Mountain View Veterinary Services has provided veterinary care for companion and large animals in the Cumberland Valley for almost 20 years. We try to go above and beyond for each patient treating them as if they were our own. We have been available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and it has taken a toll on our doctors and staff! For many, the pandemic caused by COVID-19 brought more time with family. Many of those families have brought new pets into their lives. Increased case load and following CDC pandemic guidelines has left our team exhausted and in need of change. Veterinary medicine is ranked the highest among professions that lead to suicide. The mental health and wellbeing of our doctors and staff must be a priority to continue the quality of care you have come to rely on.
After much contemplation and discussion, Mountain View Veterinary Services has decided to end after-hours emergency services for companion animals. Beginning June 28, 2021, we will no longer provide small animal emergency services to dogs and cats. We understand how devastating this news will be. We want to make sure that you have a plan in place for your pet in the event of an after-hours emergency. We have included information for several area emergency clinics. These clinics will forward any medical records to us. We will be able to provide follow up care during office hours. Our doctors will be able to communicate with the ER doctors about your pet. We recommend keeping the information handy. Program it in your cell phone, carry it in your glove box and post it on your fridge. When a pet is suffering, it is difficult to think clearly. We recommend making a test run to be familiar with where you are going. If you feel that you have an emergent or urgent issue with your dog or cat after-hours, please seek care at the any of the following veterinary emergency clinics: