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Pet Hip Dysplasia Screening

Our facilities are not only equipped to treat hip dysplasia in pets, we also diagnose Von Willebrand’s disease and recommend the most effective treatment plans available.

Hip Dysplasia & Von Willebrand’s Disease

Hip dysplasia is a deformity of the hips that occurs as your dog grows during puppyhood and commonly affects large and giant breed dogs.

The hip is what we call a ‘ball-and-socket joint.’ For the joint to work well, the ‘ball’ (or head of the femur/thigh bone) and the ‘socket’ (or acetabulum of the pelvis) need to sit together securely. This joint sits within a tough fibrous joint capsule and contains a joint fluid lubricant to help reduce friction during movement. Additionally, the surface of where the bones meet is also covered by smooth cartilage.

Von Willebrand’s disease is associated with the blood’s inability to clot well, which could cause heavy or excessive bleeding during surgical procedures and injuries.  


Closure Announcement

First and foremost, we thank you for your loyalty and patronage to Marion Animal Hospital. It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the pets of the Marion community. As of September 7, 2022, we will be closing our doors, including our grooming and boarding services.

To receive your pet's health records, please email We ask for health record requests, to please add RECORDS REQUEST in the Subject Line. You can request your pets' health records until December 30, 2022.

If you seek a new veterinarian for your pet, we recommend visiting to find a provider in your area.

Thank you again for your business and your friendship over the years. Please reach out with any questions via email at