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
Housecalls by appointment

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. Marjorie van Saun
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

Dr. van Saun was born and raised in upstate New York, and attended Binghamton University for her undergraduate studies in Biology. Following college,

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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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Friendly, Caring and Professional
Sally from Philadelphia

When we moved to Philadelphia in 2000, we started taking Smithers to the Cat Hospital for his routine visits. We were always impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the vets and staff. After Smithers was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure (over 12 months ago), however, we have gained a whole new appreciation for Dr. Simpson and the rest of the VCA crew. Dr. Simpson has been a constant source of information and reassurance and is quick to respond to calls and e-mails (the willingness to communicate by e-mail, in particular, has made the entire process much easier for me). We appreciate all that Dr. Simpson and her co-workers have done and continue to do in caring for Smithers.

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.