PennHIP

pennHIP

Tipp City Veterinary Hospital is the only hospital in the area with two PennHIP accredited veterinarians. PennHIP is a revolutionary technique for evaluating dog’s hips. PennHIP provides an objective score that correlates to the likelihood of the dog developing Hip Dysplasia. PennHIP can be performed as early as 16 weeks and is a valuable tool for breeders, owners and veterinarians to fight Hip Dysplasia. The PennHIP method is a novel way to assess, measure and interpret hip joint laxity. It consists of three separate radiographs: the distraction view, the compression view and the hip-extended view.

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The distraction view and compression view are used to obtain accurate and precise measurements of joint laxity and congruity. The hip-extended view is used to obtain supplementary information regarding the existence of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip joint. (The hip-extended view is the conventional radiographic view used to evaluate the integrity of the canine hip joint.) The PennHIP technique is more accurate than the current standard, and it has been shown to be a better predictor for the onset of OA.

Fast facts about Canine Hip Dysplasia:

  • Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is the most commonly inherited orthopedic disease in dogs.
  • CHD is a degenerative, developmental condition, leading to painful hip osteoarthritis, stiffness, and diminished quality of life.
  • All dog breeds are affected by the disease, in some breeds more than 50% of dogs are afflicted.
  • The disease is polygenic and multifactorial.
  • The development of CHD is affected by environmental factors such as weight and age.
  • There is no medical or surgical cure for CHD.
  • CHD is a major concern for working dogs, pet owners, breeders and veterinarians.
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Christina
Christina
posted 1 week ago

Great clean facility, super friendly staff! Dr Joel was really nice, attentive and knowledgeable! Love that they have Sunday hours and that they see small pets like our guinea pig. They took great care of her and were able to get us a Sunday appointment right before closing on Saturday. Would recommend and go back.

Jacqueline Franer
Jacqueline Franer
posted 1 week ago

I really appreciated the time the doctor spent with us. Dr Jacob was very very thorough and did not rush us out. He answered all my questions and concerns and then some. I learned more from him in an hour than I did from our previous vet over the last 7 years. We decided to switch vets because we wanted to be closer to home. I am so glad we did! I highly recommend.

james rawe
james rawe
posted 1 month ago

Thank you to Dr. Jacob Mathias!! Every visit is exceptional and makes us and our fur babies feel like family. He even takes the time to warm up to our dog who is very nervous around men. Thank you to the support staff as well! I will always refer Tipp City Veterinary Hospital!! You guys are outstanding!!

Anna Burkhead
Anna Burkhead
posted 4 weeks ago

We've never felt less than welcome here and have always left feeling confident in what was explained to us and any procedure that has been done. We are never rushed and it's easy to tell that everyone here truly does care for your pets and their best interest. I highly reccomend visiting Tipp Vet Hospital for all of your pet's needs.

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