Author Archives: Beth Mehaffey

Dr Anastasia Depew

Meet Dr Depew!! Dr Anastasia Depew joined our team at the end of 2020, and has fit right in like she has always been here! Dr Depew received her undergraduate degree from Delaware Valley University, and then her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016. She loves being in general practice and feels […]

Dr Jessica Brozda

Meet Dr Brozda!! Dr Jess Brozda joined our team at the end of 2019, and she has been a wonderful addition! She attended Washington State University for her undergraduate degree, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with her veterinary degree. She is also proudly serving our country as a veterinarian in the […]

Dr Jennifer Makem

Meet Dr Makem!! Dr Makem has known Drs Mehaffey and Heller for a very long time, and we were delighted to add her to our team in 2019! She attended Moravian College for her undergraduate degree, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She loves general practice and the challenge of internal medicine […]

May BLOG – COVID-19 and our Pets!

These are some crazy times that we are living in.  Our lives have dramatically changed in the past 2 months, and I know that we are all stressed, and worrying about our pets is an added stress that we certainly don’t need! We have fielded some calls and concerns from people as the reports emerged […]

February BLOG – Lurking in the water….

Let’s talk about Leptospirosis! My dogs love going for walks and hikes, and while we are out and about, especially in the warmer months, they are quick to jump in the pond, stream, or lake….and if there’s a puddle?  Forget it – they are in it!  This is not necessarily a bad thing, though it […]

Know your vaccines – Parvovirus

As many of you probably know, in addition to being a veterinarian I also run a dog rescue called Harley’s Haven.  We save puppies from high kill and rural shelters, and then help find them homes to give them a fresh start.  With running the rescue, we end up seeing a fair amount of sick […]

September BLOG – Help us help Big Corn Island, Nicaragua

Tiny island, big changes There is an island off the coast of Nicaragua called Big Corn Island.  This tiny, beautiful, remote, tropical island is home to about 7,500 people and their animals.  Hundreds and hundreds of dogs, cats, and even livestock, and yet there is not one veterinarian.  All these animals only have access to […]

March BLOG – spring slim down! Weight loss for your pets!

Spring time = slim time! In a study done in 2017 on dogs and cats in the US, it was found that an astounding 56% of dogs and 60% of cats were considered overweight or obese by their veterinarian.   Over half of both species of pets are overweight!  This translates to over 100 MILLION dogs […]

February BLOG – dental health!

Dental health month is here! February is dental health month – so it’s a great month to celebrate teeth!!  According to the AVMA, by the time our pets are 3 years old – 80% of dogs, and 70% of cats have some form of dental disease.  This statistic is terrible!  They also report that only […]

January BLOG – New year’s resolutions for you and your pet!

The new year is always a time for resolutions, and your pets are no exception to this!  There are lots of healthier, happier lifestyle choices that you can make that incorporate your pet.  Check out these top 5 resolutions! *Get that annual exam on the books – just like us, having an exam done every […]