Hickory Veterinary Hospital


A 24/7 Facility

2303 Hickory Road
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462



Our continued goal is to deliver the highest quality of veterinary medicine to our patients. We serve the needs of our clients and their pets and assist with all the advantages of a full service veterinary facility.

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Founded in 1956 as a team of professionals committed to excellence in animal care, we have been an AAHA Accredited Traditional Hospital since 1970 and in 2014 became an AAHA Accredited Referral Specialty Hospital.

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Facility Features and Special Procedures

Hickory Veterinary Hospital specializes in some of the most advanced procedures in the area.

  • Evening and Sunday appointments
  • Central treatment room for observation
  • Intensive Care – 24 hours/day
  • Isolation Facilities
  • Same day blood results
  • Blood pressure determination
  • CT Scans daily
  • Rehabilitation
  • Dentistry
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Bone Tumor

Laney is a 10 year old female spayed DSH feline that presented to our facility for anorexia and sensitivity of the head region, noticeably around the mouth. When she tried to eat at home she had an episode of jumping straight into the air.  Laney was current on all vaccines, lived indoors only and was …


Endoscopic Battery Removal

George, a 10 month old Golden Retriever/Poodle mix (Golden Doodle), presented to our hospital because his owner thought he may have eaten two AA batteries. He was showing no abnormal clinical signs. On presentation, George was bright, alert and responsive, with no abdominal discomfort and no signs of nausea. Abdominal x-rays were taken and confirmed …


Gorilla Glue Danger

Bridgette, a 1 year old female spayed Airedale Terrier, presented to our emergency service after a known ingestion of Gorilla Brand Premium Glue. The dog had ingested the glue about 90 minutes prior to presentation. Physical exam was fairly normal. The dog had glue on her fur around the mouth and paws. The dog was …


Respiratory Trauma

Philly, a seven year old female spayed Domestic Longhair feline, presented as an emergency to Hickory Veterinary Hospital on March 3, with an episode of acute tachypnea. Upon initial examination, the patient had a normal temperature, an elevated heart rate, and a mildly elevated respiratory rate with a moderately elevated respiratory effort. The mucous membranes …


Fractured Leg

Gizmo, a 6 year old spayed female Pekingese, presented on November 14, 2010 as an emergency to Hickory Veterinary Hospital after falling out of a parked car. She was not weight bearing on her right front leg and her elbow was painful and unstable on palpation. No wounds were observed. The rest of her physical …


Urinary Stones

Jimmy, a 2-year-old intact male Chihuahua, was presented to Hickory Veterinary Hospital Emergency Service on Christmas Eve, 2012 by his owners after several hours of vomiting and bloody diarrhea.  Jimmy had been very healthy up until that night and his owner could tell that something was seriously wrong. Abdominal x-rays, a complete blood panel and …