PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A local animal hospital has received a national honor.

Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital has been named one of just nine Veterinary Trauma Centers in the country, as well as the only 24/7 Veterinary Trauma Center within 100 miles of Philadelphia.

“Our clients have access to board-certified specialists in every discipline,” said Bo Connell, Executive Director of Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital. “Our comprehensive capabilities, cutting-edge technology, and world-renowned specialists guarantee that the most up-to-date and advanced treatments are provided to our patients.”

According to the hospital, the criteria for designation as a Veterinary Trauma Center includes the ability to provide total care for every aspect of management of small animal care and the availability of board-certified specialists for consultation seven days a week in the fields of emergency critical care, surgery and radiology.

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