New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
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Advanced Urinary Care Services

Urological Diseases and Conditions

There are many conditions that can affect the upper and lower urinary tract of animals, including congenital abnormalities, incontinence, infection, stone disease, toxicities, renal failure and cancer. Learn about common urinary tract ailments of cats, dogs, and other companion animals as well as how our team of experts can help.

Read about common ailments and some of their causes...

Diagnosis and Treatment

Getting the right diagnosis leads to the most successful treatment for your companion animal. At Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital, we offer a collaborative team approach to all of our patients, combining the latest diagnostic tools and resources with the expertise of highly skilled clinicians across many disciplines.

Here's what you can expect...

What We Offer

  • Medical management of urinary tract disorders

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

    Nutrition is an essential part of preventative health care and managing disease. Our team can help advise nutritional support recommendations and management expertise for dogs and cats with urological problems and diseases.

  • Surgical management of urinary tract disorders

    The Soft Tissue Surgery service at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital specializes in treating dogs and cats that require surgery to treat numerous conditions involving the urogenital system. 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. 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.

  • 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. Learn more about renal transplantation...

  • Minimally invasive endourological procedures

    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.

    Interventional radiology techniques in veterinary patients offer 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. Learn more about our Interventional Radiology Service...

  • Extracorporeal therapies, including hemodialysis and plasma exchange

    Extracorporeal therapies, including hemodialysis and therapeutic plasma exchange, are lifesaving procedures that utilize advanced technologies to filter the blood to remove harmful substances from the body.

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