VCA Delaware Valley Animal Hospital

Mike Altmeier, VMD, Medical Director

VMD, University of Pennsylvania

Biography

VCA Del Val is really where Dr. Altmeier was first introduced to this amazing profession, and he is absolutely thrilled to be rejoining the staff who taught him so much as a young aspiring veterinarian. He first worked at Del Val as a room technician and surgery assistant to Dr. Madzy, Dr. B, Dr. Morin, and Dr. Urbaniak. The tech supervisor, Jenn, introduced him to patient monitoring and pulling blood; and the office manager, Carol, introduced him to the finer points about client communication. After a few summers of employment at Del Val, a 2-week externship after veterinary school, and a cracked thumbnail from Scooter, the African Grey, Dr. Altmeier returned to VCA where it all started.

Dr. Altmeier graduated in 2009 from the University of Penn before getting advanced training at a rotating internship at VCA VRA in MD. He then returned to practice emergency and general practice at VCA Old Marple for 3 yrs. While at Old Marple, Dr. Altmeier also performed relief work at 5 local VCA practices, which gave him the opportunity to see how multiple practices operate. Most recently, he served as Medical Director at VCA Wellington. When the opportunity opened up for a similar position to return to Del Val and rejoin the team that was so instrumental in his early career, he was very excited to pursue it.

Dr. Altmeier's professional interests include internal medicine, emergency medicine, patient care, and some exotics work. He is also a strong believer in community outreach to better get to know, and cultivate relationships with our clients. In his free time, he and his wife Stephanie enjoy taking their pit mix, Jobe, on hikes and jogs in Fairmount Park, and await at the beck and call of their diva cat, Jersey.

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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 AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS: Please call us immediately at 215-946-1111

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call one of the following Emergency Hospitals immediately:

VSEC:  215-750-7884,   Located at 30 Veterans Highway, Levittown, Pa. 19056

 
Cares: 215-750-2774, Located at 2010 Cabot Blvd., Langhorne, Pa. 19047                  

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