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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. hershey veterinarian kepner •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 Overflow parking area will be at the parking lot across from the Manor Restaurant (formally known as Pavones)

Today is Kelly Mallonee’s last day here at AHDC!

Today is Kelly Mallonee’s last day here at AHDC! She will be missed by everyone. Kelly has been working with us since 1986. Kelly graduated from Harcum College with an degree in veterinary technology. She has been married to her husband, John, since 1985 and together they have two cats, Savannah and O’Malley and an Arabian horse named Ladda. In her free time, she enjoys riding her horse, reading, traveling and enjoying Hershey Bear’s hockey. An interesting fact about Kelly, in 2000 she was a contestant on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” Kelly mallonee last day

Special hours Friday, March 30th

On Friday, March 30th, the hospital will be closed for two hours in the afternoon. From 1 to 3 p.m. our team will be in staff education and will not be available for you, our clients. We apologize if this creates any inconvience. We will reopen the doors at 3 p.m. and will be open unitl 8 p.m., as usual. Thank you for your understanding.

Happy Retirement Katie!

It is with both sadness and happiness that AHDC wishes Katie Fishkin a happy retirement. Katie has been with the AHDC reception team for 11 years and she has decided that this is the right time for her to travel a new path. Her last day will be Wednesday, February 29th. Katie said with a smile, “I will miss it here and I will miss everyone, but I am ready.” Best wishes Katie! Rest, relax and enjoy!

Thank you for your patience!

As we shared with you in one of our blog posts last December, we are investing in our computer systems so we can better serve you at the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County. The recent update allows us to store our patient records electronically. Because of this recent change, some clients have noticed longer than normal appointments. We appreciate how cooperative everyone has been during this upgrade. As you already know, our top priority is patient care. Our new system will further build on this committment. It gives our doctors and technicians immediate access to patient records without having to pull a physical file. We are building this electronic database and scanning existing paper files, and in the near future all patient files will be electronic. These changes will ultimately benefit our clients and patients, and we appreciate your understanding as we continue to utilize all of the wonderful new capabilities of our system.  

We’re Improving!

This week marks an important milestone for our hospital. We are upgrading our computer software system. The new system ultimately will allow us to serve you better and faster. For the first few days of the transition, we are extending some of our appointment times to allow our staff time to adjust to the new system. We hope this decreases any delays in serving you, but we do expect there may be some longer wait times. Also, some of your favorite staff may be in training this week and unavailable to meet with you. We apologize ahead of time and ask for your support as we work on this critical project. Thank you for your understanding!