VCA Cat Hospital of Philadelphia Staff

VCA Cat Hospital of Philadelphia

Phone: 215-567-6446
Fax: 215-567-7735
226 S. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Business Hours
Sun Closed
House calls by appointment
39.949768<--lat long-->-75.174097

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Located in historic Rittenhouse Square, VCA Cat Hospital of Philadelphia has been serving the Center City community for over 40 years. We are feline experts - our doctors and technicians pursue continuing education in feline medicine year round to stay abreast of the most current veterinary knowledge and technology. Our hospital is feline friendly and stress free, and our goal is to make each visit by our patients as gentle as possible. We strive to provide excellent patient and client care, matching cutting edge technology with compassion.

We provide a complete spectrum of medical care for all life stages, from kittens to seniors, and from wellness visits to urgent care. We are knowledgeable about the most common diseases affecting cats, including diabetes, heart disease, thyroid disease and kidney disease. 


New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your cat's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy. We're also there for you when your best friend has more complicated medical conditions.  And we provide our care in a feline-friendly, stress-free environment - in fact, we're a Gold Level Cat Friendly Practice, as awarded by the American Association of Feline Practioners.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your cat ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

VCA Cat Hospital of Philadelphia hosts some of the finest veterinarians and staff in the city. We truly exhibit "brotherly love" in our patient care and our client service. We are all cat lovers and serve as advocates for your cat's best interest. Our friendly and talented staff looks forward to meeting you and your special cat soon!

Dr. Nicola Painter
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Painter is originally from New Jersey but has called Philadelphia her home for quite some time now having moved here to pursue veterinary medicine

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Compassionate Care
Jackie from Philadelphia

I recently took my cat Harrison to the VCA after he was diagnosed with a urinary track blockage. It was the first time anything serious happened to my cat and needless to say it was an extremely stressful and emotional time. The team at VCA were all so supportive and kind from the moment I walked through the door. Dr. Simpson gave me multiple courses of treatment and explained to me, in detail everything Harrison would be going through. I had to leave Harrison there overnight, which was very hard in the moment. I knew he was in GREAT hands medically but after being emailed a picture of him resting well later that night, I knew he was in the hands of compassionate people who understand that our pets are our family. Sadly, I ended up having to put Harrison down. I can't describe how caring and supportive everyone there was when I arrived at the VCA. They knew why I was there and walked me through the steps of the appointment. They waited until I was ready. There was no rush to move onto the next appointment. I had the chance to say goodbye. After leaving the VCA, I was contacted by Harrison's doctor assuring me that I made the right decision and that she was there for me if I needed her. That gesture made all the difference in my grieving process. What a remarkable group of people they have working at the VCA.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
215-567-6446 or request an appointment.