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Lower Level Laser for Pets

LOW-LEVEL LASER Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) uses light to help reduce pain and inflammation and also injuries to heal more quickly. Our laser is very safe, painless to your pet and is valuable for treating many painful conditions. Virtually any disease process that involves inflammation in pets can be helped with laser therapy. One of the most common applications of laser therapy in veterinary medicine is musculoskeletal disease and injury. The laser is effective in helping injured muscles heal more quickly, as well as improving the function of muscles that have been strained because of arthritis, hip dysplasia or other injury. Dogs recovering from orthopedic surgery benefit from laser treatment, as inflammation and pain are decreased while the circulation improves. Wounds and incisions heal more quickly when treated with the laser. Most treatments take five to 15 minutes and sedation is not necessary. Generally, a typical treatment plan includes six treatments over three weeks. Additional treatments can be done if necessary.

AHDC Welcomes Dr. Audrey Zajac!

We would like to welcome Dr Audrey Zajac to our hospital! We’ve interviewed Dr .Zajac so that we all could learn more about her! Dr Audry Zajac
  • Where are you originally from?
    • Wapwallopen, PA
  • How long have you been in the area?
    • I Just moved to Harrisburg
  • Where did you/do you go to school?
    • King’s College and Auburn University College of Vet Med
  • Describe your role in the area pet community?
    • Promote and provide excellent wellness and compassionate medical care for companion animals at affordable prices
  • What would you say was the one greatest pet related, community accomplishment that you have had?
    • Participated in low cost spay and neuter program for feral and owned cats for the past 3 year
  • At what point in your life did you realize that you had such a deep connection with pets?
    • Since I was a kid on my grandparents’ dairy farm
  • List your pets and names throughout the years (including childhood ones):
    • Cat Friday
    • Cat Alley
    • Cat Gus
    • Horse Lovie
    • Pony Peanut
    • Gerbils, hamsters, rabbit
  • What kind of food do you feed your pets?
    • Hill’s
  • What is your favorite movie?
    • I can’t choose just one
  • What kind of music do you like?
    • Country, classical, some oldies
  • What was the last book that you read?
    • Eye of the Albatross
  • What is your favorite TV show?
    • Frasie
  • Where was your last vacation?
    • Arizona and the Grand Canyon
  • Describe your perfect sandwich
    • Grilled cheese made by my dad!
  • If you could meet with anyone in the world, who would it be?
    • Anyone who has the power to decrease student debt/ school tuition
  • Other personal facts or hobbies that you think might be interesting:
    • I love watching birds and plan my vacations around them!

Dr. Kepner’s Party

Dr. Kepner’s retirement party was a blast. He said his good-bye’s to clients, reminisced of days long ago, and even had some fun almost drowning his colleague, Dr. Sarsfield, in the dunk tank. Thank you all for taking time out of your busy schedules to celebrate with us. On behalf of Dr. Kepner, the Castaway Critters organization raised over $1,300 to help sick and abandoned animals and we could not have done that without you, so…Thank you. If you missed the event and would like to make a donation to Castaway Critters in honor of Dr. Kepner, please contact us to learn more or go to It is sad to bid farewell to one of our favorite doctors but now he can spend time enjoying the other things he loves to do like traveling, photography and spending time with his family. We love you Dr. Kepner and will all miss you dearly. Enjoy this time, you deserve it! HAPPY RETIREMENT! Dr. Kepner's retirement party by sign


We are excited to announce that Dr Kepner will be entering a new phase of his life. After almost 39 years of dedication to our hospital and clients, he will be retiring this spring.
Please join us in celebrating this milestone with AHDC on Sunday, April 14, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 pm.
•Silent Auction – Dr. Kepner will be auctioning off some of his awesome ties he has worn over the years in appointments
•Dunking Booth – Live out your pets’ wildest dreams by being able to dunk Dr. Sarsfield
•Cotton candy, pop-corn, hamburgers and hot-dogs will be provided All proceeds from these activities will benefit Castaway Critters Rescue
Please RSVP by March 31,2013 to the following email address so that we can provide food accordingly