Alison Cembalisty

Alison Cembalisty  Veterinary Assistant Ali has been in this field for over 35 years. She is a graduate of the Harcum College of Pennsylvania. She enjoys birding, outdoor photography, hiking, kayaking, and relaxing with her two dogs, Bella and Leon. 

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Traveling with your pet

Traveling with your pet

Traveling with pets can be for fun, or perhaps you have necessary trip planned.  It can be frustrating when the regulations for what paperwork, vaccinations, and health certificates you need for your pet keep changing.  It is important to research what the import requirements are for the

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What Is A Foreign Body?

What Is A Foreign Body?

This picture was posted on my practice manager’s door this past week. She and I are in the same boat; we both adopted a pair of kittens. We are finding the holiday season a challenge with our new family members.  Everything sparkly, shiny, crinkly, and ringing or

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What Should I Give My Dog To Chew?

What Should I Give My Dog To Chew?

“What should I give my dog to chew?” a question often asked by owners.  And since veterinarians are frequently faced with treating fractured teeth in dogs, it is an important question to answer properly. Let’s start with a little history . . . Wolves adopted pack-living to hunt

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Are Grain Free Diets Healthier?

Are Grain Free Diets Healthier?

Grain free dog and cat foods are being promoted on TV ads and at your local pet speciality stores, but are they really healthier for our pets?  Not according to veterinary nutritionists Dr. Lisa Freeman and Dr. Cailin Heinze from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. “Interestingly,

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Howl-O-Ween Contest! Great Prizes!

Howl-O-Ween Contest!  Great Prizes!

Email a picture of your pet dressed up and we will enter you into our Howl-O-Ween Contest!  Great prizes, including a year’s supply of Frontline to the winner!  You can also enter by posting pictures onto our facebook page.  

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The Best Dog and Cat Food

The Best Dog and Cat Food

We know you love your pet, and we know you have a tight budget.  So what is the best pet food? An ideal pet food is one that my pet loves to eat, cleans her teeth, and makes her coat shiny.  This dream diet would support her immune

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The Truth about Pet Insurance

The Truth about Pet Insurance

Let me tell you a story. My first experience with pet insurance was a bust.  The dog above and on the right (in the headlock) got ringworm on her nose when she was 2 years old.  This dog was the love of my life and I had

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Why I ride my bike to work

Why I ride my bike to work

I am almost 40 years old, and mother of two daughters, and a business owner, so you may wonder why I would put the time and effort into riding my bicycle to the animal hospital as often as weather permits. Well, it makes me a better doctor,

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