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Best Veterinarians in Philadelphia, PA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Philadelphia Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Philadelphia, PA 19125

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4.0 (45)
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4.7 (24)

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Fishtown Animal Hospital is a relatively new veterinary clinic, based in Philadelphia since April 2015. Dr. Lauren Cohn, DVM, CVA provides their canine and feline patients with vaccinations, acupuncture, laser therapies, nutritional counseling, and a variety of veterinary pharmaceutical treatments.

Philadelphia, PA 19128

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5.0 (19)
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4.5 (17)

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At Liberty Veterinary Clinic, Philadelphia Metro area families can bring in their pets for dental, surgical, and pharmaceutical care, as well as routine wellness exams. Leading the clinic is Dr. Caroline Patten, who received a VMD, as well as a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, from the University of Pennsylvania. She is particularly experienced in dental medicine, emergency care, and soft tissue surgery.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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4.5 (230)
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5.0 (31)

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Center City Veterinary Hospital, based in Philadelphia, is a veterinary practice that was founded by Michael Cohen, VMD. Dr. Cohen, who has been practicing since 2002, has experience treating traumatic injuries, metabolic issues, obstetrical emergencies, and other pet health problems. He is a member of the Veterinary Information Network, and he leads Center City Veterinary Hospital alongside colleagues Beverly Johan, VMD, and Tamara Mengine, DVM, DABVP.

Malvern, PA 19355

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3.5 (55)

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VRC, formerly known as “Veterinary Referral Center,” is a specialty veterinary hospital in Malvern, PA. They provide feline and canine patients with cancer treatment options, advanced surgical and diagnostic services, physical rehabilitation, and 24/7 emergency and critical care.

Malvern, PA 19355

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4.0 (78)

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In addition to 24/7 emergency care, the Malvern-based office Hope Veterinary Specialists has been providing a range of advanced treatment options, including pain management, surgical procedures, dentistry, internal medicine, neurology, and oncology, since its founding in 2004. The clinic comprises a large team of qualified veterinary doctors who can work with cats and dogs of any age.

Sharon Hill, PA 19079

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4.2 (26)
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3.0 (5)
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5.0 (3)

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Delco Veterinary Hospital, which has served Philly Metro pets for more than 35 years, is a veterinary clinic in Sharon Hill. Services available, besides boarding and grooming, include preventive, surgical, orthopedic, dental, and ophthalmological treatments. Dr. Linda Mapp, the practice’s owner, received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Philadelphia, PA 19114

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4.0 (38)
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4.5 (33)

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Caring Hands Veterinary Clinic, LLC is the Philadelphia-based private veterinary practice of Sajeesh Thomas, DVM. Dr. Thomas has been practicing since 2003 after he graduated from the Assam Agricultural University in India. His practice, which has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, provides Philadelphia-area companion animals with vaccinations, dental care, radiography and other diagnostic procedures, and emergency care.

Philadelphia, PA 19130

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4.6 (218)
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4.8 (178)
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4.0 (69)

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The Cat Doctor, established in Philadelphia in 1983, is a feline medical clinic. The practice’s six veterinary doctors are competent in a range of fields, including surgery, dentistry, preventive treatments, and alternative health care services, such as acupuncture. The Cat Doctor is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, and it is an affiliate of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Philadelphia, PA 19134

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4.9 (22)

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Pet Health Center is an emergent, urgent, and preventive care clinic that serves companion animals in the greater Philadelphia area. Dr. James Wilson and his son Dr. Michael Wilson are the practice’s Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, treating not just dogs and cats but also rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, and reptiles.

Philadelphia, PA 19116

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4.0 (10)

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Radbill Animal Hospital, in Philadelphia, is a veterinary office treating and immunizing pets from all over the city and the surrounding areas. Among its services are animal dentistry, laser declawing, nutritional counseling, and grooming. Dr. Steven Radbill, VMD, the practice’s owner and primary doctor, has been working as a Philly vet since 1975 when he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s veterinary program.

Blue Bell, PA 19422

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4.5 (24)

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Compassion Veterinary Clinic is a local practice helping dogs, cats, rabbits, and other companion animals. Philly Metro area families may bring their pets to the clinic for emergency care, advanced surgical treatments, or routine procedures such as spaying, neutering, microchipping, and vaccination. Compassion Veterinary Clinic has two locations, the first in Blue Bell and the second in Northeast Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, PA 19119

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4.0 (17)
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2.9 (10)
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5.0 (8)

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Allpets Housecalls can serve pets at homes throughout the Philadelphia area, including South Philadelphia, Roxborough, Chestnut Hill, Kensington, Fishtown, and Mount Airy. The mobile clinic’s veterinary doctors can provide exams, vaccinations, and euthanasia. Additionally, a range of surgical and dental procedures are available, including spays, neuters, declaws, cancer removal, teeth cleaning, and teeth extraction.

Ardmore, PA 19003

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3.5 (53)

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At Ardmore Veterinary Hospital, Philly Metro area cats and dogs receive preventive and emergency health care services in the fields of dentistry, pain management, and vaccination. Pet owners who want their companions to receive routine exams and immunizations can bring them into Ardmore Veterinary Hospital for a wellness visit. Ardmore Veterinary Hospital does not provide emergency care. Notably, the clinic is American Animal Hospital Association accredited and has been named a “Cat-Friendly Practice” by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Philadelphia, PA 19153

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4.8 (60)

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Dr. Lawrence Rebbecchi, VMD founded Philadelphia Animal Hospital in 1991, as a small practice providing medical care to family pets from all over the city and the surrounding areas. Dr. Rebbecchi, an alumnus of the University Of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, has served on the same institution’s Admissions Board. With his colleagues Dr. Kipp Chapman and Dr. Kimberly Lockhart, he provides pets with dental, ophthalmological, surgical, and behavioral care.

Philadelphia, PA 19127

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4.5 (98)
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5.0 (32)

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Animedic Veterinary Clinic, the private practice of Dr. Jennifer Jones, treats all types of pets, not just cats and dogs. Emergency service is available as well as a range of preventive treatment options. Pet owners interested in visiting Animedic Veterinary Clinic may set up an appointment through the clinic’s online scheduling system.

Philadelphia, PA 19147

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4.0 (54)

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The Pet Mechanic, founded in 2010, gives medical care to dogs and cats from all over the Philadelphia area. The practice has two offices in the city, one in Northern Liberties and the other in Center City, on South Street. Services include radiology, nutritional guidance, surgical care, and routine wellness exams.

Philadelphia, PA 19136

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Bree's Animal Hospital is a Philly clinic, founded in 1947, that treats pets from all over the city and the surrounding areas. Dr. Conrad Robjejo, a veterinary orthopedic and soft tissue surgeon, has owned and led the practice since 1990. In addition to surgical care, Dr. Conrad and his assistants provide exams, vaccinations, boarding, and grooming.

3720 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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4.5 (29)
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5.0 (17)
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4.5 (17)

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Vetter Pet Care is a mobile veterinarian service providing in-home pet care throughout Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 2016 to address the frustration of pet owners struggling to visit traditional vets, the company brings the service to the family's home. It provides four standard services which it calls General, to cover standard care, Puppy Wellness and Kitten Wellness, to ensure that they have the best protection, and End of Life Care, to ease the passing of older pets.

Compare our Top Veterinarians

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Fishtown Animal Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Liberty Veterinary Clinic
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Center City Veterinary Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19106
VRC Specialty Hospital
Malvern, PA 19355
Hope Veterinary Specialists
Malvern, PA 19355
Delco Veterinary Hospital
Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Caring Hands Veterinary Clinic, LLC
Philadelphia, PA 19114
The Cat Doctor
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Pet Health Center
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Radbill Animal Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19116
Compassion Veterinary Clinic
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Allpets Housecalls
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Ardmore Veterinary Hospital
Ardmore, PA 19003
Philadelphia Animal Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Animedic Veterinary Clinic
Philadelphia, PA 19127
The Pet Mechanic
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Bree's Animal Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Vetter Pet Care
3720 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.