Tipp City Veterinary Hospital is the only veterinary hospital in the area that has a PennHIP accredited veterinarian. PennHIP is a revolutionary technique for evaluating dog’s hips. This technique provides an objective score that correlates to the likelihood of the dog developing Hip Dysplasia. Dr. Jacob can perform PennHIP as early as 16 weeks. This makes it a valuable tool to fight hip dysplasia.  It consists of three separate radiographs: the distraction view, the compression view and the hip-extended view.

We use the distraction view and compression view to obtain accurate and precise measurements of joint laxity and congruity. The hip-extended view provides additional information regarding the existence of arthritis of the hip joint. The PennHIP technique is more accurate than other scoring systems, and it has been shown to be a better predictor for the onset of arthritis.

Fast facts about Canine Hip Dysplasia:

  • Hip dysplasia is the most commonly inherited orthopedic disease in dogs.
  • Hip dysplasia is a degenerative, developmental condition. It leads to painful hip osteoarthritis, stiffness, and diminished quality of life.
  • While hip dysplasia affects all dog breeds, in some breeds more than 50% of dogs are afflicted.
  • Weight and exercise affect the progression of hip dysplasia.
  • Treatment requires surgery or intensive medical therapy.
  • Hip dysplasia is a major concern for working dogs, pet owners, breeders and veterinarians.
  • PennHip allows for identification of hip dysplasia in puppies as young as 16 weeks.
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posted 3 weeks ago

Take both my pets here. The doctors are amazing! They genuinely care and show compassion toward my fur babies. They go over every detail of my visit and answer all of my concerns. I never leave with a question unanswered. I highly recommend Dr. Joel for feline friends.

Nicole Inman
Nicole Inman
posted 1 month ago

If I could give this office 6 stars, I would! I moved to Ohio last year and couldn’t have chosen a better vet to take my dog to. Dr. Jacob is the absolute best! He clearly has a genuine sense of care and compassion for all animals. He answers all my questions honestly and it truly feels like he considers his patients as his own pets. The lodging/boarding here is also amazing! I don’t think my dog wanted to come home😄 Highly, highly recommend!

Samantha Ward
Samantha Ward
posted 2 weeks ago

I left my cat in the Tipp to tail resort area for over a week while I was out of the state and he loved it! It was also very reasonably priced and I was able to get a reservation easily. I would definitely take him again.

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