If you’re a first-time pet parent, finding a veterinarian can feel almost as overwhelming as picking a pet itself. Fortunately, the Philadelphia area is full of exceptional options. From preventative and urgent care to grooming, boarding and in-home care, these veterinary clinics offer top-rated service.
For Emergency Care
Address: 3900 Spruce St.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited veterinary clinic at The University of Pennsylvania is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is staffed by emergency medicine clinicians and emergency/critical care specialists, as well as nursing specialists in emergency/critical care and on-call specialists. The facility is also one of nine vet hospitals nationwide that are designated as Veterinary Trauma Centers by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Address: 323 Bainbridge St.
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From posting helpful “How-To” videos to paying for your parking meter, client service is king at Queen Village Animal Hospital. In case of an emergency after hours, you can connect with the on-site, on-call veterinarian until 9 p.m. by using the online AirVet telemedicine platform.
For Boarding and Additional Care
Address: 7436 Frankford Ave.
With preventative care, urgent care and specialized services like orthopedics, allergy testing and chemotherapy, the medical staff at Bree’s Animal Hospital provides compassionate care for all conditions. Bree’s also offers grooming and full boarding services with walks three times a day.
Address: 611 S. 2nd St
For dogs that need to recover from injuries or seek relief from arthritis pain, Whole Animal Gym, or WAG, is Philadelphia’s first veterinary facility dedicated to rehabilitation and pain management. The clinic offers a wide range of therapeutic services, including acupuncture, hydrotherapy, massage and laser treatments as well as fitness sessions in a private gym or on a treadmill.
Address: 1524 S. 5th St.
This family-owned and operated veterinary clinic in the Park Hill neighborhood certifies all its professionals, from the front desk to management, in Fear Free care. It’s also AAHA accredited and offers state-of-the-art medical services, from laser therapy to senior and geriatric care, with a focus on the human-animal bond.
For Above-and-Beyond Services
Address: 966 N. 2nd St.
2nd Street Animal Hospital offers a wide range of services to help keep your animal healthy, including wellness, preventative, routine and dental care, as well as cutting-edge care like thermal imaging and laser therapy. 2nd Street also provides in-house laboratory and pharmacy services and is able to care for exotics, including reptiles, ferrets, birds and fish.
Address: 102 Jamestown Ave.
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With a focus on preventative care — including nutritional counseling — as well as in-house diagnostic testing, you can expect comprehensive medical care at this Manayunk neighborhood clinic.
Address: 1710 Fairmount Ave.
This state-of-the-art, AAHA-accredited veterinary clinic strives to provide the best possible care for your pet. The entire staff is Recover Initiative CPR certified and offers wellness, dental, surgical and geriatric care, as well as digital radiography, advanced imaging (ultrasound and echocardiograms) and an online, in-house pharmacy.
Address: 3310 Grant Ave.
Caring Hands Veterinary Clinic is another AAHA-accredited facility that offers comprehensive wellness and dental care, as well the ability to provide a faster diagnosis with high-resolution digital imaging capabilities and an in-house laboratory.
For House Calls and Mobile Clinics
Address: 265 S. 20th St.
Liberty Vet Pets prides itself on placing your pet’s needs first. The practice offers house calls, as well as multiple mobile vet clinic locations, so you can see your vet without having to drive across town. Pets also have access to full preventative, surgical and dental care.
If a trip to the vet makes your dog anxious, schedule a visit with Vetter. The on-demand mobile service makes house calls (early, late, weekend or next-day appointments) easy for regular checkups, to administer vaccines or to write prescriptions.
If you need to make the difficult decision to put a pet down, the network of veterinarians at Lap of Love Philadelphia provide palliative care and in-home euthanasia so your pet can be more comfortable at home during their final days.
From the first vaccinations to a puppy wellness check, pet insurance has you covered. Consider protecting the newest member of your family with a ManyPets health insurance plan.