Slippery Rock Veterinary Hospital

131 Branchton Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057


group of animals

Whether your pet needs a routine check-up, immunizations or care for an illness or injury,  Slippery Rock Veterinary Hospital can provide the care you need and refer you for specialized care when appropriate.   We provide a full range of services - from neutering and routine teeth cleaning to more challenging surgical care and advanced dental disease treatment.   

  • Preventive, routine and acute care
  • Comprehensive hospital, surgical and dental care
  • Caring for patients of every age  



Physical Exams/Wellness Care: 

As a pet parent, you know that every age is a special time with your beloved pet, from the youthful exuberance of a new puppy or kitten to the familiarity and comfort of a senior pet who has served loyally as a companion for many years.  Slippery Rock Veterinary Hospital treats patients from birth through their final farewell journey and offers special assistance to help your pet live a long, healthy life. 

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services: 

Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.       

Surgical Services: 

Our surgical suite and surgical team provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures.  From spaying/ neutering to more challenging surgical care. 

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We utilize safe anesthetics and an experienced licensed team to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures. 

Radiology Services: 

Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.


Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and oral surgery.  Our dental team includes Licensed Veterinary Technicians who are further qualified as Veterinary Dental Technicians.   

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Our in-hospital laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.

Permanent identification:

We offer microchip identification.


We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of Hill's prescription diets.

Individualized Flea & Tick Control Programs: 

We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas and ticks in your house, in your yard and on your pet.

Nutrition and Dietary Counseling: 

We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.  

Behavioral Counseling: 

We can provide advice regarding the correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.

Chiropractic Animal Adjustments:

Dr. Darcie Holmes-Duncan, Doctor of Chiropractic, performs chiropractic adjustments on dogs and cats at our hospital.  This is done under the supervision of the licensed veterinarian who screens the animal to determine the appropriateness of chiropractic care.  The veterinarian is on site at the facility when Dr. Holmes-Duncan is seeing patients.  There are a number of conditions that may be helped with chiropractic care such as muscle strains, nerve injury and early hip pain.  The number and frequency of chiropractic sessions is variable.  It includes regimented protocols, intermittent/periodic treatment to more ongoing visits for arthritic animals.  Animal chiropractic at Slippery Rock Veterinary Hospital is used in conjunction with traditional veterinary treatment.

Bathing and Grooming: 

Routine and therapeutic bathing services are available.  We also provide Happy Pet Medical Grooming.  Happy Pet Medical Grooming: a sedation grooming technique that can be used when a patient suffers from anxiety or has extended grooming needs.  We are happy to offer sedation grooming to make your pet's grooming experience as comfortable and happy as possible.  This service provides your dog or cat with a clinical groom (i.e. body shave, lion cut, comb-out).   

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Nursing Care Facilities:  

Our doctors and nursing team are equipped to care for sick and injured pets of all ages. 

Emergency Care:  Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies.    

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