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Boiling Springs Animal Hospital is AAHA accredited and staffed with professionals who care.

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We are here to service the cities of Carlisle, PA, Boiling Springs, PA, Mechanicsburg, PA, Mt. Holly Springs, PA, Gardners, PA, Dillsburg, PA, York Springs, PA, Newville, PA, Camp Hill, PA, Shippensburg, PA and more!

Boiling Springs Animal Hospital is AAHA accredited, and staffed with professionals who care.


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★★★★★ Staff are all pleasant and friendly, very caring. Our vet, Dr. Buchanan, is awesome! She's super knowledgeable, answers our questions thoroughly, takes time to go over everything, and is gentle and loving with our dog. The facility is very clean, well-lit, etc. Highly recommend.Keri Z.Keri Z. ★★★★★ Mali did an awesome job cleaning Benny’s ears. Benny tolerated the cleaning very well do to Mali’s kind touch. I feel very fortunate to have BSAH as my pets provider.Jodie P.Jodie P. ★★★★★ Dr P and all the staff are amazing. Hands down the best ❤️Janine G.Janine G. ★★★★★ Highly recommend Dr. Buchanan and her staff. They give outstanding, compassionate care.Jane G.Jane G. ★★★★★ Dr. Karen Pittelli and staff are amazing. Our 5 kiddos love their doctor!Misty J.Misty J. ★★★★★ Boiling Springs Animal Hospital is the kind of vet practice that you both:1) love so much you want to tell all your friends with fur babiesAND2) love so much that you want to keep them all for yourself!!They have THE BEST customer service. While we've been patients, they haven't had much staff turnover at all, and the team gets along really well. 👍 When we've had urgent problems, the office has gotten back to us quickly, too!Dr. Buchanan is great at anticipating your questions and providing explanations, listens carefully and is still efficient, is a very experienced vet, considers cost when she offers recommendations, and is SUCH a compassionate human. We both foster dogs and have our own and have switched everyone over to Dr. Buchanan's office! We greatly appreciate how gently she handles our one reactive dog and doesn't push him when he's scared. The whole office has absolutely earned our trust.Thanks, Boiling Springs!! ❤️Hannah B.Hannah B. ★★★★★ Wonderful staff! Very friendly and always so tentative to my pets needs. I have an anxious dog at the vet and they work so hard to make him comfortable! I truly appreciate them!MacKenzie O.MacKenzie O. ★★★★★ We have trusted BSAH with our furry kids since 2009. They have consistently provided excellent medical care for our dogs, and also proved to be a great resource over the years to help us understand their occasional behavioral issues and needs. During a recent annual exam both Deb and Amanda were thorough and compassionate with shots and blood draws and nail clipping. I highly recommend BSAH!Virginia K.Virginia K. ★★★★★ We have been customers for 9 years. Chickens, cats and dogs have been patients. Yesterday Dr. Pittelli did an amazing surgery on Ursa. Thank you 💕💕💕The Chicken W.The Chicken W. ★★★★★ Dr Pittelli does a wonderful job with our Ursa, always happy with our visits 🙂Marie H.Marie H. ★★★★★ I cannot say enough about Dr. Pitelli. I am preparing to show my ferrets and brought them for their annual rabies and distemper vaccines; however, this is not a common request (in fact, my local vet outright refused to help me), so they did not have the vaccine that I needed readily on hand. Rather than turn me away, they did everything they could to offer alternative options. Molly even spent the day calling other exotic vets in my area to find out who had what I needed. She was able to make me an appointment with one that wasn't accepting new patients and even offered to refund my exam fees so that I could be seen by the new vet without having to repay. While this was extremely kind, my schedule wouldn't allow me to make a new appointment. The next day, I received an unexpected call from Dr. Pitelli who informed me that she had ordered the vaccine with her own card, and offered to come in on her day off to make sure my girls had what they needed in time for the show. I have a lot of animals and have visited a number of vets over the years, but never have I ever had a vet go so above and beyond for me. I am beside myself with the kindness offered by this team. I wish I lived closer, because I would have Dr. Pitelli see all my animals. I know they would be in the BEST of hands. Thank you again.Noelle J.Noelle J. ★★★★★ Best vets. Compassionate, caring and committed! I would not use anyone else for my pet. Love all they do!RWRW ★★★★★ Best vets ever. Very knowledgeable. Compassionate, caring doctorslinda S.linda S. ★★★★★ They treat our pets like they were their ownDonna H.Donna H. ★★★★★ Small town America is about 20 mins from most everything. We aren't a one light tow. We don't have a traffic light. We are a 1 Stop Sign townScottie G.Scottie G. ★★★★★ My pet and I were made comfortable with the professionalism and friendliness of the staff.Susan W.Susan W. ★★★★★ Had a wonderful experience at this vets office. My kitten was seen today by Dr. Debra Buchanan for round-worm/vaccinations/general check-up. She was so warm and welcoming and made the experience so special for both of us. She took the time to explain about my kittens health and listened to my concerns without judgement. So thankful to have had the opportunity to come here today. Thank you to all of the wonderful staff members at this location for making the experience so enjoyable!Barbie F.Barbie F. ★★★★★ Very caring and wonderful care of my furbabies. Makes all the difference to me. Highly recommendMalee H.Malee H. ★★★★★ My girlfriend and I received an abandoned 6 week old kitten. Reception staff and particularly Dr. Buchanan are all phenomenal. Cannot recommend them enough!Trenton W.Trenton W. ★★★★★ Great veterinarian for my girl!!Patsy H.Patsy H. ★★★★★ Love them here! Amazing and caring.Update: we recently lost our senior kitty of 17 years. They were so kind and compassionate as we said goodbye to her.Elizabeth B.Elizabeth B. ★★★★★ I don't often post reviews, but my experience at BSAH was so exceptional I felt I should make an exception. I took both my German Shorthairs in for their first BSAH appointment - an annual exam - after leaving another veterinary clinic in the area. I noted to the examining vet, Dr. Buchanan, that my 11yr old male, Maka, had a somewhat extended and hard abdomen, but was otherwise healthy with a good appetite. Dr. B. examined Maka, agreed something was not right and performed an x-ray, followed by an ultrasound, to discover he had an enlarged spleen. After we discussed the implications of this condition on an older dog and the costs entailed, Dr. B scheduled him for surgery the following Wednesday, only three working days off. The surgery was a success, as Dr. B removed the spleen and a 9lb tumor attached to it. The subsequent biopsy proved both were benign. Maka spent only one night in the (unattended) BSAH facility, and demonstrated enough appetite to warrant releasing him to me the following afternoon. His recovery was astoundingly quick and without any complications. Nine days after the surgery, Maka was deemed fit for unlimited activities. The performance and communications of Dr. Buchanan and the rest of the BSAH staff was exceptional throughout this surgery. I can heartily endorse BSAH.Ray K.Ray K. ★★★★★ Took great care of my baby, felt like one of the family here. 💕💕Timothy T.Timothy T. ★★★★★ Great place to take your pets! No complaints.Jamie H.Jamie H. ★★★★★ Always love this very. So sensible when trading or pets. They won't fleece you for unnecessary tests and procedures.Jenny O.Jenny O. ★★★★★ Love the staff. Friendly and professional.Kate H.Kate H. ★★★★★ Our very best boy, Indiana, crossed the rainbow bridge last night after several days of fighting an agressive kidney disease. From the second he was diagnosed, we were with him pretty much from the time the hospital opened until the staff kicked us out in the evenings. Never once did the staff make us feel like a bother, always going above and beyond to accommodate and make sure our boy was comfortable. Dr. Pitelli was up front and honest, weighing her years of expertise against a money is no issue hope of recovery, providing the best care and compassion while balancing the desire not to "waste" our money or providing false hope for lucrative gain in such dire circumstances. Pitelli, Samantha, Alicia (I hope I spelled that right), Amanda, and everyone else who cared for our boy and cried with us, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.I cannot recommend this business and these people enough. Your fur babies are in the best hands here!Jelaina J.Jelaina J. ★★★★★ Been taking our furry loved ones here for many, many years!Mark W.Mark W. ★★★★★ My wife and i found a cat in our yard. We ended up taking him here to see if he is microchipped. They were super helpful and courteous the entite time.Josh M.Josh M. ★★★★★ They are very kind and professional . They were prepared to handle our needs and it’s great knowing we have found a new home for our babies. The staff here is super attentive tou will not be disappointedthomas B.thomas B. ★★★★★ Great care and affordable!Julia B.Julia B. ★★★★★ Wonderful vet. Very thorough and caring. Highly recommendPrivate P.Private P. ★★★★★ Clean and prompt with our appointment time. Staff is always friendly whether on the phone or in person!Sam WSam W ★★★★★ We are very grateful and thankful for having Kathy and her staff in caring for our kitty, Simon. They have taken the best care possible for him for the past 13 years. Kathy had always been our vet for all of our childhood pets as well and I should have known better than to not go to her first. When we rescued Simon 13 years ago from my office parking lot, all seemed well when we decided to take him to a local well known animal hospital 5 minutes away from us. They said "you have a healthy and happy 6 week old kitten". Fast forward through some health issues that were not normal, but they indicated its normal...I called Kathy for a second opinion. She pretty much knew what was wrong with just my explanations. Tests completed and confirmed...Simon had a portosystemic liver shunt. Liver shunts will not correct themselves, very expensive in going through with the surgery and very rarely end up with cat mom and dad's doing the surgery. We did the surgery! 😻 Kathy set us up with UPenn and all of their testing for surgery found him also having heart disease. The surgery was successful, but unfortunately it left him blind. Simon takes medicine twice a day; eats prescribed LD food; enjoys very minimal low protein treats and he is quite the spoiled kitty with us. He's very happy and thinks he is a person like us. We wouldn't have it any other way.Kelly L.Kelly L. ★★★★★ Great place for you pets. They were really good with my German Shepard, even with her being so anxious being there. Staff is friendly and very helpful.Shawn W.Shawn W. ★★★★★ I want to thank everyone at Boiling Springs Animal Hospital for the absolutely incredible appointment with Sako. It is not often that you find a veterinary practice who truly cares.Dr. Pittelli is amazing. She (and literally the entire staff from the front desk to the techs) took the time to work with me and especially Sako. They were patient, understanding, and kind with my boy.Picture is of the nice bed they made up for him to wake up from anesthesia with me.All of my boys will be going to BSAH from now on!Haley S.Haley S. ★★★★★ Kind, attentive, thorough, efficient. This was my first time here and I was very pleased. They truly are dedicated to pet care!M Christine J.M Christine J. ★★★★★ I had to put my beautiful 16 year old shadow down. Everybody very helpful caring. They also put my 14 year old lab down at my house 3 years ago.Missy S.Missy S. ★★★★★ They are amazing! They saved my dog performing a surgery for a blockage that her own vet couldn’t perform for 3 weeks. She wouldn’t have made it that long. Needless to say, she will be seeing BSAH from now on!! Dr. Kathy Purcell saved my dogs life and I am beyond thankful!Kendra B.Kendra B. ★★★★★ Very nice care for the animals and staff was fantasticAngela B.Angela B. ★★★★★ Very impressed with how they handled our cat Shuri! Will be bringing our cat Prince there as well! Animal lovers make the world a better place 🙂Natalie J.Natalie J. ★★★★★ So incredibly thankful for Dr. Purcell and the amazing staff here (especially Seth)! We had never been there before, but our sweet little bunny had to be put down unexpectedly today. Everyone was so kind to me and my 12 year old daughter who was very distraught. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a vet that truly cares about their furry patients!Amy E.Amy E. ★★★★★ We cannot say enough good things about Boiling Springs Animal Hospital. Our cat had an emergency yesterday and they took us right in. Ultimately, we ended up having to euthanize my boy. The care and compassion the vet and staff showed our pet and our family from beginning to end ...we cannot say Thank You enough.Christine O.Christine O. ★★★★★ Wonderful. Our vet spent time answered our questions and did not rush us away. Loved her!Clark H.Clark H. ★★★★★ Staff was very nice. Though they are not accepting new clients.Josh B.Josh B. ★★★★★ Always great service. Drive by 3 other bets; worth the drive.Josh H.Josh H. ★★★★★ Terrific, they have the most knowledgeable vets. Wonderful caring staff!Penny W.Penny W. ★★★★★ We love the veterinarian, she is very knowledgeable and helpful and takes time to talk to you !Lisa M.Lisa M. ★★★★☆ Frist time there a very nice vet.Anthony G.Anthony G. ★★★★☆ The wait can be a little long, but the staff is fantastic! So caring and friendly.Sharon W.Sharon W. ★★★★☆ Nice veterinary office and staff as well.Outdoors with T.Outdoors with T. ★★★★☆ Dr. Buchanan was lovely. Very kind and supportive. The waiting room is spacious, good for waiting dogs. The vet techs had a hard time getting a blood draw, that wasn't great. But other than that, it was a good experience for something that is otherwise very stressfulAmber B.Amber B. ★★★★☆ Very satisfied!! My dog was scared and the vet was great! She understands animals and cares about the patient#Floyd W.Floyd W.js_loader

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Boiling Springs Animal Hospital offers a full spectrum of services. Here are a few more of the services we can provide for your pet. If you have any concerns for your pet’s well-being call us to discuss your pet or schedule an appointment for an examination.

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Michele Landis

I love the Vets. Dr. Purcell and Dr. Pitelli are superior for surgery and anything you need.

Maureen Mikowski Ross

Dr Purcell and staff took excellent care of my 13 year old lab. She had to have an eye removed due to a tumor. All went well and Shadow is home living the good life!i am forever grateful for the wonderful care.

Nicole Sidesinger

This is actually the best veterinary hospital I’ve ever been to. Not only have they taken excellent care of all of my dogs but they also took excellent care of my girl Blueberry my chicken….. She had a broken foot and now she is feeling much better. Thank you guys… everyone in the office for taking care of all my babies.

Amanda Starner

The entire team works so hard to provide the best care for all pets! The vets truly do care and will always take the time to call and discuss any questions. It seems I am talking with one of the vets monthly regarding something for my dog with epilepsy and they are always happy to help!

Zoe Gelbaugh

Would not take our beloved fur-babies anywhere else… BSAH consistently goes above and beyond for our pets (aka children). We recently had to say goodbye to one of our babies- BSAH was very supportive and even sent a personalized sympathy card afterward. LOVE THEM!