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.Front desk

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:

Tues­day 9:00am-4:30pm

Wednes­day 1:00pm-4:30pm

Thurs­day 9:00am-4:30pm

Fri­day 1:00pm-4:30pm

Con­tact Infor­ma­tion:  (717) 393-6551 ext. 306

or email: lancaster@hvhospitals.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  

 

web-aliciaDr. Ali­cia Elwell

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

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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!squeaky

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!

 

Well­ness Clinic Testimonials:

“Thank you to the staff at the Well­ness Clinic and Surgery Cen­ter for tak­ing such good care of my fur baby yes­ter­day when she had surgery. It’s so refresh­ing to know your “child” is in good hands!” -Melissa

“I wanted to take a moment to express my grat­i­tude to every­one at the Humane League of Lan­caster County.  You took a very dif­fi­cult time for me and made it just a lit­tle more bear­able through your com­pas­sion, thought­ful­ness, and pro­fes­sion­al­ism.  Thank you again.  It meant very much to me.”