Updated Saturday Schedule starting May 2023!
Our office will be closed with modified hours of operation from 8:00am to 10:00am for some selected Saturday's.
During these affected Saturday's, our phones will be off, we will only be accepting boarding pick ups/drop offs, scheduled tech appointments, and medication pick ups! No office hours will be scheduled and there will NOT be a doctor in the office.
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Please ensure that you cat is in a carrier prior to your appointment and that your dog is on a leash!
We now have a sister office! Five Points Veterinary Norvelt is now open and accepting new small animal patients! If you are having a small animal emergency and our clinic does not have availability, please contact them at 724.423.8387. They are located at 3888 State Route 981, Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666.
We now have a new pharmacy policy! We have made the executive decision to place one of our certified technicians as our pharmacist. Her hours vary from week to week, but they will be updated periodically for your convenience. We are asking that you call 24 hours in advance for prescription refills, for our pharmacist will return your call to go over the prescription details.
Pharmacy Hours : Please refer to our Pharmacy Page!
We are accepting new small animal patients (cats and dogs)! Call to schedule an appointment! Our receptionists will give you a confirmation call the day before to remind you of the appointment time. If we happen to get your voicemail, we do expect a call back confirming before 7:00AM the day of your appointment. If you are unable to call back during our business hours, please leave a voicemail for us. If we do not hear back from you, we do have to cancel and reschedule your appointment. Our staff appreciates your confirmation greatly!
If you are feeling sick, please stay home. If your pet is having a medical emergency and you are the only one available to bring your pet here, please inform our staff of your illness so that we may take additional safety measures.
Our doors are now OPEN! When you arrive walk right in, our receptionists will check you in, then ask you to have a seat in our waiting room. When our technicians are ready for you, they will call your pet's name and proceed to escort you to an exam room.
If you have any questions, please call our office. We'll get through this together. Stay safe and stay healthy.
We are accepting reservations for boarding. If you would like your pet to stay with us, call the office at the number listed above, and we will be happy to answer any questions and make a reservation for you. You can also view our kennel and additional information on our boarding page.
After eight years of serving our community in Saltsburg, PA, Five Points Veterinary Services has moved to 117 Salem Drive, New Alexandria, PA 15670, just 10 minutes away from our original location. We are excited to offer more services, including boarding, and grow our Five Points family to better serve our clients. You can head over to the meet our team page for more information about our doctors and the rest of our team. We have three veterinarians, Dr. Heinnickel, Dr. Naumann, and Dr. Schimizzi-DeFelice, who are all committed to your pet's health and well being. The staff at Five Points Veterinary Services are very passionate about veterinary medicine and are extremely well trained. We strive to provide professional and affordable veterinary services.
At Five Points Veterinary Services, you will walk into a calm, welcoming and friendly environment so that the experience is as comfortable as possible for you and your pet. Five Points Veterinary Services offers the New Alexandria community emergency veterinary care as well as as Equine, and Large animal services. If you are new to our website, please browse around to learn about our facility and to read interesting pet articles. Click on "email us" link below to ask a question or to submit feedback. For directions to our office see our contact us page.
Remember, at Five Points Veterinary Services, we will treat your pets like one of our own!
Dr. Heinnickel was born and raised just a few miles away from the clinic on Heinnickel Farms. His love of animals led to his study of animal bioscience at Penn State University, from which he graduated in May of 1999. He then continued his studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in June of 2003. He started practicing veterinary medicine right out of school, and in March of 2007, he moved home to start his own business. “Doc,” as he's affectionately called, started out seeing primarily large animal patients, but after four years, he opened the small animal clinic. As an owner of a small business, veterinarian, and father of five children, Dr. Heinnickel rarely has much free time, but when he does, he spends it rebuilding trucks, making home improvements, and playing the drums.
Co-owner and practice manager, Teresa grew up on a local dairy farm where she was no stranger to long hours. Her love of animals and hard work ethic quickly grew into a career when she graduated from the veterinary technician program at Median School of Allied Health. She worked as a technician for 15 years before taking time off to raise her five children, affectionately referred to as the “Heinnickel Herd.” However, she could not stay away from the field of veterinary medicine, so she returned to serve as practice manager of Five Points Veterinary Services in 2011. Much like her husband, Doc, Teresa doesn't have much free time between running the practice and managing the chaos of five children. Most of her time is spent searching for new opportunities for her children and business, but on the rare night off, she enjoys relaxing with a glass of wine.
Southern girl to the core and Virginia native, Dr. Naumann graduated from Ole Miss in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in biology. She then went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chapaign for veterinary school, from which she graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. She joined the Five Points family in November of 2014. She loves working with horses and reading about all the new developments in veterinary medicine. She currently lives on Hidden Acres with her husband, Richie, their beloved dogs, Hercules and Lane, and Hereford cattle. In her free time, she loves watching college football games and reading.
Walking Encyclopedia, Lindsay, joined us in February of 2016 after finishing her externship. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Institute of Pittsburgh (V.T.I.) in March 2016 and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She loves working in Veterinary Medicine because she loves educating. She finds medicine so fascinating and it is extremely humbling to have the ability to share that to benefit animals and their families. She states, 'It is hard to pinpoint just one favorite thing about working at Five Points, but I love working in an environment where the entire staff gets along and we can collect all our different abilities to create a place comfortable to work in which makes it exceptionally easier to enjoy my passion.' Lindsay loves video games and working on small craft projects for her friends and family, she also enjoys working out/ casual bodybuilding. Of course, we can't forget about her cat Dwayne, whom is a black domestic shorthair.
The jokester of our technician team, Alexa, officially joined our practice in 2014 after completing her externship with us. She graduated from V.T.I. in December of 2014 and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She loves performing dentals and assisting with surgeries. She states, 'I love the variety of Veterinary Medicine. There is something new everyday and it is constantly evolving.' Alexa loves that here at Five Points we are a family, we support each other, learn from each other, and teach each other. She spends her free time reading, baking, and doing crafty things. At home she has two kitties, Junior and Merlot to keep her company as well.
Our newest farm girl, Amanda, graduated from Median School of Allied Health in 1999. She originally met and befriended Teresa, our office manager, when they both worked together as technicians. Amanda took some time away from work to raise her two kids, T and Amy. When Teresa reached out to Amanda in October of 2017, she decided to join the Five Points team. Much of her free time is spent with her family, and she enjoys teaching her children how to safely work with and care for animals, including dogs, cats, and the wide variety of large animals they keep on their farm.
Avid nature lover, Emily, joined our team in September of 2018. She has a degree in Animal Science from Penn State University and loves all species, but cats are her favorite. In fact, after starting at Five Points, she decided to adopt resident three-legged clinic cat, Gracie. However, her passion for animals doesn't stop with pets; she finds insects fascinating and spends her spare time studying entomology as well as reading and hiking.
Life-long animal lover, Maddie has earned her Bachelor's Degree at Penn State University in veterinary and biomedical sciences with a minor in equine sciences. She joined the Five Points team in May of 2018. Her favorite thing about working in Veterinary Medicine is all the puppies and helping animals. Her favorite things about working with us are her coworkers and of course petting those adorable puppies! When she's not working with us, she enjoys the company of her husband, Tyler, her daughter, Reagan, her son, Jackson and her pets, Penny, Benny, Dickie, and Smokey.
Born and raised in Greensburg, PA, Sarah grew up loving all animals. From a young age she knew she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated from VTI with a degree in veterinary technology, and became a certified veterinary technician soon after. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, and tending to their several domestic and farm animals. Her compassion for animals and love of medicine carry to her profession as a member of the Five Points Team.
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