Click Here To Read A Message From Our Team Regarding COVID-19

Dearest clients and friends,

Our hearts are heavy with the impact that COVID has on you, small businesses, our nation, and our world. We ARE STILL HERE for you and your pet. In accordance with the wise stay-in-place protocols, veterinary medicine is considered a life-saving essential business. To protect our team and you, we are structured to only provide illness care and you will not be able to enter our hospital but your pet, if ill, can still receive our love and Fear Free medical care. We have put so much work into reducing our employee’s exposure (and yours) while still providing you the experience you need. You can even watch your pet’s exam through our viewing window! We have multiple ways for you to get food and medications for your pet and you can even have the doctor check them out through telemedicine at home. We have no idea how long this crisis will last but know that we are making decisions daily to work to protect our employees and clients. Please click here to look more. Stay safe – we will keep fighting for your pets. We look forward to seeing you all on the other side.

Dr. Sands and The Team at Healing Paws Veterinary Care & Pet Resort

Click here for details on what we ARE doing.

Click here for details on what we are NOT doing.

We are pleased to offer telemedicine appointments:


  • Telemedicine consults will be conducted using Zoom video chat. Clients must have internet access and either a desktop or mobile phone to conduct the video chat. Please fill out this Telemedicine History & Consent form prior to your Telemedicine appointment by clicking here.
  • To request your appointment, please click here.

Fear Free Veterinary Care

We make sure every visit is a positive experience.

Exclusive Pet Resort

Your pet enjoys a day of fun!

Life at Healing Paws is Grand!

Stop by and take a tour of our facility!

All of your pet’s needs under one roof!

We’re a full-service animal hospital in Carlisle, PA that offers so much more than just veterinary care. We know how important it is to take care of all aspects of your pet’s life. We also offer a luxurious spaw for your pet so that you can help them look and feel their best. If your pet needs some exercise or a day of fun, be sure to check out our pet resort! Let your pet socialize and make friends while you’re at work or out of town. How may we help you today?

Veterinary Care

We put your pet's health first,

Pet Spaw

Pamper your pet!

Pet Resort

Your pet's home away from home.

We go above and beyond for our patients.

Creating a more enjoyable veterinary experience and a strong client-practice relationship through Fear-Free handling methods, quality customer service, and customized patient care in both the home and clinic environment.

We are proud to have Fear Free certified professionals on our team!

What do we do to meet this goal?

  • If your pet would be more comfortable waiting in the car rather than the waiting room, let us know, and we’ll be glad to accommodate you.
  • We will attempt to bring you into the exam room a few minutes before your pet will be seen because we’d like the two of you to spend some calm time together. This will allow your pet to explore the room and relax a little first.
  • Special calming chemical signals, known as pheromones, are infused throughout our exam rooms and treatment area. Our staff also spray themselves with this same pheromones. Only dogs and cats can smell these pheromones, which they find comforting and relaxing.
  • We promise to keep our voices low and calm and never to use force to examine, test, or treat your pet. We’ll use gentle control techniques, innovative tools, and medication when necessary to ensure your pet’s emotional health isn’t sacrificed for the sake of medical care.
  • Unless it’s medically inappropriate, we’ll be giving your pet lots of treats during the visit. This is so he or she starts associating a trip to the veterinarian with good things! That will keep stress levels low. Bringing your pet into the appointment hungry can help this process along!
  • Some pets prefer to be examined up high, on the table, in your lap, in their carrier, or on the floor. We’ll go where we need to go to make your pet comfortable during the exam.
  • We’ll also use specialized distraction techniques to keep your pet focused on good experiences while we perform procedures such as injections that might cause brief stress or pain.
  • If your pet has shown signs of bad stress and anxiety before a visit to the hospital, pre-visit sedation or supplements may be recommended to help take the edge off and keep your pet happy and relaxed.

We're here for you.

Our contact information is below! Please do not hesitate to reach out for questions big and small. If you'd like to request an appointment, click here.

Physical Address

7 Wenger Court
Carlisle, PA 17015

Appointment Hours

Mon: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Boarding & Day Camp Pick Up/Drop Off Hours
Mon - Fri:
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM & 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ready to come see us?

At Healing Paws, everything we do and every decision we make is focused on what will make our patients most comfortable and what will make being a pet owner more rewarding. From the calm, soothing music we use during exams to the plush, microfiber mats we use on our exam table, to the extra time we take to answer your questions, discuss your concerns and explain all your options. Our goal is to make veterinary visits a positive experience for everyone – especially those of the four-legged variety!

Your kind words mean so much to us.

“Dr. Sands and her team are really angels in disguise. They epitomize what every veterinarian clinic should be and set a new standard of excellence for Central Pennsylvania. I’ve lived in this area my entire life and have done much rescue work over the years thus coming in contact with many veterinarians in the area. All of them lumped together still don’t come close to the love, kindness, concern, and extraordinary level of care routinely provided at Healing Paws by Dr. Sands and her team.They should get 10 stars!”

“My new puppy, Bruno is attending Puppy Day Camp. It is a wonderful program to help socialize puppies. The staff is so attentive and friendly. I get daily updates and photos. It is the best program in town.”

“My Toby’s first visit was with Gayle at the grooming spaw. He looked so handsome when I picked him up and Gayle was so lovable and caring with him. 2nd visit was day camp. This was a first for my furbaby, it was a very enjoyable day for him. Sarah was great! Next visit will be with Dr Sands, I can’t wait to meet her. The Staff are all of pleasant, lovable and caring. I’m so glad I decided to go there.”


“I credit Healing Paws with giving us three extra months with our aging lab, Mia. Their professional and knowledgeable staff helped to make Mia’s final months comfortable and anxiety-free. When the time came to say goodbye, Dr. Sands made a special trip to ease her pain. We will never forget her kindness and compassion at a very sad time. We continue to be impressed with the care they provide to our cats.”
Kim C.