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Ludwigs Corner Vet

Ludwigs Corner Vet Hospital is your local source for quality veterinary medicine in a comfortable, personal environment. Find all of your pet's preventative, prescription medicine, and precription diet needs met in one convenient location. Located in Chester Springs, PA, minutes away from Exton, Downingtown, and Elverson. Find veterinary staff that truly cares here at Ludwigs Corner Vet. Call or Click to Schedule today -- join the family!

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Business Hours

Monday - Thursday 8a - 8p
Friday 8a - 5p
Saturday 8a - 12p
Surgery Available Monday - Friday
House Calls with Dr. Rich Call for Availability!

Medical Appointments

Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. We are open for scheduled appointments on:

  • Monday - Thursday:
    8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Friday:
    8:30am -5:00pm
  • Saturday:
    8:30am - 12pm
Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early for your scheduled appointment. This will allow our staff the time needed to gather the necessary information needed to address your pet's specific needs.

Ludwigs Corner Veterinary Hospital offers the surrounding animal community comprehensive wellness exams, tailor-made vaccine protocols, in-house laboratory testing, radiology services, routine surgery services and an intensive care ward for critical cases. We also have relationships with a variety of board-certified specialists including radiologists, internists, cardiologists, and orthopedic surgeons.

If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us at the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency. We may not always have a doctor on staff even though the hospital is open. Some types of emergencies may be better handled by an emergency hospital.

Housecall Appointments

Dr. Marchetti is now offering house call services for Ludwigs Corner Veterinary Hospital and Coventry Animal Hospital clients. Housecalls can be beneficial in multiple pet households, for pets or clients that have difficulty with travel, or for clients that have busy schedules. Let us bring the practice to you!

These services are by appointment. Please call the hospital at 610.458.8567 for more information.

Types of Pets Seen

Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Ludwigs Animal Hospital, we can care for many types of pets: *Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits*
  • Pocket Pets*

Scheduling a Surgical Appointment

Surgical procedures are performed 5 days a week between the hours of 8:30am and 2:30pm.

Detailed estimates can be prepared by request for any surgical procedure.

All surgical patients should have had pre-operative bloodwork drawn in the two weeks prior to the procedure. It will be run the morning of for those patients that have not had it done in advance. This bloodwork is done to screen all surgical patients for underlying diseases or abnormalities that might cause undue surgical risk.

Types of Surgeries Performed

  • Feline/Canine Spay (ovariohysterectomy): During this abdominal, surgical procedure, the uterus and ovaries are removed from a female animal. The pet is placed under general anesthesia for this procedure.

    **Please note: We have your pet’s best interests in mind and will not spay a female dog that is “in heat”. Please schedule a spay appointment around your dog’s estrus cycle.

  • Feline/Canine Neuter (orchiectomy or castration): During this surgical procedure, the testicles are removed from the male animal. The pet is placed under general anesthesia for this procedure. Surgery may be performed on male pets where one or both testicles have not descended. This is called a uni-lateral or bi-lateral cryptorchid neuter.

  • Umbilical Hernia Repair: Some pets are born with an umbilical hernia which can be repaired at the time of their spay or neuter surgery.

  • Feline Declaw

  • Canine Dewclaw Removal

  • Growth Removal

  • Dental Procedures

  • Cystotomy

  • Orthopedic Procedures including cruciate repair, luxating patellas, femoral head excision, and pinning & wiring of some minor fractures.

  • Please Contact Us if Your Procedure Is Not Listed

The Day of Surgery

Admissions- All surgical admissions are expected between 7:30am and 8:30am the day of surgery. All patients should be fasted from midnight the night before. They may have water up until the morning of their procedure. Surgical admissions forms - please leave time the morning of your pet's surgery to fill out a pre-operative admission form with one of our technicians. This is an important time to go over the details of your pet's procedure to be sure that all of your expectations are met ( for example, this would be the time to point out specifically which growths you would like removed today).

Wellness exams- All surgical patients must have had a current wellness exam by one of our veterinarians 6 months prior to the procedure. If not, one will be done as part of your pets pre-surgical work-up.

Pre-surgical EKGs - We offer EKG's to all patients as part of the pre-surgical work-up. An EKG is a diagnostic tool used to screen patients for the presence of sub-clinical heart disease. EKG's are conducted the morning of surgery and are evaluated by board-certified cardiologists prior to surgery. Anesthesia protocols and surgical procedures are often based on the findings of these reports. EKG's are optional, but highly recommended tools to ensure a favorable outcome for your pet's surgery.

Post-operative updates- the surgery technician will be calling at the end of all surgeries to advise you on the status of your pet. This is typically between 12 and 2pm depending upon the number of surgeries scheuded that day. At that time they will also set up a time to discharge your pet.

Surgical discharges - please plan to arrive at the time suggested by your surgical technician. Once you have arrived, our reception staff will take care all of the financials and put you into an exam room. One of our technicians will then go over the surgical discharges, any medications or special instructions at that time. This is the time to ask any questions that you may have. If you know that your pet is a licker or chewer now is the time to ask for an Elizabethan collar if one has not already suggested - we do not want sutures removed before its time!

Updates - you can expect to receive a post-operative call from our staff within 24 hours of your pet's discharge. If you have any questions or concerns after a surgery please feel free to contact out staff.

Re-checks - rechecks vary based on the type of surgical procedure done and are typically included in the price of the initial surgery. Consult your discharge instructions for the timing of these rechecks including any suture or staple removals.

**Please be available by phone at all times the day of your pet's surgery! One of of doctors or staff members may be calling with updates, questions or concerns and cannot proceed in certain situations without your consent.**

Other Services

Microchip: we will implant a Home Again microchip, register your pet online and supply you with the pertinent paperwork to allow you to apply for a lifetime license for your dog with your county.

Laser Surgery: your veterinarian can use a laser during your pet’s surgery to make precise incisions which help to reduce pain and inflammation by cauterizing tissue.

Companion Laser Therapy: applied with the Companion therapy laser system provides a sterile, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of injuries, wounds, fractures, neurological conditions, numerous dermatological problems, and pain. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion will benefit from this revolutionary new approach to Veterinary medicine.

Laser therapy is the only course of treatment that actually stimulates the body to heal from within. Non-thermal photons of light are administered to the body and absorbed by the injured cells. The cells are then stimulated and respond with a higher rate of metabolism. This results in increased circulation from the body, an anti-inflammatory reaction, relief from pain and an acceleration of the healing process.