VCA Cat Hospital of Philadelphia


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  • Best Place for Cats in all of Philly

    -Shannon from Philadelphia, PA
    Pet Name: Nico, Bastian and Ceiba

    Pet Image This is a really wonderful vet. Even though I moved out of Center City, I find myself making the trip back in just to come here because of poor experiences with local vets who seem more concerned with selling me wellness plans and products, than they do the health of my pets. They are even patient and gentle with my Tortie, who can be a real handful! I would recommend anyone with kitties come here if they want reliable, attentive, and kind people to care for their pets.

  • Wonderful Hospital

    -Margaret from Philadelphia, PA
    Pet Name: Indie

    I met the staff at the VCA Cat Hospital in an emergency situation in November 2009. My new cat sneaked into the dryer when I was airfluffing a quilt, and was quite banged up when I discovered him. I wrapped him in a towel and ran to VCA. They immediately took charge of Indie, put him in an oxygen cage, assessed him for injuries, and treated him. Fortunately, he had no life-threatening injuries, although he was badly bruised and traumatized.

    I cannot say enough about the professionalism and caring attitude of the VCA doctors and staff during this very traumatic event! Not only were they good to my cat, but they were very caring towards me. They explained all procedures thoroughly, and took time to answer questions.

    Because our cat is new and came from the PAWS shelter fully vaccinated, etc., we hadn't chosen a vet. There is no question in my mind that VCA is now "our vet" for both Indie and his mother, who came to our house at the same time.

    Thank you, VCA!

  • Friendly, Caring and Professional

    -Sally from Philadelphia, PA
    Pet Name: Smithers

    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.

  • The BEST Cat Vet in Philadelphia

    -Linda F. from Philadelphia, PA
    Pet Name: Little Rickey

    I bought my cat Little Rickey to VCA on Nov 2, 2001 on the same day I adopted him from a shelter. He was such a sick little boy but through the wonderful care of the VETS and staff I had my little guy for 7+ years. I boarded Rickey numerous times at VCA over the years and the staff treated him like the Prince he was. In fact he had so much fun he never wanted to come home when I picked him up!!

    Sadly (and what seems like overnight) he got very sick and I had to say goodbye to him on May 24, 2009. I am so thankful to the staff and especially to Dr. Simpson for being there for me and Little Rickey and for all the loving care he received at this facility.

  • Good to my Kitties

    -Katie Boyko from Philadelphia, PA
    Pet Name: Coco and Oscar

    At any given time during my childhood we had at least 30 animals around the house " so I can say that I am rather familiar with Veterinarians. However " when I moved to Philly two years ago, and began bringing my two cats to VCA Cat Hospital I experienced something entirely new " a place that EDUCATED me on the wellness of my pet. I have been given samples of different foods to test allergies, links to web sites on how to brush my cat’s teeth, dietary recommendations for an obese cat, and when I board them not only do they get to stay in a "Kitty Condo" together, I get written progress reports about their behavior. In all my years of being a pet owner " I have never experienced such a high quality of care. I will forever recommend them to anyone I meet, as I do to you today.

  • Years of great service

    -D. Golfen from Philadelphia, PA
    Pet Name: Max

    Many years ago, when Dr Susan McDonough and the staff at the Cat Hospital saved our cat Herbie's life, we knew we had finally found a good vet. So when we adopted Max in 2002, we went back to the Cat Hospital (now VCA Cat Hosptial). There we met Dr Amy Simpson and Dr Christine Bohn.

    Max has complex medical problems that prompted his former owner to bring him to a shelter. He's now our family and the love of our lives. His medical needs are complex and challenging, but the doctors and staff at VCA Cat Hospital make it as easy as possible for us to keep Max happy and healthy. Dr Simpson, who is Max's main doctor, often discusses Max's issues with us via email, even when she's not on duty. It's a great comfort to have such a caring place, where the doctors and all of the staff all love cats! We worry about Max's health, but not about the quality of his health care. We know he's getting the best.

  • Wonderful place

    -Hilary from Philadelphia, PA
    Pet Name: Percey

    The VCA Cat Hospital of Philadelphia has been a wonderful resource for our feline companion. The physicians and the staff are warm and welcoming, and they have helped us keep Percey healthy with solid preventative care as well as support during acute events. I have recommended them to all of our feline friends!

  • Love the Cat Hospital

    -Emma from Philadelphia, PA

    I love this hospital! Every member of the staff treats our cats (and us) with care and respect. We have seen both Dr. Kurpel and Dr. Simpson, and they are both amazing with our cats. Through the sadness of losing a cat, through the joy of gaining new ones, they've been compassionate, respectful, and knowledgeable. I love and trust the care they give, and wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • Saved my kitten

    -Joyce and Chris from Philadelphia, PA
    Pet Name: Marty

    Pet Image The VCA Cat Hospital is, bar none, the best facility for cat care in the city. Every veterinarian is superb and the techs and staff are compassionate and professional. They have been caring for my family's cats for two decades. Most recently, Dr. Aimee Simpson saved the life of our cat Marty, who we discovered living under a car after he'd been abandoned. He was so tiny and emaciated we thought he was a kitten. He was starving and in end-stage liver failure. One eye was glued shut with mucous from a congenital defect. He was so filthy we thought his fur was gray (he is white) and anemic from the fleas.

    Despite all this, Marty had a powerful will to live. Dr. Simpson told us his chances were slim, but that she would do her best. Within days he was improving. Within weeks he had gained much of his weight back. Now, two years later, he is the fat, happy and loving cat you see. He brings more joy into our lives than we can describe, and we can never thank Dr. Simpson and the Cat Hospital enough for giving him another chance at life.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact the Veterinary Hospital of Pennsylvania at 215-898-4685.  They are located at 3900 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.