The Wellness Clinic
Welcome to the Wellness Clinic
As an expansion of the Humane League of Lancaster’s pet-retention services, it is our goal to provide high-quality health care for pet owners. We hope to help pets stay with their families and enjoy a greater quality of life. Through the Wellness Clinic, the Humane League of Lancaster hopes to ensure that families of all means have access to treatment options they can afford for their canine and feline companions.
Our Wellness Clinic will provide basic vaccinations and thorough physical examinations. We also offer de-worming, micro-chipping, urine and fecal analysis, nail trimming, blood work, and ear and skin management. A wide variety of prescription food, flea and tick treatment, and heartworm preventative will be available at competitive prices. This is a great way to bring your pet up to date on vaccinations and receive a physical exam which will screen for potential underlying medical issues.
All cats must be safely secured in carriers and dogs must be on a leash. We are also offering services for rabbits and guinea pigs, too!
Hours of Operation:
Contact Information: (717) 393-6551 ext. 306
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clients: Appointments are strongly recommended. Walk-in clients will be seen as time allows for an additional exam fee. Please call (717) 393-6551 ext. 306 to schedule your appointment.
Services: We will offer basic vaccinations and wellness exams.
Prices: Please view the pricing guide for the basic services that the Wellness Clinic provides: Wellness Clinic Pricing (PDF) * Please note prices and services are subject to change. This list is only a general guideline.
SLIDING SCALE & REDUCED COST SERVICES*
Senator Edward Kennedy said in 1980, “Let us resolve that the state of a family’s health shall never depend on the size of a family’s wealth.” Neither should the state of your pet’s health.
For those requiring a little extra assistance, the Humane League has several ways to help. The HLLC offers a standardized sliding scale fee structure based upon client income. These rates provide a 10% to 20% reduction in the costs to provide veterinary care. The intention of this program is to allow pet owners to provide full and complete veterinary care for their pets when they are financially incapable or doing so. The Humane League’s hope is that we can help people keep their pet happy and healthy where they belong - at home.
This program is needs based and requires pre-approval. It is open to all who qualify. Sliding scale pricing is based upon the Federal Poverty Guidelines and reduce rates by the following amounts*:
151% or above poverty rate: regular fee
141-150% of poverty rate: 10% off veterinary services
131-140% of poverty rate: 15% off veterinary services
121% or less of poverty rate: 20% off veterinary services
*Some services and items may be excluded from these discounts and some other services may be discounted at a higher rate. Some products, including heartworm/intestinal worm preventive and flea/tick treatment are offered at low cost and are not discounted further.
Example: A family of four earning $31,800 (150% of Federal Poverty Rate) would be eligible for a 10% discount.
Proof of eligibility is required (current pay stub or current determination of income status by an acceptable State or Federal human services agency). Proof of status must be determined and approved prior to any treatment being provided at reduced rates.
Please contact the Humane League for more information about any of these special programs. Some services, medications and procedures that are already being offered at, near or below cost may be excluded from the sliding scale program.
Meet Our Staff Veterinarians
Dr. Elwell is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California. She attended Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA where she attained a BS in Biology before veterinary school. Her special interests include holistic and integrative medicine, spay/neuter surgeries and nutrition. She practices classical homeopathy and will be certified to perform acupuncture on dogs, cats and horses. She adores the three rescued Siamese/Domestic Shorthair cats and two adopted Thoroughbred horses that own her.
Welcome Dr. Misha Neumann
Dr. Misha Neumann
Misha Neumann, DVM graduated from University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine. She has a strong interest in Integrative Medicine and Canine Rehabilitation which complements her love of caring for geriatric patients. In addition to having a soft spot in her heart for our elderly patients, she also has a passion for shelter medicine. She spent 8 years of her childhood volunteering at the Hillside SPCA and has decided to return to the world of shelter medicine.
She likes to spend her free time refurbishing furniture, being with nature, belly dancing, playing the flute, swimming and learning about her Czech heritage. She is the first in her family to be born in the United States. She shares her life with 2 cats, Junior and Wicca (“Chee-cha” in Czech), and Smazak the rat. Her furry crew is pretty silly. Wicca will follow Dr. Misha back-n-forth from sink to bathtub just to get a chance to play with water while Junior gives her a playful whack in the face to get her up for his breakfast in the morning.
Did you know that in addition to helping pets remain in their homes, the Wellness Clinic is also helping stray animals find new forever families?
When you first meet “Squeekie” you will notice his bright yellow eyes and his shiny, luxurious fur coat! This handsome guy now enjoys naps in the sun, spending time with his canine and feline siblings, and receiving love and attention from his human care givers!
Unfortunately, life was not always so happy for Squeekie. He was found as a stray by John and Gail Sterback. They took Squeekie in, showered him with love and affection, and began to care for him. John and Gail realized right away that he was a very special cat and they really wanted to provide Squeekie with a forever home. He fit right in with their other cat and two dogs, just one of the gang! However, John and Gail, who are retired, were concerned about the financial responsibility of owning another pet, and because Squeekie was found as a stray he was going to need a lot of medical attention, vaccines, check ups, flea treatment and more!
Thankfully, they were able to bring Squeekie to the Wellness Clinic, he was seen by the veterinarian staff, and received the medical treatment that he needed. The best part, Squeekie is no longer a stray. John and Gail have decided to give Squeekie a forever family!