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New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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610-444-5800
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
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215-746-8911
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215-746-8387
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Treatment Options


Once the right diagnosis has been reached in your animal's case, we will define the appropriate treatment plan. Depending on the diagnosis, we may recommend:

Medication

Here you would work in conjunction with our Internal Medicine team. Internal Medicine staff apply the most advanced diagnostic methods and treatments to existing and emerging diseases and are actively engaged in basic and clinical research that is pushing forward the boundaries of medical science.

Nutritional counseling/dietary management

Nutrition is an essential part of preventative health care and managing disease. The Clinical Nutrition Service provides nutritional support recommendations and management expertise for dogs and cats with urological problems and diseases.

Surgical Options

Sometimes, depending on the nature of an animal's problem or disease, surgery might be recommended. If your animal requires surgery, we offer a full range of surgical options, including:

Feline Renal Transplantation

 Renal transplantation is a treatment option for renal failure in cats. Kidney transplantation in the cat is a technically challenging procedure that requires a coordinated team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nursing staff. At Penn Vet, the donor and the recipient surgeries are performed simultaneously. Presently, 90 to 95 percent of cats receiving kidney transplants recover sufficiently and will go home following renal transplantation and approximately 60 to 70 percent of transplanted cats are alive and continuing to do well at one year after transplant.

Interventional Radiology

The use of IR techniques in veterinary patients offers a number of advantages to more traditional therapies. These procedures are minimally invasive and can therefore lead to reduced peri-operative morbidity and mortality, shorter anesthesia times and shorter hospital stays. Some less equipment-intensive procedures can result in reduced costs as well. In addition, some techniques such as chemoembolization of tumors or palliative stenting for malignant obstructions offer treatment options for patients with various conditions that may not be amenable to standard therapies or when the standard-of-care treatments are associated with excessive morbidity, cost, or poor outcome.

Minimally-Invasive Surgery

Our surgical team applies groundbreaking techniques and utilizes the most advanced technology for prophylactic, diagnostic, and therapeutic surgical procedures. We are at the forefront in redefining how surgery is performed in companion animals.

Penn Vet is a pioneer in utilizing single port minimally invasive surgery for animals. Our state of the art single port equipment provides a less invasive, more precise approach to surgery that is not offered commonly in the northeast or even nationally.

Complex and basic surgeries can be performed through small incisions. As a result, pets experience a shorter hospital stay, less pain and scarring, are at less risk of wound infections, and return to normal activities more quickly when compared to traditional surgeries.

Soft-Tissue Surgery

The Soft Tissue Surgery service at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital specializes in treating dogs and cats that require surgery to treat conditions involving the cardiothoracic, gastrointestinal, respiratory and urogenital systems as well as disorders involving the ear, nose and throat. Because of the large number of emergency cases we see at Ryan Hospital every year, our surgical specialists have extensive experience in a range of problems, including complex and unusual cases.

Lilly Aronson, VMD, DACVS

Dr. Lillian Aronson, surgeon

Dr. Lilly Aronson, Director,
Advanced Kidney & Urinary Care

Nearly two decades ago, Dr. Lilly Aronson established the feline kidney transplantation program at Penn Vet. Since then, cats who faced certain death got a new chance, and their owners got a special bonus – their cat's kidney donor got a new home, too.