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Trooper Vet Participates in Bark For Life

Louie is all smiles for the Phoenixville Bark for Life event!

Louie is all smiles for the Phoenixville Bark for Life event!

Trooper Veterinary Hospital was proud to participate in The American Cancer Society's Bark For Life this past Saturday, April 16, 2016.  The Bark for Life is an annual fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our Canine Caregivers.  This event provides an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society.

Canine Caregivers are Canine Companions, Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Rescue Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Cancer Survivor Dogs, and Diagnostic Dogs, who with their owners, join the American Cancer Society as Relay teams. They participate to celebrate cancer survivorship, to honor people lost to cancer, and to fundraise in support of the American Cancer Society mission of eliminating cancer though research, education, advocacy and service.

Trooper Vet staff and Ambassadog Louie manned a vendor table (check Louie out in the photo above!) and met many folks during this great event!  We were proud to be named the top donor team, raising $545 to fund the fight against cancer.  All of the canine teams came together to raise over $2200! We are thrilled that we could give back to the community and help raise money to battle a disease that has touched us all in some way.


Hospital Closed for Staff Training Event – Monday, April 4 from 1-3PM

Trooper Veterinary Hospital will be closed from 1:00 – 3:00 PM on Monday, April 4, 2016 due to a staff training event.  All emergencies should go directly to Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency Services (listed below).  We will reopen at 3:00 PM.  Thank you for your cooperation!!


Metropolitan Veterinary Emergency Services is located at 2626 Van Buren Avenue in the Valley Forge Corporate Center, just off Trooper Road, between route 422 and Egypt road. Please call 610-666-1050. They will see dogs and cats.  For directions, click here: For their full website, click here:

Meet Us Monday – Staff Spotlight

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We will be spotlighting all of our special staff members this year on something we like to call "Meet Us Monday".  You see our faces when you bring your pets in for medical treatment or lodging, but do you really know us?  Do you know what song we would sing at Karaoke if given the choice?  Do you know what we things we consider ourselves to be supremely terrible at doing?  If we could travel anywhere in the world, where would we go?  The answers to these questions and more can be found right here in our BLOG every Monday!!

Our first "Meet Us Monday" staff spotlight is Gerry, pictured here with her dog, Bo.




Job at TVH:  Kennel Manager

Time at TVH:  Eleven years

  • If you could vacation anywhere, where would you go?  Alaska
  • What is your favorite type of music?  Doo Wop
  • What song would you sing at Karaoke night?  Any Motown song
  • What are your hobbies outside of work?  I like to dance.  I go jitterbug dancing most Sunday afternoons.
  • Who are the pet members of your family?  Bandit, Smokey, Angel (cats) and Bo (dog)
  • Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse or drive a car? Doesn't matter to me…I would do all three.
  • Coffee or tea?  Coffee.
  • Strangest thing you have ever eaten?  Duck.  I wouldn't eat it again.
  • If you were a superhero, what would your super power be?  X-ray vision.
  • In one word, how would your friends describe you?  CRAZY!
  • Do you collect anything?  I collect vinyl records.  I have 45s, cassettes, and every record Elvis Presley has ever made!
  • On a scale of 1-10, how funny would you say you are?  Probably an 8.
  • Something that most people don't know about you?  I play guitar and banjo.  When I was in high school, I was the only girl in a band called "The Combo Kings".  We played firehouses on Friday nights and actually got paid to play.
  • Bungee jump, parachute from a plane or hang glide from a mountain?  Definitely hang glide.
  • If money was no object, what would you do all day?  Travel…I'd love to go to Tennessee and visit Graceland.
  • What is your favorite thing about working at Trooper Vet?  I like coming to work.  I get to work with animals every day and the people here are like family.

Be sure to check our blog again next week to meet another one of our great staff members!

Animal Shelter Appreciation Week

Last week was National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week. A big thank you to all the shelters, organizations, and rescues that help animals find their new fur-ever homes! Please consider supporting them in their endeavors by rescuing your next friend.

Volunteer With Red Paw Emergency Relief

red paw emergency relief

Red Paw Emergency Responders provide 24/7 emergency assistance to people affected by fire and other disasters that would displace a pet from their home. Volunteer opportunities exist in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. (City of Camden, NJ and other PA counties coming soon.) Emergency responders will be registered for our 24/7 emergency notification service, and are asked to be on call for at least one shift per week. Responders respond in teams and work directly with clients as well as the Red Cross and other partnering emergency response organizations.

To learn more about this and other volunteer opportunities with Red Paw Emergency Relief, go to:


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