, eventually resulting in an abscess. If you take a look at the radiographs you can see the sponge like appearance of the bone surrounding the tooth.
Once her tooth was found to be the culprit, she was given a lidocaine block to numb her mouth around that area and the tooth was removed. A small incision was also made on the outside of the abscess to allow it to drain. In one of the photos you can see an instrument go through her mouth and out of the incision, shows the route of the canal that connected the tooth and the facial abscess. After the tooth was taken out the area was rinsed out with Dentahex solution, which is an antimicrobial mouthwash for pets, and the gingiva surrounding the tooth was stitched closed. This pup was sent given antibiotics and pain medication during the procedure, and was sent home with some to continue for the next few days.

Great job diagnosing! Check back next week for another mystery!

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Monday’s Medical Mystery!!!

Today we have a 6 year old Dachshund who presented to MAVH her yearly dental. During her pre-surgical exam we noticed an area of swelling under her right eye. The swelling was soft, not freely moveable, and was slightly uncomfortable to the dog upon palpating. It was decided to further explore this area while the pet was under anesthesia, but what do you think is going on with this pup?

Comment below with your guesses and check back tomorrow for the diagnosis!

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Benno the Working K9 from the Hancock Police Department paid us a visit and was updated on his vaccinations. Our technician Tammy felt safe and sound with Benno by her side. #mavh #workingdog 🐾🎖

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We’ve talked a few times about doing blood transfusions here at MAVH, but do you know what that actually entails? Blood transfusions are done when the patient is so anemic, or low in circulating blood, that it is not compatible with life. A transfusion uses donated blood or plasma to replenish the lost blood. Anemia can be caused by many things from disease, such as cancer, to trauma, such as hit by car. Before the transfusion, both donor and recipient must be blood typed to ...avoid an anaphylactic reaction during the transfusion. The donor must have also be tested negative for a variety of transmissible diseases. Once a match is found, blood is drawn from the donor into a blood bag or syringe and administered to the recipient. Throughout the transfusion, the recipient’s heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature are frequently monitored. If any of these parameters spike, the transfusion is stopped as it is an indicator of a potential anaphylactic reaction which can lead to death. Once the transfusion is complete blood work is re-run to evaluate if the anemia has improved. Depending on the severity of the anemia and the cause, multiple transfusions may need to be given over a few days. While there are risks to a blood transfusion, it is many times a life saving measure! #mavh #veterinarymedicine #blooddonor #savinglives

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Spring is on its way, bringing with it the beautiful and aromatic spring flowers. Did you know that some of those plants, while pleasing to the eye, are poisonous to your fur babies? Lillies, a popular Easter flower, can actually be fatal to your cats. Take a look at these to learn more about common household and outdoor plants that pose a threat to your pets! #mavh #poisonawareness #springtime #veterinarymedicine

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Monday's Medical Mystery Solved!!!

The Schnauzer we presented you with yesterday has an issue with the same gland as the kitty from last week, the Thyroid gland. Only instead of the thyroid producing too many hormones, this pup's isn't producing enough resulting in Hypothyroidism. Since the hormones that the thyroid produces are involved in the body's metabolism, when there is not enough being produced the metabolic rate will decrease. This in turn will cause those affected t...o gain weight even without an increase in food or treats, become more lethargic and exercise intolerant, and have a poor skin/fur coat. Fortunately for this pet, the rest of the blood work was normal and he was started on a daily dose of Soloxine to help supplement those thyroid hormones that his body is not producing on its own. This pup will be on the thyroid medications life long and will be periodically be coming in for blood work to monitor his thyroid levels. Since starting the medication, the owners have noticed that the fur coat is looking healthier and he has started to drop some of his excess weight!

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are two very common conditions that we see in our older pets. Check back next week for another medical mystery!

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