VETERINARIAN IN SHIPPENSBURG, PA
Welcome to Mountain View Veterinary Services!
We have been serving the Shippensburg and surrounding communities for over 20 years. Starting as a mobile veterinarian service that operated out of Dr. Amy’s garage, we’ve worked our way up to the multi-doctor practice that we are now!
Mountain View Veterinary Service today is a mixed animal practice providing on-farm and in-clinic health care. Our goal is to have well-educated clients providing better lives for their animal companions. Whether your animal has paws or hooves, we will do everything that we can to ensure that they receive the absolute best in veterinary care.
Highly recommend. The staff and vets are very friendly not only great with the animal but the parents as well. The techs and vets are very knowledgeable and thorough.Kim F.
The doctor on call was very nice and got me in to see my dog when I couldn't get anybody else to for a emergency. I am very gratefulEvelyn M.
We have been using this vet for several years and have always been happy with them. Our dog had a growth that was growing rapidly and Dr. Andrew was very responsive to our concerns any time we would call in. He has great bedside manner and really shows care and concern for our pets. She is healing wonderfully from her surgery.Erin O.
Frequently Asked Questions
We accept payment in the form of cash, check and all major credit cards. We also accept Care Credit. If approved, Care Credit will give you 6 monthly installments for your veterinary bill over $200. For example, a veterinary bill that totals $400 can now be paid in 6 monthly installments of $67. You may also set up a credit card to have a certain amount taken on a monthly basis to accrue credit on your account that can be used for any services or products. We also accept pet insurance. This is a great way to cover your pet’s medical bills. From covering an emergency to yearly wellness exams and vaccinations, there is surely a plan to fit your need. Lastly, we recommend a savings account. Open a savings account and place a certain monthly amount in that account to be used for veterinary care only. This way you have a portion of money set aside when an emergency arises.
While we see a wide array of pets and herd animals. We do not treat any kind of pocket pets (ie: gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, or ferrets). We do not treat any kinds of birds or reptiles. There are several clinics within 30 minutes of our practice that do see them.
If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency after hours, you will need to call 717-477-8938 to reach our on-call veterinarian. You may have to leave a message with your information and our veterinarian will call you back to discuss what is going on and when to meet us at the clinic. The veterinarian and a technician will meet you at the clinic to care for your pet. Payment for emergency services is expected at the time of service. ER fees begin at $250.
We do provide after-hours emergency services for large animals ONLY.
If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency during office hours, you will want to call us: 717-477-8938. Our team will determine how quickly your pet should be seen and if there is availability to be seen. Some emergency cases are better off being sent directly to an emergency facility where they have the proper medications and equipment to treat your pet. If you are directed to come to our office, payment for services is expected at the time of service. ER fees during office hours begin at $125.
Puppies should begin a distemper combo at 6-8 weeks of age. This vaccine should be given every 3-4 weeks until your puppy reaches 16 weeks. Providing previous veterinary records are important to help our team determine when your puppy was last vaccinated and when s/he will be due for the next vaccine. We consider the Lyme vaccine a core vaccine and it begins at 9 weeks and requires a booster 3-4 weeks later. Leptospirosis, bordatella and canine influenza vaccines are also offered at appropriate age intervals. Rabies is required at 12 weeks. At your puppy’s first visit, our team will determine the best vaccine schedule for you and your puppy.
Kittens should begin a distemper combo at 6-8 weeks of age. This vaccine should be given every 3-4 weeks until your kitten reaches 16 weeks. Providing previous veterinary records are important to help our team determine when your kitten was last vaccinated and when s/he will be due for the next vaccine. We also offer the feline leukemia vaccine to kittens that are in a high risk situation for contracting feline leukemia and will be worked into the vaccine schedule when age appropriate. Rabies is required at 12 weeks. At your kitten’s first visit, our team will determine the best vaccine schedule for you and your kitten.