The Colonial - - FRONT PAGE - By Gary Puleo

The next time you bring Fido or Miss Kitty to a pop­u­lar ve­teri­nar­ian’s of­fice, there’s a good chance they may be treated by an un­fa­mil­iar but friendly face.

“Start­ing on Mon­day, Trooper Vet­eri­nary Hos­pi­tal is pleased to wel­come Dr. Seth L. Cohen to our staff of vet­eri­nar­i­ans,” noted Hos­pi­tal Ad­min­is­tra­tor Wendy Uba.

A Bucks County na­tive, Cohen earned his doc­tor­ate in 2006 from the Univer­sity of Min­nesota Col­lege of Vet­eri­nary Medicine and has worked in emer­gency and re­fer­ral medicine, as well as in a small pri­vate an­i­mal prac­tice in Min­nesota.

In ad­di­tion to gen­eral and in­ter­nal medicine, Cohen has a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in gas­troin­testi­nal and re­nal dis­eases, as well as neu­rol­ogy, Uba said.

“We wel­come Dr. Cohen back to the Philly area, along with his wife, Dr. Bobowski, and their dog and two cats. Dr. Cohen looks for­ward to see­ing pa­tients and pet par­ents at Trooper Vet­eri­nary Hos­pi­tal.”

Join­ing a staff of vet­eri­nar­i­ans that in­cludes owner Dr. Michael Her­man, Dr. Dawn Goldacker, Dr. Su­san Wich, Dr. Tara-Jean Cleary and Dr. Danielle Rein­hardt, Cohen fills the void left by Dr. Ron Kraft, who founded the prac­tice in 1963 with Dr. Max Her­man and re­tired two years ago.

Co­in­ci­den­tally, Cohen comes on board at a time when the an­i­mal hos­pi­tal is cel­e­brat­ing a pair of mile­stones.

In ad­di­tion to a golden an­niver­sary, 2014 marks the 10th year since Trooper Vet­eri­nary Hos­pi­tal moved into the gleam­ing new fa­cil­ity built on the prop­erty where the orig­i­nal of­fice was lo­cated.

In 2004, Kraft noted the build­ing was specif­i­cally de­signed to en­hance furry seg­re­ga­tion, start­ing in the wait­ing area and con­tin­u­ing with the exam rooms and lodg­ing.

“You have two dif­fer­ent species you’re deal­ing with, and it’s an is­sue that has al­ways con­cerned us,” he said. “Dogs tend to be much more gre­gar­i­ous than cats, and if we can make a cat’s visit a lit­tle more pleas­ant by keep­ing him away from a bark­ing dog, we def­i­nitely wanted to do that.”

Dogs have their is­sues with fe­lines as well, he had pointed out.

“A me­ow­ing cat might an­noy a dog and get him to bark­ing more and make both the dog and cat more anx­ious,” Kraft ex­plained. “We felt this was very im­por­tant to fur­ther put the an­i­mals and our clients at ease. We’re so happy in our new home, and our clients seem to feel the same way.”

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Dr. Seth Cohen joins the staff at Trooper Vet­eri­nary Hos­pi­tal.

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